EFCC arraigns ex-convict, Oluwatobi for fraud, impersonation

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Tuesday, arraigned a 29-year-old serial fraudster, Joshua Ajayi Oluwatobiloba, over cyber fraud and for impersonating a lecturer at the University of Ilorin. He was arraigned on four counts before Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara state High Court, sitting in Ilorin. Oluwatobi, had sometimes in June 2020 been Read More

Breaking: Fresh hurdles for Fani-Kayode as EFCC reopens ‘forgery’ case

November 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is at the moment grilling a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. The former minister was invited to answer questions relating to the forgery of a medical report which he allegedly procured to evade his trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos, Channels TV is reporting. Fani-Kayode was said to have arrived Read More

JAMB partners EFCC to check cybercrimes

November 15, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

part of efforts to curb cybercrimes and examination malpractices, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has patnered with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tackle the menace. This was contained in JAMBulletin published Monday. “The synergy became necessary in view of the avowed commitment of JAMB to curb all acts that could undermine public examinations in the country Read More

Still on Abdurasheed Maina

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The evolution of crimes of the former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdurasheed Mains, started in 2015 when he was declared wanted by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when his office was audited by them. On October 26, 2019, Justice Abang said he was guilty of the 12-count charges that were levelled against him and Read More

Breaking: Obi Cubana now free from EFCC custody – Associate

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

Popular billionaire businessman Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana is now a free man, Blueprint reports. He was was reportedly released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, according to his close associate Instigator PH who shared the information on his Instagram page. The news of Obi Cubana’s arrest was everywhere on Monday. The Read More

Still on EFCC’s onslaught against fraudsters

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since the establishment of the EFCC in 2003, the agency has been commended for its anti-corruption efforts, which have led to the arrest and prosecution of corrupt politicians, businessmen, internet fraudsters, among others. However, the agency has also come under heavy attacks as a result of the method of its operations. PAUL OKAH reports. The EFCC was established in 2003, Read More

EFCC docks Crime Alert boss over N35m ‘fraud’

October 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned one Olaniyan Gbenga Amos ( aka Crime Alert ) and his company, Detorrid Heritage Investment Limited before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on a 35-count charge bordering on conspiracy, operating business of other financial institutions and obtaining money Read More

Internet fraudsters and EFCC’s redemptive mission

October 14, 2021 Dele Oyewale 0

Every arrest of a suspected internet fraudster by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is headline-grabbing. For the truly patriotic Nigerian, who desires a better identity and image for the nation, such arrests are healthy and commendable. Nigeria is a nation of hard-working, decent and resourceful individuals and every enterprise of deception and impersonation must be smashed Read More

Owo Prince docked over N35.5m fraud

October 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Toluwalade John Olateru Olagbegi before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court One sitting in Ibadan on one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune N35,500m. A press statement by EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said the Owo Prince, who resides at Read More

EFCC arrests 22 suspected Yahoo boys in Ogbomoso

October 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) Ibadan Zonal command Tuesday arrested 22 suspected ”Yahoo Boys” in Ogbomoso, Oyo state for alleged involvement in internet fraud. The anti graft commission said the suspected internet fraudsters were apprehended by the commission during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. EFCC in Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Gov. Ganduje’s wife not arrested by EFCC – KNSG

October 5, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has dispelled as mere rumours being peddled by mischief makers that wife to the governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, expressed regrets that the content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source Read More

Ex-EFCC boss Waziri suggests drug tests for national honours awardees

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has suggested that drug tests should be included as one of the criteria for people nominated for national honours awards. Waziri said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. Waziri was inaugurated as a member of the National Honours Award Read More

Metuh sympathizes with EFCC chairman over health challenge

September 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh sympathizes with the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, who Thursday, slumped at a public function at the Presidential villa. Chief Metuh noted that the development not only points to the frailties of human beings but also to the fact that Read More

Breaking: EFCC chairman Bawa slumps at Villa

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. According to the Nigeria Tribune, Bawa was reportedly delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

N378m tax waiver: Senate orders AGF to handover firm owners to EFCC

August 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate in one of the detected financial infractions in the 2015 Audit Report, has ordered the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), to hand over officers involved in N378 million tax waiver to private firm (Webb Fontaine Ltd). The Auditor General in the report, alleged that an illegal agreement on tax waiver was signed by some officials of Office Read More

How EFCC raided my residence – Ex-BBNaija housemate

August 23, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Dorathy Bachor, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after she said its officials broke into her apartment in Lagos. The reality star and entrepreneur revealed her encounter with the anti-graft officials on her Instagram story on Monday morning. Narrating the incident, she said: “I feel like my head Read More

Son, mother, 3 others docked for fraud

August 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday, arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendants all pleaded not guilty to Read More

EFCC grills ex-gov, wife over corruption allegations

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former governor of Nasarawa state and serving senator, Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife. The couple are currently being grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja, sources in the anti-graft agency told Premium Times. Although details of the allegation against the ex-governor and his wife were Read More

EFCC didn’t freeze Oyo Assembly account – Olayanju

July 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday declared that its accounts were not frozen by the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC). The House of Assembly in a statement signed by Chairman House Committee on Information Hon. Kazeem Olayanju, said neither the House of Assembly account nor that of any Director was frozen by the EFCC as alleged by some Read More

EFCC launches App for online reporting of crimes

July 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, launched an app, Eagle Eye, designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said while the Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, while speaking during the launch, described the app as a product Read More

High profile Nigerians threatening to kill me, EFCC chair Bawa alerts

June 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Tuesday, disclosed that he has been receiving death threats from high profile Nigerians since he became the chairman of the commission. The EFCC boss who stated this while featuring on Sunrise Daily programme on Channels Television said corruption does fight back. It could be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

NBA condemns EFCC brutality, demands justice for member

June 10, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch (Unity Bar), has condemned in strong terms the brutal treatment and ill reception of the chairman, Makurdi branch, Mr. Justin Gbagir, by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A signed statement by its secretary, Prince Adebiyi Adetosoye, demanded that the officers responsible for the brutality be brought to book, while Read More

EFCC denies assaulting Benue NBA chairman

June 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Makurdi Branch, Justin Gbagir, that he was assaulted and brutalised by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Commission. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwijaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The EFCC wishes to inform the public that claims Read More