Judiciary

Court Awards N21.4M Against Police For Acting As Debt Collector

    Federal High Court, Lagos, presided over by Justice Muslim Sule Hassan, today ordered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to pay the sum of N21.4 million to a limited liability company, Alfredo Resources Nigeria Limited, for unlawfully detention of the company’s truck, extortion and general damages. Justice Hassan made the order while delivering judgment […]


Police Charge Businessman For Issuing N10M Dud Cheques To NDIC

    The arraignment of an Oyo State-based businessman Francis Olushola Alao, who was charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly issuing dud cheques of N10 million, to the National Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), was today, adjourned till December 6. Alao, who is also a socialite alongside his company, Tarlac International Limited, were […]


Alleged ‘Looters’ List’ : EFCC Asks Court To Dismiss Ex-Minister’s Application For Committal Against Lai Mohammed

  By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked Justice Mohammed Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos to dismiss a motion filed by former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Esther Nenadi Usman, seeking to commit the Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to prison for alleged contempt. In a […]


N4.6B Fraud: Orji Kalu Opens Defence Tomorrow

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today, fixed September 27 for former Abia state Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to open his defence in a N4.6billion fraud case. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the case after hearing the application by the defence counsel challenging the court’s jurisdiction to continue hearing […]


N2.5M: Gratification: Prosecutor’s Absence Stalls Arraignment Of National Theatre’s Directors

    For the fourth time, the scheduled arraignment of five directors of National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, over alleged N2.5 million gratification before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was today, aborted, following the absence of the prosecution counsel. The five directors are, George Ufot Ukanta, Abiodun Abe, Femi Joel, Ndubuisi Nwogu and Mrs. Doris […]


N4.6B EFCC Lost Bid To Cross-Examine Orji Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Friday lost its bid to compel a former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to enter into the witness box and explain his role on an alleged fraud charge initiated against him and two others at a Federal High Court in Lagos. Kalu’s lawyer, Chief Awa Kalu […]


Businessman Bags 140 Years Jail Term For Counterfeiting Foreign Cheques

    A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday convicted and sentenced a businessman, Mr. Jones Patrick Biyere, to a total of 140 years imprisonment, for counterfeiting foreign cheques. Justice Mohammed Idris convicted and sentenced the businessman, who has been standing trial before the court since 2006, after finding him guilty of the 13 counts charge, […]


Fraud: Court Freezes Businessman, Company’s Accounts In 5 Banks

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has has granted an order freezing the account of a Lagos based business man, Mr Ayeni Oluwafemi Oluwale and his company, Femglare International Limited in Access Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, Heritage Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, and Zenith Bank Plc for alleged fraudulent practices. Justice Muslim […]


Ebute-Metta Residents Raise Alarm Over Dumpsite, Says Epidemic Loom

    Residents of four streets on Apapa Road, Lagos Mainland Local Government, Lagos State, have call on the authority of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), to save them them from looming epidemic due to the agency’s activities at refuse transit dump site, situated between Ibadan, Odaliki, Thomas and Niger Streets. Residents of the four […]


Forgery: Court Dismisses Ikuforiji’s ‘No-Case-Submission’

    Justice AbdulAziz Anka, of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered Chief Olajide Ikuforuji, the Balogun of Epe Kingdom, to prepare for his defence over alleged forgery case leveled against him by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigerian Police Force. Justice Anka made the order after dismissing Ikuforji’s no-case-submission, filed before […]