EFCC witnesses exoneration of Emefiele clear evidence he was being witch-hunted – Arewa Youths 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio cultural group, Arewa Youths Movement has said that exoneration of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele by witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the court, is clear evidence that he was being witch-hunted. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja on Tuesday commenced the trial of Emefiele, with Read More

CSO accuses EFCC of persecuting Emefiele as Reps begin probe

November 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged failed attempts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to forcefully remove a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, from the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) at its Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja in defiance to a subsisting court order which granted him bail. Read More

Navy seeks closer collaboration with EFCC on oil bunkering

November 25, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Nigerian Navy has called for closer partnership and collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the fight against oil bunkering and other criminalities across the Niger Delta region. This call was made in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday, November 14, by the Commander Nigerian Naval Ship, NNS Pathfinder, Commodore Desmond Okechukwu Igbo while on a Read More

EFCC, NAF clash over attempt to free fraud suspects

November 17, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday evening said that its operatives arrested officers of the Nigerian Air Force over an attempt to rescue suspected fraudsters arrested by the agency. The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Dele Oyewale, revealed the development in a statement on Friday. Oyewale said, “Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Monday, Read More

‘Illegal identification’ : EFCC warns skit makers

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued strong warning to skit makers and other content creators to desist from portraying its operatives as bullies by using the operational identities of the Commission illegally and irresponsibly. Reacting to a viral video code-named, “EFCC and Army Wahala”, the EFCC said the video was a wrong caricature of the operational etiquette Read More

NBA commends EFCC on rule of law

November 15, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on its adherence to the rule of law in the fight against economic and financial crimes and other acts of corruption. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale,in Abuja, said the NBA gave the commendation when a delegation of the Association led Read More

EFCC nabs vote buyers in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi with huge cash

November 11, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives have arrested suspected vote buyers with N11 million cash during Saturday’s governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states. EFCC’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said in a statement that 14 suspects were arrested in connection to the allegation. He said they were arrested in Otueke, Adawari playgrounds in Bayelsa State, Read More

Breaking: At last, EFCC produces Emefiele in Court

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has produced the detained Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had in a ruling on November 2, 2023 ordered the anti-graft agency to either release the erstwhile boss of the apex bank who has been in detention Read More

Again, EFCC fails to produce Emefiele in court

November 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Olukayode Adegbola Adeniyi of the FCT High Court has reaffirmed his earlier order that former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele be either released on bail or be produced in Court. The court has therefore ordered that the embattled ex-CBN helmsman be produced in court on Wednesday November 8 for the purpose of admitting him to bail. Read More

58 students released as EFCC bans night operations

November 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede, has directed all Commands of the anti-graft Commission to stop sting operations at night time. This is as the commission has reportedly released up to 58 students among those arrested. EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said the chairman gave the directive in Abuja in reaction to the arrest Read More

Uneasy calm as EFCC operatives arrest OAU students

November 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Over 70 students of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun State were reportedly arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a midnight raid on hostels outside the campus. Multiple sources in Ile-Ife confirmed on Wednesday morning that the officials, stormed the Fine Touch and Superb hostels in Oduduwa Estate, Ile-Ife, broke into rooms, and arrested the Read More

UK court adjourns hearing on Diezani’s case to 2025

October 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The court hearing involving former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke in the United Kingdom, over bribery allegations has been adjourned to November 2025. The Westminster Magistrates Court adjourned hearing on the suit on Monday, October 30. The 63-year-old Alison-Madueke is on trial for allegedly accepting a £100,000 bribe. On October 2, Michael Snow, the district judge at the Westminster Read More

Tinubu hands Oyedepo top government position

October 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed a top prosecutor for the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo, and six others as new aides. The new appointees have been deployed to the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja. They are meant to function under the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi. The new appointees include: 1. Read More

Fayose back to trenches as EFCC reopens ‘fraud’ case

October 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigating officer, Abubakar Madaki, on Friday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, allegedly gave former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, the sum of N1,219,000,000 in cash for the 2014 governorship election. Madaki also informed the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, that Read More

Emefiele freed from DSS, now in EFCC net

October 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, regained his freedom Thursday night and was immediately picked up by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to multiple sources. Emefiele is being interrogated and there are indications that fresh charges will be filed against him. Emefiele had been in the custody of the Department Read More

Retraction/Apology to Mr. Antoine Chaccour

October 26, 2023 Editor 0

On August 25, 2022, we erroneously published a story on our Online Platform with the headline “EFCC petitioned over alleged N3.4bn fraud against fleeing Lebanese” which without any known proof accused Mr. Antoine Chaccour of being fraudulent, up till January 2023 when our management’s attention was drawn to it. We have since discovered that the said story against Mr. Chaccaour Read More

Assets: New EFCC chairman issues directives to operatives

October 25, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ola Olukoyede, has directed staff members of the commission to declare their assets. Olukoyede gave the directive on Tuesday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. He advised the senior staff members of the commission to follow his footsteps, noting that they should not be afraid. In his words: “The Read More

EFCC nabs banker over N14.8million ‘fraud’

October 21, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a relationship manager with a new generation bank, Awulu Friday Ayegba, for alleged fraudulent dealings to the tune of N14,850,000. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in Abuja, said Ayegb allegedly masterminded fraudulent withdrawals of N14.8million from a customer’s account between June 7- July 21, 2023.  He reportedly impersonated Read More

We don’t issue arrest warrant for defaulters – EFCC warns loan companies against fraudulent activities

October 20, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the agency does not issue arrest warrants for loan defaulters as allegedly claimed by some of the loan companies. In a statement released on the official X account of the Commission on Friday, the EFCC stated that they do not issue arrest warrants as purported by the companies. According to the EFCC, Read More

Olukoyode: Unveiling the profile of new EFCC Chairman

October 12, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, approved the appointment of Ola Olukoyede as the executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Blueprint reports that Ola Olukoyede was born in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti, on October 14, 1969. He had his university education at Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration ICC – Paris, France and University of Harvard Read More

Group kicks against plan to appoint Olukoyede as EFCC chair

October 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

A group, The Alliance for Good Governance and Due Process, has kicked against alleged plan by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to appoint Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The group, in a statement signed by its national coordinator , Mr Ayelabola Hussain and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, said Read More

EFCC: Towards effective financial crimes reporting

August 23, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

At a workshop organised in Ibadan for media practitioners, the EFCC tasked the pen pushers to help in the fight against corruption. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Not too long ago, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office moved a step further in the crusade against corruption in the country with a workshop on effective financial crimes reporting for Read More

Chukkol, setting new records for dynamic EFCC

August 14, 2023 Gerald Nlebem 0

With its strategic place in the annals of Nigeria, any tumult or even gentle wave in the workings of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is expected to leave a crack in its wall. But this is turning out to be a mere conjecture, especially with the dynamic handling of the commission by its acting chairman, Abdulkarim Chukkol, following Read More

Job racketeering: Ex-staffer says he only fronted for FCC chairman

August 7, 2023 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Former staff member of the Federal Character Commission(FCC), Haruna Kolo who was linked to alleged issuance of employment letters to some persons in exchange for huge bribes, has disclosed that he only fronted for Executive Chairman of the Commission, Farida Dankaka. Kolo, who for the first time appeared before the Ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives, investigating the Read More