In an ironic twist, Chukwuebuka Washington Dikeocha, the blogger who sensationally published fake pictures of “EFCC Cell” through his Twitter handle, @TheRealDayne, today March 10, 2020 pleaded to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following his arraignment by the Port Harcourt zonal office before Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, River State on a two-count charge bordering on causing annoyance, hatred or ill will contrary to Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc ) Act, 2015.
The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following intelligence report has arrested one Kingsley Achor and 13 others for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and other cybercrime activities.
Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has remanded Sunday Noble, a 25-year-old undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.
The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigation into an alleged illegal oil bunkering case involving Umukoro Famous, Chairman, Independent Marketers, Warri Branch and one Chukwunalu Rudolf.
Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has sentenced one Braimoh Azeez Oluwadamilare to two years imprisonment with an option of fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N70,000.00 (Seventy Thousand Naira).
Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on March 10, 2020 ordered the interim forfeiture of a four-bedroom bungalow belonging to a self-acclaimed herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka, who defrauded a South Korean, Keun Sig Kim, of about N30million in an oil and gas contract scam.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Kaduna Zonal Office has re-arraigned three businessmen, Baba Alhaji Aliyu, Musa Shuaibu and Abubakar Ismaila on a seven-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and criminal breach of trust before Justice A.B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court Minna, Niger State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Office, on March 9, 2020 arraigned one Ebioenang Monday George before Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 23 counts of forgery and obtaining by false pretence involving an oil fraud.
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has adjourned until March 23, 2020 further hearing in the alleged N1.4bn fraud trial involving the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN.