EFCC and NAF strengthen cooperation
The Nigerian Air Force’s 015 Strategic Intelligence Group in Lagos seeks to strengthen collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to combat the threat of economic and financial crime through intelligence sharing.
Air Commodore Umar, during a courtesy visit to the EFCC Regional Command in Lagos on Monday, September 18, 2023, said the purpose of the visit was to promote cooperation between the EFCC and the EFCC and the need for effective synergy. National Air Force.
“All the capabilities we need are inherent in our country. But this seeming struggle for dominance will get us nowhere.
“Every person, like every institution, has something unique about them.”
Acknowledging that the EFCC is one of Nigeria’s key security agencies, Umar further said: “If it is to operate successfully, key stakeholders must be identified.
“If you want to be successful, the EFCC is an important player you need to work with.
“Crime has two denominators: money and weapons. To understand how money flows, you need EFCC partners”.
Reacting, the EFCC Lagos Theater Commander Michael T. Wetkas commended the NAF for its services to Nigeria.
Wetkas expressed his willingness to support Omar in both formal and informal ways to ensure his stay is successful.
29 internet fraud suspects arrested in Enugu
Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, September 15, 2023, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters during a sting operation in Enugu State.
The suspects are: Ali Chukwuebuka, Arinze Ede, Charles Aforka, Ugwueke Chidera, Ugwu Felix Chenedu, Chizu Ifejika, Chris Emmanuel, Chukwuka Onye, Chukwuneke Nicholas, Daniel Okwume, Ebubechuk Egbo Victor and Ewuboa Victor.
Others include; Francis Peter Ifechukwu, Chibuzor Ikweze Anthony, Joshua Onah, Martin Excel Ozichukwu, Ejeh Moses, Ogbonna Okpata, Ohia Excel, Nicholas Okereke, Kingsley Onyedikachi, Osinachi Johnson, Enejeh Paul, John Samuel, Owu Kamsichuk Josephwu, Chiwusichuk Josephwua. Johnson Onora and Emmanuel Johnson.
The items seized included two Lexus IS 350 cars, 45 mobile phones, seven PCs, Airtel Wi-Fi and hard drives.
The suspect has given a useful statement and will be charged to court soon.
EFCC chairman charges staff, let your training impact your work
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abdulkarim Chukkol, charged the commission’s staff to apply the skills acquired from the sponsored training in discharging their duties and assigning tasks across the various commands.
Chukkol announced the charge on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the closing ceremony of a series of training sessions held at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
Deputy Commander Training, ACE1 Babashani Umar Sanda, represented by ACE1 Chidimma Amanambu, Director, School of Media, EFCC College, Chukur, said: “Training is expensive and not cheap, so you all need to apply these skills when you return to various command positions. I will learn from these programs while fulfilling my responsibilities.”
The EFCC chief further emphasized that the essence of the commission’s regular training of officers is to familiarize participants with new investigative skills arising from the dynamic nature of crime in order to effectively curb economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.
The training content covers tax fraud investigation techniques, active investigation techniques (undercover operations), artificial intelligence and cloud computing, and dark web courses. Participants came from various commands of the Commission and Headquarters.
Yahoo boy unable to explain N6m in bank account bag jailed for one year
Justice O.A. Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday, September 15, 2023, was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison on one count of fraud filed by the Makurdi Economic and Financial Crime Zone Command against Ukoh Michael Odeh . Committee, EFCC.
The criminal got into trouble when the command received an intelligence report on the suspicious activities of some alleged internet fraudsters in Makurdi. He was later arrested in a sting operation.
The charge reads: “You, Ukoh Michael Odeh, between 2022 and 2023 in Makurdi, Benue State, within the jurisdiction of this court, failed to account for the sum of N6,000,000 (only N6 million) in your FCMB account Source of Naira): 4668442010 When you reasonably should have known or suspected that the above unaccounted funds formed part of the proceeds of unlawful activities, namely: fraud and money laundering, thereby committing a breach of Section 20(a) of the Money Laundering (Prevention) Act Section 20(b) of the Offenses and Prohibitions) Act, 2022 and may be punished under Section 20(b) of the Act”.
When the charges were read to him, he admitted guilt. In view of his plea, prosecution counsel M. Yusuf asked the court to convict him accordingly.
Judge Egwuatu convicted and sentenced Michael to one year in prison with an option of a fine of N300,000.00. The criminals will also forfeit N300,000.00 through the EFCC as compensation to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The criminals also confiscated an Infinix 7 smartphone obtained from their criminal activities to the Federal Government of Nigeria.