The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March 9, 2020, arraigned one Mede Oghenerume (alias Benjamin David) on a five-count charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence and internet fraud to the tune of $12,650 (Twelve Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged staff of the EFCC Maiduguri Zonal Office, to take the issue of discipline serious, and ensure that they shun compromise in the discharge of their duties.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a 30-year-old Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, and 79 others for allegedly involving in internet fraud.

 

 

 

 

Media & Publicity

February 24, 2020

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has solicited the support of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in assisting it to investigate its officials and other individuals alleged to have defrauded pensioners in the country.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  on March 6, 2020 re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, before Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a three-count charge for allegedly laundering $2m during the 2019 general elections.

Operatives  of  the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Sokoto  Zonal  Office on  March 4,  2020 arrested  Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, Micheal Alabi and Ngozi Agbonjari all staff of a new generation bank in Sokoto for an alleged conspiracy to steal the sum of N1,205,000 (One million, two hundred and five thousand naira).

Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on March 6, 2020, adjourned the fraud trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose until May 18, 2020 for further hearing.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on March 6, 2020, dismissed an application filed by Prof. Maurice Iwu, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seeking the transfer of his N1.23bn fraud trial from Lagos to Abuja for lacking in merit.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office on March 6, 2020, arrested 42 youngsters for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.