Justice Husseine Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja has adjourned to July 11 and 12, 2013 further hearing in the trial of the seven persons being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for complicity in the police pension scam.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday May 31, arraigned the trio of Helyn Aninye, Chizobam Ben-Okafor and Pon-Specialised Services Limited before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on an 18-count charge of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretence from the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Petroleum Support Fund.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday May 31, 2013, arraigned, Folake Idayat Kowo before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on 7- count charge bordering on stealing and issuance of dud cheques.
She allegedly collected consignment of various brands of frozen fish worth N156million (one hundred and fifty six million naira) from Premium Sea Foods Limited to be sold in her cold-rooms in various locations in Lagos but converted the proceeds to her use.
Justice M.B Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos on May 27, 2013, convicted and sentenced Peter Nosakhire Iyen to five years imprisonment for forgery and counterfeiting.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday May 30, 2013, arraigned the quartet of Ibrahim Mohammed Kamba, Steven Imokhe, Hassan Argungu and Ibrahim Mohammed Bashir before Justice Abba B. Mohammed of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Apo, Abuja, on a 13-count criminal charge of conspiracy, stealing, forgery, personation, criminal conversion and obtaining under false pretence.
Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva today failed in the bid to repossess his international passport as Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja threw out his application for lack of merit.
A principal prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Raymond Omatseye, former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, on Thursday, May 30, 2013, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that Omatseye awarded a contract for the purchase of Blackberry Smartphones without the approval of the board of the agency.
A lecturer at the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Dr. Stephen Obekpa Abah was on Tuesday May 28, 2013 docked before Justice Olasumbo Olarenwaju Goodluck of a Federal Capital Territory High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a two count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
A fraudster who impersonated a former Plateau State Governor, Fidelis Tapgun and allegedly duped a serving senator of N5m has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Vincent Bulus Venman a.k.a Fidelis Tapgun was apprehended at a First Bank of Nigeria Plc branch in Jos, Plateau State while attempting to withdraw the sum of Two Million Naira (N2, 000,000) sent to him as a bait by the serving senator whom he had earlier defrauded of N5m by claiming to be Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday May 27, 2013 arraigned one John Nwachukwu before Justice S. M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Owerri, Imo State on 3-count charge of pipeline vandalism and illegal dealing in petroleum products.