N4.9bn fraud: EFCC confronts Fani-Kayode with 115 cheques

Oladimeji Ramon The N4.9bn fraud trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, resumed on Wednesday with the prosecution tendering 115 cheques as exhibits against him and his co-defendants. Fani-Kayode is standing trial in connection with the funding for the failed re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. He is being […]

$4m puts Atiku’s associate in trouble

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is reported to have arrested an associate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over alleged laundering of $4 million. The money is termed “suspicious election cash”, theNationsaid. The arrest followed an intelligence report on a suspicious transaction by a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator. […]

Court fines EFCC, banks for freezing Benue govt’s accounts

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), United Bank of Africa, (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the Benue State government the sum of N100 million for freezing its accounts last year. The court also granted an order of […]

BREAKING: EFCC files fraud charges against Babachir, Oke, wife

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed fraud charges against the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Mrs. Folashade Oke. The PUNCH gathered that the anti-graft agency on Wednesday filed 10 counts against Lawal and […]

Diezani’s poll cash :Ex-Gov. Dakingari, 2 others remanded in EFCC custody

Bernin Kebbi – The Federal High Court sitting in Bernin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital,on Thursday remanded the former governor of the state, Usman Saidu Dakingari, Sunday Dogonyaro and Garba Rabiu Kamba, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes over their alleged receipt and use of the sum of N450 million from a […]

EFCC storm Ekiti, seals off building allegedly owned by Fayose

You are sealing innocent people’s houses -Fayose By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Thursday sealed off buildings allegedly owned by former governor Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State capital city. Among those closed down were, NTS Event Hall Hotel, located at Fajuyi Park beside the old Mr Biggs in Ado Ekiti, 104.1 […]

EFCC confirms moves to bring back Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the process to bring back former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun. Acting spokesman of the Commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeriaon Sunday in Abuja. There have been calls from different quarters for […]

Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US

Eniola Akinkuotu A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can report. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. An impeccable source in the EFCC told our […]

EFCC charges Fayose, hotel with N1.3bn fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed corruption charges against a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and his hotel, Spotless Investment Limited, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the EFCC filed the charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Fayose is accused of receiving about N1.3bn […]

I am Fayose’s lawyer, Fani-Kayode tells EFCC

A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises. Fani-Kayode, who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and […]

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