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Court orders interim forfeiture of N293 million, 30,000 shares, lands belonging to General Atewe

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N293m, six parcels of land and 30, 000 MTN shares recovered from a former Commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, in the Niger Delta Maj Gen Emmanuel Atewe (retd).
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EFCC uncovers 35 illegal lottery business operators in Nigeria

In the latest attempt to end fraud related tax in the lottery and betting industry in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered the identity of Thirty Five (35) lottery business operators who do not have core licenses or permits to operate.
The Federal High Court in Kaduna State on Thursday sentenced Obi Sobenna, an internet fraudster to one-year imprisonment and ordered him to forfeit N340,000 to the Federal Government.

Court sentences internet fraudster to one year imprisonment, orders forfeiture of N340,000

The Federal High Court in Kaduna State on Thursday sentenced Obi Sobenna, an internet fraudster to one-year imprisonment and ordered him to forfeit N340,000 to the Federal Government.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot.

Court convicts former NNPC official over N6 billion fraud, forfeits pension, gratuity, properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot. He was arraigned on three count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N6 billion, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

EFCC arraigns former Adamawa commissioner over N379 million misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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Former Adamawa finance commissioner arraigned for N379 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe Zonal Office, has arraigned one Sanda Lamurde before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court on 21 counts bordering on criminal breach of trust, forgery and parading fake documents.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned one Alhaji Modu Ali Kotoko on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretences and cheating.

Fake Atiku Abubakar’s aide docked for collecting N100 million from businessman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, has arraigned one Alhaji Modu Ali Kotoko on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretences and cheating.

N4.6 billion fraud: Trial of Nenadi Usman, Femi Fani-Kayode stalled

The money laundering trial involving a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and Femi Fani-Kayode, was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

N587.7 million fraud: ECOWAS staff agrees to forfeit N245 million asset

A senior official of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) Commission in Abuja, Mohammed Dangana, has offered to enter a plea bargain to end his ongoing trial.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Ex-NIA chief collected $289 million cash from central bank without approval from presidency

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has revealed that the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, collected $289 million cash from the Central Bank of Nigeria without approval from the former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

EFCC set to arraign Winifred Oyo-Ita, eight others over N3 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday, arraign the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, for N3 billion graft.

SERAP asks Buhari to instruct EFCC, ICPC to track, monitor spending on coronavirus

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position to “urgently instruct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to jointly track and monitor spending by federal agencies and state governors to combat coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria.”=
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

FBI-wanted Nigerian fraudsters sent to prison for fraud

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the convictions of two FBI suspects and four others.

Prominent Nigerians linked to 800 properties worth N164 billion in Dubai

The chairman of the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Bagudu, and a senator representing Enugu west senatorial district, Ike Ekweremadu, are among serving political office holders named to be part of 334 prominent Nigerians who are linked to 800 properties scattered around the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ex-Bauchi accountant general, finance director over N258 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the ex-Accountant General of the Bauchi State government, Yusuf Ibrahim Gokaru and the State Director of Finance, Ibrahim Muhammed Lele.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrest 13 internet fraud suspects in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested 13 persons over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on Internet fraud and other fraud related offences.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns former Lagos speaker’s money laundering trial for six months

The money laundering trial of a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his former aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, before the Federal High Court in Lagos was stalled on Wednesday with Justice Mohammed Liman adjourning till September 30.

Senator Suswam: Why Nigerian politicians, leaders should spend time in prison

Sen. Gabriel Suswam (Benue East) has suggested that some leaders and politicians should be allowed to spend a day or two in prison to be better leaders and politicians.

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Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
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Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
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Cross River bans religious gatherings

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US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

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