The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has called on professional bodies classified as Designated Non-Financial Institutions, DNFIs to comply with extant regulation on rendition of transactions within the stipulated threshold as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Lamorde made this call while receiving the executives of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, APBN in his office. He explained that the directive is not intended to be punitive, but to assist in making the society safer for all by checking incidence of corruption and money laundering. "It is our responsibility to enforce the law as passed by the National Assembly without friction, it is not targeted against anyone in particular," he posited.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday May 13, 2013 arraigned a businesswoman, Nneoma Amaechi before Justice K.O Nwosu of the Abia State High Court, Umuahia on a 4-count charge of fraudulent conversion and stealing.
The EFCC has arrested a 33-year-old man, Gift Onyegam, for defrauding a blind teacher, Mrs. Mary Rose Ihekanacho of N830, 000.
The victim was deceived through calls purportedly by a former acquaintance, Patrick Abah, a fellow she met during her National Youth Service orientation in 2009, into making the payments to enable her secure employment for her son with Shell Petroleum Company in Port Harcourt.