EFCC Secures Court Order to Keep Maina in Custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation. The order which was given on October 7, 2019 following an exparte application by the anti-graft agency, empowers the commission to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days. The court however noted that the order is “subject to be reviewed if necessary”, the commission said in a statement. Maina

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senate to review EFCC Act — Kwari

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, has said that the Senate will soon review the Act setting up the economic and Financial Crimes Commission in order to make the anti-graft agency more proactive in the discharge of their duties. In a statement he made available to journalists in Kaduna at the weekend, Senator Kwari who represents Kaduna North in the senate said the senate will cooperate with the executive arm of government fully to ensure that all legal loophole on the path of the right against corruption is removed. According to

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nigeria in danger over 11 contract breaches

THE BREACHED AGREEMENTS P&ID (Propane Dehydration (12-24 months) 88.198MMscf/d; Octopol Energy Limited (LPG Extraction (12-15 months) 4.676MMscf/d, 3.039MMscf/d, 4.800MMscf/d, 2.100MMscf/d, 13.4MMscf/d; Petrolog Oil &Gas Limited (CNG (9-24 months) 8.76MMscf/d, 20.600MMscf/d; GFD Energy Nigeria Ltd (GFD) (2million MT Floating LNG) 5.7MMscf/d, 7.5MMscf/d, 2.2MMscf/d, 9.2MMscf/d; Global Gas &refining Limited (GGRL) (LPG Extraction) 11.300MMscf/d, 12.398MMscf/d, 8.35MMscf/d. Davubic Energy Development Comp. Ltd (LPG Extraction) 8.4MMscf/d, 21.516MMscf/d, 18.1MMscf/d; Consortium of Drake Oil Limited & Partners (DOL) 7.42MMscf/d, 6.856MMscf/d, 14.564MMscf/d; Tricity Oil Nigeria Ltd 1.266MMscf/d, 4.977MMscf/d, 2.026MMscf/d, 4.979MMscf/d, 3.777MMscf/d. Colechurch International Ltd (LPG Extraction) 3.778MMscf/d, 3.335MMscf/d, 2.539MMscf/d, 2.071MMscf/d, 13.10MMscf/d, 1.000MMscf/d; Eurafic Oil &Gas Ltd (LPG Extraction)

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Drama As Ozekhome Disowns Colleague During Trial Of Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Friday as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, disowned another defence counsel, over the line of questioning. Ex-governor Jang is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), alongside Yusuf Pam, a cashier at the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, for alleged N6.2billion fraud. According to a statement signed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Ozekhome disowned S.A Oguntiyi, Pam’s lawyer and expressed dismay at his line of questioning. Oguntiyi while cross-examining the 11th prosecution witness, Musa

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$9.6bn Judgment: We’ll Soon Expose, Prosecute Everybody Involved In Failed Contract – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has vowed to expose and prosecute all those behind the contract, whose alleged breach led to the $9.6billion British court judgment against Nigeria. The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, says the commission will expose and prosecute all those behind a contract whose alleged breach led to the $9.6billion British court judgment against Nigeria. The court judgment is a fallout of the contract purportedly entered into in July 2010 between the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID).

By |August 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

EFCC Files Notice Of Appeal, Says Court Was Wrong To Free Jonathan’s Aide

Barely 24 hours after the Federal High Court freed Waripamo Owei-Dudafa, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and a banker, Iwejuo Joseph, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have formally filed its notice of appeal challenging the judgment. The notice of appeal which is pursuant to Section 241 (1) (a) of the 1999 Constitution, is premised on nine grounds of appeal. It lists the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the appellant and Dudafa and Iwejuo as respondents. In the first round, the EFCC Prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo said the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris erred in law by discharging

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Lawyer, client sue EFCC over N20m ‘property fraud’

An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, yesterday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character. The duo are seeking redress and asking for N20 million damages from the commission. The Ilorin Zonal office of the commission, on Wednesday, accused the lawyer of defrauding Pastor Adetunji Adedoyin of his property valued at N20 million. The commission also claimed that Aluko was on the run, following invitation and interrogation of other lawyers reportedly involved in the matter. Adedoyin is also joined as respondent in the suit,

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Court discharges, acquits Jonathan’s ex-aide of alleged N1.6bn fraud

In a 190-page judgment, Justice Mohammed Idris held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to prove any of the 22-count charge beyond reasonable doubt against Owei-Dudafa and a Heritage Bank worker Joseph Iwejuo. He said the anti-graft agency’s case was “based on suspicions” but that suspicions “cannot take the place of legal evidence”. Justice Idris also observed that the EFCC failed to call vital witnesses, including Jonathan and former NSA Sambo Dasuki, who could have helped its case. The judge noted that a particular vital witness, Sompre Omeibi, who could have linked the defendants to the offences,

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Abba Kyari Did Not Influence Oyo-Ita’s Investigation, Says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed the speculations that Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, ordered the probe of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. The anti-graft agency said in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, that the investigation was based on evidence and not on political considerations. EFCC added that the evidence was triggered by petitions and intelligence. “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to reports by a section of the media, insinuating that the ongoing investigation of the Head of the

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alleged N3bn Contract Scam: EFCC Investigates Winifred Oyo-Ita

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is investigating the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The Head of Civil Service is being quizzed by the anti graft agency over alleged N3bn contract scam. Sources told Channels Television that she is also being investigated over alleged abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and alleged theft of government funds. Mrs Oyo-Ita is said to have being granted an administrative bail but is now hospitalised under the close watch of the anti-graft agency. She was appointed as the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in acting capacity in October 2015

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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