The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday December 4, 2020, arraigned one Victor Akpe before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court Makurdi, Benue State, on a two count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N1.5 million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 3, 2020, arraigned one Chinwe Odoemelam, before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State for obtaining by trick and falsely parading herself as contractor with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on Thursday, December 3, 2020, received a team from Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, concerned with gender-based crimes.
The sixth prosecution witness (PW6), Temitope Isinkaye in the trial of Abiodun Agbele, aide to former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on Thursday, December 3, 2020 told the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba how the sum of N1.2 billion, that came from the Office of the National Security Adviser, under Colonel Sambo Dasuki was shared out to five different accounts.
The second prosecution witness, PW2, Abdulrahman Arabo, in the ongoing trial of Paul Usoro, SAN, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, for alleged N1.4bn fraud, on Wednesday 3, 2020, told Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how the defendant received a sum of N1.1bn from the Akwa-Ibom State government.
Former Minister of Interior, Abba Patrick Moro, on Thursday, December 3, 2020, began his defence before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, stating in his testimony that the March 17, 2014 recruitment exercise of Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS) was marred by controversies, nepotism, job racketeering and lopsidedness, which derailed the exercise even before he was appointed minister of Interior.
The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, (PRTT) continued on Thursday, December 3, 2020, with the prosecution witness nine (PW9), Rouqayyah Ibrahim, telling the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okong Abang how Maina acquired properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, United States of America, and a $2million (Two Million USA Dollars), property in Jabi, Abuja.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday December 3, 2020, for the second time, adjourned ruling on the propriety or otherwise of the order for the freezing accounts, belonging to the fourth, fifth and sixth defendants in the trial of former Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, December 3, 2020, adjourned till February 22, 2021 for continued trial of Jide Omokore, two of his companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, as well as Victor Briggs, former managing director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and Membere Abiye for alleged oil fraud involving Omokore’s companies in respect of a Strategic Alliance Agreement on OML 26, 30, 34 & 42.
Justice I.N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 convicted and sentenced one Ojike Odiwe Maduabuchi to two years imprisonment or pay N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) option of fine for obtaining money by false pretence.