Aminu Sule Lamido, the 34-year old son of Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for offences bordering on money laundering was today convicted by Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano, and ordered to forfeit 25 percent of the undeclared sum of $40,000
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday July 11, 2013 convicted and sentenced one Ayoola Coker, a 37-year-old stockbroker to 30 years imprisonment for stealing N17.5 million belonging to his clients.
Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo gave this verdict after Coker pleaded guilty to the 15- count charge that borders stealing, issuance of dud cheque, forgery and uttering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Gabrael Kolawole of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will September 20, 2013 deliver judgment on the ownership of the $15million Ibori Bribe which is the subject of legal tussle between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Delta State Government. The Delta State Government is claiming ownership of the money allegedly given by James Ibori, former governor of the state as bribe to stave-off arrest by former chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of a Lagos State High sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 adjourned for ruling an application of no case submission brought before it by Dr Erastus Akingbola, former Managing Director Intercontinental Bank Plc now Access Bank and Bayo Dada of Tropics Finance Limited. The two defendants are standing trial for offences bordering on stealing and obtaining under false pretences.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday July 9, 2013 asked the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to set aside the July 4 ruling of Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja discharging Dr. Hassan Muhammed Lawal, former minister of works and his alleged accomplice, Adesanye Adewale of the 8-count charge of money laundering filed against them by the anti- graft agency.
Timothy Elerewe and Adegbuyi Ayodele, former chairman and secretary respectively of the Nigerian Union of Journalists Correspondent Chapel, Abuja, were on Tuesday July 9, 2013 remanded in Kuje prison by Justice Suleiman Belgore of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja following their arraignment on a 5-count charge that borders on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission..
Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on July 9, 2013 adjourned ruling on the "no case submission" by the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Dr. Wale Babalakin and four others in a case of conspiracy to commit felony, corruptly conferring benefit on account of public action and retention of proceeds of a criminal conduct to the tune of N4. 7 Billion.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Ifeanyichukwu Williams on a 2-count charge of conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum product before Justice O. O. Oguntoyinbo at the Federal High Court, Owerri, Imo State.
Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano will on Friday July 12, 2013 deliver judgment in the case of money laundering involving Aminu Sule Lamido, son of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido.
The trio of Helyn Aninye, Chizobam Ben-Okafor and Pon-Specialised Services Limited who are currently being prosecuted before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over their alleged involvement in the petroleum subsidy scam has filed an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court. The accused persons who are facing an 18-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretence from the Federal Government of Nigeria are alleged to have fraudulently obtained the sum of N1.4 billion through the Petroleum Support Fund.