EFCC, Army arrest 120 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 120 citizens for alleged illegal oil theft. The anti-graft agency carried out a joint operation with personnel of the 6 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspects were accused of illegally refining stolen petroleum products and economic sabotage. They were caught after […]

EFCC, Army arrest 120 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt

EFCC arrests brothers, 23 others for alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two brothers and 23 others for suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects are Aregbesola Tobiloba, Oladosu Saheed, Oseni Omotara, Abel Durotimi, Oyeneye Rilwan Adetola, Oyewole Damilola, Ovin Adekunle, Ovin Nicholas, Ridwan Iyiola, Sylvester Evans. Adekanye Ayodeji Ezekiel, Osagie Harry Odosa, Arowolo Oluwafemi Isaac, Omoregbe Destiny Nosa, Evbonaye […]

EFCC arrests brothers, 23 others for alleged internet fraud

HEDA urges EFCC to prosecute accomplices involved in N109bn Accountant General fraud

The Human & Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to as a matter of urgency commence criminal prosecution against all accomplices in the N109 billion fraud involving the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed. In a letter signed by HEDA’s Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, and addressed to Executive Chairman […]

HEDA urges EFCC to prosecute accomplices involved in N109bn Accountant General fraud

EFCC arrests corps member, clerics hired by ‘Yahoo boys’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters in Ilorin. The spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said they were arrested at a hotel close to a popular mall in the Kwara capital. The suspects include two clerics and a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member. The EFCC said the clerics were hired […]

EFCC arrests corps member, clerics hired by ‘Yahoo boys’

Top officials in some banks gambled, stole billions – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said some banks failed as a result of mismanagement by top officials. The chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa spoke in Lagos at a workshop themed “Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Banking Malpractices that Led to the Failure of Banks” organized by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). The […]

Top officials in some banks gambled, stole billions – EFCC

EFCC arrests 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja. They were nabbed within Brains and Hammers Estate in the Life Camp area of the capital city. EFCC said the arrest followed actionable intelligence received on their alleged internet fraud related activities. The suspects are Bobo Alfred, George Igbinigie, Olumofin […]

EFCC arrests 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

EFCC arrests 31 suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of 31 suspected internet fraudsters from their hideout at Meniru Agbani Road and Diamond Estate, Enugu State. The Commission, in a statement on its Twitter page, said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday. They were identified as: Daniel Chukwuemeka, Okechukwu Chisom, John Chizoba, Benard […]

EFCC arrests 31 suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu

18 arrested as EFCC busts suspected Yahoo boys’ hideouts in Lokoja

Eighteen suspected ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The arrest was effected by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command Office of the commission when they busted the hideouts of the suspected internet fraudsters in Lokoja. According to a statement by the Media […]

18 arrested as EFCC busts suspected Yahoo boys’ hideouts in Lokoja

EFCC arrests 47 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

Forty-seven suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects were arrested on Thursday during a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspects were identified: Onome Omavuebe Stansley, Progress Ikechukwu, Fejiro Oyawiri, Ifeanyi Louis, […]

EFCC arrests 47 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

Falling Naira: EFCC Threatens To Arrest Nigerian Hoarding Dollars

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to arrest Nigerians hoarding dollars and other foreign currency. Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, gave this warning on Friday while meeting representatives of Bureau De Change operators in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The meeting was sequel to the anti-graft agency’s ongoing efforts to […]

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Naira fall: EFCC has identified persons, organizations hoarding dollars – Bawa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday announced that individuals and bodies were causing Naira fall. The commission met with Bureau de Change (BDC) operators in the Federal Capital Territory. The chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa said he called the meeting to fashion out ways to collaborate. Bawa condemned the “brazen foreign exchange speculation especially […]

Naira fall: EFCC has identified persons, organizations hoarding dollars – Bawa

EFCC arrests six suspected internet fraudsters in Benin

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Benin Zonal Command, have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Edo State. The anti-graft agency made this known in a statement on Friday. The commission identified the suspects as, Thomas Osigbemen, Kennedy Uwuigbe, Osameda Osazee, Enofe Macaulay, Wilfred Ikhireagie and Osayande Prosper. They were arrested […]

EFCC arrests six suspected internet fraudsters in Benin

EFCC wins as Appeal Court cancels Justice Dimgba’s acquittal of ex-Air chief Umar

The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja in the case against ex-Chief of Air Staff Dikko Umar. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecuted him for alleged theft of military funds between 2010 and 2012. The defendant faced a money laundering charge – among others […]

EFCC wins as Appeal Court cancels Justice Dimgba’s acquittal of ex-Air chief Umar

EFCC, Immigration agree enhanced partnership against financial crimes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday met to ensure enhanced partnership. The agencies agreed to fight all forms of local or foreign involvement in economic and financial sabotage activities. EFCC chairman, Abfurasheed Bawa visited Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris at the NIS headquarters in […]

EFCC, Immigration agree enhanced partnership against financial crimes

Mompha Accuses EFCC Of Extortion, Gives Reason For Being Wanted

Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, an Instagram celebrity, has come out to explain his encounter with the EFCC saying he was extorted and declared wanted unjustly. On Wednesday, the 3rd of August, Mompha was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a tweet, the anti-graft bureau pleaded that anyone with […]

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EFCC declares Mompha wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared Nigeria’s popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, wanted. It urged Nigerians with information on Mompha’s whereabouts to speak up or contact the nearest police station. The anti-graft agency disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Wednesday. “Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful […]

EFCC declares Mompha wanted

EFCC arrests 17 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos state. The suspects were arrested in a sting operation at Kay-Farm Estate, Ishaga axis of Lagos State following credible intelligence on the activities of members of an Organised Cybercrime Syndicate Network who are […]

EFCC arrests 17 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

EFCC arrests 24 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 24 suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects were identified as, Kelvin Essen, Michael Ekene, Steve Ochanogor, Olatujoye Samuel, Ohaeme Samuel, George Emeka, Adenigbo Igbola, Famugiloh Hakeem, Samuel Elohor, Michael Ugochukwu, Olumide Olalekan, Ayomipo David, Adulawo Oladipupo Victor and Okenwa Emeka […]

EFCC arrests 24 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

Naira Devaluation: EFCC Raids Bureau De Change In Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday stormed Wuse Zone 4, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the base of many Bureau De Change operators in the Federal Capital Territory. It was learnt that the covert operation was carried out in order to dislodge currency speculators who were alleged to be […]

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N109.5bn fraud: EFCC reveals how sacked AGF Idris stole with TSA, GIFMIS, IPPIS, indicts Yari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed how former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris cornered government money. The agency said he compromised the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), the Integrated Payroll system and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Idris and his co-defendants – Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, and […]

N109.5bn fraud: EFCC reveals how sacked AGF Idris stole with TSA, GIFMIS, IPPIS, indicts Yari

EFCC burst ‘Yahoo boys’ location, arrest 13 in Oyo

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters. This was contained in a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren and made available to newsmen on Friday. The statement said the suspects were nabbed in the early hours of […]

EFCC burst ‘Yahoo boys’ location, arrest 13 in Oyo

EFCC arrests 9 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

Nine suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command. The suspects were arrested on Thursday, at FO1 Area of Kubwa, Abuja, following intelligence reports on their alleged criminal activities. The suspects were identified as Kalu Kennedy Ndukwe, Onyenso Emmanuel, Richard Yakubu, Haruna Abubukar, Peter […]

EFCC arrests 9 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

EFCC secures order to prosecute Ondo Assembly Speaker, others

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has been granted permission to bring fraud charges against David Oleyeloogun, Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, and some other lawmakers by an Akure High Court. The permission followed a request by the Counsel to EFCC, Fredrick Dibang, requesting that the lawmaker be charged with fraud […]

EFCC secures order to prosecute Ondo Assembly Speaker, others

EFCC Arrests Herbalists After Collecting N24m From Politician Seeking Spiritual Help

