N1.4bn fraud: Court vacate arrest order against Akwa-Ibom officials 

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos, today, vacated the Bench warrant issued against three officials of Akwa-Ibom state government and one, Margaret Ukpe, who are named in alleged N1.4 billion fraud against the President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro (SAN) This was sequel to the granting of an application dated March 4, 2019, asking that the Bench warrant be set aside.  The court had on March 1, 2019, upon a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), ordered the arrest of the…

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Extradition: Fresh application stalls judgment in extradition suit against Kashamu 

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned until May 23, to re-open hearing in a suit by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the United States, to face drug related charges.  Kashamu, who is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit labelled FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined the following as respondents: The Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, and the Attorney General of the Federation…

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N6.9bn fraud: EFCC declares its witness ‘hostile’ in Fayose’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, declared its witness in the ongoing trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, as an ‘Hostile witness’. The EFCC declared its witness, Mr. Adewale Aladegbola, ‘hostile’ when he contradicted his extrajudicial statement to the EFCC. The witness had told the court that nothing happened on the June 16, 2014 and that the two vehicles he used to drive were grounded that day. The witness, Aladegbola, a former driver to Zenith…

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