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    EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says a group of 27 lawyers are blackmailing Rotimi Jacobs, one of its lead prosecutors, over an alleged £2.5 billion fraud case.  In a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, the commission said the lawyers in a petition addressed to the national executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) alleged that Jacobs was using [...]

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    Buhari right to reject electoral reform bill, says group

Buhari right to reject electoral reform bill, says group

The Africa Civil Rights Congress (ACRC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the amended Electoral Act saying there should be a limit to which selfish personal interests should be allowed to push the country to the brink. Buhari declined assent to the bill, citing among other reasons the confusion that could arise as to what [...]

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    EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

A Plateau state high court on Thursday admitted more exhibit in the N6.3 billion fraud trial against Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau state. Jang is standing trial along with Yusuf Pam, a former government official in the state, on a 12-count charge bothering on diversion of public funds while serving as the governor. At the court on Thursday, the Economic and [...]

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    N7.7bn fraud: Court gives Orji Kalu 7-day ultimatum to return to Nigeria

N7.7bn fraud: Court gives Orji Kalu 7-day ultimatum to return to Nigeria

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, to return to Nigeria in seven days to face trial for the N7.7 billion fraud he allegedly committed as governor. Kalu, who is standing trial, was absent in court on Monday. On Friday, Kunle Oyewunmi, his spokesman, had said the former governor flew to Germany last Monday [...]

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    FG lawyer asks CCT to adjourn Saraki’s trial a fourth time

FG lawyer asks CCT to adjourn Saraki’s trial a fourth time

Rotimi Jacobs, the prosecution in the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has asked that the matter be adjourned again. Speaking at the tribunal when the case resumed on Thursday, Jacobs said his witness for the day was unavailable. He said the witness, who is Saraki's account officer, informed him that he would be undergoing [...]

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    Court adjourns Dasuki’s case till Oct 21

Court adjourns Dasuki’s case till Oct 21

An Abuja high court on Wednesday adjourned Sambo Dasuki’s case till October 21 pending the outcome of the meeting of the counsel with the FCT Chief judge, Justice Ishaq Bello. Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), to former President Goodluck Jonathan, is standing trial with four others for alleged diversion of N13.6 billion The others were; Shuaibu Salisu, a former director [...]

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    How subsidy scam suspect ‘travelled to 4 European countries’ despite seizure of passport

How subsidy scam suspect ‘travelled to 4 European countries’ despite seizure of passport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed how one Walter Wagbatsoma, a suspect allegedly involved in the fuel subsidy scam, travelled to four European countries without his passport. The commission had brought a case of conspiracy, obtaining property by false pretence, forgery and uttering false documents against Wagbatsoma alongside Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi, Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer and their company, Ontario Oil [...]

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    Dokpesi to spend weekend in detention

Dokpesi to spend weekend in detention

A federal high court in Abuja has again ordered that Raymond Dokpesi be detained in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pending ruling in his bail application on December 14. The former chairman of DAAR Investment and Holdings Ltd., is standing trial on a six-count-charge bordering on money laundering and contract fraud to the tune of N2.1billion. Gabriel [...]

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    Indian defrauds Nigerian banks of N32b

Indian defrauds Nigerian banks of N32b

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday told a federal high court in Lagos how huge sums of money running into billions of naira were found in bank accounts of Patrick Fernandez, a Nigerian-based Indian businessman. EFCC had arraigned the accused to court on a 56-count charge bordering on alleged attempt to defraud some commercial banks and money laundering [...]

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