MALAMI ‘TO INTERVENE IN ALLEGED N130M FRAUD CASE – NATION PG.21
Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami has been urged to intervene in the alleged N130 million case initiated by officials in his office against Cecil Osakwe, managing director of Abbey Signature, a property company. In a petition to the AGF by Osakwe’s lawyer, Victor Giwa, it was alleged some workers of Federal Ministry of Justice were instigated by an official of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Asabe Waziri, to file a charge, accusing him (Osakwe) of obtaining N130m million from Waziri under false pretences.
$3.5M FRAUD SUSPECT EXTRADITED TO US – NATION PG.5
A wire fraud suspect, Fatade Idowu Olamilekan on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted list has been extradited to the United States for allegedly stealing over $3.5million worth of equipment in various cities across the US. His extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following a notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI New York, through the US Legal Attache for his role in impersonating various cities, state and academic institutions across the United States.
WITNESS: EFCC THREATENED ME TO INDICT JONATHAN, ADOKE – NATION PG.6
Mr Aliyu Abubakar, a defence witness in the trial-within-trial of the former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officer threatened him to mindict former President Goodluck Jonathan in alleged money laundering. Abubakar, who is also a co-defendant in the suit, told Justice Inyang Ekwo while being led in evidence by his counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), that the officer, Mr Bala Sanga, also threatened him to indict the minister.
ISWAP RELEASES EID CELEBRATION VIDEO, VOWS MORE JAIL ATTACKS – DAILY TRUST PG.4
The Islamic State in West Africa Province, (ISWAP), has released a new video showing its members celebrating the recent Eid-el-Kabir festival in different locations believed to be in the shores of the Lake Chad and other villages controlled by the group in Borno State. Daily Trust had, on the eve of the Salah reported that the terror group was making elaborate plans to celebrate the festival in its enclaves and had assigned imams to lead prayers at different locations. In the video in which all faces were blurred, men and children were filmed praying in open fields and participating in different aspects of the festival, including animal sacrifice in line with the Eid tradition.
KYARI TRIAL’S: LABORATORY TEST CONFIRMED SUBSTANCE WAS COCAINE — WITNESS – DAILY TRUST PG.11
A witness in the trial of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari and four others has explained how the laboratory test proved the recovered substance was cocaine. Kyari was on February 22 arraigned alongside ACP Sunday Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspectors Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu as well as ASP John Umoru, who is said to be at large. At the resumed hearing, the second prosecution witness, Abubakar Zekeri Aliyu, while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel and the Director of Prosecution and Legal Services of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Sunday Joseph, told the court the recovered substance was placed in an envelope with case file number NDLEA/FCTC/010/2021.
23 CHILDREN, 143 OTHER STRANDED NIGERIANS RETURN FROM LIBYA – PUNCH PG.6
No fewer than 166 Nigerians stranded in Libya have been received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and Lagos State. The Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday. Farinloye, who spoke on behalf of the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, admonished the returnees to always avoid acting against practices that would mislead and disrupt their normal lives.
FG URGES SYNERGY, INFORMATION SHARING IN MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORISM FINANCING WAR – THIS DAY PG.5
The federal government has called for synergy and information sharing among stakeholders in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in the West Africa sub-region. The call was predicated on the need for effective collaboration, owing to new and dynamic methods deployed in round tripping ill-gotten wealth around the globe. The Vice Chairman of the Compliance Institute of Nigeria, Mr. Buhari Isah, made the call at the ongoing 2022 West Africa Compliance Summit, taking place in Abuja.