The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has charged accountants and auditors to shun corruption and take up the gauntlet in the fight against corruption. Lamorde made this call at a national workshop on anti-corruption organized by the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, at Akwa, Anambra State.
Justice Olasumbo Olarenwaju Goodluck of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, Abuja on April 30, 2013 charged the duo of Onuabuike Chukwuebuka and Izuchukwu Emewulu to sort out issues regarding their representation in court as she would no longer entertain further request for adjournment in the internet fraud case instituted against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC.
Following the failure of former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki to attend his trial in the N36billion case of theft and money laundering instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Justice S. Yahuza of the Federal High Court, Dutse has summoned his surety, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari, a serving member of the House of Representatives to appear before him on May 16, 2013, " to show cause why the recognizance entered into by him to produce the accused should not be forfeited"
The coast is now clear for the arraignment of Helyn Aninye, Chizobam Ben-Okafor and Pon-Specialized Services Limited as Justice Olusumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja on Tuesday April 30, 2013 struck out their application asking the court to decline granting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission leave to arraign them for fraud, forgery and conspiracy to obtain the sum of N1.413,507,951.50 ( One Billion, Four Hundred and Thirteen Million, Five Hundred and Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty One Naira and Fifty Kobo ) from the Federal Government of Nigeria by false pretence as subsidy under the Petroleum Support Fund.
Justice M. L. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Kaduna has sentenced two persons, Ifeanyi Echebiri and Sylvester Okoli to seven years imprisonment each for obtaining money under false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, April 29, 2013, denied allegation by Mr. Oyebode Atoyebi, Personal Assistant to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji that he was forced to volunteer statement to the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday April 25, 2013 arraigned one Abdulazeez Abubakar before Justice Tukur Aliyu Muazu of Kaduna State High Court on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Onyekachi Nwosu, the relationship/account officer of a new generation bank in Enugu over a case of multiple conspiracies, forgeries and bank fraud involving over a hundred million naira.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 adjourned indefinitely the trial of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. Justice Okechukwu Okeke, in a short ruling, said that he was transferring the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for re-assignment to another judge.
The Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, SCUML Tuesday April 23, 2013 arrested officials of a real estate firm and two hotels in Abuja for non-compliance with extant regulations mandating Designated Non- Financial Institutions, DNFIs to register with the Unit in line with the anti-money laundering laws. Those arrested in a special operation conducted in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC are Isemede Mac-Henry, General Manager/Accountant, First Group Real Estate Company; Fadipe Emmanuel Abiodun, Managing Director, Alexis Hotel and Ekanem Ibok Essien, Managing Director, Rittman Suites.