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Nyako Flees Nigeria For Fear Of Being Killed


Former Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was impeached from office last week has fled the country, reports Vanguard, citing sources. Nyako was said to have left Nigeria shortly after he was impeached by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct. Although the source close to Nyako ... Read More »

EFCC’s Double Standard in Taraba and Accountant Joel Lenbang’s travails by Victoria Adamu


The arrest and arraignment of Taraba state’s Accountant General, Joel Lenbang, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised more dust than it has settled them.  It has also generally questioned the real motives behind the current activity of the anti-graft agency in the state. And unless the ... Read More »

N5.6bn Pension Scam: EFCC Not Ready For Trial


Mr Veral Agboje, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Friday that she was not ready to commence trial in the N5.6 billion pension scam case involving ex-Oyo state Head of service, Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke, and 11 others. Adeleke and the other accused persons were arraigned ... Read More »

Accountant-General Remanded In Taraba Prison Over Alleged N1.56bn Fraud

Joel Lengbang

The Accountant–General of Taraba State, Joel Lengbang was yesterday remanded in a Jalingo prison over alleged stealing of N1.56 billion belonging to the state. Lengbang was charged before Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Jalingo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 8-count charge bordering ... Read More »

Reps To Probe N76bn Abuja, Lagos CCTV Contract


The House of Representatives yesterday directed its Committees on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Public Safety and National Security to probe the failure of ZTE Corporation to execute contract for the installation of Close Circuit Television Cameras, CCTVs, in Abuja and Lagos, years after it was awarded by the Federal ... Read More »

N76bn Scam: EFCC Probes Police, , ZTE, NCC, Others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced probe into the alleged scam in the N76 billion moribund police CCTV project, awarded to a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation. It has also summoned the petitioner, Mr Olugbenga Adeyemi, who is to appear before the investigating team on June 18. The ... Read More »

Man In Court Over Death Of Australian Granny In $90,000 Online Dating Scam


A Nigerian man who allegedly conned an Australian pensioner out of $90,000 in an online dating scam has appeared in court charged with deception, the country’s anti-graft agency said on Thursday. “The man was brought to court in Ibadan for conspiracy and obtaining the sum of $90,000 from an Australian ... Read More »

Man Jailed 3 Years For Impersonating EFCC Boss


A High Court in Kano State has sentenced one Daniel Okpara to three years imprisonment for impersonating the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde. A statement by head, media and publicity of the anti-graft agency’s, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, said the convict allegedly opened a ... Read More »

N100m Pension Bill: Akpabio Has Breached His Constitutional Oath


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has described the N100 million pension bill just passed into law by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as immoral, unfair, unconstitutional and a rip-off on the people of the state. “Akwa Ibom must be the only place on the planet where such ... Read More »

EFCC Investigates Alleged Scam In Assemblies Of God Church


The crisis rocking the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria has taken another dimension as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun a probe into the financial transactions of the church following allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of funds coming from the warring parties. Top on the alleged scam ... Read More »

EFCC Arrest NPS Accountant For Graft, Money Laundering


The head of Capital Accounts at the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Abuja, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged corruption, money laundering and abuse of public office. Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, a level 14 officer, who is on secondment to the NPS from the Federal ... Read More »

EFCC Asks Borno Govt Official Who Spends N12m Every Week To Refund N200m


A top government official in Borno State said to have been in the habit of collecting N12 million every Monday in the past couple of months to run his office has been ordered to refund N200 million he allegedly obtained through corrupt means, reports have said. The Economic and Financial ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests 6 Over N5.5m Bank Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said it had arrested six persons, including two staff of Skye Bank, over an alleged N5.5m fraud. The suspects were identified as Ademola Okunlola, 36; Tajudeen Oluwanisola, 41; Kolawole Adams, 52; Temitope Pedro, 27; Bayo Olowoyo, 39 and Otunba Biodun Adebanjo, 56. ... Read More »

Pension Scam: Re-arraignment Stalled As Accused Collapses In Court


A Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state today postponed the re-arraignment of a former Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke and 11 others implicated in a N5.6 billion pension scam, after one of the defendants collapsed when the court was taking their pleas. ... Read More »

EFCC, NDE Partner To Fight Corruption


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has entered into a partnership with the National Directorate for Employment (NDE) as part of efforts to increase public enlightenment and education in the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria. The Executive Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, while speaking during a sensitisation programme ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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 »

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