EFCC secures final forfeiture of N827m from NDDC contractors

August 3, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the final forfeiture of N827, 679,098.32 from Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited, both linked to contractors with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). A press statement by EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Monday in Abuja, said Matthew Edevbie is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Flank Read More

Mother of five found dead in Kaduna, husband flees

July 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The relations of a woman – a mother of five in Kaduna who was found dead in her room in Mahuta on Tuesday, have accused the husband of killing her, even after the husband fled following the wife’s death.  Kaduna state Police Command on Thursday confirmed the death of the woman, saying that the husband was their prime suspect but Read More

Police nab woman for faking own kidnap for N20,000 ransom

July 29, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Officers of the FCT Police Command have arrested a 37-year-old woman, Torkwase Queen Ayakpa, for arranging her own kidnap to extort N20,000 from her elder sister in Abuja. Parading the suspect alongside 24 others for different crimes, Wednesday at the FCT Police Command, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the territory, CP Bala Ciroma, said she confessed that she Read More

‘Fraud’: Hushpuppi gets another lawyer

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi has hired another top rated lawyer to represent him in California. The first lawyer Hushpuppi hired, Gal Pissetzky, is only licensed to practice in Chicago and will now be supported by Vicki Podberesky of Andrues/Podberesky law firm based in Los Angeles. Vicki Podberesky’s law firm has a reputation in representing individuals in both state and federal criminal matters, Read More

Five teenagers arrested for armed robbery in Ogun

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ogun state Police command on Sunday paraded five teenage suspected armed robbers operating along Lagos-Ibadan highway. Three of the victims had earlier been arrested while two others escaped. But, on Sunday, the police in Ogun State said, “the remaining two members of robbery syndicate have been arrested.” The police said they were apprehended by operatives of Ogun State Special Anti Read More

31-year-old man rapes stepdaughter, nabbed

July 24, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rivers state police command has arrested 31-year-old Musa Abubakar, who confessed to raping his nine-year-old stepdaughter anytime his wife refuses to have sex with him. Abubakar who is from Jigawa state but resides in Rupokwu in Obio Akpor local government area in Rivers state, told newsmen when he was paraded on Wednesday, July 22, that he decided to rape his Read More

Alleged murder: Court adjourns Warri Chief bail application

July 23, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of a Benin High court in Edo state Thursday adjourned hearing on the bail application of the Iyasere of Warri kingdom in Delta State, Johnson Asheleghe to September 14, 2020. Asheleghe and 11 others are standing trial on alleged abduction and murder of Mr. Sunny Etchie,  a youth leader in Kolokolo community in Edo State. Police prosecution, Read More

EFCC drags 2 to court for ‘rigging’ NBA elections

July 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is set to arraign the duo of Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for allegedly conspiring to rig the 2018 general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

How kidnappers killed my 15-yr-old son after collecting N1.5m ransom – Father

July 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna-based Mr. Eguaku Anya has narrated how kidnappers abducted his 15-year-old son, Stephen Anya, killed him and dumped the body inside a shallow well, after receiving N1.5 million ransom from him.But the prime suspect in the crime, one Joseph Sylvester, who was among the 217 kidnappers and other criminal suspects paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday, denied Read More

EFCC arraigns 2 Benue pension officials over N19m ‘fraud’

July 20, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benue zonal office, Monday, arraigned the former Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, (NUP),  Victor Gabriel Charles, and the former Chairman, Benue state chapter, John Aboyi Omaku, before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, over alleged conspiracy and misappropriation of pension funds to the tune of N19 million. EFCC Head, Media and Read More

NGO petitions EFCC over alleged diversion of Kwara LGs funds

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Non Governmental Organization- Kwara Advancement Initiative (KIA), has requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) to fish out the perpetrators of the alleged unlawful deduction of N300 million from the monthly allocations of local lovernments in Kwara state. The group made the request in a petition dated 17th July and addressed to the Zonal Coordinator of Ilorin Zonal Read More

Wicked act! Man beheads colleague to steal his N13m

July 18, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A 29-year-old man identified as Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu has been beheaded by his colleague Moses on Friday in Auchi, Edo state, in an effort to do away with his N13 million. Amirable Emem disclosed this on her social media page. She said, “After the deceased informed him that his elder brother living in South Africa had sent him the sum Read More

In Anambra, traders advocate death penalty for rape

July 15, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

United Traders Association (UTA), a Non-governmental Organisation comprising market women in Anambra state, has condemned the spate of rape in the country and urged the government to enact a law making it a death sentence on culprists. UTA, in a peaceful demonstration to the Anambra State House of Assembly,  the State police command, the state government house and others on Read More

Updated: Magu released after 10-day ordeal, 12 EFCC directors suspended

After 10 days of grilling by the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel, embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was released from police custody. Magu was arrested July 6, 2020 amid allegations of corruption and brought before the presidential panel. The suspended EFCC boss was accused of being unable to account for the interest Read More

Extortion’: Group alleges loss of over N50 million worth of donkey skins in Nigeria

July 15, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

‘ Some members of dried meat preservers traders association of Nigeria, Wednesday, alleged that they have lost over N50 million worth of donkey skins to some persons masquerading as a government agent all over the country.Addressing a joint press conference in Onitsha, Chairman of Onitsha branch, Mr Ikechukwu Aniude, flanked by his Sokoto State counterpart, Hamza Ahmed, Sani Ahmed (Gombe Read More

Breaking: Magu regains freedom

July 15, 2020 Editor 0

After 10 days in Police detention, suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has been released. Blueprint gathered that Magu who was accused of insubordination and purchase of property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates is not yet done with the presidential panel led by Justice Ayo Salami. Details loading…

Day 7: Panel grills 4 EFCC unit heads

July 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Four unit heads of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Panel investigating corruption allegations against the suspended acting chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu.The EFCC officials were last week told to return with relevant documents to aid their responses to the allegations against Magu.A source who is knowledgeable with the Read More

NNPC staff remanded in Kaduna prison over child torture

July 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The female staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mrs. Yemi Awolola, who was arrested last week for alleged child torture and sexual abuse in Kaduna, has been remanded in Kaduna Correctional Center.Mrs Awolola was on Monday charged to Senior Magistrate Court 3 for child torture in a suit with court registration number: KMD/204XB/2020. Chief Magistrate Bashir Shittu Yusuf, who presided over the case, Read More

EFCC: Magu failed to account for 332 recovered assets – Report

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has allegedly failed to give a proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered real estate property in March 2018. Magu, who was arrested last week, is currently facing a presidential panel over allegations of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office among others. Read More

Cybercrime: 3 nabbed in Abuja, American held for 16 months rescued in Lagos

July 13, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, have arrested three suspects: Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32; and Muhammed Zakari, 36; for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering, and romance scam. This is as Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun state Annex, have rescued an American citizen confined Read More

Exposed! How popular Abuja pastor helped Magu to reloot recovered funds – Report

July 12, 2020 NAN 0

A report by the Presidential Probe Panel has revealed details of how the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, alledgedly used a cleric to launder funds abroad. Magu is currently being interrogated by the panel headed by retired Justice Ayo Salami over allegations of mismanagement and lack of transparency in managing recovered assets Read More

Corruption: Magu in fresh mess

July 11, 2020 Editor 0

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, may be facing fresh cases of alleged re-looting of funds recovered by the commission as well as bribery. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Magu is currently being interrogated by a presidential probe panel headed by retired Justice Ayo Salami over allegations of Read More

Updated: Buhari appoints Umar new EFCC acting Chairman, Magu suspended

July 10, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice which was made available to Blueprint on Friday. Read More