Speaker Bankole Arrested

Bankole arriving at the EFCC this evening
Bankole exit the EFCC cruiser
By Saharareporters, New York

Officials of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have finally arrested outgoing Speaker Dimeji Bankole of the House of Representatives.

An EFCC source told Saharareporters moments ago that the agency operatives moved in today to arrest Mr. Bankole after the agency received intelligence that he was planning to flee tonight.
 
For the past one week, the EFCC and Bankole have been engaged in a tense stand off arising from Mr. Bankole's refusal to answer the agency's summons for interrogation over a series of corruption allegations.

Saharareporters exclusively broke the news that the EFCC investigators had linked Mr Speaker to an account at the United Bank of Africa (UBA) through which the outgoing speaker had laundered about $1 billion.

A source at the EFCC told SaharaReporters that the agency was able to arrest the speaker today as soon as it discovered he had planned to escape from Nigeria early tomorrow morning.

Last Friday EFCC agents had made an attempt to arrest the speaker from his residence but that had been rebuffed by Mr. Bankole's security protection.

The EFCC had appealed to IG of Police, Hafiz Ringim to withdraw Bankole's police security to facilitate the outgoing speaker's arrest. Instead, Mr. Ringim arrived at the scene to break the siege, stating that President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered that the EFCC should retreat from arresting Bankole.
 
A police source said Mr. Ringim came under fire following our report of his role. He later lied that he only paid the speaker a social visit at his residence, unaware of plans by the EFCC to arrest him.

In response to criticism, the IG of police then ordered the withdrawal of Bankole's police protection.
 
A source within the presidency said Jonathan, who is due to be received this Wednesday at the White House, did not want the baggage of appearing to American officials to be continuing the tradition of protecting Nigeria's major corrupt officials.
 
The source said that Jonathan then instructed the IG of police and the DG of the State Security Service to immediately withdraw Bankole's security detail.

 A source at the EFCC told us the the EFCC was able to arrest him shortly after he lost his police guards.

In addition to the huge financial scam at the UBA, the former speaker is also implicated in a car buying scandal.

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Let us watch and see b/4

Let us watch and see b/4 judging Jonathan. This is the crucial examination for him.

U are correct.

We have been saying these since 2008 that NO TREE OF PDP can produce good fruits. Where are Franklin Otolofanis the then today ?
Jonathan is only trying to please Obama. Nothing would be heard of this case again except that a judge will bar the EFCC from further harassing , intimidating or arresting Bank-OLE.
I rest my case about Nigeria or now. Welcome back to this forum Sunday

he is kinda cute

i am sorry but damn he looks good with dat body. looks like someone is taking good care of himself compared to those other naija politicians

A Regime That Rigged Self To Power Cant Fight Corruption

How could a government that rigged itself into power, fight corruption? "Another chapter jare!" Thanks to Fela Kuti.

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Jonathan Is Only Pleasing Obama, Not Fighting Corruption!

Another Arrangee: The only reason why he's arrested for now is that Jonathan is billed to visit Obama. This is sham to please Obama and international community; it is not a genuine fight against corruption. After Jonathan is back from Washington, they'll release Bankole to enjoy his loot like Cecelia Ibru, Tafa Balogun and the rest. Jonathan is living like fraud.

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What is wrong with Nigeria?

What is wrong with Nigeria? I truly believe that a Revolution in dawning on Nigeria. Jonathan Goodluck is a lame duck president. I'm disgusted with Nigeria and Nigerians.

ANOTHER GIMMICK?

I caution that we shd not be in a hurry to celebrate or commend EFCC,everybody knows that its a very discredited organisation(Efcc),the whole thing still looks like a gimmick and/or charade orchestrated for the sole purpose of the so called presidential white house visit or maybe another soft landing for corrupt Waziri,we shd not forget how they bungled Ibori case till the UK came to our aid.

SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

I just wonder sometimes if we've got any Judicial system in place in that country.
For someone to have stole that amount of money(our money)..shous be jailed and all those involved in the sharing locked up forever....But
Do we remeber "Bode George"?...that shows us hw things are done in nja...Released from prison for stealing money and celebrated by our so called govt!

Goodluck is more afraid of Obama than Nigerians!

So our so called President is more afraid of what Obama wil say than the people who supposedly elected him?

What kind of respect is he showing Nigerians who 'elected' him?

Until we severe the head of this hydra headed Corruption octopus in high places, we are going no where with all these glib talk about 'lamentation is over'.
'Lamentation over' ko 'Lamentation over' ni

Should we take it that when he is back from US, he will revert to the same rotten PDP style of governance? Who ever told these NIGERIANS that you can separate Goodluck from PDP!?

Why do these PDP people always condone and Practice corruption as if they are addicted to it?
What does this young man need $1 Billion dollars for?
Who are his accomplices?

