Corruption Profile: Cold Cases


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday May 7, 2013 arraigned four members of the self-styled National Task Force on Illegal Importation of Goods, Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, NATFORCE, before Justice N. Agishi of...

Obinna C. Onyekwelu


N32b pension fraud

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court convicted Mr. John Yakubu Yusufu, a former deputy director in the Police Pension Office, for stealing N32.8 billion pension funds. The alleged offence is punishable under sections 97, 115 (ii), 119, 309...

Mr. John Yakubu Yusufu


Lawan: $3m Bribery Scandal

Mr. Femi Otedola accuses the ad hoc committee chairman, Hon. Farouk Lawan of demanding $3 million bribe from him to keep his company's name out of the panel's report. Mr. Otedola alleged that Hon. Farouk Lawan received a sum of $620,000 from him.

Farouk Lawan


Stole N1.5 billion in seven months

Botmang rose to power as Plateau Governor following the impeachment of Dariye in October 2006, was alleged to have stolen N1.5 billion in the seven months he stayed in power before the 2007 elections. In July 2008 EFCC got him arraigned on a 31-...

Michael Botmang


Embezzling of N5.3 billion

Governed for eight years in Enugu State after which the EFCC accused him of embezzling N5.3 billion and arraigned him at Federal High Court, Lagos on a 105 count charge. He was granted bail in 2007.

Chimaroke Nnamani


Stealing of N1.3 billion

He was dragged to an Abuja Federal High Court on a 41-count corruption charge. He was accused of stealing N1.3 billion. He had been granted bail since 2008.

Jolly Tavoro Nyame


191-count charge of embezzling N4.3 billion

So far the only ex-governor, who paid back money into state coffers through a plea bargain. He faced a 191-count charge of embezzling N4.3 billion. A Federal High Court, Enugu found him guilty and he refunded the N4.3 billion. The case was...

Lucky Igbinedion


Stole 700 Million Naira

This former State governor, a Senator of the Federal Republic was arraigned at Federal High Court, Guda on a 13-count charge of stealing N700 million in 2007. He has been granted bail.

Joshua Dariye


Fraudulent diversion of Public funds

Fraudulent diversion of N170m to three fictitious companies when he was the Minister of Economic Matters in 2001

Vincent Ogbulafor


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