Financial Crimes – TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:19:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.2 61575800 Court refuses to issue arrest warrant for Diezani https://thecitizenng.com/court-refuses-to-issue-arrest-warrant-for-diezani/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=court-refuses-to-issue-arrest-warrant-for-diezani https://thecitizenng.com/court-refuses-to-issue-arrest-warrant-for-diezani/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:19:08 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192902 The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, believed

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#EndSARS: Police parade 56 alleged looters in Kogi https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-police-parade-56-alleged-looters-in-kogi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-police-parade-56-alleged-looters-in-kogi https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-police-parade-56-alleged-looters-in-kogi/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:19:05 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192901 People who looted public and private properties in Lokoja the Kogi State capital under the guise of #EndSARS protests from Sunday to Tuesday are to face the full wrath of the law.

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ICPC clamps down on online academic fraudsters https://thecitizenng.com/icpc-clamps-down-on-online-academic-fraudsters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=icpc-clamps-down-on-online-academic-fraudsters https://thecitizenng.com/icpc-clamps-down-on-online-academic-fraudsters/#respond Sun, 18 Oct 2020 07:05:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191900 Following intelligence received on criminal activities, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has arrested a group of people involved in the advertisement and sale of completed

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Fed Govt seeks powers to seize, freeze stolen funds https://thecitizenng.com/fed-govt-seeks-powers-to-seize-freeze-stolen-funds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fed-govt-seeks-powers-to-seize-freeze-stolen-funds https://thecitizenng.com/fed-govt-seeks-powers-to-seize-freeze-stolen-funds/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 04:50:45 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191646 The Federal Government has approached the National Assembly for more powers to freeze and seize stolen public funds and assets.

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Buhari moves to unbundle EFCC, ICPC, sends bill to create new agency https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-moves-to-unbundle-efcc-icpc-sends-bill-to-create-new-agency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buhari-moves-to-unbundle-efcc-icpc-sends-bill-to-create-new-agency https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-moves-to-unbundle-efcc-icpc-sends-bill-to-create-new-agency/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 04:48:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191558 President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, initiated moves to unbundle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and create a new body, Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency.

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Court sentences seven SIM card registration offenders https://thecitizenng.com/court-sentences-seven-sim-card-registration-offenders/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=court-sentences-seven-sim-card-registration-offenders https://thecitizenng.com/court-sentences-seven-sim-card-registration-offenders/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 03:22:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191350 The commitment of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop the use of unregistered SIM cards to perpetrate cybercrime and other criminal activities in the country is yielding results.

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Dasuki asks Court to quash indicting judgment, nullify Metuh’s trial https://thecitizenng.com/dasuki-asks-court-to-quash-indicting-judgment-nullify-metuhs-trial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dasuki-asks-court-to-quash-indicting-judgment-nullify-metuhs-trial https://thecitizenng.com/dasuki-asks-court-to-quash-indicting-judgment-nullify-metuhs-trial/#respond Sun, 11 Oct 2020 04:59:22 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191286 A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), has asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to quash his indictment contained in the February 25, 2020 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which convicted

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Alpha Beta exonerates Tinubu, accuses ex-MD of diverting N6bn https://thecitizenng.com/alpha-beta-exonerates-tinubu-accuses-ex-md-of-diverting-n6bn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alpha-beta-exonerates-tinubu-accuses-ex-md-of-diverting-n6bn https://thecitizenng.com/alpha-beta-exonerates-tinubu-accuses-ex-md-of-diverting-n6bn/#respond Sat, 10 Oct 2020 04:22:44 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191226 Alpha Beta Consulting LLP has accused its former Managing Director, Dapo Apara of allegedly diverting N6 billion belonging to the company for personal use.

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Ex-Alpha Beta MD sues Tinubu, others for alleged fraud https://thecitizenng.com/ex-alpha-beta-md-sues-tinubu-others-for-alleged-fraud/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ex-alpha-beta-md-sues-tinubu-others-for-alleged-fraud https://thecitizenng.com/ex-alpha-beta-md-sues-tinubu-others-for-alleged-fraud/#respond Fri, 09 Oct 2020 04:56:16 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191147 A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Mr Oladapo Apara, has sued the company, a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; and the current Managing Director of the firm, Akin Doherty; before a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere.

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Lagos House Speaker returns after EFCC grill https://thecitizenng.com/lagos-house-speaker-returns-after-efcc-grill/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lagos-house-speaker-returns-after-efcc-grill https://thecitizenng.com/lagos-house-speaker-returns-after-efcc-grill/#respond Fri, 09 Oct 2020 04:56:13 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191146 Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has returned home from the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, saying he was never detained.

