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EFCC reacts to Fayose’s cruising while on medical trip

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu has reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing on a cruise ship with a white woman. Fayose was granted permission to travel abroad for ‘medical treatment’ by a federal high court. Special assistant on media and publicity to Mr Magu, Tony Amokeodo told Premium Times that they won’t be reacting to the video on grounds of the anti-graft agency only prosecuting the former governor and not persecuting him. SEE ALSO: EFCC gets Court’s nod to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days He stated that they can only wait till Fayose returns [Read]

EFCC gets Court’s nod to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days

A federal high court has given the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) permission to detain the former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow thorough investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion. SEE ALSO: Buhari remains silent as defence minister is named in $550,000 fund diversion The order was necessitated following fresh allegations levelled against the ex-lawmaker by the complainant, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had reported that Shehu Sani was arrested on New Year‘s Eve by the EFCC operatives in Abuja for allegedly extorting $10,000 from Dauda, the Chairman of ASD Motors. SEE ALSO: EFCC arrest Shehu Sani over alleged extortion [Read]

JUST IN: EFCC arrest Shehu Sani over alleged extortion of $20,000

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. According to a report by The Nation, Sani was arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The source said: “He was said to have collected the $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors on the grounds that he is very close to the EFCC boss. “He was subsequently arrested and granted administrative bail while he refunded the money to the victim. “He was asked to report but made himself incommunicado. He must have been scamming a lot of people, dropping the name of the [Read]

Alleged graft: EFCC detains ex-AGF Adoke at airport on arrival from Dubai

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has taken into custody a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke. Adoke was arrested on Thursday after flying into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates where he had been held by the International Police Organisation since November 11, 2019. He was arrested by the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force which was waiting for him at the Abuja airport. The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Interpol, Umar Garba, confirmed to The PUNCH that his men arrested and handed Adoke to the EFCC shortly after his arrival in Abuja. He [Read]

Former AGF, Adoke regains freedom from Interpol, returns to Nigeria

  A Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has regained freedom from the International Police, (Interpol) after one month and a week in their custody in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Adoke’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said Adoke was already airborne to Nigeria. Adoke was arrested on Nov. 11 in Dubai by Interpol immediately he entered the country to seek medical attention. Interpol said their action was based on an international bench warrant for Adoke’s arrest issued on April 17 by Justice Danladi Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). [Read]

EFCC Moves To Seal-up Sun Newspaper Building, Mgt Kicks

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday placed a notice for staff and the general public to keep off the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited. This is according to a statement from the management of the newspaper’s publishing house. This development may not be unconnected with the judgement of Federal High Court in Lagos ordering the winding up of SLOK Nigeria Limited, one of the companies belonging to convicted Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Governor of Abia State over N7.65 billion Naira fraud. Earlier, the anti-graft agency has also explained in a release its operation at the media outfit today. Find below both sides of the [Read]

EFCC Nabs 16-year-old, 28 others for internet fraud in Imo

  OWERRI – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, December 13, 2019, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate. The suspects, who are believed to have used different pseudo names to defraud their unsuspecting victims, were arrested following intelligence and three days surveillance on their hideouts in Bishops Courts’ Malo Lodge, Umuagu Mbieri and King David’s Suite in Owerri. Five cars that include: Lexus RX 350, 2013 model, Lexus RX 330, 2009 model, Lexus ES 300, 2002 model, Toyota Corolla Sport and Toyota Camry were [Read]

Court Sentences Two INEC Staff To 42yrs Imprisonment

  A high court sitting in Yola, presided by Justice Nathan Musa on Thursday jailed two Independent National Electoral Commission staff Ibrahim Muhammed Umar and Sahabo Iya Hamman for 42 years for collecting bribes. Justice Musa also asked the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and the International Police to produce former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face prosecution over the N362 million she sent to the two convicted INEC staff. [Read]

BREAKING: Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s houses in Ilorin

  A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday ordered the interim forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Justice Rilwan Aikawa gave the order citing section 17 of the advance fee fraud and other related offences act 14, 2006 and section 44(2)B of the 1999 Constitution. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented by its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, had applied to the court requesting the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s property. [READ ALSO] Why you can’t seize my Ilorin house – Saraki tells EFCC The agency told the court that it uncovered monumental fraud perpetrated in the treasury of the [Read]

EFCC arrests operators, trainees of Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom

– EFCC arrests 23 men alleged to operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom – The anti-graft agency said the suspects have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality – The operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, November 28 Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office has arrested 23 suspects who are alleged to be operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom. According to the statement posted on the commission’s page, the suspects were arrested during a raid on Essien Essien Street, [Read]

Why you can’t seize my Ilorin house – Saraki tells EFCC

  Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has raised alarm over an alleged move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize his country home in Ilorin, Kwara state. Saraki claimed that the anti-graft commission had filed a process at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, November 27, praying for an interim order for the forfeiture the property. The Cable reports that the allegations were contained in a statement released by his Spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Wednesday. He further claimed that the EFCC’s alleged move is illegal just as he explained that an Abuja Federal High Court had restrained the commission from seizing his properties. The EFCC [Read]

Diezani May Join APC Soon, As EFCC Withdraws Corruption Charges Against The Former Oil Goddess

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has withdrawn a 14-count charge filed against a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, along with Ben Otti, Nnamdi Okonkwo, Stanley Lawson, Lanre Adesanya, and Dauda Lawal, all of whom are former Officials of commercial banks and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. It was gathered that at the resumed hearing of the matter before Justice Muslim Hassan, of a Federal High Court, Lagos, the EFCC through its Lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, dropped the corruption charges against most of the accused persons, through an amended 4-count charge. The amended charge which borders on money laundering, only seeks to prosecute a former Executive Director of [Read]

BREAKING: Court remands Mompha in prison over N32.9bn alleged scam

  LAGOS – The Federal High Court in Lagos has made an order for suspected Internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, to be remanded in the prison custody. Justice Mohammed Liman made the remand order on Monday shortly after Mompha was arraigned before him on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria. In the charges against him, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged that Mompha procured one Ismalob Global Investment Limited and retained in its bank account an aggregate of N32.9bn between 2015 and 2018. The EFCC said Mompha “ought to have reasonably known [Read]

EFCC Raises Alarm As Convicted Yahoo Boy Still Operates from prison, rakes in millions of Dollars

  LAGOS – The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24-year jail term, is still operating from prison. EFCC said Aroke is still in active communication with other high valued targets that are currently being investigated by the Commission for various offences relating to computer fraud and money laundering. A statement from the agency says investigation revealed that Hope masterminded the commission of internet scam worth over $100, 000, 000 (One hundred Million Dollars) whilst serving his jail term. [Read]

Bank Worker, Empties Customer’s Account, Thinking He’s Dead

An official of a commercial bank and three others have allegedly emptied the account of a Nigerian man who resides in Saudi Arabia. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said the suspects had concluded that the owner of the account, Sanusi Yakubu, was dead when he did not operate the account for years. One of the suspects, a worker in the bank, reportedly contacted his suspected accomplices, namely, Ado Shehu, Ali Muhammad and Abba Sanusi, who work with the Sharia Court, Kano State, to obtain court documents stating that the account owner was dead, and that, as his heirs, should be given access to his money. Yakubu subsequently petitioned EFCC’s [Read]