EFCC convictions across all its commands in 2022 hit a record 3785 (Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five), representing 70.5% improvement on previous year (2021) and a 98.93% success rate in all its prosecutions.
The figure emerged following a review of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s performance in 2022.
With a mere 1.07% negative in all its prosecutions, the Commission lost only 41 cases within the period under review.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Command of the EFCC replicated its 2021 performance to record the most convictions, which data from the agency put at 765. The Lagos Command was closely followed by the Ibadan Command, which recorded 573 convictions; and the Port Harcourt Zonal Command with 567 convictions.
The EFCC headquarters recorded 314 convictions.
The conviction secured by the Commission in 2022 represents the highest since its inception, and sustains an upward trajectory which began shortly after the emergence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In 2015, EFCC recorded a total of 103 convictions. This shot to 195 convictions in 2016, the first full year in office of the Buhari administration. The figure improved to 312 in 2018, 1280 in 2019, dropped slightly to 976 conviction in 2020, the year of covid-19, then moved up to 2220 in 2021.
EFCC says the percentile improvement of the EFCC convictions in the seven plus years of the Buhari administration from 103 to 3785, is over 3574.8%.
Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, praised EFCC personnel for their industry and dedication, despite the challenges of criminal prosecution in court. He gave the assurance that the Agency would continue to motivate all categories of staff for greater efficiency by building capacity and offering other necessary incentives.
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