Justice A. T Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced nine oil thieves to various jail terms for illegal oil bunkering.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, arraigned five suspected illegal oil dealers before Justice Austin Chuka Obiozo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on Illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has assured the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, of stronger synergy and cooperation in the fight against human trafficking, organ harvesters and money laundering.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal office, on Thursday, August 1,2019, arraigned one Omotola Fawehinmi before Justice Austin C. Obiozo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a five -count charge bordering on forgery and failure to carry out due diligence to the tune of N700m (Seven Hundred Million Naira).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on August 1, 2019 arraigned an immediate past member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammed Adebayo before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, on a six-count charge bordering on land fraud.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the final forfeiture of “Asmau Plaza”, valued at about N150million, traced to Rasaq Momonu, Controller, Finance and Account, Kwara State Government House, which is believed to be proceeds of crime.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has attributed the failure of the last National Assembly to confirm the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as a way of hiding the ‘skeleton in their cupboard’.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have taken note of THISDAY’s publication of Wednesday, July 31, 2019, titled: “Malabu Scandal: Prosecution Hampered by Evidence,” whose crux is that, the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke is irreproachable in the fraudulent matter of the implementation of the settlement and resolution of agreements on Oil Prospecting License OPL 245 and OPL214 between Malabu oil and Gas Ltd, belonging to former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete and the federal government of Nigeria in 2010 on the account that Justice Binta Nyako in a 2017 civil suit, marked FHC/ABJ/94/446/2017 absolved Adoke of liability for his roles in the OPL 245 deal on account that he was acting on the directives of the then President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested eight individuals for producing and selling adulterated fertilizer in Gombe Metropolitan City and Lariski village of Kirfi Local Government Area, Bauchi State.
The National Association of Niger- Delta Students, NANDS, and the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, have lauded the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, saying its integrity and professionalism are worthy of emulation by all law enforcement agencies in Nigeria.