DALORI, GALAXY GROUP CEO SUES EFCC 50BIL OVER UNLAWFUL DETENTION

Unlawful Detention: Dalori, Galaxy CEO Slams N50bn Suit Against EFCC PASCHAL NJOKU, ABUJA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Ltd, Engr Babagana Dalori, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, wherein he is seeking N50bn as aggravated damages for his unlawful detention since March 2019. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/857/2019, brought by way of originating summons, dated July 19, 2019, was filed by Ganny Ajape Esq. on behalf of Engr Dalori. Plaintiffs in the suit are…

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EFCC PLAYING FATHER CHRISTMAS WITH THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME – THIS DAY

The EFCC must be transparent and accountable to the public The report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has given a building in Abuja recovered from the late ex-Chief of Air Staff, Alex Badeh to the Voice of Nigeria (VON) has again betrayed the loose ends in the nation’s anti-corruption policy. It has particularly exposed the challenge of managing proceeds of crimes in Nigeria. This challenge remains because there is no Act of National Assembly spelling out, in comprehensive manner, what should be done with recovered properties. The…

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EFCC AND FAKE GRADUATES: SEE RENO OMOKRI LAMENTATIONS

With Reno Omokri The news appeared so ridiculous that I was tempted to check my calendar to see if it was April Fools Day. It was not. Well, good a thing it was that I knew the journalist whose name was attached to the story. So, I decided to give him a call. ‘Leye, is it true that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it go after unqualified graduates attempting to undergo the mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme’? I asked. ‘Senior, na so we see am o!…

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JAILED VANGUARD STAFF STOLE 41MIL NOT 3MIL – EFCC

Jailed ex-Vanguard accountant stole N41 million, not N3.1 million – EFCC Premium Times Nigeria / Kunle Sanni / 10 hours ago Contrary to its initial report, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, said the former Chief Accountant of Vanguard Newspaper sentenced to seven years imprisonment last week actually stole N40.66 million from the company. The correction was seen in court documents sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. The EFCC had earlier reported on Tuesday that Mr Abiodun was jailed for stealing N3.1 million. He was found guilty of an eight-count charge of conspiracy, and forgery. Also…

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AKPABIO PLOTS REMOVAL OF EFCC ZONAL HEAD OVER MULTI-BILLION NAIRA PROBE

These are certainly not the best of times for former Senator Godswill Akapbio. His case challenging the election of Senator Chris Ekpeyong as the duly elected Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District is falling apart like packs of cards at the Tribunal currently sitting in Uyo. To add to his woes, the Chieftains of the APC, his party, such as Nsima Ekere, Senators John Akpanudoedeghe, Ita Enang, Don Etiebet, Chief Sony Jackson, Obong Umana Umana among others have all fallen out with him and have sworn never to…

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EFCC SPONSORING PROTESTS AGAINST DANJUMA GOJE, LAWYER ALLEGES

James Abraham, Jos A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Paul Erokoro, has alleged that the petition  which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission used to prosecute  the former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, over  N25bn fraud charge was fake. Erokoro, who was counsel for Goje, also debunked rumours that the former governor traded his political ambition in exchange for his freedom from the corruption case brought against him by the EFCC. Erokoro said, “The question is why did the attorney general decide to take over the case from…

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HOW EX-GOVERNOR WAS STOPPED FROM STEALING 11.5BIL NAIRA HOURS BEFORE HANDOVER- EFCC

Ihima Azubuike and John Charles The Zonal Coordinator, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in charge of Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe states, Michael Wetkas,  has disclosed how the zone stopped an immediate past governor in the zone from embezzling N11.5bn 11 hours to handover. He stated this during a walk to commemorate African Anti- Corruption Day in Gombe State, with the theme,  ‘Towards a common African position on asset recovery’. Wetkas said, “You know as well as I do know that one of the biggest problems we have in Nigeria is…

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EFCC ARRESTS 30 YAHOO BOYS IN EKITI, SEE PIX

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects were apprehended at different locations within the city of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital during an early morning raid carried out by operatives of the anti-graft agency. The operation was sequel to a deluge of intelligence reports available to the Commission on their alleged fraudulent activities. According to the reports, many people have fallen victim to the tricks of the suspects, who exploit their dexterity on the…

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WHY I CANNOT COMMENT ON DG’S DECISION TO DROP GOJE’S FRAUD CASE BY ITSE SAGAY

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said that he cannot speak on the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to drop the prosecution of Gombe Central senator, Danjuma Goje, because he did not have details of the matter. Sagay said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Monday. The senior advocate, however, said he would not be in support of the move if it was done for political reasons. He said he could not speak on the matter because he did not…

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EFCC NABS FAKE NATIVE DOCTOR

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office, on Tuesday arrested a fake native doctor, Fatai Olalere Aliu, who was alleged to be notorious for duping people under the guise of possessing spiritual power to solve their problems. Aliu was arrested during a raid on his Kisumu Estate residence at Odo-Ona Elewe,  Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Before his  arrest, the commission had worked on several intelligence reports linking him to a series of fraud allegations involving large sums of money. He was also accused of engaging in…

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