The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 25, 2018 closed its case against Li Ya Ping, a Chinese national who is being prosecuted for concealing the sum of $300,000 (about N108 million), while attempting to board a flight to Dubai, and failing to declare same.
The former governor of Kebbi, Usman Saidu Dakingari risk arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should he fail to honour the order of a Federal High Court sitting in Kebbi to appear before it. The order followed the failure of the former governor to appear before the Court for his arraignment after being served with a fifteen count charge on June 20, 2018 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A prosecution witness, Teslim Ajuwon, a Compliance Officer with Zenith Bank Plc, in the ongoing trial of Ibrahim Abdulsalam, a former Managing Director,
Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, on Friday, June 22, 2018, told Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how the defendants laundered the Agency's funds.
Abdulsalam is facing trial alongside Nnamdi Udoh (still at large), Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Segun Agbolade, Clara Aliche, Joy Ayodele Adegorite, Randville Invesment Limited and Multeng Travels and Tours Limited for conspiring to induce the Agency to deliver the sum of N2.8bn to Deposit Limiter, Air Sea Delivery Limited and Sea Schedule Shedukee Systems Limited under the pretext that the money represented the cost of clearing NAMA's consignments.
The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) has commended the unrelenting efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the fight against corruption.
Nigeria’s Representative and Chairperson, Committee on Social Affairs and Health Cluster, Dr Tunji John Asaolu, who gave the commendation during a courtesy visit of a 12-man delegation to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday June 20, 2018, noted that the AU’s endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari as the 2018 AU Anti-corruption Champion was in recognition of his commitment and drive towards tackling issues of corruption within Nigeria and in the diaspora.
For the third time, Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, dismissed an application for bail filed by Emmanuel Nwude, a serial fraudster.
Nwude alongside Emmanuel Ilechukwu and Rowland Kalu were, on March 2, 2018, arraigned on a 15-count charge bordering on forgery and dealing in forfeited property.