Tuesday, November 30

Tag: Wilson Uwujaren

EFCC interrogates Obi Cubana for money laundering, tax fraud
News

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...
EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan
News

EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren announced the operation in a statement on Friday. The alleged scammers were apprehended at Alapata and Awotan areas of Ibadan. The suspects, mostly undergraduates, were nabbed following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes. Fraudulent documents and other instruments allegedly used in committing the crimes were recovered. Uwujaren said a Toyota Corolla, sophisticated phones and laptops were also seized by operatives. The suspects will be charged to court at the completion of investigations.
Our chairman hale and hearty – EFCC
News

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
37 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Oyo
News

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 ...
EFCC quizzes NIPC Executive Secretary, Yewande Sadiku, over alleged Contract fraud
News

EFCC quizzes NIPC Executive Secretary, Yewande Sadiku, over alleged Contract fraud

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NIPC, Yewande Sadiku, was interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged contract fraud perpetrated in the agency which she heads. Vanguard reports that the technocrat, who arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency at about 11am on Monday, August 9, was questioned for abuse of office, bordering largely on contract fraud running into several millions of Naira and unearned frivolous allowances. “She is cooperating with interrogators and has volunteered statement but there is still a lot of grounds to be covered, ” the source said. When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed her presence in the commission but declined further comment.
EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos
News

EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned hotels across the country to stop aiding internet fraudsters.   The anti-graft agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday, that owners could become criminally liable for allowing their premises to be used for cybercrime.   He noted that this is a contravention of the Advance Fee Fraud Act which on conviction could lead to a five-year term in prison without the option of a fine.   "The Commission warns hoteliers from allowing their premises and facilities to become havens for cybercrime," he said.   The statement was in reaction to EFCC's recent raid at a hotel in Lagos where operatives arrested at least 30 people accused of internet fraud.   Th...
Former soldier and 33 others arrested for alleged internet fraud in Osun
News

Former soldier and 33 others arrested for alleged internet fraud in Osun

A former Nigerian soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, and 33 others have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner EFCC in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for alleged internet fruad. A statement released on Tuesday May 18 by the spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.     According to Uwujaren, the 22-year-old former soldier and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.   The statement gave the names of the other suspects as Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Ola...
EFCC Arrests Former Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed over alleged Diversion of N9bn
News

EFCC Arrests Former Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed over alleged Diversion of N9bn

Former Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. According to Channels Television, the former governor is being questioned by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja The 57-year-old was said to have arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 10 am on Monday, in response to the invitation sent to him by the agency. Following his arrival at the anti-graft agency’s office, Mr. Ahmed was reportedly in the interrogation room for about seven hours, writing statements. Sources told Channels that his arrest was in connection with how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Kwara State government. The money was alleged to h...
EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta
Crime

EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun. This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the spokesman as saying that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of EFCC on Tuesday at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension, and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta. He said that the arrest, followed actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities of the suspects. Uwujaren said that items recovered from the suspects include: 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops, and several other incriminating documents. He said that the suspects...
EFCC To Set Up Chemical Lab To Fight Illegal Oil Bunkering
News

EFCC To Set Up Chemical Lab To Fight Illegal Oil Bunkering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to establish a fully-integrated chemical laboratory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to combat the scourge of illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta region. EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement quoted the Port Harcourt zonal head of the commission, Chief Detective Superintendent (CDS) Aliyu Naibi, as making the disclosure while hosting the executives of the Petroleum Products Retail Outlet Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN), System 2E Eastern zone, who paid him a courtesy visit. According to him, the issue of illegal oil bunkering was rampant in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and the EFCC had been relying on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for product analysis, in the investigation of su...
EFCC Cautions Nigerians Against Bitcoin, Forex Trading, Others
News

EFCC Cautions Nigerians Against Bitcoin, Forex Trading, Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned Nigerians against what it described as any investment that promises returns that looks too good to be true. “Though risk-taking is considered by some as the oxygen that drives investment decisions, the commission warns the public against taking unmitigated risk in desperation to earn a windfall. “Investment in Bitcoin, for instance, is a high risk activity as the terrain is largely unregulated, and prone to fraud,” the anti-graft agency said. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who gave the warning in Abuja, said the commission was alarmed at the rate Nigerians send petitions to the anti-corruption agency on fraudulent investments that promise high return with little risks to investors.
Zenith Bank GMD, Peter Amangbo, Arrested
News

