Corruption Cases

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2019)

The trial of Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu & 3 others over alleged diversion of N2.5bn public funds will continue today before Hon. Justice F. O. Giwa-Ogunbanjo of Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.

Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered final forfeiture of the following monies traced to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan to the Federal Gov’t: $3.65m $4.7m N1.81bn N226.38m N1.09bn N39.42m N7.22m N55.94m N174.17m N858.93m N1.81bn N1.1bn N317.40m N1.90bn $429.3m

The court has ruled that a suspended Federal High Court Judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia is no longer a judicial officer, having been dismissed by the President on the recommendation of NJC, and should be tried for any criminal offence she might be accused of.

The EFCC has secured conviction of staff of Federal College of Education, Gumel, Garba Ismail and one other INEC official, Auwal Jibrin for collecting N45m bribe to influence the outcome of 2015 elections. Case lasted for 592 days in court.

The court has granted an application in N702m fraud trial permitting former SSA to Ex-President, Doyin Okupe to travel to the United States for medicals. Case enters 167 days & was adjourned to 03/10/2019 for adoption of written addresses on no-case submission.

Prosecution’s witness in N2.9bn money laundering trial involving former DG of NBC, Emeka Mba & 3 others testified that N34bn was paid by MTN to the NBC which the defendants made transfers to account of Technology Advisors against the Federal Government’s directive.

02/07/2019): 1. Raymond Dokpesi – N2.1bn 2. Ayodele Fayose – N2.2bn 3. Ibrahim Shekarau – N950m 4. Tunde Ayeni – N33.4bn (2 cases) 5. Sen. Albert Bassey – N204m 6. Bature Umar Masari – N104m 7. Raphael Ishado – currency counterfeit.

The defence counsels in N2.5bn money laundering trial involving Director General of NBC, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu have asked the court to stop ICPC from bringing former Minister of Info, Lai Mohammed to testify in court. Case enters 61 days and was adjourned to 4/7/2019.

(03/07/2019): • Bridget Okafor – N3.3bn • Dr. Andrew Yakubu – $9.8m, £74k • Owolo Onorouioghene Dan – N186m • Adesina Ogunlana – N20m • Hon. Nse Bassey Ekpenyong – forgery • Babagana Abba Dalori – N10m • Aretuemhen Frank – $12k, etc

The EFCC has re-arraigned former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose & his company for allegedly laundering N6.9bn. They pleaded not guilty and were allowed to continue on bail terms & conditions earlier granted them by the court. Case enters 254 days.

Defence counsels of ex-Governor of Kano State, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau & 2 others have asked the court to discharge the defendants of N950m money laundering charges preferred against them by the EFCC. Case enters 405 days and was adjourned to 20/09/2019 for ruling.

Prosecution’s witness testified that Sen. Albert Bassey, while serving as Commissioner for Finance of Akwa Ibom State, took possession of vehicles worth N204m from Jide Omokore, whose companies executed contacts for State Gov’t. The case was adjourned to 9/10/2019.

04/07/2019): 1. Engr. Babachir Lawal (Former SGF) – N500m 2. Femi Fani-Kayode (Ex-Minister of Aviation) – N4.9bn 3. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu (Ex-Governor of Niger State) – N2bn 4. Gbenga Daniel (Ex-Governor of Ogun State) – N211m.

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