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Summary of Media Report of EFCC’s Activities across the Zones & Abuja on April 10, 2019

Court Jails Economics Graduate for Impersonation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has secured the conviction of an Economics graduate from a public university in Southwest Nigeria, Fredrick Shuaibu, for criminal impersonation. Fredrick was convicted and sentenced to four months imprisonment on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State after pleading guilty to an amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation.

Internet Fraudster Bags Jail Term for $29,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one internet fraudster, Obasi Wisdom (alias Jeff Peters) before Justice Binta Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court sitting in Apo, on a one-count charge of cheating to the tune of $29,000.

Land Speculator Bags 70 Years for Forgery

Justice C.O Agbaza of the Federal high court, sitting in Jabi Abuja, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, sentenced and convicted one Kehinde Bello, to 70 years imprisonment for obtaining by false pretence and forgery. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned the convict for trial on 10-count charge bordering on Advance Fee Fraud, forgery and conspiracy.

Internet Fraudster Bags Jail Terms

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, today April 10, 2019 secured the conviction of an internet fraudster, Omezi Michael before Justice Demi Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. Michael was convicted on a one count charge after he pleaded guilty to the charge. He is said to have defruaded one Mr. S.U. PIN WANG of the sum of $35,000 dollars.

EFCC Secures Conviction of Fake Loverboy

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office has secured the conviction of Ogundele Adeseye, 24, who was re-arraigned on a one-count amended charge bordering on internet fraud. He was convicted by Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, on April 10, 2019 after he pleaded “guilty” to the charge, following a plea bargain agreement.

Internet Fraudster Bags Jail Term for $12,000 Fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has convicted Kadri Oluwayomi, popularly known as Raymond Esther, who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. He was arraigned on a one-count amended charge bordering on internet fraud, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence. The presiding judge, Justice Babangana Ashigar, April 10, 2019, convicted and sentenced him to six months in prison, after he pleaded “guilty” to the amended charge.

N84.6m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fugitive Owner of Enugu Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office has arrested Kingsley Amechi Ubenyi, the operator of a defunct Enugu-based Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision who is standing trial on alleged illegal operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum N84,600,000 (Eighty Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) from hundreds of his victims.

$50,000, N9.2m Fraud: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Ecobank, Ex-Staff

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, presented its first witness, Jones Oboh, in an alleged $50,000 and N9.2Million fraud involving Ecobank Plc and one of its employees, Anieka Udoh, before Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State. The first defendant, Ecobank Plc, was arraigned on March 12, 2019, while the second defendant, Udoh, was arraigned on March 7, 2019.

EFCC Arraigns Masari, Ex-SMEDAN Boss over N104.7m Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the former Director General of SMEDAN, Bature Umar Masari on a 17- count charge of alleged money laundering before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. His arraignment followed his alleged involvement in N107.7million money laundering and proceeds of gratification. When the charge was read to Masari, he pleaded not guilty while his lawyer, A. Magaji (SAN), urged the court to admit his client to bail.

N450m Fraud: Belgore Denies Knowledge of Account Opening Packages

Muhammad Dele Belgore, SAN, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 denied knowledge of the account opening package of the sum of N450,000,000 (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) allegedly collected by him in the build up to the 2015 presidential election during his ongoing trial before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos. Belgore is standing trial alongside a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, for allegedly receiving the sum of N450 million on March 27, 2015 for the purpose of the 2015 general elections.

EFCC Arraigns Internet Fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on April 10, 2019, arraigned one Wareyai Daniel Tarela before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on possession of false documents, an offence contrary to Section 6, 8 (b) and 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act.

EFCC Arraigns Man For N100m Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on April 10, 2019, arraigned one Saeed Hammoud Hussain alongside his companies, S$H Concept Limited and America House Hold Limited, before Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering. The defendant was arrested on December 20, 2018, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in business email compromise and money laundering.

Transparency Essential for Good Governance´┐Ż Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has described transparency as an essential ingredient for good governance. Magu held the position in Ibadan on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 while featuring on a radio programme tagged ‘Office of the citizens’.

EFCC Arraigns Internet Fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on April 10, 2019, arraigned one Wareyai Daniel Tarela before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on possession of false documents, an offence contrary to Section 6, 8 (b) and 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act.

EFCC Docks Man For N32.3m, $8, 355.80 Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, arraigned one Solomon Idiareh Oboh and his firm, Aruo Maritime Services Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a six-count charge bordering on dishonoured cheques, Advance Fee Fraud and obtaining money under false pretext to the tune of N32.3million and $8, 355.80.

Court Adjourns Hearing on Alleged N5m Loan Fraud to May 7

Justice H.B. Babangida of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Jabi, Abuja has adjourned hearing in a case of alleged N5 million loan fraud brought against one Sanusi Shehu Kamba by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to May 7, 2019. Kamba is facing a one-count charge of an alleged N5 million loan fraud perpetrated by him, while working as Managing Director and Chief Executive of AMINU GANDI PETROLEUM LTD.

Court Adjourns Trial of Ex-PDP Chair, Bello to Jun 5

Justice A.R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned the trial of a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Haliru Bello and his son, Bello Abba Mohammed to June 5, 2019 for continuation of trial. Bello, his son, Mohammed and their company, Bam Projects and Properties Limited are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving the sum of N300 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). They are facing a four-count charge bordering on money laundering.

Be Good Example, Magu Tasks Corp Members

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to be good example in conduct and character in their service to their fatherland. Magu stated this today, April 10, during an enlightenment campaign on the ills of corruption at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.

Absence of Defence Counsels Stall Trial of Metuh, Nyako, Others

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on April 10, 2019, adjourned hearing in the case of diversion of public fund and money laundering preferred against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, and a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and seven others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following the absence of their counsels, A.O. Onsiowu and Kanu Agabi, SAN, respectively. Metuh is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, in 2014, to run advocacy campaign for former president, Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of the 2015 general elections, while Nyako is standing trial along with his son, Abdul-Aziz, AbubakarAliyu and Zulkifikk Abba, on a 37-count charge of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of N29 billion.

Source: EFCC Nigeria