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Tag Archives: EFCC

Rep members orders the unfreezing of former first lady’s bank accounts

Six Nigerian commercial banks that froze the accounts of former first lady, Patience Jonathan have been ordered by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions to unfreeze the accounts. The committee chaired by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja at a hearing on a petition …

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Banker arrested for defrauding secondary school in Rivers State

A banker with Access Bank identified as Cyril Ndakoji Amaechi for defrauding Jephthah International School has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The EFCC told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday that Amaechi received N36, 186, 012 (thirty-six million, one hundred and eighty-sixty thousand and twelve naira) …

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Gombe State SEMA secretary arrested over diversion of IDP materials

The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Secretary, Dr Danlami Rukuje has been arrested by the Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , over alleged diversion of materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). According to reports, Rukuje was arrested following a tip-off received by the …

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EFCC refunds N36million to schools duped by fraudsters

Mrs Ifeoma Chukwuogo, Proprietress of Jephtah International School, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has received the sum of N36, 186,12.00( Thirty Six Million, One Hundred and Eighty-Six Thousand, Twelve Naira) by the EFCC. The suspects: Cyril Ameh Idakwoji, a staff of Access Bank plc who was the Account Officer …

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EFCC discovers property worth N6bn belonging to former first lady

An eight-storey building in a prime area of Abuja allegedly belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan was discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). The building, which has been described by the EFCC as a ‘magnificent architectural edifice,’ has not yet been valued …

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EFCC seeks the total forfeiture of N664m recovered from permanent secretary

The Federal High Court in Lagos southwest Nigeria has received an application from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  seeking the permanent forfeiture of the sums of N664,475,246.6, $137,680.11 and property it recovered from the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr Clement Illoh Onubuogo, …

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EFCC recover 15% of Diezani Alison-Madueke looted funds

According to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC )Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, said only about 15 per cent of funds allegedly misappropriated by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, had been recovered. Magu, who spoke during a courtesy visit of the …

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EFCC set to resume investigation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki henchman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) is set  to resume their investigation as a Federal high court sitting in Lagos State has struck out a fundamental right enforcement suit filed before the court by a Lagos businessman, Dr Kennedy Izuagbe, perceived to be one of the senate …

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Patience Jonathan Dares EFCC, Recovers N2bn Hotel

Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has recovered her N2bn hotel which was sealed off by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in June, The PUNCH has learnt. In June, the EFCC placed the red inscriptions, ‘EFCC Under Investigation’ all over the hotel which is located near Setraco …

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EFCC submits list of high profile cases to the Judiciary

The details of the high profile cases being handled by the anti-corruption agency has been made  available by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission   to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice based on request. Those on the list, it was learnt, include top-ranking …

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$200bn set to be discovered in Dubai by the EFCC

The partnership between the Nigeria  government and that of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have began to yield benefict as the UAE government has decided to reveal to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a list of Nigerians with loot stashed in the middle eastern country. According to the …

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Man issuing fake Visas arrested by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a  fraudster, identified as Ajayi Olalekan Ezekiel, for issuance of fake Argentina visas. The suspect who is a member of a syndicate of visa racketeers, allegedly procured fake Argentina visas for the duo of Oseni Ibrahim and Idudhe Ovuokero. Narrating his ordeal …

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President Buhari destroyed EFCC – PDP

Members of opposition party , the Peoples Democratic Party,( PDP )  on Thursday, accused the ruling party, All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of destroying the independence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. The EFCC and ICPC were created during …

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EFCC freezes N8.6bn in Patience Jonathan’s associate account

Three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, TheNation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who …

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EFCC hunts Heritage Bank MD, others over N13bn fraud

The Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo, is been hunted by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC )  who has allegedly ignored a series of invitations from the commission. According to sources at the EFCC, Sekibo was invited for his role in the alleged diversion of …

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EFCC arrests NGO members for impersonation

Some members of an NGO,identified as Restoration for Truth Rights Initiatives, RTI, has been arrested by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) , for impersonating the commission and defrauding unsuspecting public under the pretence that they are affiliated to the Commission. The …

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EFCC’s Twitter Timeline Is Now Boring – Nigerians Lament

Looks like Twitter Nigeria is feeling nostalgic about the then always lit, petty, dishing out savage replies and making headlines almost daily EFCC Twitter handle ever since it changed its handler. Two months ago, the handler behind the account, was officially unveiled as he moved on from the job to …

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Gunmen Attack EFCC Headquarters in Abuja

It appears corruption is fighting back quite literarily this time around.A major security breach was reported at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The heavily …

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Fake Online Store Operator Arrested By EFCC In Ibadan

A suspected internet fraudster, Afolabi Ojo, who allegedly engages unsuspecting members of the public in a phony online shopping on Instagram and WhatsApp respectively, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial crimes commission(EFCC). The suspect, who is a student of the Osun State Polytechnic, Ire, Osun State, was arrested from …

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EFCC recovers N227m in Kaduna

According to the Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Ibrahim Bappa, the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered from various persons under investigation by the commission. Mr Bappa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, added that the anti-graft agency also screened …

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