• N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), the counsel to Calistus Obi, who is standing trial on a N136 million fraud charge, says he will file a no-case submission against the charge.

    Akoni made the declaration on Monday at the Federal High Court in Lagos after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case against Obi, a former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    Obi, who was also an Executive Director of NIMASA, was charged alongside one Alu […]

  • How ex-NIMASA DG converted N496m to personal use – Witness reveals

    How ex-NIMASA DG converted N496m to personal use – Witness reveals

    A prosecution witness, Mr Chukwuma Orji, has revealed how a former Director General of Nigerian Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi, converted N496million from the office of the National Security Agency (NSA) to personal use.

    Orji made the revelation during the trial of Akpobolokemi and five others on a 13-count charge of stealing and fraud proffered against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    They are accused of stealing N754million belonging to the agency.

    Akpobolokemi’s co-defendants are; Ezekiel Agaba, […]

  • How Ex-NIMASA used N40 million to rent a house in Banana Island – EFCC

    How Ex-NIMASA used N40 million to rent a house in Banana Island – EFCC

    According to reports, the Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday heard that a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi allegedly rented his Banana Island home for two years with N40million.

    An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Orji Chukwuma, while testifying in Akpobolokemi’s trial, alleged that the money formed part of proceeds of crime.

    Chukwuma, who the prosecution’s 11th witness, said Akpobolokemi allegedly lived far above his means.

    He said the defendant, a former lecturer at Niger-Delta […]

  • Ex-NIMASA boss seeks plea bargain in N304 million fraud

    Ex-NIMASA boss seeks plea bargain in N304 million fraud

    A former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, and two others facing N304.1 million fraud charges in a Federal High Court in Lagos, have indicated intention to enter into a plea bargain.

    Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, before whom the accused are being prosecuted, fixed November 21 for a report on the plea bargain process.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, confirmed to the court on Monday that the accused had approached the anti-graft agency to explore the option of […]