The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today said it has achieved some success in the prosecution of pension fraud cases. Briefing journalists in Abuja, the agency’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the Commission has called several witnesses in many of the cases under trial and succeeded in securing the final forfeiture of a property linked to Shuaibu Teidi, former director, Pension Accounts, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, who is facing a 22-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, conspiracy to commit fraud and concealing the origin of stolen pension funds to the tune of N18.3 billion.
Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja has adjourned to June 4, 2014 for ruling on whether the court has jurisdiction to hear the N1.4 billion oil subsidy case involving the duo of Helyn Aninye, Chizobam Aniebonam and their company, Pon-specialized Services Limited.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 24, 2014 told a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja that an application filed by Wole Olanipekun, SAN, counsel to a former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank, Mr. Erastus Akingbola, challenging the jurisdiction of the court, was premature and a ploy to delay his trial.
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