The chairperson of the Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) Planning Committee, Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi today commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for its efforts to rid the Nigeria society of economic and financial crimes. Onyema-Orakwusi made this remark Tuesday February 11, 2014 when she paid a courtesy visit to the chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde in his office.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 10, 2014 arraigned one Dr. Chidi Barns Okpaluba and a Company, Quartermasters Limited before Justice L.B Lawal-Akapo of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on a 13-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, stealing and publication of false statements.
Justice A. A Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja on February 7, 2014 sent the quartet of Dr Shuaibu Sani Teidi, Omoefe Eric Uduesegbe, Aliyu Bello and Abdullahi Omeiza all former employees of the Pension office of the Head of Federal Civil Service, to Kuje prison as their trial were stalled by the absence of Adewale Adegoke, defence counsel to the second accused person on ground of ill health.
Justice Adebisi Akinlade of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere today, February 7, 2014 mandated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to investigate claims by Oluwaseun Ogunbambo that he was not medically fit to stand trial.
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Kano State today, February 7, 2014 sentenced one Ibrahim Saleh Nagero to two years imprisonment for offences bordering on financial malpractices. The convict allegedly used a fake bank guarantee to obtain a N36m lease finance facility from First Bank Nigeria Plc.
Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, February 6, 2014 convicted and sentenced one Agboworin Omole to fifteen months imprisonment with no option of fine over an offence which borders on fraud.
A finance manager with a Port Harcourt, Rivers State- based oil services company, Akintunde Ajao has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for allegedly diverting N52million in tax revenue due to the Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue into the account of a private company owned by him.
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos and presided over by Justice Rita-Ofili Ajumogobia was today told that a former Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Raymond Temisan Omatseye, who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges bordering on contract variation and bid rigging, violated provisions of the Public Procurement Act by awarding contracts above his approval limit.
The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, today dispelled all notions of interference in the work of the agency, asserting that the Commission works independently.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, February 5, 2014 told an Abuja High Court presided over by Justice S. E Aladedoyinbo how the trio of Emeka Ukor, Anthony Uzonwanne and Babayemi Bukola conspired and forged the signature of the Senate President, Senator David Mark, in an attempt to fraudulently withdraw the sum of N45 million from his bank account.