The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, October 08, 2012 arraigned Dora Gilmaska, a Polish woman, before an Abuja High Court presided by Justice Abubakar Umar, on a one count charge of fraud. Gilmaska, Executive Officer of Icon Media and Marketing Agency Limited, is being prosecuted for issuing dud cheque of Nine Million Naira only (N9million) to one Tayo Olugbemi.
Three years after they were first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an 83 count charge of fraud, criminal conspiracy, criminal misappropriation of public funds, diversion, stealing, retaining and processing proceeds of crimes, and awarding of contracts in excess of the approved limit, all totalling N479million, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on November 22, 2012, rule whether or not it has jurisdiction to re-arraign the former Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Adult Education, Dr. Dayo Olagunju and 10 others.
Justice Babatunde O. Quadri of the Federal High Court sitting in Gombe on November 5, 2012, sentenced Abdullahi Bello who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a five count charge of conspiracy, dealing in and possession of counterfeit Nigerian currency notes to 25 years imprisonment.
The offence for which Bello, who was arraigned on October 31, 2012, was convicted, are contrary to Sections 6 (2) (b) and 4 (1) of the Counterfeit Currency (Special Provision) Act CAP C35 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.