• EFCC arraigns husband and wife for $120m fraud

    EFCC arraigns husband and wife for $120m fraud

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a married couple, Mr. Augustine Ezeama and Juliet Ezeama, before Justice O. H. Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on seven counts of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

    According to the EFCC, the couple had on May 6, 2015, obtained $30,570 from a firm, CIFERCOM LLC under the pretext that the money was for registration of CIFERCOM LLC as a company in Nigeria preparatory to […]

  • EFCC arraigns banker, another over $1m fraud

    EFCC arraigns banker, another over $1m fraud

    Two men, including a Diamond Bank employee, on Friday appeared in a Federal High Court, Abuja, charged with money laundering, false declaration of assets and fraud to the tune of one million dollars.

    Sada Adamu and Babatunde Faro, the bank worker, were arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Adamu was alleged to have made cash payment of the said sum exceeding the N5 million threshold stipulated by law, to Faro.

    According to the charge sheet, the […]

  • EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly receiving N26m from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

    Some fresh money laundering charges were last month filed against Fani-Kayode by the EFCC before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

    Fani-Kayode is the sole defendant in the fresh charges numbered, FHC/ABJ/CR/140/2016, before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The EFCC in the […]

  • EFCC arraigns pastor for N22.4m fraud

    EFCC arraigns pastor for N22.4m fraud

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Pastor Nimi West and his company, Nimak and Company Nigeria Limited, before Justice U.N. Agumoh of the Federal High Court Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a four-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N22.4 million.

    West is alleged to have received the said amount from one Emmanuel Dike at different times in 2013 as payment for a bungalow at D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    However, […]

  • EFCC arraigns graduate for fraud

    EFCC arraigns graduate for fraud

    A 29-year-old graduate of the Delta State University, Victor Okunmwendia, on Thursday appeared in a Federal High Court, Benin, over an alleged 900 dollar fraud.

    A statement issued by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that the accused, who was arraigned by the commission before Justice Patricia Ajoku , was charged on a three-count of fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.

    The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Counsel to […]

  • Customs arraigns two alleged notorious smugglers

    Customs arraigns two alleged notorious smugglers

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ has arraigned two alleged notorious smugglers in Lagos.

    The suspects, Mr. Oyedeji Rashidi and Mr. Shuaib Sheyi were yesterday arraigned at the Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, Lagos State on a nine-count charge of smuggling prohibited items.

    The two suspects, according to Customs spokesman at the FOU, Jerry Attah, have been remanded in Ikoyi Prison on awaiting trial list as the case was adjourned to February 15, 2017.

    Badejogbin David, who led […]

  • Police arraigns 26 Shi’ite members for alleged public disturbance

    Police arraigns 26 Shi’ite members for alleged public disturbance

    According to reports, the police on Thursday arraigned Hauwa’u Aminu, Aisha Aminu, Zahra’u Zubairu, Dahira Abdulrahman, Aisha Musa, Lawal Idris and 20 others in a Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court for conspiracy and inciting public disturbance.

    The 26 Shiite members were charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace and inciting public disturbance.

    The Prosecuting counsel, Sunday Ekwe, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 12, at about 1PM

    Ekwe said all the 26 Shiite members criminally […]

  • EFCC arraigns businessman over alleged N4.5m fraud

    EFCC arraigns businessman over alleged N4.5m fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned one Ikechukwu Onyia Henry, a businessman, before an Enugu State High Court on a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences and issuance of dud cheques to the tune of N4,500.000.

    The offence os contrary to section 1(2)(b) of the Dishonored Cheques (offences)Act, Cap D11, Laws of the Federation, 2004 and punishable under section 1(1)(b)(i) of the same Act.

    A statement from the South-east Zonal office of the […]

  • NDLEA arraigns 23-year-old deaf, dumb man for hemp

    NDLEA arraigns 23-year-old deaf, dumb man for hemp

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday, arraigned a 23-year-old deaf and dumb man, Abass Hamed, in a Federal High Court in Lagos for drug peddling.

    The NDLEA Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, told the court that the accused was arrested on Feb.18, 2014, along Agege Motor Road in Lagos.

    Aernan said that one kilogramme of Cannabis Sativa, a banned weed, was recovered from the accused who traded on the narcotics.

    He said the offence contravened Section 11(c) of […]

  • EFCC arraigns illegal polytechnic operator in Ado-Ekiti

    EFCC arraigns illegal polytechnic operator in Ado-Ekiti

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, an illegal polytechnic operator.

    The alleged illegal operator, Johnson Babatola was arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo on a 7-count charge bordering on Advance fee fraud and operation of illegal Polytechnic.

    Babatola, a former Principal Manager of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ado-Ekiti branch pleaded not guilty to the charges

    The EFCC said that the suspect was arrested following a petition from […]

  • Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    The High Court of Abia State has sentenced the traditional ruler of Ipupe community in Ubalaka, Umuahia South local council, Eze Bob Ubiaru, to two years in prison for embezzlement of funds.

    Spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa said in a statement yesterday that the money was meant for the compensation of his community for the installation of public power infrastructure on their sacred land.

    The traditional ruler was arraigned alongside the Secretary […]