Money Laundering: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer, one other in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court, today, remanded Atiku’s son-in-laws, Abdullahi Babalele, a lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer and the brother to the lawyer, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till tomorrow, Thursday, when their bail applications would be entertained.  The court presided by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, remanded Babalele, and the Giwas-Osagie’s brothers in the EFCC’s custody, after pleas were taken in money Laundering charges. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the trio in two different charges. While the Atiku’s son-in-law,…

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$870,000 fraud: Bizman narrates how ex-PDP Rep candidate, ‘General’ others defrauded him

A Lagos based businessman, Mr Austin Albert Ugochukwu, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State, in the last General Election, Anthony Akala Bakare and other members of his group defrauded him of the sum of N240 million, under the pretence of selling dollars to him.  Akala also known as ‘General’, and others have been arraigned before Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, who is now sitting at another jurisdiction of the court, on charges bordering on…

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Ex-Lagos House of Reps member, Anthony Akala, others fail to stall trial

Attempts by counsel to a former House of Representative member from Eti Osa Local Govwrnment area of Lagos State, Mr Anthony Akala and three others over their trial on alleged N240 million fraud, before a Federal High Court, was today frustrated, as the court ruled that in a criminal matter, it is not for the defense to determine who represent the Attorney General of the Federation or the inspector General of police. The court presided over by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, consequently ordered the defendants to commence the cross examination of…

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N240m fraud: Bizman narrates how ex-Lagos Rep, others defrauded him

A businessman, Austin Albert Ugochukwu , on Thursday,  narated before a Federal High Court, Lagos, how a former member of the  House of Representative representing Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Honourable Anthony Akala, and other members of his group defrauded him of the sum of N240 million, under the pretence of helping him to convert  the money in Naira denomination to American dollars. Honourable Akala also known as General, and others has been arraigned before Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos on charges bordering on conspiracy,…

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N131.2m fraud: Court summons UBA, FCMB to explain roles

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, ordered United Bank for Africa (UBA), First City Monument Bank and FCMB, to appear before it to explain their roles in  an alleged N131.2 million fraud charge. Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, gave the order during the trial of four accused persons, who were arraigned before her court by the  Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The four accused persons are: Honourable Anthony Alaka, (a.k.a General, a former member of the House of Representatives, representing Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Saidi Oke, Bashir Mohammed:…

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