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EFCC To Present Second Witness Against Gbenga Daniel Oct. 17

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, will on Friday, October 17, 2014 present a second witness in the trial of a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. 

Daniel is facing trial on a 38-count charge of stealing public funds, bribery, fraudulent conversion of public property and false declaration of assets to the tune of N211.3million.

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EFCC Docks Two Fake Car Dealers For N6.1m Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today October 2, 2014 arraigned the duo of Alhaji Abdul Ahmadu and Bello Isah before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence.The accused persons allegedly induced one Alhaji Mohammed Sani Utai to part with the sum of N6,100,000 under the pretext that they were going to sell a Mercedes Benz GLK car to him. After obtaining the money in various tranches, the car was neither delivered nor was his money returned.READ MORE…
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EFCC Docks Two Fake Car Dealers For N6.1m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today October 2, 2014 arraigned the duo of Alhaji Abdul Ahmadu and Bello Isah before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence.

The accused persons allegedly induced one Alhaji Mohammed Sani Utai to part with the sum of N6,100,000 under the pretext that they were going to sell a Mercedes Benz GLK car to him. After obtaining the money in various tranches, the car was neither delivered nor was his money returned.

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Scared Of EFCC, Governor Lamido Finally Endorses Jonathan’s Presidential Ambition

Scared of being hunted down on corruption charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa today endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid for a second term in office.

Mr. Lamido had recently vowed to oppose President Jonathan’s re-election ambition in 2015. But a close associate of the governor’s told SaharaReporters that Mr. Lamido had to come to terms with the imperative of shelving his ambition for the fear of incurring investigation and possible prosecution by the EFCC.

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Former Anti-Corruption Icon Nuhu Ribadu Running For Governor On Platform Of PDP, Party He Labeled Den Of Corruption

About 10 governorship aspirants, including Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, today indicated interest in the Adamawa State governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  

In addition to his EFCC stint, he headed the June 2006 federal interagency Joint Task Force (JTF) which indicted several governors, including the then Bayelsa State governor Goodluck Jonathan, for false declaration of assets, among others.

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Stock Broker Faces Prosecution For N30m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a stock broker for a N30million scam.

The broker, Bioye Eluwole, 54, allegedly sold 300,000 units of shares belonging to one of his clients without authorisation. The shares, spread over sixteen different companies, were reportedly warehoused in his firm, Bytofel Trust and Securities Limited, but were confirmed sold by the Central Securities Clearing System, CSCS, when the client sought to confirm the status of his investments.

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EFCC Quizzes Alabi Over Intercontinental Bank Sale

A former managing director of intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Mahmoud Lai Ababi, is currently being quizzed by the anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the sale of the defunct second generation bank to Access Bank Plc.

Knowledgeable sources informed that Alabi, who responded to an invitation by the commission at about 10am this morning, August 14, is being grilled by a team of operatives assembled to clear the clouds surrounding the controversial transaction.

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EFCC Arraigns Man For N16m Scam The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 arraigned one Bashir Salihu before Justice M. Talba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and issuance of dud cheque.Salihu allegedly obtained the sum of sixteen million naira (N16m) as loan from one Ramatu A. Isiaq for the construction of perimeter fence of Niger Delta Science, Technology and Bio Industrial Park in Sagbama, Bayelsa State. The accused is said to have promised to repay the loan with interest within three months but failed to do so. All efforts to recover the money proved futile.READ MORE…
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EFCC Arraigns Man For N16m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 arraigned one Bashir Salihu before Justice M. Talba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and issuance of dud cheque.

Salihu allegedly obtained the sum of sixteen million naira (N16m) as loan from one Ramatu A. Isiaq for the construction of perimeter fence of Niger Delta Science, Technology and Bio Industrial Park in Sagbama, Bayelsa State. The accused is said to have promised to repay the loan with interest within three months but failed to do so. All efforts to recover the money proved futile.

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Taraba State Accountant-General Docked For N1.56bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today arraigned the Taraba State Accountant – General, Joel Joseph Lenbang, before Justice Donatus Nwabueze Okorowo of the Federal High Court Jalingo for defrauding Taraba State Government to the tune of  N1.56 billion. He was docked on an 8-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, offences contrary to and punishable under the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006.

Taraba State Accountant-General Joel LengbangTaraba State Accountant-General Joel Lengbang EFCC When the charges were read to him, the accused person pleaded not guilty.

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EFCC Press Release: Arraignment of Timipre Sylva, Others Stalled Again

The planned arraignment of Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State and six other persons before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, could not proceed today.

The other three accused persons and their companies are Francis Okokuro, Gbenga S. Balogun, Samuel Ogbuku, Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited and Haloween – Blue Construction and Logistics Limited. The accused persons are to be docked on an amended 42-count charge of misappropriation of fund and money laundering.

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Adeniyi Ikuforiji, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly

EFCC Press Release: N503 Scam: Prosecution Closes Case Against Ikuforiji

By Wilson Uwujaren

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has closed its case against the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeniyi Ikuforiji. Counsel to the EFCC in the N503 scam suit preferred against the Speaker, Godwin Obla, SAN, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday, that he had already presented two witnesses before the court and was satisfied with their testimony. “I am satisfied with the evidence brought so far, I will not be calling more witnesses”, he said.

Counsel to Ikuforiji, Wole Olanipekun , SAN, prayed the court for a date in order to file a no-case submission and written address. Justice Ibrahim Buba, after listening to all the submissions, adjourned the matter till July 7, 2014.

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