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, […]

EFCC arrests deacon for defrauding RCCG, school of N47.9m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a deacon of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Cyril Idakwoji, and handed over two cheques covering N11.9m to the church. The anti-graft agency also recovered N36m belonging to Jephthah International School and stolen by Idakwoji. The amount was said to have been stolen by Idakwoji, who […]

EFCC bows to AGF, releases 103 high-profile cases

ADE ADESOMOJU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finally made the details of the high profile cases being handled by the anti-corruption agency available to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice based on request, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Sources at the commission told our correspondent that the list […]

BREAKING: EFCC recovers N409bn, $69.5m – Magu

BREAKING: EFCC recovers N409bn, $69.5m – Magu — 30th August 2017   From Iheanacho Nwosu,  Abuja Acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said the commission recovered N409bn between January to date. Also recovered within the time frame is $69.5m and E23m . He made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Abuja. He […]

Pictures: Gunmen attack EFCC headquarters in Abuja – leave death threat note

A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into […]

EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

Breaking: Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu loses bid to retrieve forfeited $9.8m

Moves by former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, to recover his $9.8m seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has hit the rock. The Federal High Court in Kano refused to grant the ex GMD’s application for overturn the interim order of forfeiture given to the EFCC […]

Suspended NIA boss’ wife bought Ikoyi flat with $1.6m cash, says EFCC

By Ramon Oladimeji The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7B, No. 13, Osborne Road, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs. Oke is the wife of the […]

Buhari mourns Farida Waziri‎’s husband

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of former Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey, Sen. Ajuji Waziri, who passed away on Monday. The Special Adviser on ‎Media and Publicity, ‎Femi Adesina, in a statement said, Buhari, while commiserating with the family and friends of‎ the late diplomat and lawmaker, described him as […]

Senate rejects Magu again as EFCC Chairman

The Nigerian Senate has again rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Magu was rejected by a majority of the Senate membership after over an hour of grueling screening at the National Assembly in Abuja. Ibrahim Magu

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