Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 18 (eighteen) suspected illegal oil bunkerers.
They were arrested on Monday, November 29, 2021 in a location within the new Government Reservation Area, G.R.A, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspects are: Thompson George; Asu Tommy; John Joseph; Imoh Anthonia; Adegbejire Michael; Mayei Godpower; Demian Israel Kelechi, Banyo Fred and Atuaka Chispm. Others are: Elliot Diamond; Simeon Blessing; Umukoro Victor; Horsefall Reuben; Munku Jonah Munga; Nweke John; Amos Daniel, Chikwe Chinedu and Gloria Horsfall.
Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to take ownership of the war against economic and financial crimes, in order to save the nation their deleterious effects.
He gave the charge on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while addressing Corps members at the NYSC's Orientation camp in Nonwa- Gbam. According to him, only public ownership of the anti- graft war can drive the requisite commitment to tackle the menace of corruption.
Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: Witness Reveals How Fayose’s Associate Bought Properties Worth N1.3bn in Four Months
The eleventh prosecution witness, PW11, Joanne Tolulope, in the ongoing trial of a former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, told Justice Chukujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how Fayose’s associate, Abiodun Agbele, had bought properties worth N1.3 billion within four months.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Command had, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, re-arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering and stealing to the tune of N6.9bn( Six Billion Nine Hundred Naira).
Fayose was arraigned alongside one of his firms, Spotless Investment Limited, for the alleged fraud.