The Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested twenty suspected Internet fraudsters in Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The suspects who were mostly youth in their early twenties were arrested by a team of operatives of the Commission following intelligence indicating that some Internet fraudsters were perpetrating fraudulent activities around Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Justice E.I. Mark of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced Henry Frimenjibo to four years imprisonment for conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum product without appropriate licence.

The convict was jailed after pleading guilty to two- count charges bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products without authority and appropriate licence, upon his arraignment by the Port Harcourt' s Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

Justice A .T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Sokaribo Johnbull to seven months imprisonment for forgery.

Johnbull was arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on two-count charges bordering on forgery contrary to Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous offences Act, CAP M17, of the Revised Edition, (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under the same Act.

Court Dismisses Ex-Minister, Usman, Others’ Application Over Alleged N4.9bn Fraud

Justice Daniel O. Osiagor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on July 13, 2021, dismissed the application filed by a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and others seeking to strike out the charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Nenadi is standing trial alongside Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and Chairman of the 2015 Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation over a N4.9bn fraud charge. Also charged with them are a former National Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Yusuf Danjuma and a company, Joint-Trust Dimensions Nigeria Limited.

At the resumed sitting on Tuesday, counsel to the first defendant, Usman, Chief Ferdinand Obu, SAN, moved an application praying the court to strike out the charges against his client on the grounds that the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the charge.

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, July 15, 2021, dismissed an application filed by Nelson Emuobosa Omo-Ode seeking to re-open his defence afresh.

Omo-Ode, a 34-year-old Business Administration graduate of the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College, Malaysia, was arrested on July 18, 2019 at his residence at The Address Homes, Onikani Foreshore Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, following a petition received by the Commission about his suspicious lifestyle.

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, July 15, 2021 arraigned one Emmanuel Obinna Udensi before Justice M.T.M Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna.

He was arraigned on a four count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of over Two Million Naira (N10, 000,000.00).

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, July 15, 2021 called for a review of the existing university curriculum to accommodate anti-corruption components as a way of building a corruption-free nation.

Bawa made the call, while featuring as a guest discussant on a programme tagged “Financial Autonomy for the Judiciary: Issues on Ethics, Values and Corruption” organized by Law Students of Baze University, Abuja.

Justice O.A. Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja today July 15, 2021 convicted the trio of Lawal Umar, a 45 year-old property agent; Alexander Danjuma, a 43 year-old mechanic and Theophilus Omambala, a 47 year-old engineer for giving false information to operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The defendants allegedly gave false whistle blowing information to operatives of the EFCC that monies were stashed in the residence of one Audu Innocent Ogbe located at Lugbe, a suburb of Abuja.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa has charged staff of the Makurdi Zonal Office to uphold the Commission’s core values of professionalism, courage and integrity in the discharge of their duties. He stated this on Thursday, July 15, 2021 while addressing staff of the Zone in Makurdi, Benue State.

The EFCC chairman who was on a working visit to the Makurdi Zone, charged the staff to be disciplined as it was key to attaining the Commission's mandate, adding that, “you cannot be corrupt and fight corruption.”

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court has convicted and sentenced one Okhipo David to four months imprisonment on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud.

charge reads, “that you David Okhipo ‘M’ sometime in November 2021 in Kaduna State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court voluntarily assisted one Friday to conceal the sum of N 150,000 ( One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira ) only by receiving same through your account No. 0047529646 domiciled at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc which formed part of the sum of N 750,000 ( Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Naira )only earlier stolen by fraudulent transfer from the account of Safiyyanu Ibrahim with No. 0021509835 domiciled at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 319 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State 1991”.