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EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters With 12 Cars In Osun
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EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters With 12 Cars In Osun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021 arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. They were apprehended by operatives of the Commission who, acting on intelligence, swooped on their hideouts in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. The Commission recovered twelve cars which include three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, One Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza and three other Toyota brands. Also recovered are phones, laptops and other devices. The suspects, who variously claimed to be students, artisans, farmers and businessmen, are currently undergoing interrogation to ascertain their level of involvement in the alleged crime. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are conclu...
₦544m Grass-Cutting Fraud: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Babachir Lawal
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₦544m Grass-Cutting Fraud: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Babachir Lawal

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Jabi, on Thursday, admitted more exhibits in evidence against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal. Trial Justice Charles Agbaza admitted the exhibits which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered through its second witness, Mr Hamza Buwai. The former SGF is answering to a 10-count charge the EFCC entered against him and however pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution alleged that the charge is bordering on diversion of funds, criminal conspiracy and official corruption before Justice Charles Agbaza, on November 30, 2020, following the demise of Justice Jude Okeke, the previous trial judge. It will be recalled that Lawal is standing trial alongside his younger bro...
N2m Credit Alert Sends Ilorin Driver To Prison
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N2m Credit Alert Sends Ilorin Driver To Prison

A 45-year-old driver, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to personal use a sum N2million that was erroneously transferred into his account. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, January 18, 2021 arraigned Oluwasegun on one-count charge bordering on stealing before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin. The offence contravenes Section 286 and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code. The charge reads: "That you, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, sometime between the month of July, 2020 and 21st of August, 2020 at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Mi...
EFCC Reveals Why Maina Escaped To Niger Republic
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EFCC Reveals Why Maina Escaped To Niger Republic

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, jumped bail and fled to Niger Republic. Maina is on trial for money laundering charges before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Late in 2020, he was found by the court to have jumped bail and fled to Niger. Upon an arrest warrant issued by the court, Maina was later apprehended in the neighbouring country and repatriated to Nigeria. In a fresh court document filed by the EFCC, the anti-graft agency claimed Maina “sneaked out to Niger Republic after jumping court bail was to obtain new travel documents at the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Niamey to enable him flee back to the USA with his family where he and his fami...
Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy
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Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy

A Director with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ayo Olowonihi, has been appointed as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, the EFCC has said. Olowonihi, who was on Grade Level 17 was suspended by the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in 2015 and then demoted to Grade 16 by Magu in 2017. The aggrieved director subsequently instituted a case against the EFCC before the National Industrial Court. According to court documents, Olowonihi said Magu had on November 19, 2015, summoned him to his office accusing him of being behind some damning online publications on the activities of the commission and against the person of the chairman. He said on Magu’s directive, he was interrogated, his official computer taken away, while he two phones (MTN and GLO) we...
FG Asks EFCC To Forward Cases On Patience Jonathan
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FG Asks EFCC To Forward Cases On Patience Jonathan

The Federal Government has asked the acting Chairman of the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar Abba, to make available details of all cases concerning former first lady, Patience Jonathan. A presidency source revealed that Abubakar Malami, the Attor­ney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, gave the direc­tive and extended it to include rela­tives of former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to the source, the direc­tive may be ominous but Dayo Apata, the Solicitor-General of the Feder­ation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, has communicated the government’s position to the EFCC. The source told Daily Indepen­dent that the EFCC is expected to give a comprehensive update of investigation into cases involvi...
Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects
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Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop the parade of suspects who have not been prosecuted and convicted. Mr Momodu’s appeal came after the EFCC’s latest parade of 10 internet fraud suspects in Lagos. “I wish to appeal to EFCC & security agencies to stop rushing to parade pictures of young Nigerians on social media pages when their cases have not been prosecuted and they’re not convicted,” he said on Tuesday. “This habit may permanently damage some of these guys permanently if later found innocent.” Momodu also urged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to intervene in the matter. “Our dear @officialefcc please, it is not every young Nigerian carrying laptop that is a Yahoo Yahoo fraudster… There is ...
Billionaire Arthur Eze Allegedly Uses EFCC To Intimidate, Harrass Nephews
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Billionaire Arthur Eze Allegedly Uses EFCC To Intimidate, Harrass Nephews

