Justice U. N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt has dismissed the motion filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by a former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Blessing Ukiri challenging the competence and authority of the EFCC to investigate and prosecute him. The court ruled that the accused has a case to answer and that the Commission should proceed to trial.
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted one Suleiman Abdul for illegal dealing in Petroleum product. Justice U.N Agomoh convicted the accused and sentenced him to two years imprisonment on each of the two-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to reports in some Newspapers today, December17, 2013 purporting that the Commission is broke and has less than N2million in its coffers.
The comment credited to the Secretary to the Commission, Mr Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo who led a delegation of the EFCC to the public hearing by the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes on the Bill to establish the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency, is gross misrepresentation of what transpired at the event.