N2.2bn Fraud: Again, Court Grants Fayose Permission for Medical Trip

Former governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose yesterday secured the permission of a federal high court in Lagos to seek medical treatment abroad. The judge, C.J. Aneke granted the permission following an application by Ola Olanipekun, Fayose’s counsel. The former governor is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an... Continue Reading →

Ex-FIRS Chairman, Babatunde Fowler returns to EFCC over N9.2bn allegedly linked to his account

Babatunde Fowler, former Chairman of the Federal Internal Revenue Service, FIRS, on Monday returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further questioning. Fowler was said to have reported at the Lagos State office of the EFCC over FIRS’s involvement in alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure. The sum of N9.2bn from Lagos... Continue Reading →

Turaki breached regulations in handling of ministry’s finances – Witness

One Vincent Odafe, the fifth prosecution witness in the trial of a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, for alleged N714.6 million fraud at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Turaki and his special assistant, Sampson Okpetu, on a 16-count charge of fraud and... Continue Reading →

Job scam: EFCC nabs alleged suspect in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office, has arrested one Patience Simon Robert, an impostor who, while posing as an officer of the EFCC, allegedly defrauded many people with propositions of employment in the EFCC and Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. Patience was arrested following a complaint by a victim whom he collected... Continue Reading →

Ex-APC Spokesman Wants Govs, MDAs Hoarding Palliatives Probed

The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to probe and prosecute governors and government ministries and agencies hoarding COVID-19 palliatives meant for Nigerians. Frank who made... Continue Reading →

2023: How Uzodinma, Okorocha’s fight will cost the Igbos the presidency- Oba Maduabuchi (SAN)

The senior lawyer further noted that what the Igbos needs now more than anything else,  is to close ranks and unite together in pursuit of the presidency. He said the feasibility of a president of an Igbo extraction, will depend on how the Igbos carry themselves with other regions in pursuit of the presidency. Maduabuchi however... Continue Reading →

EFCC Disobeys Court, Refuses To Release Adoke

Human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has lamented the refusal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release his client, Mr. Bello Adoke, the immediate past Attorney General of the Federation. Ozekhome in a statement on Thursday said it was unfortunate that about a week after Justice Idris Kutigi of an FCT High... Continue Reading →

EFCC Finally Releases Senator Shehu Sani After 4 Weeks Of Illegal Detention

A former lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after perfecting his bail conditions. Sani, who is facing trial for alleged name-dropping and extortion of $24,000, had spent four weeks in the EFCC custody before being... Continue Reading →

Mother, Son Jailed Three Years For Internet Fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced one Mrs. Damilola Adeyeri and her son, Alaba, to three years’ imprisonment for defrauding an American of the sum of $82,570. Justice C. J. Aneke convicted the duo of the four counts bordering on “fraudulent business trick and email compromise” filed against them by the Economic... Continue Reading →

EFCC Arraign Ex Minister Of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, Six Others Over Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Thursday, arraigned the former Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada, The ex-minister was arraigned on a 42-count charge of corruption. Adoke, who is standing trial over his alleged role in the “fraudulent” transfer... Continue Reading →

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