The Head, Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Angela Nworgu, on Thursday January 17, 2013 paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Okey Wali, SAN, at the NBA office, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday January 16, 2013, presented its first witness in the on-going trial of Nadabo Energy Limited and Abubakar Ali Peters who are being prosecuted over a N1.5billion subsidy scam before Justice C. A. Balogun of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 arraigned one Gabriel Inwunoba and Tag Bureau De Change Limited before Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court Ikeja on a two count charge bordering on intent to defraud and conspiracy to steal the sum of N7, 600, 000 .00 (Seven Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) belonging to Nairs Supermarket Limited.
The arraignment of Aminu Lamido, son of Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido before a Federal High Court, Kano could not go on today as scheduled following the absence of trial judge, Justice Shehu Yahaya.
Justice A.R. Muhammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja today granted the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for an extension of the interim order of attachment granted it to take possession of 48 properties of former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva. The initial order granted on December 21, 2012, was for 14 days.
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano today convicted one Umar Musa Kibiya who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for failing to declare the money on him to the Customs at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport. The convict was arrested for failing to declare the $80,000 (eighty thousand United States Dollars) found on him. He only declared $40,000 to Customs.
The Central Command of the Nigerian Navy, Yenegoa, Monday, 14th January, 2013 handed over twenty three suspected oil thieves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for further investigation and prosecution. The suspects, who were arrested in two separate operations on the 19th and 25th November, 2012 comprise ten Indian nationals and thirteen others.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a Kano- based legal practitioner, one Yakubu Mohammed Na-Allah before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Sitting in Kano on 2 count charge that borders on money laundering.
An aide of Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Chief Executive Officer, The Rose of Sharon, a Non-Governmental Organization, Mr Vincent Ayewah and six others have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a case of abuse of office, conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and stealing of N3million ( Three million naira only).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, Monday January 14, 2013 arraigned the Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly Dr. Mato Dogara alongside six others before Justice Marcel Awokulehin of the Federal High Court Kaduna on a six count charge of fraudulent conversion of state funds to the tune of over N30 million.