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Don’t allow your image to be smeared – Anambra tells EFCC
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Don’t allow your image to be smeared – Anambra tells EFCC

By: Awesome Ekene The Anambra State government has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to allow its image to be dragged to the mud by selfish politicians. The advice followed purported sponsored media reports claiming that the anti-graft commission has placed Governor Willie Obiano on its watch list. A statement from the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba regretted that the ongoing drama was in bad taste, insisting that the Commission did not serve the Governor any notice nor invited him for questioning. The statement reads, "Nigerians were dismayed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) went a new low on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, when it sponsored media reports claiming that it has placed G...
EFCC nab another 20 internet fraudsters, recover 6 vehicles
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EFCC nab another 20 internet fraudsters, recover 6 vehicles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said it’s operatives have arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The Uyo Zonal Command of the Commission said the suspects where arrested in a sting operation on Tuesday at three different locations in Calabar, Cross River State. According to the Command, while some were arrested at Parliamentary Extension, others were arrested at Ikot Ene Obong 8 miles and Ekorimim Housing Extension. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that at the time of their arrest, two Mercedes Benz C300, a Lexus 300 Saloon car, a Toyota Corolla and two Toyota Camry cars, over 10 laptops, several mobile phones and wrist watches were recovered from them. The suspects include Sylvester Lucky, a 30-year- old car dealer from Yala LGA of Cross River S...
Why Obi Cubana was arrested, detained — EFCC
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Why Obi Cubana was arrested, detained — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Monday arrested a popular socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, known as Obi Cubana, for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. An unconfirmed report has it that the commission has also confiscated his passport. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving Nigeria while the investigation lasts. It was also learnt that the anti-graft agency quizzed the Anambra-born businessman for the second day on Tuesday at its Abuja office. The club owner got into the spotlight in July 2021 when he hosted an ostentatious burial for his late mother in Oba, Anambra State.  According to sources, over 100 cows were killed during the burial ceremony, while guests gifted...
I’ve not made any comment on EFCC‘s invitation, says Obi
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I’ve not made any comment on EFCC‘s invitation, says Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi has denied reacting to the invitation to him by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) as being circulated on different media platforms. The said reaction quoted Obi as requesting the EFCC to make their investigations public, among other out-of-character remarks. The release by his media office and signed by Valentine Obienyem said the former governor of Anambra state was yet to receive the letter from the EFCC, which he read on social media like others. The statement reads, "From what is circulating, the letter appears to have been sent to an office he is no longer part of and is yet to reach him. “However, Obi being a law abiding Nigerian will honour all legitimat...
Fraudulent activities rampant among bankers in Nigeria – Bawa
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Fraudulent activities rampant among bankers in Nigeria – Bawa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that fraudulent activities are going on in financial institutions across the country, especially in the nation’s banking industry. According to Bawa, the directive by the EFCC that bankers should declare their assets was not to witch-hunt them, but rather, to save Nigeria from a serious crisis in the banking sector. Bawa said the EFCC and other stakeholders needed to sanitise the banking sector to rid it of rots and fraudulent activities. Adding that Nigeria could not afford another crisis in the banking sector.  Bawa who spoke through the Head of Lagos Zonal Office of EFCC, Ahmed Ghali at a capacity building workshop organised by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) for...
Bawa is hale and hearty – EFCC clarifies
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Bawa is hale and hearty – EFCC clarifies

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa had collapsed on Thursday while delivering a speech at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. But the commission has however made clarifications on the health status of its Chairman. Bawa was said to have suddenly stopped speaking while giving a goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration at the villa. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami other senior officials at the event later assisted him to his seat and later taken away to the hospital. The EFFC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement released after the incident said his boss is hale and hearty. ”This clarification became necessary following an incident today September 16, 2021, at the Presidential Vil...
Don’t allow EFCC destroy your legacies – opposition tells Buhari
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Don’t allow EFCC destroy your legacies – opposition tells Buhari

