The Northern Youth Council, NYC, the umbrella body of all youth organisations in the northern part of Nigeria, on May 4, 2017, adjudged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the “Best Anti-Corruption Agency in Africa”.
A prosecution witness in the trial of a former Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Air Marshal Alex S. Badeh (retd) has revealed how a lawyer to the former CDS absconded to Dubai with title documents of various properties allegedly procured with monies removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, between January and December, 2013.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 3, 2017 presented two more witnesses in the trial of Mahmud Deji Sambo and Bukar Musti, both former Assistant Director and Chief Accountant respectively of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, Borno State. They are standing trial for defrauding the hospital to the tune of N58 million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, arraigned one Eucharia Ekezie before Justice Olasumbo Olajumoke Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a ten-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to the alarm purportedly raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu at Wednesday May 3 plenary of the upper chamber of the National Assembly. The distinguished Senator alleged that there were plots by the Commission to set him up by planting monies and guns in his residence.
The management of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, on May 3, 2017 expressed its readiness to partner with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a bid to promote a healthy financial climate in Nigeria.
A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yisa Olanrewaju Adedoyin, has pleaded guilty to receiving the sum of N70,050,000.00(Seventy Million, Fifty Thousand Naira) from the N23billion alleged Diezani Allison- Madueke bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election.
Justice Aliyu Mayaki of the Niger State High Court, sitting in Minna, on May 3, 2017, granted bail to the immediate past governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu and his Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko on a 6-count charge of fraud to the tune of N3billion preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 arraigned the duo of Ajani Isaac Adedotun, (a.k.a. Clara Williams and Lara Williams) and Adesina Segun Adedeji before Justice A.D. Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede, on a 50-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.