Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested one Williams Michael Ogwezi, also known as Dr. Williams, for parading himself as a staff of the Commission to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed its readiness to work with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos Command, to tackle the menace of illegal dealing in petroleum products and pipelines vandalism in the zone.
Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Thursday, December 10, 2020, collapsed in court. Following the incident, the presiding judge, Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja had to adjourn till December 21 and 22, 2020 for hearing on Maina’s no case submission, filed on December 9 and due to be heard today.
Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, December 10, 2020, adjourned till December 21, 2020, for the adoption of the final written address of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on the trial of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, son of the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is facing prosecution by the Commission on a three count charge of false asset declaration and money laundering to the tune of N58 million.
Acting Director, Public Affairs Department of the EFCC, Aisha Larai Musa represented the Acting Chairman of the Commission at the commissioning ceremony of Kano Anti Corruption Institute by the Kano Public Complains and Anti Corruption Commission.
Justice C.A. Balogun of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, adjourned to December 16, 2020 to rule on the admissibility or otherwise of two documents sought to be tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Abubakar Ali Peters, Chairman , Nadabo Energy, and his company, who are standing trial for an alleged N1.4 billion subsidy fraud.
The trial of Atiku Abubakar Kigo for police pension fraud, before Justice Hussien Baba of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, continued on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with the testimony of the fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Mustapha Sani Gadanya.
As the ninth prosecution witness, Rouqayya Ibrahim rounded off her evidence-in-chief in the ongoing corruption trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, the defendant informed the court, through his counsel, of his intention to file a no case submission; that he has no case to answer in the charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Consequently. Justice Okong Abang adjourned trial to December 10 to enable the defence counsel to address the court orally and for the prosecution to respond.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the convictions of two serial internet fraudsters before Justice Adenike Akinpelu and Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, the state capital.One of the convicts, Hammed Tope, 27 was prosecuted on two-count charges of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Akinpelu, while Yusuf Amao, 31 faced four-count charges, bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Abdulgafar.
The Uyo Zonal Head of the Commission, DCDS Edeh Akpa Uchenna, the Deputy Zonal Head, DCDS Bawa Hamidu Saidu and members of staff in a group photograph, in commemoration of the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Day, which went virtual this year, due to the pandemic.