Adoke accuses EFCC of plot to plant incriminating document, cash in his home

Former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in search of evidence to indict him, is plotting to plant incriminating document, cash in his Okenne home, in Kogi State. The immediate past AGF and Minister of Justice made the allegation in a statement by…

Malabu oil deal: I acted on Jonathan’s instructions – Ex-AGF, Adoke

Ex-Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has insisted he acted on former President Goodluck Jonathan’s instructions, as it concerns the Malabu oil deal. He also said he was aware of plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to raid his house in Okene, Kogi State. Adoke said this in…

Why EFCC will continue to lose cases – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), will continue to lose cases because the anti-graft agency arrests people “without proper and thorough investigation”. In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose went on to condemn the continued detention…

No Owner Yet For $43.45m Cash Seized From Ikoyi Apartment, Lagos State

  The record $43.45m  cash haul ever seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may well be a manna from the heavens for the Nigerian government. Forty eight hours after, no one has come out to claim the money. All the three persons speculated as possible owners have all denounced the claims. Esther Nnamdi-…

BDCs vindicated by discovery of money in Lagos, says Gwadabe

Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) said that the discovery of huge sums of money in Lagos has vindicated its members. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, Gwadabe said that ABCON was saddened by the development, but added that……

EFCC raids: War against corruption is winning, says ex-PENGASSAN spokesman

The Federal Government’s anti-graft war has received a fillip from a one-time spokesman for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Mr Oluwaseyi Gambo. Gambo scored the administration’s war against corruption very high, citing the ongoing raids of homes and business premises across the country and recovery of stolen public funds……

We Will Continue This War Against Corruption – Ibrahim Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated his commitment and that of the agency to fighting corruption in the country. Ibrahim Magu who has been rejected twice for the EFCC top job made this known yesterday, April 13th while addressing staff of the anti-graft agency after the……

Whether they like it or not, corruption fight will go on –Magu

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed to continue the fight against corruption no matter who may be offended. Magu stated this when he addressed staff of the commission in an interactive session to mark EFCC’s 14th anniversary. He said, “We will continue to fight corruption whether anybody likes…

‘We will continue to fight corruption whether anybody likes it or not’ – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed to continue his fight against corruption irrespective of those affected. Magu made the remark on Thursday during an interactive session with staff of the commission to mark its 14th year anniversary. The anti-graft agency boss declared that the commission was determined…

Former PDP chairman, Mu’azu insists he sold building where EFCC found $50million

Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, has admitted that the building where operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found $50million, was actually built by him. Mu’azu had initially disowned the Lagos apartments, where the monies were discovered. However, in a statement released on Thursday, the former Bauchi Governor…

Amaechi owns N5bn cash found in Lagos residence- Fayose’s aide

The controversy trailing the discovery of about N5billion cash in a highbrow Lagos residence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has widened with claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aide, Lere Olayinka, that the cash haul belongs to Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transport. The recovered monies which…

Ex-PDP CHAIR MU’AZU: Yes I built apartment where EFCC found N18bn stash but…

A former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu has admitted a connection with the Ikoyi property where the EFCC discovered about N18billion Naira in cash on Wednesday. Mu’azu in a statement on Friday, explained that he actually developed the property using a bank loan, but thereafter sold the individual flats to…

EFCC must retract statement before Ashinze’s trial resumes — court

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, says that EFCC must retract an offensive press statement against Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, before the trial can resume. The judge made the declaration at the resumed trial of the case in Abuja on Thursday. Kolawole on March 21 stopped……

Obasanjo’s Corruption Narratives

By Jideofor Adibe… In a lecture in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on “The Role of the Church in the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria”, the former President and military Head of State was quoted as saying that despite all the efforts in the fight against corruption in Nigeria, including enacting anti-graft laws, the scourge seemed to…

EFCC will prosecute corrupt INEC staff, 2019 must be different – Magu

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has vowed that the Commission will prosecute all staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Indicted for corruption in the conduct of the 2015 general election. “We are already prosecuting some of the INEC staff, we have started in Lagos and we are in…

EFCC raids company owned by Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola

​Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, raided ​a​ facility​ being developed by former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola, in Otakeme, Bayelsa State. No reason was given for the raid, though the company premises was searched by the operatives on the suspicion ​that ​they would find hidden cash. ​S​pokes​man​ of…

Court orders forfeiture of Ikoyi stash uncovered by EFCC to FG

The $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from a home in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, has been placed on temporary forfeiture to the Federal government. This was based on a Thursday Federal High Court ruling in Lagos, which ordered that the money be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government….

