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EFCC: Fani-Kayode insists no regrets after joining APC
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EFCC: Fani-Kayode insists no regrets after joining APC

Femi Fani-Kayode has described himself as a proud member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, insisting that he has no regrets making the move. Fani-Kayode had few months ago dumped the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, and made what appeared a shocking move to the APC, a Party he had criticised in all its existence. Fani-Kayode was one of the public figures who took it upon themselves to criticise every move of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the APC. After he decamped to the ruling party, the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, allegedly arrested him and it came with a heavy mock by Nigerians with some people, calling him a betrayer. Many Nigerians attacked the former minister, predicting that he would end ...
I never said that APC has betrayed me – Femi Fani-Kayode speaks after EFCC invited him for questioning
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I never said that APC has betrayed me – Femi Fani-Kayode speaks after EFCC invited him for questioning

Femi Fani-Kayode has said that he has no regrets after joining the All Progressives Congress  (APC). Sharing a photo collage of him and president Muhammadu Buhari, he wrote that he is a proud member of APC and is honored to belong to the party. "I never said that APC has betrayed me," he added. This comes after anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited him for questioning.
EFCC places Governor Obiano on watchlist
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EFCC places Governor Obiano on watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on a watchlist, ahead of the handover of government in the state. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021. The EFCC requested the immigration to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is traveling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit. The reason for placing the governor on watchlist is yet unknown. Sources told Channels Television that the move was an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor and possibly have intelligence that he is planning to escape aft...
Fani-Kayode Under Fresh EFCC Probe Over Forgery Allegation
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Fani-Kayode Under Fresh EFCC Probe Over Forgery Allegation

It has been revealed that a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode might be under investigation over alleged forgery. According to a report by ICIR, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Kayode for allegedly forging hospital documents he used to hoodwink the court in stalling his money-laundering case currently before a court of law. The ICIR learnt that Fani-Kayode might well be deploying a contrived method between him and some medical personnel on the medical excuses to enable him evade trial. The EFCC, after receiving the defendant’s latest letter, observed the trend Fani-Kayode’s letters had taken in getting adjournments and decided to take a hard look at the development. The agency observed all the letters were supposedly issued from th...
Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC
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Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 (Nineteen Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Naira, Thirty-six Kobo) it recovered from the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc.   The commission had earlier announced that the Kogi State Government stashed the bailout funds released by the Federal Government in 2019 for payment of salary arrears owed civil servants in the state.   However, Kogi State Government had denied hiding the money, claiming that the said funds were disbursed since October 2019.   Kogi Commissioner of Informa...
EFCC arrests man for $200,000 Cryptocurrency fraud in Lagos
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EFCC arrests man for $200,000 Cryptocurrency fraud in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Command, have arrested one Precious Ofure Omonkhoa for an alleged bitcoin investment scam. Omonkhoa was arrested on November 8, 2021 in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about his illegal activities. A statement released by the antigraft agency says Omonkhoa allegedly posed as Moshem Cnich, a Swedish national, to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard- earned money by claiming that he runs a bitcoin scheme, where people invest money to make huge returns. ''Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect engaged in a dating scam and had defrauded two victims in Canada. Upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds ...
EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations
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EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations

Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations bordering on diversion of public funds amounting to about N1.6 billion. According to The Cable, Igbinedion arrived at the anti-graft headquarters in Abuja on Thursday afternoon, November 11, for questioning and remained in EFCC custody till past midnight. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, who confirmed that Igbinedion was in the custody of the agency, didn’t give further details on why the former governor was invited. Igbinedion served as governor of Edo from 1999 to 2007. However, not long after he left office, he was prosecuted by the EFCC over allegations of corruption. In December 2008, a federal high court in Enugu fined the former Edo...
EFCC should invite General Overseers who own private jets with no business empires – Actor Uche Maduagwu
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EFCC should invite General Overseers who own private jets with no business empires – Actor Uche Maduagwu

Actor Uche Maduagwu has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to invite the general overseers of churches who own private jets with no business empires. The actor made the call on his Instagram page. He also added that it is wrong for any General Overseer who has a private jet to criticize President Buhari for "corruption." ''How can you feel so comfortable flying a million Dollars private jet all over #naija when 75% of your members live in serious POVERTY? Is that also holiness? Jesus wept. I sincerely know this #TRUTH is bitter like #Buhari hip hop kunu, but is this also #Christianity or spiritual #Yahoo Yahoo? Which job or business empire does your G.O have to buy private jet? #Jesus kept feeding the multitudes in the bible, why? Why did he not watch dem g...
How Ope Saraki procured 80 KVA generators against 100 KVA approved by govt – Witness
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How Ope Saraki procured 80 KVA generators against 100 KVA approved by govt – Witness

