EFCC Offices in Nigeria: Locations & Contacts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission also known as the EFCC is body that investigates economic and financial crimes like advance fee fraud, money laundering etc in the country.

The EFCC became popular during the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo as his time as President coincided with the promulgation of the EFCC (Establishment) Act in 2004. Also, the EFCC chairman at that time, Nuhu Ribadu was quite dogged in his fight against corruption.

efcc offices in nigeria

At the time of establishing the Commission, it was empowered to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalise economic and financial crimes. Also, the EFCC is involved in enforcing the provisions of other laws and regulations relating to economic and financial crime which include the following:

  • The Money Laundering Act 1995
  • The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 1995
  • The Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud related offences act 1995
  • The Failed Banks (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractices in Banks Act 1994
  • The Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 1991 and
  • The Miscellaneous Offences Act

Overall, the goal of the EFCC is to rid Nigeria of Economic and Financial Crimes and to effectively coordinate the domestic effort of the global fight against money laundering and terrorists financing. The commission is also known for the informal motto, ‘We will get you.’

At the EFCC, the Operations Department is the hub of all investigation activities. The department investigates cases such as infarctions that contravent the provisions of the Commission’s enabling law; the EFCC Act 2004 as well as the other economic and financial crime related laws. Some of these include the Money Laundering Act 2011, the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006, the Failed Banks (Recovery of Debt) and the Financial Malpractices in Banks Act and the Miscellaneous Offence Act.

Over the years, the EFCC has arrested prominent Nigerians, some of which include Alex Badeh, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, Bala Ngilari, Emeka Mba, Femi Fani-Kayode, Jide Omokore, Lawal Jafaru Isa, Musiliu Obanikoro, Patrick Akpobolokemi, Raymond Dokpesi, Ricky Tarfa, Sambo Dasuki and Tom Ikimi

If you’re looking to visit any of the EFCC offices or you want to write a petition to the commission, you will need to include the address of the EFCC office you want to send your petition.

EFCC Offices in Nigeria & Locations

In this post, we’ve decided to help you in this process by providing a list of the EFCC offices in the country and their addresses.

We’’ll start with the head office of the EFCC which is located in Abuja in the Wuse II area. The history of this office can be traced to 2010 when the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N18 billion for the 10-storey building on November 24, 2010. This took place during the tenure of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

During this period, the chairman of the commission was Farida Waziri. However, the project didn’t kick off immediately. In fact, when Waziri’s successor, Ibrahim Lamorde was in charge of the EFCC, the pace remained slow and the building couldn’t be completed until Ibrahim Magu took the reins as EFCC chairman.

This was further boosted by President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to prioritise the completion of the building as a show of his commitment to the war against corruption.

The project was said to have eventually gulped N24 billion and it was inaugurated in May 2018 by the President, Muhammad Buhari. The inauguration was attended by the likes of Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house of representatives and Thabo Mbeki, the former President of South Africa..

The office is located on 5 Fomella Street, Off Rockview Hotel, Wuse II. The EFCC also has a legal unit located on No 1 Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Aso Rock Villa, PMB 166, FCT Abuja.

The other EFCC offices and their addresses are also provided below:

Lagos Office | 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Port Harcourt Office | 6A Olumeni Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Enugu Office | Plot 106, Federal Government College Road, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria

Kano Office | 2 Hajj Camp Road, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria

Gombe Office |4 EFCC Street, New GRA, Gombe, Gombe State,  Nigeria

Ibadan Office | 16 Rev’d Oyebode Crescent, Iyaganku G.R.A, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Maiduguri Office | Plot No 80 Baba Shehu Lamin Street, Opp ElKanemi College, Tudun Wada Layout

The commission also has offices in Kaduna State, Borno State, Edo State and Akwa Ibom State.

Just in case, you want to write a petition and you don’t know how to go about it, here’s a quick overview.

Step 1: address the petition to the EFCC

Your address depends on the EFCC office you are writing to. The letter must be addressed to ‘The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, followed by the address. If you’re submitting the petition at any of the zonal offices, then it should be addressed as , ‘Through the Head of Operations (insert zone)’

Step 2: information is important.

It is important you provide the commission with as much information about the issue as possible. And this starts with titling the petition appropriately. Also, everything include in the petition should be factual and as concise as possible.

Finally, the petition should be presented in a very efficient and professional manner. A good way to do this is to present the petition in a sequential or chronological manner and giving the dates, times, locations and individuals involved.

Step 3: Provide evidence

It is not enough to state facts in your petition, you should also present evidence by attaching the necessary receipts, photos, documents, numbers etc.

Step 4: Submit your evidence

After writing your petition, you should date and sign the petition after which you can submit it at the zonal or head office or even by email.

In summary, it is highly recommended to involve a lawyer in your petition writing process because lawyers generally tend to have experience writing petition.

So that’s it. It takes just 4 simple step to write a petition to the EFCC and we have highlighted them below.

20 thoughts on “EFCC Offices in Nigeria: Locations & Contacts”

  1. I was duped 260,000 by a company claiming to be izea international, I have been robbed of all my finace.below are all the dates i transferred money to them.
    22nd September 2021,I transferred 80,000 to the name Abonjon titus,6231314173 fidelity bank.
    8th of Sept-55,000 to opeoluwa sodiq olakunle of United bank of Nigeria.
    30th of August -25,000 still to the above name opeoluwa of uba 210302601.
    24th August-87,000 to oluayobamikale boladale R of gtb 0012268525..I have documents to back all of my proofs,please I would be glad if you use your office to support us,

  2. I have been scammed more than 200 thousand naira from an online company known as VIP IZEA
    It was a well planned scamming that took time to unfold thereby giving people the assurance that it’s real in order to invest more….. Lately they started giving unusual bonuses to anyone who brings someone to join
    It was an online company that involves liking and subscribing videos on YouTube to get paid
    I’m laying a complaint cx I want them to be caught and my money refunded
    Not only mine other people that are also in on because of this

