EFCC TRACES 2.1 BIL TO PATIENCE JONATHAN’S DEAD MOTHER’S ACCOUNT

 Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced N2.114bn to the bank account of Magel Resort Limited, which was allegedly owned by Mrs. Patience Jonathan and her late mother, Mama Charity Oba. According to the EFCC, the total amount of money traced to Mrs. Jonathan is now N17bn. Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, had, last week, filed a N2bn fundamental human rights suit against the EFCC, accusing the anti-graft agency of subjecting her to psychological trauma, unnecessary persecution and going as far as freezing…

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DEZIANI LOOT: EFCC OFFICIALS FORCED ME TO SAY I BENEFITED TO THE TUNE OF 30MIL- FORMER INEC STAFF

A former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu, has told a Lagos Federal High Court how operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, coerced him into agreeing to have benefited the sum of N30m from former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke. Nwosu, a retired INEC Administrative Secretary in Kwara state, claimed that he was also coerced by the operatives of the commission to surrender his property worth N30 million and N5 million cash. In his testimony before Justice Mohammed Idris, the former INEC staff alleged…

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EFCC HAS FROZEN MY LATE MOTHER’S ACCOUNTS SAYS PATIENCE JONATHAN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking N2bn as compensation for alleged harassment by the anti-graft agency. She alleged in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/586/2017 filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the EFCC violated her rights by incessantly harassing her through negative media publications. She alleged that the EFCC was denigrating and degrading her person as corrupt, without any invitation for interrogation, trial or conviction. Mrs. Jonathan…

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SOKOTO GOVT EXPLAINS WHY IT PARDONED TOP GOVT OFFICIALS BEING TRIED BY EFCC

Top government officials have accused the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of deliberate falsehood and smear campaign to malign the integrity of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. The anti-graft body last week said it had challenged the power of Tambuwal to ‘pardon’ five persons standing trial for corrupt practices in offences allegedly committed during the regime of former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa who ruled between 1999 and 2007. The defendants include two serving commissioners, Tukur Alkali and Isa Achida. Others are the Chairman of the Governing Board…

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SURE-P LOOTED FUND: EFCC REARRESTS PERM SEC IN COURT PREMISES

  Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Illoh Onubuogo Clement. Oladimeji Ramon Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arrested the serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Clement Onubuogo, over alleged SURE-P fraud. Onubuogo was picked up on the premises of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he was already facing trial over alleged diversion of funds from the Sure-P programme launched by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Apart from prosecuting him before Justice Babs Kuewumi, the EFCC…

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SENATOR ASKS EFCC TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE HE TOOK 1.2BIL LOAN

SENATOR representing Delta North Peter Nwaoboshi yesterday dared the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to produce document indicating that he took a loan of N1.2 billion from the Nexim Bank. Nwaoboshi told reporters in Abuja that at no time did he take N1.2 billion loan from the bank. The Delta North lawmaker insisted that the attempt by the anti-graft agency to paint him black was effort in futility since he did not offend the law. The EFCC claimed that Nwaoboshi secured a N1.2 billion loan in 2014 under the…

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FRESH ARRESTS LOOM IN INEC AS EFCC INVESTIGATES 20 STATES

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The South-South geopolitical zone has recorded the highest number of people who took part in the Continuous Voter Registration between the months of April and September 2017. This is according to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who also disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was already probing the commission’s officials in 20 states over alleged electoral fraud. He said this during a quarterly consultative meeting with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. Regarding the prosecution and probe of 205 of its officials…

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EX PPMC BOSS LOSES 9 MULTI -MILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES TO EFCC IN DUBAI

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun fresh moves to seize nine Dubai properties worth about N1.6bn, traced to a former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, Mr. Haruna Momoh. Already, the EFCC has obtained an interim forfeiture order from a Federal High Court in Lagos to seize Momoh’s properties The commission, it was learnt, had started talks with the United Arab Emirates with a view to seizing the properties believed to be worth between $450,000 and $700,000 each or about N1.6bn in total.…

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EFCC ARRESTS FOUR INTERNET FRAUDSTERS IN IBADAN

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic Crimes Commission, EFCC Friday 29 September 2017, arraigned four suspected Internet fraudsters; Omosehin  Sina, Oladimeji Oladayo, Olowosagba Olamilekan Samson and Afilaka Oluwole Michael before Justice Ayo Emmanuel of the Federal High Court  Ibadan, Oyo State on separate charges bordering on possession of documents containing false pretense. . . While Omolehin and Oladimeji were arraigned on a six-count charge, Olowosagba and Afilaka were docked for four and three- counts respectively. They pleaded not guilty to all the charges. . . In view of their plea, the prosecuting…

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SEE THE ORDER OF A FEDERAL HIGH COURT STOPPING EFCC FROM ARRESTING ANY OFFICIAL OF EKITI STATE GOVT ISSUED IN 2016

Here is the Order of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, restraining the EFCC or its agents from arresting any government official in Ekiti State, except anyone indicted by the State House of Assembly. The order of November 2016 is still subsisting as EFCC did not appeal it. More here: http://www.naijabloggersforum.com/p/53/order-of-federal-high-court-restraining-efcc-from-arresting

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