News - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

12 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to a statement by Buhari’s special adviser on...

Magu Denies Clash Between EFCC And DSS, NIA Operatives

17 hours ago /
Security 

The acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says his men never engaged in any “dirty fight” with officials of the department of state security, and the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, over the planned arrest of former director general of both agencies. Magu said this as he testified before...

EFCC Chairman, DSS DG Appear Before Senate Panel

18 hours ago /
Nation 

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, are before a Senate panel to discuss the clash between EFCC and DSS officials. The clash began when operatives of the EFCC attempted to arrest former head of NIA, Mr Ayo...

Alleged N5.3bn Fraud: Ex-Enugu Governor Challenges Court Jurisdiction

18 hours ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Enugu State, Mr Chimaroke Nnamani, has challenged the jurisdiction of a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos to try him on allegations of fraud to the tune of N5.3billion. This followed a bench warrant issued by Justice Chuka Obiozor against the former governor and one Sunday Anyaogu...

EFCC, FAAN Train Operatives On Airport Security

19 hours ago /
Nation 

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says he will stop at nothing to expose and prosecute those he describes as thieves of Nigeria’s common destiny. Magu said this at the opening of a mobilisation workshop for airport workers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in...

Corruption Charges: Arraignment of Justice Yinusa Stalled

2 days ago /
Nation 

The planned arraignment of a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa failed to go on at the Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja today. A Registrar of the court told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that Justice Mojisola Dada would not be hearing the case...

EFCC To Arraign Dismissed Judge, Mohammed Yinusa

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court on Wednesday on 5 counts bordering on corrupt enrichment and attempts to pervert the course of justice. It was gathered that Justice Yinusa is...

EFCC Kicks Against Appeal Court Verdict On Judicial Officers

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said it will appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which today held that the agency lacked powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials except where such officers have been dismissed by the National Judicial...

Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of three charges out of 18 amendend charges brought against senate president, Bukola Saraki by the federal government before the code of conduct tribunal  In an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, challenged the decision of the code...

We Do Not Collect Money From Job Seekers, EFCC Warns Applicants

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised an alarm over the activities of fraudsters duping ignorant job seekers warning applicants not to fall victim. The anti-graft agency’s Head of Media, Mr Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Tuesday warned applicants not to fall victims into the tricks played on...

Court Sentences Adesina’s Impostor To Eight Years In Prison

1 week ago /
Nation 

A young man, Christian Efe Oyovweyho has been sentenced to jail for eight years by the Federal High Court in Kano for impersonating the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. He was also convicted for attempting to fleece a Bayero University don of N300, 000 for...

Court Unfreezes 16 Accounts Belonging To Patience Jonathan

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has reversed its order made on May 30, to freeze 16 accounts belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. Justice Binta Nyako withdrew the order on Tuesday on the grounds that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which secured the freezing...

Court Orders Arrest Of Former Enugu Governor

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani. Presiding Justice, Chuka Obiozor made the order of arrest following the failure of the former governor’s lawyer, to give any reasonable evidence as to why his client...

Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Naval Boss, Usman Jibrin

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama has fixed December 8 and 9 for further hearing in a case of N600million fraud involving a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin. Jibrin is facing trial alongside Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia (rtd), Rear Admiral Shehu Ahmadu (rtd),...

Freedom Of Information Act Applicable To Lagos, Court Rules

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja Judicial Division has ruled that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 is applicable to the Lagos State government. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Programme Manager (Legal), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mrs Mosunmola Olanrewaju, said the court also ruled that the...

Ekiti Governor Calls For Investigation Of Falana

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, wants the federal government to investigate and prosecute human rights activist, Femi Falana and many other highly placed Nigerians alleged by the attorney general and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami of being compensated with property retrieved from corrupt persons by the Economic And Financial Crimes...

Corruption Is Making Nigeria ‘Laughing Stock’, Says Magu

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Corruption in Nigeria has defied efforts at eradicating it and is making the country a laughing stock, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said. Mr Magu said this in a Abuja on Monday at the 68th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organisations of...

NJC Committee On Monitoring Of Corruption Cases To Interface With EFCC, ICPC; Receives 2,306 Cases

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The National Judicial Council (NJC) committee on the monitoring of alleged corruption cases in court has resolved to engage prosecutorial bodies like the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) and independent corrupt practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) in furtherance of its mandate. A statement issued by director for information of...

Over 66 Accounts Used In Pension Fraud – Malami

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami has revealed the existence of over 66 accounts allegedly operated by those involved in pensions’ fraud. This comes amid growing criticism that has rocked the Buhari led administration following the reinstatement of an embattled former Chairman of the...

NJC’s Monitoring Panel To Meet With EFCC, ICPC

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Corruption Financial Crimes Cases Trials Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has resolved to actively engage prosecutorial bodies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in furtherance of its mandate. Director of Information, National Judicial Council (NJC), Soji Oye, revealed this in...


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