Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Kasimu Lawal Abubakar (a.k.a Abasco), the former Chairman of Sabon Gari Local Government, Zaria, Kaduna State,
The arrest followed a petition alleging that the former council boss abused his office to enrich himself. Other allegations contained in the petition include illegal acquisition of properties worth billions of naira.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday November 16, 2012, arraigned the duo of Joko Agoro Bias and Tunde Oladunmoye Jamiu on a 4 count charge bordering on intent to defraud, forgery and uttering to the tune of US $15, 340.00 (Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred and Forty United States Dollars) before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja.
Eight persons who allegedly assaulted operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and prevented them from carrying out their lawful duties have been remanded in prison custody. Justice Lambo Akande of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on Friday November 16, 2012, ordered the accused persons remanded in prison custody till November 19, 2012 when their bail application will be determined.