N1.4bn Fraud: Prosecution witness narrates how Akwa-Ibom Govt paid N700m into Usoro’s account

A prosecution witness in the case of alleged N1.4 billion money laundering involving a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro (SAN) has revealed how N700 million was paid into the bank account of Paul Usoro on the instruction of Linus Nkan, former Accountant-General of Akwa Ibom State. Usoro (SAN) is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly laundered the sum of N1.4 billion for the Akwa-Ibom State government, under the present administration of Governor Emmanuel Udom. One of the banks allegedly…

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Court sentences Orji Kalu, others to 12 years imprisonment over N7.2bn fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a former Governor of Abia State and Senate Chief whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to a concurrent jail term of 12 years imprisonment over N7. 2 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for 12 years, prosecuted Kalu alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogo, and his Company, Slok Nigeria Limited on the alleged offences. The EFCC had on October 31, 2016, made a 34 count-charge bordering on N3.2 billion fraud against the accused. The charges were…

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Court remands lawyer over alleged N3m fraud

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, has remanded a lawyer, Eric Igwe Okolo, in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) former Nigeria Prison Services (NPS) Ikoyi, Lagos, over alleged N3 million fraud. Chief Magistrate A. O. Adedayo (Mrs) who presided over the court, issued the remand order against the lawyer, after he pleaded not guilty to four counts charge of obtaining under false pretence and stealing. He was arraigned before the Court on the alleged offences by the men of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba,…

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Court declines to discharge Ecobank staff of N1m theft charge

Magistrate F. O. Ikobayo (Mrs) of a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, has rejected an application to discharge a staff of Ecobank Plc, Oniegho-Areh Thomson, of charges of conspiracy and stealing of N1 million leveled against him by the Police. Magistrate Ikobayo turned down the application to discharge the banker made by his lawyer, Mr. Oluseyi Olukoga. Oniegho-Areh, who works with the Apapa branch of the bank, is facing two count charge of conspiracy and alleged stealing of N1 million, belonging to Dr. Majaron Stanley. The banker and others…

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I left two monumental legacies as Governor of Anambra, Imo – Admiral Alison Madueke

Former chief of Naval staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke has disclosed that he left two monumental legacies for which he will continued to be remembered in history. Rear Admiral Madueke was the military Governor of old Anambra and old Imo state for less than three years, before more states were created out of these two states. This milestone achieved by the former was contained in his autobiography : “Riding The Storms With God In my Sails”, which was unveiled recently in a gathering that attracted the top brass of serving…

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N5trillion Debt: AMCON urged to declare public officials on debtor list bankrupt

A legal consultant and Senior Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi -LP, Mr Muyiwa Balogun has challenged Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Judges of the Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHC) to leverage the 2019 Amended AMCON Act and declare AMCON obligors who are holding public office bankrupt. The new 2019 Amended AMCON Act, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in the year provided AMCON with sweeping powers, which is intended to help AMCON recover a huge debt of over N5.4trillion owed the corporation by obligors as…

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Money laundering: Internet celebrity, Morpha gets N100m bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, granted bail to the Internet Celebrity, Ismail Mustapha, popularly called Morpha, who was arraigned before the court for allegedly laundering the sum of N33 billion, in the sum of N100 million with one surety. The surety according to the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, must have a landed property with the Court’s jurisdiction, which its tittle documents must be verified by relevant Lands authority, while the surety is to be verified by the Court’s Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR). Justice Liman also ordered Morpha to…

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Nigerian, Lebanese accomplice remanded over $7.069m, £1m, €8000 internet fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of an alleged Nigeria Internet fraudster, Kayode Philip a.k.a. Voice of the King and his Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih a.k.a. HK, over alleged multi-million dollars internet fraud. Kayode and Hamza are to be remanded in prison custody till December 5, when their bail applications would be heard and determined. Justice Sule Hassan who presided over the court gave the remand order of the alleged internet fraudsters, after their plea was taking on 25 counts charge of conspiracy, phishing, spamming and unlawful…

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NDLEA arraigns ‘Mandela’ over attempt to export hard drug to Malaysia

A businessman, Orji Ekene Clement with the appellation Mandela, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged attempt to export 9.58 kilograms of methamphetamine, a banned hard drug to Malaysia. The businessman was arraigned before Justice Muhammad Liman led-court, NY the legal department of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). His arraignment in court today, was sequel to the arrest of a customs clearing agent, whom he have the ‘cargo’ to for onward movement to Malaysia. The clearing agent and the ‘banned drug, were arrested on August…

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Air Peace boss denounces legal action seeking enforcement of fundamental human rights

The chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has denounced a legal action instituted by an Abuja based Legal Practitioner, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi on his behalf in suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 seeking enforcement of his fundamental human rights. Onyema in a statement signed by his lawyers, A.O Alegeh & Co. stated that at no time did he instruct the said Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi to institute any action on his behalf in respect of the subject matter of the Indictment now pending against him in the United States of America.…

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