The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has expressed reservation about the ruling of an FCT High Court, Abuja which handed a six year jail term with the option of N750, 000 fine to John Yakubu Yusufu, one of the six persons standing trial in the N32.8billion Police Pension scam. Justice Mohammed Talba convicted and sentenced Yusufu to two years imprisonment with the option of N250, 000 fine on three of an amended 20-count charge. The Commission is of the view that the option of fine runs contrary to the understanding between the prosecution and the defence wherein the convict consented to a custodial sentence with the forfeiture of all assets and money that are proceed of the crime. The agreement was duly communicated to his lordship.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed Chief Osita Emmanuel Okereke, a former presidential aspirant of the Nigeria Liberation Party over a case of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretences and extortion. Okereke is allegedly the arrow head of a syndicate masquerading as members of a self-style "National Task Force" set up to combat Importation and Smuggling of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons.