Alleged diversion of N5bn: Professor, ex- lawmaker narrates how Kwara IGR was shared

The Ilorin Zonal  Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has uncovered how the twenty four ex lawmakers of the Kwara State House of Assembly, the immediate past Commissioner for Finance, Ademola Banu and some companies allegedly swindled  about five billion belonging to the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service between 2015 to 2019. The immediate past Chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service,  Professor Muritala Awodu, A former member of the Kwara State House of Assembly,  Hon Moshood Bakare and some staff of the Kwara State…

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Court dismisses wind-up proceedings against Aiteo, Awards N8m against petitioner

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed a wind-up suit against indigenous oil company, Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited (AEEPC). The court presided over by Justice Olufemi Oguntoyinbo, dismissed the wind-up suit, following an application made by  AEEPC’s counsel, Mr. Emeka Ozoani, to dismiss the application in opposition to withdraw of the application made by  A. A. Adekeye, lawyer to Charlietam International Services Limited (CISL) the petitioner in the suit. The petitioner, CISL in a suit filed through its solicitors, Anthony Enyindah, Victor Okezie and Dr Dickson Omukoro of Ntephe Smith…

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Court finally forfeits Invictus’ N280.6m in Zenith, FCMB Banks to FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos has permanently forfeited to the federal government the N280,555,010.65 found in bank accounts belonging to two companies owned by ‘Forbes entrepreneur’ Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi. The companies are: Invictus Oil and Gas Ltd and Invictus Investment Limited. Okeke is standing trial in the United States of American for an alleged $11m cyber fraud following his indictment alongside 77 Nigerians. Justice Rilwan Aikawa made the order sequel to a motion for final forfeiture filed and argued by the counsel to the Economic…

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Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention

Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention A businessmen, Ismaila Mustapha, has instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a High Clurt of Lagos State, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days. Ismaila popularly called Morpha, in the suit filed by his lawyers, who include: Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, is demanding the sum of N5 million as damages from the EFCC. He is also seeking a court order directing the…

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Court sentences Lagos trader to 5 years imprisonment for drug trafficking

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a trader, Mrs. Ezeano Deborah Ifeoma, to five years imprisonment for trafficking in a hard drug known as Methamphetamine. Deborah popularly called Mama Chika, in Otto market, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Lagos, where she ply her trade, was given the jail term by Justice Jude Dagat, after founding her guilty of one count charge of trafficking in 5 kilograms of Methamphetamine. The convict, according to the prosecuting agency, the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was arrested at his Otto…

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Businessman remanded for alleged forging of Min. Of Industry’s documents, fake trademark

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, remanded in prison custody, a businessman, Robinson Ojukwu for allegedly forging acceptance forms belonging to Federal Ministry of Industry, Trades and Investment. Justice Saliu Saidu, made the remand order of the businessman, after he pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts charges of conspiracy, forgery, alterations and trademark theft made against him by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The police in the charge marked FHC/L/166c/2019, alleged that the businessman, his company, Ronik Multitrade Limited and others…

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Rear Admiral Madueke set to launch autobiography in Lagos

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd) is set to launch his autobiography, ‘Riding the Storms, with God in my Sails’, in Lagos. The new narrative which is set for launch on Wednesday, 27th November 2019 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos at 11am is written by a man who mainstreamed his being, honour and personal risks devoid of self interest in the service of humanity. The autobiography narrates the catalytic involvements of Admiral Alison Amaechina Madueke, who in the peak of his career served Nigeria at the highest…

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Gov Ayade sets up task force on street light vandalization

Worried by the large scale theft and vandalization of street light armored cables around Calabar metropolis and its environs, Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has set up an anti-theft/vandalization task force. Announcing the setting up of the task force, Governor Ben Ayade, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, said: “In the past couple of weeks, government has seen its effort sabotaged by vandals who engage in the wanton destruction and theft of street light armored cables, a development that has ensured some areas…

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Trader sues Saraki, Atiku, others over unauthorised use of photographs on campaign billboards

A Lagos-based trader, Mrs Amuda Adeleke, has instituted a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, against the former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who was the director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation during the 2019 General Election, for using her picture on campaign billboards without her consent. Joined in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/./19, were the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s presidential flag bearer and his Vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi. The trader, Amuda, in the suit filed by her counsel, Kingsley Iheakaram, is claiming…

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Indian citizen remanded over alleged N149.6m fraud, attempted suicide

An Igbosere High Court of Lagos Stateon Monday ordered the remand of an Indian, Lokesh Parwani, who attempted suicide after been arrested over alleged stealing and fraud of N146 million. Justice Nichol Clay, made the remand order, after the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the seven counts charge of conspiracy, stealing, fraud, issuance of dud cheques and attempted suicide, made against him by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The police had in charge number LD/10480c/2019, accused the defendant of conspiring with…

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