• Fani-Kayode operates 15 GTBank, 2 Diamond Bank accounts – EFCC

    Fani-Kayode operates 15 GTBank, 2 Diamond Bank accounts – EFCC

    A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, operates at least 15 accounts with GTBank and two with Diamond Bank, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, implied in a statement on Monday evening.

    The commission said this in response to Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim that it tried to arrest his wife and toddler in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

    Mr. Fani-Kayode admitted that the commission had frozen several accounts belonging to him and his wife, Chikwendu Sonia.

    “In an attempt to starve and harass me and my family […]

  • Group asks FG to freeze Shiites’ bank accounts

    Group asks FG to freeze Shiites’ bank accounts

    A civil rights organisation, Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, has called on the Federal Government to move a step further by placing a nationwide ban on the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

    According to CATE, government should take further the recent order by the Kaduna State Government, which banned the group from operating in the state, “by ordering the immediate freezing of the bank accounts illegally operated by IMN.”

    The Secretary-General of the group, Daniel Obaje, […]

  • EFCC lied about tracing additional $25m to my bank accounts – Patience Jonathan

    EFCC lied about tracing additional $25m to my bank accounts – Patience Jonathan

    Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience has dismissed claims by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that additional $25m was traced to her bank accounts.

    Recall that the anti-graft agency had recently frozen Mrs Jonathan’s personal account  in Skye Bank, titled “Patience Ibifaka Jonathan.”

    The former First Lady, while claiming the money was meant for her medical treatment abroad, asked EFCC to defreeze the account  or face legal action.

    However, Mrs Jonathan, in a statement at the weekend by her media […]

  • EFCC freezes eight bank accounts belonging to Omokore over alleged N247bn fraud

    EFCC freezes eight bank accounts belonging to Omokore over alleged N247bn fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced and frozen eight bank accounts allegedly belonging to the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jide Omokore.

    Reliable sources in the EFCC said that the eight accounts were opened at different branches of Skye Bank Plc.

    A top source at the commission said, “During investigations, we traced about eight accounts to Omokore in Skye Bank. Most of the accounts are company accounts. Some were domiciled in Marina, Adeola […]

  • Unfreeze my bank accounts ‒ Akingbola, former MD, Intercontinental Bank

    Unfreeze my bank accounts ‒ Akingbola, former MD, Intercontinental Bank

    Erastus Akingbola, embattled former Managing Director of defunct Intercontinental Bank,  has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos, to issue an order unfreezing his bank accounts.

    The plaintiff is suing alongside his companies; Tropics Finance and Investments Ltd, Clifton Investment Ltd, Hijinks Ltd, Merry Thoughts Ltd, Bankinson Ltd and Tropics Securities Ltd.

    Joined as defendants in the suit are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

    Akingbola averred that the EFCC lacked powers to continue […]

  • Ex- Governor Dariye ran 9 bank accounts, told UK bank he was a manager with Benue Cement – UK detective reveals

    Ex- Governor Dariye ran 9 bank accounts, told UK bank he was a manager with Benue Cement – UK detective reveals

    For the first time since former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye  jumped bail in London about 12 years ago, a British detective, who apprehended him for alleged money laundering, yesterday gave details of the incident.

    Peter Clerk, a detective with the London Metropolitan Police, who testified as a witness in the trial of Dariye before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, explained how Dariye jumped bail in London in 2004.

    Clerk, now retired, said the warrant issued by […]