Multiple sources confirmed the EFCC
operation to THISDAY yesterday, describing how the operatives stormed Aladinma extension, Owerri and arrested the suspects of cyber crime.
Counsel to the EFCC
, Ibrahim Audu, gave the explanation yesterday at the hearing of Owuru's fundamental rights enforcement suit challenging the legality of being declared wanted by the commission in a July 10, 2018 newspaper publication.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC
has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to the EFCC
website, the suspects stole 'tonnes of defaced Naira notes' meant to be destroyed, by replacing them with 'newspapers neatly cut to Naira sizes'.
Over 300 convictions of cybercriminals have been obtained by the EFCC
since its inception, and Sanga urged governments of other West African countries to follow Nigeria's zero-tolerance approach to the challenge of this particular crime.
's pioneer chairman was a very outspoken police officer, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
has tried to combat 419-related cyber crimes, but there have only been a few recorded successes as a result of their cyber crime initiatives.
According to an EFCC
investigator, Rufai Zaki, Diezani was appointed the Minister of Petroleum Resources on April 12, 2010.
Alison-Madueke, who ran the petroleum ministry from 2011 to 2015, was charged by the EFCC
in absentia with money laundering in 2017.
Speaking with journalists at the Ilorin NBA house on Monday, Abaya said that he was coerced at gun point by no fewer than two police officers at the EFCC
office when he resisted and protested for more than an hour against carrying the placard against his will.
Upon sighting the officials, the judge made a hasty retreat and went back upstairs into Justice Oshodi's courtroom to seek the protection of the court from the EFCC