The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on March 6, 2013 arraigned Emmanuel Akabueze before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano on three count charge that borders on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see GIABA provide technical assistance to the Commission in furtherance of its mandate of fighting economic crimes and corruption. Speaking at the signing ceremony which took place at the Commission's headquarters in Abuja, the Director- General of GIABA, Dr Abdullahi Shehu said the technical support his organization is offering the EFCC should be able to strengthen its capacity in the area of investigation and diligent prosecution with a view to increasing the number of convictions.
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.