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Tinubu boasted that Magu would protect him, says Alpha Beta ex-MD https://thecitizenng.com/tinubu-boasted-that-magu-would-protect-him-says-alpha-beta-ex-md/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tinubu-boasted-that-magu-would-protect-him-says-alpha-beta-ex-md https://thecitizenng.com/tinubu-boasted-that-magu-would-protect-him-says-alpha-beta-ex-md/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 15:29:53 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191122 *Firm controlled by Tinubu gets 10% of Lagos tax A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Mr. Oladapo Apara, has sued the company, a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; and the current Managing Director of the firm, Akin Doherty; before a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere. In the writ of summons marked ...

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Customs arrest Dubai-bound passenger with 5,342 ATM cards at Kano airport https://thecitizenng.com/customs-arrest-dubai-bound-passenger-with-5342-atm-cards-at-kano-airport/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=customs-arrest-dubai-bound-passenger-with-5342-atm-cards-at-kano-airport https://thecitizenng.com/customs-arrest-dubai-bound-passenger-with-5342-atm-cards-at-kano-airport/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 04:19:09 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191058 The Kano/Jigawa command of the Nigeria Customs Service has arrested a Dubai-bound passenger in possession of 5,342 ATM cards concealed in a bag of beans at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

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FG orders probe of N2.6bn diverted school feeding fund https://thecitizenng.com/fg-orders-probe-of-n2-6bn-diverted-school-feeding-fund/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fg-orders-probe-of-n2-6bn-diverted-school-feeding-fund https://thecitizenng.com/fg-orders-probe-of-n2-6bn-diverted-school-feeding-fund/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:12:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191029 The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the report by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) that the N2.67bn meal subsidy for 104 unity schools, was allegedly found in

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Police charge Ohakim for alleged fraud, misinformation https://thecitizenng.com/police-charge-ohakim-for-alleged-fraud-misinformation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-charge-ohakim-for-alleged-fraud-misinformation https://thecitizenng.com/police-charge-ohakim-for-alleged-fraud-misinformation/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:02:50 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191002 The office of the Inspector-General of Police has filed criminal charges against former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim for using the name of Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

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U.S judge postpones Hushpuppi’s trial to May 2021 https://thecitizenng.com/u-s-judge-postpones-hushpuppis-trial-to-may-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=u-s-judge-postpones-hushpuppis-trial-to-may-2021 https://thecitizenng.com/u-s-judge-postpones-hushpuppis-trial-to-may-2021/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:02:44 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191001 The trial of Ramon Abbas, the Nigerian Instagram celebrity, known as Hushpuppi has been postponed in California till May 2021, reports indicated on Tuesday.

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Salami rejects Magu’s demand to invite Buhari’s CoS, minister, ends probe https://thecitizenng.com/salami-rejects-magus-demand-to-invite-buharis-cos-minister-ends-probe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=salami-rejects-magus-demand-to-invite-buharis-cos-minister-ends-probe https://thecitizenng.com/salami-rejects-magus-demand-to-invite-buharis-cos-minister-ends-probe/#respond Sun, 04 Oct 2020 05:17:43 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190789 The Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel probing the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has rejected a request by Magu to invite the President’s Chief of Staff,

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Maina, surety, Ndume’s absence stalls ex-pension boss trial https://thecitizenng.com/maina-surety-ndumes-absence-stalls-ex-pension-boss-trial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maina-surety-ndumes-absence-stalls-ex-pension-boss-trial https://thecitizenng.com/maina-surety-ndumes-absence-stalls-ex-pension-boss-trial/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:48:15 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190576 The trial of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was stalled at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

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Police charge Osun Deputy Chief of Staff with $120,000 fraud https://thecitizenng.com/police-charge-osun-deputy-chief-of-staff-with-120000-fraud/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-charge-osun-deputy-chief-of-staff-with-120000-fraud https://thecitizenng.com/police-charge-osun-deputy-chief-of-staff-with-120000-fraud/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:47:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190574 The Office of the Inspector-General of Police has charged the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State, Abdullahi Binuyo, with fraud involving $120,000.

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Woman bags 98 years in jail for stealing N49m, $368,000 from bank https://thecitizenng.com/woman-bags-98-years-in-jail-for-stealing-n49m-368000-from-bank/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woman-bags-98-years-in-jail-for-stealing-n49m-368000-from-bank https://thecitizenng.com/woman-bags-98-years-in-jail-for-stealing-n49m-368000-from-bank/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:46:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190553 A former employee of First Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Oreoluwa Adesakin, on Monday, bagged a cumulative 98 years in prison at the Oyo State High Court for fraud.

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ICPC uncovers N2.67bn School Feeding fund in private bank accounts https://thecitizenng.com/icpc-uncovers-n2-67bn-school-feeding-fund-in-private-bank-accounts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=icpc-uncovers-n2-67bn-school-feeding-fund-in-private-bank-accounts https://thecitizenng.com/icpc-uncovers-n2-67bn-school-feeding-fund-in-private-bank-accounts/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:08:07 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190530 About N2.67 billion meant for school feeding during lockdown has been uncovered in personal bank accounts, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said Monday.

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