EFCC secures 65 convictions in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

From January to December 15, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was able to secure 65 convictions of financial fraudsters in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

This was disclosed to newsmen on Friday by Mr Aliyu Yunusa, the Sokoto Zonal Commander, during the commission's annual celebration of its achievements in Sokoto.

According to Yunusa, the zonal command has achieved more convictions than its target of 50. She credited the efforts of staff, assistance from sister organizations, community organizations and individual citizens for the results.

He pointed out that the most common types of cases reported involved impersonations, using someone else's National Identity Number (NIM) as a substitute, accepting stolen money, copying ATM machines to withdraw third-party money, and defrauding ATMs. people by making false pretenses.

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“The main celebration is that within a year we have stopped several crimes, uncovered numerous frauds and recovered money from fraudsters.

“The meeting was to encourage workers by showcasing achievements and challenges with the hope of improvement in the coming year,” Yunusa said.

According to him, the zonal office is facing challenges in manpower and training of personnel in the field of specialized cybercrime as fraudsters are using modern ways to defraud people.

“If incidents occurred, we look at them with a forensic eye to close loopholes and expedite investigations; therefore, more refinement is needed,” the commander added.

He reaffirmed that the committee would continue to work together to combat crime at all levels with community development clubs, NYSC, zero corruption tolerance groups in schools and other CBOs.

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He thanked the media for their continued support to the command and directed them to intensify their efforts to raise public awareness of EFCC initiatives and fraud in general to ultimately put an end to all illicit financial transactions .

Heads of state and federal agencies and representatives of community organizations attended the event.

(NAN)

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