Zenith Bank GMD, Peter Amangbo, Arrested

A top executive at one of Nigeria’s largest banks has been held by anti-graft investigators over a series of transactions his bank allegedly carried out on behalf of one of Nigeria’s largest oil-producing states, Rivers. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is alleging that the transactions, at least N117 billion in value, are suspicious in nature but that Zenith failed to report them as demanded by law. Insiders at the EFCC and Zenith Bank said Mr. Amangbo was held to explain why his bank failed to document the withdrawals, allegedly done over a three-year period, as suspicious. Mr Amangbo was first invited for questioning on August 23, sources said. But he was freed on administrative bail and asked to return on August 24 for further interrogation. He honoured the arra...
Jide Omokore Bought Luxury Cars Worth Over $8M From Me – Witness Confesses
News

Jide Omokore Bought Luxury Cars Worth Over $8M From Me – Witness Confesses

One of the prosecution witnes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Olutaye Ayeni, also that chief executive officer, Skymit Motors has said that he sold cars worth worth $8 million to Jide Omokore who bought them for friends and associates. Olutaye Ayeni, who is the seventh prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of $1.6 billion oil fraud case against Omokore, made this known at the Federal High court in Abuja saying “We sold to the defendant Mercedes Benz S550 at the cost of N26million in the name of Mbanefo David/Chief Omokore and another Mercedes M350 at the cost of 23million in the name of Nneka Bricks.” Ayeni speaking before Judge Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday, according to a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, said his company re...
EFCC: Corrupt Individuals Whipping Up Religious Sentiments
News

EFCC: Corrupt Individuals Whipping Up Religious Sentiments

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has decried “how (corruption suspects) now whip up religious sentiments whenever they are called upon to account for any alleged misdeeds’’. Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, raised the concern at the 7th Triennial National Delegates Conference of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations in Ibadan. According to a statement by Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Monday, Magu was represented by Mr Mohammed Rabo, Head of the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC. “It is sad to note that the corrupt, using sponsored people, claim that they are being prosecuted because of their religion or their ethnic identity. “They do their utmost not to answer the all-important question of w...
N603m Fraud: EFCC Makes U-turn, Says NABDA Boss, Ogbadu Has Case To Answer
News

N603m Fraud: EFCC Makes U-turn, Says NABDA Boss, Ogbadu Has Case To Answer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, faulted its October 24, 2017 open letter clearing the Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, Prof Lucy Ogbadu, of culpability in the diversion of N603 million from the agency.   Of the amount said to have been traced to the accounts of the wife of Bayelsa State Director of the agency, N23 million was reportedly paid to the Director General, forcing the EFCC to arrest and detain her in June last year. But in a letter dated October 24, 2017 and signed by the secretary of the EFCC, the anti graft agency absolved Ogbadu of any involvement in the alleged fraud.   The letter was addressed to the Science and Technology Minister, who supervises the NABDA.   However...
EFCC Clears NABDA Chief Lucy Ogbadu Over Alleged N23m Fraud
News

EFCC Clears NABDA Chief Lucy Ogbadu Over Alleged N23m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has cleared the Director General of the National Bio-technology Development Agency, NABDA, Prof. Lucy Ogbadu, over alleged diversion of N23 million. In a clearance letter by the Secretary of EFCC, Mr. Emmanuel Aremu, and addressed to the Minister of Science and Technology, the anti-graft agency admitted that nothing incriminating was found against Prof Ogbadu after its operatives launched an investigation into the claim that she collected the sum of N23 million through a bank account belonging to the wife of the Director of the Bayelsa State Bio-Resources Development Centre, Mrs Esther Habu. When she was arrested on June 29, 2017, EFCC said that she was being investigated for collecting the said money from the woman, whose husband h...
BREAKING: Innoson Boss, Innocent Chukwuma, Released On Bail
News

BREAKING: Innoson Boss, Innocent Chukwuma, Released On Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released the statement below announcing the release of Innocent Chukwuma, the chief executive officer of Innoson Motors. The businessman was released on bail, the EFCC said. READ FULL STATEMENT BY THE EFCC BELOW The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released Nnewi, Anambra-State born Industrialist, Chief Innocent Chukwuma on bail. The business man who runs a local auto assembly plant was arrested on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at his Enugu residence, following his refusal to respond to invitations by the Commission, after initially being granted administrative bail by the Commission, while his surety could also not be found. Unfortunately the industrialist resisted arrest and stirred controversy by bringing six truck-...
Senate Reacts To Arrest Of Innoson Motors Chief, Innocent Chukwuma
News

Senate Reacts To Arrest Of Innoson Motors Chief, Innocent Chukwuma

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to wade into the arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Chukwuma was arrested at his residence in Enugu at about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The Senate mandated its committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes to investigate the matter and report back within 24 hours. This decision followed a point of order raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. “Yesterday I got a number of messages indicating that Mr Innocent Chukwuma was arrested by the EFCC over a transaction between him and GTB,” Mr. Ekweremadu said. “This morning I made an effort and I spoke with him, his story is straight forward, he said he was at his house at 5:00 am Tuesday morning when he he...
EFCC Reveals Motive Of Gunmen That Attacked Magu’s House
News

