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, […]

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 […]

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