N4.6bn fraud: Court fixes May 31 to rule on admissibility of Fani-Kayode, others’ statements

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed May 31, to rule on objections to the admissibility of statements made by defendants in the ongoing trial of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and three others, facing money laundering charges Fani-kayode is standing trial on alleged charges of N4.6 billion Money laundering alongside former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman, a former Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON)  Yusuf Danjuma and a limited liability company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Limited. The Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred…

Read More

Court orders immediate release of driver remanded for 6 years without trial

… orders IGP to pay him N10m s damages Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the immediate release of a driver, Jones Ofori, also known as James Ofori, who has been in prison custody since 2013 without trial. The court also ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to pay the driver the sum of N10 million, as damages for his unlawful arrest and illegal detention. Justice Sule Hassan, who presided over the court, made the release order, while delivering judgement in an enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by the…

Read More

Court revokes ex-Mainstreet Bank Registrar’s MD, Ukandu, bail

A Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has revoked the bail granted to banker, Chester Onyeamachi Ukandu who is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and impersonation. The court presided over by Justice Olusola Williams revoked Ukandu’s bail for breaching the conditions of bail granted him and acting in a manner capable of jeopardizing the course of justice in the case. Ukandu, a former managing director of Mainstreet Bank Registrar Limited alongside one Achi George were first arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial…

Read More