Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court Gombe today refused an application by Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state and five others to transfer the case of conspiracy and money laundering brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court today 23rd January convicted Mallam Abulrasheed Ibrahim for the offence of money laundering. After the dramatic turn of changing his plea of guilty to not guilty plea on the 21st January, 2013, Mallam Abdulrasheed Ibrahim, today withdrew his plea and pleaded guilty to the offence. He was arrested on Wednesday, November 7, 2013 by operatives of the commission as he prepared to board a Dubai, United Arab Emirate bound Ethiopian airline, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport when he declared the sum of $45,000 but a search revealed additional $143,858.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 arraigned twenty three suspected oil thieves before Justice C. E Archibong on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in Petroleum Products. The suspects comprising 10 Indians, three Ghanaians and 10 Nigerians pleaded not guilty after the charge was read in English and interpreted in Hindi to the Indian nationals.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opposed the request by former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje to transfer his trial for conspiracy and money laundering from the Federal High Court Gombe to Abuja. Goje and five others (Aliyu El-Nafaty, Sambo Tumu, S.M. Dokoro and S.M. Dokoro Gombe) are standing trial before Justice Babatunde O. Quadri. At today sitting, the defence team led by Chris Uche, SAN drew the court's attention to the letter written to the Chief Justice of the Federation for change of venue and transfer of the case from the present court in Gombe to Abuja or any other jurisdiction outside Gombe state for security reasons. He urged the court to suspend proceedings while awaiting the directive from the CJN, before hearing of the pending application. But prosecution Counsel, Wahab Shittu objected, saying the court can continue with the matter pending any response from the CJN.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday January 22, 2013 arraigned one Nasiru Wada Kura before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on one count charge bordering on conversion of fund to the tune of N15.8million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Mohammed Sani before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on seven count charge bordering on illegal possession of fake currency. Mohammed Sani was arrested on November 29, 2012 with counterfeit $2,115,500 (Two Million, One Hundred and Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred United States Dollars) and 1000 Naira bills to the tune of N900,000 (Nine Hundred Thousand Naira).
Hope Olusegun Aroke, a Malaysia-based undergraduate fraudster and three others, Ibrahim Garuba Tafida, Tafida Gano Investment Limited and Hopes and Oyin Limited were today arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos on two separate charges bordering on false assets declaration, conspiracy and conversion of fund to the tune of over N55million.
Former Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Nicholas Yahaya Ugbane; his former House of Representatives counterpart, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and Hon. Jibo Mohammed who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in a case of breach of due process, criminal conspiracy, diversion and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N5.2 billion are to be re-arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court.
A mild drama occurred at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday 21 January, 2013 when one Abdulrasheed Ibrahim who had on January 17, pleaded guilty to the money laundering charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, made a dramatic volte face by changing his plea from guilty to not guilty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded arrangement to arraign a Malaysia- based Nigerian fraudsters, Hope Olusegun Aroke and his accomplice, Tafida Garuba Ibrahim before a Federal High Court, Lagos tomorrow, Monday January 21, 2013. They will be docked before Justice Mohammed Idris on two separate charges of Money laundering and False Declaration of Assets.