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EFCC list of political thieves in Nigeria?


EFCC’s Advisory List

NAME TRIAL COURT CASE STATUS AMOUNT INVOLVED STATUS OF SUSPECT (S) REMARK
Ayo Fayose (Former

Governor of Ekiti State)

Fed. High Court, Lagos. Case now transferred to Ekiti for trial after the accused opposed his trial in Lagos Arraigned on 51 state counts. Plea already taken but defence lawyer keeps filing frivolous applications for long adjournments to frustrate and prolong trial. N1.2 Billion granted bail by court since 2007 Inherited Case filed since 17th Dec.2006
Adenike Grange

(Former Minister of Health)

FCT. High Court Maitama Arraigned on 56 state counts. Plea already taken. Defence lawyer often seeks long adjournments to prolong trial. Matter adjourned to Oct 27 N300

million

granted bail by court since 2008 Inherited Case filed since 2nd April.2008
Joshua Dariye (Former

Governor Plateau State)

FCT High Court Gudu Arraigned on 23 state counts. Plea already taken but defence lawyer challenged court jurisdiction.But Appeal court threw out application and case now fixed for continuation of trial on Oct. 27, 2010. N700 Million granted bail by court since 2007 Inherited Case filed since 13th July 2007
Saminu Turaki (Former

Governor, Jigagwa State)

FCT. High Court Maitama Arraigned on 32 state counts. Plea already taken but defence lawyer challenged court jurisdiction. Case stalled at HC while seeking stay of trial at appeal court.It is part of usual attempt to frustrate and prolong trial N36 Billion granted bail by court since 2007 Inherited Case filed since 13th July 2007
Orji Uzor Kalu (Former

Governor, Abia State)

Fed. High Court Maitama Arraigned on 107 state counts. Plea already taken but defence lawyer raised preliminary objection against charges. Lost at trial court but has gone on appeal to stay trial. It is part of usual attempt to prolong trial. N5 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Inherited Case filed since 11th June 2007
James Ibori (Former

Governor, Delta State)

Federal High Court Asaba Arraigned on 170 state counts.Defence lawyer challenged Kaduna Fed. court jurisdiction, lost at trial court but won at appeal court.Case re-assigned by CJ to Asaba FHC. Without taking plea, suspect applied to quash charges, prosecution opposed application but trial judge quashed the charges Dec. 19. EFCC filed appeal Dec. 23, 2009 and Jan.8, 2010. N9.2 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Inherited Fresh charges filed In August 2009
Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello

(Serving Senator)

FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 56 state counts.Plea already taken but case stalled as defence lawyer filed to challenge charges.Application pending for determination.This is part of frivolous applications to delay trial . N10 Million granted bail by court since 2008 Inherited Case filed since April 2 2008
Lucky Igbinedion

(Former Governor of Edo State)

Fed. High Court, Enugu Arraigned on 191 state counts. Applied for plea bargain &Convicted but EFCC has appealed the judgment to seek for stiffer sanctions. N4.3 Billion Case determined 2008 Inherited Case filed on 23rd Jan.2008
Gabriel Aduku (Former

Minister of Health)

FCT. High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 56 state counts.Court ruled on no case against suspect N300 Million Case determined in 2008 Inherited Case filed on April 2nd 2008
Jolly Nyame          (Former

Governor of Taraba State)

Fed. High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 41 state counts. Plea already taken and trial begun after all applications filed by the accused to stall trial have been dismissed by the supreme court. Trial fully commenced and on-going at FCT HC. N1.3 billion granted bail by court since 2008 Inherited Case filed since 13th July 2007
Chimaroke .                Nnamani

(Former Governor of Enugu State)

Fed. High Court, Lagos Arraigned on 105 state counts. Plea already taken but case is stalled as defence lawyer filed to transfer case to another judge on allegation of bias against trial judge even as counsel has again filed to challenge court jurisdiction.This is equally an attempt to prolong trial. N5.3 Billion granted bail by court since 2007 Inherited Case filed since 11th Dec.2007
Michael Botmang

(Former Governor of Plateau State)

Fed. High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 31 state counts. Plea already taken but trial stalled due to suspect’s ailment, on dialysis. N1.5 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri on 18th July 2008
Roland Iyayi .            (Former

Managing Director of FAAN)

FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 11 state counts. Plea already taken.Trial on-going

Court taking prosecution witnesses testimony

N5.6 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in June 2008
Nyeson Wike                (Serving Chief of Staff to Governor of Rivers State) FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on state counts. Court quashed charges.EFCC already appealed judgement. Appeal pending at appeal court. N4.670 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri on Oct.9 2008
Eider George                (Austrian

Business man)

FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 11 state counts. Plea already taken and trial on-going. Prosecution witnesses undergoing cross-examination. Court granted suspect leave to travel abroad for medical treatment.   granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in June 2008
Kenny Martins                (Police

Equipment Fund)

FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 28 amended state counts. Plea already taken and trial on- going. Witnesses under cross- examination. Continuation of trial fixed for Nov.9 N774 Million granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in June 2008
13 Filipinos .                (Charged for

Oil Bunkering)

Fed. High Court, Benin Arraigned on state counts, convicted at the close of trial and sentenced to 65 Years altogether N300 Million EFCC returns to court to seek forfeiture of vessel used for oil theft. Commenced by Waziri in 2009
6 Ghanaians .                (Charged for

Oil Bunkering) and Nigerian accomplice.

