Sixteen staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, would be trained in the art of effective communication, as part of efforts by the United States Government, to assist the anti-graft agency in taking its anti-corruption crusade to the grassroots.

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo N`Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II has charge officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC not to be intimidated in the discharge of their duties. The revered monarch stated this today when he received officials of the EFCC from Benin zonal office in his palace.

Heads of Anti- Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa rounded off their 7th regional conference June 2 in Malawi, with a decision that Nigeria hosts the next conference of the association in 2018. In addition, Nigeria’s Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will serve as the vice chairman of the executive Committee of the association.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of Shamsudeen Bala, a son to the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, to June 26, 2017 while granting him permission to travel for (Umrah) lesser hajj.

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos, sitting in Ikoyi, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, admitted as exhibits the opening account and statement of account of Slok Company Nigeria Limited, a company linked to a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

A prosecution witness, Ibrahim Welye, on June 7, 2017 told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that there were no approvals for contracts awarded by a former Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, for the electrification of Kirshinga village in Madagali Local Government area of the state.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed June 28, 2017 to deliver ruling on whether the statement of Osarenkhoe Afe, who is standing trial along with Stephen Oronsaye, a former Head of Service to the Federation, for a N2 billion fraud case, was obtained voluntarily or otherwise.

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi,  Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sums  of  $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered in an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos to the federal government.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 arraigned the trio of Onukaogu Onyinyechi Esther, Ebenuwa Chinazo Jennifer and Onukaogu Joshua before Justice A. S. Adepoju of the FCT High court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on a 13-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.

The South-South Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ishaq Salihu, on Thursday June 1,  told a Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, that a former director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Robert Akunne Obuoha, offered him a bribe of N150, 000.00k (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only), in order to compromise an ongoing investigation by the EFCC.