The Ag Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu has vowed to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the use of the resources meant for internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Borno State and elsewhere in the country. He made the declaration Thursday in Maiduguri while speaking at the newly reopened Zonal office of the Commission.
In continuation of its relentless efforts in bringing corrupt public officers to justice, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 arraigned Air Vice Marshall Olutayo Tade Oguntoyinbo before Justice Olukayode A. Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on one count charge of bribery to the tune of N166million (one hundred and sixty-six million naira).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday May 1, 2016 arraigned one Imo Efiong Akpan before Justice Ifiok Ukana of the State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on a 2- count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of Forty Million Naira.
More documentary evidence were on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to further back up its claim against former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido for allegedly defrauding the state to the tune of N1.35billion.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 opened trial with two witnesses - Umar Dalhatu and Abdulkadir Saidu- in a case of alleged bribery involving Abumere Joseph Osagie, a former deputy director, Federal Inland Revenue, FIRS, and one Jamila Ojora before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 tendered a myriad of documentary evidence before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to further establish its claim on how the former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido and his cohorts defrauded the State.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report entitled, “Judge faults EFCC over detention of Jonathan’s Cousin”, which appeared in a number of newspapers on Friday May 27, 2016. The syndicated story tended to create the wrong notion that Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, condemned the Commission for allegedly violating the fundamental rights of Roberts Azibaola, a suspect that is under investigation for receiving $40million in a phantom contract from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
The Nigeria National Risk Assessment Report, NRA, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing have been identified as high risk areas in the fight against corruption.
Justice F. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 sentenced one Eugene Okpala, a 62-year old retired colonel to seven years imprisonment in a case of conspiracy, and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N34.5million (thirty-four million, five hundred thousand naira) brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, re arraigned an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, before Justice K.A Jose of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday May 26, 2016 on a 28-count charge of offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense.