(08/04/2019): 1. Murtala Nyako (Former Governor of Adamawa State) – ₦29bn 2. Nsikakabasi Akpan Jacobs – ₦918m 3. Tochukwu Iwuoha MD of Sidol Investment Ltd) – forgery
Ex-Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his sons & 3 others have filed an application requesting court to release their int’l passports. The court earlier admitted in evidence bank statement of accounts as exhibits against the defendants in ₦1.3bn fraud trial.
Prosecution’s witness denied claim that he gave Fred Ajudua $8.4m to bribe judicial officers to secure his release from Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, he said the money was to get him a good lawyer. Case enters 1,614 days and was adjourned to continue on 08/05/2019.
Defence counsel objected to admissibility of statements of PDP Chairman of Ondo State, Clement Faboyede & 1 other in ₦500m fraud trial on the ground that they were not obtained voluntarily & asked court to order trial-within-trial to determine their voluntariness.
3 convictions secured by EFCC: 1. Bamidele Adegboyega, sentenced to 4 months in jail for fraud 2. Oyinloye Oyetola Jubril, sentenced to 4 months in jail for fraud 3. Joseph Ekemezie, sentenced to 1 year in jail for possession of fraudulent documents.
Defence counsel in ₦900m & £9.7m fraud trial involving the ex-MD of defunct Intercontinental Bank, Dr. Erastus Akingbola objected to admissibility of docs tendered by the prosecution because it was obtained 48 hours before the sitting. Trial commenced since 2009.
(09/04/2019): • Sen. Jonah Jang (Ex-Governor of Plateau State) – ₦6.3bn • Francis Atuche (Ex-MD of BankPHB) – ₦25.7bn • Alh. Mohammed Gobir – $300m • Oladimeji Balogun – ₦81.7m • Jabir Ladan Sani – ₦19m • Adesanya Olufemi Paul – ₦33.6m • Olufunmilade Adeyemi – ₦34.8m • Aminu Kamba Sanusi – ₦5m • Anieke Udoh – illegal opening of bank account • Wole Oladoja – internet fraud
The ICPC has arraigned a Civil Defence officer, Godwin Abutu for allegedly defrauding job seekers of ₦150k under false pretense of securing employment for them into the Nig Immigration Service. He pleaded not guilty & was denied bail. Case adjourned to 25/6/2019.
Court found one Akpudili Christian Anayo guilty of stealing ₦13m belonging to pensioners in Enugu State and reserved sentencing to 13/05/2019. The convict pleaded guilty upon his arraignment by the EFCC.
Nig scores in Corruption Perceptions Index from 1996 – 2018 Year: Score 1996: 6.9 1997: 17 1998: 19 1999: 16 2000: 12 2001: 10 2002: 16 2003: 14 2004: 16 2005: 19 2006: 22 2007: 22 2008: 27 2009: 25 2010: 24 2011: 24 2012: 27 2013: 25 2014: 27 2015: 26 2016: 28 2017: 27 2018: 27
The EFCC has arraigned Babagana Zanna & 7 others over alleged unlawful dealing in gold mining and illegal possession of raw gold. They pleaded not guilty & were remanded in prison custody pending determination of their bail. The case was adjourned to 16/04/2019.
Ex-PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh told court that he received ₦400m from Ex-President Jonathan and the money was spent on special national assignment. Case enters 1,180 days and was adjourned to continue 10/04/19.
Prosecution’s witness testified that former Governor of Plateau State, Sen. Jonah Jang diverted ₦2bn disbursed by CBN to MSME beneficiaries. The former Governor & 1 other are being prosecuted by EFCC for allegedly laundering ₦6.3bn. Case enters 328 days.
Do you being in possession of documents containing false pretense is an offence? The EFCC has arraigned one James Kuve Sughter over alleged forgery & possession of fraudulent documents. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N500k.
(11/04/2019) ⊙ Engr. Babachir Lawal (Former SGF) – ₦500m ⊙ Francis Atuche (Ex-MD of BankPHB) – ₦25.7bn ⊙ Gnanhou Sourou Nazaire – ₦630m ⊙ Opeyemi Ajuayah (Oil Marketer) – ₦798m ⊙ Umar Ibrahim (MD of Farm Computers) – ₦8m.
Absence of lead defence counsel stalled trial of former PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh & 1 other over alleged ₦400m money laundering. Case enters 1,181 days and was adjourned to continue on 13/5/2019.
Absence of lead defence counsel in court stalled trial of former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako & 8 others over alleged ₦29bn money laundering. The case was adjourned to continue on 13/5/2019 after 1,372 days of trial.
Absence of one of the defence counsels stalled trial of former Minister of Defence, Halliru Bello & 2 others over alleged ₦300m money laundering. Case enters 1,191 days and was adjourned to continue on 05/06/2019.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moh’d Dele Belgore told court that he had no knowledge of the fact that the ₦450m he allegedly collected passed through an account which prosecution tendered its opening package. Case enters 793 days and was adjourned to 12/04/2019.
The EFCC has secured the conviction of one Omezi Michael for defrauding $35k via internet. The accused pleaded guilty upon arraignment & was sentenced to 2 months in jail. The court also ordered the convict to forfeit all assets recovered from him to the victim.
3 arraignments made by EFCC: 1. Saeed Hammoud Hussain – alleged ₦100m money laundering. 2. Solomon Idiareh – alleged ₦32.3m and $8.3k fraud. 3. Wareyai Daniel Tarela – alleged possession of false documents.
4 convictions secured by EFCC 1. Otti Leo, 7 years jail term for defrauding N15m 2. Kehinde Bello, 7 yrs jail term for defrauding ₦28m 3. Fredrick Shuaibu, 4 months jail term for defrauding $1k 4. Obasi Wisdom, 1 month jail term for defrauding $29k.
The ICPC has arraigned a staff of Federal Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Isaac Alaji Agbanwu over alleged misappropriation of ₦14.5m. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of ₦500k with two sureties. The case was adjourned to 20/05/2019.
Trial of these three high profile corruption cases stalled due to absence of defence counsels. The combine amount allegedly laundered in the three cases is about ₦30bn. Each of the three cases spent at least 3 years in court. How long before Justice is fairly delivered?
Hon. Justice H. Baba-Yusuf of FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja will determine a no-case submission filed by Ex-DG of Security & Exchange Comm, Dr Munir Gwarzo seeking to quash ₦115m fraud charges preferred against him & 1 other by @ICPC_PE
YAHOO-YAHOO is a FRAUD. Check out 3 convictions secured by @officialEFCC involving cases of internet fraud and impersonation. 1. Samson Ogunnowa, sentenced to 4 months in jail for defrauding $200.
2. Gbenga Oduwole, sentenced to 5 months in jail for defrauding $25.
3. Olamilekan Emmanuel Osho, sentenced to 6 months in jail for impersonation and internet fraud.
Prosecution’s witness testified that Executive Director of NDDC on Projects, Tuoyo Omatsuli & 2 others laundered ₦29m belonging to NDDC through a private company. The defendants are being prosecuted by EFCC for allegedly laundering ₦3.6bn. Case enters 154 days.
4 arraignments made by EFCC: 1. Hurso Abba Amma – alleged ₦10m fraud 2. Tasiu Abubakar – alleged ₦4.6m fraud 3. Uchenna Samuel Nwosu – alleged $500 fraud 4. Samuel Ndubuisi – alleged impersonation & fraud.