The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, once again warns unscrupulous persons and impostors dropping his name to extort unsuspecting members of the public, to desist, or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on March12, 2020 admitted Chukwuebuka Washington Dikeocha, the blogger behind “Fake EFCC” cell tweet to bail in the sum of N1million.
Four officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, Kwara State, have received "Certificate of Commendation" from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in recognition of their roles in the success of "Operation Rewired 2019", a joint field operation with the FBI to combat the menace of cybercrime.
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until April 23, 2020 for further hearing in the alleged N450m fraud charge involving Mohammed Dele Belgore, SAN, and a former Minister for National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman.
A prosecution witness, Howard Edafe, in the ongoing N8.5billion fraud case involving a former Joint Military Task Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe (retd.), on March 12, 2020 told Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how Atewe bought 30,000 units of shares from MTN Links for N170,350,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) between 2014 and 2015.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Kano Zonal office on March 12, 2020 arraigned Auwal Sidi Shariff and Danladi Nuhu before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano State on a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on March 12, 2020, arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The fight against corruption in Nigeria has received another boost as the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) promised to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in overcoming the menace.
A former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, is seeking to quash the money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as he files a no-case submission before Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja.
A Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has refused to set aside the order of interim forfeiture of some properties linked to Shamsudeen Bala, son of the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for money laundering offence.