EFCC arraigns Ja’iz Bank staff for N33m fraud. two others for N44m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on January 9, 2019 arraigned one Alfa Ibrahim, a staff of Ja’iz Bank Plc. before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, on a one-count charge, bordering on dishonesty, to the tune of over N33, 000, 000 million (Thirty Three Million Naira) only belonging to Ja’iz Bank Plc. According to the EFCC, Ibrahim, a branch Automated Teller Machine, ATM custodian, was alleged by the Bank, to have converted to his personal use, N33, 810,000 meant to be “loaded”…

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EFCC Raises Alarm over Scam Mail

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters who disguise as officers of the Commission and send scam mail to individuals, purporting such to be from the EFCC, with the aim of extorting money from them. The Commission has uncovered a number of email addresses, telephone numbers and websites used by unscrupulous persons to perpetrate such fraudulent activities, and is acting on them. In some instances, they send fraudulent emails, letters and make telephone calls to unsuspecting members of the…

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EFCC boss, Magu meets with NCA over PEPs

  Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Thursday, 22 November, 2018 met with the National Crime Agency, NCA, in the United Kingdom to discuss the efforts of the Commission in the recovering of all ill-gotten assets domiciled in foreign jurisdiction by Nigerian’s Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs. Outside the recovery of assets, the EFCC Boss in the course of the high power meeting with officials of the NCA will also present the Commission’s position on ways to fast-track the extradition of all PEPs who…

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Magu Assures Whistle-Blowers of Safety

  Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has once again urged the public to support the whistle-blowing policy, of President Muhammadu Buhari, while stressing that the security of the informant is guaranteed. “The whistle-blower can report to the authorities through a secure online portal, which would also conceal the identity of the blower through the ministry of finance or through law enforcement agencies like EFCC,” he said. Magu said this at a Town Hall meeting organized on Whistle Blowing and Fight against Corruption in Nigeria,…

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EFCC re-arraigns two for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, re-arraigned one Sylvester Osolase before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false information. The offence is contrary to Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006. One of the counts reads: ” That you, Sylvester Osolase, on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos, within the…

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Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule On Ex-Gov Shinkafi’s Motion on Dec 11

  The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Honourable Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu has adjourned till December 11th, 2018 for ruling on an application filed by the former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Shinkafi was charged for allegedly conniving to collect the sum of N450,000,000 part of the sum of $115,000,000 that was said to have been distributed by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke…

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Aftermath of fire outbreak: EFCC relocates Data Centre, Inter Agency Task Force

Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s Jabi new Headquarters. The value of the damaged items, mostly ICT consumables, is in a few millions. However, a detailed analysis is being awaited. It would be recalled that men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office…

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EFCC arraigns Kano Governorship candidate, 1 other for alleged $1.3m fraud

The Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 19, 2018 arraigned Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkareem, a governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria, GPN, and Ebere Nzekwe, before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano on a nine-count charge of criminal conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $1,320,000 (One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) only. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2014, the defendants connived to fraudulently obtained  the said sum from  him in the belief that it would be…

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How men of Fire Service successfully curtailed fire in EFCC building

Men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office today, Monday, 19th November, 2018 successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the Fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours. The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were…

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Ex-police boss, three others arraigned over N1.3billion fraud

     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday,  November 7, 2018, arraigned four suspected fraudsters before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering  on felony and stealing to the tune of N1, 301, 334, 108 (One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira) only. The suspects are: Ifeoma Okpalugo,  an Assistant  Commissioner of Police,  ACP, (retd.); Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman Yusuf Tegina and Helen Nwafor. The suspects …

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EFCC Arraigns Man For N4m Fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today 7th November, 2018 arraigned one Usman Mohammed before Justice Usman Na’abba of High Court, Kano State on one count charge bordering on diversion of funds and criminal breach of trust. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2017, the suspect fraudulently induced him and collected the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,300,000.00) to process four visas to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, umra and their accommodations. The accused who was unable to produce the visa also failed to return the…

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EFCC Arraigns Man for N16m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only. According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba Usman, which alleges…

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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice. Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any point in time…

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N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was introduced to the…

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EFCC has new acting Spokesperson

EFCC Press Release Our media partners are hereby notified that Mr. Tony Orilade, today, November 5, 2018 assumed duty as Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Orilade, who is the Commission’s Head of Public Interface Unit, will act in Mr. Wilson Uwujaren’s stead. Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity is away on a month-long training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State.

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Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former governor, Awa Kalu, SAN,…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

  The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but with the right…

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Adams Oshiomhole corruption charges: Why we are not in court—-EFCC

Following a petition filed by an Edo State-based activist, Osadalor Ochie, before an Abuja Federal High Court challenging the failure of EFCC to file fraud charges against Oshiomhole, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the suit accusing the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole of fraud. Ochie, had filed a suit and prayed the court to compel the anti-graft agency to conduct investigation into allegations of fraud against Oshiomhole while he was governor of Edo State. The suit also seeks the arrest…

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Fayose granted bail, may be re-arrested

There are indications that the Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who was granted bail by a judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, may be re-arrested for another money laundering allegations. Fayose was granted bail by the judge in the sum of ₦50 million with two sureties who must issue a ₦50 million bond in a reputable bank as well as possess three years tax clearance. The former governor was ordered to deposit his international passport with the court. Kanu Agabi, a counsel to Fayose…

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EFCC parades Fayose in court

At last the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has brought before the court, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday before a Federal High Court, Lagos, and was charged alongside with his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on an 11-count charge of N30.8 billion fraud. Fayose is being prosecuted pleaded innocence of the offences. After the arraignment of the accused, the defence counsel, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN), who is a former Attorney General of the Federation, informed the court of a motion on notice…

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