N3.2bn fraud: Non Issuance of fresh ‘fiat’ stalls Kalu, others trial

Further hearing in the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others over alleged N3.2 billion fraud today, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was stalled due to non issuance of fresh ‘fiat’ to the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, by the President of Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. Kalu alongside his former Commissioner of Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogu and Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited are being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the alleged…

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Alleged N1.6bn fraud: We follow due process in opening companies’ Accounts linked to Dudafa

A prosecution witness, Ademola Rasak Folorunsho, in the trial of former Senior Special Assistant, to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Emmanuel Waripamo Owei- Dudafa and one other, today told justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, that his bank followed due process in the opening and operations of the accounts of five the companies linked to dudafa in an alleged N1.6bn fraud. Folorunso while answering questions under cross-examination from Mr. Kolawole Salami, who holds the brief of Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) counsel for Dudafa, also told the…

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N1.6bn fraud: Dudafa, other urge court to dismiss EFCC’s amended charge

The former Senior Special Assistant to the for President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, today, urged a Lagos Federal High Court, to dismiss amended charge filed against him on alleged N1.6 billion fraud. Dudafa alongside Mr. Iwejuo Joseph are being tried before Justice Mohammed Idris court on the alleged offences by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Upon conclusion of the trial, the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of his agency’s intention to amend the charge, which was vehemently opposed by the duo…

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Court convicts medical doctor for drug trafficking, sets wife free

Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday, October 8, convicted a medical doctor, Dr. Dennis Konyeaso for trafficking in drugs. The court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, however, discharged and acquitted his wife, Chidi, who is charged with him on the crime by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The couple were charged before the court by the NDLEA on a four count-charge of conspiracy adding and abating, unlawful dealing and storing of 3.3 kilograms of cocaine. They have being standing trial before the court since 2012, on the said…

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EFCC fails to compel Kalu, others to open defence in N4.7bn fraud case

Efforts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to compel the former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to enter into the witness box and explain his role on an alleged N4.7 billion fraud charge brought against him and two others at a Federal High Court in Lagos, failed as the court eventually adjourned the matter till Sept. 26 and 27.  At the resumed hearing of the matter today, Kalu’s lawyer, Chief Awa Kalu (SAN) indicated the readiness of his client to open his defence from outside the…

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Court fixes Nov. 12 for adoption of written addresses in N1.6bn Dudafa, other’s fraud trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 12 as the date for parties to adopt their written addresses in the trial of a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Gooluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, over alleged N1.6 billion fraud. The date was fixed following the conclusion of cross-examination of Dudafa’s co-accused, Iwejuo Joseph, by lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo. At yesterday’s proceedings, a video clip showing Dudafa and his co-accused being interrogated by an official…

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Court fixes Sept. 20 for judgment in case of foreign cheques forging

A Federal High Court, on Tuesday fixed September 20, for judgment in a criminal suit against a businessman, Mr. Jones Patrick Biyere, who is charged before the court for allegedly forging foreign cheques. The court presided over  by Justice Mohammed Idris, fixed the judgment day, after the prosecution and defence argued their written addresses. The accused is being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 13 count-charge, bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and exporting the said forged cheques outside Nigeria. The accused as been…

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Money Laundering charges: Ex President Jonathan’s aide says he acted based on boss directive

Former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to  ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, has maintained that he acted in all the financial transactions which he is currently being prosecuted of based on the directive of the former President and wife. In his defence on Friday September 7, at the resumed hearing of the matter, Dudafa told the court that all monies he was alleged of transacting with some companies and individuals, were done on the directives of his former boss, Dr.  Jonathan. The former aide who was cross-examined by EFCC lawyer,…

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Drug Trafficking: businesswoman narrates how husband abandoned her with 3 kids

A businesswoman, Chidi Konyeaso, on Wednesday, September 5 narrated before a Federal High Court, Lagos, how her estranged husband, Dennis Konyeaso, abandoned her and three kids for several years, after he was involved in a hard-drug related offences. The businesswoman who is standing trial before Justice Mohammed Idris led-court, on a four counts charge of conspiracy, aiding and abating, unlawful dealing and storing of 3.3 kilograms of cocaine. The estranged couple are being tried  by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The offences according to the NDLEA’s prosecutor, Mrs.…

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Court dismisses ex-Jonathan’s aide, Dudafa, other’s no-case-submission over N1.6bn fraud

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, told the Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, who is charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on alleged N1.6 billion fraud, to open his defence against the alleged financial crime. Justice Idris ordered Dudafa, a Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, alongside his co-accused,  Iwejuo Joseph Nna, to open their defence to the allegation, while delivering ruling on no-case-submission applications, filed before the court by the duo. In dismissing the no-case-submission filed by Dudafa and Iwejuo,…

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