The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it recovered N220 million from fraud and corrupt cases in the South South zone in the last five months. Nnagh Itam, the South South Zonal Director of EFCC, said this while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday He also said the commission had received about 166 complaints, in addition to already existing cases. “We received 166 complaints from the zone from January till date and we have charged 28 of the cases to court and secured about 13 convictions. “Within this period too, we have recovered little above N220 million and $15,000. “We are still investigating some of the matters we have before us,’’ he said. The EFCC boss also dismissed claims alleged by the Rivers State Gove
Ahead the 2019 general elections, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said the commission would investigate bank account of some individuals suspected to be involved in shady deals. “I know there are questions you can’t ask, particularly if it involves some individuals, but if you give us information on such people, we will move in. If there are fundamental issues that can affect your banks, you can give us the information, especially as another election season approaches, Magu was quoted to have said on Tuesday, last week. A statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Mr Magu as saying that the move would help curb the level of corruption in the country. Specifically, Mr Magu also asked banks to provide a list
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration have retained the services of one of the world’s leading assets tracing firms to investigate and trace assets globally that were corruptly acquired by Nigerians. The President dropped this hint in his Democracy Day address to the nation on Tuesday. According to him, the development was part of the various policy measures already put in place to stem the tide of corrupt practice which be said are yielding remarkable results. Besides engaging the foreign firms, his administration is also exploiting the provisions of existing Treaties, Conventions as well as Bilateral Agreements with Multilateral bodies and Nations in the fight against corruption, he said. "We have retained the services of one of the world’s leading
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Aspirants facing charges by the anti-corruption agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others can contest in the 2019 general election. The Commission said it has no powers to disqualify any candidate submitted by the political parties for the nomination. This is coming following wide spread rumour that INEC would disqualify politicians with court cases from contesting future elections in Nigeria. Speaking to PRNigeria, the National Commissioner in charge of Publicity of INEC, Prince Adedeji Solomon Soyemi said that those peddling such rumours are mere busy-bodies aimed at scaring their likely opponents from contesting. The speculations recently gained ground when anti-c...
... Says APC Govt Behind His Travail Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the lawmaker representing Delta North Senatorial District at the red chamber, has said that he no longer care if he was eventually jailed in the process of his ongoing alleged corruption trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Nwaoboshi, stated this during the Delta North PDP meeting which was held on Friday 11th May, 2018, at Orchid Hotel in Asaba. According to the Senate Committee Chairman on NDDC, the APC Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is behind his travail. Nwaoboshi who was intermittently booed by the people while trying to explain his achievements within the period in the Senate, stated that he was not begging Anioma people for vote for a second term, declaring ...
The senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi currently being charge for corruption and other related offences was sighted in Owa-Oyibu, Ika North-East in company of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state. He was seen at the funeral rite of Queen Efeizomor, wife of the Chairman of Delta State Traditional Rulers Council sitting in same chair with the Governor. The social event which was attended by former political office holders in the state including former Governor, Chief James Ibori, Emmanuel Uduaghan and other bigwigs of the PDP is the first public appearance of Nwaoboshi. Nwaoboshi was granted bail on self recognition by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday. The lawmaker is being charged with an alleged frau
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday granted bail on self-recognizance to the senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m. Justice Mohammed Idris instructed him to get two sureties who will each sign a bail bond of N50m within 72 hours. The lawmaker was also asked to deposit his passport in the custody of the court pending the conclusion of the case. The judge stressed that he should not travel out of the country without the court’s permission until the end of the case. Justice Idris adjourned till June 13 and 20, 2018 for commencement of trial. Nwaoboshi walked out of the courtroom, greeted with shouts of “Oshimiri 1” by his legion of loyalists. The Economic and Financial Cr
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the arrested of the senator representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, for an alleged fraud of N6bn. The EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in a telephone conversation with the PUNCH on Monday. “The senator is currently in our custody. He was arrested over the weekend,” Uwujaren said. Nwaoboshi, who is a professed loyalist of convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has been on the radar of the EFCC for nearly two years following a series of petitions written against him. He had, however, shunned several petitions until he was eventually arrested. In one of such petitions, it was alleged that the lawmaker, who is the Chairman of the Senate
The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Mr Peter Nwaoboshi has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). BigPen Online gathered that Nwaoboshi, who was arrested over corruption related offences have been in solitary confinement of the anti-graft agency since last week. The offences border on the purchase of controversial Delta state Government property, the "Guinea House" in Lagos state which he allegedly purchased in a fraudulent manner with other corruption related issues. The embattled Senator, who is seeking to re-contest for the Delta North seat have being in a legal battle with the EFCC over his 12-storey building he fraudulently bought with proceeds of alleged fraudulent contract he did for the Delta ...
Telecommunications giant, Globacom Ltd and its Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, were on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Special Offences Court over alleged 6.7 million dollars fraud (N2.41 billion). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed a 6.7 million dollars fraud charge on Globacom and Israni who allegedly committed the offence against Emitac Mobile Solutions, a Dubai-based company. Monday’s proceedings were, however, stalled following the absence of Israni and representatives Globacom in court for their arraignment. The defendants also had no legal representation. Addressing the court over the development, Mr Anselem Ozioko, the lead prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, said Globacom and Israni had been evading the anti-graft commissio