Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Tag Archives: EFCC

FG wants to protect Ikoyi whistleblower by running mad – Itsey Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has admitted that the Federal Government does not want the whistle-blower who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the N13bn in an Ikoyi apartment to run mad. Sagay said the government believed he needed to be adequately …

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We are not responsible for paying Whitstblowers – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has clarified remarks credited to its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, concerning the Ikoyi whistleblower on Thursday. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday that Magu never said the whistleblower had been paid his compensation as being insinuated …

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FG gifts IKoyi House whistle blower N1m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, …

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Court orders the forfeiture of money found in IKoyi house

The sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 which discovered stashed in iron cabinets and “Ghana-must-go” bags in April at Flat 7B Osborne Towers, IKoyi, Lagos inside iron cabinets and “Ghana-must-go” has been ordered to be forfeited temporarily by a Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Saliu Saidu ordered the forfeiture …

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EFCC recovered N738.9 from looters in 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday in Austria said it recovered loots totalling N738.9 billion or $2.9 billion between May, 2015 and October 20, 2017. This was confirmed by the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of the States …

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Ex- Governor arrested by EFCC officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday traced N500m to the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada. The money was said to be part of the N23bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance of the Goodluck …

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EFCC set to hunt down human traffickers – Ibrahim Magu

The Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu,  has confirmed that the commission will begin to hunt down human traffickers. Mr. Magu said this when a delegation from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) visited him in Abuja. The spokesman …

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EFCC arraigns payroll fraudsters before Abuja High court

Suspected payroll fraudsters have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). The fraudsters were alleged to have colluded with one another to collect ghost workers’ salaries and entitlements from different ministries. Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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EFCC returns stolen N11.9m to Redeemed Christian Church of God

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has handed over two cheques totalling N11.9m to a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Rivers State. The amount was said to have been stolen by a deacon of the RCCG, Cyril Idakwoji. The South-South Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr. …

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N918m Fraud: Titi Atiku orders EFCC to arrest Akpan Jacobs

A pastor identified as Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs charged with defrauding Mrs Titi Atiku, the wife of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of N918 million, has alleged that he was detained for three weeks by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Mrs Atiku’s orders. Akpan-Jacobs made the revelation on Wednesday …

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EFCC closes Rickey Tarfa alleged bribery case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) on Monday closed the trial case of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN ),  Mr. Rickey Tarfa, for alleged bribery and attempt to pervert the course of justice. The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, told the presiding …

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EFCC Recovered Over N30 Billion With Help From Whistle Blowers – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that more than N30 billion looted funds have been recovered since the commencement of the whistle blowing policy. The EFCC boss said this on Thursday at the launch of the whistle-blower support project, Tagged ‘Corruption …

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EFCC arrests four Ex-directors of National Theatre over alleged embezzlement

Four directors of the National Theatre in Lagos have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) for alleged embezzlement of government funds. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the four directors, including a woman, were picked up at their Iganmu office for allegedly diverting “huge sums” of …

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EFCC says it traced N2.1bn to Patience Jonathan’s dead mother’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has allegedly traced the sum of N2.114bn to the bank account of a company owned by the wife of former President, Patience Jonathan and her late mother, Mama Charity Oba, Magel Resort Limited. The agency made the disclosure while alleging that the former …

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EFCC arraigns two businessmen for defrauding from bank of over N7bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) on Monday arraigned two businessmen alongside two companies before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining over N7.7 billion from a bank under false pretense. According to the anti-graft agency, Ogbor Eliot and Godwin Okoronkwo had approached the bank …

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EFCC set to investigate INEC officials in 20 states

The highest number of people who took part in the Continuous Voter Registration between the months of April and September 2017 was recorded in the South-South geopolitical zone. This is according to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who also disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes …

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Why EFCC is After Patience Jonathan – Buhari’s PA Replies Ex-first Lady’s Alleged ‘Harassment’

The Presidency on Tuesday replied to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s claim that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is harassing her. The former first lady said she was being probed because of the prominent role she played during the build-up to the 2015 elections, and described Buhari who was …

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Seven persons arraigned by EFCC for illegal oil deal

A ship, MT Vine, and its six-man crew have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC )on Thursday for allegedly dealing in 1,080 metric tonnes of Automated Gas Oil without lawful authority. The crew members, who were arraigned alongside the vessel, are Okpene Peter, Lateef Akin, Sarumi …

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EFCC opens office in Akwa Ibom

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened an office in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital, this was confirmed by commission’s Spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren. He said the development had moved the commission’s fight against corruption closer to the people of Akwa Ibom and neighbouring Cross River. The office, …

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EFCC Arrests Four Yahoo ” boys in Edo State ( Read full story )

The Benin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters, identified as Shiko Romeo, Bobby Edigiu, Henry Nisike and Emmanuel Ayo. The suspects  were arrested recently by men of the Nigeria police force on suspicion of being involved in internet fraud. Upon handing …

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