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Court Jails Captain, Vessel In Lagos

Court Jails Captain, Vessel In Lagos

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice L.N. Oweibo of Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday, July 9, 2020 convicted and sentenced Captain Peter Okomi to three years’ imprisonment. Also convicted and sentenced were his company, Moyitok Nigeria Ltd and a vessel, M.V. Agbeke, for illegal dealing in petroleum products. The convicts were prosecuted by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic ... Read More »

Makinde Commissions Family Court

Makinde Commissions Family Court

…pledges stiff measures against gender-based violence Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that his government will put in place stiff measures to curtail gender-based violence in the state. The governor, who stated this on Thursday, while commissioning the Family Court at the Iyaganku GRA, Ibadan, the state capital, pledged that the government would continue to maintain cordial ... Read More »

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

Ramon Abbas, the Dubai-based Nigerian arrested last month for alleged Internet fraud, has secured the service of a top criminal defence attorney in Chicago. Abbas on Monday retained Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar fraud charges leveled against him by American authorities. Abbas, an Instagram sensation widely ... Read More »

I Didn’t Stop Investigation of NIRSAL – Malami

I Didn’t Stop Investigation of NIRSAL – Malami

The Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has denied allegations that he stopped some anti-corruption agencies from investigating alleged fraud in Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL, NAN reports. In a statement by Dr Umar Gwandu,his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Malami said his action was because too many agencies were investigating the organisation. The Statement ... Read More »

Court knocks out Victor Giadom as APC drama shifts to Rivers

Court knocks out Victor Giadom as APC drama shifts to Rivers

In a deepening drama in the All Progressives Congress, a Rivers State High Court has restrained Victor Giadom from parading himself as a member of the National Working Committee of party. The court based its order on Giadom’s resignation as Deputy National Secretary of the APC, when he went to vie for the position of Deputy Governor in Rivers in ... Read More »

Court Jails Internet Fraudster For Romance Scam

Court Jails Internet Fraudster For Romance Scam

  Owolola Adebola Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on Thursday, June 18, 2020, convicted and sentenced one Femi Rufus Oginni to seven months community service for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences. The 24-year-old, who claimed to be a student of Business Administration in The Polytechnic, Ibadan, was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office ... Read More »

Court Jails Borno Judiciary Officer 16 Years For Defrauding 194 Widows

Court Jails Borno Judiciary Officer 16 Years For Defrauding 194 Widows

By Owolola Adebola Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, on Tuesday, May 16, 2020, sentenced and convicted an ex- Borno State judiciary officer, one Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi), to 16 years imprisonment, on a-two count amended charge for defrauding 194 widows to the tune of N781, 800.00(Seven Hundred and Eighty one Thousand Eight Hundred Naira only). The ... Read More »

EFCC Docks Benue Deputy Speaker, Clerk For Alleged N5 Million Fraud

EFCC Docks Benue Deputy Speaker, Clerk For Alleged N5 Million Fraud

  Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, arraigned Deputy Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji, and the Clerk of the house, Torese Agena, before Justice S. O. Itodo, of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, for their complicity in an alleged fraud totalling N5, 040,950 (Five ... Read More »

N700million Fraud: Court Adjourns Ize-Iyamu, Four Others’ Case

N700million Fraud: Court Adjourns Ize-Iyamu, Four Others’ Case

  Owolola Adebola A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, adjourned the money laundering case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) against Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu, PDP governorship candidate in Edo State in 2016 election and four others to July 2. The other four defendants are Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of ... Read More »

Ray Hushpuppi Has A Case To Answer With EFCC.

Ray Hushpuppi Has A Case To Answer With EFCC.

By Owolola Adebola Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppy, recently arrested by the International Police( Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation( FBI), has considerable cases of cyber crimes being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC). The Commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cyber criminals facing trial ... Read More »

Invictus Boss, Obinwanne Okeke, pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

Invictus Boss, Obinwanne Okeke, pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian businessman owner of Invictus Group who was arrested in the United States last year, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud. Mr Okeke, 32, admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019. Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, ... Read More »

N700m fraud: Court adjourns Ize-Iyamu, 4 others’ trial

N700m fraud: Court adjourns Ize-Iyamu, 4 others’ trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, adjourned the money laundering case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu, PDP governorship candidate in Edo State in 2016 election and four others to July 2. The other four defendants are Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo State, ... Read More »

Breaking : Federal High Court Sacks Ajimobi, Giadom Remains Chairman

Breaking : Federal High Court Sacks Ajimobi, Giadom Remains Chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has extended the previous order allowing Victor Giadom to remain as Acting Chairman of APC. The judgement delivered by Justice S. U Bature also ordered Comrade Mustapha Salihu to remain as the National Secretary of the party. Please see below the court order :   Read More »

Disgraced from Military: Army Court Orders General Hakeem Otiki’s Demotion, Dismissal

Disgraced from Military: Army Court Orders General Hakeem Otiki’s Demotion, Dismissal

The General Court Martial of the Nigerian Army has found Major Gen Hakeem Oladapo Otiki, who is due to retire this year, guilty on five counts and ordered his demotion and dismissal from the military with disgrace and dishonour. Otiki was General Officer Commanding 8 division (GOC) of the Nigerian Army 8 Division in Sokoto in July 2019 when he ... Read More »

Alleged N100m Bribe : Trial of Chinese Begins June 29

Alleged N100m Bribe : Trial of Chinese Begins June 29

  Owolola Adebola The trial of two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi of China Zhongao Nigeria Ltd., slated to begin , Monday, June 15, 2020 before Justice Muhammad Sa’idu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court, could not go on as planned, following the withdrawal of defence counsel, Ahmed Raji & Co from representing the defendants. Based on ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

  Owolola Adebola Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, June 11, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of $228,428.16( Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Eight United States Dollars, Sixteen Cents) and N120, 546,042.02( One Hundred and Twenty Million, Five Hundred and Forty Six and Forty Two Naira, Two Kobo), ... Read More »

N500m Grass-cutting Scandal: Court to Rule on Eligibility of Witness July

N500m Grass-cutting Scandal: Court to Rule on Eligibility of Witness July

Owolola Adebola Justice Jude Okeke of Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, slated July 6, 2020, for ruling on the eligibility of a prosecution witness to testify in the on-going trial of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal for alleged N500 million (Five Hundred Million Naira), grass-cutting scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes ... Read More »

Stella Oduah: EFCC Dissatisfied With Ruling

Stella Oduah: EFCC Dissatisfied With Ruling

  Owolola Adebola The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, delivered on Monday, June 8, 2020, on the vacation of an interim forfeiture order regarding some assets traced to former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in the ruling, struck out ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Forfeiture of NDDC Contractor’s N827.6m

EFCC Secures Forfeiture of NDDC Contractor’s N827.6m

  Owolola Adebola Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, June 8, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of N827, 679, 098 (Eight Hundred and Twenty-seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-nine Thousand, Ninety- Eight Kobo), recovered from an account belonging to a contractor with Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), one Matthew Edevbie, Chief ... Read More »

Why Buhari is delaying appointment of Court of Appeal President – Presidency

Why Buhari is delaying appointment of Court of Appeal President – Presidency

The Presidency today said President Muhammadu Buhari has not sent the name of Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal because security and law enforcement agencies are still scrutinising her. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made this clarification in a statement to debunk insinuations that President ... Read More »