The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said the commission secured 340 convictions for various offences within the last six months
He stated this, on Tuesday, at the project launch on law enforcement and public engagement in Abuja.
Magu, who was represented by the EFCC’s Secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega, refuted the claim that the commission recorded only a few convictions in its operations, adding that EFCC recorded more convictions than any other anti-graft or sister agencies in the country.
The EFCC boss said that the successes recorded depended on the court because the commission did not have control over the activities of the court.
He said the responsibility of the commission was to investigate and charge suspects to court, and it was left for the court to determine the fate and whatever the court decided has always been the final.
“We do not have the control over the court. What happens in the court is beyond the control of EFCC,” he said.
Magu also said the commission recovered billions of dollars stolen funds from unscrupulous individuals.
He added that EFCC had a robust platform in conjunction with Interpol to track down corrupt persons, stressing that there was no safe haven for scrupulous persons in the country.
The EFCC boss, therefore, called for synergy among anti-graft agencies.