The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe Zonal office today arraigned the trio of Dr. Godwin Kwanga, former Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Usman Baba Bukar, former INEC Administrative Secretary in Plateau State and Jonathan Azi Nyako, a retired INEC staff, before Justice C. L. Dabup of Plateau State High Court on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and bribery.
The trial of Muhammed Momoh, who was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for attempting to defraud the Nasarawa State governor, Tanko Al-Makura, after posing as a “private investigator from the villa”, was stalled on March 7, 2018 due to a change of counsel.
Justice Mojisola O. Dada of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, refused the bail application of notorious fraudster, Emmanuel Nwude, who allegedly conspired with two others to tamper with a property that had been forfeited by a court order.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today March 6, 2018 secured the conviction of a Chinese National, Ma Yongbin and two others, Abdullahi Obaka and Rose Ayaele before Justice J.K. Daggard of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on one count of dealing in currency without authority.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on March 6, 2018, arraigned one Olawunmi Dilureni before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of Twenty-three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (N23, 320, 000. 00).
The Head of the Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Bappa has assured that the Commission will spare no efforts in investigating the attempt by a certain Adamu Rabiu Mohammed to smuggle $370,000 through the Kaduna International Airport.
The trial of Balarabe Abdullahi and Usman Baba Yusuf (currently at large) who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, for cloning the phone number of Abdulmumini Bako, a former Special Assistant to the former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, continued on March 5, 2018 with the prosecution presenting its third witness.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, March 5, 2018, re-arraigned a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Christopher Alao-Akala, a former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Hosea Ayoola Agboola as well as a contractor and Chief Executive of Pentagon Consults, Mr Olufemi Ademola Babalola before Justice L. M. Owolabi of the State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on an Eleven-count charge bordering on conspiracy to award contract without budgeting, conspiracy to obtain by false pretence , acquiring property with money derived from illegal act and engaging in concealing the genuine nature of the ownership of property.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, March 2, 2018, deferred judgment in an application filled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seeking the final forfeiture of a sum of N1,222, 384,857.84 recovered from the account of Melrose General Services Company Limited as well as another N220,000,000.00 recovered from two other companies.
The trial of embattled Chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore, continued on Friday, March 2, 2018 before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, with the sixth prosecution witness, Ayilara Abdul, giving revelations on how the defendant’s company’s account (Atlantic Energy) was used to launder millions of dollars suspected to be proceeds of oil fraud.