EFCC Reveals Motive Of Gunmen That Attacked Magu’s House

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed the attack on the farmhouse of the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu. The EFCC in a statement signed by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the attack resulted in the death of a security official. ”The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10pm on December 12, 2017. ”The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse. ”While the Commission will not speculate on the motives for the attack or the sponsors, it wishes to state that the EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu will not be deterred in its mission of ridding Nigeria of corruption,” the EFCC spokesman stated. ...
Ikoyi Cash: Whistle-Blower Debunks EFCC 5% Payment Claim
News

Ikoyi Cash: Whistle-Blower Debunks EFCC 5% Payment Claim

The whistle-blower that gave information leading to the recovery of N13bn from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, has denied having been paid five per cent of the recovered sum. A lawyer, Yakubu Galadima, who claimed to be counsel for the unnamed whistle-blower, alleged on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reneged on the promised fiver per cent. The lawyer, who spoke with journalists on the premises of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Friday, described as untrue the claim by the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, that the whistle-blower had been paid. A statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Magu as saying in Vienna, Austria, that the “young man” who blew the whistle had already become a milliona...
Ex-Pension Chief Abdulrasheed Maina Still On Our Wanted List – EFCC
News

Ex-Pension Chief Abdulrasheed Maina Still On Our Wanted List – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, declared that despite report claiming that the former chairman, Presidential Taskforce Team on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has been secretly reinstated into the Federal civil service, he is still a wanted person. Report by an online medium claimed that Maina, who was declared wanted by EFCC in 2015 for alleged fraud in the pension sector worth N195 billion, has been reinstated and promoted to the rank of Director, Human Resources in the Ministry of Interior. The report further claimed that Maina’s reinstatement into the Federal Civil Service might have been facilitated by the Minister of Interior and his Justice counterpart, Abdulrahman Dambazau and Abubakar Malami (SAN) respectively. Speaking on the deve...
Patience Jonathan Accuses EFCC Of Witch Hunt
News

Patience Jonathan Accuses EFCC Of Witch Hunt

Former Nigerian First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of targeting her family for a witch hunt and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene. A statement issued by her media aide, Mr Belema Meshack-Hart, on Monday in Abuja, quoted Mrs. Jonathan as saying that the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, was “prosecuting a plot to destroy my family”. “Magu’s vindictive disposition towards my family is portraying the organisation as an agency for revenge,” it further quoted her as saying. Mrs. Jonathan specifically accused Magu of bias and intimidation, saying that the EFCC boss was “spreading barefaced falsehood and propaganda against me in the name of investigations”. She accused the EFCC of “unjustified witch hunt”, saying that...
EFCC Recovers N329 Billion From 10 Oil Marketers For NNPC
News

EFCC Recovers N329 Billion From 10 Oil Marketers For NNPC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered N329.150billion from 10 oil marketers from 2016 to date. This was contained in a report by the Petroleum Products and Marketing Company (PPMC) to the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, following investigations by a special task force set up by Magu. The PPMC had written a petition to the EFCC, against some oil marketers who defaulted in payment for products supplied to them by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through the PPMC, seeking help to recover the funds. Magu then raised a special task force, which was managed by the EFCC Zonal office in Kano, to investigate how the marketers incurred the debts to the tune of about N349, 818,411,556.37. After the reconciliation, the Task Force in...
EFCC To Appeal Acquittal Of Ex-Governor
News

EFCC To Appeal Acquittal Of Ex-Governor

In a statement on Friday, the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, described the ruling as “a travesty of justice". The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will appeal Thursday’s acquittal of a former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, by the Court of Appeal. In a statement on Friday, the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, described the ruling as “a travesty of justice”. An Adamawa State High Court in Yola had on March 6 sentenced Ngilari to five years imprisonment after he was convicted of a five-count charge of corruption. He was found guilty of not following due process in the purchase of 25 vehicles at the cost of N169 million. But the conviction was overturned by the Yola Division of the appellate court on the ground that t...
EFCC Detains BDC Operator Accused Of Duping Chinese of $2.4m
News

