The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Abayomi Kamaldeen Alaka (a.k.a Awise), leader of a deadly syndicate of juju scammers that operates from a shrine at Ashipa Town, near Abeokuta Ogun State.

Awise’s arrest followed a petition by a victim, Bright Juliet who lost N250m to the syndicate after she was tricked to provide money for sacrifices and invocations to heal her of an ailment. She was introduced to Alaka by Akinola Bukola Augustina (a.ka. Iya Osun) whom she met on Facebook in the course of her search for solutions to her health challenge. What drew her to Augustina was the latter’s post under the name, Osunbukola Olamitutu Spriritual Healing Centre.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged the Ministry of Lands and Survey in Enugu state to adopt the Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool for land administration to help in tackling the menace of land and property fraud in the state and its environs.

Oshodi Johnson, Head of the Enugu Zonal Office who gave the charge on Friday June 11, 2021 while receiving a delegation from the Ministry of Land and Survey, Enugu state, led by the Commissioner, Victor Nnam, observed that the Geographical Information System (GIS) will make it easier to certify the true owners of properties, verify the current ownership, or identify the exact location of land in event of doubt or scam.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is to collaborate with the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies (AKCDS) in combating corruption through community engagement.

This partnership was mooted during a courtesy visit to the Centre by the Zonal Head of the Kano Office of the Commission, Mualledi Farouq Dogondaji.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged banks operating across the country to put in place water-tight mechanism to regulate and monitor activities of Mobile Money/Point of Sale (POP) Operators.

Babashani Umar Sanda, Head of the Gombe Zonal Office, gave the charge on Thursday June 10, 2021 while receiving in audience the Controller of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Gombe state, Alhaji Shehu Goringor and his team in Gombe.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has identified absence of transparency as the major facilitator of illicit financial flows.

The EFCC boss stated this on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in a goodwill message at the Illicit Financial Flows conference organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, at Bolton White Hotel, Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to inform the public that claims by one Justin Gbagir, Chairman Makurdi Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, that he was assaulted and brutalized by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Commission on June 8, 2021, leading to his being hospitalized at BUSTH is false, and orchestrated to portray the Commission as draconian and uncivil.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Nigerian Navy are to strengthen their partnership in fighting economic sabotage and other financial crimes in the maritime domain.

This resolution was the highpoint of the visit by the Chief of Operations of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral A.O Adaji, to the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja on Tuesday June 8, 2021.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare.

He was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021 and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Major General Sagir Yaro has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the agency as the driving force in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

General Yaro made the commendation on Wednesday June 9, 2021 during a courtesy visit to the Kaduna Zonal office of the Commission.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has called on the Nigerian Permanent Mission and the consulate to the United Nations to assist the Commission in sensitizing Nigerian youths in Diaspora against cybercrime. The EFCC boss made the appeal when he met with officials of the Mission in company with his chief of staff, Hadiza Gamawa, on the margins of the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly Special Session on corruption, UNGASS, in New York, United States.

The EFCC Chairman expressed concern about the involvement of Nigerian youths in cybercrime both in Nigeria and abroad. He informed that, from January to date, the EFCC had arrested close to 100 young men involved in Advanced Fee Fraud adding that the trend was giving the country a negative image and stifling effective market penetration at the international level by genuine business people as well as the quest for foreign direct investment by would-be investors.