Hajiya-Binta-Kuraye-Fraud 31012013The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today January 31, 2013 arraigned Hajiya Binta Kuraye and Umita Construction Company before Justice Kekemeke U. Peter of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja on a two count charge of issuing dud cheques with intent to defraud.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Wednesday, January 30, 2013 arraigned the trio of Sani Gambo, Jamilu Sani Gambo and Idris Mohammed before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on a three count charge bordering on fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had concluded plan to round off the N25billion theft case instituted against a former managing director of Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank), Mr. Francis Atuche and two others, Elizabeth Atuche and Ugo Anyanwu but for the recall of two witnesses by the court at its last sitting.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 arraigned the quartet of Edet Esim, Idowu Abiodun Olufela, Al- Qassim Counsel Baiye and their company, Trim Multipurpose Cooperative Society before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja for allegedly operating banking business without a valid banking license issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 arraigned Hon. Aliyu Gebi of the Federal House of Representatives before Justice Abba Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on a thirteen (13) count charge bordering on issuance of Dud cheques to one Usman Mustapha to the tune of One Hundred and Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N125, 500, 000, 00).

 The Executive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde has advocated regular anti-corruption training for military personnel across the country as part of efforts at curbing the menace of corruption in Nigeria.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on Wednesday January 30, 2013 arraigned John Yakubu Yusufu, a former Director of Police Pension Office before Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a four count charge bordering on failure to make full disclosure of assets and liability in his Assets Declaration form and declare his interest in a company known as SY-A Global Services Limited.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has expressed reservation about the ruling of an FCT High Court, Abuja which handed a six year jail term with the option of N750, 000 fine to John Yakubu Yusufu, one of the six persons standing trial in the N32.8billion Police Pension scam. Justice Mohammed Talba convicted and sentenced Yusufu to two years imprisonment with the option of N250, 000 fine on three of an amended 20-count charge. The Commission is of the view that the option of fine runs contrary to the understanding between the prosecution and the defence wherein the convict consented to a custodial sentence with the forfeiture of all assets and money that are proceed of the crime. The agreement was duly communicated to his lordship.

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 attached a property belonging to former governor of Delta State, James Ibori who is serving a jail term in a United Kingdom prison.