Justice Okechukwu Okeke of the Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed November 6, 7 and 8, 2012 for continuation of trial in the case instituted against the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his personal assistant, Oyebode Alade Atoyebi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, the EFCC presented its first witness, Adebayo Adeniyi, an operative of the Commission. Adeniyi told the court that in the course of investigation, he demanded for documents from the Clerk of the House of Assembly and took statements from several members of the State House of Assembly and civil servants.
Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State has fixed November 19, 2012, for the arraignment of the former Nasarawa state governor, Aliyu Akwe Doma and six others being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 17 count criminal charge of laundering state funds totaling over N15 billion.
$7million Bulk Cash Courier: COURT CONVICTS SUSPECT, ORDERS FORFEITURE OF 25% UNDECLARED SUM TO GOVT.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and presided over by Justice C.J. Nweke, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, convicted a bulk cash courier, Abubakar Sheriff Tijjani, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The convict pleaded guilty and was ordered to forfeit to government, 25% of the $2.549.444 (Two million, Five Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty Four United States Dollars) not declared to the security agencies before he was arrested by operatives of the EFCC at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.