Ikoyi Whistle Blower Receives Part Payment, Jets Out Of The Country

Ikoyi Whistle Blower Receives Part Payment, Jets Out Of The Country

The whistle-blower who led the EFCC to an apartment filled with cash in Ikoyi is out of the country. This is after he got the first tranche of payment from the federal government. He is set to receive N421m in total. “My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He travelled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning)”, his lawyer, Yakubu Galadima said. “He has been…

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EFCC Lacks Power To Try Sitting Judges, Appeal Court

EFCC Lacks Power To Try Sitting Judges, Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, yesterday ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not have powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officers except where such judicial officers have first been dismissed or retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC). In a judgment anchored on the principle of separation of powers between the three arms of government in Nigeria, the court held that serving judicial officers can only be prosecuted for offences…

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Arrest Warrant: Ex NIA Boss To Be Arrested Soon

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained arrest warrants for a former Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Ita Ekpenyong and ex-Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ayo Oke. The commission also got the permission to search their houses. The EFCC also said it was after Ekpenyong and Oke for “alleged theft and diversion of public funds.” However, some top government officials are opposed to the arrest of the…

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EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

The Senate has described as herculean the investigation of the sacked Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pensions Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, disclosing that over 222 houses recovered by the EFCC have been allegedly shared by the EFCC officials. Raising through order 42 and 43, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Chairman of Federal establishment pointed that the Committee which was set up barely a month now ran into trouble in the course of investigating the embattled Pension…

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House Of Reps Questions Malami, Oyo-Ita And Dambazau Over Maina’s Reinstatement

House Of Reps Questions Malami, Oyo-Ita And Dambazau Over Maina’s Reinstatement

The House of Representatives has commenced its independent investigation into circumstances surrounding the reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Force, into the federal civil service of Nigeria. The ad-hoc committee conducting the probe is headed by the member representing, Dala federal constituency of Kano State, Madaki Ali. Present at the House of Representatives committee room 034, where the investigative hearing is currently taking place are the…

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Drama As DSS, NIA Officials Prevent EFCC From Arresting Ayo Oke, Ekpenyong

Drama As DSS, NIA Officials Prevent EFCC From Arresting Ayo Oke, Ekpenyong

Mild drama on Tuesday as operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and those of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) prevented the EFCC from arresting Ita Ekpenyong and Ayodele Oke, former Director Generals of the respective agencies. According to report, the face-off between the law enforcement agencies took place on Mamman Nasir Street, in Asokoro District, Abuja, where the Ekpenyong and Oke’s residences are located. The incident led to a traffic gridlock in the…

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N2.1bn Fraud: Maina Challenges EFCC to an Open Debate, Says FG Owes Him N159bn

Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Board, has challenged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to an open debate over allegations that he swindled the people of Nigeria of N2.1bn. Maina is currently on the run and is wanted by the EFCC. “Let’s meet at an open panel of investigation if the EFCC is truly straightforward. We urge the government to appoint an independent panel of investigation and see who will…

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Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim Arrested By EFCC

Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim Arrested By EFCC

Chief Pius Anyim, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Anyim is in detention where he is being interrogated by EFCC officials  according to SAHARA REPORTERS The former SFG was arrested by the anti-graft agency over alleged fraud involving the Centenary City in Abuja. The report said Anyim, who was SGF under the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan, is being interrogated…

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President Buhari Approves 2, 250 Job Slots for EFCC

President Buhari Approves 2, 250 Job Slots for EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 2, 250 job slots for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Nation reports that the agency is expected to recruit 750 new employees per annum over three years. The anti-graft agency in collaboration with the Federal Character Commission (FCC) has started the recruitment test nationwide based on the zonal offices of the EFCC in order to create a level-playing ground for candidates. The commission was also said to…

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Ikoyi Cash: Whistle-Blower Made Millionaire By EFCC, Adviced On How To Spend It

Ikoyi Cash: Whistle-Blower Made Millionaire By EFCC, Adviced On How To Spend It

There were indications on Thursday that the man who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) recovered from an Ikoyi apartment in April, may be given about N325m in the light of the Federal Government’s whistle-blower policy. The whistle-blower policy states that any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of over N5bn will attract a 2.5 per cent reward. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu,…

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