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The Enugu government receives residences, transmission equipment and other recovered assets from the EFCC

Apr 25, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) handed over recovered assets from convicted fraudsters to the Enugu State Government during a ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja. Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah received the properties on behalf of the state government.

In his remarks, EFCC chairman Ola Olukoyede traced the journey of recovery back to 2007 when the commission initiated the prosecution of the fraudsters. He highlighted the official handover of the properties to the people of Enugu State and emphasized the mutual relationship between the federal government and states in governance.

The recovered assets, including houses and transmission equipment for radio and television stations, were forfeited to the federal government after the looters were successfully prosecuted. Mr. Olukoyede underscored the significance of returning these assets to the state government, showcasing the benefits of good governance.

Governor Mbah expressed gratitude for the handover, acknowledging the efforts of the EFCC in ensuring that the people of Enugu State reclaimed their assets. He particularly thanked President Bola Tinubu for facilitating the return of the forfeited assets to the state. Governor Mbah commended the EFCC chairman for strengthening the institution and cautioned against attempts to undermine its work.

The ceremony marks the closure of a journey that began years ago and symbolizes the restoration of assets to their rightful owners. It highlights the collaborative efforts between the federal government and states in combating corruption and promoting good governance.

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