The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his "no-case submission" appeal.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday March 21, 2017, arraigned one Adeola Dada, a lawyer, before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on one-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N15m( Fifteen Million Naira).
Justice Simon Aboki of the State High Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State on Thursday, March 20, 2017 convicted and sentenced one Hanna Abraham to 14years imprisonment on a 3-count charge of obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque to the tune of N7million preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today secured the conviction of a currency counterfeiter ABUBAKAR UMAR alias HABU DOGO before Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola on 6-count charge bordering on conspiracy and possession of counterfeit currency.
The trial of Giwa Useni John, Pius Iorye Uganden and Nancy Uganden for a N30 million fraud continued on March 21, 2017 before Justice O.A. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Lugbe, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting two witnesses against them.
Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, has adjourned to April 27 and 28, 2017 for further hearing in the trial of Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has dedicated the 2016 Person of the Year Award bestowed on him by the Leadership Newspapers, to Nigerians, calling for more support in ridding Nigeria of financial crimes.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday , March 17, 2017, secured the conviction and sentencing of an Internet fraudster, Akintunde Vincent Abiodun, a.k.a. Christopher Williams, before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.
A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday, March 17, 2017 turned down the application of Abba Moro, former interior minister, to travel abroad for medical appointment.
Days after the Senate rejected his nomination, Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been invited by two leading anti-corruption organizations, the Transparency International and Global Witness to speak at an international conference on money laundering and assets recovery on March 21, 2017 in London. Magu is expected to deliver a paper on the topic, “Give Us Our Money Back – Nigeria’s Fight Against Corruption: A Critical Conversation”.