Judiciary

Captain Of Capsized Boat Operates Illegally, Witnesses Tell Court

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     An Ikeja High Court was yesterday informed that the operator of the capsized boat that killed 12 passengers, Happiness Elebiju, operated from an illegal jetty. Head of Operations, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr Ibrahim Famuyiwa,  the  first witness called by the Lagos State in the trial of […]


Expunge CAMA 2020 Act– Lawyer Tells CAC

    A lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has asked the management Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to expunge its newly enacted Corporate and Allied Matter Act ( CAMA 2020). Omiorobo advised the management of CAC to expunge the new CAMA, in a pre-action notice to sue, dated August 21, 2020 and addressed to the CAC’s Registrar […]


Mompha Slams N5M Suit On EFCC Over Illegal  Detention

    The internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, demanding his immediate and unconditional release from EFCC, as well as the sum of N5 million as damages. He is also asking the court for a declaration […]


Magu Gate: FCMB Admits Mistakenly Transferred N573M To Pastor’s Account

   Story By Gbenga Ogunbunfunmi   The Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mr. Adam Nuru has  said that the bank just discovered that N573 million was mistakenly posted into the church account of Pastor Emmanuel Omale. This is coming after the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) had accused Ibrahim […]


Man Remanded For Alleged Adulteration Of Total, Mobil’s Lubricants

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday remanded an alleged fraudster, Ibegbu Anayo, for producing and distributing adulterated Total and Mobil automobile engine lubricants. Anayo was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), on a 12-count charge […]


Appeal Court Upholds Forgery Charges Against Epe Chief, Ikuforiji

      Story By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by Chief Olajide Ikuforiji, an Epe High Chief challenging his trial before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged forgery and uttering of documents, for lacking in merit. Ikuforiji, Balogun of Epe kingdom was arraigned […]


Businessman, Firm Arraigned For Alleged Laundering Of $2.9M, N46M

    Story By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   An Abuja based businessman, Babatunde Morakinyo alongside his company, Renocon Properties Development Limited, were today arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for allegedly laundering the sum of $2. 290,70 million USD and N46 million respectively. Both Babatunde and his company were arraigned on a six counts charge   […]


Court Orders EFCC To Return Mompha’s Seized Items  

      Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release all items seized from a social media influencer, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha when he was arrested. Justice Liman made the order while ruling on an application filed by Mompha’s counsel, […]


Teacher Jailed 10 Years For Forging America’s Money Order

      A private school teacher Folarin Olayinka, was today, convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, by a Lagos Federal High Court, for counterfeiting the sum of $38,315 USD. The convict, whose trial started 2010, was found guilty of two out of seven counts charge made against him by the Economic and Financial […]


Court Rejects Firm’s Bid To Stop FG Handover Of Nat. Theatre To CBN, Bankers’ Committee

      Story By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today refused an application filed by Topwideapceas Nigeria Limited retraining the Federal Government, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee from taking over the National Theatre, Lagos. The Judge in a short ruling on an interlocutory […]