• EFCC detains Fani-Kayode’s wife, baby

    EFCC detains Fani-Kayode’s wife, baby

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday detained the wife of former Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Precious Fani-Kayode in Ado Ekiti.

    Precious, who was a guest of Governor Ayodele Fayose, had gone to an Access Bank branch in Ado Ekiti around 3p.m. for transactions when she was detained by officials of the bank.

    Sensing that she was not being promptly attended, she inquired from officials what the problem was and was told she was being detained on the […]

  • EFCC detains former Governor Shema over alleged N76bn fraud

    EFCC detains former Governor Shema over alleged N76bn fraud

    It was gathered that the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as part of investigations into an alleged N76bn fraud.

    The EFCC had declared Shema wanted on Wednesday but the former governor maintained that he was not on the run.

    Subsequently, Shema arrived at the head office of the EFCC on Friday morning, after which he was grilled for over eight hours.

    However, as of 7.30pm on Friday, the ex-governor […]

  • EFCC detains Abia REC over alleged N20m bribe

    EFCC detains Abia REC over alleged N20m bribe

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Abia State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sylvester Ezeani for alleged N20 million scam.

    Ezeani was the REC in Cross River State during the March 28, 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

    He allegedly collected the sum out of the N241million given to Cross River State from the $115million ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison- Madueke, is being accused of disbursing.

    “Ezeani, who has now been redeployed to Abia State, was quizzed for his […]

  • Turkey rounds up coup suspects, detains thousands of judges, plotters

    Turkey rounds up coup suspects, detains thousands of judges, plotters

    Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

    For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook Turkey’s two main cities, as the armed faction which tried to seize power blocked a bridge in Istanbul and strafed the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in Ankara.

    At least 265 people were killed.

    An official said 161 of […]

  • EFCC detains former Kebbi governor over N450m PDP campaign fund

    EFCC detains former Kebbi governor over N450m PDP campaign fund

    The former governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari, has been arrested and detained by the Kano Zone of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    A statement by the media head of Kano Zone of EFCC, Mr. Medard Ehimika, yesterday in Kano disclosed that Dakingari is being quizzed on his involvement in the sharing of N450 million Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign slush fund.

    He is also expected to explain how N550 million state funds were diverted to his party, the PDP, […]