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EFCC's 7 Most Wanted Fugitives 2016

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) presently has at least 76 persons on its list of wanted individuals.
Among the number of persons wanted for various offences are a few politicians and former public office holders, most of whom are high
profile and well-known.In compiling the list of the seven most wanted, we have taken into cognizance the effects of their crimes on the country, the sheer size of their
alleged loot and the profile of such persons. Here are the seven most wanted persons on
EFCC’s watch list.


Tompolo is a former militant leader of theMovement for the Emancipation of the Niger
Delta (MEND).

He is wanted for conspiracy and illegal diversion
of the sum of N34,000,000,000.
The former militant warlord is alleged to have
mismanaged money from Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Two bench warrants have been issued by a
federal high court sitting in Lagos for Tompolo’s
arrest but thus far, the security agencies have not
been able to arrest him.

According to the EFCC, Tompolo’s last known
address is No 1, Chief Agbanu Street, DDPA
Extension, Warri, Delta State.


Mariano Albino is an Italian who was declared
wanted in connection with a case of obtaining
money under false pretence, stealing and money

According to information made available to the
public by the EFCC, the amount involved in the
alleged sharp practice amounts to the tune of
N989, 288,400.

Fifty-three-year-old Albino speaks Italian and
English languages fluently.
His last known address is No 9B, Ezekwuese
close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


Phillip is alleged to have withdrawn a sum of N45
million that was erroneously sent to his account.
Following the alleged act, EFCC notified the
public that “Phillip withdrew the sum of
N45,000,000.00 that was mistakenly credited into
his account in a new generation bank”.
“However, it was learnt that, before the money
could be reversed to its rightful owner, Phillip had
allegedly withdrawn the said amount.”
The money was said to have been paid into his
account by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Phillip
hails from Ovim in Isuikwuato local government
area of Abia state.


Fady El-Daher was declared wanted by the
EFCC in March 2015.

A staff of El-Alan Construction Company located
at No. 9, Macgregor Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, El-Daher
is wanted in connection with a case of conspiracy,
obtaining money under false pretence and

Fady, a Lebanese, served as the project manager
to the company’s construction site at Kofo
Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He allegedly colluded with some of the sub
contractors employed by the company to inflate
the cost of materials and measurement of work
done on site.

Fady was last spotted at Murtala Mohammed
International Airport Ikeja Lagos on July 27.


The former chairman of Pension Reform Task
Team (PRTT) was declared wanted for his alleged
role in the alleged pensions biometric contracts

Maina, ex-head of service Steve Oronsaye, and
two others allegedly mismanaged over N2
billion pension funds.

He was, on July 21, 2015, charged at a federal
high court on a 24-count of procurement fraud
and obtaining by false pretence.

While Oronsaye and two others were present in
court during their arraingment, Maina was amiss
and has since remained at large.

The INTERPOL has issued a worldwide red alert
on Maina, based on a request from the EFCC.


Osawaru is wanted by EFCC for obtaining
$200,000 from a client under false pretence.
His unsuspecting client fell victim to a phony boat
transaction and parted with the aforementioned

Osawaru’s last known address is No.8. Alaka
Street, Benin City, Edo state.


The former governor of Jigawa state is wanted in
connection with a case of criminal conspiracy,
stealing, money laundering and misappropriation
of public funds to the tune of N36 billion.

Turaki has been on the run since his re-
arraignment in 2011 on a 36-count charge at the
federal high court Dutse, Jigawa state.
During the last sitting on November 13, 2014,
50year-old Turaki was absent despite a subsisting
warrant for his arrest.

In May 2016, agents of the EFCC stormed the
Abuja home of the former senator at 16 Dennis
Osadebe Street, Aso Villa.

The team of operatives who carried out the raid
were unsuccessful in their attempt to
apprehend the former governor, as only
members of his family were found at home.
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