A prominent business mogul and billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze has continued to use the officials of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to Intimidate, harrass, arrest and unlawfully detain some members of his family whom he alleged stole from him. We gathered that Olisaebuka Eze and Onyeka Eze both nephews of Arthur Eze were arrested by the officials of the EFCC under questionable circumstances on Wednesday 11th day of November, 2020 on the orders of Prince Arthur Eze. According to reports, like pawn in his hands, Arthur Eze has used or better put has been using the EFCC to intimidate and oppress these brothers while still in custody of the anti graft agency. Information at our disposal indicates that the Anambra state born billionaire, Arthur Eze invited the offici...
I Can No Longer Be Maina’s Surety, He Is Untrustworthy – Ndume
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I Can No Longer Be Maina’s Surety, He Is Untrustworthy – Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said he can no longer stand as surety for the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is currently undergoing trial. He said he would direct his legal team to begin the process of terminating the surety bond he signed for Maina because, according to him, the former pension boss could not be trusted. This is as the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered that Maina should be remanded in custody till the end of his trial. Justice Okon Abang made the order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar. Maina, who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on N2bn money laundering charges, had jumped ...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Okeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud. DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Lim...
Rep Members Demanding Buhari’s Invitation Should Expect EFCC Invitation – Fayose
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Rep Members Demanding Buhari’s Invitation Should Expect EFCC Invitation – Fayose

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the decision of the House of Representatives to invite President Buhari over the worsening security situation in Nigeria. Reacting via his tweets, Fayose said the lawmakers demanding the citation should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts, or arrest. His tweet reads: ''I will be surprised if the President honours the House of Reps invitation. The National Assembly that is supposed to be representing the people should know by now that in the eyes of this President, they only exist on paper because they are mere toothless bull dogs." "Some of those Rep members at the forefront of the invitation of the President to appear before the House should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts or arrest for ...
Inksnation: EFCC Declares Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu Wanted
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Inksnation: EFCC Declares Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has declared Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu Inventor Of Inksnation Pinkoin Wanted. Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu who is the owner of iBSmartify Nigeria, Inventor of the “the World’s First Philanthropic Blockchain (InksLedger) and the World’s First Charitable Trust DAO (InksNation) which can end poverty in any country in less than 9 months incentivising goodness, promoting love, unity, oneness, peace and equitable distribution of wealth also invented the world’s first Reserve Cryptocurrency called PinKoin, Africa’s first QR Debit Card called PinKard and lots more . Although the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria has fore classified the activities of Inksnation Illegal and fraudulent in a press release dated 26/06/2020. SEC said...
Boko Haram: N2.2bn Spent On Prayers In Nigeria & Saudi Arabia – EFCC
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Boko Haram: N2.2bn Spent On Prayers In Nigeria & Saudi Arabia – EFCC

