EFCC arrests bank’s agent over N137m alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc, one Mr. Kehinde  Agbabiaka, over alleged diversion of N137 million. He was alleged to have diverted the huge cash from a customer’s personal and corporate account in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said operatives of the Ibadan zonal office apprehended the suspect following a petition the bank’s Regional Security Officer and the Cluster Control and Compliance Manager. “The Economic and Financial…

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EFCC arrests 13 Internet fraud suspects

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja, and Ilorin in Kwara State. Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who made the disclosure in a statement yesterday, said eight of the suspects were apprehended at the Life Camp area of Abuja, while the remaining five were nabbed by operatives at a location in Ilorin. He said: “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja and Ilorin Zonal Offices, have arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations.…

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EFCC arrests graduate over $4m Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has announced the arrest of one John Ani Chukwuebuka, over his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud to the tune of $4 million. The disclosure was made in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren. “The suspect, a 30-year-old graduate, was arrested on August 5, 2019 in the Jakande-Lekki Area of Lagos during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI. “Chukwuebuka, alongside his conspirators, Idowu Adetokunbo Taiwo…

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Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the Federal Government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to the government. On July 5, the court ordered the forfeiture of the assets following an ex parte application filed by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the Federal Government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to the government. On July 5, the court ordered the forfeiture of the assets following an ex parte application filed by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the Federal Government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to the government. On July 5, the court ordered the forfeiture of the assets following an ex parte application filed by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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EFCC picks 48 Internet fraudsters in Benue, Plateau, Taraba

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday said it had arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters aka ‘Yahoo Boys’ from Benue, Plateau and Taraba states. The anti-graft agency said 13 of the suspects in its custody were being prosecuted while three others had been convicted. The Zonal Head of Operations of EFCC in Makurdi, Mr. Johnson Babalola, disclosed this at a news briefing in Makurdi, Benue State. Babalola said the arrests were made between January and September in active collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the zone covering…

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EFCC trial: ‘Professor’, 11 others arraigned, remanded over alleged fraud

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A 60-year-old man, Charles Jide-Oni, who claimed to be a professor and lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, was on Thursday arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence and engaging in Advance Fee Fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, arraigned the ‘Professor’ and 12 other internet fraud suspects before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, the Federal High Court vacation judge for the Southwest zone. Jide-Oni’s arraignment was sequel to the EFCC’s damning…

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EFCC: Okorocha, wife to forfeit shopping plaza, 96 flats, estate, hospital, schools to govt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday in Enugu, said that the former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and his wife, Nneoma, may forfeit multi-billion naira worth of assets to the government. The Head, Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Mr. Usman Imam, who gave the hint while briefing journalists on the activities of the commission in the last eight months, stated that the commission has obtained orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to the former governor and his wife. Imam named some of the…

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EFCC recovers N550m, arrests 280 fraudsters in Kano

From Muhammad Kabir, Kano The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N550 million and $690,000 from various fraudsters and other indicted criminals. In the same vein the Commission has arrested 280 suspects of various crimes in Kano between January and August this year, the Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Akaninyene Ezima has said, Those arrested were for cybercrimes, money laundering and other forms of crimes such as black money, wash-wash, foxy scheme and mmm among others. Ezima added that: “We had recovered sum of N550m and $690,000…

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