The prosecution of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, indicted in the Diezani bribe saga continued today before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos with two of the accused persons, Christan Nwosu and Tijani Bashir acknowledging a receipt which indicated that they collected N268 million from Fidelity Bank, Ilorin, Kwara state.
A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 24, 2017 escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mr. Austin Okwor an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt, had closed late for the day and as he left office, he was suddenly accosted by a gang of daredevil hoodlums who opened fire on him. Luckily for him, he was able to shake off his assailants but not without sustaining some bullet wounds as they kept firing at him. He was rushed to a private hospital in Port Harcourt where he is receiving treatment. According to Ishaq Salihu, Head of the Zonal office, the incident has already been reported to the Police in Port Harcourt.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, June 23, 2017, arraigned a Federal High Court judge, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering on unlawful enrichment and giving false information to the EFCC.