The EFCC noted that the NAF officers were arrested in an attempt to rescue suspected fraudsters arrested by the agency.
Recall that the EFCC had on October 2 revealed that it had commenced extraditing Mrs Alison-.Madueke from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria over 13 counts of charges
The witness further told the court that on the 24th of August 2016, the sum of N168 million was also deposited into Spotless Investment Limited’s bank account.
It would be recalled that Emefiele had been in the custody of the Department of State Services since June after President Bola Tinubu suspended him from office.
“The anti-graft agency had filed a similar charge against the defendant at the Federal high court.”
According to them, the former EFCC Boss remained a bad example to the young generation of Nigerians.
His appointment is a sequel to the suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa, as Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
While condemning the act, Ekwo noted that his records were public documents that could be assessed by anybody after complying with public laws.
“Fayemi arrived at our Kwara command office at about 9:40 am today. Our operatives are currently grilling him over alleged misappropriation of N4bn.” Source said
The anti-graft agency also confirmed that a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was recently arrested by its operatives over alleged N22bn fraud, is still in detention.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been trying Fayose, alongside his company, Spotless Investment Limited, since 2018 shortly after he finished his second term in office as governor.
The commission added that the undergraduate students were arrested at their private hostels following intelligence pointers on their activities.
The defendants were arraigned before the court on two counts bothering on fraud
They were arrested following actionable intelligence and Items recovered from them include 32 mobile phones, 2 laptops, one iPad, and five Lexus cars.
“Officials of the ICPC, EFCC, and security agencies will be on the ground to monitor and ensure that the law in that respect is not violated.”
This is as they called for the removal of Bawa, adding that his sacking will ensure the commission recover its past glory.
The arrest is consequent to the earlier warning issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria against any form of breach of procedures for the swap of the old and redesigned naira notes.
It’s an offense contrary to Section 21 (5) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act, 2007.
The exercise was preceded by a public inspection of the displayed photographs of the assets, where potential bidders view and identify the vehicles of their choice.
“The exercise scheduled to take place across the Commands of the Commission, started on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, in Lagos with inspection of items by members of the public, while the auction exercise began today.”