• Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Former Governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, has been charged and remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The detention was ordered on Tuesday in a ruling by Justice Nathan Musa at a High Court in Yola, the state’s capital in northeast Nigeria.

    The EFCC had charged Mr Ngilari for violation of procurement laws in the award of contract of 167 million Naira to one El-Yadi Motors Limited for supply of 25 units of operational vehicles (Toyota Corolla).

    The […]

  • Amnesty International to investigate death in EFCC custody

    Amnesty International to investigate death in EFCC custody

    Global rights organisation, Amnesty International, has vowed to investigate the demise of Desmond Nunugwo who died in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on June 19, 2016.

    The interim Country Director, Amnesty International, Makmid Kamara, gave the assurance when members of Nunugwo’s family led by their lawyer, Mr. Paul Edeh, submitted a petition to the country office of the organisation in Abuja on Wednesday.

    The development comes barely two days after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of […]

  • FG probes death of suspect in EFCC custody

    FG probes death of suspect in EFCC custody

    The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has ordered an independent inquiry into how a suspect, Desmond Nunugwo, died in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Malami, who received the family of the deceased in his office in Abuja, reiterated the sanctity of life and declared that no government agency had the right to take life.

    “I will give directives for investigations to commence immediately. I will also demand explanations from the EFCC to furnish me […]

  • See the Civil Servant Who Died in EFCC Custody After Being Quizzed for Six Hours (Photo)

    See the Civil Servant Who Died in EFCC Custody After Being Quizzed for Six Hours (Photo)

    Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been accused of killing a civil servant and trying to cover up his murder.

    A widow of the Chief Protocol Officer of the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Desmond Nunugwo, Susanne has lamented the killing of her husband by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission officials and labelling him a criminal.

    She explained that six hours after Desmond was taken into custody, he was pronounced dead.

    According to reports, the woman revealed that […]

  • Ex Adamawa Governor, Ngilari falls ill at EFCC custody, rushed to Medical Clinic

    Ex Adamawa Governor, Ngilari falls ill at EFCC custody, rushed to Medical Clinic

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday took a former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. James Ngilari, to the Gombe General Hospital after he felt ill.

    Recall that the anti-graft agency had on Thursday picked Ngilari for his alleged role in the sharing of the $115m (N23bn) which emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    He was arrested after the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, Joel Madaki, told investigators that the ex-governor […]