Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned to June 27, 2018 for further hearing in a N3.2bn fraud case involving a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, and others.
The conviction of two prominent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye in quick succession by a Federal Capital Territory High Court has put a lie to the often repeated charge by critics and cynics that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is lukewarm in prosecuting chieftains of the ruling party for corruption. Nyame and Dariye, both former two-term governors of Taraba and Plateau State respectively, were convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges.
The trial of five persons, implicated in the fraudulent diversion of about $4 million of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria, began on June 12, 2018 before Justice O.O. Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 arraigned one Abdullahi Mohammed before Justice Filibus B. Aneetur of the High Court of Taraba State sitting in Jalingo on a 9-count charge of criminal breach of trust and forgery contrary to Section 362 of the Penal Code Law of Taraba State and punishable under Section 364 of the same Law.
Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano today June 12, 2018 refused an application by a former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau for the release of his international passport to enable him travel to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.
Senator Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State, who was being prosecuted by the EFCC for a N1.16bn fraud was on June 12, 2018 sentenced to 14 years in prison for criminal breach of trust and two years for misappropriation of public funds, to run concurrently.
sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, with a prosecution witness, Olumuyiwa Sholanke, stating that Ofili- Ajumogobia lied to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, that she was on sick-bed at the hospital.