The attempt by the former Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Adult Education, Dr. Dayo Olagunju and 10 others to stop their prosecution over a N479million scam has failed. Justice Elvis S. Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, November 26, 2012 struck out their applications challenging the jurisdiction of the court and the competence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute them.
The arraignment of Dr. Wale Babalakin and four others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offences bordering on money laundering could not go on today as the court was told that Babalakin is on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Justice Adebisi Akinlade of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on November 27, 2012, sentenced Ibok Benneth Preston, a national youth corps member to eight months imprisonment for attempting to commit internet fraud. The convict was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a ten count charge bordering on forgery and possession of fraudulent proposal document to the tune of $4,500 (Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars). The offence is contrary to Sections 363 of the criminal law of Lagos State, vol. 44 No 11 of 2011.