The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has traced the roots of the current insecurity in the land to corruption, noting that there was an urgent need for concerted efforts against corruption if peace and security are to reign again.

Justice M. B. Idris of Federal Capital Territory Court, Nyanya, Abuja, on July 30, 2019, struck out a plea bargain agreement between a defendant, Favour Ebebeinwe Ogagaoghene and the prosecution, convicting him as an internet fraudster with a three years prison sentence without an option of fine.  

The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 arraigned one Baba Shehu Hayatu, before Justice Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a two-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating to the tune of N8.5million.

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.