An EFCC investigating officer, Mr Adariko Michael, on Tuesday alleged that N2.2 billion was spent on prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against insurgency in the country. Michael was giving evidence as the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the trial of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (ONSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan in the alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud. Others charged with Dasuki are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba-kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited. The EFCC charged them with 32 counts bordering on misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, dishonest release and receiving various sums of money before Justice Husseini B...
Money Laundering: Court Gives Ndume 21 Days To Produce Maina
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Money Laundering: Court Gives Ndume 21 Days To Produce Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, gave Senator Ali Ndume who is representing Borno South, 21 days, to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has repeatedly failed to appear for continuation of his trial on money laundering charges. The former pension boss is facing a 12-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and a firm, Common Input Properties & Investment Limited. Maina spent over seven months on remand at the Kuje Correctional Center before the court released on bail after Senator Ndume agreed to stand surety for him. EFCC alleged that he used account of the firm and laundered funds to the tune of about N2billion, part of which he used to acquire landed ...
EFCC Secures Court Order To Freeze Three Bank Accounts Belonging To Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa
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EFCC Secures Court Order To Freeze Three Bank Accounts Belonging To Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a court order granting the temporary forfeiture of three bank accounts belonging to Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. The court order was obtained from the Federal High Court, Lagos, on September 15, 2020. The bank accounts are to be frozen pending an investigation by the EFCC. The three bank accounts frozen are domiciled in Standard Chartered Bank under the name Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa. In obtaining the ex-parte order, the EFCC said the bank accounts are being investigated for conspiracy, diversion of funds, abuse of office and money laundering. DOCUMENT: EFCC Secures Court Order to Freeze Three Bank Accounts Belonging to Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa... by Sahara Reporters on Scribd S...
Serious Trouble For IG Sensation, Adeherself As EFCC Presents First Witness Against Her
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Serious Trouble For IG Sensation, Adeherself As EFCC Presents First Witness Against Her

A Nigerian lady popular on social media may be in serious trouble after the EFCC presented its first witness. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has presented its first prosecution witness, PW1, Samuel Orie, a Compliance Officer with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, against a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Rukayat Adedamola Adewale, aka Adeherself. EFCC presented its witness on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Recall that Adeherself was re-arraigned yesterday for alleged internet fraud before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja. Adewale, 20, is being prosecuted on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain by false pretence, attempt to obtain by false pretence and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct. One of...
EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy And His Pastor, Gbenga Adesoju For N12.7m EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy And His Pastor, Gbenga Adesoju For N12.7m Fraud In Osun
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EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy And His Pastor, Gbenga Adesoju For N12.7m EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy And His Pastor, Gbenga Adesoju For N12.7m Fraud In Osun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it arrested a suspected cybercriminal (Yahoo boy), Adebayo Olawale; and his pastor, Gbenga Adesoju, a pastor in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The suspects were nabbed for allegedly defrauding one Umar Hayatu of Lafiya Quarters in Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State to the tune of N12.7m. They were apprehended at Ile-Ife following a petition jointly written by the relatives of the victim (Umar Hayatu) and transferred to the EFCC Zonal Office on Thursday. Olawale and Adesoju were said to have conspired and defrauded their victim via social media platforms and phone calls under the pretence that he won a car, some expensive phones and offer of employment into a juicy position. “Adebayo, the prime suspect, contacted the victim sev...
Nigerian Fraud Suspect, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Wanted By FBI For $6 Million Scam Surrenders To EFCC
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Nigerian Fraud Suspect, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Wanted By FBI For $6 Million Scam Surrenders To EFCC

A Nigerian, Felix Osilama Okpoh, who is wanted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States, has turned himself in to Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Okpoh, 31, who allegedly conspired with five others to defraud their American victims of over $6million, was led to the Lagos office of the EFCC by his father, retired Colonel Garuba Okpoh and his mother Justina Okpoh. A spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect surrendered on September 18 and that investigations into his case had since commenced. Mr Uwujaren quoted Mr Okpoh as saying, during interrogation, that he dec...
Sagay Panel Accuses Malami Of Aborting High-profile Criminal Cases
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Sagay Panel Accuses Malami Of Aborting High-profile Criminal Cases

The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, on Wednesday, accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), of having well-known proclivity for aborting high-profile criminal cases in favour of major political and governmental figures. The PACAC, in a statement signed by Sagay, and released by the Communications Unit of the committee, said this while reacting to the proposed bill for the amendment of the establishment Act of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. While arguing that the proposed amendment of the Act was part of “an ongoing very sinister and dangerous attempt to demolish the anti-corruption infrastructure of Nigeria and return it to the situation it was in during the dark days befo...
FG Approves Creation Of New Anti-Corruption Agency
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FG Approves Creation Of New Anti-Corruption Agency

