Hunt down corrupt persons, recover funds, APC tells EFCC, ICPC

Ahead of the next year general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and other allied anti-graft bodies to hunt down all corrupt persons and recover public funds and assets that have been stolen by them. The party in a statement from its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena said the call became imperative as the country prepares for elections. It charges the anti-graft agencies to check and prevent the use of stolen funds by…

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EFCC didn’t recover N21bn, 400 guns from Daura’s home – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday, said no raid operation has been carried out at the home of its former Director-General, Mr. Lawal Daura, since his sack last week. There were reports that a search conducted on Daura’s Katsina and Abuja homes, had culminated in the recovery of N21 billion, 400 assorted arms, as well as Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs). But, the DSS, in a statement by Mr. Tony Opuiyo, said nothing could be further from the truth, as it maintained that neither the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

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EFCC is manned by unqualified professionals’- Bafarawa

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Alhaji Attaihiru Bafarawa has on Monday disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is manned by unqualified professionals who need to be well trained. The former Sokoto governor who was exchanging views in Minna with newsmen called for a total overhaul of the Commission adding that, “there must be good examples for the corruption fight to succeed in the country”. Bafarawa said because of the unprofessional approach to its assignments, the EFCC had bungled most of its cases in court and…

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EFCC chides presidential adviser over Saraki, Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that the recent freezing of Benue and Akwa Ibom state governments’ accounts, was consequent upon months of investigation activities by its detectives. This was as the Commission denied being in bed with the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, ostensibly to undermine the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC said it was reacting to an article by the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu. It…

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Arms scandal: EFCC quizzes ex-DSS DG, Ekpenyong

       …raids residence   Court summons agency for freezing Benue accounts   Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed a former Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Ita Ekpenyong, over his alleged role in the arms purchase deal. New Telegraph gathered that Ekpenyong’s interrogation commenced shortly after his Asokoro, Abuja home was raided by armed operatives of EFCC. Attempts by EFCC to arrest Ekpenyong, who was the fifth DG of the secret police some months back, were frustrated by operatives of DSS under the leadership…

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EFCC arrests ex-DSS DG Ita Ekpeyong

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday, quizzed a former Director General, Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Ita Ekpenyong, over his alleged role in the arms purchase deal. New Telegraph gathered that Ekpenyong’s interrogation commenced shortly after his Asokoro, Abuja home was raised by armed operatives of the EFCC. It will be recalled that attempts by the EFCC to arrest Ekpenyong, who was the fifth DG of the secret police some months back,were frustrated by operatives of the DSS. The development almost degenerated into a shoot…

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EFCC raids ex-SSS DG Ita Ekpeyong’s Abuja home

The residence of Ita Ekpeyong, a former director-general of the State Security Service (SSS) has been raided by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Ekpeyong led the SSS between 2010 and 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him with Lawal Daura, himself now removed from office. Recall that an attempt was previously made to search it in November 2017, but Mr Daura prevented it, sparking a stand-off that nearly turned fatal between SSS and EFCC operatives. The EFCC then accused Mr Ekpeyong of being culpable in…

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EFCC freezes Akwa Ibom, Benue govts’ accounts

Ortom: They want to cripple my state   PDP to FG: Unfreeze state accounts The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen bank accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue governments. A source alleged that “no reason was given and no court order was served” in the freezing of Akwa Ibom State accounts. The freezing of Benue State government account was the allegation of misappropriation of security vote by Governor Samuel Ortom. The Akwa Ibom government accounts was frozen on Wednesday money while that of Benue State was fro zen…

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