Judiciary

Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Lagos Hotel Over Alleged N53.7M Fraud

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Victoria East Park Hotel and Suites located along Igbogbo-Bayeku  Road, Ikorodu, Lagos over an alleged fraud of N53.7million. Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to take over the hotel for 21 days to enable it to conclude […]


Appeal Court Affirms Conviction Of Oil Thieves

  A Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos today affirmed the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which sentenced nine foreigners to five years’ imprisonment each with option N20 million each for stealing crude oil from Nigeria. The three-man panel, comprising Justices Hussein Mukhtar (presiding), M. L. Shuaib and Frederick Oho, dismissed all the […]


Alleged Threat To Life: 1004 Estates’ MD Seeks FG, Police Protection

  The Chief Executive Officer of 1004 Estates Limited, Mr. Sam Ukpong, has alleged that some home owners and residents in the high rise building are threatening his life. He has subsequently pleaded with the Acting President of the Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Inspector-General of Police (IGP), to ensure that his life and that […]


Appeal Court Absolves Judiciary Of Media Trial Syndrome

  The Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, Justice Mohammed Garba has absolved the judiciary of blame in the parade of suspects by prosecutorial agencies. Justice Garba said a court could not make a pronouncement on the legality or otherwise of media trials generally, if the matter was not brought before it. […]


Court  Refuses To Grant Bail To Illegal Arms Importers

   The Federal High  sitting in Lagos today rejected the bail applications filed by five men ,who allegedly imported 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority. The trial judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, said he would rather grant the case accelerated hearing than release the accused persons on bail, in view of the severity […]


Multi-Million Dollars Fraud: Prosecutor’s Absence Stalled Film Maker, Seun Egbegbe, Others’ Trial

  The scheduled trial of Nigerian film maker, Olajide Kazeem, popularly called Seun Egbegbe and other accused persons arraigned over alleged multi-million dollars fraud before a Federal High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of the prosecuting Police Officer. Other accused persons charged before the court by the Men of State Criminal Investigation […]


Court Dismisses Tompolo’s Suit Against FG, Other

  Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos today  dismissed an application filed before the court by the Niger/Delta warlord, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly called Tomopolo, challenging a criminal charge filed against by the Federal government of Nigeria. The Niger/Delta warlord through his lawyer, Mr. Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa, had approached the court seeking […]


Senior Advocate Denies Bribing Court Officials

  A Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN), Dr. Joseph Nwobike today denied bribing court officials in other to pervert the course of justice as alleged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). Nwobike stated this while been cross examined by EFCC Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo at the resumed hearing of an 11-count charge bordering on perverting […]


Don’t Release Illegal Arms Importers, AGF Tells Court

  The Attorney General of the Federation today made a passionate plea to the Federal High Court in Lagos not to release on bail a five-man gang, who allegedly imported 661 Pump-Action Rifles into the country without lawful authority. The prosecuting counsel from the office of the AGF, K.A. Fagbemi, while opposing the bail applications […]


Customer Drags UBA To Court Over Illegal Charges

  A limited liability company, Citygate Global Investment Limited, has instituted a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, against the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, over alleged Illegal charges. The applicant, who claimed to have registered with Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/407/2017, is seeking a court order mandating […]