Judiciary

Illegal Arms: Witness Tells Court How 661 Pump Action Rifles Were Shipped To Nigeria

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A prosecution witness in the trial of two former Customs officers and four others businessmen today narrated to the Federal High Court, Lagos how the defendants illegally shipped  661 pump action rifles  into the country. Mrs. Blessing Ebri a staff of Merks Line Nigeria Limited, who is the eight prosecution […]


N1.6B Fraud: Dudafa, Other Pleaded Not Guilty To Amended Charge

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   Former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, today, pleaded not guilty to the 22 counts amended charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N1.6billion fraud. Also, Dudafa’s co-defendant, Iwejuo Joseph Nna, equally pleaded not […]


Prosecutor’s Absence Stalls Trial Of Companies Linked To Patience Jonathan’s $15.5M

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi Hearing could not continue today at the Federal High Court, Lagos, where three persons and four companies are currently standing trial for alleged cover up in the   $15.5million belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. When the matter came up for hearing today, Mr Ademola Adefolaju, who holds […]


N1.6B Fraud: Dudafa, Other Urge Court To Dismiss EFCC’s Amended Charge

  By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   Former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Oweu Dudafa, today, urged the Federal High Court, Lagos to dismiss the amended charge filed against him on alleged N1.6 billion fraud. Dudafa alongside Mr. Iwejuo Joseph are being tried before Justice Mohammed Idris on the alleged […]


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EFCC Arraigns OND Holder Posing As A Lawyer

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A 38 year-old man, Bada Azeez Ayoola, who has allegedly been parading himself as a lawyer was today arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on impersonation, false pretence and giving false statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ayoola, a resident of 55, […]


N650M Fraud: Akinjide, Others’ Lose Bid To Have Case Transfer To Ibadan

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed an application filed by Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun and Chief Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of the criminal charge against them to Ibadan, Oyo State capital. Adeseun and Olanrewaju are standing trial on alleged N650 million fraud, alongside a former Minister Federal Capital […]


N754.8M NIMASA Fraud: We Did Not Plea Bargain With EFCC -Ex-Defendants

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A new twist has ensued in the trial former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokeme and five others currently facing trial for allegedly stealing the sum of N754.8 million, as the prosecuting agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has decided […]


Forgery: Court Dismisses Innoson’s Motors Boss’ Stay Of Proceedings Application

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, fixed December 7, for hearing of a motion seeking the issuance of bench warrant against Mr. Innocent Chukwuma founder of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited and four others for their persistence refusal to appear in court for  their arraignment in an […]


EFCC Arraigns Ex-NDDC Director Over N3.6B Bribe, Remanded In Custody

      Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) yesterday arraigned a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC), Mr Tuoyo Omatsuli, for allegedly collecting bribe to the tune of N3.6billion from a contractor. Omatsuli was arraigned alongside Don Parker Properties Limited, Francis Momoh and Building Associates Limited before […]


Two Brothers Charged For Forging Land Documents

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A 51 year-old man, Alhaji Abdulfatai Abereoje and his younger brother, Jamiu Abereoje, 45, were today, arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court, Igbosere, Lagos on charges bordering on conspiracy, felony, forgery, unlawful invasion and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The two brothers and others said to be […]