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.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report entitled, “Judge faults EFCC over detention of Jonathan’s Cousin”, which appeared in a number of newspapers on Friday May 27, 2016. The syndicated story tended to create the wrong notion that Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, condemned the Commission for allegedly violating the fundamental rights of Roberts Azibaola, a suspect that is under investigation for receiving $40million in a phantom contract from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
The Nigeria National Risk Assessment Report, NRA, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing have been identified as high risk areas in the fight against corruption.
Justice F. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 sentenced one Eugene Okpala, a 62-year old retired colonel to seven years imprisonment in a case of conspiracy, and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N34.5million (thirty-four million, five hundred thousand naira) brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, re arraigned an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, before Justice K.A Jose of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday May 26, 2016 on a 28-count charge of offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense.
Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of ‘ living with clean hands’ as a way of stamping out corruption from the society.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 dismissed the application by the embattled spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, seeking the release of his international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on 25th May 2016 secured the conviction of one Mallam Kabiru Jibrin before Justice Joseph Awak of Gombe State High Court after he was found guilty of a thre count charge bordering on obtaining one million, five hundred and sixty thousand naira (N1.560.000) by false pretence.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 dismissed the appeal brought before it by the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, ruling that the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja was right when he dismissed Metuh’s no-case-submission.
Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 granted bail in the sum of N10 million (Ten million naira) to one Victor Ochala who is standing trial on a 27-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery to the tune of over N300million (three hundred million naira) brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.