A tip from a whistle blower today led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept huge sums of money in various currencies at the popular Balogun market in Lagos. The monies include €547,730 and £21,090 as well as N5,648,500 . The total haul is about N250m at the prevailing exchange rate at the parallel market.
Again, a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday, April 10, 2017, failed in his bid to stop a prosecution witness, Christiana O. a manager with the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Umuaka branch, Umuahia, Abia State, from giving further evidence in a criminal charge of N3.2 billion brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Justice O.H. Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Monday, April 10, 2017, refused an application filed by a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking leave of the court to travel abroad for medical check.