EFCC OPERATIVES INVADES MTN OFFICE, QUIZZES MANAGEMENT

[FILE PHOTO] EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, stormed the Falomo office of telecommunications firm, MTN.The raid, according to information gathered by The Guardian, was not unconnected to the recently share listing of MTN on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Claims of manipulations, irregularities and scarcity have been linked to the share listing since it debuted on the NSE on May 16. The South African telecommunications firm had listed by introduction, 20.4 billion ordinary shares at N90 on the NSE, a par value N0.02.The listing of MTN…

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WHY EFCC IS PROSECUTING NAIRA MARLEY – MAGU

Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday spoke on prosecution of popular musician, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley. A statement by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, quoted Magu as saying Naira Marley was picked up over internet fraud charges and not because he is a musician. He said: “Let me use this opportunity to emphasize that we have no issues with any member of this very important sector of the country. “I have said it in the past and I will also like…

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ORDER STOPPING PROBE OF OKOROCHA, SARAKI: EFCC ACCUSES JUDGE OF BIAS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has kicked against court orders stopping it from probing Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. The EFCC, in a letter to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, accused Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who made the orders, of bias. In the letter by EFCC’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, the commission requested the transfer of the cases from Justice Taiwo Magu also prayed the Federal High Court Chief Judge to also transfer all cases involving the EFCC from Justice Taiwo’s court.…

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EFCC QUIZZES KWARA GOVT, STATE ASSEMBLY FOR SUSPICIOUS PAYMENTS

EFCC Quizes Kwara Govt, State Assembly Officials over Suspicious Payments The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has commenced investigations into the alleged illegal payment of about N400 million to some members of the Kwara State House of Assembly and the State Executive Council members before the expiration of their tenures. To this end, the anti-graft agency is currently interrogating the Secretary to the State Government, Sola Isiaka Gold and the Clerk of the State House of Assembly, Kperogi Halimat Jummai over the alleged payment which did…

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WHY WE ARE INVESTIGATING OKOROCHA BY EFCC

Rochas Okorocha •Defends freezing of N5bn state’s account Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it is investigating the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. The anti-graft commission has also explained that it froze N5 billion funds belonging to the state government because Okorocha was spending too much money in a suspicious manner during the general election. The Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Ibrahim Magu confirmed the investigation of the governor by the EFCC in an interview with Channels Television Asked if…

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EFCC ARRESTS 10 YAHOO BOYS IN ABUJA, SEE WHAT THEY SEZIED FROM THEM, + THEIR PICS

The Abuja Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the weekend, arrested ten suspected internet fraudsters. They were Habib Adeyemi, Lawal Kehinde, Victory Jemibor, Solomon Enuneke, Ubgehi Joshua and Tosan Ogbe. Others are Onajite Ejovwo, Anthony Igbonoeme, Tunde Azeez and Adeyemi Habib. A statement by the commission said operatives swung into action following intelligence report on their activities. Some of the items recovered from them were two (2) exotic cars Six (6) laptops, 10 smart phones and 1 international passport. The suspects will be charged to…

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EFCC SWOOPS ON YAHOO BOYS IN DELTA ARRESTS 22, SEE THEIR EXOTIC CARS

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Advance Fee Fraud Section, Abuja Headquarters in collaboration with men from the Benin Zonal Office in an operation on Friday 17, 2019 arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters during an early morning raid at Sapele, Delta State. Working on intelligence reports, the suspects, who are between the ages of 18 to 30 years, were smoked out from their hideout in an early morning operation. A day earlier, the operatives from Abuja had arrested two suspected internet fraudster in Ughelli, Delta State. Items…

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NAIRA MARLEY MAY SPEND 7 YEARS IN JAIL

Embattled rapper Azeez Fashola, better known in music circles as Naira Marley may spend the next seven-years behind bars over charges of advance fee fraud known as Yahoo Yahoo in local parlance. The rapper’s fate now hangs in the balance after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against the burgeoning rapper for alleged credit card fraud. If found guilty by the anti-graft agency, the rapper risks a seven-year jail term according to Section 33 (2) of the Nigerian law which states that: “Any person…

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EFCC RE-ARRAIGNS JUSTICE AJUMOGOBIA AND OBLA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned a Judge of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, over alleged money laundering charges. EFCC charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and Obla on 18 counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful enrichment, retention of crime proceeds and money laundering. The defendants are standing trial before Justice Rilwan Aikawa. Both defendants pleaded not guilty to all counts of the charge. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants were first charged before an Ikeja Division of the High Court, which…

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COURT RESTRAINS EFCC, ICPC, DSS FROM PROBING SARAKI

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other agencies  involved in  the probe of  Senate President Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations. Saraki  on Friday   filed two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits before the court to challenge the decision of the EFCC to seize  his houses. Ruling on an ex parte application filed along with the substantive suit by Saraki, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Tuesday ordered the  anti-corruption body  and the other five respondents to the suit to stay…

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