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Ohakim denies arrest by EFCC

A former Governor of Nigeria’s Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has denied being arrested or detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). According to a report, Ohakim was allegedly arrest in connection with the N62 billion fraud contained in a government audit report. An audit report entitled, “Imo State Account Reconciliation June 2007-May […]

Pastor Faces Trial Over Visa Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, 12 November, 2012, arraigned Pastor Henry Uhunmwagho, 33, before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court 2 sitting in Benin City, Edo State, southsouth Nigeria, on a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence. Henry, a pastor with Church of God Mission, Suleja, […]

In Sympathy With Ribadu


By Chido Onumah I sympathize with Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and more recently Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force (PRSTF). It is often said that once bitten twice shy. That best describes the situation Ribadu found himself a week ago during the submission of his […]

Forgotten Cases Of Looting

Some Politically Exposed Persons, with pending corruption cases.

High profile corruption cases filed over five years ago are still at plea stages, even as the accused persons have returned to political and economic prominence At a 2006 plenary session of the Senate, Nuhu Ribadu, then Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, appeared to answer questions on why the agency had […]

How Judges Weaken Anti-Corruption Laws


 By Ojelimafe Anthony  On 4 October, 2012, Justice Abubakar Umar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, who presided over a criminal four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against two of its staff, Douglas William and Abba Ishaku, […]

EFCC Arrests Fraudster Over Admission Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday 24th September, 2012, arrested Mr. Adebisi Adeniyi James, 32, for fraudulently obtaining N630, 000 under the false pretence of securing admission into the University of Abuja for his victim. The arrest of James who hails from Oke-Imesi, Ekiti State followed a petition by Mrs. Helen Igoni […]

Unfair Trial Of Corruption Cases

By Ojelimafe Anthony Adamu Abubakar who was arrested on 19 March, 2012, at Darazo market in Bauchi State, Nigeria, while trying to spend a fake N500 Nigerian currency with an orange seller in the market was on 2 May, 2012, sentenced by Justice M. T. Salihu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Bauchi. Adamu […]

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