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that they have apprehended two herbalists who allegedly conspired together to defraud an aspiring house of representatives member in Ekiti of N24 million. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed via a statement that the suspects, Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, alongside Ifawole Ajibola (aka Baba Kalifa,) who is currently on […]

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EFCC arrests Alfa, herbalist for allegedly defrauding Reps aspirant of N24m

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Command have arrested two self-acclaimed spiritualists – Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala. The duo were nabbed for allegedly conspiring to defraud a House of Representatives aspirant in Ekiti State, of the total sum of N24,071,000. The suspects claimed the money was to be used […]

EFCC arrests Alfa, herbalist for allegedly defrauding Reps aspirant of N24m

Alleged N109bn Fraud: EFCC To Arraign Ex-Accountant General Idris On July 22

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Friday arraign a former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, and three others on charges of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109.4 billion. Idris will be arraigned with Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman, and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange […]

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EFCC arrests 18 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja. The suspects were identified as Innocent Samson, Obiora Eze, Ifeanyi Joseph, Isidore Chinedu, Badaki Linus, Ameh Nick, Kelvin Chima, Akwa Iwu Promise Ifeanyi, Adekunle Samuel. Others are Abutu John, Testimony Mathiew, Omale Mary Ochanya (female), Afam Darlington Edwin, […]

EFCC arrests 18 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Abuja

Court imposes N10.5m fine on EFCC over unlawful debt recovery, freezing bank accounts

A Federal High Court in Abuja has imposed a fine of N10.5 million on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for engaging in unlawful debt recovery from two indigenous companies and two of their directors. The court held that the anti-graft agency has no power under the law that established it to engage in […]

Court imposes N10.5m fine on EFCC over unlawful debt recovery, freezing bank accounts

Malabu scandal: EFCC insists court statements implicating ex-AGF, Adoke voluntarily made

For the third time, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) insisted at a Federal High Court in Abuja that the six different statements implicating a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Bello Adoke in alleged $4 million money laundering charges were voluntarily made. Adoke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, is standing […]

Malabu scandal: EFCC insists court statements implicating ex-AGF, Adoke voluntarily made

EFCC Extradites FBI Wanted Suspect To US Over Alleged $3.5m Fraud

A wire fraud suspect, Fatade Olamilekan, has been extradited to the United States for allegedly stealing over $3.5 million worth of equipment in various cities across the country. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, five days after the suspect was extradited to answer for the alleged crime. […]

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EFCC, ICPC told to investigate governors owing salaries, pensions

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TCN, has asked that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to investigate governors owing salaries and pensions The TUC president, Quadri Olaleye made the call at the 12th Triennial National Delegates Conference on Tuesday in Abuja. He expressed worry over the […]

EFCC, ICPC told to investigate governors owing salaries, pensions

Naira Marley Made Use Of E-tools To Access Compromised Credit Cards – EFCC

  The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday heard that electronic tools specifically used for accessing compromised credit card information and for disguising the identity and location of the card user were found on a laptop seized from hip-hop singer, Azeez Fashola a.k.a. Naira Marley. A cyber crimes expert, Whyte Dein, told Justice Nicholas Oweibo […]

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EFCC rescues 17-year-old abducted Yahoo apprentice from ritualists

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday rescued an alleged kidnapped Yahoo-Yahoo apprentice, Destiny Peter, 17, from an apartment in Mpape, Abuja. EFCC in a statement said Peter was rescued after he reached them on its official Twitter handle, on July 1, reporting how some internet fraudster kidnapped him and intended […]

EFCC rescues 17-year-old abducted Yahoo apprentice from ritualists

EFCC arrests 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja. The suspects were identified as ThankGod Oche, Joshua Olohja, Adamu Abdulkadir, David Bruno Bidemi, Emmanuel Avoh, Micheal Oche, Francis Abbah, Kayode Itodo, Shedrack Chibuike, Okeowo Elijah. Others are Victor Emmanuel, Emmanuel Edache, Abah Joseph Theophilus, Sunday Agidani, Elijah […]

EFCC arrests 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

Buhari Sacks Acting Accountant-General, Chukwuyere Anamekwe, Amid Corruption Probe

