The trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, continued on June 6, 2016 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its tenth witness, as it closed its case against him.
Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on Monday June 6, 2016 disqualified himself from presiding over the trial of Gabriel Suswan, former Governor of Benue State and his finance commissioner, Okolobia Okpanachi.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 6, 2016 arraigned the duo of John Elijah Edet and Jeffery Ulu Orji before Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on an 8-count charge of internet fraud and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy Four US Dollars ($2,974).
A former Commander of Guards Brigade and erstwhile Commander of the Joint Military Task Force, OPERATION PULO SHIELD, Major General Emmanuel Atewe was today arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering. The officer who is currently serving with the army’s Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger state was charged alongside a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NMASA, Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi; Kime Engozu and Josphine Otuaga.
The Ag Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu has vowed to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the use of the resources meant for internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Borno State and elsewhere in the country. He made the declaration Thursday in Maiduguri while speaking at the newly reopened Zonal office of the Commission.
In continuation of its relentless efforts in bringing corrupt public officers to justice, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 arraigned Air Vice Marshall Olutayo Tade Oguntoyinbo before Justice Olukayode A. Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on one count charge of bribery to the tune of N166million (one hundred and sixty-six million naira).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday May 1, 2016 arraigned one Imo Efiong Akpan before Justice Ifiok Ukana of the State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on a 2- count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of Forty Million Naira.
More documentary evidence were on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to further back up its claim against former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido for allegedly defrauding the state to the tune of N1.35billion.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 opened trial with two witnesses - Umar Dalhatu and Abdulkadir Saidu- in a case of alleged bribery involving Abumere Joseph Osagie, a former deputy director, Federal Inland Revenue, FIRS, and one Jamila Ojora before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 tendered a myriad of documentary evidence before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to further establish its claim on how the former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido and his cohorts defrauded the State.