Court to EFCC: release detained Anambra community leader

An Anambra High Court presided over by Hon Justice MNO Okonkwo, has ordered the immediate release of a community leader, Elder Emma Nwasor of Obunasator, Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area of the state from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody. The accused was on December 16, 2020, in a Fidelity Bank branch... Continue Reading →

N32.9b ‘fraud’: Mompha has case to answer, says court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday dismissed a ‘no case’ application filed by a social media celebrity facing a N32.9 billion fraud charge, Mr Ismail Mustapha, alias Mompha. Justice Mohammed Liman held that the evidence and testimonies of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witnesses established a prima facie case against Mompha,... Continue Reading →

Maina’s son, Faisal arrested

Faisal, son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested. Recall that Faisal was declared wanted by the Federal High Court in Abuja after he jumped bail since June 24. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, confirmed to the court on Thursday that Faisal was apprehended by security... Continue Reading →

Alleged $25,000 bribe: Court rules in suit against Shehu Sani

The Federal High Court Abuja on Friday, adjourned the alleged bribery case filed against Shehu Sani, a former member of the National Assembly, until January 27 over the prosecution’s unpreparedness to play an audio recording it tendered as evidence. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Sani with two counts of bribery and influence... Continue Reading →

Group writes EFCC, seeks probe of Dickson’s tenure as Bayelsa Gov

An anti-corruption group, the Patriots of Anti-Corruption League, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to probe the eight years administration of the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Sariake Dickson. In the petition titled ‘a call for probe and investigation into allegations of money laundering, false and anticipatory declaration of assets and... Continue Reading →

Money Laundering: Judge Gives EFCC March 3 To Bring Diezani To Court

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request for more time to produce a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to face her money laundering charges. The judge had on July 24, 2020, issued criminal summons against the ex-minster to appear... Continue Reading →

Expect EFCC’s invitation for daring to invite Buhari over Nigeria’s insecurity, Fayose tells Reps

A former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the decision of the House of Representatives to invite President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity situation in Nigeria. Fayose, who reacted to the development on his Twitter handle, warned the lawmakers demanding the president’s citation on the current security challenges in the country to... Continue Reading →

Bank Manager Bags Five Years for N27m Theft

Justice Adie A. Onyebueke of the Cross River State High Court, Akamkpa, has sentenced one Augustine Effiong Bassey to five years imprisonment for stealing N27 million, belonging to a microfinance bank, where he was a branch manager. He was prosecuted by the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on a... Continue Reading →

ALLEGED N2.2BN FRAUD: Nigerian govt reaches out to Niger Republic, US over Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday the Federal Government has reached out to the Niger Republic and the United States in search of the ex-Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail. The commission arraigned Maina on several count charges of fraud and money... Continue Reading →

Court gives lawmaker, Galadima, nine days to produce fleeing Maina’s son

A member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dan Galadima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, has been asked by a Federal High Court in Abuja to produce the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, Faisal, who has jumped bail. Dan Galadima is said to be the surety who represented Faisal during signing of... Continue Reading →

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