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C’River-born detective bags award for securing highest convictions in 2023

By Inyali Peter

The Ibadan command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented an award of Excellence to its Cross River-born Detective, Dr David Nkpe, for securing first place in conviction in the year 2023.

Nkpe who took to his Facebook wall to admonish his friends to partner with God in order to live a life of purpose celebrated the award of excellence and certificate of commendation from the commission expressing optimism that his achievements are signs of many things to come.

While assuring that the award will spur him to even do more, he commended his team for their support and urged them to strive to better the records they’ve set.

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“My mission to the ancient city of Ibadan seemed daunting yet at the end of the day it was surmountable. A simple assignment just became a mission and God led the way as always. The awards are just a sign of the many good things to come. God is faithful and He alone is worthy of praise,” parts of his Facebook post reads.

The EFCC detective maintained “I thank my team (the Versatile Team EGS Ibadan) for working very smartly and not only winning big but setting a global record. Even at that, we will continue to scale new heights. To me, it is both a pleasure and a rare privilege to have been guided by God and His Mighty Hand to mentor a team of dedicated men and women. Congratulations officers.”

A regular award-winner, Dr Nkpe holds a record-setting First Class Honour degree from the University of Jos (UJ) from where he joined the service of the EFCC more than 16 years ago.

He hails from Utugwang in Obudu local government area of Cross River State.

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