The Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Ayo Olowonihi has charged Nigerian youth to shun corruption and buy into the fight against economic and financial crimes. Olowonihi made this call on July 4, 2013 while receiving students of Hayatul Islam Nursery and Primary School, who paid him a courtesy visit at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
Trial of Fred Ajudua who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for conspiring with one Charles Ovie to defraud Mr. Remy Cime, a Dutch National of the sum of $1.69m, at a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, suffered a setback on Monday, July 8, 2013 as his new counsel, Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, SAN, filed an interlocutory application for stay of proceedings or for the case to be transferred to another Judge. According to him, the presiding judge, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole was biased towards his client.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 5, 2013, arraigned one Omoike Emmanuel, a suspected internet fraudster before Justice E. F. Ikponmwen of Edo State High Court, Benin, on an 8-count charge bordering on internet fraud and obtaining by false pretence.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja and presided over by Justice Lateefat Okunnu was on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 told that Opeyemi Ajuyah who is standing trial alongside Olarenwaju Olafusi, Majope Investment Limited, Axenergy Limited and Abdullahi Alao, for allegedly conspiring to commit N1.1 billion fuel subsidy fraud, forged a shore certificate to access payment for its subsidy claims by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA.
The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde has identified strong legislation, enforcement and adjudication as necessary ingredients for the success of the war against financial crimes and corruption in the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday July 2, 2013 arraigned one Jerry O.J Igbokwe before Justice S.A Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a 2-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested one Mrs. Ekaete Ime Sam for alleged criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday June 27, 2013 arraigned one Agada Ayibakuro and Global Oil and Gas Limited before Justice S.A Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a 19-count criminal charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
A former Director, Pension Accounts, in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Shaibu Teidi who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for defrauding the Head of Service pension accounts to the tune of N18.3million is to remain in Kuje Prison where he was remanded upon arraignment on June 7, 2013.
Justice Lateefat Okunnu of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Monday, July 1st, 2013, told a former managing director of BankPHB Plc, now Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Francis Atuche, his wife, Elizabeth and his associate, Mr. Ugo Anyanwu who are facing trial over a N27billion scam, that they have a case to answer and should be ready to open their defence.