  3. Good afternoon sir/ma
    Please treat this as urgent !
    The below account details
    Name – Saleh sadiya
    Bank name- first bank
    Account number -3122192583
    Have scammed me of #260,000( two hundred and sixty thousand naira)and I’m requesting to be paid back. I would like for this account to be restricted and investigated immediately
    Attached are some of the proof of the payment I made into the above account
    Transactions with dates
    Thursday 23rd September 2021
    Friday 24th September 2021
    Please this message should be treated as urgent so he doesn’t abscond with my money
    I am a first bank customer with account number 3035935639

  4. I am scammed by a platform name VIP IZEA
    The program on the platform was so formal that can deceive large number of youth out there looking for a job like me
    I was ask to pay to secure the Job which I did out of been zealous and passionate for a job
    The account number I make payments to is 2040548283(SULEIMON USMAN) FIRST BANK
    I was also told to invite unemployed people that are ready to work which I was even happy to make some people happy to secure a job for them
    Now,the platform is not accessible again.
    This affect alot of people under my invitee and me myself
    Please look to this before large number of people fall into their plans again

  5. Good morning Sir/ Madam,

    Kindly treat as urgent!

    Bank: First Bank
    Nigeria (FBN)
    Account number: 2040548283
    Name: Suleiman Usman
    has scammed me over N77,300 ( one hundred and fifty thousand Naira ) and am requesting to be paid back.
    I would like for his account to be restricted and investigated immediately. Attached are some of the proof of evidence of monies taken from me from my bank accounts as follows

    Transactions with dates

    I) july 5th 2021- N8,000
    2) july 9th 2021- 14,300 .00
    3) September 23rd 2021- 49,000
    And more other which I can’t write right na
    and from my kuda bank

    All was taken in pretense to do an upgrade in a company called IZEA ( Vipizea) where he claimed I was an employee and I can do online tasks of liking videos, subscribing and to get paid via an application.

    Not only did he collect huge amount from me via false pretense ,he also lied about tax income he is to pay to Nigerian government which were all scam.

    Please this complaint should be treated urgently so he doesn’t abscond with my money.

    Am also a UBA customer with account number …( If you have account with 1st bank)

    I await your prompt response.

    Best regards

  6. I paid ₦25000.03 into this online business known as IZEAVIP which ended up to be carrying out fraudulent activities
    The website got shutdown yesterday and my source of livelihood gone
    My payment was made to this account
    Acct no. 6231314173
    Fidelity Bank

  7. I was scammed by a platform known as IZEAVIP.
    I was asked to pay money to a bank in other to secure a job with them.
    The account I made transfer to is
    Bank account number: 2089033621
    Bank name: Zenith Bank
    Name: Maduanochie Jude C
    I was asked to bring in people to work with me also which I have registered about three people who also sent their money to the above account and another account
    Bank name: Sterling OneBank
    Bank account number: 0081420659

    I was asked to make all this transaction by a referral manager called Jane and this is the number she chats me with the +234 806 153 5096.
    Over thousands of Nigerians have been scammed so far, we were all added in one group on telegram where they chat us and tell us what to do.
    Please help us we only joined to make ends meet.

    Thank you so much.

  8. Good day,my name is Elizabeth Omorodion from Edo State Nigeria,I have just been scammed by a so called platform called IZEA, i made transfer to a particular account twice,the first payment was N25,000 while the second payment was N155,000 making a sum total of N180,000.Please I need this people to be brought to book because this is so inhumane

  9. My partner and I were duped by one Kenneth who resides in Calabar. He gave us the impression that he has trucks to rent for use and collected 500k from us instantly. His boys also duped us. He kept on posting us for more than 4 months until the contract we intended to use the trucks for, was cancelled. We now ask for refund. He has started posting us again and even many times shouts at us on the phone.
    This is after we have spent flight, accommodation and feeding in Calabar for 5 weeks.
    We do not want to take laws into our hands. Please advise us on how to go about it and perhaps phone numbers of who we can speak to present our petition Thank you

  10. Please, where can i locate EFCC office that is closer to Ibafo, Ogun state.
    I need an urgent reply, please. We were scammed by someone named British Emmanuel.

  11. Can one submit petition to any EFCC office. Our company head office is in Lagos. Fraud was committed in our office in Owerri. Where can we submit our petition, Lagos or Port Harcourt or Enugu.

    Thanks for prompt reply

  12. Please sir,the activities of wakanda nation a platform where people comment on issues and being paid by this Wakanda Nation as an affiliate.They just manipulate claims that they are paying their affiliate while they are not.

    I registered with them last year and have accommodated some money with them and yet i am not being paid and likewise other affiliates.
    They are scammers organization,therefore EFFCC should investigate them.This is the website:https://wakanda.ng and this is their phone number 07069694497.

  13. To The Chairman of The EFCC Mr Ibrahim Magu sir I am being scammed by one Mr Barr James Macbeth email barrjmacbeth01@lawyer.com he said he is with the commission and I have sent money to him because I think he’s working with a Joseph tutu of Lagos Mr Macbeth said he was tranfering money Mr Joseph Tutu had stolen from me sir I just want this to stop and this person or persons put in prison so this will not happen to anyone else I have emails and can prove my case if you email me I will send all email and some western union verifications to you I Pray you contact me ASAP as I will also contact the FBI ICU3 to file a complaint with them but am hoping you will help before I file with the FBI … Thank You God Bless

  14. Thanks. Could you please provide the EFCC email address and phone numbers. I would like to encourage my wife to submit a petition against someone who just duped her by posing on Facebook as a senator known to her.

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