The trial of one Marco Antonio Ramirez, an American businessman, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged $368,698.24 fraud continued on May 12, 2022, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, closing its case after calling its last witness.
Ramirez is facing an amended nine-count charge alongside his companies: USA NOW LLC, Eagle Ford Instalodge Group LP, and USA Now Energy Capital Group LP.
Dissatisfied with the ruling of a Plateau State High Court rejecting a major exhibit against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacob, SAN, has vowed to approach the Court of Appeal on the matter.
Jacob disclosed this on Wednesday in Jos, Plateau State at the ongoing trial of Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam before Justice C. L. Dabup. The former governor and Pam are standing trial on a N6.2billion alleged fraud. They were first arraigned in June 2018, on 17-count charges bordering on misappropriation of funds and criminal breach of trust.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday 12th May, 2022 commended for its dedication to the cause of fighting economic and financial crimes in Nigeria
The newly appointed State Coordinator of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Kaduna State, Hajia Rabi Ibrahim Abdullahi, gave the commendation during a familiarisation visit to the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Commission. In her words, " this kind of job is tedious because of the emerging trends we see these days yet the Commission remains resolute in carrying out its duties professionally as we see on a daily basis”. She reassured the EFCC of the Council's readiness in ensuring that the Commission gets all the support it needs especially in areas of prosecution of our cases before the Court of law.