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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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 …

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Man arraigns for defrauding Army General N180m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 8, 2018 arraigned one Mohammed Sanni Zubair, before Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a 4-count charge of fraud. Zubair, a suspected serial fraudster, was alleged to be a member of a syndicate, who specialized in defrauding people. The long arm of the law caught Zubair when the children of one Major General Geoffrey Ejiga (retd) petitioned the EFCC alleging that a syndicate of fraudsters took advantage of their father’s old age to…

Read More

Magu Assures FBI on Fight Against Cybercriminals

The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has assured the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, FBI, that the Commission would intensify its fight against cybercriminals in the country. He lauded the collaboration between the Commission and the agency, saying that the recent raid tagged “Operation Wire Wire”, which led to the arrest of over 32 suspected cybercriminals, was a welcome development. Speaking on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Lagos during a presentation of certificates by the Assistant Legal Attaché, of the United States Consulate…

Read More

N400m fraud: Metuh files appeal over denial of medical treatment abroad

Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has gone before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge refusal of trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment.  Metuh who is facing trial over allegation that he had through his firm, received N400million prior to the 2015 presidential election, had on March 14, applied to be allowed to seek medical attention in the United Kingdom, lamenting that he has lost sensation…

Read More

Magu sued for oppressive conduct

Does the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu have the powers to query, suspend, demote and recall a substantive director of the Commission? That is the puzzle before the National Industrial Court in Abuja. A Director and Former Commandant of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Academy, Mr. Ayo Peter Olowonihi, has dragged the commission before federal industrial court for wrongful suspension and demotion. In the suit filed by Professor JO Amupitan, pursuant to Order 3 Rule 16 of the NIC Rules, 2016, Olowonihi wants…

Read More

Ex- Katsina Perm Sec Jailed for Fraud

A former permanent secretary in the administration of former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Yusuf Sule Saulawa was today December 29, 2017 convicted by Justice Sanusi Tukur  of the Katsina State High Court of one count of Obtaining by False Pretense. The convict fraudulently obtained the sum of N2,500,000 ( Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only)   from the complainant while he was a permanent secretary attached to the office of the Deputy Governor of Katsina State on the pretext that the Office would award the complainant a contract for the supply of fertilizer to all…

Read More