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In the fight of corruption charges in Nigeria, the net of EFCC (Economic And Financial Crime Commission) seems to have caught up with the senate president wife, Toyin Saraki for allegedly laundering money to companies where she has an interest. The anti-graft agency invited Toyin to their office for questioning, and she is expected to report on July 28th, 2015.

Also the former president's daughter and also wife of the Kebbi state governor, Zaina Dakingari over her role in an alleged 2 Billion Naira fraud. She was expected to report at the commission on Wednesday, but she had pleaded with the agency to allow her come to back to the country from her Umrah (lesser hajj), and will be available July 27th, 2015.


       toyin saraki

The fight against corruption is a tough fight the Buhari government has been fighting since he stepped into government, and in doing so, gave power to all independent agencies responsible for corruption in the country.

The agency has been lukewarm during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, and since the new government seems to have gotten back to action.

The spokesperson of EFCC,Wilson Uwujare, confirmed the news, he said :

 i'm aware that a new set of suspects were recently invited, It’s not impossible the two women are among them.


The former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja for a sum of N270m. Ohakim was arrested last month by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the N270m that was allegedly perpetrated in 2008, while he was the governor of the state.


Justice Ademola Adeniyi, while ruling on the bail application filed by Ikedi Ohakim, also ordered the prosecuting agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to submit the accused person passport and other travel douments to the deputy chief registrar of the court.

As reported by Punch, the court had on Wednesday ordered the ex-governor to remain in he custody of the EFCC, pending his application bail the next day, Thursday.

On the bail application hearing on Thursday, the defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), urged the court to grant the bail request of his client, and told the court that his client's passport and travel documents have been seized by the EFCC, and he has also remained faithful to his bail application granted to him by the anti-graft agency.

But the prosecuor, Festus Keyamo, opposed the bail for Ohakim. He said the court should not grant the bail, but instead grant an accelerated hearing for the accused.

The judge during his hearing, said that the accused person had placed sufficient materials before the court and he warrants granting him bail.

The former governor was arraigned before the court on three count charges of fraud, which includes a cash payment of $2.29m(N270m) for a property in Asokoro in Abuja. The governor who was the governor of Imo state between May 2001 and May 2007 failed to declare the property when he was arrested by the EFCC in November 2008. He had connived with Tweenex Consociates H.D. Ltd to hide the ownership of the house and portray him as a tenant of the property.

The offence committed in 2008 was in violation of section 15(1)(d) and section 14(1)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, respectively.