Tony Orilade

EFCC arraigns Adoke, Aliyu again, released on bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on February 10, 2020, arraigned the former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke and Abubakar Aliyu for the second time on a seven-count charge, bordering on money...

Festus Akinyemi Abiona, suspect wanted by FBI over $2.5 million Internet scam arrested in Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested a 38-year-old man, Festus Akinyemi Abiona, who was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, over his alleged involvement in internet fraud. Abiona had been on the...

Nigeria court remands travel agents Semiu Oluwole Ololade and Adegboyega Adefuye in prison over alleged N15 million visa scam

Justice Oladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, ordered that two travel agents, Semiu Oluwole Ololade and Adegboyega Adefuye, be remanded in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service Center, Agodi, Ibadan,...

EFCC to appeal Mahmood’s acquittal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, said it will appeal the court ruling that discharged and acquitted one Mansur Mahmood, who was set free from N12.4million alleged fraud by Justice...

Nigerian landlord Stanley Ejike providing shelter to 10 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, arrested a 33-year-old landlord, Stanley Ejike Awam and 10 of his tenants, who are suspected to be internet fraudsters...

Nigerian baker Abdurazak Adamu arraigned for defrauding federal government

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, arraigned a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the State High Court 7, Sokoto State.

Magu decries UK’s refusal to extradite former oil minister Allison-Madueke

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom (UK), to extradite former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged...

MASSIVE: 89 suspected Internet scammers arrested in Nigerian night club

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office at the weekend, arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular ‘Club 360,’ located on Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’, two others over 111 million naira fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Monday, January 20, 2020, arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil better known as “Mama Boko Haram”. She was arraigned alongside Tahir Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyade, before...

Disregard fake news on Atiku’s arraignment, EFCC issues statement

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to an online report which claimed that the Commission on Thursday, January 9, 2020 arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada...

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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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