Former Jigawa Governor Saminu Turaki To Stay In Detention Until September

Former Jigawa Governor Saminu Turaki To Stay In Detention Until September

Saminu Turaki, a former governor of Jigawa state who was arrested on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may stay in the custody of the anti-graft agency until at least September 19. Mr. Turaki was arrested at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by operatives of the agency at the launch of a book on the late Zakariya Maimalari. Law enforcement agents had been unable to arrest him since a warrant for his arrest was issued by a federal court more than four years ago. The live airing…

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EFCC Arrests Former Jigawa State Governor Saminu Turaki

EFCC Arrests Former Jigawa State Governor Saminu Turaki

Ex-governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, has been taken into custody by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Recall that Turaki was in 2013 declared wanted by a Federal High Court, sitting in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. The former Governor is being investigated by the EFCC for allegedly mismanaging the state’s funds while in office. It is reported that Turaki has been evading court appearance for his prosecution following which the court issued an arrest warrant. SOURCE: Dailypost.            

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Ex-Kogi Commissioner Remanded In Prison Custody For Alleged Fraud

Ex-Kogi Commissioner Remanded In Prison Custody For Alleged Fraud

A Kogi High Court sitting in Okene has remanded a former Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Zacchaeus Atte, in prison custody over alleged financial impropriety of N35.5 million. Atte was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) on an eight-count charge. The Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi, who gave the order, held that the bail application for the accused was not ripe for hearing. Earlier, the Prosecution led by John Okwor, told the court that the alleged offence was contrary to Section 19 of the…

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Ibrahim Magu Pledges Never To Give Up The Fight Against Corruption

Ibrahim Magu Pledges Never To Give Up The Fight Against Corruption

Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), on Tuesday vowed to fight corruption with the last drop of his blood. Magu reaffirmed the determination of the commission to trace and recover all ill-gotten wealth and bring the perpetrators to book while addressing a massive anti-corruption rally in Abuja, He said: I stand before you today and make a solemn pledge never to give up the fight. Those who dread to be punished for their corrupt deeds should take notice that the EFCC is watching. It…

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of N449m Abandoned in Lagos Bureau De Change Office

Court Orders Forfeiture Of N449m Abandoned in Lagos Bureau De Change Office

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N449,750,000 found in an abandoned Bureau de Change shop in Victoria Island by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.  Reports states that the Lagos state zonal office of the EFCC, had few weeks back recovered over 449 million naira in an abandoned bureau the change in Lagos State. Justice Rilawan Aikawa on Wednesday said the anti-graft agency should temporarily take custody of the money following an ex parte application brought before him by…

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Breaking: Former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu Withdraws N1bn Suit Against EFCC

Breaking: Former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu Withdraws N1bn Suit Against EFCC

Former Managing Director of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, has withdrawn his N1 billion fundamental human rights lawsuit filed against EFCC. Yakubu filed the suit after the antigraft agency arrested him following the discovery of $9.7 million and £74,000 in his house in Kaduna on February 3rd. At the resumed hearing of the case this morning, Yakubu’s counsel, Adeola Adedipe, told the judge that he had filed a notice of discontinuance of the suit on behalf of his client. Adedipe said that the bail given to his client was the reason the…

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Court Grants Ex-NNPC Boss Andrew Yakubu N300m Bail

Court Grants Ex-NNPC Boss Andrew Yakubu N300m Bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja has admitted a former Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, to N300 million bail with two sureties. Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on six counts of non-disclosure of assets and fraud charges to which he pleaded not guilty. Yakubu was alleged to have as “Group Managing Director of NNPC, between 2012 and 2014, within the jurisdiction of the court, with intent to avoid lawful transaction, transported to Kaduna $9.7 million and €74,000’’. He was accused…

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Former NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu Has Been Sent To Kuje Prison

Former NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu Has Been Sent To Kuje Prison

Former NNPC group GMD, Andrew Yakubu hid $9.6million in an underground in Kaduna and was exposed by a whistle blower. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, be remanded in Kuje prison pending the determination of his bail application on March 21. Yakubu was, on Thursday, arraigned on a six-count charge of fraud before Justice Ahmed Mohammed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisssion (EFCC) after he admitted owning over $9.8 million cash found in a house that also belongs to him in…

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EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted bags containing N49 million cash at Kaduna Airport. The anti-graft agency made the interception on Tuesday, March 14 at the airport. It will be recalled that the Kaduna Airport became the diversion point for flights scheduled for Abuja Airport due to the repair work going on planned for six weeks. Although the owner of the cash has not been named, there is suspicion that it is related to illegal activities considering the EFCC was involved and was on hand to intercept…

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EFCC Arrests Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Godson Over N2bn Payment

EFCC Arrests Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Godson Over N2bn Payment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly stealing N2bn from the Niger Delta Development Commission. The EFCC said it traced deposits of N2bn paid into his bank accounts. According to the commission, the suspect, Mr. George Turnah, who is also a former Special Adviser to Mr. Dan Abia, the erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, was arrested by the Port Harcourt office of the commission. The anti-graft agency said it had searched Turnah’s houses in Yenagoa and Port Harcourt and…

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United Kingdom Government Okays Diezani’s Alison Madueke Trial In London For Money Laundering!

United Kingdom Government Okays Diezani’s Alison Madueke Trial In London For Money Laundering!

The trial of a former minister of petroleum resources Diezani Alison-Madueke and four others for alleged corrupt practices is set to kick off in London in June. The Nation reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend took to the United Kingdom more evidence which included proceedings of a Federal High Court in respect of the order of final forfeiture of $153million allegedly traced to the ex-minister. The EFCC also denied on Sunday, February 26 that it was engaged in a secret negotiation with Diezani ahead…

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Federal Government To Invest Andrew Yakubu and Diezani Loot To Fund Welfare Scheme For The Poor

Federal Government To Invest Andrew Yakubu and Diezani Loot To Fund Welfare Scheme For The Poor

The Federal Government is set to invest some of the recently recovered funds on its social intervention programmers. A top government official told Punch on Saturday that the $9m recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu and the $153m forfeited by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, would be immediately used to fund the welfare scheme for the poor. The official, who wished to remain anonymous, said the money would be used in paying the N30,000 monthly stipend to beneficiaries…

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