At least seven governors are said to be on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) radar over alleged $200billion loot to the United Arab Emirates. This comes on the heels of report of a trip to Dubai by the chairman of the anti-graft agency Ibrahim Magu, which is in line to recover the $200billion loot. Mallam Shehu Sani, the chairman of the Senate committee on Foreign and Domestic Debts had claimed that as much as $200 billion of stolen funds from Nigeria may have been hidden in the UAE by past public officers and their agents/fronts. He said:
“Over $200 billion are stashed away in Dubai alone. This may be the monies stolen in the last 20 years. I am not talking about estates and bonds and other securities bought with Nigeria’s stolen money.” Continue reading →
Some concerned Nigerians on Friday flayed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for excluding suspected corrupt members of the ruling All Progressives Congress from the radar of its anti-corruption campaign. They agreed that Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign would not achieve any success unless everybody suspected to have looted public funds, including APC supporters, is probed. Continue reading →
The camp of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is reported to be in disarray on how to refund the N3.145 billion allegedly shared by six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had recently uncovered how N3.145b was paid into the accounts of six PDP chieftains and the Goodluck Support Group by the Central Bank of Nigeria in the build-up to the last presidential elections. Continue reading →
According to multiple online sources, yesterday, EFCC investigators said they had uncovered evidence showing how some people allegedly shared N3.145billion in the build up to the 2015 presidential election. They’re: former aviation minister and director of media for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign organization, Femi Fani-kayode. Continue reading →
Former Secretary-General of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum Energy and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori has challenged former Niger Delta militia leader, Government Ekpemukpolo, aka, Tompolo, to come out of hiding and face the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, eye ball to eye ball, in the court to prove his innocence in his ongoing trial by the agency over an avalanche financial crime. He said:
“Tompolo’s trial for gross financial crime is only infinitesimal of President Buhari’s war against the mammoth financial crime committed by the immediate past federal government of the Peoples Democratic Party. The agency is not witch-hunting him. After all, there are others like Tompolo currently facing trial and more people will be subsequently charged. So let Tompolo come out of hiding and face EFCC eye ball to eye ball in court.”
The Punch reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered $1m cash from one of the houses belonging to the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh(retd.). The money was said to have been recovered after detectives searched a mansion located at 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama, Abuja. A detective at the EFCC, who did not want his name in print, said:
“We have seized several properties belonging to Badeh. A few days ago, we returned to the mansion located at 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama. In the presence of several witnesses, including neighbours, we searched the house and recovered $1m in cash. The money has been lodged as evidence.” Continue reading →
A former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro and other accused persons in the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment scam is to be remanded in Kuje prison custody. At the court sitting today, February 29, the three accused having listened to all the charges against them said they were not guilty. After taking their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Yusuf prayed the court to fix a date for trial. He also asked that the accused person be remanded in prison custody. Continue reading →
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that he is not against lawyers but a few bad ones among them who are teaming up with corrupt persons to thwart justice. Magu made the clarification in a statement signed by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren. He said his recent comments regarding the conduct of judicial officials were not intended to impugn their integrity.
“There is no way one can make a blanket statement on the integrity of lawyers and judges. Nigeria is blessed with some of the best lawyers and judges on the African continent.” Continue reading →
According to SaharaReporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the husband of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke over allegations of laundering more than $600,000 through his personal accounts. He was quizzed for many hours and was released on administrative bail and expected to return to the anti-graft agency headquarters tomorrow.
According to Saharareporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former minister of foreign affairs and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tom Ikimi, over his alleged role in the $2.1bn arms fund mismanagement. Ikimi was said to have been quizzed by the EFCC operatives for over two days and only allowed to go home each day after interrogation because of his health. Continue reading →
The minister for Transport and the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that he suffered a lot in the hands of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the governor of Rivers State.
“I suffered a lot about corruption without any proof against me by anti graft agency.”
Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described the expelled former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr TKO Aluko as a new distraction from the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, saying he does not deserve response from sane minds. Continue reading →
A witness in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) money laundering case against former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye has reportedly said that some of the funds involved were transferred to the account of Marine Float Nigeria Limited, a company allegedly owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Continue reading →
This pretty lady, Nneka Araraume, a wealth manager at ARM Investments, testified that the embattled PDP spokesman gave her two million dollars (in cash) to convert to naira and subsequently invest on behalf of his company – Destra Investments Limited – on December 2, 2014.
Tompolo has consistently been in the news recently, due to his runnings with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The police has denied receiving the warrant for the arrest of the ex-militant leader. According to Punch, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole said:
“We have not received the court order on Tompolo till now and that is why we have not effected his arrest.”
The Punch reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has lined up 25 witnesses in a fresh N22,765,900,000 case aginst ex-militant leader, Tompolo. He has been allegedly indicted severally on different occasions, alongside the former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) boss, Patrick Akpobolokemi. Continue reading →
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, on a fresh two-count-charge of destroying the evidence against him. Continue reading →
Eighteen military chiefs that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe will start appearing before the commission on Monday. The commission had sent invitations to some of the Generals and the companies, whose names featured in the report submitted to the President. A source in the commission stated:
“We have sent invitations to many of them and as from Monday, they will start coming.”
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, to unconditionally appear before it on Thursday (today) to answer 40 counts of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Continue reading →
Adeyanju Deji, the Peoples Democratic Party’s director of new media, has narrated how he visited Olisa Metuh, the PDP’s spokesperson, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week. Deji further quoted Metuh saying:
“They have tried to blackmail & spoil my name. Just imagine all they have said about me. Telling lies against me. First they said I was collecting N5million Naira monthly from office of NSA, imagine if u were my staff how u will feel hearing that. Imagine how all the news people & my staff working with me felt when they heard I was collecting N5milion Naira from Dasuki”. Continue reading →