Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tag "EFCC"

    EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a banker identified as Kehinde Agbabiaka for allegedly stealing N137 million from a customer in Ibadan, Oyo state and diverting the money for personal use.The Ibadan zonal office of the commission said it received a petition on August 20 from representatives of a bank against Agbabiaka, a sales agent, for diverting [...]

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    Avoiding judgment debt doomsday

Avoiding judgment debt doomsday

Scary. That, in one word, captures my conclusion after reading a chapter on judgment debts in Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke’s book, Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, which is due for public release tomorrow. If care is not taken, judgment debts will bankrupt this country. For starters, judgment debts are court-ordered payments for breach of contract, infringement of [...]

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    Don’t sell property — court tells Okorocha after lifting forfeiture order

Don’t sell property — court tells Okorocha after lifting forfeiture order

A federal high court in Rivers state has ordered Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, not to sell the properties under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).J.K, Omotosho, the judge, gave the ruling on Friday.The EFCC had obtained a court order for the interim forfeiture of some assets traced to Okorocha.In a statement on Saturday, Wilson Uwujaren, [...]

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    Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction.The senior advocate is currently on self-exile, alleging that the EFCC wants to humiliate him and also insinuating that there were plans to assassinate him because of the "powerful toes" he stepped [...]

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    Magu: I’ve been fighting corruption without political interference

Magu: I’ve been fighting corruption without political interference

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has been fighting corruption without political interference.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, quoted Magu as saying this on Tuesday while speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja.The theme of the conference was “Building Nigeria for Sustainable Growth and [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve obtained order to seize Okorocha’s assets

EFCC: We’ve obtained order to seize Okorocha’s assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has obtained court order for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, and his wife.Usman Imam, head of the commission's zonal office in Enugu, said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the agency in the last eight months.Imam said the commission also [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve arrested two suspects on FBI list

EFCC: We’ve arrested two suspects on FBI list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested two suspects on the list released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).Aminu Aliyu, head of Abuja zonal office, disclosed this in Abuja, on Tuesday.According to Aliyu, Chika Augustine and Godspower Nwachukwu, the suspects, were arrested in Abuja.He said $35,000 was recovered from Augustine during the arrest.The zonal head disclosed that [...]

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    EFCC arrests another suspect on FBI list

EFCC arrests another suspect on FBI list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested a suspected female internet fraudster on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) list in Edo state.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Muhtar Bello, head of Benin zonal office, who represented Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of EFCC, said the commission has arrested 113 internet fraudsters and secured the conviction of 53 [...]

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    Buhari: I will not interfere in EFCC’s operations

Buhari: I will not interfere in EFCC’s operations

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged not to interfere with the operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as it strives to uncover and prosecute corrupt public officials.The president made the pledge at the graduation of 328 cadets of the detective superintendent course 8 of the EFCC, on Saturday, in Kaduna state.Buhari, who was represented by Boss Mustapha, secretary to [...]

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    Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says he was trailed by some unidentified people who nearly broke his head while he was on his way from the state house of assembly on Friday. Speaking with journalists, Fayose said he answered the invitation of the state assembly, which is probing his administration for alleged financial impropriety, because his ''conscience is clear'' [...]

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    Who do ‘Magu boys’ work for, EFCC or an emperor? 

Who do ‘Magu boys’ work for, EFCC or an emperor? 

A scathing detraction to professionalism in Nigeria is the customisation of public offices. Institutions are built around personalities rather than on principles and service.The corrugation of Nigeria’s public offices and institutions has a long history. But of significance is the brazen privatisation and deployment of public office to insular ends by Michael Aondooakaa, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) under Umaru [...]

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    EFCC arrests two more suspects wanted by FBI

EFCC arrests two more suspects wanted by FBI

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of two suspected internet fraudsters linked to the on- going collaborative investigations between the agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The suspects were reportedly arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state and Owerri, Imo state.One of them, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou was identified as a leader of a loose "syndicate of [...]

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    FBI-wanted suspect arrested in Ilorin

FBI-wanted suspect arrested in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Oyediran Joseph described as one of the “most wanted” internet fraudsters by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.Sharu Isyaku, zonal head of the commission, disclosed this at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, on Friday.The development comes one week after the FBI released a list of 77 Nigerians said to be involved [...]

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    Nigerians react as EFCC describes top officials of the commission as ‘Magu boys’

Nigerians react as EFCC describes top officials of the commission as ‘Magu boys’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has come under criticisms on social media for tagging some of its operatives as 'Magu boys'.In a tweet on Thursday night, the anti-graft agency shared a photo of Mohammed Rabo, head of EFCC operations in Lagos state, and some other agents.In the tweet, the agency said the operatives were on the move to [...]

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    EFCC to appeal court ruling acquitting Jonathan’s ex-aide of N1.6bn fraud

EFCC to appeal court ruling acquitting Jonathan’s ex-aide of N1.6bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal the judgment of the Lagos federal high court that discharged and acquitted Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and Joseph Iwuejo, a banker.The anti-graft agency said it is studying the details of the judgment and will approach the appeal court for a review.Mohammed Idris, [...]

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    Court frees ex-presidential aide as EFCC fails to call Jonathan, Dasuki as witnesses

Court frees ex-presidential aide as EFCC fails to call Jonathan, Dasuki as witnesses

A federal high court in Lagos has discharged and acquitted Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Joseph Iwuejo, a banker, who were charged with N1.6bn fraud.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Dufada and Iwejuo before the court on 23 counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.The agency alleged that between June 1 [...]

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