EFCC opposes transfer of Atiku’s lawyer money laundering charge to another judge 

The scheduled re-arraignment of lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering charge, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, was stalled due to opposition raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking over the case by another judge. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in a law firm, Africa Law Practices (ALP) and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the EFCC for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD.…

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Court convicts man for defrauding bank of N25m

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted a man, Jules Suinner, for defrauding a commercial bank of the sum of N25 million. Justice Chuka Obiozor who pronounced the man convicted, after founding him guilty of all six counts charge of conspiracy, fraudulent impersonation, being in possession of proceeds of illicit funds and internet fraud. The convict was said to have sometimes in 2015, defrauded the bank by hacking into bank and used the email address and letterhead of a company named Greenview Development Nigeria Limited and used same to write…

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Ex-NDDC director, Tuoyo Omatsuli forfeits N1.8b properties to FG

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the final forfeiture to the federal government, of properties worth N1.8 billion belonging to  a former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli. Justice Chuka Obiozor who presided over the court had issued an order of temporary forfeiture of the properties, on May 17, following an ex-parte application filed by counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ekele Iheanacho. Omatsuli’s properties affected by the order are: Block 117 Plot 4, Lekki Peninsula Scheme, Plots 1-18…

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N179.8m fraud: Court grants bail to PDP deputy chairman, 2 INEC officials

A Federal High Court, in Lagos, Tuesday, August 7 granted bail to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deputy National Chairman, (South)  Yemi Akinwonmi and two senior officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud.  The court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, admitted the defendants: Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo  to bail in the sum of N50 million each with one surety in like sum. However, consequent upon an undertaken by their lawyer, Chief Edward…

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