BUHARI TO REPRESENT MAGU FOR CONFIRMATION AS EFCC CHAIRMAN

Confirmation Will Give Magu Greater Confidence — Sagay *9th Senate A Rubber Stamp, Not Surprised — OdumakinTemidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari may re-present Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency, Daily Independent has gathered. A presidency source who does not want his name in print disclosed this to our correspondent on Thursday. Efforts by President Buhari to get Magu confirmed by the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki, immediate past…

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EFCC DRAGGED TO COURT FOR DEFAMATION

 Chijioke Jannah  An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character. The duo are seeking redress and asking for N20 million damages from the commission. DAILY POST reports that the Ilorin Zonal office of the commission had accused the lawyer of defrauding Pastor Adetunji Adedoyin of his property valued at N20 million. The commission also claimed that Aluko was on the run, following invitation and interrogation of other…

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FISH OUT FBI-LISTED NIGERIAN FRAUDSTERS, EFCC ORDERS OPERATIVES

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja There seems to be no hiding place for Nigerians indicted by the FBI in its recent crackdown on fraud. Following the indictment of 77 Nigerians by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the United States, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed all its offices in the country on red alert in a bid to track down collaborators of the Internet scam in Nigeria. The anti-graft agency had said weekend that it had commenced investigations into the matter and would storm hideouts of…

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EFCC TRACES ATIKU’S LAUNDERED MONEY TO OBASANJO LIBRARY

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Abeokuta, Ogun State: EFCC visits to find the recipient of Atiku’s money The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library on August 8 to authenticate the claims by one of those under probe that he gave $140,000 (about N50 million) to one of the library officials. According to reports, the EFCC officials, accompanied…

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MONEY LAUNDERING: ATIKU’S SON IN-LAW REGAINS FREEDOM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its custody Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar. Babalele, who was remanded by a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged money laundering, was freed on Friday after he met the N20million bail term imposed by the judge, Mr Nicholas Oweibo, and has since returned to Abuja. Oweibo granted him bail after he pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of money laundering levelled against him by the anti-graft agency. However,…

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GROUP GIVES EFCC 7 DAYS TO PROSECUTE EX-AGF FOR FRAUD

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja A group on the platform of Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), demanding that former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, be arrested and prosecuted within the next seven days. The petition addressed to the EFCC Chairman, dated Tuesday, August 12, 2019, with the title “Pending allegations against Micheal Kaase Aondoakaa, SAN bordering on fraud, corruption, flagrant abuse of his office as Attoney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice between 2007 to 2010…

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EFCC ARRAIGNS ATIKU’S LAWYER, SON IN-LAW FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

Oladimeji Ramon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, said to be a son-in-law of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Also, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, said to be Atiku’s lawyer, was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m, in connection with the polls. Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Both Babalele and Osagie-Giwa were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos. They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Nicholas…

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COURT GRANTS EFCC REQUEST TO FREEZE BAUCHI STATE ACCOUNT

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to freeze an account belonging to the Bauchi State government, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV gathered that the account 0998552074 domiciled with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), is being investigated for alleged fraudulent transactions. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, while granting the request on Monday, urged the anti-graft agency to put the Bauchi govt on notice of the order within 21 days. More details soon… http://igberetvnews.com/875857/just-in-court-grants-efccs-request-to-freeze-bauchi-govt-account/

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STUDENTS PROTEST IN OSUN UNIVERSITY AS EFCC RAIDS UNIVERSITY TO ARREST OVER 20 YAHOO BOYS

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo. Students of Osun State University, Osogbo main campus are protesting the arrest of several students from their various hostels on Thursday morning. The students blocked the Osogbo/Ibokun road to protest the arrest by the security operatives. A student of the institution, Tayo Mosadope, told our correspondent that armed security operatives stormed some hostels in Oke Baale area of Osogbo around 7:00 a.m. and arrested about 20 students and some non-students living in the area. Mosadope said, “The security men that came did not say anything to indicate…

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COURT ADMITS JANG’S CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT THAT HE DIVERTED 6.2BIL PLATEAU MONEY

A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos and presided over by Justice Daniel Longji, on Wednesday admitted the confessional statement made by a former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang, that he allegedly diverted N6.2 billion. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had claimed that the former governor made the confession in the course of being investigated by its detective. According to the anti-graft agency, Jang had confessed that “he diverted to personal use about N6.2billion state fund shortly before the end of his tenure.” The commission is prosecuting…

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