The federal government on Wednesday approved the establishment of “ The Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency, to join the growing list of anti graft agencies established by the government The government had in efforts to tackle corruption, established the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC Act of 2004, the Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Act 2000, the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2012. Others include the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Code of Conduct Act, the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Act, the Freedom of Information Act 2011, the Fiscal Responsibilities Act 2010, as well as the Penal Code Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004. ...
EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Internet Fraud In Kwara
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EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Internet Fraud In Kwara

Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa: Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola and twenty-eight others over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud. The twenty-eight other suspects are : Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar. Others are: Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf Amoo; Kehinde Olarenwaju; Philip Mike, Ademola Adebukola and Adeniyi Olamilekan. The rest are : Adeyemi Adedeji; Ajayi Teslem; Olawale Oladayo, O...
EFCC arrests two pairs of brothers and three others for alleged Internet Fraud In Ibadan
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EFCC arrests two pairs of brothers and three others for alleged Internet Fraud In Ibadan

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, have arrested two pairs of brothers: Ayoola Timilehin, Olusola Timilehin, and Oladayo Fayemi, Tolulope Fayemi and three others suspected to be internet fraudsters. The other three suspects arrested with them are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin, and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. They are all between the 20 and 30.   They were arrested at their hideout on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Alaka, Elebu area of Ibadan, Oyo State. The suspects were arrested based on intelligence linking them with opulence without any identifiable means of livelihood. Items recovered from them, include: four cars, laptops, exotic phones, and a stamp bearing the identity of the bursary section of Queensland Univer...
EFCC arrests 22 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri
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EFCC arrests 22 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters at different locations in Imo state. The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were arrested recently at “Sight and Services” within “World Bank”, in Ugwuma Town and “Road Safety” by Toronto road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo state. The suspects are: Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice, Ogbuehi Anderson, Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka and Anele Chibuike Timothy. Others are: Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel; Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu; Udoka Obi; Chiagozie Morris Obiano; Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince...
EFCC arrests 13 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos
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EFCC arrests 13 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

13 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   The suspects were identified as Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan; Gbenga Ade; Nwokeso Innocent; Obodoukwu Godstime; Mba Emmanuel; Oluwadare Ibisiola, Damilola Ogunsemire and Christopher Ubong.   They were reportedly arrested at Plot 109 Obas Street off AIT Estate, Lagos State, and some other areas within the axis on Wednesday September 3, after the anti-graft agency received credible intelligence received from concerned members of the public on their criminal activities.
EFCC Re-Arraigns Aisha Wakil ‘Mama Boko Haram’, Others For Alleged N6M Fraud
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EFCC Re-Arraigns Aisha Wakil ‘Mama Boko Haram’, Others For Alleged N6M Fraud

The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had re-arraigned the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram. Mama Boko Haram was said to have been re-arraigned on Tuesday before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri, on amended four counts bordering on conspiracy, giving false information, and cheating to the tune of N6 million. At the sitting, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmad, informed the court of a pending amended charge and urged the court to strike out the earlier charges filed on March 3 and 10, 2020, and substitute it with that of March 18, 2020. A statement on Wednesday by the Head, Media, and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyew...
Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC
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Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Enugu zonal office has arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, including popular instagram celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State. According to reports, they were arrested on Monday, August 31, 2020 , based on the intelligence available to the Commission. The suspects whose age ranges from 21 and 28 were arrested at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate, all in Anambra State. Items recovered are different exotic vehicles which include three Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG, two Lexus Rx salon cars. Interim analyses of some of the suspects’ phones showed they were involved in some assumed internet fraud which includes online bitcoin scam, love scam and identity theft. T...
Lauretta Onochie Asks EFCC, ICPC To Probe FFK Over N2bn Missing Aviation Fund
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Lauretta Onochie Asks EFCC, ICPC To Probe FFK Over N2bn Missing Aviation Fund

