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    Mompha sues EFCC over ‘unlawful detention’, demands N5m damages

Mompha sues EFCC over ‘unlawful detention’, demands N5m damages

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    Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says any request that comes from President Muhammadu Buhari will make the country a better place.Lawan said this on Thursday when he received Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), at his office in Abuja.Sagay had appealed to the senate president to ensure that Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Magu receives Waziri Adio at EFCC HQ

PHOTOS: Magu receives Waziri Adio at EFCC HQ

Waziri Adio, executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), paid a courtesy visit to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Teusday.Adio led some members of NEITI management board to the new office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.Both men made commitment to revive and activate existing MoU between the two [...]

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    PHOTOS: The mansion, exotic cars seized from FBI-wanted Nigerian now jailed for fraud

PHOTOS: The mansion, exotic cars seized from FBI-wanted Nigerian now jailed for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed off the Kaduna residence of one Emmanuel Oluwatosin, declared wanted by the FBI.Two Mercedes-Benz cars (Models C550e and C450) were found at Oluwatosin's house located at 17/19 Seamans street, Maigero, Kaduna.He was arraigned before the Sokoto state high court on Tuesday and prosecuted on one count charge bordering on internet fraud [...]

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    EFCC: How inmate coordinated $1m scam from Kirikiri prison

EFCC: How inmate coordinated $1m scam from Kirikiri prison

Olusegun Aroke, an inmate of Kirikiri maximum prison in Lagos, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison over a $1 million scam he orchestrated from custody.Aroke was serving a 24-year jail sentence for internet fraudster when he committed the act.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said he pulled the scam right from prison using a network of [...]

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    CDD: EFCC, ICPC couldn’t stop vote buying in Kogi

CDD: EFCC, ICPC couldn’t stop vote buying in Kogi

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says financial inducement of voters was rampant in Saturday's election in Kogi state.In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The organisation said in some polling units, [...]

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    To some of us EFCC is a monster, says Owoseni, former Lagos CP

To some of us EFCC is a monster, says Owoseni, former Lagos CP

Fatai Owoseni, former commissioner of police in Lagos state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seen as a monster by some people.He said this while speaking as a panelist during the 12th annual business luncheon of SPA Ajibade & Co., a commercial law firm, in Lagos, on Thursday.The event, chaired by Amina Augie, justice of the supreme [...]

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    Court threatens to strike out fraud charges against Diezani

Court threatens to strike out fraud charges against Diezani

A federal high court in Abuja has threatened to strike out fraud charges brought against Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, issued the threat on Tuesday at the mention of the case by Farouk Abdallah, the prosecution lawyer, over the continued absence of the accused.Abdallah said the federal government [...]

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    Malami: We have recovered N200bn stolen funds

Malami: We have recovered N200bn stolen funds

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government has recovered N200 billion stolen funds since its fight against corruption.Malami said this on Thursday in Abuja at a town-hall meeting organised by the ministry of information and culture.Represented by Abiodun Ayodeji, special adviser to the president on financial crimes, the attorney-general said part of the recovered sum is [...]

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Anxiety over Malami’s bid to take over conditional assets forfeiture from EFCC, ICPC

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, issued an unusual directive to the nation’s anti-graft agencies in the new Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette Vol. 106, No 163 regarding their powers to seize assets.The gazette, titled ‘Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulation 2019’, and dated October 29, 2019, stripped the agencies including the Economic and Financial [...]

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    EFCC releases 16 Kwara LG chairmen quizzed for ‘fraud’

EFCC releases 16 Kwara LG chairmen quizzed for ‘fraud’

The sixteen Kwara state council chairmen invited for questioning by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have been released.The LG chairmen were arrested on Friday, over allegations bothering on misappropriation of funds meant for the payment of salaries, pension of local government employees and teachers in the state.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, in a statement on Saturday, [...]

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    EFCC arrests 16 Kwara LG chairmen for ‘converting N4bn loan to personal use’

EFCC arrests 16 Kwara LG chairmen for ‘converting N4bn loan to personal use’

The Kwara zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 16 local government chairmen for allegedly misappropriating a N4 billion loan.The LG chairmen are also being accused of diverting 10% of the monthly internally generated revenue for their personal use.A statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesperson, said the commission found out that the council chiefs held a [...]

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Magu: EFCC will go after doctors issuing fake reports to accused persons

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will prosecute doctors who issue fake reports to persons facing a corruption trial.In a statement on Friday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, quoted Magu as saying this while speaking at a stakeholder meeting in Abuja.The acting chairman said fake medical reports frustrate the prosecution of corruption [...]

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    ‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), snubbed a question on the petition against Bola Tinubu over alleged cash-laden bullion vans linked to him.Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In February, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence in Lagos on the eve [...]

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    ‘He operates 51 Nigerian bank accounts’ — Magu says Mompha’s arrest an achievement

‘He operates 51 Nigerian bank accounts’ — Magu says Mompha’s arrest an achievement

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.Mompha was arrested in Abuja on October 18 while Koudeih was arrested in Lagos state on Tuesday.Mompha and Koudeih are alleged to have been involved in internet-related fraud and money [...]

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    INEC: EFCC, ICPC to monitor vote-buying in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

INEC: EFCC, ICPC to monitor vote-buying in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will monitor cases of vote-buying during the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Tuesday during the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.The states' elections are scheduled to take place on November 16.According to Yakubu, the EFCC and [...]

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