Over 25 opposition political parties in the country have accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly politicising anti-graft war. The parties, under the agies of Allied Political Parties for Good Governance and Building Nigeria Legacy also accused the agency for allowing itself to be used by some politicians within and outside the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to intimidate members of other parties. Reacting to the recent face-off between the Kogi State Government and the EFCC over an alleged N20 billion Kogi State Salary bail-out account at Sterling Bank that was purportedly frozen by the court, the parties accused the EFCC of chasing an agenda and being used by some APC henchmen to label some politicians as corrupt through unverified cases. ...
EFCC arraigns ex-manager, Ecobank in court over N50m fraud
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EFCC arraigns ex-manager, Ecobank in court over N50m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Enugu zone has arraigned  Ecobank Nig. Ltd and its former Onitsha Branch Manager, Jossy Honnah, in court for stealing, altering, forgery and defrauding a customer, Chief Vincent Okparaku and his company, Vicyntel Nigeria Ltd , a cumulative sum of N50, 315, 780 (Fifty million, three hundred and fifteen thousand, seven hundred and eighty naira) between August 2013 to June 2016. In a twenty count charges Suit N0: 0/11c/2021, preferred against Honnah and Ecobank prepared by Ajobiewe Rotimi Enitan of EFCC, Enugu Zone on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria as the complainant, Ecobank Nig. Ltd and Jossy Honah  were accused of stealing various sums of money at different intervals from the account of Vicyntel Enterpris...
EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos, Ibadan
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EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos and Ibadan, Oyo State. The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Ibadan. According to him, 24 suspects were arrested in Ibadan and 10 others in Lagos. He added that the suspects were arrested by EFCC operatives in separate operations. Uwujaren said the 24 suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were apprehended on Thursday at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan. He said the early morning raid followed actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes. The spokesman said the commission recovered valuable items including four exotic cars, mobile phones,...
EFCC arraigns three fake customs officers for alleged fraud in Ogun
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EFCC arraigns three fake customs officers for alleged fraud in Ogun

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday March 24, 2021 arraigned the trio of Afekhai Aliu, Felix Victor and James Blessing Anne before Justice Efe Ikponwonba on a six count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence. They are alleged to have defrauded one Ikhaigbode Jimoh Oya by claiming to be Custom Officers in charge of auctioning confiscated vehicle at Idiroko, Ogun State. One of the counts reads. “James Blessings Anne, Felix Victor and Afekhai Aliu Obaadugbo on or about the 10th of December, 2018 at Benin with the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N216,000 (Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Naira) as part payment for two vehicles from Ikhaigbode Jimoh Oya who you represented...
EFCC plays audio evidence as Shehu Sani’s trial for alleged $25,000 bribery resumes
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EFCC plays audio evidence as Shehu Sani’s trial for alleged $25,000 bribery resumes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday played an audio recording of some evidence at the resumed trial of the former Senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The commission first arraigned the former federal lawmaker for an alleged $25,000 bribery in 2019. Sani was arraigned on a two-count charge of bribery, name-dropping and influence-peddling for allegedly obtaining the money from the Chairman of ASD Group of Companies, Alhaji Sani Dauda, in 2019. EFCC alleged that the defendant collected the money from Dauda under the false pretence that it would be used to bribe its suspended Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, in order to shield him (the complainant) from investigation and prosecution. Accord...
Don’t be intimidated, fight corruption without fear or favour – Chidoka tells new EFCC Boss
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Don’t be intimidated, fight corruption without fear or favour – Chidoka tells new EFCC Boss

Awesome Ekene Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has challenged the new Chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa to fight corruption without fear or favour, stressing that it was better he was feared by Nigerians than loved by them. Chidoka who gave the advice in an open letter to the EFCC boss urged him not to be intimidated by the onerous task ahead of him nor be frightened by the plight of his predecessors. Congratulating him on his appointment, the former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) also enjoined Bawa to take advantage of his youthfulness to embrace technology and work on digitising the commission as promised during the Senate clearance. He said, "You have a decision to make, and history will guide you....
Breaking: EFCC newly appointed chairman, Bawa at senate chamber for screening
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Breaking: EFCC newly appointed chairman, Bawa at senate chamber for screening

