Tony Orilade

EFCC writes local Nigerian newspaper The Punch to demand apology and retraction of “libellous publication against Magu”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written a litigation threat to the PUNCH (Nig) Limited, publishers of The PUNCH Newspapers, demanding for the retraction of its libellous publication against the Acting Chairman of the...

How ‘Mama Boko Haram’, Others Diverted N111m Contract Funds -Witness

A prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il on March 16, 2020 told a Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri presided over by Justice Aisha Kumaliya that Aisha Alkali Wakil (aka Mama Boko Haram) connived with two others...

Nigeria’s EFCC storms haven for internet fraudsters in Lagos, arrests 80

Nigerian 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.

EFCC kicks against Iwu’s move to transfer trial in N1.2b fraud case to Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, February 27, 2020 kicked against move by Prof Maurice Iwu, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to transfer a fraud case involving him to...

Nigeria: EFCC, NIS partner to tackle illegal cash haulage through the borders

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has called for enhanced synergy between EFCC and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in checking the scourge of illegal cash haulage, terrorist financing...

Nigeria: EFCC presents 2 witnesses against Shehu Sani over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, presented two witnesses before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja against the former senator, representing Kaduna North Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani.

Former staff of Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Hussaini Abubakar jailed for stealing exhibits

Justice S.C Amadi of the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, convicted and sentenced Hussaini Abubakar, a former staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to one year imprisonment with...

Nigerian father Muyiwa Otuyalo arrested while trying to smuggle hard drug for detained son Damilola Otuyalo

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a 60-year-old fish-farmer, Muyiwa Otuyalo, for attempting to smuggle in substance believed to be hard drug for his son, Damilola Otuyalo, who is currently in the custody...

Nigeria’s EFCC amends charges against defendants on N20 billion police pension fraud

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, re-arraigned Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, Mrs Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula, Sani Habila Zira, Mrs Uzoma Cyril Attang, and Christian Madubuke. They were arraigned...

Fake central bank of Nigeria governor Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius aka Dr. Godwin Emefiele sent to prison

Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, February 14, 2020 convicted and sentenced Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria to...

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Tony Orilade, a Nigerian journalist, is Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Nigeria. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been slightly modified.
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