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EFCC recovers additional N70m in Kwara

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has disclosed that it has recovered an additional N70million for Kwara State…

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has disclosed that it has recovered an additional N70million for Kwara State Government in its ongoing efforts to recover the looted funds allegedly stolen by corrupt individuals.

The Commission had in October this year handed over the sum of N112 million recovered to the Kwara State Governor,  Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in Ilorin.

Speaking in Ilorin during a television programme, the Zonal Head of the EFCC,  Isyaku Sharu said the N70million was recovered in the ongoing investigations into the spending of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS)

According to him ” We beam our search lights on political office holders,  civil servants and internet fraudsters,  you remember recently,  we handed over about N112 million cash recovery to his Excellency,  Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq,  the Executive Governor of Kwara State,  but I can tell you that our ongoing investigations into the spending of KWIRS, we have recovered additional N70million naira ”

“We came at the eve of 2019 General Elections,  we embarked on anti-vote buying, our roles on the election made the exercise to be free, fair and credible, we discovered that about N1billion naira was diverted by the some government officials, we investigated it and saved the state’s resources.

While speaking on the other achievements of the Zonal office, Sharu said, “As it is today,  we have 44 convictions in Ilorin Zonal Office, 42 of them were prosecuted on offences that borders on internet fraud other fraud related offences, we must join hands to fight the menace of internet fraud because it affects our image as a country.

“Parents, traditional rulers and religious leaders must play their roles in the fight against corruption. “

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