Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on
Friday, September 11, 2015 ruled as an abuse of court process, the
bail application brought before it by Emmanuel Ehidiamhem Okoyomon,
former Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting
Company, NSPMC, whose extradition to the United Kingdom, UK, has been
ordered by a Federal High Court, Abuja.
A staff of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, who attempted to dupe a National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) contractor, Liuideco Global Services Limited, on the pretext that he can help “kill” a pending investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, has been arrested by the anti-graft agency.
The Nigeria Labour movement today threw its weight behind Ibrahim Lamorde, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, expressing confidence in the anti-graft agency boss’ competence and commitment to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
A Nigerian fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, who was arrested on February 12, 2015 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, for identity theft-related offences, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Kingdom for the murder of 18-year-old Marcus Hall in 2001, following a brawl outside Luton’s Atmosphere Nightclub, where the popular music group, So Solid Crew, had performed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, September 4, 2015 arraigned Salisu Adamu, Muhammed Hamma and Muhammed Tukur before Justice M. B. Goje of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, currency counterfeiting and obtaining by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered and returned the sum of 10, 540 Euros to a polish victim of Internet love scam.The victim, simply identified as Jamina, was allegedly duped 40,000 Euros by the suspect, Gabriel Oseremen Xavi who operates a fake Facebook account with the name, Collins Page.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report captioned, Alleged N1tn diversion: Senate to probe Lamorde’s alleged diversion of N1tn, which appeared in The Punch Newspaper of Monday August 24, 2015 containing salacious claims of corruption against the person of the chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde.
The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has said that a careful study of the Nigerian Constitution is crucial in designing strategies and policies for combating corruption.
Speaking at a one-day meeting of heads of anti-graft agencies on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Review, Recommendations and the Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy at Barcelona Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Lamorde stated that some relevant laws in the Nigerian Constitution needed to be amended before the adoption of an action plan towards the fight against corruption.
As a way of enhancing the collaboration between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the United States in the fight against economic and financial crimes, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, on Tuesday August 18, 2015 donated a forensic work station to the EFCC.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has advocated improved financial intelligence gathering by the anti-graft agency and other law enforcement agencies in the country to check flow of illicit funds, if the war on terror must be won.
“A reputable strategy to fight insurgency is to deprive the insurgents of funds, because there is no dispute that illicit funds movement across borders fuels organized crimes, including terror attacks and insurgency in Nigeria,” Lamorde said.