The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised alarm over the rising incidences of e-mail spoofing and account takeover by suspected fraudsters. The trend which targets influential personalities in government, the professions and the private sector has assumed a frightening dimension in recent time with not a few people losing their e-mails to the fraudsters who deploy the accounts to various nefarious ends; including soliciting funds from friends and acquaintances of the owners of the accounts.
A principal prosecution witness recalled by a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, in the on-going trial of former managing director of Bank PHB, Francis Atuche, on Monday, March 4, 2013, disowned a resolution of Future View Securities Limited's board purportedly presented as evidence of a request for a loan from the defunct Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank). The witness, Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi, explained to the court that her company, Future View Securities Limited never pass a resolution requesting a loan from the defunct bank.
The trial of John Yakubu Yusufu, a former Director of Police Pension Office who is being prosecuted before Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, could not go on today, March 4, 2013 following severe discomfort by the accused person that raised fears of ill-health. Consequently, the matter was adjourned to April 22, 2013.