N3.3bn Fraud: Fayose’s lawyer expresses displeasure over transfer of case to another Judge

One of the lawyers to Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, who is standing trial for alleged N3.3 billion, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), today, said the Court’s Chief Judge, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, committed constitutional error for transferring the case to another judge for trial.  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had commenced the trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, on an 11 count charge of alleged N3.3 billion fraud before Justice Cecilia Mojisola…

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NAN retiree asks Court to jail CBN Gov. Emefiele, other for disobeying Court order

For alleged wilful and intentional disobedience to an order of a Federal High Court, Lagos, a former employee of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Sunny Odunwo, has asked Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, to commit to prison, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Mr. Johnson Akinkumi, the bank’s Director of Legal Services, for their failure to obey order absolute made by the court over his pension and gratuity. Justice Olatoregun, had on November 7, 2008, while delivering judgment in a suit number FHC/L/CS/1171/2005, filed by Odunwo against NAN…

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Court convicts ex-NIMASA ED, Callistus Obi, 3 others of N331m theft

Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted Mr. Callistus Nwabueze Obi, a former Executive Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), charges of unlawful conversion and theft of the sum of N331 million. Also convicted by the judge are one Dismass Alu Adoo, a Personal Assistant to the former Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi and two companies owned by convicted Obi, Grand Pact Limited and Global Sea Investment Limited. Obi, a lawyer and other convicts were charged before the court by the…

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Court Dismisses FG suit against Agip over under-declared crude oil

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday dismissed a suit filed by the federal government against the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited over under-declared crude oil. The federal government has claimed the sum of $110 million from the respondent for allegedly under-declaring the volume of crude oil it shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December2014, stating that the alleged act by Agip  has short-changed it to the tune of $55 million.   Federal government had prayed the court to compel Agip to pay the $55million with an…

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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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