- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has suffered a fire incident its spokesman has said
- According to Wilson Uwujaren, the fire incident affected the commission's facility is located at Iriebi in Port Harcourt
- Going further, the commission's spokesperson disclosed that the inferno affected most of the trucks parked in the premises
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced that fire has gutted its exhibit dump located at Iriebi in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.
This was disclosed by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday, March 15.
The inferno affected most of the trucks parked in the premises.
The statement read:
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“There was a fire incident at the exhibit dump of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, located at Iriebi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, March 14, 2022.
“The incident which occurred in the early hours of the day, affected most of the trucks parked in the facility before the fire was put out by men of the Federal Fire Service.
“Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu, who was at the scene of the incident on Tuesday March 15, assured that investigation had commenced to determine the cause of the inferno, while measures will be put in place to safeguard all exhibit dumps across the country.”
EFCC seeks transfer of Kalu's case to Lagos over alleged N7.1bn fraud case
Meanwhile, counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an application to the Federal High Court in Abuja to transfer Orji Uzor Kalu’s N7.1 billion alleged fraud case to Lagos, Punch reports.
Oluwaleke Atolagbe, who serves as counsel to the EFCC, filed the application marked FHC/ABJ/CR/56/2007 for Kalu to be retried in the Lagos state high court, Legit.ng gathered.
Atolagbe’s application was based on five grounds and one of those is that the Abuja division of the court does not have the obligatory stance to trial the accused in the charges. This means there is a territorial barrier resulting from some of the charges pressed against Kalu and his associates.
Atolagbe application refers to the statutory provision stated in sections 18, 19, 22, and 45 of the Federal High Court Act 2010 and section 93 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Woman scammed by Nigerian claiming to be US soldier gets her money back
In another report, the EFCC has helped a German woman who was scammed by a Nigerian man to recover his money.
In a Facebook post by EFCC, the sum of €1,120 (N623,735.28) was given back to the owner on Thursday, February 24.
The agency said the fraudster got his victim by lying that he is a wounded American soldier. The name of the criminal who hails from Edo state was given as Austin Isibor Aisosa.