He said he was not the only one..they were others as well

Please find a link below to a story on 234next where Bankole has a list of how this illegal loan was spent. And you guessed right!, he claimed it was distributed amongst all the thieving members of the house.

He claimed he got only 400 million naira out of the 10.2 Billion naira. nafada, his deputy got 320 million naira. The house leaders and heads of committees aech received 240million naira. While the floor members each got 170 million.

They each earn more than President Obama, VP Biden, Speaker Boehner and Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, all put together..

Nigeria is in crisis!!!!

http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5710872-146/bankole_in_efccs_...

Bank Thieves

Bank-oles, he is dumb, there is no way he would have pulled this off by himself, who are all the accomplices, the UBA bank manager/CEO should not be spared either for aiding and abetting fraud. Legislators and judiciaries who participated should all be indicted.

demeji bank ole

I CAN ASSURE YOU GUYS THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO BANK-OLE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-THIEFS, NOTHNG WILL HAPPEN TO HIM.HE IS GOING TO HIRE SOME OF THE ROGUES SENIOR ADVOCATES TO INTIMEDATE THE JUDGES AND THE JURY AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE CASE. I CAN BET YOU GUYS,BANKA-OLE,WOULD BE GRANTED BAIL THIS WEEK AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE WHOLE STORY.IF ONLY OUR JUDICIARY IS WORKING. THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY TRIAL,THE EFCC IS JUST MAKING NOISE.AFTER THE ARREST,WHAT WILL IS GOING TO HAPPEN? NOTHING,NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN.OUR JUDGES ARE READY TO JAIL COMMON NIGERIANS THAT STOLE 500 HUNDRED NAIRA.CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO THE ROGUES BANKERS?

BANK-OLE

I CAN ASSURE YOU GUYS THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO BANK-OLE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-THIEFS, NOTHNG WILL HAPPEN TO HIM.HE IS GOING TO HIRE SOME OF THE ROGUES SENIOR ADVOCATES TO INTIMEDATE THE JUDGES AND THE JURY AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE CASE. I CAN BET YOU GUYS,BANKA-OLE,WOULD BE GRANTED BAIL THIS WEEK AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE WHOLE STORY.IF ONLY OUR JUDICIARY IS WORKING

I CAN ASSURE YOU GUYS THAT

I CAN ASSURE YOU GUYS THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO BANK-OLE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-THIEFS, NOTHNG WILL HAPPEN TO HIM.HE IS GOING TO HIRE SOME OF THE ROGUES SENIOR ADVOCATES TO INTIMEDATE THE JUDGES AND THE JURY AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE CASE. I CAN BET YOU GUYS,BANKA-OLE,WOULD BE GRANTED BAIL THIS WEEK AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE WHOLE STORY.IF ONLY OUR JUDICIARY IS WORKING

The animals in human skin 3

You and I have to say no. Enough is enough!..This cannot be allowed to continue. The country is forever doomed at this rate. When Lamido Sanusi pointed out this criminality, those thieves invited him to the house to smear him and debunk the truth he so pointedly told Nigerians, about the fact that a large portion of our GDP was being used to take care of the inordinate demands of these insane rascals, who pretend to be sane human beings like the rest of us.

The animals in human skin 2

This outrageous and criminal remuneration is for what? I will list a few of the accomplishments for which these rogues will get such an amount. Some of which include; the impoverishing of Nigerians, one of the worst maternal and infant mortalities in the world, the worst unemployment indices you can ever imagine even when compared to war torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and the rest!, one of the most dismal life expectancy indices you can ever find around the world even worse than war ravaged countries where people are dodging bullets everyday.

Now a new house is being sworn in who will even be more greedy than the ones before them. They will not think that it is criminal to have such salaries and allowances earmarked for them. They will collect this amount that has been stipulated by their previous rogue colleagues and even review it further northwards(upwards). Nigerians, we have to put an end to this nonsense.

The animals in human skin 1

The president of the United States until 2006, earned 250,000USD per annum. It was half way through the second term of President George W. Bush, that the US congress approved a salary review of 400,000USD per annum. This amount is before tax. More than a third of this amount will be paid to the US government as income tax. The US president is the number 1 public servant in the world, and with all that hard work is paid 400,000USD per annum, only. The US president gets the work done and American citizens are not considered by any standards as poor despite all the challenges America faces today.

Now back to the thieves we have in Nigeria who are animals in human skin. Bank-OLE, the past speaker of the house, earns 400milliion naira per year. That is 3million USD!!! three million US Dollars!!!.

The Guy is well buffed

Did you all see his Biceps??? Gee, the guy must live in his gym...what with the well buffed and toned body. I wonder if he has six packs...

US VISIT BY GEJ

Whats dis obsession with visits to the US?Last year on being sworn in as President GEJ dashed to the US. Two weeks into his election he will be off again to the US. The wild celebration of his supposed victory by the so called 'international community' calling it the freest and fairest election in Nigerias history showed a deal was in the works spearheaded by the US.GEJ be warned, as the Americans court and cajole you today, remember the fate of those the US courted for years.... Shah of Iran, Mubarak of Egypt....USE and DUMP.