Fed. High Court, Benin Arraigned on state counts and trial Commenced. Prosecution closed case, matter adjourned for defence to close. N250 Million granted bail by court in 2009. All 7 accused sentenced to 112 years imprisonment April 30, 2010 Commenced by Waziri in June 2009
Patrick Fernadez

(Indian Buisnessman)

Fed. High Court, Lagos Arraigned on 56 state counts. Plea already taken and trial commences Nov. N32 Billion granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri in 2009
Prof. Babalola                Borishade

(Former Minister of Aviation)

FCT High Court, Maitama Arraigned on 11 state counts. Plea already taken and trial on-going (N5.6 billion)

Prosecution witnesses under cross-examination.

N5.6 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in June 2008
Boni Haruna                 (Former

Governor, Adamawa State)

Fed. High Court Maitama Arraigned on amended 28 state counts. Plea taken. Adoption of motion slated for Nov N254 Million granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in 2008
Femi Fani-Kayode

(Former Minster of Aviation)

Fed. High Court, Lagos Arraigned on 47 state counts . Plea taken but case stalled as a result of trial court’s refusal to admit e-print of suspect’s statement of account as evidence. EFCC won appeal against the decision. Defence on appeal at supreme court. N250 Million granted bail by court in 2008 Commenced by Waziri in 2008
Prince Ibrahim Dumuje (Police Equip-ment Fund) FCT High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 28 amended state counts. Plea taken and trial on-going. Prosecution witnesses under cross-examination. Continuation fixed for Nov.9 N774 Million granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri in June 2008
Bode George                (Chieftain of

the ruling party, PDP)

Fed. High Court. Lagos Arraigned on 68 state counts. Plea taken and trial concluded. Accused convicted and sentenced to 2 years. Convict on appeal while serving jail term. N100 Billion granted bail by court since 2008. Has been in jail after conviction in Oct 2009. Commenced by Waziri in Dec.08
Rasheed Ladoja                (Former

Governor of Oyo State)

Fed. High Court, Lagos Arraigned on 33 state counts. Plea taken and trial on- going

Prosecution witnesses slated for cross-examination in Nov.

N6 Billion granted bail by court since 2008 Commenced by Waziri
Four Snr Zenith                Bank Managers Fed. High Court, Port Harcourt Arraigned on 56 state counts. Plea taken but case stalled over an injunction by Rivers State Govt, which is a party in the case to stop EFCC. Injunction being challenged at appeal court N3.6 Billion Granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

(Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory)

Fed. High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 8 state counts.Suspect charged for corruption and abuse of office.Plea taken and case adjourned for trial but accused challenged jurisdiction of court as a ploy to delay trial. Case adjourned.   Suspect at large but returned to the country. Interrogated on May 4, 2010 and arraigned on May 12 Commenced by Waziri in 2009.
Sen. Nicholas Ugbade, (Serving Senator) Hon. Ndudi Elumelu Hon. Mohammed Jibo,

Hon. Paulinus Igwe,(Serving Members of House of Rep)

Dr Aliyu Abdullahi (Serving Fed.Perm.Sec) Mr. Samuel Ibi. Mr. Simon Nanle,

Mr. Lawrence Orekoya, Mr Kayode Oyedeji,

Mr. A. Garba Jahun

FCT High Court Abuja

(This is the Rural Electrification Agency Case involving a serving Senator, 3 serving members of the House of Representatives , the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power and other high profile public officers)

Arraigned on 158 state counts. Plea taken while prosecution has filed more charges against suspects. Suspects filed to quash charges but application thrown out by court. N5.2 Billion Remanded in Prison Custody and later granted bail Court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri in May 2009
Prof B.Sokan, Molkat

Mutfwang, Michael Aule, Andrew Ekpanobi, (All Directors) Alexander Cozman(MD,In termarket Ltd). (This is the UBEC case where high profile public servants connived with an American, Alexander Cozman) to defraud the Government.

