Judiciary

Businessman, Collins Onyejiaka Jailed For False Assets Declaration

  A businessman, Chief Collins Onyejiaka, was today, sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, for false declaration of assets, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The businessman, who is Chief Executive Officer of CB Dredge and Marine Limited, was convicted by Justice Muhammad Idris, who found him guilty of two counts charge on false assets declaration, […]


$5, 316. 66: Again Court Strikes Out EFCC Suit Against Patience Jonathan

  A Federal High Court, in Lagos, today, struck out a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking to forfeit to the Federal government of Nigeria, the sum of $5, 316. 66, domiciled in Skye Bank Plc, and linked to the former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan and six others. The […]


Court Strikes Out EFCC’s Forfeiture Application Of $8.4M, N9.1B Linked To Patience Jonathan

    A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, struck out a forfeiture application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the sum of $8. 435,789.84 million and N9.185, 327, 362 billion, linked to the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and six others. The monies were said to be in custody of […]


N450M Fraud: You Have Case To Answer, Court Tells Belgore, Sulaiman

    A Federal High Court, Lagos today dismissed the no- case applications filed by the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State during the 2015 general election Mr Dele Belgore (SAN) and a former Minister of Planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, who are currently facing trial for alleged N450 million fraud. […]


Court Remands Danish National Who Killed Singer Wife, Daughter

    A Chief Magistrate’s Court, Yaba Lagos, today, ordered the remand of one Mr Peter Nielsen, 53, who allegedly killed his wife Zainab, and his three-year-old daughter, Petra, in their Banana Island residence, Ikoyi Lagos. The court ordered the accuse person to be remanded in Ikoyi Prison pending the legal advice from the office […]


Court Acquits Emirates, Others, Of Missing Luggage Containing $1.6M

  A Federal High Court, Lagos presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris has discharged and acquitted Emirates Airlines and 10 others of complicity in the missing of four bags containing $1.630 million belonging to one, Prince Chu Ikem Orji. Joined alongside the airline in the 11-count criminal charge were; Pathfinder International Limited, Nigerian Aviation Handling […]


EFCC Indicates Interest In Closing Its Case Against Orji Kalu

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has indicated its intention to close its case in the trial of former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others over alleged fraud. Lawyer to the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos today […]


Alleged N500M Fraud: Court Fixes April 10 For Arraignment Of Badagry Prince

    A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has adjourned the arraignment of the son of late traditional  ruler  of Badagry, Oba Afolabi Ogungbe James, Mr Semasa Kolade James. Mr Sunday Ekong told the court that the Police Special Fraud Unit had on February 12, 2018 preferred criminal charge against Semasa  at a Lagos […]


Illegal Arms: Suspects Not Tortured During Interrogation -DSS

   A detective with the Department of State Security (DSS), Jaiye Emmanuel, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that none of the suspects arrested in connection with illegal importation of 611 pump action riffle guns, smuggled into the country, were leg -chained during interrogation by the department. Jaiye stated this while being cross -examined […]


N650M Election Bribe: Akinjide Wants Court To Expunge Investigator’s Evidence

  A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others currently facing trial over alleged N650 million fraud have asked Justice Muslim Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court to expunge the evidence of an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Usman Zakari, from the court’s record. The […]