The insult Femi Fani-Kayode recently made at a Daily Trust journalist appears to have opened his page again on the corruption allegation made against him as Aviation minister. According to reports, President Buhari's media aide, Lauretta Onochie has called for an immediate probe into the ex-minister’s dealing while in office. She made the call on Saturday, August 29, by urging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to look into an allegation levelled against him by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi who claimed that FFK, as he is popularly called, made away with N2 billion made for a runway construction in Port Harcourt. Speaking during an interview with Channels TV, the Transport minister s...
Mompha Regains Freedom From EFCC Custody
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Mompha Regains Freedom From EFCC Custody

Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, was on Wednesday released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was released on bail about two weeks after he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency in Lagos. His lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole, said Mompha had withdrawn the N5 million fundamental rights suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest. Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion. He was arrested when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his luxury possessions. The items include five luxury wristwatches, an Apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device, and a pair of sunglasses, which were ...
EFCC: AGF Malami Clears Air On Conspiring Against Magu
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EFCC: AGF Malami Clears Air On Conspiring Against Magu

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, has described as false reports that he conspired with a lawyer to testify against Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Malami made the denial in a statement signed by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu and made available to reporters on Monday. The statement said that report about the Malami’s involvement with one Donald Wokoma was false. The statement reads: “The attention of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to a flimsy allegation made by one, Victor Giwa, Esq accusing the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN of conniving with one ...
Aboubakar Hima Declared Wanted By EFCC For Contract Scam & Money Laundering
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Aboubakar Hima Declared Wanted By EFCC For Contract Scam & Money Laundering

WANTED by @officialEFCC: Aboubakar Hima is a Nigerien contractor. He allegedly received $394m, €9.9m & N369m to purchase equipment for the Nigerian Military but failed to supply them all. He is wanted for contract scam, money laundering & for refusing to honour EFCC invitation https://twitter.com/TransparencITng/status/1297820740583067653
‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator
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‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator

After receiving N250 million, Dr. Donald Wokoma, a Special Assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, allegedly failed to execute some contracts awarded to his firms in 2018. The Economic Confidential gathered that Mr Wokoma was a signatory to the bank accounts of the companies when he was Special Assistant to the Vice President on the National Economic Council, NEC. A seasoned investigator at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) exposed the deal while testifying before the Justice Isa Ayo Salami Presidential Investigative Panel on Thursday. The Justice Ayo Salami panel is a Presidential Investigative Committee examining activities of EFCC under the stewardship of suspended Acting Chairman of the agency Ibrahim Magu between 2015 and 2020. The anti-corrup...
EFCC Arrests 7 Yahoo Boys In Enugu
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EFCC Arrests 7 Yahoo Boys In Enugu

The Enugu zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested seven internet fraudsters. They are: Ebere Tochukwu; Onuh Harrison; Christian Ogbonna; Ojobo Kingsley, Eze Charles, Princewill Nwalu and Ekene Ibekaku . They were arrested at Loma Linda Extension Enugu, Enugu State. Their arrest followed intelligence signalling them as a syndicate of fraudsters that specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, especially foreigners through the internet. Items recovered from the suspected fraudsters include : three exotic cars: Lexus ES 350, Benz C300 and a Toyota Camry. Other incriminating materials recovered from them are several mobile phones and laptops. The suspects have given useful information in the course of interrogation and wi...
Mompha Sues EFCC For N5M Over His Re-Arrest
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Mompha Sues EFCC For N5M Over His Re-Arrest

Ismaila Mustapha, an internet celebrity better known as Mompha, has filed a N5 million lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his recent re-arrest by the anti-graft agency. The EFCC had earlier arrested Mompha over alleged N32.9 billion money laundering while he was about leaving the Abuja airport for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was later released after the federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos granted him bail in the sum of N100 million in bond. The court had consequently ordered the anti-graft agency to release items seized from the internet sensation on the ground that it did not list them as exhibits in court. The seized items had included five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone, and one pair of sunglasses. ...
EFCC Arrests Yahoo Soldier And 26 Others For Internet Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests Yahoo Soldier And 26 Others For Internet Fraud In Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested a serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, following intelligence received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities. He was arrested alongside Kalu Emmanue; Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka; Miracle Onyekwere; Habeeb Ayomide; Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem. Others are: Adenira...
EFCC Re-arrests Mompha For Money-laundering
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EFCC Re-arrests Mompha For Money-laundering

Popular social media personality, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, has been rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested over charges of money laundering. Mompha is facing charges before the Federal High Court. The Nation learnt Mompha was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos. He was at the office to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phones and one pair of sunglasses seized from him by the anti-graft agency. Following an application by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman on July 24 ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha. The judge ruled since the items were not listed as exhibits in the money laundering charges filed against Mompha, ...
EFCC Arrests 3 Corps Members, 19 Undergraduates, 10 Others For Fraud (Photos)
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EFCC Arrests 3 Corps Members, 19 Undergraduates, 10 Others For Fraud (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, arrested 32 "Yahoo boys" for alleged involvement in internet fraud.The suspects were apprehended during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Officers of the EFCC swept on the location, after diligent analysis of series of intelligence gathered on their alleged criminal activities. Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC), 19 were undergraduates of various universities across the country, while the remaining 10 laid claim to sundry vocations.The suspects are Oyebamiji Francis; Aremo Jeremiah; Ogbonnaya Prosper John; Anuoluwapo Matthew; Oladele Victor; Mumuni Waliyullah; Olawoyin Abiodun; Okuwatoyin Henry; Arisekola Shina; B...
I Have Been In Severe Emotional Pains Since My EFCC Ordeal – Adeherself
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I Have Been In Severe Emotional Pains Since My EFCC Ordeal – Adeherself

Social Media Influencer Adeherself who was recently released from EFCC custody after she was arrested over alleged fraud, has opened up on life after her ordeal with the anti-graft agency. In a video statement, the comedy skit maker revealed how life has been traumatizing for her and how she had to undergo counseling to stay intact. She went further to state that friends and family have been there to guide and support her through this trying time, but the trauma she is experiencing is making life so unbearable for her. We hope she finds help in the right places Watch Video:
Federal Government  Suspends 12 EFCC Directors
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Federal Government Suspends 12 EFCC Directors

The Federal government has reportedly suspended 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. The suspension of the directors comes days after the Federal government also suspended the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, who is currently being investigated for allegations of fraud. The Nation reports that the notice of suspension for the directors was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on Tuesday night July 14.
EFCC Presents Witnesses Against Mompha’s Alleged Accomplices
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EFCC Presents Witnesses Against Mompha’s Alleged Accomplices

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented witnesses against Mompha's alleged accomplices, Kayode Phillips and Hamza Koudeih. The defendants are alleged to be high-valued targets in Organized Cyber Syndicate Network (OCSN). They were arraigned on November 28, 2019 on 25-count charges bordering on conspiracy and money laundering. One of the charges read;   “That you, Kayode Phillips (a.k.a Voice of the King) and Hamza Koudeih (a.k.a. HK), sometime in May, 2019 within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired among yourselves to commit an offence to wit conversion of the aggregate sum of $7, 069, 000 (Seven Million, Sixty-nine Thousand United States Dollars), £1, 000, 000 (One Million Pounds) and €80,000 (Eighty Thousand Euro) which sums y...
Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500
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Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500

