Michael Wetkas, prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former Jigawa State, governor, Sule Lamido, on Wednesday, November, 27, 2019, presented more details of fund transfers, through bank cheques and e-payments in favour of a company, Dantata and Sawoe, ostensibly for the execution of Jigawa state projects, which were later diverted to bank accounts allegedly belonging to the former governor.
The trial of the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development, Jide Omokore, continued on Wednesday, November, 27, 2019 with the trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Federal High Court, Abuja, ruling in favour of the prosecution in a trial-within-trial to determine the admissibility of the statements of the fourth and fifth defendants.
The trial of Abdurrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team and his son, Faisal, continued on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the first prosecution witness (PW1), Mairo Abdulahi Bashir, a branch manager with United Bank for Africa, UBA, testifying on how both defendants made huge withdrawals, which he considered as unusual, from their accounts with UBA.
The Port Harcourt's Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 arraigned a fake ‘IBRAHIM MAGU’ who has been using the name of the EFCC boss to harass and blackmail senior officiials of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for bribes to ‘Kill’ spurious corruption investigations.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, arraigned one Alao Lawal Ope before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and stealing to the tune of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira).
Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 fixed December 11, 2019 for the re-arraignment of Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Enugu Zonal office on Tuesday 26 November, 2019 arraigned one Chikere Felix Ibeawuchi before Justice T.G Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N5,500.000, (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira only).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 arraigned Alhaji Yusha'u Mohammed Kebbe before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on an eight-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust involving multi-million sums of money.
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has adjourned further hearing in a $5m fraud case involving the duo of Victor Uadiale and Capt. Everest Nnaji to December 16, 2019.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has reiterated the need for cooperation among the country’s security and law enforcement officers in confronting the security challenges of the country.