EFCC must retract statement before Ashinze’s trial resumes — court

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, says that EFCC must retract an offensive press statement against Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, before the trial can resume. The judge made the declaration at the resumed trial of the case in Abuja on Thursday. Kolawole on March 21 stopped……

Ex-PDP chair Mu’azu linked to property EFCC found N18bn cash

A former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party has been linked to a building in Ikoyi where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made a humongous find of cash in hard currencies amounting to about N18billion. The EFCC had disclosed on Wednesday that it found $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m in cash at a…

How EFCC uncovered massive stash of monies In Ikoyi residence

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government seems to be paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday found a humongous sum of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m in cash. The find was made at a residential building on the 7th…

Former PDP Chairman Denies Ownership Of The House Where EFCC Discovered $50 million

Former Chairman of National People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu has ‘disowned’ the house where Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) officers yesterday discovered more than $50 million hidden behind false walls in a swanky apartment tower in the upscale Ikoyi area of Lagos. According to Saharareporters, Mr. Muazu had reached out to them……

Former PDP chairman, Mu’azu disowns Lagos apartment where EFCC found $50million

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, has disowned the Lagos apartment, where operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) found more than $50million behind false walls on Wednesday. Mu’azu made the claim while speaking to Sahara Reporters. Akin Oyegoke who identified himself as the “Media and…

Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue Owns The $50m Found By EFCC – Report

Sources on Wednesday told SaharaReporters that the $50 million uncovered in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) belongs to the sacked Managing Director, Operations at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue. Nnamdi-Ogbue, was sacked alongside other three top Managing Directors at the NNPC……

Whistleblower leads EFCC to uncover huge loot in Ikoyi (photos)

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government is paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today stormed a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four – bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a humongous find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to…

EFCC again uncovers dollars, pounds in Ikoyi [PHOTOS]

For the third day in a row, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has uncovered another huge sum of cash. EFCC operatives on Wednesday discovered huge sums of money in Dollars, Pounds and Naira in an apartment in House 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Recall that EFCC intercepted huge sums of money in various…

EFCC uncovers another massive stash of monies in Lagos apartment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday uncovered yet another stash of foreign currencies and Naira notes in Lagos. At the end of counting, the sums stood at 43.4 million dollars, £27,800 and N23.2 million, the commission said in a statement on its Facebook page. This time, the monies were found in a……

$1.3BN MALABU SCAM: EFCC raids Adoke’s home

The Kano home of the former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), was on Wednesday raided by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC is said to have raided the home as part of investigations into the $1.3billion Malabu oil deal scam. Adoke, who disclosed the raid in a statement, said the…

EFCC discovers $38m, N23m in Ikoyi, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered another large sum of money in a house in Ikoyi, Lagos. According to the EFCC, operatives from its Lagos Zone found the cash during a sting operation. The PUNCH reports that the operatives uncovered about $38m, N23m and £27,000 from the apartment located in the Ikoyi area……

BREAKING: EFCC raids ex-AGF Bello Adoke’s house in Kano

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday raided the Kano State home of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Jutsice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN). According to News Diary, an eyewitness claims the operatives broke down the doors of the house. “There was no evidence of a search warrant…

Why Buhari is reluctant to drop Magu – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not find the indictment by the Department of State Services (DSS) as a strong reason to replace Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja during an interview with journalists from select media organisations,……

Mrs Jonathan finally withdraws $100,000 from her unfrozen account –Lawyer

Mrs Patience Jonathan on Tuesday said she withdrew $100,000 from her unfrozen bank account despite a Stay of Execution motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was revealed by her solicitor, Charles Ogboli, who explained that the former First Lady and wife of immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan had wanted to…

INEC reveals their officials received N3bn bribe to influence 2015 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that its staff received at least N3billion to influence the 2015 general elections. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists. Some officials of the electoral body, including one of its retired National Commissioner and five Resident Electoral Commissioners, are currently…

Why Buhari must nominate Magu as EFCC chairman – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said he will be in support if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to nominate Ibrahim Magu, as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a third time. Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja, Osinbajo also commended Buhari for not interfering with the DSS report which…

