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EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by dre11(m): 7:07am On May 18, 2015
There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is revisiting investigations into the fuel subsidy fraud cases which it abandoned since 2012.

It was learnt by our correspondent on Sunday that the EFCC authorities decided to step up the investigation at the twilight of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration whose disposition towards the subsidy fraud and other corruption cases, sources said, did not encourage the prosecution of the suspects.

Our correspondent gathered that in the last two weeks, the EFCC had been inviting some of the fuel subsidy suspects, who were indicted in the 2012 Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede-led Presidential Committee on Verification and Reconciliation of subsidy claims.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who did not want to be named, said one of the suspects, whose friend was also indicted in the Aig-Imoukhuede-led committee’s report, had already briefed him last week in anticipation that he would be invited soon by the EFCC.

According to the lawyer, the client’s friend has already been invited by the EFCC, adding that it is only a matter of time before he (the client) will also be invited by the anti-graft agency.

“The client told me last week that his friend had been invited. So, he has run to me in anticipation that he would also be invited any moment from now,” the lawyer said.

An in-house counsel with the EFCC, who also pleaded not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, also confirmed the development.

He said the EFCC never stopped investigation into the subsidy fraud, but had only been handicapped by the Presidency’s disposition towards the cases.

The source said, “It is true that some of the suspects are now being invited. But we never stopped investigations. Our hands had only been tied because of the President’s disposition. We have to get approval from him before we can investigate or prosecute the suspects.

“But the approval was not forthcoming. We are hoping that things will start changing when the new government is inaugurated and that is why we are stepping up our investigations.”

Between July and August 2012, based on its independent investigation, the EFCC arraigned some oil marketers and their firms with the assurance that others would be charged to court thereafter.

Our correspondent learnt that there had been no other major arraignment of suspects apart from the 12 firms out of about 124 that were investigated by the EFCC and charged to court since 2011.

http://www.punchng.com/news/efcc-reopens-subsidy-fraud-cases/

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by dre11(m): 7:11am On May 18, 2015
EFCC is just waking up from its slumber! All because the new president doesn't condole corruption..... Where have they being all this while, I guess they have being sleeping and taking/pocketing their salary without any work done..... I guess the agency need rebranded and restructuring for effective running.
And this should start from the HEAD....

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by omenka(m): 7:15am On May 18, 2015
He said the EFCC never stopped
investigation into the subsidy fraud, but
had only been handicapped by the
Presidency’s disposition towards the cases.
Niyi said it and they pounced on him. The opposition said it and they pounced on them. Now the anti corruption body has said it themselves. Let's see how Jonathanians respond to this. Perhaps they would refer us to TI index. smiley

Funny dudes.

Cc: Lalasticlala.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by ijustdey: 7:15am On May 18, 2015
It was learnt by our correspondent on Sunday that the EFCC authorities decided to step up the investigation at the twilight of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration whose disposition towards the subsidy fraud and other corruption cases, sources said, did not encourage the prosecution of the suspects.


should the government of the day disposition prevent any anti-corruption agencies from functioning

this is just pure excuse to draw favour from the government of the day

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by jamex93(m): 7:15am On May 18, 2015
efcc wey don corrupt

or which one
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by socialmediaman: 7:17am On May 18, 2015
Cowards! That organization should be re-examined and their leaders should be sacked! They already know that's what will happen anyway, this face saving show won't save them.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Demdem(m): 7:17am On May 18, 2015
Seriously, Jonah-daft really destroyed this country

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by modath(f): 7:18am On May 18, 2015
I keep imagining what kind of sorry state this nation would have been in if this govt had been allowed to continue with its molestation of the economy and all I can come up with is "Thank you God for forgiving us the sins we committed earlier that made you inflict this "...."lipsrsealed as punishment"

Jonathan's presidency is/was first foremost to satisfy vested interests!!!

Also according to the book of TANoids , chapter 18 verse 5 "Subsidy thieves interests are more important than that of Nigerians" lipsrsealed

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Islie: 7:20am On May 18, 2015
He said the EFCC never stopped investigation into the subsidy fraud, but had only been handicapped by the Presidency’s disposition towards the cases

This statement alone has shown that GEJ really allow corruption to grown wings and fly like an eagle




How will a good and sane government not allow for check and balances with the feedback mechanism that would guild against thieves and wastages

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by IlikePDP7: 7:24am On May 18, 2015
omenka:
Niyi said it and they pounced on him. The opposition said it and they pounced on them. Now the anti corruption body has said it themselves. Let's see how Jonathanians respond to this. Perhaps they would refer us to TI index. smiley

Funny dudes.

Cc: Lalasticlala.

How dare you! Jonathan is a Hero!........... For the ldiots and the corrupt of course.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Burger01(m): 7:33am On May 18, 2015
Politicized EFCC. Suddenly woke up from its slumbersmiley

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Firefire(m): 7:52am On May 18, 2015
Only in Nigeria.
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Ekeinde: 7:53am On May 18, 2015
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Demburrows(m): 7:57am On May 18, 2015
surprise
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Demburrows(m): 7:58am On May 18, 2015
surprise so efcc still exist , Icpc that one self yaf died and buried.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Sunnypar(m): 8:00am On May 18, 2015
They had better start refunding money stolen from common wealth

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Elslim: 8:21am On May 18, 2015
aleluyah
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by PassingShot(m): 8:44am On May 18, 2015
We Nigerians just have to continue to congratulate ourselves for kicking out Mr. Corruption. One can just imagine what would have happened in another four years of the most corrupt presidency Nigeria has ever witnessed.

Lalasticlala, front page please.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by PassingShot(m): 8:51am On May 18, 2015
ijustdey:



should the government of the day disposition prevent any anti-corruption agencies from functioning

this is just pure excuse to draw favour from the government of the day

Did you read the part that says they needed the president approval which was not forthcoming?

GEJ is the most corrupt president in Nigeria's history. Happy we sent him packing.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by niceguy7(m): 8:51am On May 18, 2015
Iwoyi laroo yin abi?
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by okooloyun1(m): 8:51am On May 18, 2015
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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Built2last: 8:52am On May 18, 2015
ok
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by anonimi: 8:52am On May 18, 2015
Were they ever closed
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by omenka(m): 8:52am On May 18, 2015
ijustdey:



should the government of the day disposition prevent any anti-corruption agencies from functioning

this is just pure excuse to draw favour from the government of the day
You must be very naïve. smiley

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by CR77(f): 8:52am On May 18, 2015
cool
PassingShot:


Did you read the part that says they needed the president approval which was not forthcoming?

GEJ is the most corrupt president in Nigeria's history. Happy we sent him packing.

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by thefakestan: 8:52am On May 18, 2015
This is an interesting read, and about time








-CramJones

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Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by Pavore9: 8:52am On May 18, 2015
Hisses!...EFCC itself needs purging!
Re: EFCC Reopens Subsidy Fraud Cases by AKMoney1(m): 8:52am On May 18, 2015
The fear of Buhari? cool

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