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Sympathizers protest as EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Sapele

Sympathizers protest as EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Sapele

  It was end of the road for 11 suspected internet fraudsters as they were arrested at their hideout in an early morning raid in Sapele, Delta State on Saturday 14, 2019 by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office. The surprise raid in the wee hours of the day which was based on intelligence ... Read More »

Diezani $40m Jewellery: Court adjourns to Sept 10

Diezani $40m Jewellery: Court adjourns to Sept 10

  Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday, September 2, 2019, further adjourned to September 10, 2019 ruling on the final forfeiture of Diezani Alison Madueke’s jewellery and a customized gold iphone all valued at $40M. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on July 5, 2019 secured the interim forfeiture of ... Read More »

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a notice of appeal against the ruling of Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos which on August 29, 2019 discharged and acquitted Dudafa Warripamo-Owei, a former Special Adviser to a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and Joseph Iwejuo, a banker, who were both being prosecuted by the EFCC ... Read More »

FBI List: EFCC arrests one of the most wanted suspects in Ilorin

FBI List: EFCC arrests one of the most wanted suspects in Ilorin

  The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu says one the most wanted suspects by the Federal Bureau of investigation, Oyediran Joseph, has been arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital for his roles in internet fraud. Mr Magu disclosed this on Friday in Ilorin on Friday 30th of August 2019 at a press ... Read More »

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

  *L-R: Atiku, Obasanjo* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has extended its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library on August 8 to authenticate the claims by one of those under probe that ... Read More »

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

  A group of lawyers have alleged that operatives who attempted to search the Epe country home of ex-governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday plotted to plant foreign currency there with a view to implicating him. The lawyers, Fatai A. Adebanjo, Busari M. Olanrewaju and  Samson K. Okuneye made the allegation on Tuesday in a jointly signed press ... Read More »

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday raided the Epe, Lagos residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged N9.9billion fraud. Operatives of the agency also raided the Epe home of the former Chief of Staff to the ex-governor. The agency had earlier secured a court order ... Read More »

Magu Urges Students to be agents of change

Magu Urges Students to be agents of change

By Owolola Adebola The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged Nigerian students to uphold the right values of discipline, accountability, and shun every act of criminality. Magu stated this on Friday, August 16, 2019 when he received executive members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, who paid a courtesy visit ... Read More »

No N9.9b traced to my account-Ambode

No N9.9b traced to my account-Ambode

… Greets Buhari, APC, Lagosians For Sallah The immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, FCA, has cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him. The former governor said no account of his contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the ... Read More »

EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

  *Atiku Abubakar* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a money laundering charge against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election. The anti-corruption agency accused Osagie of laundering $2million ahead of this year’s general elections in which Atiku contested against the All ... Read More »

EFCC Hands over Badeh’s Forfeited Property to North East Development Commission

EFCC Hands over Badeh’s Forfeited Property to North East Development Commission

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, handed over a 13 bedroom, one-storey building and a basement, forfeited by the late Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, to the management of North East Development Commission, (NEDC). The property was forfeited on the order of the court, following diligent prosecution of ... Read More »

Maurice Iwu Remanded In EFCC Custody Over N23.29 Billion Bribery Scandal

Maurice Iwu Remanded In EFCC Custody Over N23.29 Billion Bribery Scandal

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday ordered that Professor Maurice Iwu, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till Friday when his application for bail will be heard. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the former INEC Chairman before Justice ... Read More »

Breaking: Court orders freezing of accounts linked to ex-Gov. Ambode over alleged N9.9bn fraud

Breaking: Court orders freezing of accounts linked to ex-Gov. Ambode over alleged N9.9bn fraud

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn. The funds are domiciled in First City Monument Bank, FCMB, account number 5617984012; Access Bank account number 0060949275 and Zenith Bank account number 1011691254, respectively. Justice Chuka Obiozor gave the order, following an ex-parte application ... Read More »

8th Assembly Frustrated Magu’s Appointment – Alaafin

8th Assembly Frustrated Magu’s Appointment – Alaafin

  By Owolola Adebola The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has attributed the failure of the last National Assembly to confirm the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as a way of hiding the ‘skeleton in their cupboard’. The first class monarch made the declaration in his ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Businessman for N6m Fraud

EFCC Arraigns Businessman for N6m Fraud

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on July 30, 2019 arraigned Magaji Mijinyawa and Shehu Mahamoud before Justice Darius Khobo of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna on a four-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. One of the counts reads: “That you, Magaji Mijinyawa and Shehu Mahmoud ... Read More »

Kwara Director, 6 Microfinance Bank MDs arrested over Alleged N2bn SME fraud

Kwara Director, 6 Microfinance Bank MDs arrested over Alleged N2bn SME fraud

  By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested Segun Soewu, Director General, Kwara State Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, over an alleged N2billion fraud. Also arrested are Ogudu Samuel of Brightway Micro Finance; A.K. Imam of Magajingari of Micro Finance; Adeleke M.S. of Sincere Micro Finance Bank; Yusuf Muideen of ... Read More »

I’ll Continue to Fight Financial Impunity- Magu

I’ll Continue to Fight Financial Impunity- Magu

By Owolola Adebola The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that he would continue to fight financial impunity as he vowed that perpetrators of any form of corruption, regardless of religion, tribe or political affiliations will not go unpunished. Magu stated this on July 23, 2019 during a current affairs programme, the ... Read More »

Prof Sagay wrong, Senator Akpabio has no case at the EFCC- APC

Prof Sagay wrong, Senator Akpabio has no case at the EFCC- APC

  Senator Akpabio* The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disproved claims by Prof  Itse Sagay that Senator Godswill Akpabio, a Ministerial nominee has a case to answer before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). APC’s position was conveyed in a statement by Hon. Nkereuwem Enyongekere, Publicity Secretary of  the Akwa Ibom state Chapter of the party. The statement read: “We ... Read More »

Magu Decries UK’s Slow Action on Diezani, Pledges Stronger Ties with Interpol

Magu Decries UK’s Slow Action on Diezani, Pledges Stronger Ties with Interpol

  By Onyeka Ajumobi Onoche The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has expressed sadness over the slow pace of action from the government of United Kingdom, (UK) on the corruption case, involving former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Diezani, who is in UK is being prosecuted by the UK government on issues of corruption, ... Read More »

EFCC arrests Facebook hacker

EFCC arrests Facebook hacker

  BY ONEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office have arrested a notorious FaceBook accounts hacker, Okohwan Kelvin. He was arrested recently in Warri, Delta State. His arrest followed a discreet monitoring of his online activities, based on complaints from members of the public alleging that he hacked and took over their ... Read More »