The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 arraigned one Osas Eledan, before Justice T.G. Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a five count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false pretence.

One of the count reads: “That you, Osas Eledan, between June, 2021 and July, 2021 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession a document containing false pretence to wit; a Manager’s Cheque, dated 28 April 2021, purportedly emanating from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, an information you ought to know is false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 5 (1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Command on Wednesday August 25, 2021 arraigned a car dealer, Daniel Idowu Tomitope, before Justice Achibong Achibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo, for alleged conversion of the sum of Two Million Naira (N2, 000, 000.00).

The charge reads, “That you Idowu Daniel Tomitope sometime in April 2020 at Uyo within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did convert the sum of Two Million Naira (N2, 000, 000.00) only being payment for two (2) Toyota Camry vehicles from one Mr. Effiom .O.Edet, for your personal use”.

It was a harvest of convictions for the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday August 25, 2021 as 27 fraudsters and three others were convicted and sentenced to jail by Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The three others were convicted for perversion of justice.

The convicted Internet fraudsters were arraigned separately on one count charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has promised to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in the fight against Internet fraud

The umbrella body of Nigerian students made the pledge in Ibadan on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 during a courtesy visit to the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC.

Led by the Coordinator, South West Zone D, Comrade Kowe Odunayo Amos, the team expressed the association’s satisfaction with the Commission’s effort at ridding Nigeria of economic and financial crimes, and affirmed its readiness to collaborate with EFCC to fight internet fraud across the nation’s tertiary institutions.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has urged Justice Ringim Tijjani, a vacation judge of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos to dismiss the application of one Hamza Koudeih seeking leave of the Court to travel to Lebanon for psychiatric treatment.

Koudeih is being prosecuted by the EFCC alongside one Kayode Phillips, both of whom are alleged accomplices of Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos for alleged money laundering.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 affirmed the Commission’s willingness to partner with the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria, ACAEBIN, in tackling financial crimes and related challenges in the banking sector. “EFCC welcomes your suggestion of robust partnership. We cannot do this job alone. We need information, and for all Nigerians to be on board, to rid our country of corruption.”

He spoke when members of the ACAEBIN, led by the Chairman, Yinka Tiamiyu paid him a courtesy visit at the Commission`s headquarters, Abuja.

A Gombe State High Court presided over by Justice M.A. Abubakar on August 20, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu to five years imprisonment on a three count charge of cheating, possession and use of forged documents brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The convict was said to have sometime in July, 2020 obtained the sum of N2, 200,000.00 (Two Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) from the complainant for the sale of a house at Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Gombe.

One Harry Prince Okotie who was on Monday, 23rd August, 2021 arraigned before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for pretending to be Thomas Toud, a Drilling Engineer from South Korea on Facebook, has been sentenced to 6 months in prison.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Abuja Zonal Command, has arrested 15 suspected internet fraudsters.

The suspects were apprehended within Brick City and Kagini in the Kubwa axis of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday, August 19, 2021 following credible intelligence on their alleged involvement in cyber-related scam.

Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mallam Ayu Sugum, for allegedly inducing one Abubakar Mustapha Bakura to steal N2.9million (Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) from his employer under the guise of carrying out a spiritual exercise to make him rich.

He was arrested in a house situated at Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri, Borno State after his name came up in the course of investigating a petition from Bakura’s employer. Bakura was the one who, under interrogation, mentioned Sugum as the beneficiary of the monies he stole from his employer.