EFCC arrests 200 persons, secures 70 convictions in A’Ibom


By Bassey Anthony, Uyo

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Akwa Ibom Zone said that it has arrested over 200 persons and secured 70 convictions for various corrupt practices in 2019.

The Uyo Zonal Head of EFCC, Mr Dugum Garba, disclosed this while newsmen after street sensitisation campaign against corruption in Uyo on Friday.

The street walk was organised by Economic and Financial Crime Commission in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Garba said that corruption was not an easy task to be engaged by only the EFCC or any anti-graft agency to handle.

He urged the citizens especially youth to cooperate with the agency by giving information necessary to track down corrupt persons.

He urged the youths never to indulge in corrupt practices or aid those trying to engage in such practices.

Garba added that it was a social destruction that could hinder the development of the future generations.

“We had about 70 convictions in Akwa Ibom State last year…



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