Nigeria’s Economic Crimes Commision Investigates Influential Politician, Tinubu

Posted by - November 25, 2021

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has hinted that the Commission is currently investigating Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Bawa disclosed that the investigation would take time because it takes time. Speaking with journalists, the EFCC czar revealed that they have a request

Nigerian govt suspends anti-corruption boss over theft allegation

Posted by - July 10, 2020

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the head of the country’s anti-corruption body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who is himself being investigated for alleged corruption. A statement from Nigeria’s Justice Minister says the suspension of Ibrahim Magu is to allow for “unhindered inquiry” into his conduct. This is the first official confirmation of

Nigeria arrests Chinese over $250K cash bribe for corruption cover-up

Posted by - May 13, 2020

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC; reported the arrest of two Chinese businessmen who attempted to bribe an official to cover up corrupt deals. The EFCC via its social media handles said the arrest had been effected on Monday at its Zonal Office in northwestern Sokoto State although the said corruption took place in

Sen. Orji Kalu, Ex-Nigerian Governor, Jailed 12 Years Over $20.9m Fraud

Posted by - December 6, 2019

A former governor of Nigeria’s southeastern Abia State has been jailed 12-years for fraud by a court sitting in the commercial capital, Lagos. The country’s anti-graft outfit, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, announced securing judgement on Kalu and two others in a fraud case that involved 7.65 billion Naira (about $20.9m.) Also convicted were

Green Card: American in court for defrauding Nigerians

Posted by - June 21, 2019

An American, Marco Ramirez, was on Thursday re-arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding some Nigerians of $565,000 (about N203.4m) on the pretext of helping them secure the United States, Green Card. He was arraigned alongside his companies, USA Now LLC, Eagle Ford Instalodge Group LP and USA Now

EFCC drags JAMB official to court over missing N36m allegedly swallowed by snake

Posted by - May 31, 2019

Following the refusal to properly account for the missing N36 million, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has on Friday, May 31, 2019, arraigned Philomena Chieshe an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Chieshe had in February 2018 claimed that the missing N36 million, JAMB proceeds in her custody,  was swallowed

‘Yahoo girl’, four other men in court over internet fraud

Posted by - May 31, 2019

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on Thursday, 30 May 2019 arraigned five suspected internet fraudsters, including a lady, at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. The EFCC arraigned the suspects on five separate charges bordering on obtaining money by fraudulent trick and impersonation. The offence is punishable under Section

Naira Marley: We are not hunting entertainers, EFCC says

Posted by - May 24, 2019

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday, said that the Commission was not hunting members of the entertainment sector. He made this statement while speaking on the prosecution of an upcoming rapper, Afeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, over charges bordering on internet fraud at an interactive session

EFCC releases ex-Bar Association VP, Monday Ubani after 30 days

Posted by - April 11, 2019

Monday Ubani, former 3rd Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has been released from the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending 30 days in custody. Ubani and Senator Christopher Enai, former lawmaker, were invited and detained by EFCC operatives on March 19, 2019, for standing sureties for Ngozi Olojeme,