Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde has cautioned public officers across the country against betrayal of trust reposed in them by the larger public. He gave the warning January 11, 2014 at a Retreat for Federal Permanent Secretaries in Lagos. According to him, public officers hold positions in trust for the people and betrayal of such trust "is the worst crime a public officer can commit against the people".
Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Dije Abdu Aboki has convicted and sentenced one Bashir Ahmed Haruna to seven months imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and forgery. He is also to pay a fine of N200, 000.
The convict and his accomplice, one Abdul Awwal Yahaya, were arraigned on November 18, 2013 for conspiring among themselves to obtain over N2, 000, 000 (Two Million Naira Only) from one Mohammed Awwal Ustaz by presenting themselves as agents of Future University in Cairo Egypt and offering to help secure admission for his children into the University.
The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has called for an enhanced working relationship between the Commission and the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA in order to curb land scam and other fraudulent practices in the FCT. Lamorde made the appeal Thursday January 9, 2014 during a courtesy visit to the minister of the FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed.