EFCC loses bid to seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.1bn

EFCC loses bid to seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.1bn — 14th April 2018 A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday, struck out a forfeiture application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the sum of $8, 435,789.84 and N9,185, 327, 362, allegedly linked to the former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan and six others. The […]

SGF advises EFCC on how to tackle corruption

SGF advises EFCC on how to tackle corruption — 7th April 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to review its anti-corruption fight mechanisms with a view of getting better results. He told the acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and his […]

EFCC begins investigation of man nabbed with $370,000 cash at the airport

Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigation of a man arrested recently for allegedly trying to smuggle 370,000 dollars out of the country. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Uwujaren said the suspect, Adamu Rabiu Mohammed, was intercepted by Customs […]

EFCC seizes Stella Oduah’s passport over alleged fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized the passport of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, after grilling her for several hours on Wednesday. A senior EFCC official told our correspondent that the commission had built a ‘strong case’ against the ex-minister. He said, “Senator Stella Oduah […]

Fake U.S. Army colonel in EFCC net

— 8th February 2018 NAN The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested two men for “impersonating” its operatives to obtain $10,000 by false presence. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement. Uwujaren identified the suspects as one Mike Nkwocha and Richardson Obasogie, a “self-confessed Colonel in […]

Innoson, GTB and EFCC: Matters Arising – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | January 7, 2018 –  There are gaps in the competing version of events proffered by Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman/Managing Director of Innoson Motors and the GTB Bank in their business transaction gone awry. According to Mr Chukwuma, he obtained loans from GTB which he paid off but later […]

EFCC releases Innocent Chukwuma on Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Nnewi, Anambra State born Industrialist, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, on bail. The businessman, who runs a local auto assembly plant, was arrested on Tuesday, December 19, at his Enugu residence following his refusal to respond to invitations by the Commission, after initially being granted administrative bail by […]

You’re chasing shadows, Mark tells EFCC

Former Senate President, David Mark, has described accusations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he purchased his Apo residence illegally as spurious, contrived and baseless. Mark said, yesterday, that the EFCC, or any other agent of government were chasing shadows because the property was duly offered for sale, bided for, and he purchased […]

EFCC arrests Innoson boss Innocent Chukwuma, founder of Africa’s first motor company

The chief executive of Innoson Technical Manufacturing Company, Enugu, Chief Innocent Chukwuma was yesterday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged undisclosed financial deals. Chukwuma was arrested at about 11-30am from his Government Reserved Areas (GRA), Enugu residence by armed police officers after an initial resistance mounted by him […]

EFCC arrests army officers, others, over N339m pension fraud

A Nigerian high court today ordered the remand in Kuje Prison of four suspected fraudsters over their alleged complicity in the theft of N339m military pension funds. Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, made the remand order after the suspects – Wing Commander Ishaka Yakubu, Lieutenant Commander Akinbamidele Odunsi, […]

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