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Senate kicks against EFCC transferring forfeited assets to AGF

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The Senate has opposed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) transferring all forfeited assets to the Office of Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The EFCC director of operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, had told the Senate committee during budget defence that forfeited assets are transferred to the minister of justice.

He said the EFCC acted in line with the policy directive issued since 2019 that all final forfeited assets should be transferred to the OAGF for proper management.

The director did not enumerate on the number of assets so far transferred to the AGF office.

But some Senators yesterday kicked against the move.

Senator Abba Moro (PDP Benue) specifically said he does not see the management acumen in office of the AGF that is not in EFCC.

Moro said the assets need to be disposed off for the government to raise money to finance the budget.

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