Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has called for practical attitudinal change and collective actions as preventive tools in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

He made this call in Abuja on Thursday, 28 July, 2022 while delivering a Keynote Address at the Chatham House African Programme Conference, theme “Towards Collective Action On Corruption In Nigeria: Linking Evidence and Practice in Support of Attitudinal Change”

According to him, “behavioural and social norms are the drivers to our daily response to issues, which collectively impacts society, either positively or otherwise”.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has returned a sum of N3.7million recovered from fraudsters to the victim, 72-year-old Ms Judith Edewor who is based in the United Kingdom.

Making the presentation on Thursday July 28, 2022, in Benin, Edo State, the Zonal Commander, Usman Muktar, said, "The Commission will continue to discharge its duties professionally, ensure that fraudsters are brought to book and victims of fraud are restituted where possible".

A draft of N2 million was presented to John Uwanogho, brother to Edewor. The Commission had earlier presented a draft of N1.7million to the victim.

Two employees of Kwara State Government, Adenigba M. Olusola, an employee of the State Judicial Service Commission and Bisiriyu Abdulfatai, a staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), who stood as sureties for suspects being investigated by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for internet- related fraud offences have incurred the wrath of the Court over their failure to produce the suspects for trial.

Adenigba stood as surety for one Amaechi Umenye and Adeyemi Adedeji, while Bisiriyu stood for Dawodu Olusoji. The two civil servants had made an undertaking to produce the defendants who are now at large each time they were needed by the anti-graft agency.

The trio of Amaechi, Adeyemi and Dawodu were amongst the thirty suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State sometime in 2020 by the EFCC for alleged internet fraud.

Fresh facts have emerged on how former suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris compromised the Treasury Single Account , TSA, Government Integrated Financial Management Information System , GIFMIS, Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system , IPPIS, and carted away billions of naira belonging to the government.

Idris and his co-defendants: Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman are standing trial in a N109 billion fraud before Justice A. O. Adeyemi Ajayi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, FCT, Maitama, Abuja.

At the resumed trial of the case on Thursday, July 28, 2022 , Chief Investigative Officer of the case and Prosecution Witness One , PW1, Chief Superintendent of the EFCC , CSE Hayatu Sulaiman Ahmed, while being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs SAN, told the court that the investigations by the EFCC showed that, Idris while in office, compromised key units under his care like the TSA, GIFMIS and IPPIS that led to loss of funds by the government. Idris allegedly used the funds in constructing properties like the Gezawa Exchange Limited, Gezawa Integrated Farms, and Kano City Mall.

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters. They were nabbed in the early hours of Thursday, July 28, 2022, in a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Thirteen (13) suspects are: Austin Fama, Victor Lucky, Victor Apugo, Emeka Chukwu, Tariesi Ego, Best Okon Akpan, Kenneth Ekeke, Divine Umoh, Abasii Bianuake, Life Attai, Daniel Assor, Orji Michael Kelechi and John Amadi.

Their arrests followed actionable intelligence received by the Commission on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, July 28, 2022, arraigned one Tanimu Abdullahi Inusa and his company, Tasaf General Machandise, before Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu of the Kano State High Court, on one count charge for giving false information.

Tanimu, a real estate developer, is accused by the Commission of giving false information to officers of the Nigeria Police in an affidavit, claiming to be a director of Gajere Multiple Links Limited in order to get a police extract for the purpose of acquiring a license that was originally issued to the said company (Gejere) by the Department of Petroleum Resources as it then was.

The charge reads, “That you, Tanimu Abdullahi Inusa, male, adult of Gashash Road, Kano State on or about the 9th of January, 2020 in Kano, within the judicial Division the High Court, Kano gave information on an affidavit dated 9th January, 2020 to one Sani Isah, a police officer attached to Hotoro Division causing him to issue you with a police extract and which information you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 140(a and b) of the Penal Code.”

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to collaborate with it in tackling emerging security threats across the country

This call was made in Abuja on Thursday, July 28, 2022 by the National Coordinator of the female squad of NSCDC, Chief Superintendent of Corps, CSP Imomkhe Oluwakemi while on a working visit to the EFCC’s Headquarters.

Oluwakemi said the female squad is a special squad in the NSCDC, formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Minister of Interior and the Commandant General of NSCDC to protect lives and properties especially in schools across the 36 states of the country.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abuja Zonal Command, have arrested 9 suspected internet fraudsters. They are Kalu Kennedy Ndukwe, Onyenso Emmanuel, Richard Yakubu, Haruna Abubukar, Peter Ukabam, Godwin Peters, Usman Garba Haruna, Nwani Chukwuma and Kabiru Shehu.

The suspects were arrested today, July 28, 2022, at FO1 Area of Kubwa, Abuja following intelligence reports on their alleged criminal activities.

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested twenty three (23) suspected internet fraudsters. They were arrested on July 27, 2022 at different locations in Enugu State on the strength of intelligence reports linking them to various internet related fraud.

The suspects include Onwe Nnaemeka Caleb, Onwe Onyekachi Prince, Chukwuma Boniface, Chika Eze, Eze Ambrose, Ogbodo Chisom Francis, Elochukwu Nkemakolam, Collins Igiliegbe Chizoba, Johnbosco Onyedika Ilechukwu, Okeke Michael, Mamus Rex Brume, Obidinma Henry Ogboke, Ozoeze Henry Amobi and George Onovo.

The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, arraigned one Miracle Enondano, alongside SGMX Resources Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on an eight-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and theft to the tune of N43.5 million.

One of the counts reads: "Miss Miracle Esse Enondano, SGMX Resources Limited and Mr. Ben Enodano (now at large) on or about 5th January 2021 in Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, induced Mr. Adedoyin Akeem Balogun to execute a Segregated Trading Contract Agreement in the sum of N15 million to be managed by a broker, Hot Markets Nigeria Limited, as investment, on the understanding that after six months of the investment you will give him 60 per cent of the total investment as return, which pretence you knew was false."