A prosecution witness, Arinze Ahijo Nkem, an Abuja-based businessman, on Monday, June 19, 2017, told Justice A.O. Faji of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how a former Commander of the Military Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Pulo Shield, in the Niger Delta, Major-General Emmanuel Atewe (retd.) fraudulently diverted about N4.1bn received from the coffers of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to an advertorial by the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, which appeared in a number of newspapers including Leadership and Thisday, today June 19, 2017. The advertorial, tiled, Statement of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN and signed by Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, was unsparing in its condemnation of the so-called invasion of the Sun Newspaper by the EFCC on June 12, 2017. It claims the Commission’s presence at The Sun was an affront on freedom of expression of the media especially journalists on the stable of The Sun.
Justice A. S. Umar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Monday, June 19, 2017 admitted in evidence two documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, who is standing trial for alleged corruption.