A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice A. Y. Mohammed, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 adjourned the N19.2bn fraud case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva till June 8, 2015.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 27, 2015, arraigned one Elder Christopher Andrew Isibor before Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on a 3-count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in stolen crude oil.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 26, 2015, arraigned Mohammed Dogonyaro Audu (aka Abdullahi Dogonyaro Mohammed) and Yahaya Ayodeji,both staff of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, OAGF, before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Jabi, Abuja, on a ten count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and complicity in award of contact.
The trial of Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prisons Service, who is being prosecuted alongside two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, abuse of office and money laundering, before Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja has been adjourned till June 10.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a report in The Sun newspaper of Tuesday, May 26, 2015, entitled, Jonathan Starved EFCC of Funds- Lamorde, in which the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde was quoted as indicting the out-going Jonathan administration of poor performance.
Justice E. S. Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Monday, May 25, 2015 adjourned hearing in the matter involving Emmanuel Okoyomon, a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, NSPM, sine die.
Two staff of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Yahaya Yusuf Ayodeji and Mohammed Dogon Yaro Audu, implicated in a N1billion World Bank Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, fraud are to be arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
The Commission is concerned over the campaign of calumny launched against it by two former staff: Ms. Juliet Ibekaku and Mr. Michael Nzekwe. Ibekaku, a failed deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, has been using her participation in APC policy events to fire broadsides at the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 22, re-arraigned Opeyemi Ajuah, Majope Investment, Abdullah Alao, Axenergy, and Olarenwaju Olalusi before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on eight-count amended charge of conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money under false pretense.
The case involving a former governor of Bayelsa State , Timipre Sylva, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice A. Y Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja , has been adjourned till May 27, 2015.