Indians sabotaging, destroying our economy, Dilcon Plastics boss alleges…Fingers EFCC, FIRS staff

September 9, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The chairman/chief executive of Dilcon Plastics, Hon. Leonard Dilcon, has accused some Indian expatriates of sabotaging the efforts of local manufacturers in Nigeria. Mr. Dilcon, who declared this at a press briefing held Friday in the boardroom of Dilcon Group of Companies, said his life was being threatened. “The Nigerian economy is being sabotaged, and destroyed by some Indian expatriates. Read More

‘N2.4bn fraud’: Court remands Ogun speaker, sets bail condition

September 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has remanded Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody over alleged N2.475 billion money laundering. Presiding over the case, Justice Daniel Osiagor ordered that he should be remanded for one week in the EFCC’s custody, adding that if he failed to meet Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests Ogun Speaker, Oluomo

September 1, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The speaker of the Ogun state house of assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oluomo was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9am on Thursday September 1, 2022. His arrest was alleged to be in connection with financial crime surrounding the state house of assembly, which Read More

2023: Fear grips Ebonyi LG Chairmen as EFCC probes N2bn road contracts

August 29, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Things are not looking good for the local government system in Ebonyi State as chairmen of the 13 local government areas (LGAs) have reportedly gone into hiding after receiving invitation to appear, in turns, before officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). The invitation is for them to answer questions concerning what a source called “allegations of monumental Read More

Fraud: Court sends NYSC corps member to prison

August 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Kwara state high court judge, Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, has sentenced a corps member serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu Adetoyese, to two years imprisonment over internet fraud-related offenses. The court, Thursday, found the 28-year-old corp member guilty of theoffenses of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC, Read More

EFCC hunts down forex hoarders as scarcity bites harder

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said it would arrest foreign currency traders found to be hoarding the dollar after a plunge in the country’s currency last month. Choked supply chains, partly due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and an almost 100 per cent increase in gasoline prices this year, are placing upward price pressures on Africa’s largest economy. The Economic and Financial Read More

‘Fraud’: Mompha hits back at EFCC

August 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha, has accused the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), of blackmail and intimidation. In an Instagram posts on his verified account, Thursday, titled “Mompha wanted by EFCC- The truth story”, Mompha said that EFCC used his absence to blackmail him. He said, “After my arrest and arraignment on the first case Read More

‘Fraud’: EFCC declares social media celebrity, Mompha, wanted

August 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared popular social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, wanted. In a notice signed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, the embattled social media celebrity was wanted for fraud. The notice read, “The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Read More

EFCC nabs 32 in Oyo for ‘internet-related fraud’

July 22, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 32 suspected internet fraudsters are now in the net of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suspects, including a convicted internet fraudster, Okhiria Alex Chibueze, according to EFCC, were arrested on Thursday for alleged internet-related fraud. The Commission in a statement stressed that the suspects were nabbed in a sting Read More

Court sends Ekwunife to 10 years in jail for theft

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)?has secured the conviction of one Emeka Ekwunife on an eight-count charge of stealing by fraudulent conversion. Ekwunife was arraigned at Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja on Thursday, 14th of July. The suit, “Federal Republic of Nigeria Vs. Chukwuemeka Ekwunife & Structured Energy Limited” which has been in court since 2016 finally came Read More

Group petitions EFCC, demands probe into N482m ex-militant training contract

July 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Concerned Indigenes of Oil Mineral Producing States Forum, has called for the cancellation of a N482 million contract awarded by the Presidential Amnesty Programme to Express Concern International for training of 90 Niger Delta ex-militants. In a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which was also copied to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Read More

Retired prisons comptroller docked over N8.7m land scam

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday arraigned one Kayode Raphael Odeyemi, a 62-year-old retired Deputy Comptroller of Corrections, before Justice M.A. Madugu of the FCT High Court, Bwari Abuja on a two count charge for offences bordering on land fraud. Count one of the charge reads, “that you, Kayode Raphael Odeyemi sometime in Read More

AEDC decries alleged EFCC’s harassment of staff, threatens legal action

June 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) has vowed to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged invasion of its headquarters in Abuja and harassment of its staff. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the distribution company (DisCo) said the raid which happened on Monday led to what it described as illegal arrest and Read More

Breaking: EFCC deploys ‘beautiful’ female officials to Eagles Square

June 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Blueprint can authoritatively reports that some beautiful female officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have stormed the Eagles Square, the venue of the ongoing presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). While some of the operatives were dressed in their official apron, other female officials were in mofty. The officials of the anti-graft agency are Read More

[Breaking] N2.9bn: Hours after securing bail, Rochas Okorocha shows up at APC presidential screening venue

May 31, 2022 Editor 0

Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday night showed up at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, venue of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential screening to take his turn as one of the aspirants. Okorocha was forcefully arrested last week by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at his residence over alleged N2.9 billion fraud. Read More

[Breaking] ‘N2.9bn fraud’: Court remands Rochas Okorocha in EFCC custody

May 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

Former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Monday, finally appeared before a Federal High Court in Abuja where he pleaded not guilty to the N2.9 billion corruption charges brought against him by the federal government. In a 17-count charges, Okorocha was accused of diverting N2.9 billion from Imo state hovernment house accounts and that of Imo state local government joint accounts Read More

Why we arrested Rochas Okorocha, EFCC opens up

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives arrested former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okoroacha, Tuesday, for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the EFCC. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor and Senator representing Imo West at the National Read More

Why we nabbed Rochas Okorocha on APC screening day – EFCC

May 25, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives Tuesday arrested former Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail it earlier granted him. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor located at 3 Nyasa Close, off Ontario Crescent, off Mississippi Street, Maitama, Abuja. The anti-graft Read More

Breaking: At last, EFCC arrests Rochas Okorocha

May 24, 2022 Editor 0

After laying siege around the residence former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) eventually arrested All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Blueprint has gathered EFCC reportedly arrested Okorocha despite teaming supporters who besieged his Abuja home in solidarity. Operatives of EFCC had since Tuesday morning made fruitless attempts to arrest Okorocha who is a Read More

EFCC and the mess cleansing

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in its official site announced the arrest of the Accountant General of the Federation over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds. There are a host of reasons that could explain this, but I’ll stick to it being APC heading into the election year well aware of the ‘uncertainties’ surrounding their Read More