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Gbajabiamilia, Frank Mba, Others Indicted As Investigation Reveals MDAs Paid Over N159bn Into Private Accounts In Six Years

Gbajabiamilia, Frank Mba, Others Indicted As Investigation Reveals MDAs Paid Over N159bn Into Private Accounts In Six Years

An investigation has revealed that at least N159.6 billion ($352 million) was paid into private accounts by various ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) of the Nigerian government in the last six years. The findings come amidst the ongoing suspension of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu, who was accused of authorizing the payment of N585.2 million into a private account. The investigation, conducted by PremiumTimes based on data from Govspend, a platform tracking government spending, revealed that several MDAs made questionable payments into private accounts. The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta tops the list…
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EFCC Traces N7Billion Fraud Proceeds To Religious Body

EFCC Traces N7Billion Fraud Proceeds To Religious Body

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, Wednesday disclosed that N7 billion suspected to be proceeds of fraud has been traced to a religious organisation. Olukoyede said this at a public engagement on youth, religion, and the fight against corruption, and the launch of the fraud risk assessment project for ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAS). The EFCC chairman said the commission was investigating a fraud case of N13 billion when it traced the N7billion to the religious body, who quickly obtained a restraining order, stopping the EFCC from inviting the leaders of the religious body.…
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Ex-Sokoto Governor Attahiru Bafarawa spent N4.6 billion on prayers, luxury cars, others — EFCC

Ex-Sokoto Governor Attahiru Bafarawa spent N4.6 billion on prayers, luxury cars, others — EFCC

A second Prosecution Witness, PW2, in the trial of a former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, Kassim Yusuf, on Tuesday, recounted before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court that the former governor diverted a staggering N4.6billion he received as security fund from the office of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is prosecuting Mr Bafarawa on amended 25-count charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and diversion of public funds to the tune of N4.6 billion. Other defendants in the case are, Bashir Yuguda, retired Colonel Sambo…
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Code of Conduct Bureau arraigns state anti-graft chairman

Code of Conduct Bureau arraigns state anti-graft chairman

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) said it has arraigned the Chairman of the Kano State Anti-Graft Commission, Muhuyi Magaji, on a 10-count charge before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by the Head of Press, CCB, Veronica Kato and made available to reporters in Abuja on Saturday. Mrs Kato said the charges against Mr Magaji bordered on alleged breach of the code of conduct for public officers, conflict of interest, abuse of office, false asset declaration, bribery, accepting gifts and others. She said that Mr Magaji was arraigned before the tribunal on…
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70 year-old Briton Christine Brown recovers $26K stolen by Nigerian

70 year-old Briton Christine Brown recovers $26K stolen by Nigerian

Christine Brown, a British national and a victim of internet fraud has recovered $26,000 stolen from her by a Nigerian romance scammer. According to PM News, the money was returned on Monday to the 70 year-old Briton by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Brown expressed gratitude to the Commission for its efforts which she said, has brought some succour to her after losing her life’s savings to the fraudsters. The septuagenarian had petitioned the Commission after being defrauded by an internet fraudster through a romance scam. Narrating her ordeal, Brown said she became…
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After opening Ganduje dollar video probe, Kano anti-corruption boss Rimingado gets EFCC, CCB invitations

After opening Ganduje dollar video probe, Kano anti-corruption boss Rimingado gets EFCC, CCB invitations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) have invited the chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) Muhuyi Rimingado, for questioning over the commission’s finances. Mr Rimingado recently said he conducted forensic analysis on videos showing the immediate-past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly collecting wad of dollars believed to be a bribe. Mr Ganduje had obtained an interim order restraining the anti-corruption agency from investigating him, his family and any of his political appointees. But in what appears a fight back by Mr Ganduje, the EFCC and CCB…
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PHOTOS: EFCC Arrests 52 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Delta State

PHOTOS: EFCC Arrests 52 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Delta State

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Abraka, a university town in Delta State. The suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence linking them to internet-related activities fraud. Those arrested are Okpoikibo Blessing, Seth Chukwumah, Success Oghenekuwe, Ugboko Constance, Michael Amen, Ebiren Emmanuel, Emuerhime Louis Victory, Wisdom Uwaoluetan, Odiri Ejiro, Ejenavi Maro, Oyinkepreye Eric, Prosper Enahoro, Ogbebor Princewill, Ogbebor Clinton, Enabor Peter Odianosen, Apoi Ufuoma., Apoi Purity, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Andrew Ogwu, Joshua Osiobe, Christian Skinn, Opiete Godbless and Ugboko Justin. The…
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EFCC Arraigns Ex-Lagos Attorney-General, Shasore for Alleged $100,000 Fraud

EFCC Arraigns Ex-Lagos Attorney-General, Shasore for Alleged $100,000 Fraud

The Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, arraigned a former Attorney-General of Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore, SAN on a four-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of $100, 000(One Hundred Thousand Dollars) before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos. Olasupo Shasore, SAN, on or about the 18th day of November, 2014 in Lagos, allegedly induced one Olufolakemi Adelore to commit an offence to wit; accepting cash payment of the sum of US100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial institution, which sum…
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Yahoo-Yahoo: EFCC Arrests 95 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Delta State

Yahoo-Yahoo: EFCC Arrests 95 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Delta State

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the EFCC have arrested ninety five(95) suspected internet fraudsters in Warri, Delta State. They were arrested on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in a sting operation, at Adesa Ughonton and Jedda axis of Warri, Delta State for suspected fraudulent internet-related activities. The suspects are: Idama Fejiro, Peace Wisdom Ede, Akpoyibo Daniel Akpevwe, Adam Yakubu Ayo, Sultan Akayinode Damilare, Ibrahim Sani, Karo Matthew Joseph, Idowu Abdul Malik, Bright Omokiniovo Chovwe, Thankgod Idama Kobiro, Okito Rukevwe Kelvin, Timothy Lucky, Akpojotor Godstime, Omagbemi Jeffery, Marvis Lucky, Agbodobiri Sunny, Segun Bakare, Umukoro Christopher, Abomodje Success Erorome, Irivwieri…
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Yahoo Yahoo: Five Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms in Makurdi

Yahoo Yahoo: Five Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms in Makurdi

Justices Emeka Nwite and A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, have convicted and sentenced five internet fraudsters to different jail terms. The convicts: Adakole Williams Joseph, Amuta Michael Ochube, Achir David Teryima, Dahiru Umar Usman and Onah Victor Onah, were jailed on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13 and 14, 2022 respectively. While Joseph, Ochube, Teryima and Usman were convicted by Justice Nwite, Onah was jailed by Justice Mohammed. They were convicted , after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and Point of sale, POS, fraud, upon being arraigned by the Makurdi…
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