An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Ahmed today told the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice E. S. Chukwu that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, used non existent companies to divert public funds.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 27, 2013 took possession of an alleged illegal oil bunkering vessel, suspected to be trans-loading unspecified quantity of fuel, believed to be Automative Gas Oil (AGO). The vessel, MT Swordfish, comprising two barges, was confiscated, while three crew members and two staff of Liberty Jetty Elegbata, Marina, Lagos (where the vessel was harboured) and twenty others were arrested.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 arraigned Abdulmalik Ibrahim, Darda'u Idris Safana and Hassan Hashimu before Justice Abdullahi Yusuf of the Katsina State High Court on three count charge of misappropriation of public funds and criminal breach of trust. The trio who are former General Manager, Accountant and Store Keeper respectively of the Katsina Flour Mills Limited allegedly conspired among themselves and embezzled the sum of N19, 667,187 from the company between January 2011 and April 2012

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed displeasure over the non-appearance of a former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani at the resumption of his trial on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 before Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

 Justice F.E. Owolabi of the Osun State High Court on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, remanded Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo, a former Chairman of Orolu local government Ifon, Osun state, in prison custody. Woleola is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for stealing and diversion of public funds to the tune of N22 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested the Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mr. Mike Umeh. He was picked up by operatives of the Commission today in Lagos following a warrant by a Sokoto High Court. He will tomorrow, May 28, 2013 appear before Justice Bello Abass of the Sokoto High Court.

Justice Morenike Obadina of the Lagos High Court on May 22, 2013, convicted and sentenced Korede Onamuti to two years imprisonment for obtaining goods by false pretences, stealing and attempt to commit felony.

The convict, alias Kayode Korede, Dare Onamakinde and Mark Mance, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March 1, 2010, on a 17-count charge of attempt to obtain goods by false pretences.

 The Leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Bar Association have resolved to forge common ground in the fight against money laundering in Nigeria. This understanding was the high point of discussion Monday, May 27, 2013 when Ibrahim Lamorde, Executive Chairman, EFCC, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the NBA, Okey Wali.

 Justice L Abai of the State High Court, Aba, Abia State on May 22, 2013 convicted and sentenced one Oko Ogburu Urum to three years imprisonment for stealing.

 Chritopher Chijoke Dara and his company, Chris Press Commercial Limited were on Tuesday May 21, 2013 arraigned before Justice Farouq Lawal of Kano State High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.