Again, whistle blower leads EFCC to N4bn

Again, a whistle blower on Tuesday led the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to a staggering sum of N4 billion suspected to be proceeds of corruption. The commission disclosed this in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening. However, EFCC did not state where and how the latest discovery was made. It said investigations revealed……

EFCC recovers another N4b

The whistle blower policy has again paid off as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday recovered another N4billion suspected to be proceeds of crime. The commission said the discovery was made following a tip-off by a whistle blower. Probe into the ownership of the money linked it to a former deputy governorship…

BREAKING: EFCC uncovers politician’s N4billion exposed by whistle blower

One day after a whistle-blower led the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept huge sums of money in various currencies at the popular Balogun market in Lagos, another huge cash has been uncovered. Wilson Uwujaren​, Head ​of ​Media ​and​​ Publicity​, in a statement to DAILY POST, Tuesday night, said another whistle blower led…

EFCC bows, begs Dasuki’s aide over degrading press statement

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday bowed to an order of a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged falsehood and media trial engaged by the anti-graft agency against a military officer, Colonel Nicholas Ashinze. Ashinze was Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Justice Kolawole had ordered…

EFCC Blocks Patience Jonathan From Withdrawing $5.9million From Account

Former Nigerian First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday visited the Maitama branch of the Skyebank in Abuja to withdraw part of her $5.9million recently unfrozen by a Lagos High Court, but she met a brickwall. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had procured a stay-of-execution of the judgement and also simultaneously filed an appeal against……

Whistleblower Helps EFCC To Recover Another N250m In Lagos (Photos)

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were led by information from a whistleblower to intercept huge sums of money in various currencies at the popular Balogun Market in Lagos, yesterday night. The interception followed information that about N250 million cash was being moved somewhere in the market for conversion into foreign……

EFCC intercepts another cash haul of N250m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday intercepted huge sums of money in various currencies totalling N250 million at the popular Balogun market in Lagos. This came barely three days after the commission recovered N449 million at an abandoned bureau de change in Victoria Island, Lagos. Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren,……

Again, whistle-blower leads EFCC to uncover N250m hidden cash in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari’s whistle-blower policy has continued to prove effective as another N250million has been uncovered in Balogun Market, Lagos, following a tip-off by a whistle blower. The discovery is coming few days after the EFCC, also based on a tip-off by a whistle blower last Friday evening, uncovered a large sum of cash to…

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia challenges court jurisdiction over her corruption trial

A Federal High Court judge accused of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has challenged the jurisdiction of an Ikeja High Court to hear her ongoing trial. The case which came up on Monday saw Robert Clarke (SAN), the embattled justice’s new lead counsel, challenging the court’s jurisdiction in…

Olusegun Obasanjo: EFCC Should Get New Lawyers

Abiodun Lawal(NAN,Abeokuta): Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not only to carry out a thorough investigation of corruption cases but also hire the services of ‘Ogbologbo’ lawyers. An ‘Ogbologbo’, a Yoruba word means ‘seasoned, experienced person‘. Obasanjo gave the advice today while reacting President Muhammadu’s Buhari’s charge to the…

EFCC needs ‘ogbologbo’ lawyers to win cases for them – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday revealed why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was losing cases. Obasanjo believes that the EFCC was losing cases due to its failure to engage what he called “staunch ogbologbo lawyer,” stressing that most of the lawyers employed were outsiders. He made the remark in response to a……

Why EFCC is losing cases – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday revealed why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was losing some cases. Obasanjo believes that the EFCC was losing cases due to its failure to engage what he called “staunch ogbologbo lawyer,” stressing that most of the lawyers employed were outsiders. He made the remark in response to…

Buhari queries EFCC, CBN, DSS, others over assets recovered from corrupt Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the Ibrahim Magu-led Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over recoveries of looted funds from Nigerians and organisations. President Buhari also queried the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Ministry of Finance, Department of State Services, DSS, among others. Buhari asked the…

EFCC in manhunt for owner of a N448.85m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is trailing the owner of N448.85 million discovered in a shopping plaza in Lagos State, spokesman of the commission in Lagos, Mr. Sam Amadin said. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, Amadin said the agency was making efforts to reach the owner……

