Alleged N2.9bn fraud:
Court remands Okorocha in EFCC custody

The Federal High Court, in Abuja, has ordered the detention of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). The presiding huge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ordered his remand on Monday, pending the determination of his bail application. A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), and an ally to the ex-governor, Anyim Chinenye, is expected to join Okorocha in the EFCC custody. Okorocha, Chinenye and five companies were arraigned on 17 counts of money laundering filed by the EFCC. Ekwo…

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Corruption: Acting.Acct-General, Nwabuoku, also under probe by EFCC – Sources

The newly appointed Overseer of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, (OAGF), Anamekwe Nwabuoku, has a heavy corruption dossier and is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), according to reports. Recall that Nwabuoku was on Sunday appointed to oversee the office in the absence of the suspended AGF, Ahmed Idris, who has been in EFCC custody for over a week while undergoing investigation for fraud to the tune of N80 billion. According to an issued statement by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National…

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Court sentences Danish to death for killing Nigerian wife, child

A Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a Danish, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter. Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by Lagos State Government. The judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging on both counts. The Dane was charged with the death of his wife and singer, Zainab, and their three-year-old daughter, Petra. Lagos State Government accused him of smothering Zainab and Petra to death at 3.45a.m. at No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos…

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How 2 Benue govt. officials withdrew N23bn from State Accounts – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has arrested two Benue State officials over their involvement in the over-the-counter withdrawal of N23 billion. It was gathered that the two officials are a Director of Finance and Accounts in the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Gbaigyo Emmanuel, and a cashier, in the Benue State Bureau for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs,Andoor Festus. The suspicious withdrawals, according to EFCC documents, were made in cash over-the-counter from eight bank accounts operated by four agencies of the Benue State Government. A senior…

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Kaduna: Police arrest gunrunner who supplies arms to terrorists

…Recover AK-47 rifle, others A gunrunner who specialises in supplying arms and ammunition to bandits terrorising Kaduna State has been nabbed. The arrest was made by operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command. According to the Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who released a statement on Wednesday, the suspect, Rilwanu Abdullahi, was arrested by operatives attached to the Zaria Command, acting on a tip-off. According to Jalige, items recovered from the suspect included an AK-47 rifle and 600 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition concealed inside the…

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EFCC quizzes Former House Of Reps. Speaker, Etteh over alleged N130m contract

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arrested the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, over alleged contract fraud. The Special Duty Unit of the anti-graft agency had arrested her following suspected involvement in a solar-power electrification project scam in Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, Etteh had received a N130 million from a contractor, who was awarded the contract in the state by the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). Sources familiar with the case reportedly revealed that a company named Phin Jin Project Limited was…

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Exposed! Name of Nigerian Gov. who helped Abacha loot $23 million recently recovered by UK Govt.

A new published report by an online media platform, yesterday, has exposed the people who helped a former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha steal $23 million recently recovered by the National Crime Agency, (NCA), of the United Kingdom (UK). The millions of dollars was forfeited by the Late Abacha’s son, Mohammed, and an offshore company Mecosta Securities Inc, according to the British agency. According to the report, further investigation, based on the NCA’s exclusive disclosure and analysis of leaked financial records and court documents, shows that Mecosta’s account in London, from…

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N80bn Money Laundering: EFCC nabs Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris

Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has reportedly been arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds. Those familiar with the development said Idris was intercepted in Kano by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday evening and was flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation. According to sources, the EFCC has for some time now been investigating a case of diversion of at least N80 billion in public funds which were allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts. The companies used in laundering the funds have…

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Alleged Super TV CEO murder trial: Court adjourns till May 23

A Lagos High Court in Tafawa Balewa Square, on Monday adjourned till May 23, trial of an undergraduate, Chidinma Ojukwu, charged with murdering Usifo Ataga, Chief Executive Officer of Super TV. Ojukwu is standing trial for alleged murder, stealing and forgery alongside her sister, Chioma Egbuchu and one Adedapo Quadri. It would be recall that at the last proceeding on May 12, the trial could not hold, due to change of counsel by the third defendant; Egbuchu. The new counsel, Ngozi Akandu, had asked that more eligible documents be served…

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