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Court remands former SGF Babachir Lawal in EFCC custody

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, be remanded in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody. The judge on Tuesday, Jude Okeke, gave the remand order following an appeal by Mr Lawal’s counsel to grant him

Fraud: EFCC arraigns former SGF, Babachir Lawal

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal before a Federal High Court in Abuja in Tuesday. The former SGF however pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges brought against. The Federal Government had earlier in January, filed 10 charges

Patience Jonathan loses N1 billion to FG

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has forfeited temporarily N1.0004 billion to the Federal Government. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the interim forfeiture followed a court order secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The money was lodged in three deposits with Fidelity Bank Plc on 20th and 25th

EFCC arrests six suspected internet fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters in separate raids carried out in Abuja. Acting Head Media and Publicity of the Commission, Tony Orilade listed the suspects as Chemezie Ezeife, Onwochei John, Onwochei Joel, Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike, and Jude Olatekobowale. He said they were

Military Funds: INTERPOL asked to investigate Buhari’s family

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the INTERPOL to urgently investigate the  alleged ‘diversion of military funds’ by members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family. The PDP said the alleged diverted funds was  used by members of the President’s family ‘‘for corrupt acquisition of 9 Mobile Nigeria and

EFCC seizes 46 houses from Jonathan’s campaign director over N68bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election. The court order, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, showed that the properties

EFCC intercepts $2.8m at Enugu airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, on Friday intercepted $2.8 million (N1.02 billion) from two people, suspected to be money launderers, at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Tony Orilade, the acting spokesman to the EFCC in a statement in Abuja disclosed that the suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine

Yuletide: EFCC launches operation ‘cyber Storm’ on internet fraudsters

Ahead of the christmas and New year celebrations, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched operation, code-named ‘Cyber Storm' against online fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo Boys' The Commission explained that the operation will include monitoring of suspicious transactions especially by youths who could not explain their sources of