Justice Achibong Achibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, convicted and sentenced ThankGod Nwabuwe to one year imprisonment on a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office with N50,000 option of fine on each count.
Prosecution witness (PW16) Mr Salami Kareem Adesoka, in trial of the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HoS, Mr. Steve Oronsanye, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, narrated before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how in 2015, he was instructed by the then permanent secretary in the Office of the HoS to submit business account names. He disclosed he submitted two: Obanlado Nigeria Limited and Fatitek Ventures, belonging to his friends and they got credit alerts afterwards in huge sums of money but was later asked by the permanent secretary to deliver the monies to his office in cash and was paid a commission of over N500, 000; likewise the account owners for the transactions.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, December 2, 2019 arraigned one Ibrahim Suleiman, 34, before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna.
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday, December 2, 2019 ordered the forfeiture of the Ilorin residence of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on an interim basis.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, December 2, 2019 arraigned one Sadiq Mustapha, a 33-year-old businessman before Justice Mallong Peter of the Federal High Court, Kaduna.
A prosecution witness, Peter Ademola Adegoke, a Compliance Officer with a new generation bank on Friday, November 29, 2019, told Justice Abdullai M. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how the sum of N18bn was paid into the account of a company, Ismalob Global Investments, belonging to Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has charged religious leaders in the country to direct their messages more on the need for Nigerians to embrace integrity and hard work, noting that such messages are necessary to catalyze Nigerians towards playing positive roles in national development.
Mairo Abdulahi Bashir, a business manager with United Bank for Africa, UBA, and first prosecution witness, (PW1), in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, November 29, 2019 disclosed that Maina used his sister’s name to open a secret bank account with the UBA, through which funds were transferred. According to the witness, Maina passed off the account as belonging to his sister, while he actually operated it.
A former employee of the Ayete Microfinance Bank Limited in Oyo State, Sunday Fadayomi, was on Friday, November 29, 2019, sentenced to six years in prison without an option of fine for stealing a total of sum of N11,000,000 (Eleven Million Naira) from the bank while working there.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, in the early hours of Thursday November 28, 2019, arrested 23 Internet fraud suspects at a building which is being used as training outpost for potential cyber criminals on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village, Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.