The Nigerian Navy Ship Delta (NNS Delta), on Monday, January 13, 2020 handed over a motor vessel, MV Salvation and its nine crew members to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, whom she arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering.
The suspects are: Tamuno Abereniboye, John Gwuene, Simon President, Nice Bien, Daniel Aghovwieokpo, Prince Ogun, Jabu Kimidengiyefa, Daniel People, Olawale Bello.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, presented two prosecution witnesses, Van Tichelan Freddy and Stefan Somogyi, against a businessman, Jean Codo and his company, Transport and Port Management System Limited, TPMS.
The defendants were arraigned on Friday, December 13, 2019 before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million Euros), property of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has taken note of insinuations and phantom claims that the Commission is “prosecuting” Senator Shehu Sani, because he is a known critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to an online report which claimed that the Commission on Thursday, January 9, 2020 arraigned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged fraud of N75.3biilion and wishes to state categorically that nothing of such took place.
Jewelry Marketers Association of Nigeria has lauded the anti-money laundering efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Additionally, the group gave a thumb up to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML), of the EFCC for its anti-money laundering sensitization efforts on Designated Non-Financial Institutions (DNFIs).
Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested Badamasi Sule and Muhammad Muhammad, suspected money-doublers, for being in possession of counterfeit Naira notes totaling about N45million.
They were arrested in December 2019, following actionable intelligence report which exposed a syndicate of fraudsters who specialize in printing fake N1,000 notes. They were also found to be in possession of fake $100 bills.
Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court on Friday, January 10, 2020 sentenced Joseph Adebayo to seven years in prison without option of fine for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700,000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira).
The convict was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has warned illegal oil bunkerers in the Niger Delta region to desist from acts of oil theft and economic sabotage. He gave the warning on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while addressing the Media. According to him, illegal oil bunkering is a terrible leakage of the economy and the EFCC would not relent in fighting it. "Let me also use this medium to warn all illegal oil bunkerers to desist from their nefarious operations". The EFCC Chairman, who was on a Working Visit to the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Commission, said the EFCC is resolute in its fight against economic sabotage and oil theft. He said "the Niger Delta is highly significant to our national economy and the Commission will continue to do all that is lawful and patriotic in ensuring that operators of illegal oil bunkering are brought to book", he said. For details of this and other stories, visit our website: www.efccnigeria.org
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lilian Salami
on Monday 6, 2020 paid a courtesy visit to the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Justice A.O. Musa of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, January 2, 2020 granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to keep the former attorney general and minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke in its custody for additional 14 days preparatory to his arraignment.
In granting the application, the judge stated that “the extension of the remand of the respondent for another 14 days for the purpose of his arraignment in court is necessary and granted as prayed."