Looters’ list: Court dismisses contempt suit against Lai Mohammed

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Esther Nenadi Usman, seeking to commit the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to prison for the inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list’ he released to the public. Justice Aikawa described the application as a distraction which could interfere with the speedy determination of the matter. Mrs. Usman, who is facing allegations of money laundering brought against her and a former Minister of Aviation,…

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Fani Kayode drags Lai Mohammed to Court over looters’ List

The former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has instituted a contempt proceedings suit against the Mr. Lai Mohammed, the Nigeria’s Minister of Information, for listing his name in recently released ‘Looters List’. Fani-Kayode, through his lawyer, Mr. Ferdinand Orbih, today, told a Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, that his application against Mohammed was brought pursuant to the provisions of the Sheriffs and Civil Processes Act, as well as the  Court’s Civil Procedure Rules. He said his application was seeking leave of the court, to serve the…

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