Justice Babatunde O. Qaudri of the Federal High Court, Gombe, on January 29, 2014, convicted and sentenced Habila A. Mamman aka Luka Audu, 53, to 7 years imprisonment without an option of fine. Mamman, who specializes in using different identities to defraud his victims, is to serve his imprisonment with hard labour.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today arraigned a Jalingo, Taraba State-based businessman, Yusuf Isa Ahmed before Justice Filibus B. Andetur of the Taraba State High Court sitting in Jalingo on a 3 - count charge that borders on issuance of dud cheques contrary to Section 1(1)(a)(i) of Dishonoured Cheque (Offences ) CAP D11(Laws of the Federation) Act 2007.
Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano, today January 29, 2014, convicted and sentenced one Abdulkadir Mohammed to nine years imprisonment with an option of N1, 200,000 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) fine for offences bordering on conspiracy and forgery.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja today warned counsel to desist from seeking frivolous adjournment on criminal matters, stating that criminal trial are serious matters and not to be treated lightly. Justice Kolawole said any counsel who is sick should provide a medical certificate as proof because the Chief Justice of Nigeria has ordered that cases of terrorism and corruption be dealt with expeditiously.
Bureau De Change operators across Nigeria have been charged to carry out their businesses within the ambit of the law and in line with international best practices or risk prosecution and loss of their operating licenses.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today January 23, 2014 arraigned one Mohammed Yusuf before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a two count charge which borders on issuance of dud cheque.
Bello Godwin Onimisi, a 24 year-old Industrial Engineering student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and native of Igarra, Akoko Edo local government area of Edo State, who allegedly impersonated the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi and used his telephone line to demand payment from unsuspecting members of the public has been convicted.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Wednesday 22 January, 2014 arraigned the trio of Onoshride Usen, Babangida Bello and Nurah Mohammed before Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Benin on a 2-count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in Petroleum product.
When the charge was read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on Monday January 20, 2014 arraigned one Prince Okoro Usuanlele before Justice P.I Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin on a 7- count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence. The accused allegedly obtained the sum of thirteen million naira (N13,000,000) from a company, Asolyn Nigeria Limited through a phony land deal. He however pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has called for collaboration between the anti-graft agency and the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria, ASHON, to rid the capital market of incidence of money laundering, fraud and imposters. Lamorde made this call on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 when executive members of ASHON paid him a courtesy visit at the Commission’s head office, Abuja.