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Internet fraudster bags six months in Port Harcourt

Justice A. T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Paul Otanor to six months imprisonment for defrauding a foreigner of the sum of $600 (Six Hundred...

Ex-banker jailed 10 years for stealing depositors’ money

WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA) - Justice Abiodun Adesodun of the Ekiti State High Court, has convicted a former cashier officer with Fidelity Bank, Ado branch, Ado Ekiti, Michael Adedayo Ihinolurinjon, and sentenced him to ten...

Former chairman of Nigeria’s electoral Commission Maurice Iwu gets $2.7 million bail

WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA) - Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, August 9, 2019 granted bail to Prof. Maurice Iwu, a former Chairman of the Nigerian...

Anti-corruption agency goes after former Nigerian governor who erected a humongous billboard after handshake with President Obama

WASHINGTON - The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said in a statement on Wednesday that its Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 marked some illegally acquired properties linked to the former Imo State...

Facebook accounts hacker arrested in Nigeria

Operatives of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt's Zonal Office have arrested a notorious FaceBook accounts hacker, Okohwan Kelvin; he was arrested recently in Warri, Delta State.  His arrest followed...

Court grants final forfeiture of 244 vehicles used to steal petroleum products in Nigeria

The Port Harcourt's Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 5, 2019 secured final forfeiture of 244 (Two Hundred and Forty Four) vehicles and petroleum products contained in each of...

Serial internet fraudster Scales Ishola remanded in prison in Nigeria over half a billion scam

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on July 2, 2019, arraigned a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola, before Justice A.A. Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa...

HEADQUARTERS OF THEFT IN AFRICA: Former Nigerian governor Ayodele Fayose re-arraigned over billions of stolen money

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, re-arraigned a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos...

Court orders final forfeiture of millions of dollars stolen by former Nigerian First Lady Patience Jonathan

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, July 1, 2019, ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 (Eight Million Four Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand Seven Hundred and...

With massive fraud and gargantuan corruption skyrocketing in Nigeria, EFCC Chairman calls for a recalibration of values

The Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 stated that for Nigeria to get out of the present quagmire posed by corruption and other forms of crimes...

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Tony Orilade, a Nigerian journalist, is 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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