Patience Jonathan’s sister appeals final forfeiture order on $8.4m, N9.2bn

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s younger sister, Esther Oba, have filed a notice of appeal against the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, granting final order of forfeiture of the sum of  $8.4 million and N9.2 billion, which parts belongs to her. The court presided by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, had on Monday, ordered that the said sums be finally forfeited to the Federal government of Nigeria, for been proceeds of unlawful activities. Justice Olatoregun gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/620/2018, instituted before the court…

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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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Oil bunkering: Court sentences 8 Bennioise to 4 years imprisonment each

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced eight Republic of Benin nationals to four years imprisonment each over oil bunkering. The convicts who were sentenced to four years imprisonment each on the two counts charge are: Podahude Ferdinand, Denie Atika, Awhansuha Rapheal, Hunpatin Friday, Kouhonou Banana, Kouhonou Kokou, Ahonsu Meda and Agbofia Jeremy. The court presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun sentenced the convicts following a plea bargain arrangement struck with the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the plea bargain agreement dated June 6,…

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N6.9bn fraud: EFCC declares its witness ‘hostile’ in Fayose’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, declared its witness in the ongoing trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, as an ‘Hostile witness’. The EFCC declared its witness, Mr. Adewale Aladegbola, ‘hostile’ when he contradicted his extrajudicial statement to the EFCC. The witness had told the court that nothing happened on the June 16, 2014 and that the two vehicles he used to drive were grounded that day. The witness, Aladegbola, a former driver to Zenith…

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N2.2bn fraud: Court fixes Nov. 12 for  hearing of final forfeiture suit against Amosu                               

A Federal High Court, Lagos, Tuesday, fixed November 12, to hear a motion, seeking final forfeiture to the federal government, of the sum of N2.2 billion recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had issued an interim order of forfeiture of the sum on June 14, following an exparte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Joined as respondents in the suit are Amosu, and a company, Solomon Enterprises Limited. The EFCC had argued that the sums were reasonably…

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Patience Jonathan, others beg Court to unfreeze million-dollars account

The former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Monday October 29, begged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to unfreeze her accounts housing $8.4m and N7.4 billion. The former first lady through her lawyers today, argued passionately to Justice Mojisola Olatoregun who presided over the court, while the accounts must be unfreeze. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on April 20, through an exparte application, obtained an interim forfeiture of the said monies. After taking argument from the Jonathan’s lawyer, the matter was adjourned…

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NDLEA arraigns businessman for attempt to export 340g of Methamphetamine

A businessman in one of the popular market in Lagos State, Ibe Augustine Udegbunam, was today October 26, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for attempted to export 340 grams of a banned substance, Methamphetamine, a hard drug similar to Cocaine and Heroin. The businessman was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun led-court, on one count charge of unlawful dealing in the said narcotic by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). According to the charge Marked FHC/L/335c/18, the businessman was arrested on August 16, 2018, at the clearing section…

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Court grants Fayose N50m bail, fixes Nov. 19, for commencement of trial

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, October 24, granted bail in the sum of N50 million  to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, standing trial on charges bordering on alleged N6.9billion electioneering campaign  fraud.  Fayose was arraigned on last Monday, October 22, by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited,  on 11 counts bordering on the offence. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, while the court had adjourned the case for hearing of his bail application. Meanwhile, the court…

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Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Fayose remanded in EFCC custody

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday October 22, ordered that the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till Wednesday, October 24, when his bail application would be argued. Justice Olatoregun made the remand order after Fayose pleaded not guilty to all eleven counts charge on the alleged fraud, brought against him by the EFCC. Fayose alongside his company, Spotless Investment Nigeria Limited, and one Abiodun Agbele (not in…

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