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EFCC Declares Former Katsina Governor, Shema Wanted

EFCC Declares Former Katsina Governor, Shema Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has the former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, wanted over diversion of funds. In a released signed by the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, This was contained in a public notice signed by the Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren,informing members of public about […]

Government Probes Death Of Suspect In EFCC Custody

Government Probes Death Of Suspect In EFCC Custody

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has ordered an independent inquiry into how a suspect, Desmond Nunugwo, died in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Guardian yesterday reported the controversy surrounding the death of Nunugwo and the request of the family for an independent inquiry into the […]

EFCC Recovers N6.66b From Alison-Madueke’s Campaign Spending

EFCC Recovers N6.66b From Alison-Madueke’s Campaign Spending

Nigeria’s recovered loot has increased by at least N6.66 billion. The amount is part of the N23.3 billion ($115 million) election campaign bribe allegedly distributed by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke, through Fidelity Bank. While the chief executives of Sterling Bank and Access Bank reportedly refunded N5 billion and $5 million (N1 billion) […]

N1.5bn Contract Scam: Court Jails ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye

N1.5bn Contract Scam: Court Jails ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday convicted a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Raymond Omatseye, of N1.5bn contract scam and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. The judge pronounced Omatseye guilty of 24 out of the 27 counts pressed against him by the Economic and […]

EFCC Gets Order To Hold Fani-Kayode For 14 Days

EFCC Gets Order To Hold Fani-Kayode For 14 Days

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order to keep a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in custody for the next two weeks. The remand order is, however, renewable after 14 days depending on the outcome of investigations. Fani-Kayode is being investigated by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N840m when […]

EFCC Seizes Nenadi Usman’s Houses

EFCC Seizes Nenadi Usman’s Houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized two houses belonging to Senator Nenadi Usman who was the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation. It was learnt that the two houses seized were located in Abuja. The EFCC had arrested Usman last week after it was established that N2.5bn was paid into […]

Court Jails Larmode’s Accuser Three Years

Court Jails Larmode’s Accuser Three Years

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment, Mr. George Uboh, who accused a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, of diverting loot recovered from suspects. Justice S.E Aladetoyinbo convicted Uboh and sentenced him to three years imprisonment on charges of criminal breach […]

FG Inaugurates Council On Cybercrime

FG Inaugurates Council On Cybercrime

The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated a 31-man Cybercrime Advisory Council to tackle the rising criminal activities and protect the nation’s cyberspace that has cost the country N127 bn annually. The council which comprises representatives of EFCC, ICPC, NAPTIP and DSS among others is to formulate ways of implementing the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc.) Act 2015, […]

NCC, academy to align against corruption

NCC, academy to align against corruption

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), and the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria are to collaborate to fight corruption. Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this when Provost of the academy, Prof Shola Akinriade, led his management team to visit the commission in Abuja on Wednesday. Dambatta stressed that there was need to adopt […]

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