THE Senate has begun the screening of the newly appointed Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa. Bawa who is already at the hallowed Chamber was ushered in by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Babajide Omoworare. President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has promised that Senators can ask any will ask any question, just as he said that the screening will allow for a substantive Chairman for the anti-graft agency. Speaker, members of Kebbi State House of Assembly accompanied the Nominee. Recall that Lawan had said last week that the Nominee would be screened at the Hallowed Chamber. President of the Senate had said, “The screening of the Chairman-designate of the EFCC will be done in plen...
EFCC closes case in ‘Mama Boko Haram’s trial for alleged N40m fraud
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EFCC closes case in ‘Mama Boko Haram’s trial for alleged N40m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Thursday closed its case in the ongoing trial of Aisha Alkali Wakil, aka “Mama Boko Haram,” for alleged N40 million fraud at the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri. The EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement sent to Ripples Nigeria, said the commission closed its case the last two witnesses, Geoffrey Okolorie and Bashir Abubakar. Wakil, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (NGO), was arraigned by the EFCC for alleged N40 million fraud. Other defendants are – Prince Lawal Shoyade and Tahiru Saidu Daura, who is the NGO’s Programme Manager and Country Director. Okolorie, a staff of the Digital Forensic Unit of the EFCC in Abuja, told the cou...
Fraud: EFCC to arraign former aviation Minister, Stella Oduah
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Fraud: EFCC to arraign former aviation Minister, Stella Oduah

The former minister who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is facing fraud charges alongside eight others. Senator Stella Oduah will be arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Feb 22, for allegedly misappropriating public funds during her tenure as the minister of aviation. NAN reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes. Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is facing the fraud charge alongside eight others in a suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CR/316/20. Although the arraignment was scheduled for the day’s sitting, the case could not proceed because the la...
Breaking: Court stops retrial of Orji Kalu by EFCC
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Breaking: Court stops retrial of Orji Kalu by EFCC

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday gave a former Abia State Governor and Senate Chief Whip, Dr.Orji Kalu the permission to challenge his retrial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on alleged money laundering charges. Consequently, Justice Inyang Ekwo has ordered that the planned re-arraignment of the politician in the alleged N7.1billion money laundering charges be put on hold until the resolution of the legal questions raised against his retrial. In a motion exparte which was moved an argued by his counsel, Prof. Awa Kalu (SAN), Senator Kalu asked for an order of Court prohibiting the EFCC from retrying him on same alleged money laundering charges against him. He contented that having been tried, convicted and sentenced the n same char...
Fraud: Maina’s son, Faisal, flees to US – EFCC tells court
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Fraud: Maina’s son, Faisal, flees to US – EFCC tells court

Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has fled to the United States of America (USA), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said. The EFCC’s Counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Abubakar said from the information at the disposal of the anti-graft agency, the accused sneaked to the USA through the Republic of Niger. Earlier at Thursday’s sitting, Justice Abang, in a committal proceeding ruling, ordered Faisal’s surety, who is a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Dan-Galadima. representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, to forfeit a property used as a bail bond. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fa...
EFCC arrests two brothers for ATM card fraud in Benue
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EFCC arrests two brothers for ATM card fraud in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested two brothers, Samson Adayi and Jacob Adayi, for an alleged Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card fraud in Makurdi, Benue State. The brother, according to a statement issued by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, specialize in stealing innocent citizens ATM cards and use such to transfer funds from victims’ accounts to a Point of Sale (POS) terminal, for subsequent withdrawal. He said: “The suspects have numerous accounts which they used in carrying out their fraudulent activities.” Items recovered by EFCC from the suspects include 29 ATM cards of different banks, N51,000 cash, Infinix X683 phone, two small Itel phone, one ear Bluetooth, one 9mobile and Airtel SIM cards. “The suspects w...
EFCC quizzes ex-gov Yari for alleged illegal dealings
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EFCC quizzes ex-gov Yari for alleged illegal dealings

