Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "EFCC"

    Ohakim, Nyako, son remanded in EFCC custody

Ohakim, Nyako, son remanded in EFCC custody

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state and Abdulaziz, his eldest son, to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, was also remanded in the custody of the anti-graft agency.Evoh Chukwu, the judge, who presided over Nyako's case, gave the directive on [...]

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    EFCC arrests ex-governor Lamido, two sons

EFCC arrests ex-governor Lamido, two sons

Two years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the sons of Sule Lamido, the immediate past governor of Jigawa state, over allegations of money laundering, the commission has re-arrested the duo as well as the ex-governor.Aminu and Mustapha, sons of the ex-governor, were arrested in Abuja on Tuesday and have been flown to Kano, where they are due [...]

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    EFCC to challenge Fani-Kayode’s acquittal

EFCC to challenge Fani-Kayode’s acquittal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it would respond to the acquittal of Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, who was discharged and acquitted of money laundering earlier on Wednesday.The EFCC had arraigned him in 2008 for allegedly laundering about N100 million while he was the minister of culture and tourism and later, the minister of aviation.However, the sum [...]

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    My nightmare is finally over, says Fani-Kayode

My nightmare is finally over, says Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has expressed delight over his acquittal in the money laundering trial that lasted for seven years.In 2008, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him for allegedly laundering about N100 million while he was the minister of culture and tourism and later, the minister of aviation.The sum was reduced to N2.1 million on November [...]

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    Ohakim: Politicians exploiting my trial

Ohakim: Politicians exploiting my trial

Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo state, has described the media reports about his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as “unnecessary drama”.The commission arrested him on June 18 and he was bailed after being detained for several hours.But in a statement issued on Saturday, Ohakim alleged that some unnamed individuals who were out to smear [...]

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    N25.7bn fraud: Court acquits Atuche, ex Bank PHB boss

N25.7bn fraud: Court acquits Atuche, ex Bank PHB boss

A Lagos high court on Monday freed Francis Atuche, former managing director of defunct Bank PHB, of the N25.7 billion criminal charge against him.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Atuche, his wife Elizabeth and Ugo Anyanwu, a former chief financial officer of the bank, for stealing the said sum.Atuche had denied the theft, saying as a devout [...]

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    N8bn currency scam: Court grants bail to five bankers

N8bn currency scam: Court grants bail to five bankers

Olayinka Faji, a judge of a federal high court in Ibadan, Oyo state, has granted bail to five employees of three commercial banks involved in the N8 billion mutilated currency scam.However, the court denied bail to 10 others, including three employees of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).The five officials are Ademola Adewale of Wema Bank, Kehinde Fatokun, Olukunle Sijuade [...]

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    EFCC quizzes former Ebonyi governor, Elechi

EFCC quizzes former Ebonyi governor, Elechi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogated Martin Elechi, former governor of Ebonyi state, at its head office in Abuja on Monday.A source at the commission told NAN that Elechi arrived EFCC’s office at 10 am.The source said that the former governor was at the commission to honour the invitation by commission.On January 29, 2015, the anti-graft agency also invited the former [...]

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    EFCC hits Sylva with fresh corruption charges

EFCC hits Sylva with fresh corruption charges

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    N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

Nine days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dropped N2.45 billion charges against Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, a federal high court in Abuja has dismissed another N19.2 billion corruption charge against him.The ‎ruling brought to an end all the charges that the commission had against Sylva.In her ruling on Wednesday, Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, described [...]

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    EFCC arraigns ex-bankers for defrauding late Ado Bayero

EFCC arraigns ex-bankers for defrauding late Ado Bayero

Three former bank employees Amina Magaji, Haruna Bulama Namadi and Muhammed Abdullahi were on Monday arraigned before Faruk Lawan, justice of the Kano state high court Kano for defrauding Ado Bayero, the late emir of Kano, to the tune of N17 million.A statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that the principal accused person, Magaji, was appointed account [...]

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    Judge convicts Igbinedion’s brother for N25bn scam

Judge convicts Igbinedion’s brother for N25bn scam

J. Liman, a justice of the federal high court Benin, Edo state, on Wednesday convicted Michael Igbinedion, younger brother of Lucky Igbinedion, former Edo state governor, and Charles Eboigbodin for their involvement in a N25 billion scam.According to Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the two alongside their companies – Gava Corporation Limited, Romrig Nigeria Limited, PML [...]

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    EFCC resumes N19.2bn fraud trial of Sylva

EFCC resumes N19.2bn fraud trial of Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, will appear at the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday to resume the trial of the alleged N19.2 billion money laundering instituted against him and his co-accused.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) levelled the charges against Sylva, Francis Okoburo, Gbenga Balogun and Samuel Ogbuku.They were accused of using three companies – Marlin [...]

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    Nnamani to face N5bn corruption suit alone

Nnamani to face N5bn corruption suit alone

A federal high court in Lagos has granted a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to separately prosecute Chimaroke Nnamani , former governor of Enugu state, for alleged N5 billion fraud.Nnamani's trial, which began in 2007, had suffered monumental delays, partly owing to his frequent applications to travel abroad for medical treatment.Nnamani served as Enugu state governor from [...]

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    Soludo innocent of bribery allegations, says EFCC

Soludo innocent of bribery allegations, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Chukwuma Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, innocent of complicity in an alleged scam involving the CBN, Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) Plc and Securency Pty Limited of Australia.Soludo, alongside other officials of the CBN and NSPM, was accused of accepting bribes to effectuate the change of some [...]

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    Jonathan wants to arrest Tinubu, says APC

Jonathan wants to arrest Tinubu, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is alleging that the Goodluck Jonathan government has concluded plans to arrest Bola Ahmed Tinubu, its national leader, and other financiers of the party.The party, which made this allegation on Saturday through Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was plotting to “decimate the opposition and gain an undue advantage ahead of the [...]

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September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
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