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N11.5bn Fraud: Appeal Court Says Alao-Akala Has Case To Answer

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Attempts by the former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala to quash the alleged misappropriation of N11.5 billion suit filed against him and his former aides by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, yesterday failed as the Court of Appeal in Ibadan dismissed the suit. Alao-Akala, Senator Hosea ... Read More »

EFCC Re-arraigns Three Oil Marketers Over Fuel Subsidy Fraud

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Three oil marketers: Adamu Maula, George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah, were yesterday re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N789.6 million fuel subsidy fraud. The marketers appeared alongside their companies — Downstream Energy Sources Ltd and Rocky Energy Ltd — before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of ... Read More »

We Handed Over Alamieyeseigha’s Loot To Bayelsa Since 2010

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday denied claims that it was holding onto the assets recovered from former Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. The anti-graft agency at a media briefing in Abuja asserted that the commission had since July 10, 2010, handed over all the property and funds ... Read More »

Pastor Remanded In Prison Over N52.3m Fraud

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An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday remanded a 52-year-old Pastor, Peter Nwogu, in prison for allegedly defrauding some accommodation seekers of N52.3 million. Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya remanded Nwogu in Kirikiri Maximum Prisons after his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The accused had not filed his application ... Read More »

Female Banker Defrauds Emir Of Kano

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The princely amount of N46 million in the dormant bank account of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was simply irresistible for the young female banker. So the suspect, Amina Magaji, was prepared to risk everything to reactivate the account and convert part of the balance there in to ... Read More »

Bayelsa Asks EFCC To Remit N1.4bn Seized From Alamieyeseigha

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Bayelsa State Government has requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remit to it the sum of N1.4 Billion and another 1.3 million USD recovered from a former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha‎. The state has therefore engaged the services of the Chief Executive of Panic Alert ... Read More »

Kashamu Wants Sanusi Probed By ICPC, EFCC

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Chairman of Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party in South-West geopolitical zone, Prince Buruji Kashamu, yesterday, said that the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, should be probed by anti‑graft agencies. In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan entitled: “Why ... Read More »

Nigeria Is A Corrupt Country – US Report

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United States has classified Nigeria as a corrupt country with a poor governance record, where discrimination against women, the less privileged, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is common place. US Secretary of State, John Kerry made the corruption allegations on Thursday, saying, “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Lawyer For Attempting To Bribe Operatives

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A legal practitioner, Barrister Ayodele Owoka has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of bribery. Owoka, 47, was arrested on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Commission’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos as he attempted to bribe a team of operatives investigating a case of contract ... Read More »

EFCC May Invite Sanusi Over Alleged Fraud

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Although a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Friday, issued a restraining order on the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and State Security Service, their privies or any other law enforcement agencies of the Federal Government “from infringing on the rights” of the Suspended Governor of the Central ... Read More »

Gunmen Attack Prison Warders, Abduct Suspected Fraudster

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Four gunmen have stunned officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), after abducting an alleged serial fraudster and suspect in a case they are handling. Spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that the suspect, Princewill Arinze Nwobodo (alias Aboki J. Brown) was abducted by ... Read More »

Photos: How 28-Year Old Nigerian Man Killed 67-Year Old Australian Lover In South Africa

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Omg, I really don’t know why these boys do this. Fast money maybe? Haba! It’s not that hard to make it in life when you work hard and pray hard to God for his guidance. Really, it’s not. Now he is going to spend the rest of his life behind ... Read More »

36-yr-old Passenger Arrested With 107 ATM Cards At Lagos Airport

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A 36-year-old Turkish airline passenger with 107 automated teller machine (ATM) cards was yesterday arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspect, who holds a dual identity, was apprehended during an outward screening of the Turkish Airline passengers to ... Read More »

EFCC, Banks Seek Collaboration Toward Financial Crimes

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged to deepen its collaboration with the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) of commercial banks to eliminate financial scam. The collaboration was the fallout of a recent meeting between the two bodies in Lagos at which they stressed the need for ... Read More »

Judge Grants Bail To Convicted Kogi LG Chairman

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Lokoja, Kogi State stunned all present at the court wwhen he granted bail to the former Chairman of Adavi Local Government Area of the state, Enesi Jimoh, who had earlier been convicted and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment without an option of ... Read More »

EFCC: Proceeds Of Crimes Are Laundered Through Property Acquisition

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has disclosed that some people are now laundering proceeds of crime through land and property acquisition in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Lamorde, who made this disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on the FCT Minister, Senator ... Read More »

EFCC To Prosecute Seven Corrupt Judges

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has moved in to take over the case of the 23 judges, who are being investigated over large scale corruption. Operatives of the commission’s have established enough evidence of corruption against seven of the affected judges and are ready to charge them to ... Read More »

We Are Broke – EFCC

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Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Emmanuel Aremu, has said that the anti-graft commission is broke and therefore cannot pay salaries of staff and services of prosecutors to carry out operational functions. Speaking yesterday at a public hearing on A Bill for An Act to Establish ... Read More »

Tambuwal Urges EFCC To Prosecute Oil Thieves

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The Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute suspected crude oil thieves in the country. Making the call, Wednesday in Abuja, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft in ... Read More »

“JONATHAN AIDS CORRUPTION”: How Speaker Tambuwal’s Remarks Divided Nigeria

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In his recent remarks, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, accused the Nigerian Government’s executive arm of inability to expose and fight corruption, and alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was also wallowed in venal practices. Ever since Tambuwal had spoken at the 2013 International Anti-corruption Day, organised by ... Read More »

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