N6 9bn fraud: We are still  investigating Fayose -EFCC tells Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that embattled former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is still under investigation by the Commission. Fayose is being prosecuted by the EFCC over N6.9 billion fraud. He was first arraigned on October 22, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50…

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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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Extradition: Court slams N100,000 cost against Kashamu

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, awarded cost of N100,000 in favour of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, against Senator Buruji Kashamu, for his unduly delay in hearing of application filed to stop his extradition to United State of America (USA), to face alleged drug related charges. Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined as respondents: the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State…

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PDP chieftain, 2 INEC officials rearraigned over N179.8m fraud

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi alongside two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged N179.8 million fraud. The two INEC officials who were rearraigned by the Economic and Financial  Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Akinwommi are: Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. The three defendants were first arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, on July 30, 2018, during the court’s annual vacation, while they were granted bail by Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor,…

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N650m fraud: EFCC to re-arraign ex FCT minister, Olajumoke, others

A Lagos Federal High Court has fixed June 11, for rearraignment of a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Jumoke Akinjide, and others, charged with N650 million fraud. The charge is preferred against the defendants by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Akinjide was first arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, alongside two chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Adeseun and Olarenwaju Otiti, on an amended 24 counts charge bordering on the alleged offence.  They had each pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted…

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Extradition: Fresh application stalls judgment in extradition suit against Kashamu 

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned until May 23, to re-open hearing in a suit by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the United States, to face drug related charges.  Kashamu, who is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit labelled FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined the following as respondents: The Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, and the Attorney General of the Federation…

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Alleged N120m fraud: Trial of Lawyer, 2 others adjourned till May 22

The trial of a lawyer, Idowu Adebayo Michael and two others who were charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N120 million fraud, has been adjourned till May 22. The lawyer, Michael was charged before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke led-court by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), of the Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi-Lagos, on a six count-charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining the sum of N120 million under false pretence, false presentation and forgery.    Charged alongside the lawyer are: Mukaila Fakos and Engineer Rasaq Sefiu Adesina, who are first and…

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AGF urges Court to dismiss MTN’s suit over tax assessments

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), today, asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to dismiss a suit by MTN Nigeria Communication Limited, challenging a N242 billion and $1.2 billion import duties and withholding tax assessments. In urging the court to dismiss MTN’s suit, AGF’s counsel, T. A. Gazali, said the suit is statute barred. Gazali said this while arguing his notice of preliminary objection challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the case. MTN had instituted the suit by a writ, dated September 10, 2018, challenging the legality of the AGF’s…

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Again, Court adjourns hearing of criminal charge against Ex-NIA DG, wife

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, further adjourned a criminal charge against former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayo Oke and his wife Folashade, over $205 million crime concealment.  The defendants are charged before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on counts of Money Laundering, fraud, concealment of crime proceeds, and criminal breech of trust.  The case which was earlier scheduled for arraignment of the defendants, was today, further adjourned to a date that will be communicated to parties, as the court did…

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Police charges lawyer, 2 others with alleged N120m fraud

A lawyer, Mr. Idowu Adebayo Michael and two other persons were on Wednesday charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a six count-charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining the sum of N120 million under false pretence, false presentation and forgery.    Two other persons charged alongside the lawyer are: Mukaila Fakos and Engineer Rasaq Sefiu Adesina. The the three defendants were charged before the court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, by the men of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi-Lagos. This police in the charge marked…

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