Judiciary

$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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Money Laundering Charge: Justice Ajumogobia Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction, Obla Seeks Separate Trial

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The trial of former Honourable Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Mr Godwin Obla,  SAN, for alleged money laundering continued today  before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos. At today’s proceedings, counsel to Justice Ajumogobia, Robert Clarke, SAN, drew the court’s attention to the first Defendant’s pending preliminary […]


Court Sentences Man To 2Years Imprisonment For Smoking Indian Hemp

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday sentenced one Monday Obi in his late 50s to two years imprisonment for dealing in Indian Hemp otherwise called Cannabis Sativa. The convict, Monday Obi, pleaded guilty to the two count charge and the prosecutor, from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Mrs Juliana […]


How We Shared Deziani’s N450M 2015 Election Money To Security Agents, Others–Belgore

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi The Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship Candidate in the 2015 General Election, .Mr. Dele Belgore (SAN) has narrated to the Federal High Court, Lagos, how the sum of N450 million he allegedly received from the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Alison Diezani Madueke, during 2015 General Election, was […]


EFCC Re-Arraigned American For Defrauding 3 Nigerians Of $1.2M

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, re-arraigned an American, Marco Antonio Ramirez, before a Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of the sum of $1.229,800 million, under the pretence of securing them America’s Green Card. The American was re-arraigned before a court presided […]


Court Remands Businessman For Posting Offensive Material About Lady On Facebook

      By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   Men of the Nigerian Police, Zone 2 , Onikan, Lagos, today, arraigned a 40-year-old Lagos business man, Mr Ibrahim Arowolo, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly committing an offence under the Cybercrimes Act. The accused, Ibrahim, was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice (Professor) […]


First Bank Manager Remanded Over N52.6M Fraud

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Customer Relationship Manager with First Bank of Nigeria Plc Headquarters, Lagos, Kehinde Adewuyi, 36, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly stealing the sum of N52.6 million from the bank. Adewuyi was sent to prison by an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, after he was arraigned for […]


N3.3B Fraud: Fayose To Challenge Transfer Of Trial To Another Judge

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   One of the lawyers to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, who is currently standing trial for alleged N3.3 billion, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, (SAN), today, said the Chief Judge, of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, was […]