A prosecution witness of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Adedayo Muyideen Dunmoye, in the ongoing trial of Ope Saraki, a cousin to the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, narrated how the defendant executed the contract awarded to McDrive Logistics and Institute Limited, by the previous Kwara state government. He detailed how the defendant knowingly acquired indirect interest in the said contract. The offence according to the anti-graft agency is contrary to Section 12 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences, ICPC Act 2000. Adebayo Dunmoye, led in evidence by Sesan Ola, Counsel to the EFCC, told the court presided by Justice Adenike Akinpelu, that his company, McDrive Logistics and Institute Lim...
Obi Cubana did not take photo with our staff – EFCC
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Obi Cubana did not take photo with our staff – EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the individuals in a trending photo with billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana are not its staff. Head, Media & Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday November 5, described the report as fake and misleading imputation. Uwujaren said the Commission won't hesitate to take necessary steps to address fake news seeking to drag EFCC’s hard-won name in the mud. "The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to fake news trending on social media with the caption, 'EFCC Crew poses for quick photograph with billionaire socialite and businessman Obi Cubana'" the statement read. "The caption is as fake as any fake news can ever be because, at no time during his...
EFCC secures conviction of man parading himself as Facebook COO
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EFCC secures conviction of man parading himself as Facebook COO

The EFCC has secured the conviction of a Nigerian man, Shitu Labeeb Adebowale, accused of parading himself as Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook to swindle unsuspecting victims. Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin found Adebowale guilty of the two-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. Also tendered was a manager’s cheque of N205,705 which he raised as restitution to his victims. Mbachie, thereafter urged the court to consider the plea of guilt entered by the defendant, the plea bargain agreement signed by both parties, the extra-judicial statements of the defendant and the unchallenged testimonies of the prosecution witness to convict the defendant as charged. Justice Akinpelu...
EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released
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EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly confiscated the passport of socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, who was arrested on Monday November 1, for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. Punch reports that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation. A source in the commission however claims he is yet to be released. “Obi Cubana has not been released, he is still having quality sessions with investigators over alleged money laundering running into millions of naira and tax fraud. He will be released when he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various illegal deals. As part of investigation, his travel document has been tempo...
Son of SSS DG, Abba Bichi, tackles critics after he showed public support to Obi Cubana following his arrest by EFCC
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Son of SSS DG, Abba Bichi, tackles critics after he showed public support to Obi Cubana following his arrest by EFCC

Abba Bichi, son of the Director-General of the State Security Service SSS, has taken to his Instagram page to hail businessman, Obi Cubana, who was on Monday, November 1, arrested by the EFCC over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud.   Shortly after Cubana's arrest made news, Abba shared a photo of the businessman on his Instagram page with the caption; ''A man of honour and dignity ''   Some of his followers however berated him for the post, and one even went as far as accusing Abba of supporting 'Yahoo boys.'' Abba was however on standby to fire back at his critics. See their exchange below  
‘Leave Igbos Alone’ – Group Asks EFCC To Release Obi Cubana Immediately
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‘Leave Igbos Alone’ – Group Asks EFCC To Release Obi Cubana Immediately

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been told to release billionaire businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana still in their custody. The call was made by a pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG). Recall that Obi Cubana was detained after he had on Monday honoured and invitation by the anti-graft agency at its Abuja Headquarters. It was gathered that the EFCC questioned the socialite on tax evasion, money laundering among others. Reacting in a statement signed by its President and National Coordinator, Willy Ezugwu, the SERG queried the rationale behind Obi Cubana’s arrest. The group stated that sons and daughters of the South East have become targets by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The group, ...
EFCC interrogates Obi Cubana for money laundering, tax fraud
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EFCC interrogates Obi Cubana for money laundering, tax fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Nigerian billionaire, Obinna Iyiegbu a.k.a. Obi Cubana. The famous socialite and entrepreneur is being probed for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. Obi Cubana got to the EFCC headquarters in Jabi Abuja around noon on Monday. Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media told DAILY POST that he was out of the office and could not provide information. “I cannot comment now, I can only speak tomorrow”, he said Monday night. In July, Obi Cubana dominated social media after the burial of his mother in Afor Uzo, Oba town in Anambra State. Ex-leader of the Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, was at the high-octane party. Kyari later described the club owner as a “good friend”. During the Cuba...
Nigerian Students Kick As Army Hands Over Arrested Ogun University Students To Anti-graft Agency, EFCC
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Nigerian Students Kick As Army Hands Over Arrested Ogun University Students To Anti-graft Agency, EFCC

