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Man Arrested For Duping Winners Chapel Of N77million


  The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday February 19, 2015 arraigned one Chief Felix Ogbebor before Justice B. O. Quadri of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on 8-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Seventy Seven Million ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Former Gov. Of Gombe’s Son For Stealing, Money Laundering


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a son of Murtala Nyako, Abdul-Aziz, in Gombe, Gombe State, barely two weeks after Nyako himself was declared wanted by the anti-graft agency. A statement from Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity said Abdul-Aziz was immediately flown to Abuja where ... Read More »

NLC Conference: Delegates Throw Chairs At One Another Over Housing Scam


The conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday, went into a rowdy session over issues pertaining to the N2.6 billion failed housing project of the union expected to be developed in partnership with private property developer, Kriston Lally. Delegates threw chairs at one another as disagreement deepened on the ... Read More »

Ribadu Defends Okonjo-Iweala Over Alleged Missing N30trn


  Former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, on Tuesday, said that for N30 trillion to be missing under the watch of Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was impossible. “I was baffled and got deluded for anyone to say that N30 trillion got lost. I ... Read More »

Stock Brokers Sue Oyedepo For Not Paying Them


A licensed stock brokerage firm, Valueline Securities and Investment Limited, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos against founder of Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, for alleged breach of agreement on multi-billion Naira investment in the Nigerian stock market. The ... Read More »

EFCC Goes After PDP NWC Members Over N750m Bribe


Several top officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may soon be dragged to court for allegedly demanding and collecting N750 million from a governorship aspirant in Delta State, Ndudi Elumelu, brother of serial entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, indications have emerged. new balance sneakers for women The officials, who are ... Read More »

Senator Calls For Obasanjo’s Probe Over Alleged Fraudulent Activities

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Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over alleged fraudulent activities during his tenure. Owie accused the former President of being the architect of the problems being suffered by ... Read More »

Two Pastors Jailed 7 Years Over N32m Fraud


Two clergymen have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment each for stealing N32 million from investors in a wonder bank. They are Pastor Glory Abrefera and Reverend Vincent Okpogu. The clerics were arrested on the allegation of deceiving members of the public into investing in Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, ... Read More »

Ribadu Emerges Adamawa PDP Guber Candidate


Former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu’s decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finally paid off on Monday, as he emerged the winner of the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa. Ribadu garnered 688 votes at the end of ... Read More »

Declining Oil Prices Will Discipline Nigeria – Lamorde


The current global oil prices decline will discipline Nigeria, a country where unclad display of corruption through tax evasion have become commonplace. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Lamorde, stated this at the ongoing seminar on Tax Crime Investigation and Prosecution Course organised by the ... Read More »

Prison Boss Bags 7-year Jail Term


A Deputy Controller of Prisons will spend the next seven years of his life as an inmate after Justice J.J Majebi found him guilty of salary-related fraud by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2012 arraigned the prison officer, ... Read More »

EFCC Drags Prisons Officer To Court Over N83m Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday arraigned one Mrs Akon Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prison Service, for stealing over N83 million of prisons funds. The accused appeared before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, on a 6-count charge bordering on fraud, ... Read More »

Nuhu Ribadu’s Brother Kidnapped In Adamawa

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A younger brother of Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Adamawa State. Mallam Sani Ribadu was kidnapped at his farm, located along Fufore, about 15 kilometres to Yola, while observing a routine inspection on Sunday, reports Vanguard, ... Read More »

First-class university graduate jailed for N1.92m internet fraud


  A graduate of Lead City University, Ibadan, who passed out with 1st-class honors has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences. Olakunle Akanni was sentenced yesterday Nov. 4th at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos for ... Read More »

Student Gets 24-year Jail Term For Facilitating Exam Malpractices


A 20-year-old is set to spend the next 20 months of his life in prison after an Ikeja High Court found him guilty of the three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and examination malpractices preferred against him. Abiodun Raheem appeared before Justice Kudirat Jose of the Court on Thursday for creating ... Read More »

Omotola J.Ekeinde Rebukes EFCC For Arresting ‘Poor Fishermen’ – Photo


On September 24th, these five fishermen were arrested by EFCC for fishing in authorized waters thereby violating section 1(1)(2) of the Seas Fishery Act 2004 . The presiding judge granted them bail in the sum of N10m each with one surety.They are remanded in Ikoyi prison till they can make their bail ... Read More »

JNI Insists On Probe Of $9.3m Seized In S’Africa


The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on the National Assembly and the Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the controversial $9.3 million seized by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli. “Our Senators must rise to the occasion. EFCC must play its role ... Read More »

Suspected Fuel Subsidy Thief Dragged To Court By The EFCC


An oil marketer, Opeyemi Ajuyah, yesterday, faulted the claim by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that her company diverted over 10,000 metric tonnes of petrol. Ajuyah and her company, Majope Investment Ltd, are being prosecuted by the EFCC before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court. They ... Read More »

EFCC Declares Bauchi Governorship Aspirant Wanted Over N81.2m Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Abdulahi Usman Adamu, alias Dan China, wanted for allegedly obtaining $500,000 from a Chinese company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited, by false pretence. According to the commission, the suspect obtained the sum from the Chinese firm ... Read More »

72-year-old Dutch Woman Loses N40.6m To Nigerian Internet Fraudster

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An internet fraudster, Adio Opeyemi Michael, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding a 72-year-old Dutch woman of €200,000 (about N40.6 million) in a romance scam. The 31-year-old suspect was said to have met his victim, identified simply as Jeanet De Jonge, on Netlog ... Read More »