The trial of the Spokesperson of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited commenced on Monday, January 25, 2016, before Justice O.E Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja with the prosecution, EFCC, presenting two witnesses.
Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced an undergraduate of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia: Hope Olusegun Aroke to twenty-four years imprisonment for his involvement in an internet scam that fetched him Four Thousand Ringgit ( N25,000,000).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, January 22, 2016 arraigned one Abubakar Habu Umar, also known as Habu Dogo, and Lawal Ibrahim( still at large) before Justice B.B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, on a 6-count charge bordering on unlawful possession of counterfeit currencies.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, January 22, 2016 arraigned the duo of Shehu Mustapha, Registrar Litigation, Adamawa State High Court and Barrister Binanu R. Esthon, former Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Yola Chapter before Justice B.B Aliyu of Federal High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State on a 4-count charge bordering on conspiracy and criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N60million (sixty million naira).
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja has convicted Adeosun Olarewaju, after he was pronounced guilty of a two-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent document and forgery preferred against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Ipaye sentenced him six months imprisonment on each of the counts.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 arraigned one Hayatu Hamisu Jibiya before Justice Faruk Lawal of State High Court Kano on one count charge for Criminal Beach of Trust.
The accused allegedly in April 2011 defrauded the petitioner, Bashir Idris Abdullahi after he sought for his service to clear nine containers of goods worth N 10,800,000.00 (Ten Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira only) from Cotonou, Benin Republic. Of the ten containers, only four were allegedly delivered by the accused and efforts made by the complainant to either get the remaining five containers or have his money funded, were futile.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, January 21, 2016 arraigned one Bright Echefu before Justice S.C Amadi of the State High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers on one-count charge bordering on Issuance of Dud Cheque and Obtaining by false pretense.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday 21 January, 2016 arraigned one Kenneth Ikechukwu Ogudu before Justice A.O Onovo, on a 2 count charge bordering on issuance of Dud Cheques and Obtaining Money by False Pretense.
The petitioner Ogba Paul Nwosu alleged that he stood as guarantor to the accused person for a loan of N 987,250.00 but has refused to pay back after the agreed date of repayment. Afterwards, the accused person Kenneth allegedly issued two cheques which were not honored at the bank as a result of lack of fund.
Proceedings in the trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), a former National Security Adviser, and five others before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, could not continue on Thursday, January 21, 2016 due to the absence of the counsel to the first defendant, Ahmed Raji, SAN.
Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was on Thursday, January 21, 2016, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a fresh two-count charge bordering on destruction of document.
He was arraigned before Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, for allegedly attempting to destroy the confessional statement he volunteered while being quizzed by operatives of the EFCC.