Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command, have arrested 8 suspects for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.
The suspects are: Okoha Chinedu Charles, Chibuizor Philip Nnake, Emmanuela Odeh Eneokpe, Ushir Terhile John, Okoro Ossico Osaro, Ejiofor Chibuizor, Wandoo Juliet Baru and Tarbee Destinies.
The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday January 17, 2022 secured the conviction of two internet fraudsters before Justice F. O. Olubanjo of the Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State.
The defendants, Okunrobo Smart and Osayi Casmir Osaruonameh were arraigned on one count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence. The duo were said to have misrepresented their identities to defraud unsuspecting foreign nationals.
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.
The Benue Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 arraigned the duo of Amohu Sorochi Theresa and Dookule Tyoapine on separate charges before Justice A. I. Ityonyiman of the Benue State High Court, sitting in Makurdi.
Theresa was arraigned on one-count charge for dishonestly converting the sum of Four Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Naira (N4,826,150.00) being part of daily contributions paid by customers.
Justice Efe Ikponwnoba of Edo State High Court on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ordered two sureties, Chief James Izomo and Elliot Ebole to forfeit a bail bond of N3 million each to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The order is sequel to an application by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC, which had approached the court to mandate the sureties to show cause why they should not forfeit the bond duly entered and executed by them in September 2021 following their failure to produce a suspect, Roland O. Omo-ogbebor.
The trial of John Warimeme Abebe before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, with the defence closing its case and the trial judge adjourning till April 13, 2022 for the adoption of written addresses.
Abebe was arraigned on July 26, 2018 on a four-count charge bordering on forgery, fabricating evidence, using fabricated evidence and attempt to pervert the course of justice by the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC.
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, granted bail to Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha, in the sum of N200m (Two Hundred Million Naira).
The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, arraigned Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activities, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activities, failure to disclose assets and property, possession of documents containing false pretence and use of property derived from an unlawful act.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, 17 January 2022 remanded Grace Taiga, a former Director of Legal at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, in prison custody pending perfection of her bail condition.
The defendant who is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving bribes to facilitate the award of contract in the infamous Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) scam, failed to provide a surety after she was granted bail by the court sometime in October, 2021.