EFCC Detains BDC Operator Accused Of Duping Chinese of $2.4m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested and detained a Bureau de Change operator alleged to have duped a Chinese national of $2.4 million. In a statement on Thursday, Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, identified the suspect as Rabiu Yusuf. Yusuf allegedly collected N2.8 billion from the complainant, Xing Hui Yao, for the purchase of $13.6 million, its equivalence. According to Uwujaren, Yao further alleged that the suspect paid her only $11.2 million and fraudulently diverted the $2.4 million. “The suspect has already volunteered statement, while investigation continues,” the EFCC spokesman said.
Corruption Root Cause Of Separatist Agitations – Magu
News

Corruption Root Cause Of Separatist Agitations – Magu

The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has identified corruption as the root cause of separatist agitations and militancy in the country. Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Magu made the remarks at the opening session of a two-day Electronic and Social Media Review and Training Conference held at the EFCC Academy in Abuja on Thursday. In the statement, Uwujaren quoted Magu as saying “people would not be engaging in needless agitations if the country was corruption-free.” The EFCC boss also said that Nigeria’s unity was one that could not be compromised, and urged participants at the conference to step up public sensitisation on the ills of corruption. He said “we can change the negative percep...
Newspaper Owners Use Their Platforms To Pursue Personal Interests – EFCC
News

Newspaper Owners Use Their Platforms To Pursue Personal Interests – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday lashed out at the association of newspaper owners in the country, reprimanding them for allegedly deploying their “platform to pursue personal interests.” In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency said the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, wrongly accused it of attempting to stifle free press in raiding the head office of The Sun Newspapers last week. The anti-graft agency was responding to an advert which NPAN placed in THISDAY and Leadership Newspapers Monday, condemning the June 12 presence of anti-graft operatives at The Sun office, which is located in Apapa, Lagos. “The manner of the invasion tends to suggest that the EFCC was out on a self-help mission, a voyage ...
EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe Over Alleged Graft
News

EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe Over Alleged Graft

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT Chairman. A top officer of the EFCC said after scrutinising all the petitions against the CCT chairman, the anti-graft commission would invite him for interrogation. “I can confirm to you that the EFCC is set to reopen the probe of the CCT chairman. We are studying the petitions and he will be invited anytime from now,” the source stated. It was learnt that the anti-corruption agency had more than a year ago begun a probe of the CC...
Jonathan’s Finance Coordinator Declared Wanted Over Alleged $48m Fraud
News

Jonathan’s Finance Coordinator Declared Wanted Over Alleged $48m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a court order to declare wanted Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2015. Olojeme, who served as the Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015, was accused of diverting $48,485,127 from the NSITF. The NSITF is a social insurance scheme designed to provide compensation to employees who suffer from occupational accidents or diseases in the line of duty. The organisation is funded by deducting 1 per cent from all government and private sector employees enrolled in the scheme. However, according to documents, Olojeme and some directors in the company allegedly diverted billions of naira including funds meant for the ...
Why We Stormed The Sun HQ – EFCC
News

Why We Stormed The Sun HQ – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it stormed the head office of The Sun newspaper as part of routine efforts to ascertain the state of the assets of the publishing company which is subject of subsisting interim forfeiture order. The EFCC said this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday. The commission, therefore, denied allegations that it stormed the media company because the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was fighting the newspaper over a March publication accusing him of corruption. The anti-graft agency said in the course of its prosecution of The SUN publisher, Orji Uzor Kalu, it had obtained an asset forfeiture order which has since been appealed by the company. The statement read in part, “Operatives of the EFC...
Ike Ekweremadu: EFCC Plans To Plant Huge Cash In My House In Enugu
News

Ike Ekweremadu: EFCC Plans To Plant Huge Cash In My House In Enugu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is planning to plant guns, huge amounts of foreign currencies in a house believed to be his. Speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said a source tipped him off on the alleged plot of the anti-graft agency to indict him. Ekweremadu said the commission planned to arrest him for three weeks and charge him to court since the immunity clause, contained in section 308 of the constitution, did not apply to his office. The deputy senate president said the aim of the whole plot is to destroy his political career. “I will simply read the information then we rest it at that. They said on 6th of May Saturday night/Sunday, the EFCC alongside the local and international me...
Magu Under Fresh Probe Over 2 Abuja Mansions
News

Magu Under Fresh Probe Over 2 Abuja Mansions

This is certainly not the best of times for the embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as powerful forces, within and outside of government, not disposed to his continued stay in office have intensified efforts to break down his defence lines. One of such moves, Saturday Sun learnt, is an ongoing discreet investigation into the true ownership of two mansions on different streets in high brow Maitama area of Abuja. The buildings are allegedly linked to his wife. A highly placed source told Saturday Sun that the houses being investigated are located in Danube Street, Maitama and Missouri Street, off Colorado Close, Ministers Hill, also in Maitama. The two properties were said to have been bought last year. Saturday Sun could not confirm the vera...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5107