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Atiku, Wives, Under International Banking Surveillance

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency of the U.S. Department of Treasury, has placed former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his family members under close watch. According to a report by online medium, PREMIUM TIMES, new findings have now shown that FinCEN flagged some transactions linked to the senior politician as suspicious as it surveilled money movements within the international financial system. hese findings, according to the report, also offer fresh insight into how huge funds linked to Atiku may have been moved across international jurisdictions using…

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EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Alleged Internet Fraud In Kwara

Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa: Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola and twenty-eight others over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud. The twenty-eight other suspects are: Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar. Others are: Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf…

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EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters, around the Alagbado axis of Lagos State. The suspects are Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan; Gbenga Ade; Nwokeso Innocent; Obodoukwu Godstime; Mba Emmanuel; Oluwadare Ibisiola, Damilola Ogunsemire and Christopher Ubong The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by operatives of the Commission at Plot 109 Obas Street off AIT Estate, Lagos State, and some other areas within the axis, following credible intelligence received from…

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9 suspected Yahoo boys arrested in Port Harcourt (photos)

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem, Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu. Others are: Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah. According to the statement, the suspects were apprehended in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in…

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“I was richer before BBNaija show” – Ike Onyema

BBNaija Reality TV star, Ike Onyema has claimed that he was in a better financial position before he went into the show, than he is today. There is a widespread believe that fame come with lot of money making opportunities, but according to Ike Onyema, fame in itself is expensive to maintain. He made this revelation after a follower told him that going for the reality show last year upgraded his life, baring which he would have been a gangster. In his response to the follower, Ike made it known…

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I won’t fold my arms any longer, I’ll reply every attack point to point – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he will respond to every allegation against him now ”point to point”. Magu who denied misappropriating funds recovered for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a statement released by his lawyer Wahab Shittu, averred that the allegations he is currently facing were never brought before the panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the activities of the EFCC under him. The statement read; ”Take notice that, our client can no longer fold his…

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Court orders EFCC to return Mompha’s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release everything seized from Instagram big boy, Mompha. Justice Liman who ruled on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses. They are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19, in Abuja. The federal high court judge who noted that the…

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Magu Makes Fresh Accusations Against Buhari’s AGF, Malami

Abubakar Malami, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Ibrahim Magu Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has told a presidential panel that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, is the person frustrating the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke to Nigeria for trial. Recall that Magu had been previously accused of refusing to cooperate with crime-fighting authorities in the United Kingdom to facilitate the return of a former petroleum minister, Diezani, to face prosecution in Nigeria for alleged corruption. But the former acting chairman of the EFCC…

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Mompha’s uncle and 9 other witnesses ‘testify’ against him in court

Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha on Friday had 10 witnesses present against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an ongoing trial at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. EFCC in Lagos is prosecuting Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on an amended 22-count charge, bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33billion (Thirty Three Billion Naira). Mompha’s uncle, Alhaji Ahmadu Mohammed was presented as the 10th prosecution witness (Pw10). He told the court that he and one other person are…

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EFCC: Magu opens up on alleged N4b, N28m to Osinbajo, Falana

Embattled Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has opened up on the allegations that he gave N4 billion to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Magu described the claim as false and a calculated attempt to tarnish Osinbajo’s hard-earned reputation The suspended EFCC boss, who was freed from detention on Wednesday, equally denied giving the sum of N28 million to Femi Falana SAN, a human rights lawyer. Magu spoke in a petition signed by his lawyer, Wahab Kunle Shittu and addressed to the Chairman of the…

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EFCC Arraigns Alleged Oil Thief, Notorious Hacker In Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Ahweyevu Ese, a suspected oil thief, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Ese was arraigned before Justice I.M. Sani of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on one count charge bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products without the appropriate license. The charge reads, “That you Ahweyevu Ese, on or about the 19th of August, 2019, at Okrika, Rivers State, within the jurisdiction of this court did deal in petroleum product to wit: loading…

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Magu released after 10 days in detention

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody after 10 days in detention. The embattled anti-corruption agency boss was was arrested on July 6, 2020 over corruption charges and brought before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. Magu was accused of being unable to account for the interest accrued to recovered funds of about N550billion. He was at the same accused of insubordination and purchase of property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Magu was also accused of…

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Interest on recovered N550bn re-looted under Magu – Investigation panel

The suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu allegedly re-looted recovered funds, according to the Presidential Panel investigating corruption charges against him. The Presidential Panel in its final report disclosed that investigations showed that the interest on the N550 billion recovered by the agency under Magu “has been re-looted”. The panel in its report also said there is a difference of N39 billion between EFCC’s deposits in the bank and what the agency said it recovered. The report in part reads “It is quite disturbing…

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EFCC allegedly arrests Instagram big boy, Killaboi, in Umuahia

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC has allegedly arrested Nigerian Instagram big boy,  Killaboi at a hotel in Umuahia, Abia State. It was gathered that the incident happened around 6pm today. Killaboi was said to have been lodging in the hotel when EFCC operatives stormed the area . According to a source: “EFCC stormed my friend’s place of work to pick up Killaboi. He allegedly used the name “Benjamin N. Best” to lodge. The gist is that he did a N150 million POS transaction with the stolen card. He…

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