The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) announced Monday that the number of cases registered in the first quarter of this year increased by two percent.
According to the graft watchdog, 162 cases were submitted to the commission in the first three months of 2018. ACC had also taken the initiative to investigate 118 other cases, bringing the total amount to 280. The number of cases registered in the same period last year were 274.
ACC stated that it decided to conduct investigations into 248 of the cases, the same amount as last year.
The commission added that it had received 16 cases which fall under the jurisdiction of other institutions, and the cases were handed over accordingly. ACC had received 20 similar cases in the previous year.
Furthermore, by the end of March, the graft watchdog had rejected 36 cases that did not fall under their mandate or due to lack of sufficient data. In 2017, ACC had rejected 34 cases in the same period.