Death Threats Won’t Stop Me, EFCC Will Prosecute Orji Kalu, Others – Bawa

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said threats to his life won’t stop him from prosecuting many pending cases under trial.

 

The EFCC chairman stated this Thursday while addressing journalists during the weekly ministerial chat at the State House in Abuja.

He revealed that the commission will restart the prosecution of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.

He disclosed that since his first 100 days in office, the anti-graft agency has been working on a number of proactive strategies including a special control unit against money laundering, established particularly to address non-designated financial institutions including car dealers, real estate, jewelry dealers, among others.

The EFCC chairman expressed confidence that when the special control unit is fully established, corruption will significantly decline in the country.

He added that the agency is equally working towards the development of a biometric ownership database to address money laundering.

He revealed that since his assumption, a number of recoveries have been made including N6billion, $161million, £13,000 pounds, €1,730 among others.

Internet fraudsters numbering 1,502 have also been apprehended between January to June 2021and efforts are underway to file about 800 of them. A hundred cases will be filed in court.

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