Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 botched an attempt by a suspected internet fraudster to flush his phone through a water closet in order to deny access to potentially incriminating data about him.
Justice A. T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced the trio of Abdullahi Yahaya, Suleiman Hassan and Salisu Abubakar to two years imprisonment each and handed a fine of N500,000 ( Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) to one Monday Major for illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The Gombe Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, July 29, 2019, secured the conviction of a visa fraudster, Malam Lauwali Usman, before Justice Abubakar Jauro, of the Gombe State High Court, on a one count charge bordering on fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on July 26, 2019 secured the conviction of Samuel Magaaji and Balogun Olasunkanmi charged for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested Segun Soewu, Director General, Kwara State Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, over an alleged N2billion fraud.
The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the concept of plea bargaining is instrumental to the high rate of conviction recorded by the Commission.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested Tukur Yabo, Director of Works and Housing, Tureta Local Government Area; Hon. Abubakar Maigishiri, a Councilor, Social Welfare, Tureta LGA; Danjuma Ibrahim, a Cashier with Ministry of Social Welfare and Community Development, Sokoto State, and Sambo Abdullahi, a staff of the same Ministry for their alleged involvement in the criminal diversion of N980,000 public funds.
Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on July 25, 2019 sentenced one Usman Idris alongside his company, Influential Investment Limited to one year in prison on each of the three-count amended charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday, July 26, 2019, convicted a businessman, Barnabas Johnson Akojie in absentia for offences bordering on forgery, stealing, obtaining by false pretence and fraudulent conversion to the tune of $149,950.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to state that on July 23, 2019 when its operatives from the Enugu Zonal Office visited the Rochas Foundation College, Owerri, Imo State, that there was no harassment of any students, teachers or staff of the College and that the school was not in session.