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EFCC Arraigns Maj Gen. Atewe, 3 Others Over N8.5bn NIMASA Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Friday, June 3, 2016, arraigned a serving military officer, Major General Emmanuel Atewe, the former Director General of NIMASA Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, Kime Engozu and Josphine Otuaga before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi on an 11 count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.

Major General Atewe, currently serving in TRADOC Minna as Director of Doctrinal and Com

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EFCC Gets Petition Against Jonathan Over Arms Deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday formally received a petition asking the agency to probe ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on the alleged mismanagement of $2.1billion released to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for arms purchase.
The petition is also requesting the EFCC to invite Jonathan for interrogation on why he made N400million public funds available to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, for personal and private party use.
It was the first petition the EFCC will formally receive demandin

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Why EFCC Declared Omisore Wanted


*It’s the height of mischief, Omisore fires back

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor

A leading figure in the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has run into problems with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the N700 million which he reportedly received from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

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How EFCC uncovered Badeh’s N1.8bn shopping mall –Contractor

A prosecution witness and contractor, Mr. Mustapha Yerima, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Abuja, how he attempted to cover up a former Chief of Air Staff, Alex Badeh’s ownership of a shopping mall in Abuja valued at N1.8bn.

He told Justice Okon Abang that he spilled the beans and declared Badeh as the true owner of the property after the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission confronted him with “chilling” evidence.

The EFCC is prosecuting Badeh alongside a firm, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, on 10 counts of money laundering involving an alleged fraudulent removal of about N3.

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EFCC Declares Iyiola Omisore Wanted For N700m Fraud

EFCC Declares Omisore Wanted.

The EFCC, today, May 24,2016, declared a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted. The former senator is wanted in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700, 000,000.00 from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.

Omisore has been elusive and refused to report to the Commission after invitation was extended to him on April 7, 2016 reques

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EFCC Re-arraigns Oronsaye, Five Others For N2bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 18, 2016 re-arraigned a former Head of Service, HoS, to the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court, Abuja on an amended 35-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.

In the amended charge dated November 2, 2015, Oronsaye is being charged along with Osarenkhoe Afe, Fedrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, Cluster Logistic Limitd, Kangolo Dynamic Cleaning Limited, and Drew Investment & Construction Company Limited.

Oronsaye and Afe, who is the managing dir

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Court Orders EFCC To Hold Nnamdi Okonkwo, Fidelity Bank MD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order to keep the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, and the bank’s Head of Operations, Mr. Martins Izuogbe, pending the outcome of investigations.

A reliable source at the EFCC told our correspondent on Friday that the EFCC had been given permission to detain the suspects for 30 days.

The source said, “On Thursday, we approached a court in Lagos, where we applied for a remand order.

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Abba Moro And Others Arrested By Efcc Over 2014 Immigration

Abba Morrow stressed

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested a former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in which no fewer than 20 job seekers died.
Also arrested by the anti-graft agency were former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Anaesthesia Nwaobia, and a deputy director who allegedly facilitated the scam.

A source at the commission, who cannot be named because she is not authorised to speak on the matter, told PREMIUM TIMES the three suspects were picked up in the evening.

“They were brought into the commission’s headquarters today and will be arraigned on a 12-count charge in the Federal High Cour

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Court grants EFCC’s request to seize Tompolo’s assets

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today granted the request of the EFCC to seize some assets belonging to former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo who has been declared wanted for refusing to appear in court to answer to charges of corruption leveled against him by the anti-graft agency.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba in his ruling on the application filed by EFCC, said the assets should be seized until Tompolo comes out of hiding and appears in court to answer the charges of N45.9bn fraud preferre

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EFCC Arrests Diezani’s Husband, Alison-Madueke

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