EFCC re-arraigns former Ekiti Gov, Fayose on 11-count amended charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday re-arraigned former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and his company, Spotless Limited, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke presided over the hearing on the 11-count charge on alleged money laundering and non-declaration of assets. In the amended charge, Fayose and one Abiodun Agbele, who is also standing trial on alleged money laundering offences before another division of the court, were alleged to have on June 17, 2014, taken possession of N1. 2 billion, to fund Fayose’s…

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Again, EFCC arrests Fani-Kayode in Lagos court

…Takes him into its custody A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). According to reports, he was arrested at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, and moved to a nearby EFCC office yesterday. Fani-Kayode, who was in court over his forgery trial was walking out after the matter was adjourned till January 24, 2021, when he was approached by an EFCC investigator. He was subsequently arrested and moved to…

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EFCC places Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist, ahead of the handover of government in the State. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), dated November 15, 2021. The development comes months before Gov. Obiano is expected to leave office as governor and hand over power in March, 2022. According to reports, the EFCC requested the NIS to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is…

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EFCC arrest, quizzes ex-minister, Femi Fani-Kayode for ‘forgery’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. It was learnt that Fani-Kayode was nabbed and subsequently taken to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency for alleged manipulation and forgery of documents. Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Fani-Kayode’s arrest to newsmen on the phone yesterday.

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Money laundering: Obi Cubana still detained by EFCC

For the second day, crack detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday grilled a popular socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, otherwise known as Obi Cubana. Detectives reportedly spent hours screening his account records, including domiciliary inflows. However, the anti-graft agency said Cubana was still in its custody as of 6.33 pm. A top source, who was privy to the ongoing investigation in the agency, said: “Cubana is still with us, our operatives have been grilling him”. The source said crack detectives spent hours to interrogate Cubana on…

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EFCC operatives invade Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili’s residence

Armed operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have reportedly visited the residence of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili. According to the report, the operatives arrived at Mrs. Odili’s Abuja residence on Friday evening with apparent efforts to break in, sources told newsmen. The report said, the judge immediately and vehemently resisted the attempts to raid her residence by the operatives, saying she had no business with them. The EFCC is yet to make any official announcement regarding the alleged incident as of the time of filing this…

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EFCC to appeal court ruling on Orji Kalu’s re-trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), says it will appeal the ruling by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court stopping the Commission from retrying a former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. Kalu was serving a 12-year jail term for N7.1 billion fraud when the Supreme Court, ruling on an appeal by his co-defendant, Ude Udeogu, on 8 May 2020, nullified the proceedings leading to their conviction. The Supreme Court had ordered a retrial at the Federal High Court. But Kalu who profited from the…

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Pandora Papers: EFCC summons ex-Anambra Governor, Peter Obi

…Moves to probe Kebbi, Osun, Ogun govs, Ag. NPA MD, Koko, others  A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has been reportedly summoned for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), over his secret assets and financial deals exposed in Pandora Papers. Pandora Papers is the biggest leak of 11.9 million documents from off-shore services providers, detailing the secret off-shore accounts of 35 world leaders, including current and former presidents, prime ministers, and Heads of State as well as more than 100 billionaires, celebrities, and business leaders…

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EFCC grills Rabiu Kwankwaso over alleged diversion of N10bn public funds, abuse of office

Former governor of Kano State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), for several hours yesterday over alleged non-remittance of N10 billion pensions fund. The fund was said to have been misappropriated during his tenure as governor between 2011 and 2015. The PDP chieftain, who was said to have previously shunned invitations from the anti-graft Commission, reportedly turned himself in at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja in the afternoon, where he was subjected to marathon questioning.…

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Kano: Hafsat Ganduje not arrested – EFCC, Kano Govt.

Kano State government has dismissed a report that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, also debunked the report as untrue. Several news outlets yesterday reported that she was arrested by the EFCC for some fraud. According to reports, her son, AbdulAzeez Ganduje, had leveled allegations relating to land fraud in a petition against her. The report claimed she was arrested for snubbing the EFCC’s invitation. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad…

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