An internet fraudster, Timileyin Awojodu, has been convicted for defrauding an American citizen of $2,500 after posing with the name 'Troy Stone' and using nude pictures to lure his victim. On Monday July 13, a High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, convicted Timileyin Awojodu, after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Abdurasheed Sulaeman, say Timileyin obtained the money from his American victim fraudulently. The prosecutor revealed Timileyin fraudulently worked with the con name 'Troy Stone' he used in defrauding his victim. The prosecutor while making his case tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, confessional statement made by Awojodu and nude pictures printed on his mail. Timileyin was found guilty by ...
Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets
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Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets

Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was on Wednesday July 8 grilled and asked to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil. He was also grilled on disposal of assets worth N37 billion by Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. The allegations were reportedly levelled against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Vanguard reported that the panel started quizzing Magu on Monday after his arrest by detectives in Abuja. On Tuesday, he was grilled on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of seized assets and N504 billion declared by the commission. The suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency was grilled on the ground f...
Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu
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Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu, demanding for an investigation of "false" allegation of him allegedly taking N4b from the money allegedly stolen by suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration had alleged that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing. He also claimed that the Vice President is being investigated over his "involvement in the scandal". Backing the Vice President media aide Laolu Akande's claim of the report being “false and baseless fabrications", Osinbajo's lawyer Taiwo Osipitan averred that Ude's tweet was aimed ...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
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Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
Osinbajo denies receiving N4billion From Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
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Osinbajo denies receiving N4billion From Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to allegation of receiving N4bn from suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. The Vice President's media aide Laolu Akande who rubbished the claim, described it as lies "calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo's image." He added that Osinbajo hasn't and will never be involved in any shady activity. The tweet read; “Inundated by wide circulation of Fake News about VP’s purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, please rest assured they’re all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image. “The VP hasn’t and will never be involved in any such shady activities.”
Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman
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Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman

Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission. An investigation has been launched into Magu's activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu's removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds. He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating th...
Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami – Presidential committee
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Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami – Presidential committee

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has reacted to report of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu appearing before a panel for questioning on Monday July 6.   In a statement signed by a PACAC member Femi Odekunle, it was alleged that Ibrahim Magu is a victim of power play spearheaded by the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of justice,  Abubakar Malami.   The Presidential Committee also accused Malami of taking advantage of his closeness to the president to lead an “onslaught” against Magu who resisted his demand of some high profile case files.   The statement read;   “This is a preliminary reaction of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption...
FBI commends EFCC over indictment of 6 Nigerians for cyber crime
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FBI commends EFCC over indictment of 6 Nigerians for cyber crime

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) for offering assistance to it in the investigation and prosecution of six Nigerians involved in Business Email Compromise ( BEC) and wire fraud in the U.S. United States Attorney, Joe Kelly and Special FBI Agent, Kristi Johnson, in a release made available to the EFCC, commended the Commission for its “ past and continued assistance in pursuing those that engage in Business Email Compromise and other fraud schemes” Six Nigerians: Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh; Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin; Michael Olorunyomi; Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson were indicted and sanctioned by the FBI for conducting elaborate fraud schemes involving alleged stealing of mo...
Your Forefathers Did 419 Codedly – Paul Okoye Slams Fraudsters for Flaunting Online
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Your Forefathers Did 419 Codedly – Paul Okoye Slams Fraudsters for Flaunting Online

Paul Okoye has slammed fraudsters for showing off their wealth on social media, thereby exposing themselves to FBI, Interpol, or EFCC. The singer said their forefathers engaged in fraud but they did it "codedly, silently" and with "no show off". "Una Yahoo Yahoo de shout anyhow, de show off de do anyhow," he wrote to the fraudsters He added that the show off is what gets them in trouble with the law. He also called out the instagram commenters who judge the fraudsters after seieng their photos. He wrote: "See make I tell una... Even before FBI, Interpol, or EFCC catch una... Social media and the association of Instagram commenters don judge una case finish." He added: "Association of Instagram commenters (A. I. C) also known as Amebo Intelligent Center, I just de hail...