The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday April 26,2017 arraigned an Onitsha based businessman Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma alongside his company, Tellers International Limited before Justice I.B.Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra state on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense and stealing the sum of N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira Only) belonging to the head pastor and general overseer of a Pentecostal church in the commercial city.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in partnership with Project PINK BLUE and corps members serving in the Commission on Wednesday, April 26 2017 organised cancer awareness and free screening for staff at the Commission’s Head Office, Abuja.
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has decried and described as endemic the rate of corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and illicit financial flows within the African sub-region.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday 25 April, 2017 arraigned a senior member of the bar, one Ahmed Mai Aji before Justice F. Umar of the State High Court Maiduguri on a 3-count charge bordering on fraudulent sale of a plot of land situated at Pompamari Commercial Light Industrial Layout, Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 arraigned the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, and the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Umar Nasko, before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki of the Federal High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State on a 6-count charge of fraud to the tune of N3billion.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, April 24, 2017 presented its first witness to commence the trial of Franklyn Asekhamen, who is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N11million before Justice K. N. Ogbonnaya of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Kubwa, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday April 25, 2017 arraigned Dr. Fortunate Fiberesima, a former Chief Executive Officer, State House Medical Centre, Abuja before Justice Peter. O. Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 6-count charge of money Laundering.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, on April 25, 2017 engaged senior management staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on fashioning a strategy that would effectively help in the prevention of corruption.
An international tax conference and capacity building workshop on the use of beneficial ownership information and recovery of assets in Africa will hold between April 26-28, 2017 at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, April 24, 2017, struck out a N100m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the grounds of incompetence.