SCUML Seals Tongyi Group Over Alleged Non-compliance with Anti-money Laundering Laws

The Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 sealed up Tongyi Group, located in Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja for alleged non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism, (AML/CFT) regulations. Officers of SCUML shut down the construction and mining entity after it paid no heed to a series of the Unit’s attempts to be compliant with AML/CFT regime. By SCUML’s regulations, the seal of non-compliance and closure pasted on the business premises would remain in force until…

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EFCC Arrests 35 for Alleged Internet Fraudsters In Plateau

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Command have arrested a total of 35 suspects for alleged cybercrimes in Plateau State. The suspects comprise 32 males and three females. They were rounded up along Bauchi Road Bye Pass in Jos, Plateau State capital. Their arrest followed actionable intelligence on their fraudulent activities. Items found in their possession upon arrest include 47 phones, five laptops, two Macbooks, one black 406 Peugeot saloon car with registration number JJN 140 BX, one black Mercedes Benz car with registration number BSA…

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Ibrahim Lamorde Death Is Painful, Sad Development-MD/CEO Of IASL

  The Management, Staff and Board of Directors of Inter-Atlas Synergy Ltd (IASL), have been thrown into mourning over the untimely demise of their Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, expressing shock about the development. The former EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde died on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 in Egypt. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Inter-Atlas Synergy Ltd (IASL), Olufemi Meshe, in a Press Statement on Monday, May 27th, 2024, described his death of the former EFCC boss as painful and a sad development.   While saying that they are deeply…

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Fmr EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Dies At 61

Former chairman of the Nigeria  Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has been reported dead. It was learned that Mr Lamorde, 61, died in Egypt where he had travelled for medical treatment, a close associate revealed on Sunday morning. Born on 20 December 1962, Mr Lamorde joined the Nigerian Police in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021. While a police officer, he served as EFCC chairman between 2011 and 2015. According to his profile on the EFCC website, Mr Lamorde was the third…

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EFCC Arraigns Enugu Couple, One Other for Alleged Land Fraud

  The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned a couple, Mr Udeani Simon Sunday and his wife, Udeani Dorcas Amaka before Justice M.G. Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu. They were arraigned on three-count charges bordering on obtaining the sum of N2,750,000.00 (Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) by false pretence in an alleged land fraud One of the charges against the Udeanis read: “That you Udeani Simon Sunday and Udeani Dorcas Amaka, between 10th July 2019 to…

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N2.9 Billion: EFCC Jails Orubebe, George Turnah, Others, For Six Years

Justice A. T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission, George Turnah, and two others: Ebis Orubebe and Uzorgor Silas Chidebere, to six years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretence, money laundering, conversion of funds and forgery contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. They…

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How EFCC Arrests 52 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Delta University Town

  Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Abraka, a university town in Delta State. The suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence linking them to internet-related activities fraud. Those arrested are Okpoikibo Blessing, Seth Chukwumah, Success Oghenekuwe, Ugboko Constance, Michael Amen, Ebiren Emmanuel, Emuerhime Louis Victory, Wisdom Uwaoluetan, Odiri Ejiro, Ejenavi Maro, Oyinkepreye Eric, Prosper Enahoro, Ogbebor Princewill, Ogbebor Clinton, Enabor Peter Odianosen, Apoi Ufuoma., Apoi Purity, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Andrew…

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President Tinubu suspends EFCC boss, Bawa Indefinitely

  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,GCFR, has approved the indefinite suspension from office of Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office. This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him. President Tinubu has directed Bawa to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Director, Operations in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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Corruption: Court, EFCC Seal Isoko House Of Reps Member -Elect Properties In Abuja, Delta, PH

Properties belonging to Member-Elect, Isoko Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr Jonathan Ajiroghene Ukodhiko  have been allegedly seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption and related issues.   Ukodhiko, who is currently being investigated by the anti-graft agency, it was reliably gathered, has been on the run for several weeks now and has refused to honour several invitations to him by the commission to answer questions bothering on alleged corruption involving his oil and gas conglomerate companies, Joeny Holdings Limited in Port Harcourt,…

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March 18: EFCC Teams Arrive States to Monitor Guber Polls

  Ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections slated for Saturday, March 18, 2023, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deployed personnel of the Agency across the states where the elections would be held. The teams led by senior officers began arriving at their assigned locations earlier today, March 17, with a number of them holding consultation with the other security agencies involved in election security and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The team for Ebonyi State, arrived Abakaliki and met with the Commissioner of…

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