EFCC: Arewa Lawyers demand Bawa’s probe over ‘selective treatment of suspects’

November 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Arewa Lawyers Progressives Forum has called for investigation of the chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa over what they described as “selective treatment of suspects”. The Forum alleged that the EFCC established by the law to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crimes, have in recent times derided into political persecution, media trial and selective treatment Read More

Naira gains: EFCC’s victory over treasury looters

November 14, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was the first to raise the red flag over the stampeded dollarisation of Nigeria’s tottering economy. The global lender warned that the stampede in Nigeria’s foreign exchange market would worsen the nation’s devastating hard currency deficit. Last week developments in the foreign exchange market proved that the IMF was tragically prophetic. Treasury looters reduced the Read More

‘Money laundering’: Matawalle offers to allow EFCC search property

November 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has offered to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), access and search the property its operatives allegedly found a certain amount of money for laundering through a cash payment of salaries. A statement signed, Thursday, by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), on digital and new media, Hudu Yahaya, reads; Read More

Ganduje not fingered in EFCC report, govt demands apology from Sahara Reporters

November 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state government has condemned in strongest terms insinuation by an online publication, Sahara Reporters that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is one the three governors fingered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as having stashed away funds in their houses. A statement by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba indicated that while the anti-graft agency did not Read More

N1.4bn fraud: EFCC nabs Kogi Assembly candidate, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with N326m, $610,500

November 1, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Kogi State House of Assembly Candidate, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with N326 million and $140,500 cash. EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement Tuesday in Abuja, said Atumeyi is seeking to represent Ankpa 11 Constituency in the Assembly on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Atumeyi Read More

197 EFCC drivers complete training at Edo school of transport

October 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

A total of 197 drivers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Friday, completed their three months training programme at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin City, Edo state. Speaking at the passing out ceremony which took place at the Muhammadu Buhari auditorium of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Read More

Ex-Naval officer, Biu on the run over alleged N1.3bn theft – EFCC tells court

October 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the former Naval chief, Rear Admiral Tahir Yusuf Biu is on the run. EFCC revealed this before a Federal High Court in Abuja. The anti-graft agency said Biu went on the run after allegedly stealing N1.3 billion from the Nigerian Navy. The anti-graft agency said that all efforts to locate the whereabouts of Admiral Read More

Binani: The Electoral Hub alleges injustice over primary

October 26, 2022 Administrator 0

The Electoral Hub has expressed it outrage at the injustice meted out to Aishatu Dahiru Binani who won the political primary with a whopping 430 votes defeating her closest rival Nuhu Ribadu a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who scored 288 votes and Jibrilla Bindow, former Governor of the state with a score of 103 Read More

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 Administrator 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