EFCC arraigns ‘Yahoo girl’ for alleged €132,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned one Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. The defendant and one Tony Uyimwen aka Alex Ethan (now at large) allegedly operating…

EFCC discovers N.5bn cash hidden in Shopping plaza (Photos, Videos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zone, on Friday evening uncovered another large sum of cash to the tune of about N448,850,000 The discovery suspected to be laundered money was found in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was stashed in several Ghana Must Go bags in…

PHOTOS: EFCC Discovers Another N448million In Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has in its heightened fight against corruption in the country made yet another successful recovery. The anti-graft agency took to its social media page on Facebook to share its latest success in recovering the sum of over 400 million naira from an abandoned Bureau the change house in Lagos.……

BREAKING: Over N400m Found Hidden in A Plaza in Victoria Island

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zone, this evening uncovered yet another large sum of suspected laundered money to the tune of N448,850,000 (Four hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) only in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. The money stashed in several…

EFCC arraigns 3 for duping Swiss Woman off €132,000 (PHOTO)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday 7th of April, 2017 arraigned one Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.. Ochuko and one Tony Uyimwen aka Alex Ethan (now…

VP Osinbajo in crucial meeting with NSA, EFCC, ICPC heads

There is an ongoing meeting at Aso Villa, Abuja between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all heads of prosecuting agencies. The agencies are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Security, Office of the National Security Adviser, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. Why the reason for the meeting as at…

EFCC Recovers Fake $570,000 From Fraudsters In Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has conducted yet another successful raid leading to the arrest of five notorious fraudsters. The fraudsters comprising four Nigerians and one Nigerien man were reported to be specialists in duping innocent persons who fell into their traps. The arrested suspects, Salisu Rabiu, Ibrahim Idris, Haruna Abdullahi, Abubakar Umar……

Firm seeks AGF’s permission to prosecute Magu, 3 ex- EFCC bosses

Forthright Chambers, a law firm in the FCT has sought the permission of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami to prosecute EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption. The firm also listed Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Mrs Farida Waziri, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde as ex-bosses of the commission to be prosecuted. The leave……

Why Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War May be Failing

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu… Not many had expected the judicial outcome of some of the cases brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before courts, by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Dame Patience Jonathan challenging the freeze on their money in some banks. In similar way, the outcomes of the EFCC cases against Elder…

We were not involved in justice Ademola’s prosecution – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied reports in the media that it prosecuted Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Olabowale. The anti-graft agency pointed out that Ademola was prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, while his matter was investigated solely by the Department of State Services, DSS….

The Sun Goofs Again, Claims EFCC Prosecuted Justice Ademola

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a report captioned,” Judge Blasts EFCC, FREES Justice Ademola, Wife, Others”, which was promoted on the front page of Daily Sun of Thursday April 6, 2017. The banner created the false impression that the EFCC handled the prosecution of the Judge…

Court orders EFCC to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m

Wife of Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience has floored the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The court on Thursday ordered the anti-graft agency to unfreeze her accounts containing about $5.9 million. A Federal high court also sitting in Lagos had late last year had granted the EFCC’s…

EFCC arrests ex-Niger Gov Aliyu over N5bn scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, over an alleged scam involving N5bn. According to the PUNCH,  Aliyu, who served between 2007 and 2015, was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday after he was invited by the anti-graft commission. The suspect was, however, detained……

EFCC smashes wanted 419 gang, recovers fake $570,000

The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters, made up of four Nigerians and one Nigerien who specialised in duping innocent persons. Those arrested are Salisu Rabiu, a.k.a Maimagani; Ibrahim Idris, a.k.a Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerien) a.k.a Maishayi; Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun and…

Ex-Gov Aliyu in EFCC detention over alleged N5.6bn fraud

There are emerging reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu. Aliyu it was learnt is undergoing interrogation over what may have happened to the sum of N3.6billion cash the state realised during his reign from the sale of 16, out of its 26 per cent…

INEC staff who got N30m of Diezani’s alleged N23b bribe pleads guilty

An Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff, Christian Nwosu, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to accepting N30million as bribe from the alleged N23billion stolen by erstwhile petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting three INEC staff, Nwosu, Yisa Adedoyin and Tijani Bashir on a seven-count charge bordering on receiving N265million…

