News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Federal High Court Grants Andrew Yakubu 3weeks Leave On Medical Grounds

22 hours ago /
Nation 

The Federal high court in Abuja has granted former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, NNPC Andrew Yakubu a three - week leave to proceed to the United Kingdom for medical grounds. At Wednesday's trial, counsel for yakubu, Raji Ahmed informed the court of his client's application...

Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Calls On The Acting President To Intervene On The Constant Harassment By EFCC

3 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's former chief of naval staff vice admiral Usman Jibrin has called on the acting president professor Yemi Osinbajo to intervene on the constant harassment and destruction of his properties by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This was disclosed in a petition to the acting president as well as...

CBN Governor, Emefiele Declines Invitation By House Of Reps Panel Probing Ikoyi Cash Haul

6 days ago /
Nation 

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee On National Security and Intelligence to testify in the ongoing investigation into the $43.4m (N13bn) recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee which is...

Alleged N4.9bn Diversion: EFCC Arraigns Fani-Kayode, Usman

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The two former ministers were arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa alongside one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd, on 17 counts...

Court Adjourns EFCC’s Case Against Patience Jonathan Till May 22

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned to May 22, a suit seeking the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the sum of $5.8 million belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Jonathan. The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, adjourned after arguments by counsel to Jonathan, Mr...

Alleged $15.5m Laundering: Trial Of Jonathan’s Former Aide Stalled

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The scheduled trial of Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Senior Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and two others, over an alleged $15.5m laundering has suffered a setback. The trial, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, was stalled as a result of the absence of the lawyers to...

BREAKING: Appeal Court Overturns Conviction Of Ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has overturned the conviction of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Raymond Omatseye. The Federal High Court in Lagos had sentenced Mr Omatseye to five years in prison on May 20, 2016, after finding him guilty of 24...

Former FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed Shattered Going To Jail

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senator Bala Muhammed, the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will spend the next 48hours in Kuje Prison. Justice A.M Talba of the Federal High Court, Gudu,  gave the order for Mohammed’s  remand after  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned him on  a six-count charge,  bordering on abuse...

Uncertainty Over Fate Of Embattled SGF, NIA Boss

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Politics 

There was uncertainty on Sunday evening over the fate of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The development is based on the fact that the presidential committee investigating them can no longer present...

Wike Seeks Court Order To Stop EFCC, DSS, Police‎ From Searching His House

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop anti-graft and other law enforcement agencies from searching any of his property in Abuja or anywhere else in Nigeria without his physical presence. Wike said a search of any of his property is a violation of...

Ekweremadu Accuses EFCC Of Plot To Incriminate Him

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Deputy Senate President,  Ike Ekweremadu has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by a cabal in the Presidency to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to remove him from office and rubbish his political career. Senator Ekweremadu made the revelation at plenary on Wednesday when he read a letter...

Former Niger Governor Babaginda Aliyu Gets Bail

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Minna High Court has granted bail in the sum of N150 million to former Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger who was charged with misappropriation of N4.57 billion Aliyu was arraigned last Tuesday on a six-count charge alongside Umar Nasko, the Chief of Staff under his administration. The former officials...

EFCC Denies Shielding Former Jonathan Aide, Kingsley Kuku

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reacts to an allegation, that it was shielding USA based fugitive Kingsley  Kuku, a former special adviser on Niger Delta Amnesty Programme to President Goodluck Jonathan. Here is the full statement of rebuttal, issued by spokesman Wilson Uwujaren: The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes...

CCT Trial: FG Tenders Saraki’s EFCC Statement In Evidence

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted into evidence, a statement the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, made before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in relation to corruption allegations against him. The Federal Government tendered the statement dated August 13, 2013, before the Justice Danladi...

Reps Plan Tour Of Refineries, To Meet NNPC Officials Over Oil Marketers’ Charges Claim

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of...

ECOWAS Asks Academics To Support Fight Against Financial Crimes

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is seeking collaboration with academics in the area of research aimed at checking money laundering and terrorism financing in the West African sub region. Officials of the ECOWAS Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) made the call at the second Annual...

Investigative Panel Grills NIA DG, Ayo Oke

1 month ago /
Nation 

The suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, on Monday appeared before the three-man panel set up by President Muhmmadu Buhari to investigate the monies recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos on April 12. The anti-graft agency had discovered $43.4m, N23.2m and...

Court Strikes Out Obanikoro’s Application Against EFCC

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a 100 million Naira suit instituted by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and his family against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of property seizure. Justice AbdulAziz Anka held that the suit lacked merit. The Senator, his wife, his two sons,...

Updated: Buhari Suspends SGF, NIA DG

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal. President Buhari has also ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the...

President Buhari Suspends NIA, SGF Chief

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador  Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal. Both men have been mired in some controversies. The President has ordered full scale investigations into their cases. Ayo Oke was linked recently with the shocking discovery of...


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