The Zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Rivers state, Ishaq Saliu, says over N1 billion was recovered from looters of public funds between January and September 2016, with 24 convictions. This was disclosed as he addressed Niger Delta youths who yesterday staged a protest to the commissions office over the current investigations into the $15 million found in four company accounts linked to former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
The youths alleged the investigation was selective, in his words:
“There is nothing selective in the cases of EFCC. We are professionals to the core. Once an allegation is made, before somebody is even invited, the invitation is the last leg of our cases. Bank documents and things we need to inquire would have been gotten. Port Harcourt Zonal office alone, this year, has 24 convictions and recovered over a billion naira”