EFCC opposes transfer of Atiku’s lawyer money laundering charge to another judge 

The scheduled re-arraignment of lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering charge, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, was stalled due to opposition raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking over the case by another judge. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in a law firm, Africa Law Practices (ALP) and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the EFCC for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD.…

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Man gets 48 years jail term for duping bank of N25m

A self-acclaimed Information Technologist, Jules Suinner, who was accused of defrauding a commercial bank of the sum of N25 million, was today, sentenced to a total of 48 years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor had on last Friday, pronounced the convict, after founding him guilty of all six counts charge of conspiracy, fraudulent impersonation, being in possession of proceeds of illicit funds and internet fraud, leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Sentencing the convict today,…

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Lecturer demands N100m damages from EFCC over alleged illegal detention

A lecturer, Mr. Christopher Adejoh, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) demanding the sum of N100 million as damages. Christopher, a College of Education lecturer, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1950/19, filed by his lawyer, Prince Chijioke Chinewubeze, is also asking the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC from further harassing, threatening, intimidating, arresting and detaining him for no just or reasonable cause. He also asked the court for a mandatory injunction directing…

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FBI probe: Alleged syndicates’ agent charged with N207m fraud gets N50m bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, admitted bail to an auto dealer, Sarumi Samusideen Babafemi, alleged to be an agent to the fraud suspects named by the United State’s Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI), in the sum of N50 million with one surety in the like sum. It would be recalled that Sarumi alongside his three companies, 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, were on last Friday, arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Joseph Aneke, on charges bordering on  N207.1 million fraud. Sarumi and his company were arraigned…

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FBI Investigation: EFCC arraigns alleged syndicates’ agent over N207m fraud

An auto dealer, Sarumi Samusideen Babafemi, alleged to be an agent to the fraud suspects named by the United State’s Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI), was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N207.1 million fraud. Sarumi was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his three companies; 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited. Sarumi and his companies were charged on a five count-charge of transferring the said sums which were…

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EFCC arraigns vessel, 25 men, woman for oil bunkering

A vessel, MV Neso11, 25 men and a woman were today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful dealing in petroleum products. The 25 men are: Francis Onyeoma, Adebayo M. Charles, Melvin A. Jack, Omogoye Wasiu Bolaji, Umoren Harrison Daniel, Oloyede Y. Ademola, Archibong Anietie James, Richard Essien David, Oke Asaiki, Mike Simeon, Godswill Emmanuel Umoh, Edu Fidelis, Miebaka Iyaka, Kingsley Terry, Augustine Abarowei Udom, Victor Jerome, Victor Uchendu, Firstman Job, Nelson Sokorobo Solomon and Emomotimi F. Watchman. Others include: Iwuoha Okechukwu Victor, Ogerugbe Patrick (aka Odafe), Emmanuel Eze,…

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Court grants Atiku’s son-in-law, permission to travel abroad for Medical treatment

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, permitted Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law to the former Nigeria Vice President, Mr. Abubakar Atiku, to travel to the United State of America (USA) for medical treatment. Justice Aneke however ordered that Babalele must returned his travel passport to the court’s Registrar, by November 11, when his trial over alleged money laundering will commenced. Justice Aneke granted Babalele permission to travel to America for treatment of an ailment described as ‘life threaten’ by his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN) who filed…

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Court refuses EFCC moves to stop Akinjide’s co-defendant to embark on foreign medical treatment 

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, refused application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop Mrs. Olanrewaju Otiti, a chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from embarking on foreign medical treatment. Otiti is currently standing trial before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke led-court alongside a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide and another PDP’s chieftain, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun over alleged N650 million fraud. The trio are being arraigned by the EFCC on tried by the EFCC on money laundering charges. The offences…

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N650m Fraud: EFCC urges Court to reject Akinjide’s Co-defendant’s application to vary bail terms

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss an application filed by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs. Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking the release of her international passport to travel abroad for medical treatment. Otiti is currently standing trial alongside a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide and another PDP’s chieftain, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun over alleged N650 million fraud. In opposing Otiti’s motion, the anti-graft agency alleged that she is a…

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Money laundering: Atiku’s lawyer gets Court nod to travel for medical treatment in UK

The lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate at the last general election, Mr.  Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, was today, granted leave to travel to United Kingdom for medical treatment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted leave to Uyiekpen, while delivering ruling on his application seeking to vary the bail terms granted him by the court, when he was arraigned for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD. However, Uyiekpen younger brother,  Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, was not that lucky, as his application to  travel to United State of…

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