According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen a bank account belonging to Mrs. Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman which Forbes Magazine described as one of the wealthiest in Africa.
It was learnt that Shagaya, who is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bolmus Group International – a diversified Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil, real estate, banking, communications and photography – had become a subject of investigation due to her links to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife […]
Two more judges were yesterday arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), taking the number of judges so far picked up to nine.
Justices Bashir Sukola and Ladan Manir of the Kaduna State High Court, were arrested in Kaduna and taken to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja at about 8.30pm.
The DSS, it was learnt yesterday, has frozen the accounts of some of the judges under investigation.
The agency has received more petitions against the judges. Many of the petitioners, it was […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.
Sources within the agency said on Wednesday that the move had become necessary due to the prima facie case established against the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.
As part of investigations into alleged diversion against a former Special Adviser to ex-President Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, the anti-graft agency had frozen four companies’ accounts […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced and frozen eight bank accounts allegedly belonging to the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jide Omokore.
Reliable sources in the EFCC said that the eight accounts were opened at different branches of Skye Bank Plc.
A top source at the commission said, “During investigations, we traced about eight accounts to Omokore in Skye Bank. Most of the accounts are company accounts. Some were domiciled in Marina, Adeola […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen an account linked to Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
According to EFCC investigators, about N1.2bn passed through the account which belongs to an oil firm.
Shalewa, who is a signatory to the account, was said to have personally mandated Fidelity Bank to transfer N800m from the account to another account within the bank.
A source in the anti-graft agency on Tuesday said, “We have frozen […]
Five bank accounts traced to a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the two sons of a former Minister of State of Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, have been frozen by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The EFCC reportedly froze the accounts as part of investigations into the N4.7bn diverted from the imprest account of the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of the former NSA, Lt. Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
The accounts frozen by […]
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday defied the rain to visit a bank where he demanded his statement of account.
Apparently sensing that something must be amiss, the governor physically visited the bank but was told that his account had been temporarily frozen.
Fayose became enranged by the development, protested and vowed to stay put in the banking hall until the matter was resolved. As at 6pm yesterday, the governor was still at the bank premises.
The bankers stood their ground – that […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has allegedly frozen the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and many of his associates.
The governor’s personal account in the Zenith Bank, Ekiti branch, was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency, according to a source in the bank.
Fayose, who had earlier issued a counter-cheque to make withdrawal and was rejected by the bank, visited the Bank located at Onigari, GRA in Ado Ekiti, describing the action […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen a bank account allegedly belonging to a wanted ex-militant, Government Ekemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo.
It was learnt on Tuesday that the anti-graft agency found N3bn in the account and had frozen it pending the outcome of court processes.
An operative of the anti-graft agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “During investigations into the fraud at NIMASA (Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency), we traced about N3bn to […]
Lagos Division, Federal High Court, on Wednesday granted the request of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria for an interim injunction freezing the accounts of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited.
Capital Oil is owned by Ifeanyi Ubah. Justice M. B. Idris, while granting the exparte order on the application of Mr. A. B. Mahmoud SAN, counsel for AMCON, restrained Capital Oil and Gas and Ubah from dealing with any assets or funds of the company within the jurisdiction of the […]