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has berated the Nigerian Army for handing over students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) illegally arrested, to the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State. SaharaReporters gathered that the students were arrested on Thursday by soldiers attached to Ilese Barracks. “Uniformed men of Nigerian Military invaded the students' community of our dear University and meted absolute injustice, extortion and assaults on peace-loving students. “TASUEDITES who are going by their legitimate and calm businesses were cornered at CONOIL Filling Station, the Express Road that leads to the University's second gate. They were arrested and assaulted for no r...
Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim explains why he was detained by the EFCC
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Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim explains why he was detained by the EFCC

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim Pius has explained why he was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission days ago. In a statement released by his Media Adviser Sam Nwaobasi, the former SGF stated that he opted to go to the anti-graft agency's office on his own, to clear his name which was mentioned by someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency. Anyim noted that the officer in-charge was delighted to meet him, but he was surprised to be told that he can't leave upon arriving the office by 3pm on Sunday October 24. He said the EFCC gave the conditions for his release, which were met promptly, leading to his release on Tuesday October 26. The statement read;  “Anyim who was also a former Secretary to the Federal...
Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone – EFCC testifies
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Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone – EFCC testifies

The trial of Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, on 11 charges bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud, resumed on Tuesday, October 26 at the Federal High Court, Lagos. The anti-graft agency had arraigned the artiste Naira Marley, who sang the popular song: “Am I a Yahoo Boy”, before the Federal High Court, Lagos. The agency said the offences were committed on different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019. The EFCC alleged that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to use different ATM cards to defraud their victims. The EFCC also said that the defendant possessed and used counterfeit credit cards belonging to different people, with intent to defraud others. On Tues...
Update: EFCC withdraws case against Kogi government on N20b bailout loan
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Update: EFCC withdraws case against Kogi government on N20b bailout loan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday October 15, filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, to discontinue a case involving the N20billion Kogi State salary bail-out loan. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted the application which is sequel to the decision of the management of Sterling Bank Plc to return N19, 333,333,333.36 standing in the credit of the frozen account to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recall that on August 31, 2021, Justice Tijani Garba Ringim had ordered the freezing of the account following an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC. The anti-graft agency, in a 13-paragraph affidavit in support of the ex-parte application, had stated that it received a credible and direct intelligence, which led to the tr...
Mark Zuckerberg’s impostor, four others jailed for internet fraud in Ilorin
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Mark Zuckerberg’s impostor, four others jailed for internet fraud in Ilorin

A 21-year-old internet fraudster, Jatto Sheriff Umar, who posed as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in order to defraud unsuspecting victims via online relationship, was on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 convicted and sentenced to prison for offences bordering on personation and cybercrime. The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, also secured the conviction of four other persons for similar offences. They are Oguntoyinbo Oluwatobi Damilola; Taiwo Akinyemi Kayode from Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Adebayo Adeola Mark from Osi in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Adedoyin Olayinka from Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State and one Yusuf Alameen Abiodun from Igbo-Owu Area of Kwara State. While the qua...
22 men arrested for alleged internet fraud in Ogbomoso
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22 men arrested for alleged internet fraud in Ogbomoso

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command have arrested 22 suspected ”Yahoo Boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud in Ogbomoso. The suspect were arrested on Tuesday, October 12. The suspects are Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola,Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar. Others include Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.
EFCC arrests 11 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Edo
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EFCC arrests 11 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Edo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters in Benin, Edo State. The commission said the suspects were arrested in separate locations in the city based on actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime. They were identified as Osahon Bright, Aigbe Joseph, Stephen Isibor, Trust Odagwe, Francis Ezomo, David Courage, Ehis Okenedo, Omoragbo Paul, Obehi Owman and Godwill Jacob. Mobile phones and eight exotic cars – a Mercedes Benz GLK 350, Mercedes Benz C300, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes-Benz C300, Mercedes Benz GLE63, Range Rover, Toyota Camry and Toyota Venza were recovered. The agency added that the suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigations are complet...
EFCC storm Kaduna Development Agency, arrest its DG
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EFCC storm Kaduna Development Agency, arrest its DG

