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UPDATE: [JUST IN] Judge Remands Naira Marley in Prison Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody. The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud. Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of his client. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE [Read]

BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ace Nigerian musician, Naira Marley has appeared in court on 11- count charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  Recall that Naira Marley was arrested few weeks back by officials of EFCC over allegations of internet fraud. See more photos of the ongoing court proceedings below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: More Details Shortly!! STAY GLUED TO THIS SPACE!! #Follow & #LikeOurOfficialNewsPage via www.facebook.com/newsflakesng For 247 Fresh global updates and many more hot Gists regularly 😎👌 [Read]

EXPOSED! Real Reasons EFCC Arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan [A MUST READ]

LAGOS – The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office on Friday said it arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. According to a statement by the EFCC, the arrest was made after an intelligence report had linked the suspects to cyber-crime offences. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that they were arrested along with Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. The anti-graft agency said that at the point of arrest, the [Read]

EFCC Nabs 32 suspected Yahoo Boys hiding inside chairs in Laderin, Abeokuta [SEE PHOTOS]

  ABEOKUTA – EFCC operatives from the Ibadan zonal office yesterday Thursday, April 25th, arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’. A statement from the agency says the arrest of the suspects was not an easy task as most of them hid themselves in some ridiculous places in the house where they were arrested. Some of the suspects hid themselves inside chairs and the rest, but they were smoked out. Aged between 15 and 39 years, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun during an early morning sting operation carried out by men of the commission. Due to the timing, the suspects [Read]

BOOM! EFCC raises team to probe Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends

Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly- elected states helmsmen, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gathers.  At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the tenure of the current ones would have ended . The states that will have new chief executives include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara . Of the 12 states, however, four governors have been accused of corruption . They include Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Chairman of [Read]

Guber Polls: EFCC arrests Ogun Assembly Candidate For Alleged Vote Buying at Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arrested one Sotayo Olatayo Johnson, a contestant for the State House of Assembly in Ogun State. Johnson, who was arrested at Ijaye Park Polling Unit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was caught with some amounts of money neatly arranged in envelops stashed in carrier bags. [READ ALSO] UPDATED: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit in Benue [SEE PHOTOS] See images below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! 📷 EFCC   [Read]

BREAKING: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent in Benue State with millions of naira claiming to be the agent of the Benue State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jimeh. The EFCC, which posted a picture of the seizure, said in a Facebook post that the suspect was arrested in Makurdi. The post read, “At the North Bank Area, Makurdi, a man was caught with large bags containing lots of money. While trying to arrest him, officers of the Commission were attacked and vehicles vandalised. Information gathered confirms that the money belongs [Read]

Crime: EFCC Arrests Five Suspected Internet Fraudsters, Recovers N31m [READ MORE]

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested five suspected Internet fraudsters, and also recovered N31 million from them. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the suspects – Paul Duru, Daniel Effiong, David Gold, Moses Gold and Eke Kelechi, were arrested following a petition received by the EFCC from a new generation bank. The bank had observed suspicious transactions on an account belonging to Duru, after he received N63 million. He was subsequently arrested by operatives of the EFCC. His arrest led to the apprehension of the other suspected fraudsters. Investigations revealed that Duru was hired by Effiong, a “catfisher”, who presented himself as Arbara Williams, [Read]

Ganduje Donates N10m To EFCC, ICPC For Anti-corruption Event

  The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has donated N10 million to the organizers of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, ICPC, Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN and other stakeholders organized the first National Anti-Corruption Marathon, in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, for his fight against corruption. Announcing the donation when he received members of the main organizing committee in Abuja, Mr Ganduje promised that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission would collaborate with the organizers, as an official partner, to ensure success of the event. He said his administration [Read]

EFCC arrests 23 OOU students, 12 others for Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested 34 suspected Internet fraudsters at 21 , Sawmill Road Awa – Ijebu, Ogun State . The suspects who are between 19 and 37 years include 23 students at Olabisi Onabanjo University , out of which nine were ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends or neighbours of some of the suspects ; one was said to be a student of the National Open University of Nigeria , while 12 others are non- students . The commission said in a statement on its Facebook account that it got wind of the suspects ’ activities through a series of intelligence reports alleging [Read]

‘Next Question Please’, EFCC boss Snubs question on Ganduje’s Bribery Allegation – READ MORE

  The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Ibrahim Magu, on Monday refused to answer questions on whether the Kano State Governor , Abdullahi Ganduje, was on a probe . Magu had invited reporters for a press conference in commemoration of his third year in office .   The acting EFCC boss had reeled out the achievements of the anti- graft agency in the last three years including a large number of convictions and recoveries . However , during the question and answer session , Magu was asked to confirm if the EFCC was investigating Ganduje who was allegedly caught on camera collecting kickbacks from contractors [Read]

EFCC Moves To Prosecute Babachir Lawal, Drafts Charges

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally submitted the report of its investigation into fraud allegations against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Lawal, while he was the SGF, was accused of looting the funds of the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) through front companies. However, he has consistently maintained his innocence and denied the allegations. [Read]

BREAKING: Former Gov Fayose granted N50m bail – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the immediate former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Fayose was granted bail in the sum of 50 million Naira. The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun granted Fayose who is facing N2.2bn fraud charges the bail, with two sureties in like sum. EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks, ex-gov kicks – READ MORE According to the bail condition, the former governor shall be remanded in the prison custody till the bail condition are met. [Read]

Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US – READ MORE

  A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that an impeccable source in the EFCC told our source’s correspondent that Obanikoro, who has an American passport and a Nigerian one, met certain conditions before his passports were returned to him. He said, “Obanikoro was able to return over N100m out of the money he received from Dasuki. He showed genuine commitment to returning more money and assist the EFCC [Read]

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two week, Ex-gov kicks – READ MORE

  …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks , our source can confirm . The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody . A reliable source said , “We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation . He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation .” Fayose is under probe for allegedly [Read]