Arraignment of BATN, other over alleged perversion of cause of Justice stalls

The scheduled arraignment of British American Tobacco Nigeria Limited (BATN) and one of its official, Austin Okonji before a Lagos Federal High Court over alleged perversion of cause of justice, suffered a setback due to the absence of BATN’s legal representative. Consequently, Justice Lewis Allagoa, has fixed October 9, 2021, for their arraignment of both BATN and Okonji. Both BATN and it’s risk manager, Okonji were charged before the court by Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) for obstructing and impeding the Police and PCCPC’s officials from executing a search…

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Court fixes Oct. 28 for trial of businessman, Kenneth Amadi over alleged N2.9bn fraud:

A Lagos Federal High Court, has fixed October 28, 2021, for the commencement of trial of a Nigeria businessman, Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, who is facing a five-count charge of alleged conspiracy and fraud of N2.9 billion. Justice Lewis Allagoa who presided over the court, fixed the date after his plea was retaken on the charges, on Friday. The businessman alongside his firm,  IDID Nigeria Limited, were  earlier  charged before the court presided over by Justice Mohammed Liman, sometimes in February, 2021, by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation…

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Court orders arrest of 3 construction firm officials over disobedience 

Justice Lewis Allagoa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the arrest of three Italians, for their continuous disobedience to an order of the court to an order which compelled their appearance before him over the charges of forgery made against them by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Justice Allagoa had on last Friday, June 18, made an order compelling the appearance of the three Italians to appear before his court today. The three Italians, who are Alta ego of a Construction firm, Borini Prono & Company…

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FG charges British-American Tobacco for allegedly perverting cause of justice

The federal government through the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) has slammed a three-count charge of perverting the cause of justice, against British American Tabacco Nigeria Limited (BATN)  Charged alongside BATN before a Lagos Federal High Court, is one Austin Okonji, said to be the tobacco’s firm Risk Manager. Both BATN and Okonji were alleged to  have perverted the cause of justice, by obstructing and impeding the police and PCCPC officials to execute a search warrant issued by an Abuja division of the Court, in a suit marked  FHC/ABJ/CS/1662/2020, issued on December…

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Court compels appearance of construction firm, Borini Prono, MD, others over alleged forgery

Justice Lewis Allagoa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, compelled the appearance of Paolo Brono, Gianfranco Albertazzi and one A. Prono, said to be alter ego of Borini Prono & Company Nigeria Limited, to answer the charges of forgery leveled against them by the Attorney-General of the Federation. The three defendants, who are Italians, were charged before the court presided over by Justice Muhammed Liman, by the AGF sometimes on February 18, 2021, alongside their company, Borini Prono & Company Nigeria Limited, on charges bordering on forgery. AGF had in a…

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