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday quizzed a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, over alleged illegal financial dealings. The EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the development to journalists, said Yari was quizzed by the commission’s operatives in Lagos. He, however, said the ex-governor was allowed to go home after the interrogation. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had last month ordered the final forfeiture of N248million belonging to Yari to the Federal Government. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court and alleged that the funds were illegally taken from Zamfara State coffers du...
EFCC arraigns Kalu over alleged N7.1bn fraud
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EFCC arraigns Kalu over alleged N7.1bn fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today arraign Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu before the Federal High Court in Abuja. The senator will be docked before Justice Inyang Ekwo on N7.1 billion money launderingrelated charges. Chief Kalu, who governed Abia State from 1999 to 2007, was earlier found guilty and sentenced to a 12-year jail term by the Lagos division of the court. He was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu, for allegedly stealing about N7.1 billion from the state treasury. However, the Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, quashed the conviction and ordered a retrial of the defendants by the EFCC. In a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of justices, the Supreme Court nulli...
EFCC arrests Gusau varsity VC for N260m contract scam
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EFCC arrests Gusau varsity VC for N260m contract scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Gusau, Prof Magaji Garba in connection with an alleged N260 million contract scam. The anti-graft agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest on Monday but did not give further details. The professor was detained by the agency last Thursday after honouring an invitation concerning the matter. A source at the EFCC disclosed that in 2018, the VC, allegedly fraudulently obtained N260 million from a contractor, Alhaji Shehu Sambo, owner of Ministaco Nigeria Ltd., on the pretext that the university was going to award a contract worth N3 billion for the construction of a perimeter fence to his company. However, the contract was breached, pr...
30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested by EFCC in Enugu
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30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested by EFCC in Enugu

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 30 suspects for various internet-related offences in Enugu. The agency stated that the young men were arrested at Thinkers Corner Extension following a tip-off on alleged criminal activities which targeted mostly foreigners. Items recovered from the suspects include cash, five cars, laptops and mobile phones. The suspects are Raphael Chidiebere, Dr. Onyechiefuna Victor, Oliobi Chukwujekwu, Alozie Ikenna, Lakeru John, Chijioke Onyedika, Chikwube Nwadinobi, Eze Chukwuebuka, Nwafor Ifeanyi, Chidobelu Chidera, Ozonwu Nnamdi, Joseph Emmanuel, Chukwunonyelu Chizoba Eze and Imachukwu Ogonna. Others are Okwesi Kizito, Onuorah Emmanuel, Promise Okpowasili, Ezeanu Ugochukwu, Ogbonna Emenike, Ibeka Nzerib...
EFCC arrests three Dubai-based suspected internet fraudsters, 14 others in Lagos
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EFCC arrests three Dubai-based suspected internet fraudsters, 14 others in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested three Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based suspected internet fraudsters and 14 others in Lagos. The EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday at Jakande and Osapa London area of Lekki following series of intelligence detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences in Nigeria and abroad. He said: “ The Dubai- based suspects who were arrested at Victory Nest Estate, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, today January 27, 2021 are – Samuel Oluwasegun Olayinka, Afeez Fajumobi and Olamide Olamilekan Olaofe, while their accomplice caught with them include Amao Oluwatobi, Amao Josh...
EFCC quizzes Cross River’s commissioner
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EFCC quizzes Cross River’s commissioner

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday quizzed the Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Mfon Bassey. However, the commission did not disclose why the commissioner, who was picked up from his Calabar residence on Thursday morning was interrogated by his operatives. The Head of EFCC, Uyo Zonal office, Edeh Uchenna, confirmed development to journalists on Friday. He said: “One Mfon Bassey, Commissioner for Environment is being investigated by EFCC. He was with us yesterday (Thursday). He was also with us this morning. We are questioning him on certain allegations levelled against him. “Though we are investigating the commissioner, he is not in our custody. He only reported to us when we invited him and he has been honouring our invitati...
Court strikes out EFCC’s money laundering case against Atiku’s son-in-law
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Court strikes out EFCC’s money laundering case against Atiku’s son-in-law

