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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Otudeko, other witnesses to appear in Court Monday over disputed N5.5bn debt

Chairman of Honeywell Group of Companies, Dr. Oba Otudeko may appear in court tomorrow, Monday to give evidence in the suit over an alleged N5.5 billion indebtedness. This was consequent upon the directive of Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, asking Ecobank Nigeria Limited to bring to court all his witnesses in its legal tussle with the Honeywell Group of Companies Limited. When the matter came up for hearing on Friday, first plaintiff witness Oluwakemi Olanrewaju Owasanoye, Head of Treasury and Finance to Honeywell Group of Companies while…

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Drug merchant bags 3 years jail term

A hard drug merchant, Okonkwo Simon Chukwudi, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Lagos Federal High Court, for attempting to export 10 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called marijuana, to Maputo, the Mozambique capital. The court presided over by Justice Ayotunde Faji, handed down the jail term on the drug merchant, after listened to the alocutor from his lawyer, Mr. Sunday Okwo. The convict had pleaded guilty on a county charge of the offence, when he was first arraigned by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)…

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Shipping firm tells court how 661 pump action rifles were smuggled to Nigeria

A prosecution witness in the trial of two former customs officers and four others businessmen, today, narrated to the Federal High Court, Lagos how the defendants smuggled 661 pump action rifles  into the country. The witness, Mrs. Blessing Ebri, a staff of Merks Line Nigeria Limited, who is the eighth prosecution witness, while being led in evidence by Mr Julius Ajakaiye, a deputy director with the Federal Ministry of Justice, told Justice Ayotunde Faji led- court, how the guns illegally got to Nigeria. Ebri in her testimony before the court…

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