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday October 11, stormed the headquarters of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and whisked away the Director General, Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko. Daily Trust reported that Dikko, formerly a Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai before he was elevated to head the agency in 2019, was in a meeting with his staff when officials of the EFCC took over the office premises a few minutes after 10am. It was reported that there was commotion before the DG entered a black hilux Toyota vehicle of the EFCC. Sources told the publication that two EFCC officials in suit and two police officers with rifles accompanied the KASUPDA boss into the vehicle. Though the staff at KASUPDA had earlier tr...
It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age
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It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age

The Nigerian senate has made a clarification following the controversy that trailed report of an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board nominee, allegedly beginning school before he was born.  LIB had reported that Yahaya Muhammad and four other nominees for the board of the anti-graft agency were confirmed by the senate on Tuesday October 5, following the request of President Muhammadu Buhari in September. However before they were confirmed, Hassan Hadejia, senator representing Jigawa north-east drew the attention of the senate to discrepancies in Muhammad’s credentials. He stated that from the nominee’s credentials, he started school a year before he was born. Muhammad was confirmed afterwards with no clarification made before the decision. However following t...
Senate confirms President Buhari’s EFCC board nominee who ‘started school before birth’
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Senate confirms President Buhari’s EFCC board nominee who ‘started school before birth’

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday October 5, confirmed the nomination of Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe State) by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a board member of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Nation reported that while a senator representing Jigawa North East, Hassan Hadejia, said there was a discrepancy in the sequence of Muhammad’s educational experience because he was allegedly born on September 29, 1969 but started school at Central Primary School in 1968, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Suleiman Abdu Kwari (Kaduna North) urged the Senate to confirm Muhammad and other nominees. Commenting on the discrepancy, Hadejia said;   “My name is Senator Hassan Hadejia, representing Jigawa Northeast Senatorial District. Le...
Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says
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Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says

The Kano State Government has denied reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. It was widely reported in the media on Tuesday that Mrs. Ganduje was arrested and interrogated by the EFCC operatives over a petition filed against her by her first son, AbdulAzeez. In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the state government described as a 'Fake story” the reports that its first lady was arrested by the antigraft agency. “Most, unfortunately, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC.”the statement in part read
Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor
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Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor

Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Guardian reports that Ganduje who was compelled to report herself to EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Sunday was quizzed for more than five hours for her alleged involvement in a land scandal.? Hafsat had earlier ignored the EFCC’s invitation following the petition filed against her by first son Abdulzeez Ganduje. The governor’s wife, who was drilled over alleged illegal hijack of land property worth billions of naira, was granted an administrative bill under the influence of her husband. Governor Ganduje, who accompanied his wife to the EFCC headquarters, was said to have helped to secure her release. The Governor and his wife returned ...
EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife
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EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reportedly arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje. Premiumtimes reports that Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but she did not appear and the EFCC then threatened to arrest her. Sources close to her later said she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of one of her other sons. A person, who has the knowledge of the arrest but asked not to be identified, said “ told the publication she was arrested this (Monday) evening.” Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said, suggesti...
Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna
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Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Binta Balarabe Kubau. She was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment by Justice M. T. M. Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court on one count charge of cheating. In the charge, Binta, in August 2020, induced Yahaya Mohammed Idris to deliver N5,500,000 “for the purchase of a plot situate at No. C1 Block ‘PR’ on TPO 833A revised Kaduna Millennium City Mixed Commercial Layout when you claimed to be the owner”. The offence was contrary to Section 306 (a) and punishable under Section 307 of the Penal Code Laws of Kaduna State, 2017. Binta pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecution counsel, J. Musa urged the court to enter the terms of a plea bargain agreement as the judgment. The defence counsel, Sule Shu’a...
NUJ condemns EFCC invasion of journalist’s home in Abia
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NUJ condemns EFCC invasion of journalist’s home in Abia

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abia State Council, has noted with dismay and deep sense of sadness the unwarranted invasion of the residence of her member, Norah Okafor by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) who were on manhunt of internet fraudsters, popularly known as “yahoo boys”. It was gathered that the Port Harcourt zone of the Nigeria anti corruption agency had on Wednesday, 22nd day of September, 2021, hooded about 21 people on a sting operation in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, bursting into the Journalist’s apartment in the dead of the night, after disconnecting the wire used to electrify the fence, scaled the wall and broke the gate key to gain unfettered access into the building. Reacting, the NUJ Abia Council, in a press releas...
EFCC declares 24-year-old man wanted for N935m investment scam
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EFCC declares 24-year-old man wanted for N935m investment scam

