• EFCC arrests fake Lamorde, Youth Corp member, five others for internet scam

    EFCC arrests fake Lamorde, Youth Corp member, five others for internet scam

    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a suspected impersonator posing as the former Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde.

    The suspect, Promise Tochi Nwalozie, was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in a sting operation that yielded the arrest of six other internet fraudsters.

    One of the fraudsters, Onukagba Uche Prosper, is a youth corps member serving in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

    Nwalozie was using the identity of Lamorde to send scam mails to […]

  • EFCC arrests ex-Ebonyi Commissioner for N83m bribe

    EFCC arrests ex-Ebonyi Commissioner for N83m bribe

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, over alleged abuse of office and collection of N83m bribe.

    A statement yesterday by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said that Okah was arrested on August 15 after a petition by the Ebonyi State government on a $12m contract awarded to a United States company, Califco Group.

    It noted that the government asked the EFCC “to investigate the contract which was abandoned […]

  • EFCC arrests 3 FAAN staff over alleged N100m fraud

    EFCC arrests 3 FAAN staff over alleged N100m fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on August 2, 2016 arrested a level six officer of the Accounts Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud to the tune of N100 million.

    Also arrested was her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, a staff at the Commercial Department of FAAN in Ilorin, Kwara State, and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at FAAN Headquarters, Lagos.

    According to the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, her arrest followed […]

  • EFCC arrests FAAN employee for allegedly diverting N70m

    EFCC arrests FAAN employee for allegedly diverting N70m

    A level six officer with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Christy Olabode, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission for allegedly diverting and stealing N70m belonging to the agency.

    Until her suspension from the agency, Olabode worked in the Accounts Department, where she diverted the said amounts between 2013 and 2016, using different accounts of FAAN employees until the fraud was discovered by the management.

    A source said that Olabode was exposed by the Information and Communications […]

  • EFCC arrests former Deputy Speaker over N5.6bn fraud

    EFCC arrests former Deputy Speaker over N5.6bn fraud

    A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for an alleged N5.6bn contract scam.

    Nwuche, who was a member of the house of reps between 1999 and 2003, was detained after responding to an EFCC invitation on Monday.

    The suspect, who also served as the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party under the leadership of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, allegedly got three contracts from the Kingsley Kuku-led […]

  • EFCC arrests FUTA, AAUA ‘yahoo yahoo’ students

    EFCC arrests FUTA, AAUA ‘yahoo yahoo’ students

     

    The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested five suspected scammers.

    The suspects Paul Adeleke (21), Tayo Adebiyi (22), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21) are students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), while the fifth, Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), studies at Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba (AAUA).

    EFCC disclosed that they were picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, the […]

  • EFCC arrests Cross River Reps member for alleged certificate forgery

    EFCC arrests Cross River Reps member for alleged certificate forgery

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a member of the House of Representatives (Oron Constituency, Akwa Ibom State), Nse Bassey Ekpenyong, over his alleged involvement in a certificate forgery scam.

    An NGO had petitioned the EFCC, alleging that Ezeani committed perjury and financial crimes by submitting a forged Ordinary National Diploma/ Statement of Result of the Abia State Polytechnic to INEC in the build-up to the 2015 National Assembly election.

    An EFCC source stated that: “The petitioner also alleged […]