Anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it secured a total of 3,785 convictions across all its Commands in the country, in 2022.
The figures released on the EFCC’s official website on Wednesday, January 4, shows a 70.5% improvement over its record for 2021. It also represents a 98.93% success rate in prosecution given that the Commission lost only 41 cases, representing 1.07% within the period.
As it was in 2021, the Lagos Command of the Agency recorded the most convictions – about 765, closely followed by the Ibadan Command with 573 convictions and the Port Harcourt Zonal Command- 567, while the headquarters in Abuja recorded 314 convictions.
The conviction secured by the Commission in 2022 is the highest by the EFCC since its inception.
In 2015 when Buhari was elected, EFCC recorded a total of 103 convictions. This climbed to 195 convictions in 2016, the first full year in office of the Buhari administration, according to the EFCC review.
The figure improved to 312 in 2018, 1280 in 2019, dropped slightly to 976 convictions in 2020, the year of covid-19, then moved up to 2220 in 2021.
The percentile improvement of the EFCC convictions in the seven years of the Buhari administration from 103 to 3785, is over 3574.8%.