IT IS A GOOALL!

BANK-OLE DID NOT SEE THIS COMING TONIGHT. HE NEVER THOUGHT A DAY LIKE THIS WILL COME. WELL OBJ SHOULD BE THE NEXT ON THE LIST. JONATHAN IS GOING TO THROW ALL OF THEM UNDER THE BUS, ONE AT A TIME .
BANK-OLE MISCALCULATED THAT JONATHAN WOULD GIVE HIM COVER, BUT HE WAS DEAD WRONG. THESE THIEVES FAILED TO REALIZE THAT JONATHAN IS SLEEK. HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, WHERE THE HAND OF THE LAW WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU AS JONATHAN SITS BACK TO WATCH THEM DROWN.

And then what???

So we have heard. He has been arrested. Then we will hear that he has been released on bail. Later we will hear he has been freed on all charges. We continue to seat and watch the same bollywood movie every season.

When are we going to seat in tbr square and demand the change we so desperately crave. Change comes not from word but from action. Partake and not speculate. We know changes will come but I fear not in our time. Especially not with tbis script writers whose next scene we all can predict.
A March solely against corrupt leaders all over will reap benefits to us all.

what about Eseme Eyibo, Ita Enang, Nafada, etc etc

Bank-ole could not read the handwriting on the wall, he thinks it is still business as usual. 2day more Nigerians follow with keen intrest maters of national discuss, even if he is not convicted, let him be rest assured that he has been sentenced to death by the public oppinion with this character he played out. But my major concern is what abt those who talk from both sides of there mouth in d house, is efcc teling us that Bankole did all these tins alone, some time ago Madam waziri saide in public that the house of reps is a house of scandal, who are his accomplice, where are the likes of Nafada, Eseme Eyibo, Ita Enang, Ali Ndume and all others that defends the speaker even with there blows, wont they also face d music, i hate selective justice

wake from your dream nothing

wake from your dream nothing will come out of it and mind hwo shoud be treated with dignity?

For all the dead and suffering

On behalf of all pregnant women who have died in hospitals from lack of medicine,on behalf of the children wondering roads because parents cant afford to send them to school, on behalf of all those who died from accidents due to the lack of street lights, on behalf of any Nigerian that died because of hunger, sickness, and madness resulting from frustration; MAY GOD PUNISH ALL THE GOVERNMENT THIEVES!.

Arrest IG Ringim Now

Nigeria is not a sick Nation, how can somebody decide to sell NET building that was built even before his birth to his rouge father and someone at EFCC is still saying that the allegation might not be true , i think Bankole and His Father should be stoned to death, no wonder his father was blabbing in Ogun state about PDP winning south west even before the election. Old useless man who bought his great grand children inheritance for o pot of porriage. can Pa SUARA come out to tell the whole world where he got the 4billion from? after his severla years of bankrupcy. well, am sure nothing will come out this but his appointment as one of minister or ambassador in jonathan cabinet.
Going by Waziri anticident since inception as EFCC Boss, how much have they recovered and from who except the usual paper tigerism.the amount we have heard of has always been the money spent on the EFCC legal team and that of incidental expenses which is always higher than the amount prosecuted.

AMERICAN CONNECTION.

Why is it that Nigerian Presidents can't simply do their job as enjoined by the constitution and their oath of office unless and until they are due to meet an American President. Baba did not allow the arrest of Charles Taylor until he had to meet President Bush; Jonathan now only felt the need to bring a crook to book only because he is due for a short meeting with Obama on Wednessday. Do these jesters realise they will one day have an ultimate meeting with GOD ALMIGHTY?

IF mr president ever gets involve, he should be asked to resign.

The law must take its course for once and if mr president ever gets involve nigerians should demand for his resignation at once. There is no way this country can move forward without tackling  corruption which has eaten so deep in our society,  while the ordinary citizens are dying needlessly because of this crooks.  Nigerians needs to wake up, nigerians needs to pay special attention to this case and must tell them we've had enough of this rubbish.

This is a plus for the EFCC

This is a plus for the EFCC at least others should learn!power is temporal Bankole is a disappointment to the youths of this nation.... proud, arrogant and self conceited...the list is endless...
I tend to believe that Bankole might not be the target but Tamubawa thus preventing him from being nominated as speaker.Let the game begin!

pdp act it again

just bcos of rep. election, I always tell people to ignor pdp and work for people that elected them into office because of a day like this, it has happen to many agent of pdp, Bankole own will not be an exception we all know how pdp can use people and dump them, they used him to achieve jona's ambition so is it time for him to answer questions. david mark ur time will surely come, soon every soon!

Now is that one billion

Now is that one billion dollars he is accused of laundering? As in 1 billion American US dollars??? How greedy can Nigeria's leaders be?

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