Diezani, Others In Fresh Money Laundering Trouble

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and three others with money laundering. Alison-Madueke, who was described in the charge as “still at large”, is being charged alongside three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on seven counts of money laundering, Saharareporters……

EFCC Smashes Notorious 419 Syndicate, Recovers fake $570,000USD

EFCC Recovers Fake US Dollar Wilson Uwujaren, Kaduna; The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters made of four Nigerians and one Nigerien who specialise in duping innocent persons of their hard earned monies. Those arrested are Salisu Rabiu, a.k.a Maimagani; Ibrahim…

N23bn Diezani Bribe: INEC Staff Plead Guilty, Two Others to Face Trial

INEC Officials Face Trial With EFCC  INEC,  A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before  the 2015 general election. Nwosu was among three INEC officials that were  today docked by the Economic and…

EFCC charges Allison-Madueke, INEC officials with money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, charged a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, and three others with money laundering. Allison-Madueke, who was described in the charge as “still at large”, is charged alongside, three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on seven counts of money laundering. They are:……

EFCC arraigns INEC officials for collecting bribe from Diezani Madueke to rig 2015 election

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for allegedly taking bribes from ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke to compromise the 2015 general elections. According to the anti-graft agency, the accused persons, Christian Nwosu, Yisa Adedoyin and Tijani Bashir, allegedly collected the bribe from the…

Court refuses to order AGF to investigate EFCC chairmen

An FCT High Court, Jabi, has struck out an application seeking an order to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), to investigate former EFCC chairmen for alleged corruption. Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad, struck out the application after listening to the submission of the applicants’ counsel, Mr Frank Tietie. Plaintiffs in the matter with suit number……

EFCC refuses defeat, appeals unfreezing of Ozekhome’s bank account

Not satisfied with the judgment ordering the unfreezing of Mike Ozekhome’s N75 million account, the EFCC has gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge the ruling. Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Lagos Federal High Court issued the order. The EFCC had on February 7, 2017 got an order of the court also presided over…

Andrew Yakubu’s Recovered Loot: Judge. Adjourned for Ruling

Judge Adjourns Sitting On Andrew Yakubu Money forfeiture Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano has adjourned for ruling on an application brought before her by Former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engineer Andrew Yakubu seeking for a set aside of an order of interim forfeiture in respect of the sum of $9,772,000…

EFCC Secure Babawuro Conviction, Jailed Over N.5milion Fraud

EFCC Secured The Conviction Of Babawuro The Economic and financial crimes commission EFCC, Gombe Zonal office secured the conviction and sentenced of one Adamu Babawuro Shuaibu before Justice SA’AD Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on one count charge bordering on cheating. The suspect was arrested by EFCC operatives on 23, May 2016 at…

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Arraigns Man for N200m Fraud

Economic And Financial Crimes Commission Arraigns Man For Fraud Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja; The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today April 4, 2017 arraigned one Sa’ad Ahmed Madaki before Justice Jude Daggard of the Federal High Court Kano on one count charge of obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads that, “You Sa’ad Ahmed Madaki sometimes…

MALABU OIL DEAL: Judge counsels EFCC on how to get ex-AGF Adoke to face trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday denied issuing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) an arrest warrant against former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN). The court presided over by Justice John Tsoho, however suggested that the EFCC employed its “coercive powers under the law”…

Former Perm Sec hid $139,000, £10,000 – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Clement Onuigbo, a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour, for failing to declare N97 million in his assets. Onuigbo is standing trial on a three-count charge of failure to declare his full assets. The EFCC prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, also alleged that…

EFCC arraigns ex-perm. sec for failing to declare N97m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Clement Onuigbo, a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour, for failing to declare N97 million in his assets. Onuigbo is standing trial on a three-count charge of failure to declare his full assets. The EFCC, in a charge number FHC/L/1054C/17, alleged that……

Ozekhome floors EFCC, gets his N75m account unfrozen

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ruled in favour of Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) in the case between him and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a N75million legal fee Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose paid his law firm. Following an interim order obtained from the court on February 7, 2017, the…

EFCC Named Most Effective Government Agency 2016

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today Sunday 2nd April 2017 received accolades as the most effective government agency in Nigeria, for the year ending 2016. This was the judgement at the 20th City People Awards for Excellence held at the B Event Centre, Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Wilson Uwujaren, Receiving The Award As…