There is no doubt that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, is working assiduously to end the menace of cyber crimes and other economic and financial-related crimes in the country. However, its approach in the war against Internet Fraudsters, commonly known as the “Yahoo Boys” has recently become the subject of public criticism.
The issue between the Economic and Financial Crime Commission and the former housemate of the big brother house, Dorathy Bachor caused a lot of commotion on social media, and it is a genuinely sorry incident because it rather revealed what our society is gradually turning into. Photo credit: @thedorathybachor || Instagram, EFCC.
Those Who Believe That Gov Bello Would Fix ₦20bn Of Public Fund In A Fixed Account Don't Know Him - FFK
It was recently reported that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC recently blocked the Kogi State Bank account. Based on that note, the former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode has decided to speak. While speaking, the former aviation minister made it clear that those who believe that the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello would fix ₦20 billion Naira of public funds in a fix deposit account actually do not know him.
The Nigerian societies are gradually experiencing the high rate of crimes from youth and old people alike. One of the most concerning of all is the practice of fraud that is vastly becoming one of the major problems the country is facing now. Photo credit: Nation News.
Earlier this week, the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed that CP Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the EFCC is still on the payroll of the federal government of Nigeria as a police officer even though he is was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
From yesterday, August 26 till today August 27, a total number of 33 internet fraudsters popularly known as 'yahoo boys' have been convicted by Justice A. T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC secured the convictions and the convicts were all arraigned individually on one count of obtaining by false pretense and impersonation.
It was reported today that the officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, yesterday grilled the former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over allegation of diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies. This action that was taken by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC against the former Kano State governor caused several people to react differently.
Recently, the approach of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), to the fight against Internet Fraudsters and Cyber crimes in Nigeria, has begun to generate mixed reactions from the public. It should be recalled that within the last 3 months, there have been several reports on how the anti-graft agency bursts into hotel rooms and people’s homes in the name of searching for internet fraudsters, commonly known as Yahoo Boys.
Officials of Economic And Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) are recently been accused of several allegations such as breaking into people hotel rooms, homes and private apartments. The latest accusation is coming from former Big Brother Naija Star, Dorathy Bachor and it is high-time the directors of the crime commission address this embarrassing conduct.
A 20-years old boy identified as Sunday Udoh Sunday has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly,to the tune of $500 on facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC),on Wednesday,August 25, secures the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on facebook lottery scam.
The news of How the Son of Kano State Governor Dragged His Mother (The first lady of the state) to EFCC has really caused a lot of mixed reactions online. Many supported the move taken by the governor's son, while others did not support this move.
(Photo Credit: FFK on Social Media) According to a report on the official website, of the Economic And Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), the former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode, has received a fine of N200,000. Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, awarded an N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) fine against the former minister of aviation.
The Chairman of the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has revealed that he cannot expose the names of Boko Haram sponsors in Nigeria. Bawa was rushed out of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Thursday 16th September 2021 as he slumped while giving a speech.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has arrested Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, over a bribery and land fraud allegation leveled against her by her son, PREMIUM TIMES reported. Her arrest comes weeks after she declined an invitation from the anti-corruption commission.
The fast developing city, Lekki has been known to be an area occupied by the rich and famous due to the extreme cost of living in such area. However, in a report release by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), this metropolis is also home to groups of internet fraudsters.
Many Nigerians have reacted to the recent incident which occurred at the Banquet Hall Villa, Abuja, during the third National Identity Day Celebration which took place on Thursday, 16th September, 2021. Reports have it that the chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, slumped during his presentation at the event.
The Chairman of the law-enforcing agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa collapsed while uttering a goodwill message at an event in the Presidential Villa. Bawa halted his speech suddenly at the National Identity Day celebration organised by the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) at Aso Rock.
Joe Igbokwe has reacted after the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), invited the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), disciples for alleged looting of late T.B Joshua's money vault, saying, "thieves everywhere." On Monday, the special adviser to the Lagos State governor on water resources, joe Igbokwe, reacted after the Economic and Financial Crime Commission), invited the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), disciples for alleged looting of late T.B Joshua's Monday vault, saying, "thieves everywhere."
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission Benin Zonal Command has arrested scores of suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as "Yahoo boys" in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. Currently, the suspects are being detained as further investigations have been launched to ensure that all forms of internet-related crimes are brought to book in Benin.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), is undoubtedly the nightmare of corrupt politicians and everyone involved in corrupt, or financial crimes in Nigeria. The commission has over the years, prosecuted high-profile individuals, with some convicted, and sent to jail. This has seen fears sent down the spines of anyone summoned by the commission.