Politics EFCC Recovers N5bn from Oil Subsidy Thieves



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, has disclosed that N5bn has so far been recovered from persons and organisations indicted in the fuel subsidy scam.

The #EFCC is currently prosecuting 13 different oil subsidy cases, he said, adding that investigations are on to bring other indicted persons or companies to justice.

“Investigation and prosecution of fuel subsidy cases have not been too easy for us but we are resolute in our determination to ensure that we push all those cases to logical conclusion,” he said.

He however did not provide details of the oil marketers from which the N5 billion were recovered.

First of all, I congratulate them for the recovery.

Since the EFCC did not want to name the people from which this 5bn was recovered from, I am of the opinion that the 5bn was voluntarily agreed upon by these nameless individuals to donate to the EFCC to make it seem they are working.

We gloriously put the names of petty thieves in the news but keep withholding names of these subsidy thieves. I cannot remember anytime when the UK press said "a former Nigerian governor" is on trial. They would always call his name for the whole world to know him. The first justice for any criminal is the disgrace associated with making his deeds public as well as his name.

To more pressing matters, who then takes the 'recovered' 5bn? Is this another case of collective donation that would be given to higher ranking thieves for a worthy cause, say election?

I'm allowed to think out loud joor...