The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission note with concern two separate decisions by court on December 13, 2013 in cases investigated by the Commission. The first was the acquittal of former Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Chief Olabode George and five others by the Supreme Court. The other was the acquittal of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and two other by a Federal Capital Territory High Court.
Two applications, one seeking the transfer of case to another judge and, the other, a notice of appeal against the refusal of bail to the defendants today stalled the trail of Mrs Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke and 11 other defendants who are being prosecuted at Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over a N5.6billion pension fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 prayed a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja to issue a bench warrant on Oluwaseun Ogunbambo and grant it power to verify a medical report presented to the court by the accused. In the medical report, Ogunbambo claimed to be sick and could not present himself in court for trial.