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, struck out the money laundering case brought against Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Babalele on two counts of money laundering in August 2019. Babalele was accused of procuring Bashir Mohammed to make a cash payment of $140,000 without going through any financial institution. According to the anti-graft agency, the money exceeded the threshold stipulated by the anti-money laundering law. The EFCC also alleged that Babalele made the transaction on February 20, 2019, in contravention of Section 18 (c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and was liable to be punished under Section 16(2)...
EFCC arrests 140 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos
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EFCC arrests 140 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday at least 140 internet fraudsters had been arrested in Lagos in the last three months. The Zonal Head of EFCC in the state, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who stated this when he featured in a programme on 91.3FM, said 38 suspected fraudsters including seven girls were arrested in one day during raids in some parts of the state. He said: “We have carried out a series of investigations regarding computer-related fraud. “We have done about nine of such investigations around the Lekki area of Lagos. Over a period of three months, we arrested close to 140 internet fraudsters. “In one of the raids, we arrested 38, including seven girls, who are girlfriends of the suspects. But the girls were immediately released after it was...
EFCC’s document in ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu’s trial rejected by court
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EFCC’s document in ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu’s trial rejected by court

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, refused to admit as exhibit a document tendered by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the ongoing trial of a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu. Yakubu is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges bordering on the cash sums of $9,772, 800 and £74,000 recovered from him by the operatives of the commission. The EFCC operatives had, on a tip-off, raided Yakubu’s house located on Chikun Road, Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on February 3, 2017, when they recovered the funds kept in a safe. EFCC’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on November 5, 2020, tendered a document which Yakubu had filed at the Supreme Court to seek a...
Case against Benue Assembly deputy speaker, clerk in alleged N5m fraud closed by EFCC
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Case against Benue Assembly deputy speaker, clerk in alleged N5m fraud closed by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday closed its case in the N5,040,950 misappropriation of public funds trial of the deputy speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji and the clerk, Torese Agena. The commission closed its case on the matter, which is before Justice S. O. Itodo of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, on Tuesday, November 17. The state assembly deputy speaker and the clerk are being prosecuted by the Makurdi zonal office of the EFCC on two-count charge of abuse of office and criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N5,040,950 (five million, forty thousand, nine hundred and fifty Naira). At the sitting this Tuesday, prosecution counsel, George Chia-Yakua, closed its case against the defendants after the ...
EFCC re-arraigns 2 Chinese over bribery
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EFCC re-arraigns 2 Chinese over bribery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office on Tuesday re-arraigned the duo of Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, both Chinese, before Justice Saleh Kogo Idrissa of the Federal High Court, Sokoto on three-count charges of conspiracy and offering bribe to a public servant to the tune of N50 million. Before their re-arraignment, EFCC previously arraigned Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, two Chinese, working with China Zhonghao Limited at the Sokoto State High Court yesterday, on an allegation of bribery. The defendants were docked for allegedly offering to bribe the EFCC Sokoto Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal with the said sum on behalf of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, which is being investigated over contracts awarded it by the Zamfara State Governm...
EFCC confirms Anonymous attempt to hack website
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EFCC confirms Anonymous attempt to hack website

Following the recent tempering of websites in the country by the group, Anonymous, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that there were attempts to breach its website. Anonymous, a legion of hackers, had claimed responsibility for hitting the agency’s internet platform. The group also tempered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) website and threatened to target more. The anonymous group say their actions are in support of the EndSARS protests in the country. EFCC, however, assured that its website was not hacked. On Monday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media, noted that the compromise efforts were recorded over the weekend. The spokesman blamed “cybercriminals” for a near breach of its privacy. Uwujaren said the attempts were succe...