• Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed has taken ill in EFCC custody.

    He was subsequently rushed to EFCC’s clinic where he was attended to by doctors.

    The nature of the illness is still unknown at the moment, newsmen reports.

    Sources said he’d just returned from a medical treatment abroad few days before appearing at EFCC.

    He has since fulfilled his bail condition after the court had asked him to produce two directors in the civil service, one of who must own a landed property in […]

  • PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    A delegation of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited the party’s members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    The team, led by Mr. Makarfi, visited former ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode, Bala Mohammed, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati.

    The detainees are accused of corruption, and each has been held for at least a week.

    The PDP delegation also had the National Secretary, Ben Obi, National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, and the National Organising […]

  • Bishop Kukah prays for Obanikoro, Abati, Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    Bishop Kukah prays for Obanikoro, Abati, Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    According to reports, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev’d Matthew Kukah, on Monday visited the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja, where he prayed for some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, currently being detained.

    Kukah prayed for former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and ex-spokesman to the immediate past president, Reuben Abati.

    The trio are being held for allegedly benefiting from the slush funds said […]

  • Controversy trails alleged slumping of Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    Controversy trails alleged slumping of Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

    Spokesperson to ex-President Goodkuck Jonathan’s campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was said to have slumped Monday at the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, where he is being held, just as the family has raised alarm over fear for his life.

    However in a quick rebuttal, the EFCC dismissed Ndukwe’s claims, saying there was no truth whatsoever to them. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said: “There is no truth whatsoever in the dubious and attention-seeking alarm that Fani-Kayode slumped […]

  • Fani-Kayode slumps in EFCC custody – Aide

    Fani-Kayode slumps in EFCC custody – Aide

    A former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday, his spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe, has said.

    Ndukwe said in the statement on Monday that Fani-Kayode’s family and his lawyers had raised concerns about his health when he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency on Friday, but their concerns were ignored.

    The statment read in part, “We made known our fears that Fani-Kayode’s life was in dire danger as long as he remained […]

  • Obanikoro’s family seeks N100m to free him from EFCC custody

    Obanikoro’s family seeks N100m to free him from EFCC custody

    It was gathered that the family and associates of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are intensifying efforts to raise N100m to release him from the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    A source said the family had taken a decision that the former minister would not spend another week in the detention facility of the commission.

    Obanikoro flew into the country on Monday last week and has since been held by the EFCC, whose operatives […]

  • N4.7bn probe: Obanikoro to remain in EFCC custody

    N4.7bn probe: Obanikoro to remain in EFCC custody

    According to reports, the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, is to remain in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission throughout the weekend, according to report.

    Obanikoro is being detained by the anti-graft agency in connection with an ongoing investigation into the alleged disbursement of N4.7bn.

    A top operative of the commission said in Abuja, on Friday, that operatives handling Obanikoro’s case had yet to conclude their interrogation, which was why he would remain in the custody […]

  • Four-year old girl, other Shiite members remanded in prison custody

    Four-year old girl, other Shiite members remanded in prison custody

    A court in Jos, the Plateau State capital, has remanded minors, including a four-year-old, Salamatu Yunusa, believed to be members of Shiites sect, in prison custody.

    Recall that Kaduna government recently banned the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

    A statement signed on Monday by Ibrahim Musa, President, Media Forum of the movement, alleged that following the attack on members of the Islamic Movement by security agents, in connivance with some miscreants across some states on Wednesday last week, “authorities arbitrarily arrested people […]

  • N4.7 billion arms probe: Obanikoro now in custody, EFCC confirms

    N4.7 billion arms probe: Obanikoro now in custody, EFCC confirms

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that former Minister of Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, has submitted himself to the Commission for investigation over his alleged involvement in a N4.7 billion arms probe.

    Obanikoro was reportedly accompanied by eight associates and friends to the Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission around 1 pm Monday.

    The former Minister of State Defence arrived in Lagos from the United States on Monday and headed to Abuja to keep the […]

  • Woman, 72, cries out over son’s death in police custody in Enugu

    Woman, 72, cries out over son’s death in police custody in Enugu

    A 72-year-old woman, Mrs. Chinyere Mba, has cried out over the alleged extra-judicial killing of her son, Chijioke, by the police in Enugu.

    Chijioke, 26, of Amodu Awkunanaw, Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State, was arrested on April 3, 2016, by the police in the Agbani area of the state.

    Chijioke was reportedly taken into custody after one Ebuka, who was earlier apprehended by the police for being in possession of a cloth with secret cult insignia, mentioned his name as […]

  • I was not remanded in prison custody – Apugo

    I was not remanded in prison custody – Apugo

    All Progressive Alliance (APC) chieftain, Prince Benjamin Apugo has denied being remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State over a land deal.

    Yesterday, reports said the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia and presided over by Justice E.E Osiagor remanded Apugo in prison custody over alleged land deal which involved N36 million.

    Regardless, addressing newsmen at his Nkata Ibeku country home, the APC chieftain described the reports as false and without substance.

    He accused former governor […]