N6.9bn Fraud: Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos today, admitted and marked as exhibit J, the extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the ongoing trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.  Fayose is being tried before Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun’s court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) . The former governor was first arraigned before the court on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts. He had pleaded not guilty to the…

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Court convicts man for exporting hard drug via UPS

Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, today, convicted a drug dealer, Mba C. Ebere, for exporting 280 grammes of Methamphetamine, a  banned hard drug, to Malaysia. Justice Olatoregun convicted the drug dealer after finding him guilty or a count charge preferred against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict’s trial commenced before the court sometimes in October, 2012. During the trial, the NDLEA through its lawyer, Mrs. Obiageri Iwuchukwu, called six witnesses who include: the arresting officer, Investigating Officer, official of United Parcel…

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Integrated Microfinance Bank MD, Akinteye convicted of $166m fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday, convicted former managing director of the defunct Integrated Microfinance Bank Limited, Mr. Simon Ademola Akinteye over $166.9 million fraud. The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted the former bank’s boss after found him guilty of all the nine counts charge bordering on reckless granting of loans without collateral, leveled against him by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Federal Ministry of Justice. The court however discharged and acquitted his deputy, Gabriel Adepoju, who was charged on one count charge of unlawful…

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Contempt: Nig. Railway Corp. M.D jailed 3 months

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today,  ordered that the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Fidet Okhiria, be remanded in prison custody for three months over the contempt of court.  The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered Okhiria to be remanded following his perpetual and continual refusal to appear before court despite several summons. In remanding the NRC boss in prison, Justice Olatoregun said: “I have looked at the various affidavit placed before the court and have examined the papers filed from both sides. The…

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