AGF charges market leader, Baba Alado, 6 others for alleged terrorism

The scheduled arraignment of the leader of Aswani International Market, Chief Taoreed Farounbi, popularly called Baba Alado, and six other persons, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged terrorism acts, today, failed to proceed due to the inability of the prosecution to serve the charge sheet on Baba Alado and five others. Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) dragged Chief Taoreed Farounbi, alongside Alhaji Olusegun Akeem Akinde (A.K.A. Echo), Mr. Ayokunle Fakiyesi, Mr. Idowu Akinde, Musilu Oladejo, Mr. Lekan Matthew and Mr. Adeleke Akinjeji, before the court presided over by…

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Court Convicts fake BDC Operators over N162m fraud

Two fraudsters, who operate illegal and unregistered Bureau De Change (BDC) Uju Peace Iziogu and Mr Richard Owegie, were today, convicted by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for defrauding their victims to whooping sum of N162 million. The two illegal BDC operators were convicted alongside of their company, Reoworld Enterprises Limited of the three counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and fraud of the mentioned amount, made against them by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, by Justice Ayokunle Faji, after finding them guilty of the…

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How Atiku’s Son-in-Law gave $140,000 to Obasanjo – EFCC investigator

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Adamu Yusuf, on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, gave the sum of $140,000.00, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo through one Bashir Mohammed to influence the outcome of the 2019 General Election. The son-in-law to the former Vice President, Babalele, is standing trial before the court on a two-count charge of money laundering to the tune of $140, 000. He was alleged to have committed the…

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EFCC investigator tells Court how Saraki used Govt. money to buy Lagos properties -EFCC

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Olamide Sadik today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how former Kwara State Governor and the immediate past Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki used Kwara State Government House funds to defray the loans he obtained from Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, for the purchase of two properties in Lagos. Sadik who was giving evidence before the court presided over by Justice Mohammed Liman, in a property forfeiture suit instituted by the EFCC against Dr. Saraki on his two properties in…

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Lagos East Bye-Election: APC urges Court to compel Police to prosecute PDP candidate over alleged certificate forgery

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Police to probe forgery and perjury claims against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the December 5 Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi. The party, in a November 24, motion ex-parte application filed by its counsel Mr Kayode Enitan SAN against first defendant Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and second defendant Gbadamosi, sought five reliefs from the court. They include: an order granting leave for the APC to apply for the issuance of a Writ…

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Farmer docked over fake N2.5m Naira notes

An unlettered farmer, Odebija Samson, has been arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for allegedly being in possession of N2, 529 million of fake of one thousand naira denominations. Samson was arraigned before Justice Ayokunle Faji led-court, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on 17 counts charge of the crime. The EFCC through its prosecutor, Mr. S. I. Sulaiman, told the court that the farmer was arrested on November 18, 2019, with the said fake currencies. Sulaiman, told the court that the farmer was arrested with the…

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Adulteratiom of MFM’s anniversary Fabric: Court strikes out accused woman’s fundamental rights enforcement suit

Moves by an Abia State based businesswoman, Euphemia Okeke, to stop police from investigating her on allegations of adulterating Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church’s fabric to celebrate 30 years existence of the church, hit a brickwall, following the striking out of her suit against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and six others, by a Lagos State High Court. The court presided by Justice Ezekiel Oluwole Ashade, struck out Okeke’s suit, for been incompetent and lack of jurisdiction. The businesswoman had instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the IGP…

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Court remands couple over attempt to trafficking lady to Oman

A couple, Mrs. Abosede Ademehintoye, 36, and her husband, Peter Ademehintoye, 37, have been remanded in the custody of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), over alleged attempt to smuggle out one Adetula Oluwatosin, to Oman for forced labour. The couple were remanded by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, after they pleaded not guilty to four counts charge pressed against them by the anti-human Trafficking agency. NAPTIP in a charge marked FHC/L/127c/2020, alleged that the husband, Peter Ademehintoye, had sometimes in 2019 at Block 25, Ikosi lsheri, Shopping Complex Ketu,…

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Court convicts businessman in Absentia for importing 3. 2kg of Cocaine

A Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted a businessman, Nwajagu Chidiebere James for smuggling 3.240 kilogrammes of Cocaine into the country from Dubai,  United Arab Emirates capital. However, the trial judge, Justice Abdullaziz Anka, defer the convict’s sentence, due to his disappearance from court since 2018 and had since refused to submit himself for trial till date. The convict, Nwajagu Chidiebere James according to a one count charge filed against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, ( NDLEA),  had on or about the October 13, 2015 at the…

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$1.632m Fraud: Court adjourns further hearing trial of 3 men who defrauded ex Rep. member

Further hearing of the trial of three men who allegedly defraudong a former member of House of Representative, Honourable Eseme Eyiboh, of the sum of $1.632 million and N46.5 million, has been adjourned till January 22, 2021. The three defendants, Izekor Osatohanmwen Ogiemonyi, alias, Prince Joshua Akenzua: Stephen Victor, alias James Ajayi: Bolade Babatunde, and Alhaji Jimoh Saka, alias Tola Ajayi. The three defendants, were arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, of a Lagos Federal High Court, sometimes in 2017, alongside one Bolade Babatunde, alias Honourable Lawal Adewunmi, now deceased. The…

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