NBC asks Court to vacate ex-parte order against energy drink

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to set aside an ex-parte injunction obtained by Rite Foods Ltd against the continued promotion of its Predator Energy drink in the Nigerian market. It further asked the court to dismiss Rite Foods’ committal application brought against NBC’s managing director, Mr. Matthew Segun, for alleged disobedience to the interim order.  NBC’s counsel Mr Oluseye Opesanwo SAN told Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke that Rite Foods’ applications were brought malafide and were without merit as the suit lacked a…

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Businessmen seek redress against alleged EFCC, Police harassment, threats

Two businessmen, Dare Osamo and Kehinde Okelade have asked the Federal High Court, Lagos to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Police from threatening and harassing them over a business deal that went wrong with another aggrieved party.   Their fundamental rights enforcement suit marked FHC/L/CS/1017/20 was filed by their lawyer, Mr Oyewo Damilola before Justice Chukwujekwu  Aneke. Aside the EFCC and Inspector General of Police (IGP), other respondents are Mr. Isaaki Adewole; Lanre Bamgbose; Shibawell Energy Services Limited; Star Orient Nigeria Limited respectively.  Specifically, Osamo…

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Court sentences Ghanaian to 3 years imprisonment for Smuggling Tramadol

A Ghana citizen, Elisha Sokpor, was today convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment, for smuggling 10 kilograms of Tramadol tablet and injection to his country, Ghana, by a Lagos Federal High Court. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, who presided over the court, convicted and sentenced the Ghanaian after he pleaded guilty to the two counts charge of unlawful dealing in the said banned  drugs, brought against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict, a resident of Agbozume Volta Region of Ghana, according to NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Ichakpa…

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Teacher bags 10 years jail term for forging America’s Money Order

A private school teacher, Folarin Olayinka, was today, convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, by a Lagos Federal High Court, for counterfeiting sum of $38,315. The convict, whose trial started 2010, was found guilty of two out of seven counts charge made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The convict, was charged before Justice John Tsoho, the current Chief Judge of Federal High Court, on seven count charge of intent to defraud, unlawful possession of foreign currency and forging of foreign money order. The offences…

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Court set aside order restraining FG from withdrawing marginal oil field licenses 

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, set-aside its earlier order restraining the federal government from withdrawing licenses from 10 Marginal Oil Field Operators. The court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, set-aside the restraining order, while delivering ruling in a motion brought before it by the Ministry of Petroleum and Engineer Auwaul Sarki, a director in the Department Petroleum Resources (DPR), on the ground that they were not properly served with the court processes. The court presided over Justice Aneke, had on June 3, restrained the federal government through the…

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Court sentences man to 6 months imprisonment for dealing in Marijuana

A 22 year-old man, Tunde Morakinyo, has been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment, for unlawful dealing in 600 grams of marijuana, also called Indian hemps, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, who presided over the court, convicted and sentenced the Indian hemp hawker, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge offence of unlawful dealing in the banned ‘weed’, made against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), when he was arraigned before the court on Wednesday. Arraigning the convict, NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Fingere…

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Court restrains FG from auctioning seven marginal fields

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has restrained the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, and the Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) from selling, auctioning or accepting bids for some marginal fields belonging to some oil and gas operators. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who presided over the court, said the restraining order will subsist pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit filed by the Marginal Field Operators (MFO) and the Petroleum Minister and others. The marginal field operators include Associated Oil & Gas…

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EFCC arraigns 7 men for unlawful dealing in petroleum product

Seven men and a vessel were today arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly dealing in petroleum product without lawful authority, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The seven men are: Etta Agboriso; Asike Collins Omonegho; Ubani T. Friday; Akinola A. Olantrwaju; Sanusi Adeola; Njoku O. Joshua and Sunday Okenwa, while the vessel was Mt. D ‘Favour. Arraigning the defendants before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke led-court, the prosecutor, Mr. M. K. Bashir, told the court that the defendants were arrested sometimes in March 2019, by the men…

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Court grants Atiku’s son-in-law, permission to travel abroad for Medical treatment

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, permitted Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law to the former Nigeria Vice President, Mr. Abubakar Atiku, to travel to the United State of America (USA) for medical treatment. Justice Aneke however ordered that Babalele must returned his travel passport to the court’s Registrar, by November 11, when his trial over alleged money laundering will commenced. Justice Aneke granted Babalele permission to travel to America for treatment of an ailment described as ‘life threaten’ by his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN) who filed…

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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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