Federal High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 64 state counts. Plea taken while more charges were filed against suspects due to appearance of Prof Sokan. Matter adjourned to Nov 9 for suspects to take plea on amended charges N636 Million Suspects remanded in prison custody and later granted bail by court in 2009. Commenced by Waziri on May 19 2009
Dr Ransome Owan, Mr. Abdulrahman Ado, Mr. Adulrasak Alimi, Mr. Onwuamaeze Iloeje, Mrs Grace Eyoma, Mr. Mohammed Bunu,

Mr. Abimbola Odubiyi

Federal High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 196 state counts. Plea taken. Trial billed to commence while more charges were filed against suspects. Further hearing slated for Oct 29. But the FG has withdrawn charges against the accused persons who were consequently discharged by the court on Sept 16,2010 N1.5 Billion granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri on April 22 2009
Tom Iseghohi,                Muhammed Buba, Mike

Okoli,(GM&M anagers of Transcorp Group PLC)

Fed. High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 32 state counts. Plea taken. Matter adjourned for commencement of trial Nov 9. N15 Billion Suspects Remanded in Kuje Prison and later granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri in May 2009
Dr Albert Ikomi, rtd perm sec, his firm, satelite town dev co Ltd Fed. High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos Arraigned on 4 state counts. Plea taken and Matter adjourned for hearing N43 Million Suspects Remanded in Ikoyi Prison and later granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri in 2009
Dr Yuguda Manu Kaigama,

Chairman, Taraba State Civil Service Commission

Taraba State High Court 5, Jalingo Arraigned on 37 state counts . Plea taken and Matter stalled as suspect dropped dead. N17 Million Suspect remanded in prison custody. Co-accused, Yakubu Danjuma Takun, at large. Commenced by Waziri on Oct.10 2009
Chief Joe Musa, DG

Natioanl Gallery of Art, Olusegun Ogumba, Chinedu Obi, Oparagu Elizabeth, Kweku Tandoh, (All Directors of NGA).

FCT High Court, Lugbe (Justice Olukayode Adeniyi) Arraigned on 12 state counts . Plea taken and defence lawyer filed applications to stall trial but lost the bid. Matter adjourned for trial Nov 19/20, 2010 N1.012 Billion Suspects Remanded in Kuje Prison and later granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri in July 20 2009
Dr Dayo Olagunju,

Ex. Sec. National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult & Non-Formal Education. Joshua Alao, Alice Abang, Jibrin Waguna, Ahmed Abubakar, Shehu Abdullahi, Dr Victoria King- Nwachukwu, Adamu Khalid, Moses Oseni, Francis Awelewa & Bashir Suleiman

Fed. High Court, Abuja. Justice Anuli Chikere Arraigned on 17 state counts.Plea taken and Matter adjourned for commencement of trial Oct 22, 2010 N479 Million Suspects Remanded in Kuje Prison and later granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri 24 July 2009
Hamman Bello Hammed, Ex-

CG Customs, Hannatu Sulaiman, Tajudeen Olalere, Lukman Hussain, Popular Foods Ltd & Silver Maritime shipping coy ltd

Fed. High Court , Lagos. Justice Ramat Mohammed Arraigned on 46 state counts. Plea taken Matter adjouned to Nov for trial but FG filed to withdraw charges. N2.5 Billion Suspects Remanded in Kirikiri & Ikoyi Prisons and later granted bail by court in 2009. Commenced by Waziri on 14th Aug. 2009
Professor Innocent Chuka

Okonkwo, fmr VC Imo state Univ, Uchechi Nwugo & Wilfred Uwakwe

Fed.High Court, Abuja. Justice Mohammed Garba Umar Arraigned on 14 state counts. Plea taken Adjourned to Nov for trial. N145 Million Suspects Remanded in Kuje Prison and later granted bail by court in 2009 Commenced by Waziri on July 30,2009
Dr (Mrs) Cecilia Ibru

(Fmr CEO, Oceanic Bank PLC)

FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Dan Abutu Arraigned on 25 state counts. Plea taken and case adjourned to Nov for trial N160.2 Billion Suspect convicted and jailed for 18 Months on Friday October 8, 2010 by Justice Dan Abutu of FHC, Lagos. To forfeit assets and funds worth over N191 billion. Commenced by Waziri on Aug 31 2009
Dr Bartholo-mew (Fmr CEO, Union Bank PLC) Bassey Ebong, Henry Onyemem & Niyi Albert Opeodu (Ex- Directors, UBN) FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Dan Abutu Arraigned on 28 state counts. Plea taken and case adjourned to Nov for trial N187.1 Billion Suspects remanded in EFCC custody, But granted bail on 14/9/09 Commenced by Waziri on Aug 31 2009
Raymond Obieri,(Fmr

Chairman,Inter continental Bank PLC Hyacinth Enuha, Ikechi Kalu, C.A Alabi, Samuel Adegbite, Isyaku Umar, Sanni Adams.

FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Dan Abutu Arraigned on 18 state counts. Plea taken and case adjourned to Nov for trial N131.8 Billion Suspects remanded in EFCC custody, But granted bail on 14/9/09 Commenced by Waziri on Aug 31 2009
Sebastian Adigwe, Peter

Ololo, Falcon Securities Ltd

FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Dan Abutu Arraigned on 36 state counts. Plea taken and case adjourned to Nov for trial N277.3 Billion Suspects remanded in Prison custody, But granted bail on 15/9/09 Commenced by Waziri on Aug 31 2009
Okey Nwosu FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Dan Abutu Arraigned on 11 state counts. Plea taken and case adjourned to Nov for trial N95.1 Billion Suspects remanded in Prison custody, But granted bail on 15/9/09 Commenced by Waziri on Aug 31 2009
Alex Nkenchor, Ex-Bank Manager, Ebi Odeigah & GMT Securities & Assets Nig Ltd. Lagos High Court, Ikeja. Justice M.O Obadina Arraigned on 10 state counts. Plea taken and suspects still remanded in prison custody pending consideration of bail application. N860 Million Suspects remanded in ikoyi prison. Bail application for consideration Oct20 Commenced by Waziri on Oct 13 2009
Francis Atuche, Former CEO,

Bank PHB

Fed High Court, Lagos Arraigned on a 26 count charge. Plea taken. Suspect challenged charges but court upheld charges. Matter set for trial in Nov. N80 billion Suspect remanded and later granted bail by court. His assets frozen. Commenced by Waziri on Oct 28, 2009.
Adamu Abdullahi,

Former Gov of Nasarawa state.

Fed High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa. Justice I.N. Buba Arraigned on 149 count charge. Suspect granted bail by court. Case slated for trial in Oct. N15 billion Suspect on court bail. Commenced by Waziri on March 3, 2010.
Attahiru Bafarawa,

former governor of Sokoto state.

Sokoto state High Court. Arraigned on 47 count charge. Matter stalled HC due to accused application at appeal court. N15 billion Suspect remanded in prison custody and later granted bail by court. Case slated for trial. Commenced by Waziri on December 16, 2009.
Francis Okokuro,

Bayelsa state Accountant General

Fed. High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 6 count charge. Matter stalled due to accused application for stay. N2.4 billion Suspect remanded in prison custody till April 13. Commenced by Waziri on March 24, 2010
Dr Charles Silva Opuala Fed High Court, Abuja Arraigned on 6 count charge. Matter stalled due to accused application for stay N2.4 billion Suspect arraigned and remanded in Kuje prison custody on April 13 till he meets bail conditions Commenced by Waziri on March 24, 2010
Chief Osa Osunde(fmr

Chairman Afribank), and 4 directors: Jibrin Isah, Isa Zailani, Chinedu Onyia and Henry Arogundade

Fed.High Court, Lagos Arraigned on 33 count charge. Matter adjourned to Nov for trial N55 billion Suspects arraigned on April 21, 2010. Remanded in EFCC custody and later granted bail by the court. Commenced by Waziri on April 21, 2010
Mr Oladele Shittu, CEO of

Credence Investment

Fed High Court, Kaduna. Justice Mohd Shuaibu Arraigned on 136 count charge. Matter adjourned for trial N139 million Suspect arraigned on March 23 2010. Remanded in Kad prison custody till July 12, 2010. Commenced by Waziri on March 23, 2010
Mr Sunday Akinyemi,

fmr CEO Texas Connection Ferries

Lagos High Court. Justice J Adebajo Arraigned on 30 count charge. Application for bail rejected, trial commenced. N90 million Suspect arraigned March 11 & April 11, 2010.Remanded in prison. Commenced by Waziri on March 11, 2010
Hon. T Faniyi, Albert Soje &

others

FHC, Abuja.Justi ce Adamu Bello/Justic e David Okorowa Arraigned on 30 count charge(14,10 &6), trial commenced. N3 billion Suspects arraigned on April 1 2010. Remanded in prison custody and later granted court bail. Commenced by Waziri on April 1, 2010
Adeniyi Elumaro,

Rakiya Mamman, Integrated Capital Services Ltd

FCT High Court. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi Arraigned on 22 count charge N405 million Suspects arraigned on Aug 12, 2010. Granted bail by court and remanded in prison pending when they meet conditions Commenced by Waziri on Aug 12, 2010.
Dr Erastus Akingbola, fmr

MD/CEO, IBplc

FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos.Justi ce Mohd Idris Arraigned on 22 count charge N27 billion. Suspect arraigned on Aug 13. Remanded in custody till Ag 23. Commenced by Waziri on Aug 13, 2010
SaniLulu, & 3other sacked

NFF board members

FHC, Abuja.Justi ce Donatus Okorowa Arraigned on 10 counts. Case adjourned till Oct 5, 2010 for trial. N1.5 billion Suspects arraigned Sept 7, remanded in prison till 13th when court released them on bail Commenced by Waziri on Sept 7, 2010