Ex-president faces new money laundering charge

September 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new charge of money laundering as part of the investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America. The former president, known as Lula, is accused of accepting 4 million reais (759,000 dollars) worth of bribes disguised as donations, according to a Monday statement from prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Read More

Adoke: 5th witness absent, as Judge warns EFCC

September 9, 2020 Kehinde Osasonaa 0

Justice Nnyang Ekwo of federal high court, Abuja, Wednesday warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against several requests for an adjournment. Ekwo gave the warning at the resumed trial of the former Attorney General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, and a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar. Adoke and Abubakar were re-arraigned by the EFCC on August 4, on an amended 14-count Read More

‘700m fraud’: Court rejects Ize-Iyamu request for prolong adjournment

July 7, 2020 Patrick Ahano 0

Justice Mohammed Garba of the Benin Federal High court in Edo State, Tuesday ordered Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to appear in court on July 14, 2020, over an alleged N700m money laundering case preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ize-Iyamu who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo Read More

Judge’s absence stalls Ize-Iyamu’s N700m criminal trial

July 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The N700 million fraud case preferred against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, gubernatorial election in Edo state was on Thursday stalled due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Umar Garba. Ize-Iyamu is standing trial alongside four others in suit No: FHC/BE21C/ 2016 for allegedly receiving public funds illegally Read More

At last, Dubai extradicts Hushpuppi, Woodberry to US

July 2, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle also popularly known as Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States. This was confirmed in a post shared on the official page of the Dubai Police. FBI’s director, Christopher Wray, thanked Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the Nigerian suspects who were accused of committing Read More

Court orders interim forfeiture of 48 property linked to ex-NSTIF chair

July 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of 48 choice property, allegedly belonging to the former Chairman of Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Funds (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity. Dele Oewale, Wednesday in Abuja, said the affected property are spread across Federal Capital Territory Read More

Money Laundering: EFCC re-arraigns ex-AGF, Adoke

June 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), before a Federal High Court in Abuja. In a case marked FHC/ABJ/CR/39/2017, the Ex-AGF is being arraigned on a seven count charge related to money laundering alongside Aliyu Abubakar, before Justice Inyang Ekwo. Six of the charges were leveled Read More