Stanley Odjighere and Igho Timothy Okpekereke, who in 2014 defrauded a new generation bank of N210million, have pleaded guilty to a 2-count charge on money laundering brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice M.S Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Warri, Delta State.
Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court Lagos today, January 14, 2016 issued a warrant of arrest on Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) over his failure to appear before the court to answer to charges of money laundering preferred against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday,January 13, 2016 arraigned one Felix Tangwami, former chairman Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa state, before Justice Helen Nuhu Hamman Joda of Adamawa State High Court, sitting in Yola, on a five-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretense to the tune of N981, 468, 000.00 (nine hundred and eighty one million, four hundred and sixty eight thousand Naira).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday,January 14, arraign Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), and Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director general of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA before a Federal High Court,Lagos on a 40 count charge of alleged money laundering, conspiracy, stealing and diversion of funds.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a statement by the National Legal Adviser of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Victor Kwon, alleging compromise and witch hunt in the release of a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Brigadier-General Jafaru Isa, (retd) by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, January 7, 2016 arraigned one Ibrahim Akut Baba, Care-taker Chairman Kaura Local Government, Kaduna State before Justice Tukur Muazu of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.
Justice A. R Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, January 7, 2016 granted bail to a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, and ex-minister of defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed and his son, Bello Abba Mohammed who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a 4-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and money laundering.
The Kano Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr David Iloyanomon on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 visited the Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command in Kano for familiarisation and inter agency cooperation.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that more influential people will be arrested soon.
According to him, “more influential Nigerians are on the radar of the EFCC and, in the coming weeks, they would have their days in court and Nigerians will be kept fully abreast of the results of the Commission’s investigations”.
Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said that no Bureau De Change operator involved in the ongoing $2.1bn arms deal probe will be spared.