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Nigeria only country to recover stolen funds abroad, says former EFCC boss

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Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu. Photo: Herald

A former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has stated that Nigeria is the only African nation to recover stolen money abroad.

Ribadu spoke at an anti-corruption townhall meeting, entitled “A spanner in the wheel of corruption,” organised by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation and held in Abuja on Monday.

According to him, the nation’s anti-corruption body must be ready to fight corruption where they have made remarkable progress.

“Nigeria is the only country that has successfully recovered stolen money taken abroad. Other countries in Africa and other places have tried but they never succeeded,’’ he said.
He decried the high rate of corruption in the country, pointing out that Nigeria had the highest number of corruption cases in the world, which is “probably bigger” than cases in all African countries put together.