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Senate queries transfer of forfeited assets to AGF’s office



The Nigerian Senate on Monday queried a coverage directive that stipulates the switch of all forfeited property to the Workplace of the Legal professional Basic of the Federation.

Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Monetary Crimes faulted the coverage on forfeited property and recoveries of proceeds of crime and the facility granted the AGF’s workplace to handle similar.

A member of the Committee, Senator Abba Moro on the 2022 price range defence raised the question saying it was incorrect for the AGF to be the custodian of forfeited property, which he added, wasn’t the apply wherever on the planet.

The lawmaker submitted that property recovered ought to have been bought to generate funds for price range financing, questioning what these property must be doing in Legal professional-Basic’s workplace, significantly that the federal government additionally spent cash to recuperate the property.

Earlier, the Director of Finance, Gamma Joda Mohammed who represented the Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Fee Fee (EFCC) revealed that the coverage that compels the anti-graft company to switch recoveries to the AGF’s workplace has been in existence since 2019.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Committee on Anti- Corruption and Monetary Crimes, Senator Sulaiman Kwari mentioned the EFCC Invoice on Asset Administration presently earlier than the Nationwide Meeting is aimed toward addressing the abnormality within the administration of the ultimate forfeited property of crimes.


Kwari decried the poor funding of the company by the Federal Authorities through the years, stressing that the company would do extra with satisfactory funding, promising that they may enhance their 2022 price range.

The Director of Finance of the Fee whereas defending the 2022 price range proposal mentioned the whole fund proposed for the company in 2022 is N31. 3 billion of which N25.8 billion is earmarked for personnel value, N3.6 billion for overhead whereas the sum of N 1.8 billion is for capital expenditure

The Director of Operations of EFCC, Mr Abdulkarim Chukkol who additionally spoke on the operation of the Fee, mentioned EFCC solely has 15 workplaces throughout the Federation together with the headquarters in Abuja.

Additionally, the Impartial Corrupt Practices and different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) headed by its Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN) defended the Fee’s price range earlier than the committee.

Prof. Owasanoye mentioned the whole price range proposed for ICPC in 2022 is N12.9 billion of which N9.8 billion is for personnel value whereas the sum of N1.8 billion is for capital expenditure.

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