• EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned an ally of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others on nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

    Omokore was re-arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo.

    Two of Omokore’s companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited, were […]

  • EFCC re-arraigns Rickey Tarfa for bribery

    EFCC re-arraigns Rickey Tarfa for bribery

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday re-arraigned Rickey Tarfa (SAN), on an amended charge of offering of gratification to public officers.

    The commission had on March 10, brought Tarfa before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on a 27-count of willful obstruction of its authorised officers, refusal to declare assets, making false information and offering gratification to a public official.

    At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, the commission ammended the charge and reduced it to a 26-count […]

  • FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.

    All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]

  • EFCC re-arraigns Orji Kalu in Lagos

    EFCC re-arraigns Orji Kalu in Lagos

    A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, is currently in the dock before a Federal High Court in Lagos answering alleged corruption charges.

    Kalu and others had been initially arraigned in 2007 before Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja (now retired).

    They were arraigned in an amended 34-count charge over an alleged diversion of about N3.2bn from the Abia State Government’s treasury during Kalu’s tenure as

  • EFCC re-arraigns ex-Adamawa Governor, Nyako, son over N40bn fraud

    EFCC re-arraigns ex-Adamawa Governor, Nyako, son over N40bn fraud

    Former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako, rtd, and his son, Senator Abdulaziz were on Monday re-arraigned before an Abuja Federal High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N40bn fraud.

    The former governor and his son were docked on a 37 count charge bordering on money laundering alongside two others, Zulkifik Abba and Abubakar Aliyu.

    All accused persons were initially arraigned before the late Justice Evoh Chukwu of the same court on August 7, 2015, but […]

  • EFCC re-arraigns Indian businessman, three Bank PHB officials over N855m fraud

    EFCC re-arraigns Indian businessman, three Bank PHB officials over N855m fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned an Indian businessman, Ashok Isran, over an alleged N855 million fraud.

    Isran was re- arraigned alongside his company, Nulec Industries Ltd., Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank) and three management staff of the bank — Anayo Nwosu, Olajide Oshodi and Sunny Obazee.

    The defendants were re-arraigned before Justice Kudirat Jose of an Ikeja High Court on an 11-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

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