• EFCC re-arraigns Rickey Tarfa for bribery

    EFCC re-arraigns Rickey Tarfa for bribery

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday re-arraigned Rickey Tarfa (SAN), on an amended charge of offering of gratification to public officers.

    The commission had on March 10, brought Tarfa before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on a 27-count of willful obstruction of its authorised officers, refusal to declare assets, making false information and offering gratification to a public official.

    At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, the commission ammended the charge and reduced it to a 26-count […]

  • Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Following Justice Inyang Okoro’s bribery allegation against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the then All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state, Umana Umana, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, to probe the allegation.

    Justice Okoro, one of the judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, had accused Amaechi and Umana of approaching him with the aim of influencing court decisions […]

  • EFCC to prosecute 130  INEC staff for bribery

    EFCC to prosecute 130 INEC staff for bribery

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it will charge 130 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over alleged involvement in corrupt practices to the tune of N73 million during the 2015 elections.

    EFCC’s Head of Operation in Gombe zonal office, Aminu Ado Aliyu stated this while briefing newsmen in Gombe.

    He said EFCC had recovered the sum of N183, 590, 000 from politicians within the zone as part of funds […]

  • Withdraw bribery allegations against Amaechi or go to jail – APC tells Justice Okoro

    Withdraw bribery allegations against Amaechi or go to jail – APC tells Justice Okoro

    The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has given Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court seven days to retract his bribery allegation against Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, or be ready to go to jail for flouting the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Act 2000.

    Justice Okoro, who is one of those under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC‎, for corruption, had alleged that Amaechi specifically visited him and asked that the […]

  • Bribery: EFCC Grills 2 More Judges

    Bribery: EFCC Grills 2 More Judges

    Two more Federal High Court judges, Justice Agbadu James Fishim and Justice Uwani Abba Aji, yesterday morning responded to their invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)) as they presented themselves before operatives at the Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos zonal office of the ant graft agency.

    Three other judges, Justices Mohammed Nasir Yunusa, Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa and Musa Haruna Kurya, had earlier reported to the Commission on Monday, October 17, 2016, and on October 18, 2016.

    According to our EFCC […]

  • Amaechi to sue Justice Okoro over bribery allegation

    Amaechi to sue Justice Okoro over bribery allegation

    Minister of Transportation and former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said he will take steps to seek legal redress over bribery allegation against him by embattled Supreme Court Justice, Justice John Inyang Okoro.

    This is as he said he had never met with Okoro to discuss any pending matter at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, saying the only time he met with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed was during the commissioning of the […]

  • EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    Following efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to get rid of bad eggs and sanitize the judiciary, more heads are to roll for offences bordering on bribery and other unethical practices in the nation’s judicial system.

    Justice Ibrahim Auta, the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, has been fingered in another bribery scam in connection with the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, before Justice […]

  • MTN refutes report on bribery for fine reduction allegation in Nigeria

    MTN refutes report on bribery for fine reduction allegation in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Ferdi Moolman, announced on Friday that the telecommunications giant did not give bribe for the reduction of the N1.04 trillion fine slammed on the company for infraction in Nogeria.

    Moolman said in a statement in Lagos that MTN’s attention had been drawn to an online report, alleging that a top official in the Presidency took bribe from the company to get the Federal Government to reduce the fine.

    He said: ”MTN Nigeria has […]

  • Group asks EFCC to prosecute 2 judges over alleged bribery from Rickey Tarfa

    Group asks EFCC to prosecute 2 judges over alleged bribery from Rickey Tarfa

    Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), An anti-graft coalition, has sent a request to the chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), demanding the investigation and prosecution of Justices Hyeladzira Nganjiwa and Mohammed Yunusa, for allegedly receiving millions of Naira in bribe from Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN).

    Taking a cue from an online Newspaper report, SR of 29th June, 2016, where it was reported of how Mr. Rickey Tarfa SAN allegedly paid money into the bank account of two federal High Court […]

  • Ogbeh debunks alleged N2bn bribery scandal

    Ogbeh debunks alleged N2bn bribery scandal

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has debunked the allegations of N2 billion Fertiliser scandal by the Nigerian Agro dealers, saying the funds were never with the Ministry of Agriculture but rather domiciled with the Ministry of Finance.

    The Minister while debunking the allegations to newsmen in Abuja yesterday described the allegations by an online media as a culture of irresponsibility and blatant criminality.

    It is to be recalled that an online media had alleged that the Ogbeh, […]

  • Court remands Air Force chief in prison over alleged N5.9m bribery

    Court remands Air Force chief in prison over alleged N5.9m bribery

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday remanded a former Air Officer Training Command and a member of the Committee for Procurement of Ministry of Defence, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu, in Kuje prison for allegedly receiving N‎5.9m bribe from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force between 2014 and 2015.

    Justice Salisu Garba ordered the remand of Mamu in prison shortly after the accused was arraigned on three counts of bribery on Tuesday.

    The judge ordered […]