The Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday January 4, 2022 secured the conviction of one Sunday Ariyo Anyanfelowa, a radiographer and self - styled bitcoin and investment guru, for defrauding his victim the sum of Nine Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N930, 000.00).
The offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) and punishable under Section 1(3) all of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
The defendant who was arraigned on November 24, 2018, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine by Justice B.L Iliya of the Gombe State High Court.
It came like a Christmas gift for Diemesor Gabriel, 21-year-old student of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, when on Friday December 24, 2021, Adesola Amusan, an Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, presented him with a bank draft of N326,000 (Three Hundred and Twenty-six Thousand Naira).
Gabriel had in September petitioned the EFCC over the illegal withdrawal of N326,000 from the N600,000 scholarship grant paid into his account.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a trending audio tape in the social media, where Mohammed Idris, a lawyer and seconded police officer with the Commission, purportedly made unsubstantiated claims regarding the influence of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami , SAN , on the Commission.
A two-day training on Leadership and Ethical Values for officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) began on Monday, December 21, 2020 in the Commission Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja with the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu, stressing the importance regular training in enhancing staff capacity and productivity. He charged all staff of the Commission to apply professionalism in the conduct of their duties and official engagements with members of the public.
The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has received commendation for its efforts in reducing the prevalence of cybercrimes in the zone.
The Vice President, Ahmadu Bello Student’s Representative Council, Jabir Aminu Maiturare gave the commendation on Tuesday December 21, 2021 during a visit to the Zonal Command.
Barely two hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, secured the conviction of three smugglers who were arrested with 1,144 ATM Cards at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Kano Command of the Commission again arrested another suspect at the same Airport with 576 ATM Cards.
The suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal was intercepted on Monday, December 20, 2021, by operatives of the Commission in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation Security and Nigeria Customs Service under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering.
The acting Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Command, Mrs. Nkechi Rita Ude has called on Nigerian youths to shun cybercrime and other forms of criminality. Mrs. Ude made this call on Saturday while speaking on the topic "Cybercrime, Pathway to Destruction" at the Light of Divine Seed Ministries Inc, Benin City.
Operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, Benin Command on Thursday, December 16, 2021, handed over four suspected illegal dealers in petroleum products and a truck laden with suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil to the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for further investigation.
The ongoing trial of Abubakar Ali Peters and his company, Nadabo Energy Limited, for an alleged N1.4billion fraud, before Justice C.A. Balogun of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Monday, December 20, 2021, with the fifth prosecution witness and Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, concluding his examination-in-chief.
Abubakar and his company are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 27-count charge for allegedly using forged documents to obtain N1,464,961,978.24 from the Federal Government as oil subsidy, after allegedly inflating the quantity of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS purportedly imported and supplied by the company.
The Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Tanimu Shehu today, December 20, 2021, convicted and sentenced three ATM card smugglers to six months imprisonment each on separate three count charges.
The defendants, Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu were arrested by the operatives of the Commission between November 24 and December 1, 2021.