The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has secured a total of 2220 convictions across all its Commands in 2021.
Head Media and Publicity Wilson Uwujaren in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday indicated that the figure emerged from a review of the Commission’s performance in the outgone year.
He said the figure also indicated that the Lagos Command of the Agency recorded the most convictions-481, closely followed by the Ibadan Command with 324 convictions, while the Port Harcourt Zonal Command had 230 convictions.
Explaining further Uwujaren pointed out that the convictions secured by the Commission in 2021 is the highest by the EFCC Since inception.
“Before 2021, the highest record of conviction by the Commission was secured in 2019 with 1280 convictions.
“The 2220 record of 2021 is a 127.5% improvement over the 2019 record.
“Interestingly too, the 2220 record represents a 98.49% success rate in prosecution as the Commission lost only 34 cases during this period”
Commenting on the performance, the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, commended the personnel of the Commission for their industry and dedication despite the challenges of criminal prosecution in court.
He assured that the EFCC will continue to motivate all categories of staff for greater efficiency through capacity development and other incentives.