Tag Archives: EFCC

I spent N3.5bn on sick children – Patience

Mrs. Patience Jonathan says her foundation Aruera Reachout Foundation, spent over N3.5bn for the treatment of 700 children and adults with heart-related ailments according to PUNCH. She, therefore, rubbished allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that she used her foundation to launder stolen funds. Patience, who is the wife of former President Goodluck […]

Seized Oil Vessels, Products to be Auctioned – EFCC

As part of arrangement to auction forfeited petroleum products and vessels, which are proceeds of crimes seized from illegal oil bunkers the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday held a pre-bid meeting with shortlisted auctioneers at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja. One of the vessels used in smuggling oil The Acting Chairman, EFCC, […]

EFCC Allegedly Traces $487.5 Million, N47.2 Billion to Diezani; See Full Details

Barely 48 hours after a court permanently forfeited a $37 million mansion at Banana Island Lagos owned by former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to the Federal government, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC claimed it has traced over N47.2 billion and $487.5 million in cash and properties to the former minister. The EFCC says the above discoveries […]

AGF Demands Status Updates on Cases Handled by EFCC

The atmosphere at the Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was said to have been palpably tense on Wednesday following receipt of a letter from the attorney-general and minister of justice, Mr Abubakar Malami SAN. In the letter dated August 1, the AGF directed the EFCC under the leadership of its acting […]

EFCC to Use Statements from Andrew Yakubu, Others as Evidence Against Diezani in US, UK

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is said to have declared its readiness to present evidence against a former minister for petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke for her trial set to commence in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK). The anti-graft agency will also be presenting evidence against Diezani’s allies and alleged […]

National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Claims Ownership of $43 million Seized by EFCC

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is claiming ownership of the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 seized Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos, owned by Mr. Adamu Muazu, a former governor of Bauchi state and ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), THE WILL reports. […]

EFCC Transfers Femi Fani-Kayode to Kuje Prison

The ongoing trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and two others for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn was stalled on Monday due to Fani-Kayode’s absence before the Federal High Court in Lagos. ‎Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Mr. Wale Balogun, informed the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, that his client was unable to come […]

Ex-Customs Chief, Dikko, Returns N1bn to FG

The anti-corruption fight of the present administration continues to yield results as a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1,040,000,000 to the Federal Government, Punch writes. Dikko, who quit the service shortly after the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, came under the searchlight of the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

EFCC Set to Arrest Jimi Agbaje in Relation to Arms Deal

Barring last minute change of plans, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded arrangements to arrest Chief Jimi Agbaje. Chief Agbaje is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 Lagos state gubernatorial elections. According to sources within the PDP, he has been endorsed for the chairmanship of the […]

Woman Raises Alarm as Civil Servant Husband Dies in EFCC Custody After 6 Hours of Arrest

Susanne, the widow of the Chief Protocol Officer of the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Desmond Nunugwo, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of killing her husband and labelling him a criminal. She explained that six hours after Desmond was taken into custody, he was pronounced dead. She told PUNCH Metro that […]
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