Corruption and Underdevelopment

EFCC hands over equipment, accoutrement recovered to military

By Paul Michael

Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Has handed over some military equipment and accoutrement recovered by its officials to the Nigerian Military High Command.

Spokesperson for the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, saying the Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who was represented by the Head of Operations, Headquarters, Assistant Commander of the EFCC ACE II, Michael Wetkas, handed over the materials at a ceremony that was held at the Commission’s Zonal Command in Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday.

He listed the items handed over to include 7 ballistic jackets with plates, 1 ballistic jacket without plate, 3 flotation jackets, 5 pieces of plates and 6 pieces of helmets.

Others are 9 pieces of camouflage T-shirts and 30 sacks containing web equipment.

According to him, the equipment and accoutrement were recovered from a contractor, who supplies military equipment to the armed forces.

“Assistant Commander of the EFCC ACE II Michael Wetkas who stood in for the Executive Chairman commended the longstanding collaborative relationship between the Commission and the Nigerian Military.

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“He explained that the items were recovered from a contractor who supplies military equipment, stating that they were voluntarily handed over to the Commission in the course of an investigation. He said it was important to hand over the equipment directly to the military to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands,” Uwujaren said.

Col. A.T Bitiyong, who received the items on behalf of the Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison, expressed appreciation to the EFCC for the mutual relationship between the military and the Commission.

He assured the Commission that all the equipment will be delivered to the appropriate quarters.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Abuja Zonal Commander, ACE II Adeniyi Adebayo, Head Special Investigation, ACE II Goji Mohammed, CSE Junaid M. Sa’id and the Commission’s Exhibit Keeper, CSE Salawu Abdulrazaq.

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