Orphan, 2 others jailed 39 months for dealing in Indian Hemp

A 21 year-old orphan, Lucky Adesua and two others have been convicted and sentenced to three years, three months imprisonment, for unlawful dealing in 2.050 kilograms of cannabis sativa, also called Indian Hemp. Others convicted and sentenced alongside the orphan are: Habeeb Yusuf, 18 years and 24 years old Maduka Uchechukwu. The trio were given the jail terms by the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, after they had all pleaded guilty to a count each of the offence leveled against them by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).…

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N3.4bn fraud: BDC operator tells court how Akpolobokemi secure fake contracts

A Bureau De Change operator, Mohammed Yusuf Yahaya, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, used his letterhead paper to secure fake contracts. Yahaya who is the ninth witness called in the trial of Dr. Akpolobokemi, a former Director General of NiMASA and others who are standing trial before Justice Ayotunde Faji-led court on N3.4 billion fraud charge leveled agaiyhim by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Others standing trial alongside Akpolobokemi are: Captain Bala…

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Court sentences man to 7 years imprisonment over drug importation

A Brazil-based Nigerian, Nogueria Achiagonye Solomon Onyinye, was today convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful importation of 1.5 kilograms of Cocaine. Onyinye was given the jail term by Justice Ayotunde Faji, after the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had reviewed the facts of the crime against the convict, after changing his plea.  The convict was arrested by the operatives of the NDLEA, on January 8, 2018, at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, during inward clearance…

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N162m fraud: I’m not licensed BDC operator- suspect tells court

A fraud suspect, Uju Peace Izuogu, who is facing trial before a Federal High court, Lagos, on alleged N162 million fraud, has told the court that she was never licensed to operate Bureau De Change (BDC). Uju alongside one Richard Owegie and their company, Reoworld Enterprises Limited, are standing trial on charges of fraud, obtaining under false pretence and issuance of dud cheques, levelled against them by the men of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Ikoyi-Lagos.  The offences according to the prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel Jackson, a…

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Court to hear motion for arrest of oil marketer, Chima Anyaso over N2.06bn fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, adjourned for hearing of a motion on notice for the arrest of an Independent Oil Marketer, Chima Anyaso, over his failure to answer charges of forgery and fraud of N2.066, 400 billion. The Attorney-General of the Federal (AGF) had filed the application following persistent failure of the Oil Marketer to appear in court. AGF had sometimes last year filed a three-count charge against the oil Marketer and his company, Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas Limited, of alleged forgery and N2. 066, 400 billion…

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FG closes case against alleged smugglers of 661 Pump Action guns

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), today, informed a Federal High Court, Lagos, that it has closed its case against five men and a company, who allegedly smuggled 611 sophisticated pump action rifles into the country. Mr. Julius Ajakaiye, a deputy director in the Federal Ministry of Justice, stated this after the ninth prosecution witness, Mr. Tanimu Atunbi Jeremiah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) had testified in the case before Justice Ayotunde Faji led-court. The five men standing trial before the court are: Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma, alongside…

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Court remands Ecobank manager over N411m fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, order the remand of a manager with the Ecobank Plc, Ifeanyi Chukwu Azike, for allegedly defrauding the bank’s customers to the tune of N411 million. Azike was brought before the court presided over by Justice Ayotunde Faji, by the men of Zone 2, of Nigeria Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, on a three count-charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, false representation and fraud. The Police in the charge marked FHC/L/56c/2019, alleged that the  Ecobank manager between 2016 and 2017, fraudulently obtained the sum…

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Court sentences tailor to 12 months imprisonment for selling Indian Hemp

A 30 year-old tailor, Akeem Alao, has been convicted and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for smoking and selling Indian hemp. Alao was convicted and given the jail terms by Justice Ayotunde Faji, after pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful dealing in the banned weed by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Following his guilty plea, the prosecutor, Mr. Jerry Aernan urged the court to convict and sentence him as prescribed by section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act. Cap N30, laws…

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Court sentences drug exporter to 9 year imprisonment

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Friday convicted and sentenced Nigeria hard drug exporter, Diarra Saidou, to nine year imprisonment for attempting to export 355 grams of cocaine to China. The convict, aged 37, who refused to divulge his Nigeria’s name, was arrested on August 20, 2016, by the men of National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), during an outward clearance of passengers into Ethiopia Airline from Addis-Ababa to Hong Kong, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. He was first arraigned before the court sometimes in 2016 and…

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AGF charges Ceecon Energy Oil & Gas boss for N2.066bn fraud

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has charged an oil marketer, Chima Anyaso alongside his company, Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas Limited, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a three count-charge bordering on forgery and N2,066,400 billion fraud. AGF in charge marked FHC/L/332c/18, alleged that the oil marketer of 16, Babatunde Dabiri Street, Lekki Phase with company’s Cooperate office located at third floor of Worth Plaza, of Olaza 307, Suit 301, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, was alleged to have committed the offence on or about February 21,…

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