The more I prosecute people, the more I recover money, but the more problem we face – According to EFCC Chairman

Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has offered insights into the difficulties the organisation faces in its continuous attempts to battle financial crimes and corruption in Nigeria, according to a report published by Arise News on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. In her remarks on Tuesday, Olukoyede stressed the value of respecting due process and showing consideration for those who are in court, particularly former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Addressing concerns surrounding Bello’s impending trial, Olukoyede assured that the EFCC would extend requisite courtesies to him, highlighting the agency’s commitment to fairness and transparency in its legal proceedings.

Furthermore, Olukoyede shed light on the EFCC’s reform agenda, highlighting the establishment of a Fraud Risk Assessment and Control Department. Through this initiative, the EFCC has initiated probes into various government agencies, including the presidency, National Assembly, judiciary, and the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), among others.

He said, “We have begun with the State House because we believe it is not a place we cannot go to. We met with the president recently, and he asked us to go and do our work. And we wrote to his Chief of Staff to furnish us with the process of awarding contracts and within a week, he replied

We also wrote to the National Assembly to furnish us with the process of awarding contracts and the cars they buy and, surprisingly, they replied. The same thing with the Chief Justice of the Federation.

“It is not about the investigations and the convictions we have secured but about the source of this crime. The more I prosecute people, the more I recover money, but the more we face this problem.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>


  1. These rogues: Yahaya Bello & the like need to be grilled to rock bottom to serve as deterrent to other arrogant eggheads who see themselves above the law even if they’re serving cabinet members
    The Armed forces don’t have the ikipmen to see 20km radius, then who are they protecting?
    You have bandits kidnapping thrice or more per day at fangaltama btw danbaza & Mai inchi. This point is flanked by strong army check points & it’s same that is used for collecting Ransome. The enclave of the bandits is behind bakolori Dan just 4km from Maradun the hometown of minister of state for defense who is a bench warmer in Abuja.
    I feel irked when I see how.
    Tinubu so trusted him so close to him.
    It’s pathetic how ministers make a monkey of President. Even during the time Gen Mansur Dan Ali, as a minister, that’s how bandits molested his village.
    Rebuild roads with proceeds of loots recovered like Burkhina Faso who built 52,000km tarred roads in two years. Cordoso is trying. Hank on. If you could coopt Major Almustafa into your govt, most problems are solved.
    Buhari couldn’t prosecute Emiefele bicos he’s not a corporate person. Please remain focussed & ride on EFCC chairman.

  2. Well done efcc chairman,this is fantastic reformation, Nigerian are behind you with their prayers, know corrupt politicians who go on punish.yaya bello must not go on punish and others

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