Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says a group of 27 lawyers are blackmailing Rotimi Jacobs, one of its lead prosecutors, over an alleged £2.5 billion fraud case.  In a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, the commission said the lawyers in a petition addressed to the national executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) alleged that Jacobs was using [...]

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    Fake Atiku’s aide remanded over ‘N100m campaign fraud’

Fake Atiku’s aide remanded over ‘N100m campaign fraud’

A Kaduna state high court has remanded Modu Kotoko, a business man, for "duping a car dealer N100 million under false pretence". The zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state had arraigned Kotoko before the court on Monday on a two-count charge for pretending to be an aide of Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of [...]

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    Court grants Oyo-Ita N100m bail after lawyer raised concerns about coronavirus

Court grants Oyo-Ita N100m bail after lawyer raised concerns about coronavirus

A federal high court in Abuja has granted N100m bail to Winifred Oyo-Ita, former head of service. Oyo-Ita and eight others pleaded "not guilty" to an 18-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N570m. Paul Erokoro, who represented Oyo-Ita, asked the court to grant his client bail considering the coronavirus pandemic. "In view of the state of the world where there [...]

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    PHOTOS: EFCC arraigns Oyo-Ita over ‘N570m fraud’

PHOTOS: EFCC arraigns Oyo-Ita over ‘N570m fraud’

Winifred Oyo-Ita, a former head of service, has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja, to be arraigned on money laundering charges preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oyo-Ita is to be arraigned on 18 counts of money laundering before Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court. Others to be arraigned alongside are Frontline [...]

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    EFCC to arraign Oyo-Ita for ‘fraud’

EFCC to arraign Oyo-Ita for ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will arraign Winifred Oyo-Ita, former head of service, for alleged fraud on Monday. In a statement on Sunday, Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, said Oyo-Ita will be arraigned alongside eight other suspects. He said the other suspects are Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Limited; Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International [...]

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    Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Abass Sanni, lawyer to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), says his client did not threaten to assassinate, harass or intimidate any of the prosecutors involved in his trial. Maina, who is standing trial on 12 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, is asking the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him to enable [...]

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    Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Mohammed Abubakar, a lawyer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has perfected plans to assassinate him. While Maina has asked the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him in the money laundering charges filed by the commission, the EFCC is asking the court to revoke the [...]

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    N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to strike out the N29 billion money laundering case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At the court on Wednesday, Nyako and some other defendants in a no-case submission told the judge that “no case has been made out by [...]

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    PHOTOS: Exotic cars, hotel seized from 30-year-old ‘fraudster’ in Lagos

PHOTOS: Exotic cars, hotel seized from 30-year-old ‘fraudster’ in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic andFinancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Oladimeji Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, for alleged involvement in internet fraud. The hotel, alleged to be a haven for Internet fraudsters, is being guarded by armed security men from three security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Navy. Ogunfolaju, [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for ‘money laundering’

EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President, over alleged money laundering. [...]

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    FBI honours Magu for helping US arrest ‘167 fraudsters’ in Nigeria

FBI honours Magu for helping US arrest ‘167 fraudsters’ in Nigeria

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received a plaque from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). According to Tony Orilade, EFCC's spokesman, the plaque was presented to Magu on Tuesday. Orilade said Magu received the award for his "unique role" in the joint field operation with the FBI code-named, “Operation Rewired” aimed at tackling the [...]

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    EFCC hands over N263m ‘looted under Ahmed’ to Kwara govt

EFCC hands over N263m ‘looted under Ahmed’ to Kwara govt

The Kwara state government says it has received N263 million recovered by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from some officials of the previous administration. In October, the EFCC presented about N111 million, said to to be looted fund belonging to the state, to the governor. In a statement on Tuesday, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor, said Isyaku [...]

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    EFCC arrests man for sharing ‘fake’ pictures of its cell

EFCC arrests man for sharing ‘fake’ pictures of its cell

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Dikeocha Chukwuebuka for allegedly sharing fake pictures of its cell in Port Harcourt, River state. In a statement on Thursday, Tony Orilade, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, said Chukwuebuka was picked up on Wednesday evening. The suspect had tweeted the pictures of a crowded cell — which he has now deleted, and [...]

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    EFCC: We are still probing donations to Jonathan’s campaign

EFCC: We are still probing donations to Jonathan’s campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is still investigating the funding for the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to PUNCH, Shehu Shuaibu, an EFCC investigator, said this on Tuesday during cross-examination in a money laundering case before the federal high court in Lagos. He said alleged donations into the bank account of Joint Trust Dimensions [...]

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    Fresh trouble for ‘Mama Boko Haram’ as EFCC arraigns her over ‘N42m fraud’ 

Fresh trouble for ‘Mama Boko Haram’ as EFCC arraigns her over ‘N42m fraud’ 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Aisha Wakil, better known as Mama Boko Haram, over an alleged N42 million fraud.  The arraignment comes a month after she was remanded over an alleged N111 million fraud.  The commission's zonal office in Maiduguri, Borno state, arraigned Wakil alongside Saidu Daura, Lawal Shoyade and Adamu Sani before Jude Dagat, a judge [...]

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    ‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

Shehu Sani, an ex-senator, says the witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not indict him in court. On Tuesday, the anti-graft agency which had arrested Sani for allegedly extorting one Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, of $25,000, called two witnesses to testify in court. Sani, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly told Dauda that he [...]

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