• How Jonathan’s former aide, others committed $31.4m fraud – EFCC explains

    How Jonathan’s former aide, others committed $31.4m fraud – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the companies used by Mr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, and two other persons, in an alleged $31.4m fraud, used companies without addresses.

    The prosecutor for the anti-graft agency, Rotimi Oyedepo, said this while informing the court of the Commissions inability to effect service of the charge on the eighth defendant company (Globus Integrated Services Limited).

    The firm […]

  • Why we re-arrested Udenwa – EFCC explains

    Why we re-arrested Udenwa – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained why it re-arrested former Governor Achike Udenwa of Imo State on Wednesday.

    The EFCC, in a statement issued by Mr. Wilson Ujuwaren, its spokesman, said Udenwa, as a State Co-ordinator for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation in Imo State, collected N350 million from Mrs. Nenadi Usman, the former Senator representing Kaduna South and Director of Finance for the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation.

    In his statement to the commission, Udenwa admitted […]

  • Why we stopped Kogi lawmaker from traveling abroad — EFCC explains

    Why we stopped Kogi lawmaker from traveling abroad — EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says a member of the House of Representatives who was barred from traveling out of the country on Thursday is wanted for his alleged links to the arms procurement scandal.

    Sunday Karim, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Kogi State, was stopped by the State Security Service at the Abuja International Airport as he prepared to board a flight to the United States of America.

    Mr. Karim told newsmen he was stopped by security agents […]

  • How Agbele bought N1.3Billion houses for Fayose – EFCC explains

    How Agbele bought N1.3Billion houses for Fayose – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has made a breakthrough in the alleged corruption case against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele.

    Agbele, who is currently in EFCC custody, was said to have received N1.219bn from a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, on behalf of Fayose during the build-up to the Ekiti governorship election in June 2014.

    However, EFCC detectives alleged that Fayose used a large portion of the N1.219bn along […]

  • Why we can’t release Omisore now – EFCC explains

    Why we can’t release Omisore now – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has justified its continued detention of former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore.

    The EFCC gave details of its findings as regard how state’s funds were allegedly transferred to Omisore from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    It said its investigation of Omisore’s alleged involvement in the diversion of state’s funds through the ONSA was still on-going and that it would need to hold on to the ex-Deputy Governor to prevent him […]

  • Why Fani-Kayode was moved to Lagos – EFCC explains

    Why Fani-Kayode was moved to Lagos – EFCC explains

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday explained why it moved former spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, from Abuja to Lagos.

    EFCC arrested Fani-Kayode in Abuja, but later transferred him to Lagos, where it obtained a court warrant to remand him in custody for three weeks.

    The commission said the ex- Minister of Aviation’s movement to Lagos was informed by his involvement in fresh cases, which required thorough investigation by its Lagos office.

    A lawyer with the […]