Judiciary

Tailor Jailed 12 Months For Selling Indian Hemp

    A 30 year-old tailor, Akeem Alao, has been convicted and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for smoking and selling Indian hemp. Alao was convicted and handed the jail terms by Justice Ayotunde Faji, after pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful dealing in the banned weed […]


37 -Year- Old Bags 9 Years Jail Term For Attempting To Export Cocaine

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Nigeria hard drug exporter, “Diarra Saidou” was today, convicted and sentenced to nine year imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for attempting to export 355 grams of cocaine to China. The convict, aged 37, who refused to divulge his Nigeria’s name, was arrested on August 20, 2016, […]


Company Linked To Patience Jonathan Urges Court To Lift Forfeiture Orders On N1. 4B

    A limited liability company, Magel Resort Limited, linked to the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, which its N1.04 billion was temporary forfeited to the federal Government of Nigeria, has urged the court to lift the order of forfeiture . It would be recalled that a Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, presided […]


Lawyer Challenges ACJA, Says Clause Providing Trial In Absentia Unconstitutional

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Lagos-based lawyer, Gideon Okebu, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an order expunging a section of the Administration of Criminal Act (ACJA), which provides for the trial of any defendant in absentia. Okebu in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/150/19, listed the Attorney-General of […]


Judge Accuses SON Of Wasting Government Resources, Corruption

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, on Tuesday, lambasted the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, (SON) for wasting government resources and engaging in corrupt activities. Justice Olatoregun made this known when a criminal matter filed by SON against two Chinese nationals and two other Nigerians currently facing […]


N6.9B Fraud: I was Investigated For Financial Crimes–Obanikoro

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A former Minister of State for Defence , Senator Musiliu Obanikoro Tuesday, admitted before a Federal High Court in Lagos, that he was investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for being privy to illicit transfer of funds. Obanikoro made the statement while giving evidence in […]


Improper Service Stalls Hearing Of Kashamu’s Suit Against Extradition

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The scheduled hearing of a suit filed by the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Kashamu Buruji, seeking to restrain security agencies in the country from extraditing him to United State of America (USA) to answer alleged drug charges was today stalled at the Federal High […]


Court Convicts Integrated Microfinance Bank MD, Akinteye Of $166M Fraud

      A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday convicted former Managing Director of the defunct Integrated Microfinance Bank Limited, Mr. Simon Ademola Akinteye over $166.9 million fraud. The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted the former bank’s boss after finding him guilty of all the nine counts charge bordering on reckless […]


Drug Trafficking: Court Orders Chinese Embassy To Provide Sureties For Suspected National

  Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court, Lagos today ordered the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, to provide sureties for its national, Liu Jianfeng, who was charged before the court for dealing in drug trafficking. Justice Saliu Saidu, made the order, while admitting the Chinese, who was arraigned before the court alongside two […]


Due Process: Court Fixes March 11 For Judgement In A Criminal Charge Against IoD President, Others

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, fixed March 11, for judgment in a criminal charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against President of Institute of Directors (IoD) Mr. Samuel Akinyemi Akeju and two others. The court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Nasir Buba, fixed the […]