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Court quashes forfeiture order on all Benedict Peters’ UK properties

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Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has set aside the Forfeiture Order obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on all UK properties belonging to Aiteo boss, Mr. Benedict Peters. The court also cleared UK Properties of Mr. Benedict Peters, of any link with former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dizeani Alison Madueke and upheld the ...

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EFCC seizes N1bn hotel belonging to Jonathan’s ex-aide, Ima Niboro


Despite decamping to the All Progressives Congress, [APC], former presidential aide has lost – temporarily – a big hotel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency seized the hotel, allegedly worth “between N650 million and N1 billion”, from Mr. Ima Niboro, who was former President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman. EFCC also seized N500million in Maitama District, Abuja. ...

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EFCC arraigns Muhammed Tukur over land scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned one Muhammed Ibrahim Tukur before Justice Emeka of the Federal High Court Kaduna, on 3 count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining by false pretence. The accused is facing prosecution following a transaction he carried out in 2016 after selling a plot of land which the documents attached were forged ...

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NDCC Director forfeits N846M landed properties to F.G

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Justice Chuka Obiozor sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the temporary forfeiture of four landed properties linked to a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Tuoyo Omatsuli. The court made the order for the temporary forfeiture of the properties on Thursday following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. ...

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Court orders final forfeiture of property belonging to NIMASA ex-chief


A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered final forfeiture of N11.040 million and some property belonging to former Guard Commanders of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Captains Olotu Olumuyiwa Morakinyo and Ebony Emmanuel Aneke, to the Federal Government. Also affected is a company, Lakewood Garden Ventures Limited. The trial judge, Justice Sule Hassan, gave the order of ...

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Real estate agent behind bars for impersonating EFCC chairman, Magu

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Felix Idowu, a real estate agent and a graduate of political science, for impersonating Ibrahim Magu, the anti-graft agency’s Acting Chairman. Idowu had in the assumed capacity swindled unsuspecting victims of their hard earned income. The suspect upon arrest was found with documents which had the signature of ...

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Court grants interim forfeiture of Former First lady’s property

Ex First Lady

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted an interim forfeiture order of a property belonging to former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, who granted the order, held that it was to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigate the acquisition of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, a property liked to Mrs. Jonathan. Dimba, however, held ...

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Construction companies, Senator docked over N805million fraud

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was docked before the court alongside two construction companies: Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of money laundering and fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded the senator in Ikoyi prisons over an alleged N805 million ...

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“Release my seized property”, Businessman begs EFCC


Ikeja – Following his acquittal of fraud charges, a businessman, Mr. Alex Ikpeme, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze his bank accounts and release his seized property. Ikpeme acquitted of a six-count charge bordering on stealing and making false statements to officials of the EFCC. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judgment ...

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