Nigeria’s acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Chukwuyere Anamekwe, has been fired from his position. According to reports, Mr. Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former TSA (Treasury Single Account) Director, took his place two weeks ago. Following reports that he was under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Anamekwe was quietly removed from his […]

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Vote-Buying: EFCC Denies Detaining Pregnant Women, Mistreating Suspects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no pregnant woman or nursing mother is being held in its custody over allegations of vote-buying. It also faulted claims that it was maltreating those arrested for the same offence during the governorship election in Ekiti State. The anti-graft agency made the rebuttal in a statement on […]

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Yahoo boys: Landlords may spend 15 years in jail – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to go after landlords who rent their houses to internet fraudsters a.k.a. Yahoo boys. On Wednesday, the anti-graft agency will host a discussion on Twitter Spaces to educate citizens. The commission’s Legal and Prosecution Officers will speak at the forum, the tenth edition of EFCC Connect. […]

Yahoo boys: Landlords may spend 15 years in jail – EFCC

EFCC arraigns Makinde’s ‘PA’ for alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Babawale Daniel Olayinka for internet fraud. Olayinka was arraigned before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court in Ibadan on a five-count charge which borders on cybercrime. The EFCC said an identity card recovered from him at the point of arrest had ‘Personal Assistant to […]

EFCC arraigns Makinde’s ‘PA’ for alleged internet fraud

‘Resignation not enough’ – EFCC told to arrest ex-CJN, Tanko Muhammad immediately

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been told to arrest former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad immediately. This was after Muhammad resigned as the CJN on Monday, citing health issues. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, said the resignation of Muhammad was not enough to clear him of corruption allegations levelled […]

‘Resignation not enough’ – EFCC told to arrest ex-CJN, Tanko Muhammad immediately

Alleged Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu takes NIMC, NIS to court

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have sued the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and others over controversy surrounding David Ukpo’s real age. Others mentioned in the suit are the Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Stanbic-IBTC Bank; United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc as […]

Alleged Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu takes NIMC, NIS to court

Shehu Sani vs ASD Motors: EFCC investigator denies Sani gave bribe, has no witness

The $25,000 bribe allegation against the former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani and the proprietor of ASD Motors, Sani Dauda continued before Justice Inyang Ekwo-led Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday. At the resumed hearing, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC presented its investigator who made the oral presentation to the Court. The EFCC investigator […]

Shehu Sani vs ASD Motors: EFCC investigator denies Sani gave bribe, has no witness

EFCC: Yahoo boys on the prowl in Abuja satellite towns

The activities of internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo’ in Nigeria is now on the sharp increase in Nigeria’s satellite towns. Before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, began clamping down on them, the fraudsters had taken over major cities in the country, boastfully spending and intimidating neighbours with their ill-gotten wealth. Foreigners have […]

EFCC: Yahoo boys on the prowl in Abuja satellite towns

EFCC arraigns retired Prison Comptroller over N8.7m land scam

The Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned one Kayode Raphael Odeyemi, a 62-year-old retired Deputy Comptroller of Corrections, before Justice M.A. Madugu of the FCT High Court, Bwari Abuja on a two-count charge for offences bordering on land fraud. Count one of the charges read, “that you, […]

EFCC arraigns retired Prison Comptroller over N8.7m land scam

Ekiti Election: EFCC Arrests Persons Engaged In Vote Buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested persons alleged to have engaged in vote buying in the Ekiti governorship election. The EFCC is part of security agencies deployed to monitor the election. Parading some of the suspects at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigerian Police Force, the suspects were said […]

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Ekiti decides: EFCC parades suspects engaging in vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Saturday, arrested some persons in connection with allegations of vote-buying during the ongoing Ekiti State governorship election. Upon their arrest, the anti-graft agency paraded some of the suspects at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigerian Police Force. The EFCC said some of the suspects […]

