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EFCC ‘Forced Me’ To Indict Jonah Jang – Ex-Cashier Tells Court

A former cashier under the administration of Sen. Jonah Jang, Yusuf Pam, told a High Court in Plateau on Wednesday that the statement he made indicting his former boss, was taken by EFCC under duress. Pam, made the allegation while being cross-examined by EFCC Ccounsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN. Jang and Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Plateau Government House, were arraigned by the EFCC over N6.3 billion fraud allegedly committed between Sept. 2010 and Oct. 2014. Jang and Pam are charge with 12 counts of conspiracy…

Court To Resume Fayose’s Trial On February 7

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed February 7 for the continuation of the trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, over an alleged N6.9 billion fraud. The case, which was earlier fixed for Wednesday, for the continuation of cross-examination of the fifth prosecution witness, has been shifted to Thursday. On the next adjourned date, both the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs, and the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, will address the court on the…

N7.6bn Fraud: Orji Kalu’s Trial Adjourned Indefinitely

Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, September 27 adjourned sine die the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, over his alleged involvement in a N7.6 billion fraud. Mr Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogo, and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. The matter had been adjourned to today for the defence to open its case. However, at the resumed…

BREAKING: Joshua Dariye Bags 14-yr Jail Term

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, has convicted a former Governor of Plateau State Senator Joshua Dariye, over corruption charges. Justice Adebukola Banjoko sentenced the serving senator to two-years in prison for criminal misappropriation and 14 years for criminal breach of trust. All charges are to run concurrently without any option of fine. Mr Dariye is found guilty of 15 of the 23-count bordering on criminal breach of trust, punishable under sections 315 and 309 of the Penal Code…

‘N3.2bn Fraud’: EFCC Files Amended 39 Charges Against Orji Kalu

The EFCC on Wednesday filed an amended 39 charges before a Federal High Court Lagos, against a former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N3.2 billion fraud. The EFCC had on October 31, 2016, preferred a 34-count against Kalu and a former Commissioner for Finance in Abia, Ude Udeogo. A Company, Slok Nig. Ltd, said to be owned by Kalu, was also joined in the charges. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail. The last adjourned date on May 11, The EFCC had…

N3.2bn Fraud: Key Witness In Orji Kalu’s Trial Relocates To Cameroon

Mr Akpan Udoh, an accountant in the Abia Government House, who was scheduled to testify in the alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial of the former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has relocated to Cameroon. The counsel to the prosecution told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday that Udoh is listed as a witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had on Oct. 31, 2016 slammed a 34-count charge bordering on N3.2 billion fraud against Kalu and his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogo as…

Unbelievable! N2.9bn Fraud: EFCC Says Star Witness In Orji Kalu’s Case Can’t Be Located

In what appears to be a Nollywood drama, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lamented the agency’s inability to locate a former cashier at the Abia State Government House, Michael Udoh, to testify against former Governor Orji Kalu. An operative of the anti-graft agency, Ovie Akpoyibo, told the Federal High Court Lagos on Monday that all efforts to track Udoh down and bring him before the court had yielded no result. The anti-graft agency said the former Abia State Government House cashier had been…

CCT Adjourns Saraki’s Trial Indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki indefinitely. The senate president is being tried on three of the 18 counts of false assets declaration filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The adjournment, according to Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, was to await the outcome of Supreme Court on the appeal filed by Saraki and the Federal Government’s cross-appeal in respect of the case. The Senate President had on December 27, 2017…