Judiciary

Multi- Million Fraud: Court Issues Bench Warrant Against Fleeing Insurance Marketer

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, ordered the arrest of an Insurance Marketer and a mother of three, Nneka Rita Chidiebere Okeke, who failed to appear before the court to stand trial over alleged multi-million naira fraud charge made against her by the police. The court […]


Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan Forfeits $8.4M, N9.2B To FG

    Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of $8.4 million and N9.2 billion allegedly linked to a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, to the Federal Government. The judge made the order today while delivering judgement in a suit filed by the […]


Arrest Warrant: Innoson Boss, Innocent Chukwuma, 2 Others Absence In Court Again

      The scheduled arraignment of the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Mr Innocent Chukwuma and three others before Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, could not go on again today, as the defendants again refused to show up, despite warrant of arrest issued against. Others affected by the […]


N6 9B Fraud: We Are Still Investigating Fayose -EFCC Tells Court

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that embattled former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is still under investigation by the Commission. Fayose is being prosecuted by the EFCC over N6.9 billion fraud. He was first arraigned on October 22, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside […]


Money Laundering: Court Dismisses Justice Ofili, Obla Motions To Stop Prosecution

    A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed a preliminary objection brought before it by a former judge of the court, Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to try her over money laundering allegations for lacking in merit. The court presided by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, while delivering a ruling on […]


$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 […]


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 […]