Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has revealed that the commission has secured over 185 prosecutions, and that of high profile politicians involved in corruption, emphasizing on the prosecution of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Recall that Kalu had been convicted up to the Court of Appeal before the Supreme Court set him free on technical grounds.
The Chairman who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during the weekly media briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team said:
“All the known politically exposed cases that you are aware of that are in court are still in court and we are vigorously and intelligently going to sustain their prosecution.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), you have all reported it, we succeeded in securing the convictions of an ex-bank MD, Francis Atuche, he was sentenced to six years imprisonment on all 21 out of the 27 count charges. Of course it is to run con-concurrently, it involves about N27 billion.
“We have been prosecuting that matter from Oct. 16, 2009, judgement was only given yesterday (June 16).
“We are determined to continue to prosecute no matter how long it takes and no matter the amount of resources involved.
“And that is why those of us in law enforcement say it time and time again, there is no budget in law enforcement because you never can tell where it will take you, it can take you up to the six continents and back and you have to prove your case beyond all reasonable doubts.
“The case of Air Marshal Adesola Amodu is ongoing, Ibrahim Shema, Adebayo Alao-Akala, Ikedi Ohakim, Muazu Aliyu, Orji Uzor Kalu, we are going to prosecute him (Kalu) again all over after 12 years,” Bawa said.