In early October, two Nigerian anti-corruption agents were themselves jailed for accepting bribes. Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said that the officers had been found guilty after a two year investigation. The convicted agents had demanded the bribes, which were revealed following a sting operation, from a local politician to stop a planned investigation. Despite the relatively low value of the bribes, thought to be about $630 (£390), the pair have been sentenced to five years in prison.