Ekiti decides: EFCC parades suspects engaging in vote-buying

Ekiti Decides: EFCC arrests alleged APC agent for vote-buying

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday arrested a suspected vote-buyer in Ekiti State as the governorship election commenced. EFCC operatives apprehended the suspect with a bag of cash as he was “inducing voters.” The suspect said to be an agent of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was taken into […]

Ekiti Decides: EFCC arrests alleged APC agent for vote-buying

Nigerians Losing Interest In Whistleblowing Despite Rewards – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lamented the loss of interest in the whistleblowing policy of the federal government despite the huge financial reward attached to it. The executive chairman of the commission, Abdullahi Bawa, revealed this on Friday during a one-day town hall meeting on strengthening the capacity of stakeholders on the […]

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EFCC issues yellow card to hoteliers accommodating Yahoo boys in Kwara

Hotel owners in Kwara State have been warned to avoid being accomplice to Yahoo-boys who check into their facilities for internet fraud and money laundering or risk being prosecuted and jailed. The Ilorin Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Michael Nzekwe, issued the warning to hotel owners at a stakeholders meeting […]

EFCC issues yellow card to hoteliers accommodating Yahoo boys in Kwara

ADC To Petition EFCC Over Moghalu’s Conduct During Primary, Says Presidential Candidate

Dumebi Kachikwu, presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has accused Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of “financial inducement” during the party’s presidential primary. Kachikwu spoke on Tuesday during an interview with Channels Television. Last Tuesday, he floored Moghalu and Chukwuka Monye to win the ADC presidential […]

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Baraza: EFCC declares Christ Embassy Pastor Miebi Bribena, wife wanted for ‘N2bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a couple, Onyinmiebi (Miebi Baraza) and Beatrice Bribena, wanted. An alert by the anti-graft agency urged persons with information about them to contact any of its offices across Nigeria. The agency is searching for the duo over alleged fraud to the tune N2billion. The Bribenas are […]

Baraza: EFCC declares Christ Embassy Pastor Miebi Bribena, wife wanted for ‘N2bn fraud’

‘Our Investigation Reveals That He Is Guilty’ – EFCC Indicts Naira Marley With Fresh Reports

A report from the Cybercrime Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has indicted Nigerian singer Azeez Oriyomi popularly known as Naira Marley. The investigation, which was led by Whyte Dein confirmed the EFCC charges of credit card fraud against the singer. Naira Marley was slammed with an 11-count charge bordering on alleged credit […]

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Real Estate, Safe Haven Of Money Launderers – EFCC Chair

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has stated that the real estate sector remains a safe haven for money launderers. He spoke in Abuja yesterday when he received the President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors Valuers (NIESV), Emmanuel Wike. “Just last month, we discovered a retired civil servant built […]

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EFCC Arrests 140 ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Ikorodu

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 140 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as yahoo boys, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He explained that the suspects were nabbed […]

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Rivers PDP governorship candidate, Fubara told to honour EFCC invitation

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State for the 2023 general election, Siminialayi Fubara, has been told to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, slammed the former Rivers State Chief Accountant, for escaping an attempt by officials of the […]

Rivers PDP governorship candidate, Fubara told to honour EFCC invitation

EFCC will come after some APC aspirants after presidential primary – Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of The Citadel Global Community Church has claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will go after some of the aspirants that contested in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary. The fiery cleric made these remarks at the party’s special convention on Tuesday night. “Many of these contestants, time will […]

EFCC will come after some APC aspirants after presidential primary – Tunde Bakare

APC presidential primaries: EFCC officials storm Convention

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed the Eagle Square venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Special Convention in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the officials went around the convention venue before finally taking strategic positions. However, the officials declined to comment when approached by […]

APC presidential primaries: EFCC officials storm Convention

APC primaries: Storm Eagles Square, presidential aspirants plan to share dollars – Adeyanju to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been urged to monitor the ongoing All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential primary in Abuja. Deji Adeyanju, a socio-political commentator, explained that some APC Presidential aspirants plan to share dollars to delegates. Adeyanju claimed that the dollar sharing to delegates is aimed at buying their votes during the […]

APC primaries: Storm Eagles Square, presidential aspirants plan to share dollars – Adeyanju to EFCC

