Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan is claiming that her account which was frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission contains $10m.
Mrs Jonathan according to reports made the claim in a statement signed by her spokesman, Mr. Sam Dokubo, on Wednesday.
Parts of the statement read, “For the avoidance of doubt, while indeed it is true that Dame Patience is in court for the protection of her fundamental rights infringed upon by a ‘No debit order’ placed on […]
A prosecution witness, Mrs Fatima Dauda, on Monday told a Federal High Court that she opened a “Visa Gold Account” for the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh.
The witness made this known to Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja division of the court while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mr O.A Atolagbe.
According to the witness, an initial deposit of 50,000 dollars was made into the account in two instalments by Badeh’s officers.
The witness said […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to unravel where the $175,750,000 deposited in an account linked to former First lady Patience Jonathan is.
The deposits were reportedly found in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked to Mrs. Jonathan.
The EFCC has launched a manhunt for two suspects, Toru Wonyeng Ibuomo and Friday Davies, linked to the curious deposits in four tranches within 14 months — between February 21, 2014 […]
According to reports, the Enugu State Police Command, yesterday said it has arrested two suspected Internet fraudsters who created a fake Facebook account using the profile of the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, a superintendent of police, who disclosed this in a statement gave the names of the suspects as Richard Onyema, 36, a native of Amokohia in Imo State who resides at No 20 Mbano Camp, Obigbo Port Harcourt, […]
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Monday fixed December 2 for judgement on the freezing of Governor Ayo Fayose’s Zenith Bank accounts by the EFCC.
Taiwo’s order followed the adoption of written addresses and other evidences by parties involved in the suit.
Fayose’s two bank accounts domiciled with Zenith Bank Plc, Ado-Ekiti were on June 20 frozen by the EFCC.
Fayose, through his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome, approached the court for an order ordering EFCC, the first […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, pooh-poohed the alleged alliance between the Federal Government and the founder of Facebook, FB, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, aimed at blocking the Radio Biafra, London, RBL, from operations, saying that the clampdown must have been influenced by monetary inducement from the Nigerian government.
IPOB said that it was unthinkable that Zuckerberg, an Israelite, would work with President Muhammadu Buhari who had never pretended about his hatred of his country to jeopardise the […]
It was gathered that rhe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it foiled a fresh attempt by Patience Jonathan to withdraw $5m from her frozen account during the week.
EFCC source said the commission was informed by Skye Bank that Patience had placed a standing order for $5m to be withdrawn from the account but it was stopped.
The detective added, “We received an alert from Skye Bank during the week that Patience attempted to withdraw $5m from her […]
A former Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), yesterday said he knew nothing about how an Escrow Account was opened and $32.5 million fines from Halliburton Energy Services paid into it.
He said he was not briefed about the existent of any Escrow Account at any time by a member of the legal team of the Federal Government, Mr. Roland Ewubare, who was National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) former Executive Secretary.
He explained that the team was constituted to initiate […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered yet another bogus financial transaction by Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia after investigations showed she wired N18 million into a foreign account.
Investigation showed that the Commission stumbled on N18 million wired to a foreign account from the justice domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the United Kingdom.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogbobia is among the six judges being investigated by the Commission for alleged corruption alongside some senior lawyers.
According to reports, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Affairs, Senator Abdullahi Abubakar, on Sunday said provision has been made in the ongoing Constitution amendment process to totally abolish the contentious joint account between states and local governments.
Abubakar, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Birninkudu, Jigawa State, also said the lawmakers plan to abolish State Independent Electoral Commissions.
He said that the decision was taken at a recent […]
According to reports, the wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Precious Fani-Kayode, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of lying about her account balance.
Mrs. Fani-Kayode was on Monday detained for four hours in the Ado Ekiti branch of Access Bank on the instruction of the EFCC.
The EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, while reacting to the arrest in a statement, said the account balance of N2.3m was flagged following investigation into the Peoples Democratic Party Joint Trust Fund […]