The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday described Rivers and Lagos States as the headquarters of money laundering in Nigeria.
Magu said that though Lagos State was the first in terms of money laundering, the unenviable position was followed by Rivers.
The acting EFCC chairman, who made these remarks while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, pointed out that the rate of money laundering in Port Harcourt was high as a result of the oil business going on in the city.
He said, “I think Rivers State is the next to Lagos in terms of crime. This (Rivers) is the headquarters of money laundering because there is a lot of oil money here.
“I think you can rate Port Harcourt the second to maybe Lagos when you talk of people playing with sinking, diving, hiding, maybe because of the large space of oil deals.”
Maintaining that the judgement halting the EFCC from probing Rivers State governors will not stand, Magu explained that the court order obtained by the former governor of the state, Peter Odili, retraining the anti-graft agency from investigating government officials in the state had been overtaken by event.
He added that the commission would ensure that no stone was left unturned in exposing all criminal activities in Nigeria.
Magu pointed out that unfolding events in the past had shown that not even the court would stop the EFCC from performing its function of investigating and prosecuting those alleged to be involved in financial crimes.
He stated, “Nothing is going to stop us; even the issue of the court order allegedly obtained by Peter Odili and co to stop the EFCC from investigation and prosecution has been overtaken by event.
“I am telling you that, that judgement cannot stand; it will only take some time. It cannot hold and we are going to conclude the investigation. There are so many investigations we are doing.
“We will take it before the court; let the court refuse to prosecute their case. I am sure the matter has suffered for about 13 years now. We are going to test it. The matter is in the Supreme Court, we will follow it up.
“That decision that is pending in the Supreme Court does not actually… cannot hold water again. There are subsequent judgements that have discarded it. Clearly, there are other judgements that came up and said nobody, not even the judge, not even the judiciary, not even the court can stop us from investigating and prosecuting.”
He, however recalled that the anti-graft agency had been able to secure the conviction of three former governors, adding that 1,245 convictions were recorded in 2019.
BREAKING: Chaos As Vandalized NNPC Pipeline Explodes In Lagos [VIDEO]
Pandemonium broke out on Sunday evening when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded in the Oke-Ode area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the suspected cause of the fire incident was due to the activities of vandals, who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel.
As of the time of filing this report, the estimated value of the properties burnt in the fire incident could not be ascertained.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Okeosanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said, “There is a fire incident at Oke-Odo. We are already coordinating.”
Also, the Director-General, Lagos State Fire Service, Magret Adeseye, said three fire service stations had been deployed in the area to curtail the fire, adding that no casualty had been recorded.
“Yes, a fire incident is ongoing. Three of our stations are present at the scene of the fire incident. The fire is still on, but under control, we deployed Agege, Alausa and one other fire station to the area. The cause of the fire incident is still under investigation, no casualty has been recorded for now.”
#BALENCIAGA@jidesanwoolu @followlasg @lshaofficial @Sega @DrCOmole this is fire outbreak presently happening at AGBADO-OKEODO ABULE-EGBA LAGOS STATE
MORE THAN 200 HOUSES BOURNT DOWN NOW AND MORE STILL BURNING pic.twitter.com/aE4LSQ3yS3
— EAGLE (@owoyimikafestus) January 19, 2020
Ihedioha: Fr Mbaka Releases Another Dangerous Prophecy
Catholic priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has released a dangerous prophecy on those criticizing him for predicting the removal of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.
The fiery priest prophesied that God’s judgment will come on the people who are accusing him of releasing fake prophecies.
Mbaka’s prophecy was released on Facebook, via the AMEN’s page.
AMEN, on a post on its Facebook page maintained that Mbaka’s prophecies were from God.
“I bless the name of the Most High God because He said it and it came to pass.
“My prophecy is not borrowed or from any evil altar but from God Almighty, the creator of heaven and earth,” he said.
Mbaka further added: “Some accused me of being a politician but only God knows who I am. Let God of Adoration speak for me. You who speak evil against me, hmmm… God of Adoration is a consuming fire. I declare judgment upon those who curse me for nothing. My hands are clean.
”I bless those who know the truth and stand for it. Let God of Elijah fight for me. Let the heaven speak and let the children of God receive their all-round blessings, in Jesus mighty name!
“The Lord is taking you to a level even your enemy cannot reach. This will be your year of abundance. Everything you ask in your prayer will be in abundance, in Jesus mighty name,” Father Mbaka declared.
Fani-Kayode Blasts Anthony Joshua For Prostrating Before Buhari
Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted Anthony Joshua for prostrating before President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a video and picture that surfaced online, the 30-year-old Nigerian British boxer was seen prostrating before the President on Saturday in the United Kingdom, as he presented his heavyweight belts.
Joshua’s action attracted praises from the president’s aides and his family members who attended the meeting.
However, Fani-Kayode and his loyalists seem to be unhappy with Joshua as they declare their hatred for his act of respect to the president.
Reacting to Joshua’s action on Sunday, Fani-Kayode described it as “utterly repulsive and disgusting.”
He tweeted: “I find this picture @anthonyfjoshua’s behaviour utterly repulsive and disgusting. Prostrating before his slave master & a bloodthirsty dictator & tyrant who is viciously persecuting and humiliating his people: what a crying shame. This speaks volumes. He has lost me!.”