The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, secured a total of 2220 (Two Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty) convictions across all its Commands in 2021. The figure which emerged from a review of the Commission’s performance in the outgone year, shows 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.
The Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday January 4, 2022 secured the conviction of one Sunday Ariyo Anyanfelowa, a radiographer and self - styled bitcoin and investment guru, for defrauding his victim the sum of Nine Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N930, 000.00).
The offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) and punishable under Section 1(3) all of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
The defendant who was arraigned on November 24, 2018, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine by Justice B.L Iliya of the Gombe State High Court.
It came like a Christmas gift for Diemesor Gabriel, 21-year-old student of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, when on Friday December 24, 2021, Adesola Amusan, an Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, presented him with a bank draft of N326,000 (Three Hundred and Twenty-six Thousand Naira).
Gabriel had in September petitioned the EFCC over the illegal withdrawal of N326,000 from the N600,000 scholarship grant paid into his account.