• NDLEA probing officials for aiding drug barons

    NDLEA probing officials for aiding drug barons

    It was gathered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said some of its officers are currently under investigation for alleged fraternity with suspected drug syndicates.

    The Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) gave the hint while addressing officers at the national headquarters of the agency in Ikoyi, Lagos at the weekend.

    A statement by the Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, quoted Abdullah as stating that the agency had beamed its searchlight inwards, stressing that any officer […]

  • Probing former First Lady is like Probing Jonathan – Activists

    Probing former First Lady is like Probing Jonathan – Activists

    Some human rights and anti-corruption activists have described the probe of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as indirectly probing ex-President Goodluck Jonathan himself.

    The lawyers in a statement jointly issued yesterday in Abuja by Mr Ugochukwu Osuagwu, Mr. Elvis Offor, Miss Vina Amaka, Mr Benard Nwauduna, Mr Divine Ofuma, said that the probe of former First Lady could lead to uprising in the Niger Delta region.

    The statement said: “The former president is a […]

  • We are still probing Edo PDP candidate Ize-Iyamu – EFCC

    We are still probing Edo PDP candidate Ize-Iyamu – EFCC

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is still under investigation for his alleged role in the disbursement of N23bn campaign funds, which emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    The N23bn was alleged to have been part of stolen crude oil funds and kickbacks from contractors.

    Part of the money was allegedly used in bribing officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission during […]

  • Court refuses to stop EFCC from probing oil firm linked to Diezani

    Court refuses to stop EFCC from probing oil firm linked to Diezani

    The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday refused to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating an alleged suspicious payment to an oil firm, Zone 4 Energy Ltd.

    The company’s lawyer, Mr Lanre Ogunlesi (SAN) had urged Justice Abdulazeez Anka to stop the agency from inviting the company’s directors.

    Ogunlesi is representing Zone 4 Energy in a multi-billion naira debt recovery suit brought against it by First Bank Plc.

    The applicants are First Bank, First Trustees Limited and a lawyer, […]