The trial of two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi of China Zhongao Nigeria Ltd., slated to begin , Monday, June 15, 2020 before Justice Muhammad Sa'idu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court, could not go on as planned, following the withdrawal of defence counsel, Ahmed Raji & Co from representing the defendants. Based on this, commencement of their trial is now slated for June 29, 2020.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office has commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million, involving an aide of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hembah (retired).
Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, June 11, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of $228,428.16( Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Eight United States Dollars, Sixteen Cents) and N120, 546,042.02( One Hundred and Twenty Million, Five Hundred and Forty Six and Forty Two Naira, Two Kobo), including a property located at Plot No. 3004 Cadastral Zone E05, Aviation Village, District Abuja recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from retired Air Vice Marshal (AVM), Salu Atawodi, Atawodi Winnie and Vector Integrated Services Ltd.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has attributed the rising successes of the Commission in the anti-corruption fight to the political will of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government which allows for non-interference in its works and zero tolerance for any act of corruption.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has affirmed the increasing relevance of the anti-corruption war in Nigeria, stressing that it has helped in preserving democratic governance.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed readiness to partner with Berekete Family Radio in a bid to strengthen the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered over 1000 ghost workers in the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) and a cash recovery of over N138, 000, 000 (One Hundred and Thirty-eight Million Naira) from the state’s treasury looters.
Justice Jude Okeke of Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, slated July 6, 2020, for ruling on the eligibility of a prosecution witness to testify in the on-going trial of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal for alleged N500 million (Five Hundred Million Naira), grass-cutting scam.
The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and three in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, presented the first prosecution witness (PW1), Mr. Olajide Friday, before Justice A. S Adepoju of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, in the trial of William Salami Bamidele, who allegedly issued a dud cheque of GT Bank to the tune of N27, 000,000.00 (Twenty Seven Million Naira).