The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 arraigned a serving airman, Lance Corporal Haruna Samuel of the Nigeria Air Force Base, Kaduna before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on a one count charge bordering on theft and criminal misappropriation.
The defendant was alleged to have on December 3, 2020 received a credit alert of the sum of N 20, 014,300 (Twenty Million, Fourteen Thousand, Three Hundred Naira) into his bank account. The money was sent in error from the account of his employer. Knowing full well he wasn't expecting any payment of such magnitude, the defendant instead of reporting the issue to his bank or employer, went ahead to withdraw part of the money for personal use, including settling debts.
The attempt by a former governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Muritala Nyako (rtd) to terminate his money laundering trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, suffered a major setback today, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 as the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal seeking to upturn the ruling of the Federal High Court, that he has case to answer.
Nyako and others are being prosecuted by the EFCC before a Federal High Court, Abuja on 37-count criminal charges bordering alleged fraud to the tune of N29bn.
A Gombe State High Court presided over by Justice H.M. Shamaki on Monday January 17, 2022 convicted and sentenced a businessman, Ibrahim Mohammed Wada, to one year imprisonment on a one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and conversion, brought against him by the Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The offence is contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law and Punishable under Section 312 of the same Law.