Adewale Daniel Jayeoba has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged investment scam. The EFCC said Jayeoba, a native of Ori-Ade Local Government in Osun State, used to live at Suit 1004, Providence Centre, MKO Abiola Way, by NNPC Mega Station, Abeokuta, Ogun State. “The public is hereby notified that Adewale Daniel Jayeoba of Wales Kingdom Capital is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the alleged case of an investment scam,” the anti-graft agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Monday. DAILY POST reports that the commission had in June arrested Jayeoba’s parents, Emmanuel and Victoria Jayeoba for allegedly defrauding people in a N935million Ponzi scheme. At the time, Uwujare...
Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize
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Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize

An alleged fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a. Mompha, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apologize over an alleged libellous publication. Mompha made the demand in a letter signed by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole. The Instagram celebrity warned the EFCC that failure to comply within 14 days will cause him to take legal action. Oyewole said the anti-graft agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren made a libellous and defamatory statement about Mompha. The legal practitioner insists his client is not a criminal or fraudster as painted in the publication and had nothing to do with convicted Hamza Koudeih (HK). Last week, Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, convicted and sentenced Koudeih, a Lebanese, to one-year imprison...
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami explains why EFCC Chairman collapsed
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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami explains why EFCC Chairman collapsed

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has explained why Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa collapsed during an event in Aso Rock, Abuja today September 16. Pantami said Bawa “collapsed due to pressure and work burden.” He appealed to “Nigerians to pray for Bawa,” stressing that he has regained consciousness. The anti-graft agency's chairman was rushed to the statehouse clinic for medical attention after he collapsed while delivering a goodwill message at the National Identity Day at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.
Our chairman hale and hearty – EFCC
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Our chairman hale and hearty – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa is hale and hearty and will soon be back to his desk. Bawa slumped during an event in the statehouse Abuja today September 16. The Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement released, said Bawa is hale and hearty. “The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa is hale and hearty. This clarification became necessary following an incident today September 16, 2021 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where he was giving a goodwill message to the National Identity Day celebration, felt unwell and had to return to his seat. He has since received medical attention and is due back at his desk.”the statement read
EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps at Aso Rock
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EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps at Aso Rock

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was reportedly rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday September 16, after slumping at an event. Daily Trust reported the anti-graft agency's chairman was giving a goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration, when he suddenly stopped speaking. Bawa was allegedly talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards, when a stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.” Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami and other senior officials at the event helped him get to his seat, but he slumped when he got to his seat and was rushed out of the state house. M...
Ex-Rivers Governor, Peter Odili placed on EFCC watchlist
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Ex-Rivers Governor, Peter Odili placed on EFCC watchlist

Former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili, has been placed on the watch list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) over an alleged economic issues. Odili, a medical doctor, deputy governor between 1992 and 1993 and two term substantive governor of Rivers State between 1999 and 2007, is the husband of Justice Mary Odili of the Nigeria’s Supreme Court. The former governor had dragged the Nigeria Immigration Service and its Comptroller General before a Federal High Court in Abuja, challenging the seizure of his passport at the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport in Abuja for undisclosed reasons. In the fundamental rights enforcement suit, he claimed that the international passport with numbers B50031305 was seized from him on June 20, 2021 by operatives of...
Kano state governor’s son drags his mum to EFCC over alleged fraud
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Kano state governor’s son drags his mum to EFCC over alleged fraud

Abdulazeez Ganduje, son of Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, has reportedly dragged his mother and the first lady of the state, Hafsat Ganduje, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, over allegations of fraud. According to Premium Times, Mrs. Ganduje was invited to report last Thursday to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC for questioning but she turned down the invitation. Abdulazeez had allegedly dragged his mum to the EFCC for using family access to power for private enrichment. The publication said Abdulazeez reported to the anti-graft agency that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least N35million as “facilitation commission.”  It was al...
56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun
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56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun

Fifty-six hoteliers have reportedly been arrested after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, raided three hotels in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the early hours of Monday, September 13. Premiumtimes reports that the operatives stormed the hotels at about 4am while most of the lodgers were asleep and raided the place, taking most of them into custody. A lady, who identified herself as Romoke Adisa, who witnessed the whole incident, told the publication; “We did not hear anything, it was when they put off the generator that we discovered that there was a problem. It was the cry of someone that we heard. Like six phones were taken in our room. bros they enter different residences in the midnight . The person I slept with escaped, but his vehicle was taken awa...
Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG
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Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG

Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih has been sentenced to one year in prison by a  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Koudeih’s N100m which was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd, is to be forfeited to the federal government alongside his luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, his two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer. The Lebanese fraudster was sentenced based on the plea deal he reached with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). When Koudeih was arraigned in November last year alongside his Nigerian co-defendant Kayode Philip, alias ‘Voice of the King’, they pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in cyber fraud and attempting to retain the sums of $6million and £1million in the Bank of China. T...
Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC
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Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle-class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud. A statement released by the agency says data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates. Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests. While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 conv...
Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja
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Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja

An internet fraudster who was smiling in his mugshot has been sentenced alongside nine others. The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 arraigned and secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms. The convicts: Israel Kue, Ulukpo Victor Obokparo, Osondu Stanley, Habib Iko-Ojo, Precious Ani, Emmanuel Philip Ikpan, Umar Farouk Mohammed, Israel Kue, Kingsley Mathew, Ibrahim Oyolade and Taiwo Samuel, were prosecuted before Justice Hamza Mu’azu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for offences bordering on cheating, misrepresentation, romance scam, obtaining by false pretenses and defrauding foreigners via internet. They pleaded guilty to their respective charges. O...
Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest
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Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde. He was nabbed after allegedly obtaining over N38,000,000 from suspected internet fraudsters. Babatunde had boasted that he would prevent their arrest by the commission. An EFCC statement on Facebook said the defendant posed as an operative to perpetrate the act. “A four-bedroom uncompleted apartment located at Ikola Road, Alagbado, Lagos, which was developed with the proceeds of the fraud, was recovered from him”, it reads. Babatunde will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara
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20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, August 25, secured the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on Facebook lottery scam. Udoh, an undergraduate who hails from Akwa Ibom, was prosecuted on a one-count charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The charge reads   “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635...
Hamza Koudeih: I am not an accomplice – Mompha replies EFCC
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Hamza Koudeih: I am not an accomplice – Mompha replies EFCC

Instagram celebrity, Mompha has reacted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission calling him an accomplice in a money laundering case against Lebanese suspect, Hamza Koudeih who was arrested at his residence in Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower in 2019. The anti-graft agency earlier today, released a statement titled "EFCC Opposes Mompha's Accomplice, Koudeih's Application For Foreign Medical Checkup". In the statement, the EFCC said Koudeih is being "prosecuted alongside one Kayode Phillips, both of whom are alleged accomplices of Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos for alleged money laundering." The defendants were also described as "high-valued targets in Organized Cyber Syndicat...
Video of EFCC operatives at #BBNaija Dorathy Bachor’s home yesterday
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Video of EFCC operatives at #BBNaija Dorathy Bachor’s home yesterday

A video of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the home of Big Brother Naija star, Dorathy Bachor’s home yesterday August 23 has been shared online. One of the EFCC operatives was also seen in the video trying to snatch Dorathy’s sister, Cynthia’s phone after she went live on Instagram. Recall that while Dorathy said the forced entry left her shaking and sent her mother to a panic state, EFCC in a statement released yesterday, stated that they were only executing a search warrant. The anti-graft agency which gave an excuse of forcing themselves into Dorathy's home to stop possible suspects from escaping or destroying evidence, claimed that they arrested nine suspected internet frausters who live in same block of flats with the reality show star. Wa...
Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC
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Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has reacted to claims by former Big Brother Naija housemate, Dorathy Bachor, that her house was broken into by its operatives. Recall that earlier today, Dorathy took to her Instastories to call out the agency after its operatives allegedly broke down the door of her apartment in the early hours of today while on the trail of a suspected fraudster. Read here. Reacting to Dorathy's claim, EFCC in a statement released this afternoon, said its operatives broke into the house because they refused to open the door. The statement reads   The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a post on Instagram by one Dorothy Bachor, alleging that operatives of the Commission broke into her home in the ...
37 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Oyo
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37 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Oyo

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, August 20, 2021, arrested 37 suspected internet fraudsters. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were arrested at Ibadan and Oyo town, Oyo State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud. Uwujaren gave the names of the suspects as Kehinde Emmanuel Ayoola, Adewale Adeparosi Samson, Adeniran Tijesunmi Ayobami, Abiodun Olamide, Olaoye Afolabi Bolarinwa, Ajibade Sodiq Ayodeji, Babalola Opeyemi David, Fatunbi Gboluwaga Oludotun, Abdusalam Mojeeb Ololade, Taiwo Emmanuel Olaoluwa and Oyewole Oyewunmi Fred. Others include Akinboade Fatai Jimmy, Oyewole Samod. Others are: Ishola ...

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