The trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar resumed on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, with the continuation of the cross examination of the defendant by the prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir.

The defendant, Dikko, told the court that he bought properties worth N4.7 billion through estacodes earned through training and flying most of the African Presidents.

The Commissioner of Police, Eastern Police Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Tami Evelyn Peterside has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for its exemplary performance in tackling economic and financial crimes.

She gave the commendation on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while paying a Courtesy Visit to the Port Harcourt Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Aliyu Naibi in his office.

Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the State High Court sitting in Ajah, Lagos has adjourned till February 15, 2022 further hearing in the trial of Fred Ajudua for an alleged $8.4million fraud.

The adjournment followed a claim by the defence that Ajudua had tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19 on December 3, 2021.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is prosecuting Ajudua for allegedly defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, Ishaya Bamaiyi, of $8.4million, while they were both in Kirikiri Prison, Lagos in 2004 for different offences.

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 could not continue today, December 7, 2021, owing to the absence of the defence counsel in court.

Abubakar and his company, Nababo Energy Limited, who were arraigned on December 10, 2012, are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly using forged documents to obtain the sum of 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 Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 secured the conviction of two internet fraudsters for offences bordering on personation and identity theft, contrary to and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.

The Convicts: Fuad Abidemi Olowo and Adepoju Pelumi Emmanuel were prosecuted on separate charges before Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.

Fuad, 21, from Abayawo, Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State was one of the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested on May 4, 2021 at the Unigate Hostel, Tanke Area, Ilorin during a sting operation by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC.

The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 arraigned two brothers, Mfon Paul Ekpeowo and Augustine Paul Ekpeowo before Justice A. A. Okeke of the Federal High Court Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a three count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

The brothers allegedly obtained the said sum from one Daniel Nelson James as payment for a piece of land which had been sold to another buyer by the defendants. James said he only came to the realisation that he had been duped by the duo, when he tried to commence the development of the plot, but was confronted by the previous buyer who showed up with a Power of Attorney.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, December 6, 2021 secured the final forfeiture of the recovered cumulative sum of over N503million to the Federal Government. This includes a sum of N393, 053,530.93 in various bank accounts and a property at GRA Birnin-kebbi valued at N110 million.

Justice M.U Dogondaji ordered the final forfeiture of the assets as prayed by the EFCC while ruling on the application brought by the Sokoto Zonal Command of the Commission.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command today, December 7, 2021 arraigned one Simon Oshi, a 28 year-old businessman and entertainer before Justice N. Osun-Adebiyi for alleged issuance of dud cheque.

The defendant was alleged to have received 400 pieces of iPads from Aweskim Technologies Limited and issued a cheque of N38,000,000:00 (Thirty Eight Million Naira) only to the supplier as consideration for payment, but the cheque was returned unpaid due to insufficient funds standing to the credit of the drawer.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa has called on women in the country to stand up for what is right and support the fight against corruption.

He gave the charge on Monday, December 6, 2021 at a workshop on Gender Dimension of Anti-Corruption in Nigeria, jointly organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, the Empowerment of Women and Technical Unit in Governance and Anti-corruption Reforms, at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, December 6, 2021 secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys for offences bordering on cyber fraud before two justices of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The convicts: Adeniyi Samson, Ezekuse kingsley Somtochukwu, Nwadei Oluwapelumi, Ibrahim Ibrahim Mobolaji and Akinola Habideen Kasumu were prosecuted on separate two count charges each except Kasumu that was tried on one count.