Tony Orilade

Nigerian student trying to make it big and fast jailed over internet fraud along with 2 others

Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, convicted three persons, including an undergraduate in a Southwest-based Polytechnic, who were prosecuted by the Economic and...

Nigerian man bags one year jail term for Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 secured the conviction and sentencing of one Andrew Aigbedion, an internet fraudster from the Special Offence...

Nigeria arrests 12 for illegal oil bunkering, seizes vessel

A team of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, led by the Uyo Zonal Head, Mr. Abdulkarim Chukkol, today, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Nigerian Navy Forward...

Court adjourns Fayose’s trial to March 19

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, March 18, 2019, adjourned further hearing in the trial of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele...

Fake Nigerian customs boss arraigned

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, on March 14, 2019 arraigned Azeez Yakubu Afolayan, before Justice M. Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin,...

Witness reveals how former bank chief, Erastus Akingbola bought london properties for £9.7m

A prosecution witness, Abdulraheem Jimoh, in the ongoing trial of Erastus Akingbola, a former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, told Justice Mojisola Olatoregun...

Ex-jaiz bank staff bags one year in prison for N1.5m fraud

Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, has sentenced Imam Malik to one year in prison for fraudulently collecting the sum of N1,500,000 (One Million Five...

Supreme Court affirms forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4 million

In what can be regarded as remarkable victory in the war against corruption, the Supreme Court in Nigeria on Friday, March 8, 2019, affirmed the request of the Economic and Financial...

About Me

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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