The Ibadan zonal office had a very successful outing today as it marked the 3rd African Anti-corruption Day. The Staff, led by the Zonal Head, Mr. Friday Ebelo, painted the ancient Ibadan city of Ibadan red as he disseminated the message of anti-corruption to the people. They were in the company of major stakeholders including the FRSC, NOA, Civil Defence Corps and the media to drive home this year’s message of 'Assets Recovery and Return'.

 

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July 12, 2019

Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim in Benue State, rolled out the drums to mark this year's African Union Anti Corruption Day. Magu was represented by the Makurdi Zonal Head of Operations, EFCC, Johnson Ayo Babalola, he urged all Nigerians to join hands with the EFCC to fight against corruption, economic crimes and to recover Nigerian’s stolen wealth.

     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Gombe Zonal office secured fifty five (55) convictions in six months in various offences related to Economic and Financial Crimes. This was disclosed by the Zonal Head, DCDS Michael Wetkas on July 11, 2019, in Gombe at a media briefing during the African Anti-corruption day. Wetkas also stated that, Ninety Million Naira (N90m) was recovered within the period under review as well as two properties which were finally forfeited to the federal government. An interim forfeiture order of nine properties was granted by the different courts and the process of executing the orders has commenced by the Assets Forfeiture and Recovery Department of the Zone. According to wetkas, "Today, we are commemorating the African Anti-corruption Day to have a common position with other African countries within the continent against corruption. As African in general and Nigeria in particular, we must take ownership of the anti-corruption fight.  When you see something, report it to the Commission, we are always ready to do our job whenever you give us any information, " he said.

 

 

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July 12, 2019

     The 3rd edition of African Union Anti-corruption Day took place in Kaduna State, with a plea to stakeholders by the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to join hands with the EFCC in order to repatriate stolen wealth from foreign lands. Magu who was represented by the Zonal Head, Mailafia Yakubu, disclosed that heads of African anti-corruption agencies had persistently sought the support and collaboration of the global community and stakeholders in repatriating the over $50billion stolen assets back to African countries.

 

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July 12, 2019

More documents presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been admitted by Justice Daniel Longji of a Plateau State High Court, sitting in Jos, in the ongoing trial of a former governor of the state, Jonah Jang.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has applauded the unrelenting efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, under the leadership of its Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu in the country’s anti-corruption fight and in the repatriation of the country’s stolen assets, stashed away in overseas safe havens. Also commending the efforts of the Commission were the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise for Change Initiative.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters.

Operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt's Zonal Office, have arrested seventeen (17) suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideout in Warri, Delta State.  They were arrested on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in a sting operation.

The President, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Quadri Olaleye has declared the congress’s support for the anti-corruption efforts of  the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC.

The ongoing trial of two former chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi, for an alleged N20.1million fraud before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with a prosecution witness, Thelma Coco-Bassey, further revealing how the defendants diverted the Association’s funds.