After five years of grueling legal battle, justice is finally served as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today convicted a former Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Temisan Omatseye. Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia in a landmark ruling convicted the former DG on 25 of the 27-count charge bordering on alleged contract variation, bid rigging and awarding contract above his approval limit which violates the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The head of Operation and Investigation of Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr. Sam Madujimo, as Prosecution witness 1, on Thursday alleged before Justice Danladi...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 18, 2016 re-arraigned a former Head of Service, HoS, to the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court, Abuja on an amended 35-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretence. In the amended charge dated November 2, 2015, Oronsaye is being charged along with Osarenkhoe Afe, Fedrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, Cluster Logistic Limitd, Kangolo Dynamic Cleaning Limited, and Drew Investment & Construction Company Limited. Oronsaye and Afe, who is the managing director of Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, were present in court. However, the other defendants were absent.
Justice U.P. Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Monday, May 16, 2016, granted bail in the sum of N500 million ( Five Hundred Million Naira) to AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.), a former chairman, Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety, PICOMSS, and one Rabiu Hassan, owner of Hypertech Company. The duo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 11, 2016 for allegedly defrauding the government to the tune of over N600m (Six Hundred Million Naira) through suspicious contracts to procure military boats.
The former Governor of Kano State and Education Minister, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has denied receiving the sum of N25m from the alleged N950m campaign fund shared at his residence in Kano before the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.
A former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer, Securency International Pty Ltd of Australia, Peter Chapman, who allegedly bribed Emmanuel Ehidiamhem Okoyomon, a former Managing Director of Nigerian Security, Printing and Minting Company, NSPMC, (facing extradition proceedings in Nigeria), to secure a “multi-million-euro” contract, was on May 11, 2016 convicted by a Southwark Crown Court in the United Kingdom, UK.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to media reports on May 12, 2016 accusing its chairman, Ibrahim Magu of refusing to obey an order of court in the fundamental right enforcement action brought against the Commission by an Austrian businessman, Wolfgang Reinl.
A contempt charge has been filed against EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu seeking to commit him to prison by an Abuja High Court over his alleged disobedience to court order. The contempt charge contained on Form 49 of the Abuja High Court on the EFCC boss is asking him to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.
Abuja High Court has ordered EFCC to pay a sum of N10m damages to an Abuja based foreigner and security expert Mr. Wolgang Reinl over his unlawful detention and seizure of his international Passport by the anti-graft agency.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Tuesday May 3, 2016, arraigned Obiageli Funmilayo Nwagu on a six count charge of Obtaining Money by False Pretence and Issuance of Dud Cheques before Justice C. O Ajah of the State High Court, Enugu. The accused person pleaded not guilty on all counts.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, May 3, 2016, arraigned one Ighofose Oyoma before Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State on a 7 count charge bordering on Conspiracy, Forgery and Obtaining Money by False Pretence to the tune of Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($9,200). Ighofose was arrested sometime in May, 2015 in Calabar, Cross River state following intelligence report on his involvement in internet scams.
Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos today convicted twenty persons for illegal dealing and storage of petroleum products. The convicts are Captain Daniel Lebile, Ala Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Fani-Kayode, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye and Kayode Ireti.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal High Court in Lokoja, found an ex-Kogi Legislator and ex-Chairman, Ogori/Magongo LGA, Gabriel Daudu for a N1.4 billion fraud.
George Uboh, the serial fraudster who sensationally accused EFCC of diverting proceeds of recovered assets was today convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by Justice S. E. Aladetoyinbo of FCT High Court Abuja, for his role in converting the property of the defunct Police Equipment Foundation to his own use.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has today conveyed a letter to the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Hon Danladi Yakubu Umar, exonerating him on the alleged ten million naira (N10million) bribed by one AbdulRashid Owolabi, in his petition to the Commission.
In a continuation of cross-examination of the prosecution witness at the Code of Conduct Tribunal yesterday in a case against the Senate President Dr Bukola Abubakar Saraki, on alleged false asset declaration, the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal re-affirmed the Tribunal earlier decision for the matter to be held day-by-day. The re-affirmation came in Abuja, at the backdrop of a demand made by one of the defence counsel, Paul Usoro (SAN), for them to have sufficient time to study all the exhibits tendered by their experts, noting that this borders on his client right to fair hearing as grantee by the constitution of the country, which ignited a fierce argument between the contending counsels in the case.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the print and online media, on April 20, 2016 claiming that the anti-graft agency has decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”.
Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has stated that violators of the provisions of the Procurement Act risk five to 10 years imprisonment. Magu, who lamented the widespread procurement fraud in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, further disclosed that civil servants found guilty under the Act might also face dismissal from service. Speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 during the EFCC Anti-corruption Sensitization Programme organised for the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Magu urged civil servants to familiarise themselves with the procurement Act, adding that EFCC would not spare anyone found to be involved in fraud against the Nigerian people.