Corruption Cases

(Last Updated On: March 10, 2019)

(04/03/2019): 1. Marshall Obioma – ₦192m 2. Iyalikam Nigeria Ltd – ₦3.9bn 3. Lechi Comfort Ndukwe – fraud 4. Chester Onyemaechi Ukandu – forgery 5. Oladimeji Omotola Abiola – internet fraud.

(5/3/2019): 1. Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN) – ₦450m 2. Lucious Mayo – ₦69.2m 3. Frank Karkitie – ₦282.7m 4. Kabiru Oladele – ₦738k 5. Chester Onyemaechi Ukandu – forgery

(06/03/2019): ▪ Doyin Okupe – ₦702m ▪ Jumoke Akinjide – ₦650m ▪ Charles Ihenetu – ₦26m ▪ Gnanhou Sourou Nazaire – ₦630m ▪ Ejere Kelvin Chris – ₦7.3bn ▪ Anas Abdulkadir – ₦5.4m.

(7/3/2019) • Adesola Amosu (Ex-Chief of Air Staff)- ₦21.4bn • Nanle Michael Dariye (Son of Ex-Governor Dariye)- ₦1.5bn • Adegbite Adetoye (Director of Origin Oil & Gas)- ₦735m • Patrik Akpobolokemi (Ex-DG of NIMASA)- ₦687m 1/2

Chukwuemeka Ekwunife – ₦300m • Gbade Gbamigbala – ₦36m • Adesanya Olufemi Paul – ₦33.6m • Festus Onile – ₦31m • Sekinotu Bolanle Alli – ₦27m • Olawunmi Dilureni – ₦23.3m • John Onos Zinos – ₦1m 2/2.

(08/3/2019): 1. Hon. Farouq Lawan (Former Member of @HouseNGR ) – $620k 2. Dr. Martins O. Thomas (Former Executive Secretary of NHIS) – $2.1m 3. Patrick Akpobolokemi (Former Director General of NIMASA ) – ₦687m 4. Festus Onile – ₦31m

Prosecution’s witness in ₦702m fraud trial involving former SSA to ex-President Jonathan, Doyin Okupe denied authoring a letter regarding payments of ₦3m to office of the defendant. Case enters 51 days and was adjourned to 15/03/2019 for continuation of trial.

The EFCC has arraigned Managing Dir. of Farm Computers Ltd in Kaduna, Umar Ibrahim for allegedly defrauding ₦8m under the pretense of supplying 1000 units of school furniture. He pleaded not guilty & was granted ₦2m bail. Case adjourned to 11/4/2019 for trial.

Court sentenced one Faustina Chinelo Ude to a fine of ₦200k for forgery of bank statement of account to procure a British visa. The court also ordered the convict to sign a bond of ₦300k with promise to be of good behaviour for one year.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moh’d Dele Belgore told court he had no knowledge that the alleged ₦450m in his fraud trial was from various oil marketers paid on the instruction of ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Case enters 757 days.

2 persons convicted by court: 1. Yusuf Usman & 1 other, sentenced to 6 years in jail consecutively for defrauding $44.7k. 2. Akorede Hammed Olalekan, sentenced to 5 months in jail for impersonation and fraud.

3 persons arraigned by EFCC: 1. Abdullahi Bushra Ahmed (MD of Ali-Alia Travels & Tours) – ₦3.2m alleged fraud 2. Mudassir Yusuf (Businessman) – ₦4m alleged fraud 3. Oladimeji Balogun (Banker) – ₦81.7m alleged stealing.

Court denied bail to one Heart Victor Nonso based on the sensitivity of the offence of forgery of Diploma Certificate with intent to procure a fake transcript to facilitate Visa application with the UAE. Case enters 9 days and was adjourned to 18/3/2019.

The EFCC has arraigned former Chairman of Board of Directors of Skye Bank Plc, Tunde Ayeni over alleged diversion of ₦4.5bn depositors’ funds. He pleaded not guilty & was granted bail in the sum of ₦500m with two sureties. Case adjourned to 14/05/2019 for trial.

Prosecution witness testified that Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu & 2 others diverted N12bn NAF funds received from NIMASA for special emergency operations using companies of Bureau de Change Operators. Case enters 980 days & was adjourned.

Prosecution’s witness testified that a Director of Origin Oil & Gas, Adegbite Adetoye & 2 others submitted false PMS importation claim to PPPRA and scammed the Federal Government a total of ₦735m. Case enters 706 days and was adjourned to continue today.

The EFCC has re-arraigned President of Nigeria Bar Association, Paul Usoro over alleged ₦1.4bn money laundering. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of ₦250m with one surety. The court also ordered arrest of 4 others mentioned in the charge.

Court convicted a company of late Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, Iyalikam Nigeria Ltd and ordered forfeiture of 5 properties traced to the deceased and $1m recovered from one of the properties to the Federal Gov’t. The company is to be wound up by the FG.

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