Anti Graft Agency recovers 70 million Naira for Kwara State

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has disclosed that it has additional 70 million Naira for Kwara State Government in its ongoing efforts to recover the looted funds allegedly stolen by corrupt individuals.

The Commission had on the 11th of October 2019 handed over the sum of 112 million Naira recovery to the Kwara State Governor,  Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in Ilorin.

The Zonal Head of the EFCC,  Mr Isyaku Sharu said the 70 million Naira 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 one hundred and twelve million naira 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 seveenty million 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 one billion naira was diverted by the some government officials,  we investigated it and saved the State’s resources.”

Speaking on other achievements of the Zone, the Ilorin EFCC boss said ” As it is today,  we have 44 convictions in Ilorin Zonal Office,  forty two 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,”

The Ilorin Zonal Head of the anti graft body however appealed to the people of Kwara,  Kogi and Ekiti States to continue to partner with the EFCC by giving relevant information that would assist the Commission in the discharge if its responsibilities.


Confidence Okwuchi