EFCC traces Diezani’s N950m to two ex-govs, detains Idris Wada
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday traced N860m to the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi. While N500m was traced to Wada, N450m was traced to Danladi. The money was said to be part of... Read more
N13bn Ikoyi cash: EFCC invites Oke, wife, others
The Economic and Financial Crimes has invited the immediate past Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folasade, over the $43m, N23m and £27,000 (N13bn) recovered from an Ikoyi apartment. Impeccable sources within the EFCC said the couple were invited to the zonal... Read more
FG rejects Diezani’s application for trial in Nigeria
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday opposed an application by former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke seeking to return to Nigeria to face trial. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dele Bolgore, with whom she was charged, also urged the court not to grant it.... Read more
EFCC ready to seal more Maina’s houses
How did wanted civil servant Abdulrasheed Maina sneak into Nigeria? Who gave him the police and other security personnel he had? These are some of the questions in government and security circles, following the scandal sparked by Maina’s reinstatement and promotion. The dismissed chairman of the Presidential Task Force... Read more
Pastor admits defrauding Titi Atiku of N918m
A confessional statement tendered before an Ikeja High Court on Tuesday exposed how Pastor Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs voluntarily confessed defrauding Mrs Titi Atiku, the wife of former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku of N918 million. Mr Dickson Graymond, a retired detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) insisted... Read more
EFCC seals eight properties belonging to Maina
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed some properties belonging to the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, in Kaduna State. Recall that Maina was accused of being involved in a N2bn fraud and on the wanted list of the... Read more
Alleged N11bn fraud: ex-gov Shema’s trial to begin February 13
A Katsina State High Court has fixed February 13, 2018, for a mention of the case filed by Economic and Financial Crime Commission against ex-governor Ibrahim Shema, alleged to have misappropriated N11 billion state fund. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Shema had challenged the jurisdiction of the... Read more
EFCC: Maina paid $2m cash for Abuja house
Wanted civil servant AbdulRasheed Maina bought a $2 million house in Abuja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed. The mansion was allegedly acquired by Maina when he was the chairman of the controversial Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reforms. Maina also has a 24-charge case... Read more
No corps member had twins for me, says Amosun
GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State yesterday described as untrue a report in a section of the media that a female youth corps member had a set of twins for him. The governor said the rumour gained so much currency that his mother – in-law had to call him... Read more
How Dasuki spent N650m on national prayer, says EFCC
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Michael Adariku, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4bn security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser was diverted. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Adariku, an EFCC officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified... Read more