EFCC arrests corps member, 18 other suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Kogi

Nineteen, 19 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in a sting operation in Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital. Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, made this known on Monday. The suspects were apprehended following credible intelligence on their fraudulent activities. The suspects include a serving corps member […]

EFCC arrests corps member, 18 other suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Kogi

EFCC burst hideout, arrests 80 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Oyo, Ondo

No fewer than eighty suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command confirmed the development on Saturday The suspects were arrested in a sting operation carried out in both Ibadan, Oyo State and Ondo State. The anti-graft agency said 41 suspects were arrested in […]

EFCC burst hideout, arrests 80 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Oyo, Ondo

EFCC arrests 92 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Port Harcourt

Ninety-two suspected internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo Boys, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command announced their arrest in a statement on Friday. They were arrested in a sting operation in the early hours of Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at various locations in Port Harcourt, […]

EFCC arrests 92 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Port Harcourt

Alleged N80b fraud: EFCC frees suspended Accountant General, Ahmed Idris

The suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). DAILY POST recalls that Idris was arrested by the anti-graft agency on May 16 over alleged N80 billion fraud. But he was said to have been released Wednesday night on administrative bail. […]

Alleged N80b fraud: EFCC frees suspended Accountant General, Ahmed Idris

EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters in the Gwagwalada and Lugbe areas of Abuja. The suspects were identified as Endurance Oziegbe Eraikhuemen, Ugochukwu Teddy Ezenwa, Godsgift Oghenekome Odheyibo, Micheal Ariyo, Lawal Waliyu, Evan Abu and Sunday Mba. The anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested based […]

EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

EFCC Releases Suspended Accountant-General On Bail

    The suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been released on bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development to Channels Television. The EFCC had arrested Idris on May 16 over an N80 billion fraud. He was arrested after failing to honour the commission’s […]

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Okorocha Completes APC Presidential Screening

Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has completed the All Progressives Congress presidential screening. After being arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week Tuesday, there were concerns that the Senator would not be present for the screening. Also Read: We Are Ahead, Says Osinbajo After APC Presidential Screening However, on Tuesday […]

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APC primary: Okorocha hurries out of EFCC detention to complete presidential screening

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, completed the presidential screening of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Okorocha completed the screening amid doubts he would not make it following his arrest and detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The former Imo State governor was arrested by the anti-graft agency and […]

APC primary: Okorocha hurries out of EFCC detention to complete presidential screening

Court Remands Okorocha In EFCC Custody, To Hear Bail Request On Tuesday

The Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered his remand on Monday following the arraignment of the former governor in court by the anti-graft agency. He also adjourned the case until Tuesday […]

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UPDATE: Okorocha denies N2.9bn fraud allegations, to remain in EFCC custody till May 31

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Monday finally appeared before a Federal High Court in Abuja, where he pleaded not guilty to the N2.9 billion corruption charges brought against him by the Federal Government. Okorocha was, on the 17-count charges, accused of diverting N2.9 billion from Imo State Government House accounts and that of […]

UPDATE: Okorocha denies N2.9bn fraud allegations, to remain in EFCC custody till May 31

Alleged N2.9bn fraud: EFCC clears coast for Okorocha’s arraignment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cleared the coast for formal arraignment of ex-Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, with the service of the criminal charges on his person in the detention facility. Okorocha was said to have been handed a copy of the charge on Sunday evening preparatory for his appearance in court […]

Alleged N2.9bn fraud: EFCC clears coast for Okorocha’s arraignment

PDP primaries: EFCC told to arrest all delegates after Atiku’s victory

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria,, HURIWA, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to go after all the special delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the just concluded presidential primary election in Abuja. The group also faulted the process that produced former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of […]

PDP primaries: EFCC told to arrest all delegates after Atiku’s victory

BREAKING: Court Denies Okorocha Bail In Alleged N2.9bn Fraud Case

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to admit a former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to bail pending the determination of a suit he instituted against the Federal Government. Justice Inyang Ekwo declined the request by the former governor to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release him on bail. […]

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