Alleged N12.2bn Fraud: Patience Jonathan Knows Fate May 9
Witness Describes Shagaya as Patience's Co- Conspirator
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, April 12, 2019, fixed May 9, 2019 to deliver judgment in an application for final forfeiture filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of the sums of $8,435,788.84 (about N3 billion) and N9.2 billion (totalling about N12.2 billion), linked to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The court had, on April 19, 2018, ordered an interim forfeiture of the money, following an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC against Patience and some companies.
Businessman Bags One Year for N15m Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Maiduguri Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one Abdullateef Audu for obtaining the sum of N15 million under false pretence. Audu, sometime in May 2018 deceived his victim, Awana Rijiya, into parting with the said sum in the guise that he had foodstuffs to sell. After collecting the money, he broke his own part of the business deal, and it became difficult to get the money back from him.
N1.5bn Fraud: Court Fines Nanle Dariye’s Counsel N200,000 for Inefficiency
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has levelled a fine of N200,000 against counsel for Apartment le Paradis, an hotel in which Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, is a director, for inefficiency. Nanle was on February 27, 2018 arraigned along with Apartment le Paradis on a six-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5 billion, to which he pleaded “not guilty”.
N104m Fraud: Masari, Ex-SMEDAN DG Gets N30m Bail
Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted bail to Bature Umar Masari, a former Director General, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN who is facing a N104.7 million fraud charge. Masari was first arraigned on April 9, 2019 on a 17-count charge, following allegations of money laundering activities and benefitting from proceeds of gratification. His counsel, A. Magaji, SAN, had made an oral application for bail, which was opposed to by the prosecution, prompting the trial judge to fix hearing on the bail application to April 12, 2019, and to order the remand of the defendant in prison.
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April 12, 2019