Articles by Abel Orukpe

Oil Bunkering: Court Sentences 8 Beninous To 4 Years Imprisonment Each

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced eight Republic of Benin nationals to four years imprisonment each over oil bunkering. The convicts who were sentenced to four years imprisonment each on the two counts charge are: Podahude Ferdinand, Denie Atika, Awhansuha Rapheal, Hunpatin Friday, Kouhonou […]


$1.3B Tax Assessment: Witness’ Absence Stalls Trial In MTN Suit Against AGF

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today adjourned until October 29 hearing in a suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communication Limited against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) over alleged evasion of N242 billion and $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax assessment. MTN had instituted the suit by […]


N20B Counterfeit Money: How We Arrest Printer–DSS

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   An operative of the Department of State Security Services, (DSS) Mr. Folusho Rotimi, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how specimens of fake Nigerian currency was recovered from Parkview, Ikoyi’s home of a businessman, John Elem. Elem is standing trial before Justice Saliu Saidu on charges of counterfeiting […]


NCAA investigates Helicopter Landing On Benin –Ore Highway

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that that it was fully aware of the viral video of the Helicopter that landed on the highway and would investigate the matter. A statement by the General Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye said that initial reports indicate that the helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic […]


FAAN Vows To Punish Decisively Any Staff Fingered In Drug Trafficking

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that it would take decisive action against any staff of the agency who connived with drug traffickers in baggage tagging across airports in the country This is just as the agency said that those found guilty would be dealt with in accordance with the law. […]


(Tribute) Ubon Akpan: Death And Its Many Realities By Frank Meke

  Over the years as I grew into maturity and the profound understanding that the whole matter of life is about the fear of God and obedience to his commandments, nothing seem to bother me not even death. I have on several occasions and at the mercy of God, survived near death through accidents, sickness […]


Forgery: Court Orders Arrest Of Innoson Motors Boss, Innocent Chukwuma, Others

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the arrest of Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, the Innoson Motors boss, and two others, for their persistence failure or refusal to attend court to answer a criminal charge against them by the Inspector-General of Police  (IGP). Others affected by the order are: Charles […]


Man Bags 15 Years Imprisonment For Conspiracy To Commit Robbery

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   An Igbosere High Court in Lagos today sentenced a man, Tijani Idris, to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy. Justice Adedayo Akintoye convicted Idris , the first of two defendants after he struck a plea bargain deal with the Lagos State Government, pursuant to Sections 75 and 76 of […]


Covenant University Lecturer Docked Over N141.6M Fraud

     Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     A Senior Information Technology(IT) lecturer at Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State, Owolo Onorouiohene Dan, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged fraud of N141. 632, 416.65 million. Owolo was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu, by the Economic and […]


SEC, Oando’s Dispute: Attempts By Wale Tinubu, Other To Join Suit Opposed

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN) on Monday, opposed an application for joinder, in a suit before a Federal High Court Lagos, by two Chief Executive Officers of Oando Plc, seeking rights enforcement. The suit was filed by the Group Chief Executive Officer […]