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Real estate agent behind bars for impersonating EFCC chairman, Magu

real estate agent

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

construction companies

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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Federal high court forfeits property linked to NIMASA


A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N11,040,000.00 belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Justice Muslim Hassan granted the orders following an ex parte application made by one, Idris Mohammed, a prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The money, which is suspected to be ...

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EFCC recovers 12 landed properties, $115 million and N2.4billion from Amosu


A prosecution witness, Tosin Owobo, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday told Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos that N2.4 billion, $115 million, 12 properties and bullet-proof cars were recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeola Amosu (rtd.). Mr Amosu is standing trial alongside two serving ...

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Estate agent bags 1,230 years imprisonment for defrauding client of N28M

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Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere yesterday convicted and sentenced an estate agent, Babatunde Habeeb to 1,230 years imprisonment for defrauding 101 unsuspecting accommodation seekers of N28 million, under the false pretence of giving them accommodation. The estate agent, Habeeb, also known as Babatunde Salawudeen, was handed the verdict after the judge found him guilty ...

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Diezani’s ally loses bid to recover forfeited property


Mr. Olajide Omokore, an ally of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, lost his bid to recover his property forfeited to the Federal Government by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, as his suit was struck out. Omokore had filed the suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seeking to secure the release of his property ...

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EFCC counsel decries demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property

Patience Jonathan

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed April 12 to hear an application filed by a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, over the alleged demolition of some of her property in Abuja. The former first lady had alleged that the said property was demolished by an agency of the federal government. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, fixed the date on Monday ...

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