(09/05/2018): 1. Rasheed Ladoja (Former Governor of Oyo State) – N4.7bn 2. Chief Raymond Dokpesi (Former Chairman of DAAR Communications) – N2.1bn
EFCC arraigned one Samson Etuedo for allegedly counterfeiting $492k. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application on 14/05/2018.
EFCC arraigned one Chinedu Mathew Nwobi for allegedly defrauding N1.9m in employment scam. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application.
Prosecution witness testified that Balarabe Abdullahi had cloned phone no. of former Aide to Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko Inde & defrauded N2m using his bank account. Case adjourned to 13/6/2018 His co-accused, Usman Baba had pleaded guilty & was convicted accordingly.
Prosecution urged court to convict former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa over alleged N15bn money laundering on the strength of evidences provided during trial. Case enters 3,065 days and was adjourned to 04/07/2018 for judgment.
Defence argued that prosecution was suppressing evidence and frustrating trial by not producing statements made by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mohammed Dele Belgore in court over alleged N450m fraud. Case enters 455 days and was adjourned to 23/4/2018.
EFCC arraigned one Samson Etuedo for allegedly counterfeiting $492k. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application on 14/07/2018.
The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division has ruled that Nigerian law enforcement agencies can arrest a serving Senator representing Ogun East, Sen. Buruji Kashamu who is being sought in the US on drug charges. Sen. Kashamu has resisted attempts to be extradited to the US.
(07/05/2018): 1. Kayode Odukoya (MD of FirstNation Airways) – N1.7bn 2. Oloukun Gabriel Adekola (Staff of Kolanifemi New Era Foods Ent.) – $22.3k 3. Ojone Ogwu (Staff of Cable African Network TV) – N14m
ICPC ASSET RECOVERIES Year: Amount Recovered 2006: N3.9bn 2007: N5.1bn 2008: N44.9m 2009: N97.1m 2010: N92.8m 2011: N8.2bn 2012: N9.2bn 2013: N2.8bn 2014: N176.2m 2015: N1.7bn 2016: N716.4m 2017: N359.3m TOTAL RECOVERIES in CASH and PROPERTIES for 12 YEARS: N32.7bn
EFCC secured convictions of 3 persons for internet fraud. All convicts were sentenced to one (1) month in jail and ordered to forfeit the following money against their names: Prince Henry Ofeyi – N400.5k David Afatakpa Tageme – N200k David Abumhenre – N3.5m
Court convicted Ex-Banker, Nsa Ayi on 11-count charge and sentenced him to 77 years in jail concurrently for stealing N700m. The court also ordered that all properties traced to the convict should be confiscated and restituted to his victim. Case tried in 67 days.
Corruption Cases lingering in court: 1. Joshua Dariye (N1.16bn) – 11 yrs 2. Jolly Nyame (N1.64bn) – 11 yrs. 3. Orji Uzor Kalu (N3.2bn) – 11 yrs 4. Ibrahim Saminu Turaki (N36bn) – 11 yrs 5. Rasheed Ladoja (N4.7bn) – 10 yrs 6. Attahiru Bafarawa (N15bn) – 9 yrs 7. Abdullahi Adamu (N15bn) – 8 yrs 8. Gbenga Daniel (N211.3m) – 7 yrs. 9. Danjuma Goje (N25bn) – 7 yrs 10. Otunba Alao-Akala (N11.5bn) – 7 yrs 11. Adeyemi Ikuforiji (N553m) – 6 yrs 12. Farouq Lawan ($620k) – 5 yrs
(10/05/2018): 1. Dr. Andrew Yakubu (Former GMD of NNPC) – $9.8m, £74k 2. Gabriel Suswan (Ex-Governor of Benue State ) – N9.9bn 3. Gesila Khan Okubama (Ex-INEC Commissioner) – N185.5m 4. Leeroy Egebe – $18k
Prosecution witness testified that he paid N185m to former INEC Commissioner, Gesila Khan Okubama & 1 other on the instruction of his Bank Divisional Head. Court admited building documents not declared by the 1st accused in her asset declaration form as exhibits.
Prosecution witness in N2bn pension fraud trial involving former Head of Service, Stephen Oronsaye testified that the accused awarded and paid for contracts that does not exist. Case enters 1,031 days and was adjourned to 14/05/2018.
ICPC re-arraigned former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero & Ex-Police Commissioner, John Obaniyi, on a 6-count charge for alleged criminal conversion of N16m interests generated from N557m Police funds into personal use. The duo were first arraigned in 2012.
Prosecution witness testified that former Governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja and his relations benefitted from sale of Oyo State shares and N1.9bn proceeds from the sale of the shares was not remitted to the coffers of the State. Trial commenced since 2008.
Prosecution witness testified that former GMD of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu concealed $9.8m & £74k in his apartment and failed to declare the £74k in his Asset Declaration Form. Court admited docs as exhibits and adjourned further trial to 03/7/2018. Case enters 420 days
EFCC arraigned one Chinonso Samuel Ofoegbu over alleged failure to declare $52k and £320 to government officials while attempting to travel outside the country. He pleaded not guilty and was granted N5m bail. Case adjourned to 24/9/2018.
Prosecution witness testified that he was paid N68m by former Chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi to construct and renovate his country home in Edo & DAAR Communications studios nationwide. Case enters 882 days & was adjourned to 28/05/2018.
NJC has suspended Justice Michael Goji of Adamawa State High Court and recommended his compulsory retirement for refusing to proceed on transfer to Mubi Judicial Division of the State High Court since July, 2017. He is to refund all salaries he received from July 2017.
Court dismissed application seeking for permission to travel to the US for medical treatment which was filed by 3rd defendant in N650m fraud trial involving former FCT Minister of State, Jumoke Akinjide. Case enters 321 days and was adjourned to 16/05/2018.
Prosecution witness in N3.2bn fraud trial involving former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu testified that the accused moved funds from Nigeria to his foreign account from which he made payments for a property in the US. Trial continued on 11/05/2018
ICPC re-arraigned Ex-Inspector General of @PoliceNG , Sunday Ehindero & 1 other over alleged criminal conversion of N16m, interests generated from N557m Police funds, into personal use. They pleaded not guilty to all charges. The duo were first arraigned in 2012.