The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, within its first year of establishment secured 42 convictions as at November, 2019. This number of convictions was derived from 615 petitions, of which 305 were put under investigation, with 164 currently with the zone’s Legal Unit for advice and possible prosecution and 74 pending in court. The rest, which fell out of the Commission’s purview were either transferred to sister agencies for prosecution or dropped for lack of merit.
Justice A.O Musa of the FCT High Court, Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, sentenced three internet fraudsters to seven months imprisonment with N100,000 option of fine respectively, on separate one-count charge of internet fraud, impersonation and forgery, contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code Laws of the Federation (Abuja 1990) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Act.
Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been ordered by a Federal High Court, Abuja to enter his defence in a N702million fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on December 11, 2019, arraigned Okoye Kenneth Chinedu before Justice I. B Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State on a five count charge of forgery, conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of N66,250,500.00 (Sixty Six Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Five Hundred Naira).
Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola today ordered the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to liaise with the International Police Organization, INTERPOL, to arrest a former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pensions Reform Task Team, and his son, Faisal continued on December 11, 2019 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC presented more witnesses against them.
The Service Compact Unit (SERVICOM) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, bestowed with an excellence award in service delivery as the “Best MSU (Team A) for 2019.” Similarly, head of EFCC SERVICOM, Mohammed Bako clinched an excellence award as the “Best Nodal Officer in Team A, 2019.”
Justice I. Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, December 12, 2019 adjourned to February 27, 2020 further hearing in a case involving Afeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, who is being prosecuted for alleged conspiracy and credit card fraud.
Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court 1, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters to prison, after finding them guilty of criminal charges filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.
The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigation into alleged fraud in the Sokoto Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE) . Two persons, Shehu Halliru Dange, President, and Abubakar Muhammad Dogondaji, Director Monitoring and Inspection, Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Sokoto State have been quizzed for their alleged roles in some questionable disbursements from the account of the Union.