Yahoo boy jailed for defrauding foreign lover of $140,000 (Guardian)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Office on Wednesday secured the conviction of one Onovo Osita Malachy at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.   The convict was arraigned on a one-count charge…

EFCC threatens to sue Fani-Kayode, Odumakin over ‘fake news’ (Guardian)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to sue former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and Afenifere chieftain, Yinka Odumakin for their claims that the commission sought to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a…

Court grants EFCC leave to arraign Alison-Madueke, Omokore (Guardian)

An FCT High Court, Apo on Monday, granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leave to arraign former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and a former Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling company, Olajide Omokore, on Feb. 25. Alison-Madueke and Omokore,…

Fire guts EFCC office in Abuja (Guardian) * Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno (Guardian)

Fire guts EFCC office in Abuja (Guardian) A fire incident yesterday night gutted the Wuse 2 office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was confirmed in a statement by the…

EFCC arrests 23 OOU students, 12 others for Internet fraud (Punch)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested 34 suspected Internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State. The suspects who are between 19 and 37 years include  23 students at Olabisi Onabanjo University,  out of which…

Retired admiral forfeits N510m to EFCC (Punch)

A former Director of Navy Accounts, Rear Admiral, Tahir Yusf (retd.), has temporarily forfeited N510m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The accounts include Bitmas Enterprises domiciled in Zenith Bank and Tahir Yusuf domiciled in Skye Bank. The sum,…

EFCC arraigns ex-police paymaster, others for N1.3bn fraud (Punch)

A retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ifeoma Okpalugo, has been brought before a Lagos State Special Offences Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged N1.3bn fraud. Okpalugo is standing trial alongside three others – Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman…

Disputed MSME Money Not Paid into Jang’s Account, EFCC Witness Tells Court (ThisDay)

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) witness, Mr. Uchenna Igwe, has told the Jos High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Longji that the disputed N2 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) fund, for which the commission dragged…

Whistle blowers land in police net for alleged false information against bank MD (Sun)

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property has arrested two whistle-blowers for allegedly misleading it with false information. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the alleged false information was provided against Mr Emmanuel Mbaka,…

EFCC can’t “freeze” public treasuries (vanguard)

While the nation is still smarting from the illegal siege to the National Assembly Complex by armed and hooded men of the Directorate of State Services, DSS, which led to the summary dismissal of its Director-General,  Lawal Daura, another Federal…

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