The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said ex-Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, who is accused of N80.2bn fraud, had ridiculed the Nigerian justice system by failing to present himself for trial in court.   The EFCC acting Zonal Director, Benin Zonal Command, Mr Effa Okim, stated this during a familiarisation visit to the Delta State […]

News reaching us confirms that on Tuesday 23 April 2024, Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the charges on alleged N80 billion fraud filed by the Federal Government against former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Adoza Bello, are to be served through his lawyer, Abdulwahab Mohammed. This order […]

The planned arraignment of the Chairman of Ibeto Energy Development Company, Cletus Ibeto, failed again on Tuesday at the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja. This is the fourth time the arraignment has failed as the defendant once again failed to show up in court. His legal team, led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a man, Oladipo Jimoh and his firm, Barma Energy, for allegedly stealing $60,334.59 belonging to Vale Blue Limited on Tuesday. Jimoh was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja Lagos on a two-count charge of stealing. The EFCC disclosed this in […]

Parents of the freed students of the Obafemi Awolowo University on Friday demanded an immediate clearance of their children’s names, biometrics and pictures from the records of the Economic Financial Crime Commission. They also demanded an apology for what they termed as an unlawful clampdown on their wards from the anti-graft agency. This followed the […]

Justice O. Adeniji of the High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the immediate and unconditional release of the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, from the custody of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge gave the order following a motion ex parte taken […]

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife said it was meeting the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following the arrest of 69 suspected Internet fraudsters, many of whom are students of the university. Fifty eight of the students were later released late Wednesday. Officials of the EFCC in a midnight raid stormed […]

Over 70 students of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun State were reportedly arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a midnight raid on hostels outside the campus. Multiple sources in Ile-Ife confirmed to our correspondent on Wednesday morning that the officials, around 2 a.m., stormed the Fine Touch and Superb hostels […]

The immediate-past Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdurasheed Bawa, has been released five months after detention. The newsmen gathered that the former anti-corruption czar was released on Wednesday night. The newsmen recall that Bawa was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) on June 14, 2023, hours after his suspension […]

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ola Olukoyede and Mohammed Hamajoda as the Chairman and Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, respectively. Also confirmed along with the duo was Halima Shehu, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). Olukoyede was named acting chairman of […]

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