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Diezani Being Protected By Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies – Magu

2018-12-06T10:06:04+00:00

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says he would have loved to arrest a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, but she is being protected by foreign law enforcement agencies. Magu said this during a media chat in Abuja on Wednesday. The EFCC boss was reacting to a question on whether the EFCC would arrest Diezani as ordered by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo. He said, “I need less than 72 hours to produce Diezani but how can I get her? She is being protected by other law enforcement agencies [...]

Diezani Being Protected By Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies – Magu 2018-12-06T10:06:04+00:00

EFCC seals houses linked to Fayose in Ekiti

2018-11-23T10:12:31+00:00

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday sealed off some properties allegedly belonging to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The sealed properties were marked with red ink and had written on them: “EFCC under investigation KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI.” The buildings include a block of two-storey commercial complex located opposite the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission; the NTS Event Hall and Hotel, Fajuyi; Our Peoples 104.1FM, Fajuyi; and a building beside Spotless Hotel, GRA, Ado Ekiti. Others are a twin-building behind the Government House at the GRA; a [...]

EFCC seals houses linked to Fayose in Ekiti 2018-11-23T10:12:31+00:00

Fayose arrives court amidst heavy security

2018-10-22T09:58:00+00:00

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. The anti-graft agency conveyed the ex-governor to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, in a white bus manned by heavy security Monday morning. The court is expected to sit at 9am. Fayose was brought to court straight from the EFCC custody, where he had been detained since last week when he submitted himself to the anti-graft agency, shortly after the expiration of his immunity from prosecution. Already, the charges are being read to him before [...]

Fayose arrives court amidst heavy security 2018-10-22T09:58:00+00:00

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

2018-10-17T12:19:58+00:00

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest. After leading Fayose to the interrogation room, it was learnt that he was asked to write a statement explaining how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State. The commission also asked him to return the money. A source at the EFCC, however, [...]

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn 2018-10-17T12:19:58+00:00

I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Fayose

2018-10-16T11:11:06+00:00

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase. Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that he received about N1.3bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser through the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. Fayose said, “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up [...]

I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Fayose 2018-10-16T11:11:06+00:00

Fayose leaves Ekiti for Abuja, says He Won’t Flee

2018-10-15T10:17:13+00:00

The outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, left the state on Sunday amid hailing and emotional farewell from his admirers. He had earlier on Saturday embarked on a ‘Thank you walk’ around major streets of Ado Ekiti, where he received accolades from traders, artisans and other residents of the state. Fayose, clad in a T-shirt and a pair of jean trousers, climbed through the open roof of his Lexus jeep carrying a board with the inscription, “Ekiti-Kete, Thank You All and Goodbye.” On Sunday, tears rolled down the cheeks of many who lined up the streets to bid him farewell en [...]

Fayose leaves Ekiti for Abuja, says He Won’t Flee 2018-10-15T10:17:13+00:00

Fayose Writes EFCC, Vows to Make Himself Available for Probe

2018-09-12T12:12:55+00:00

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has promised to make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Governor Fayose disclosed this in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu. He said he would report at the EFFC office after handing over to the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who will be sworn into office on October 16. The governor explained that several actions of the anti-graft agency, including the freezing of his account and an attempt to secure a temporary forfeiture of his properties indicated that there was [...]

Fayose Writes EFCC, Vows to Make Himself Available for Probe 2018-09-12T12:12:55+00:00

EFCC Has No Power to Probe Us – Rivers Govt.

2018-08-27T11:29:08+00:00

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no power to probe the state government. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor said that the EFCC should approach the Court of Appeal to set aside the 2007 judgment barring the commission from investigating the state. “We are not afraid of their probe and they have no power to probe us. “No government official will appear before the EFCC until they set aside the court judgment of Rivers State Government against them in 2007. We cannot be intimidated,” [...]

EFCC Has No Power to Probe Us – Rivers Govt. 2018-08-27T11:29:08+00:00

EFCC: Akwa Ibom Govt Sues for N50bn

2018-08-20T13:35:19+00:00

The Akwa Ibom State government said it had filed a N50bn lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for freezing its accounts. According to the government, the lawsuit is a reaction to the unlawful freezing of its accounts by the Federal Government agency for 72 hours, noting that the development crippled both the economy and the reputation of the state. The case is contained in suit No: FHE/UY/CS/137/18 between the Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State as claimant, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Attorney General of the Federal, Zenith Bank PLC, Skye Bank PLC and United Bank for [...]

EFCC: Akwa Ibom Govt Sues for N50bn 2018-08-20T13:35:19+00:00