Following the escape from arrest, of the former Kogi State governor, Abubakar Audu, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on December 11, 2012, the Commission has concluded plans to declare him wanted.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, on December 10, 2012, said that no less that $9 million was intercepted by EFCC operatives at the nation's airports between September 2012 till date. The amount, he said, is outside the capital flight of about N14 billion which was laundered across the nation's airports between January and August 2012.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday December 10, 2012, arraigned Abubakar Ali Peters and Nadabo Energy Limited before Justice C. A. Balogun of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on a two count charge of fraudulently obtaining money from the Federal Government through Petroleum Support Fund. The offence is contrary to section 1 (2) and (3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state was on December 5, 2012, told how Yahaya Abubakar, former Chairman, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, took a personal loan of N17, 440,795.00 (Seventeen Million, Four Hundred and Forty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Five Naira) from the United Bank of Africa Plc, UBA and used Local Government fixed deposit account as collateral.
Justice Marcel Awokulehin of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, on December 5, 2012, refused the application to grant bail to Bashir Ahmed who was arraigned on November 26, 2012, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a nine count criminal charge for allegedly defrauding one Alhaji Saidu Hashim to the tune of N37, 000,000.00 (Thirty Seven Million Naira)
Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court, Kano has sentenced two fraudsters, Emmanuel Akabueze Obiora (alias Temple Nnaemeka) and Aliru Ibrahim to 21 months imprisonment respectively with an option of N500,000.00 (five hundred thousand naira) fines.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Monday December 10, 2012, commence undercover operations at the nation's ports as part of efforts aimed at sanitizing port operations.
Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of the Lagos High Court on Thursday December 6, 2012 refused to admit Oluwaseun Ogunbambo to bail and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending conclusion of his trial. Ogunbambo who was recently re-arraigned alongside Mamman Nasir Ali and Christian Taylor for their alleged role in a two billion, two hundred and ninety eight naira, ninety seven kobo fuel subsidy scam was denied bail by the court on the grounds of criminal antecedents and the numerous cases pending against him. Justice Onigbanjo also cited the identify problem associated with the defendant.
Justice A. B Mohammed of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, issued a bench warrant against a notorious land scammers, Ibrahim Mohammed Bashir, who was to be arraigned on a twelve count charge of fraud and forgery of title documents of a property situate and located at plot 307 B05 Utako District from the Federal Capital Territory Administration. Two others who were to be arraigned alongside Mohammed were Ibrahim Mohammed Kamba and Barrister Steve Imokhe.
Justice C. A. Balogun of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere, on Tuesday December 4, 2012, sentenced two persons Jeje Olaniran and Rasheed Akanni to one year imprisonment each after both pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The sentence takes effect from October 31, 2012.