The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Court of Appeal, Enugu secured a landmark  Judgement when the appellate court dismissed the appeal by former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike challenging the interim forfeiture of the N50 Million in his Zenith Bank account.

The trial of Jide Omokore, an ally of Diezani Alison-Madueke, for a $1.6billion fraud could not continue on Friday, December 8, 2017, due to the absence of defence counsel, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN.

Justice Rilwan M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, ordered a temporary forfeiture of the sum of N28, 500, 000( Twenty-eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and several houses allegedly belonging to a Director of Accounts,  Lagos State Ministry of Public Works Corporation, Anifowoshe Alade, to the Federal Government.

Justice Rilwan M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $700,000 out of the $1, 909,140 laundered by a businessman, Ani Paulinus Onyeka, to the Federal Government.


Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 adjourned to January 16, 2018, for adoption of addresses in a no- case submission by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Physician, Fortune Fiberesima.

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 adjourned further hearing in the criminal charge of diverting $2.1billion meant for the purchase of arms, involving former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Attahiru and their company, Dalhatu Investment Limited to February 15, 2018.

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.

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, on December 6, 2017 set aside order of then Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Abuja, Justice Ibrahim Auta, re-assigning the trial of Sule Lamido, from Justice Adeniyi Ademola, to Justice Babatunde Quadri.

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.