It has come to the knowledge of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that some unscrupulous individuals are seeking to exploit the current recruitment exercise in the Commission for private gain by soliciting payment from unsuspecting job seekers in order to facilitate their employment into the Commission.
A fraudster who impersonated the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and attempted to fleece a Bayero University don of N300, 000 for a nonexistent appointment in the Presidency has been convicted. Christian Efe Oyovweyho was today December 5 convicted and sentenced to 8years imprisonment by Justice Z.B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano. The convict was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 2-count charge that borders on conspiracy and attempt to obtain, in contravention of sections 8(a) and (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri zonal office, on Monday, December 4, 2017 arraigned the trio of Philip Power, Attah Adoga and Christopher Wema before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State on a 2-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.