The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdurasheed Bawa, was on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 decorated as patron of the Alumni Association of the National Defence College, ANNDEC.

The investiture, with a symbolic branded-muffler, was the high point of the visit by executives of the association led by its president, Major General Garba Audu (retd) to the EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Enugu Zone on Thursday, June 24, 2021 secured the conviction of one Osondu Kevin Nnamere before Justice I .M Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, on a one count charge bordering on Criminal impersonation with the intent to defraud.

The defendant was arrested in a sting operation at the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Saturday June 4, 2021 following credible intelligence received on his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Enugu Zone on Thursday, June 24, 2021 secured the conviction of one Osondu Kevin Nnamere before Justice I .M Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, on a one count charge bordering on Criminal impersonation with the intent to defraud.

The defendant was arrested in a sting operation at the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Saturday June 4, 2021 following credible intelligence received on his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City, Edo State on Thursday, June 24, 2021 convicted and sentenced Odiban Monday to Two (2) years imprisonment for fraud.

Monday was arraigned on a one count charge of stealing contrary to section 383 (2)(a) of the Bendel State Criminal Code law 1976 and punishable under section 390 (9) of the same law.

The charge reads: “that you Odiban Monday between 2nd and 4th February 2019 within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Edo State with intent to defraud stole the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Naira ( N600,000) being money of one Ejomafunwe Ogodorode domiciled in her account with Ecobank Plc, by fraudulent conversion and thereby committed an offence , stealing by conversion contrary to section 383 (2)(a) of the Bendel State criminal code law , 1976 and punishable under section 399 (9) of the same Law.”

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has called on the youths to change their mindset towards easy and get rich quick methods of acquiring wealth as Nigeria is a country blessed with priceless natural resources.

The EFCC boss who spoke through Harry Erin, Zonal Head, Kaduna Zonal Office, at an Arewa Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition 2021 with the theme " Entrepreneurship as Tool for Agricultural Innovation, Jobs Creation and Youth Development” in Kaduna, said notwithstanding the challenges faced by the country “the youths should continue to be steadfast on hardworking, accountability and to always exhibit integrity in all their pursuits”.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, have arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu.

They were arrested on Tuesday June 22, 2021 in a sting operation at the Sunrise Estate Emene, Enugu following credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on June 23, 2021 arraigned one Salmanu Abdullahi Hashim before Justice Bello Shinkafi of the Zamfara State High Court on one count charge of misappropriation of funds.

The defendant allegedly misappropriated the sum of N20, 000,000 (Twenty Million Naira) only he obtained from the complainant under the guise of using the money to purchase gold for the complainant but diverted the fund to his personal use.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 promised that the Commission will work with the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, in blocking budget leakages and recovering operating surpluses withheld by agencies of government.

The EFCC boss made the pledge when the Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, Victor Muruako and his team paid him a Courtesy Visit at the EFCC headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 re-arraigned Peter Hena, former Coordinating Director of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS and eight other officers of the agency before Justice Toyin Bolaji Adegoke of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The others are Mohammed Bello Auta (Director of Finance), Amina Sidi (Finance and Account Department), Umar Aliyu Aduka (Internal Audit), Mbura Mustapha (Deputy Manager), Obi Okeke Malachy (Services Group), Obaje Napoleon Adofu (Head of Budget), Udo-Inyang Effiong Alfred (Officer II) and Benjamin Jiya (Assistant Director).

The Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 secured the conviction of Yakubu Kala, a real estate agent in Gombe, Gombe State.

Kala was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Halima S. Mohammed of Gombe State High Court, Gombe for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery.

The convict was arrested on the strength of a petition alleging that he tricked the victim to part with over N6,000,000 ( Six Million Naira) for the purchase of a house based on the false representation and collected the sum of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) as part of his commission for the said deal.