Jewelry Marketers Association of Nigeria has lauded the anti-money laundering efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Additionally, the group gave a thumb up to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML), of the EFCC for its anti-money laundering sensitization efforts on Designated Non-Financial Institutions (DNFIs).
Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested Badamasi Sule and Muhammad Muhammad, suspected money-doublers, for being in possession of counterfeit Naira notes totaling about N45million.
They were arrested in December 2019, following actionable intelligence report which exposed a syndicate of fraudsters who specialize in printing fake N1,000 notes. They were also found to be in possession of fake $100 bills.
Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court on Friday, January 10, 2020 sentenced Joseph Adebayo to seven years in prison without option of fine for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700,000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira).
The convict was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence.