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N270m fraud: EFCC nabs fake army general

Mr Oluwasegun, in his bid to defraud the victim, also allegedly forged several documents and the signature of the President.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday that it had arrested a suspected fake Army General for alleged N270 million fraud.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Bolarinwa Oluwasegun was arrested by the operatives of the Lagos zonal command of the commission.

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“Bad man looking good in DIOR’ – Nigerians mock ‘Instagram billionaire’ Mompha as EFCC remands him in custody

Mompha plead “not guilty” to the eight counts, while Islamob Limited was charged with the first six counts and pleaded “not guilty”.

Nigerians have flocked to social media to mock ‘Instagram billionaire’ Mompha.

This comes after a photo of him on the court wearing a DIOR shirt made the rounds on the internet.

Mompha was held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until his bail application was heard in the Lagos Special Offence Court in Ikeja.

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EFCC Re-arrests ‘Instagram Billionaire’ Mompha for Alleged Money Laundering

They face an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha widely known as Mompha.

The ‘Instagram billionaire’ was arrested for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.

This was made known in a statement that was issued by the EFCC commission.

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Diezani: EFCC Detains MD Of First Bank Holdings, Nnamdi Okonkwo Over Alleged Fraud

Nigerian anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo as part of investigations into a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Okonkwo was arrested over an additional $72,870,000 still in the coffers of the bank, which is allegedly part of the proceeds of corruption linked to Diezani.

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Fayose, Others Re-arraigned Over Alleged Money Laundering — EFCC

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has been re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged money laundering, and non-declaration of his assets.

Fayose was on Tuesday re-arraigned alongside one Abiodun Agbele on an amended charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission — EFCC.

They were accused of committing criminal breach of trust, theft and stealing of public funds.
They were also alleged to have on the same June 17, 2014, without going through financial institutions, received $5 million from Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was the Minister of State for Defence.

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EFCC ‘rearrests’ Ex-Minister of Aviation Fani-Kayode

He was arrested at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, and moved to a nearby EFCC office.
The former minister, who was in court over his forgery trial, was walking out after the matter was adjourned till January 24, 2021, when he was approached by an EFCC investigator.
He was subsequently arrested and moved to custody, a week after his earlier arrest.

An EFCC investigator — Mr Shehu Shuaibu, said the ex-Minister of Aviation was being quizzed over false documents. Read here
The anti-graft agency had preferred a 17-count charge of N4.6billion money laundering against Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman.
Also charged were Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) and a company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Ltd.
The accused who were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos had pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail.

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Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani loses bid to recover $40m jewellery seized by Nigerian govt

“419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches and 74 expensive pendants.”null

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday dismissed an appeal by the embattled former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, challenging the forfeiture of her $40 million worth of jewellery to the Federal Government.
The appellate court held that there was no substance in Alison-Madueke’s bid to overturn the lower court’s order. It affirmed the 2019 judgment of Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, which forfeited the jewellery, following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The appellate court gave its judgment in an appeal filed by Alison-Madueke marked as Appeal No CA/L/1263/19 between Diezani Alison Madueke and the EFCC.

On July 5, 2019, the EFCC had secured an order of the High Court temporarily forfeiting the expensive items to the Federal Government. According to the schedule attached to the application, the jewellery, categorised into 33 sets, include “419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches and 74 expensive pendants.”null

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Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano

Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano. -THE Anambra State Government has accused Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation of being the mastermind behind EFCC’s Obiano watch list.

Anambra State Commissioner, Don Adinuba—said that the EFCC is supervised by the Office of the AGF, while Malami had made efforts to frustrate the recent governorship election in Anambra.

“Nobody invited the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano to interrogate him or hear his own side of the story.

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Anambra describes EFCC moves against Gov Obiano as uncalled for

Don Adinuba–Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment has described the move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission–EFCC, to place Governor Willie Obiano on watch list as politically motivated.

The Commissioner stated that the EFCC is being used by politicians who lost the Anambra governorship election to Obiano’s party, APGA.

According to Adinuba, the EFCC has not served the governor any notice or invited him to answer for any corruption-related offences yet the anti-graft agency clandestinely announced that it has placed the out-going governor of the state on its watch list.

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Alleged ₦5bn Money Laundering: Attorney-General Malami’s letter Stalls Arraignment Of Stella Oduah

“There was a petition written to the Attorney General of the Federation which is a complain made against this prosecution because we found out that this trial was a persecution and we got a response from the AGF.

The arraignment of former Aviation Minster, Stella Oduah, suffered setback in a Federal High Court, Abuja over a letter from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) calling for the case review. Justice Inyang Ekwo had, on Oct. 20, fixed today for the arraignment of Oduah over allegations bordering on fraud while she served in the office.
Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly and eight others, were expected to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on alleged N5 billion fraud and financial misappropriation.

When they were about to take their plea to a 25-count charge, a defence counsel, Oguh Onoja, raised an objection in open court. Onoja informed that a petition had already been written to the AGF, complaining that the defendants were just been persecuted.