…Ondo PDP urges EFCC to probe secret account

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led government over the controversial N4.3 billion discovered in a secret account. In a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Publicity, Zadok Akintoye, said investigation had shown that the Akeredoluled government was being economical with the truth . PDP added that the government had violated the law with its intentions not to disclose the receipt of such funds until its recent probe by…

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EFCC secures interim forfeiture of property in Benue

Benue State High Court, Makurdi, presided over by Justice Sampson Itodo, yesterday ordered the interim forfeiture of a three-bedroom bungalow and a Honda C50 with registration No. GBK 283 US allegedly belonging to a man, Emmanuel Agana James The properties, according to a statement by Zonal Head of Public Affairs of the Commission, Iwayinma Okeanu, are said to be proceeds of some unlawful activities derived from funds fraudulently diverted from the sales of food stuff of Rikadawa Foods Nigeria Limited into the personal accounts of James. The order followed an…

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VIDEO: Fayose arrives EFCC office in company of Gov Wike

Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past Ekiti state governor, has arrived the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in company of Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike. Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, including Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Deji Adeyanju, also accompanied the outspoken former governor to the anti-corruption agency’s office. The anti-graft agency is probing Mr Fayose over an allegation of 1.5 billion naira fraud while in office. Fayose ar efcc pic.twitter.com/DgWVJubcld — Power PuFF Fayooooo (@FayoseRogba) October 16, 2018

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I have no reason to escape from Nigeria – Fayose

Gov. Fayose

Outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose dismissed the insinuation that he is trying to escape from the country in order to escape the dragnet set up for him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Fayose whose tenure expires on Tuesday said he has no skeleton in his cupboard to warrant his escape from the country as insulated by the anti-graft agency. The outgoing governor has been put on the watch list by the EFCC even before President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order that placed 50…

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JUST IN: Fayose accuses EFCC of coercing witness to lie against him

Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti state governor, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of coercing witnesses to implicate him, having been unable to establish any case against him. The governor, in a letter to the EFCC dated October 10, 2018, said specifically that the commission was doing everything possible to induce and or coerce Mr Maroun Azeez Mecheleb to make false statement to implicate me when he appears in your office at noon today (11/10/2018). Governor Fayose said “a situation where a prospective witness is being induced or…

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Court dismisses suit challenging power of EFCC to investigate Benue accounts

The Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Benue Government, challenging the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate accounts of Benue State. Delivering judgment on the suit on Monday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba held that the suit was lacking in merit. The judge also held that the case was built on a misconception that the EFCC lacked statutory powers to investigate the financial activities of a State Government. “I must make clear from the very beginning that it appears to me that…

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Court fines EFCC N600m over Rivers’ accounts

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has slammed a N600 million fines against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as damages for investigating the state’s accounts, and subsequently declaring two officials of the state government wanted. EFCC had last month declared Federick Abere and Lekia Biokpo, officials of the state government wanted over an alleged criminal conspiracy, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds and abuse of office to the tune of N117 billion. But, Justice George Omereji of the Rivers State High Court in a fundamental…

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Watch list: Fayose demands N20bn, apology from EFCC

Outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has demanded N20 billion in damages and a written apology from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on watch list, directing his arrest should he attempt to travel out of the country. Specifically, Fayose said the written apology should be published to security agencies in Nigeria, three national newspapers and the social media as well as withdrawal of the request/directive to security agencies to place him on security watch list. He, however, threatened that “unless these demands are…

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Fayose threatens to sue EFCC, demands N20bn as damages, written apology

Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti state governor, has demanded a N20 billion as damages from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a written apology from to be published to all Security Agencies in Nigeria, three National Newspapers and the Social Media as well as withdrawal of the request/directive to Security Agencies to place him on security watch list. He threatens that “unless these demands are met within 72 hours of the date of this letter, we shall not hesitate to carry out our client’s firm instruction to proceed forthwith to…

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$20bn power investment saga: Probe General Electric, group tells EFCC

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), yesterday called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute alleged fraud and sabotage of the nation’s power sector by General Electric (GE). The group made this known during a peaceful presentation of a petition to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, seeking prosecution of culprit in the 2008 House of Representatives report on the power sector. Addressing newsmen, National Coordinator, Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative, Mr. Solomon Adodo, said a detailed investigation of the facts contained in the…

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