2 ladies, 4 men arraigned for unlawful dealing in hard drug

Two ladies and four men have been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over unlawful dealing in 20. 160 kilograms of a banned substance, Methamphetamine. The two ladies are: Awelesom Kings, who also goes by the name Busola Ashamu and Odoemena Chinonye Jessica. While their male counterparts are: Akpan Jacobs, Emeka Ozokechukwu, Okechukwu Remigius Menilu and Ekene Aleabo. The defendants were arraigned on separate charges before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on charges bordering on conspiracy and unlawful dealing in the banned substance. Arraigning the trio of Akpan Jacobs, Emeka Ozokechukwu and…

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Money Laundering: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer, one other in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court, today, remanded Atiku’s son-in-laws, Abdullahi Babalele, a lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer and the brother to the lawyer, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till tomorrow, Thursday, when their bail applications would be entertained.  The court presided by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, remanded Babalele, and the Giwas-Osagie’s brothers in the EFCC’s custody, after pleas were taken in money Laundering charges. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the trio in two different charges. While the Atiku’s son-in-law,…

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Obat Oil losses N1.5bn subsidy claim to Sterling Bank

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the Federal Ministry of Finance and Debt Management Office (DMO) to pay all monies and other payment  instruments  amounting to N1. 558, 214, 525. 79 billion accrued to Obat Oil Petroleum Limited as subsidy claims to Sterling Bank Plc. The Court also restrained Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited, its agents, privies and any other person on behalf of the oil company, from dealing  any monies, instruments, sovereign debt notes and promissory notes standing in the company’s accounts, records and whatsoever, held with the…

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Court remands man for warehousing 57.36kg of Indian Hemps

A 56 year-old-man, Opara Elisha, has been remanded in prison custody, for allegedly keeping  57.36 kilograms of Cannabis also known as Indian Hemps in his Ikotun-Lagos home. The court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, ordered that the Indian hemps’ keeper, a resident of 4, Aina Street, Ikotun, Lagos, be remanded in prison custody, till August 14, when his bail application would be heard and  determined. Justice Oweibo’s order remanding the defendant in prison custody was sequel to his arraignment before the court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency…

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Court remands Pastor over alleged drug trafficking

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has remanded a man who claimed to be a “Pentecostal pastor” Ugwuchukwu Godwin Chinedu to prison custody pending when his bail application for  alleged drug trafficking will be heard and determined. Justice Nicholas Oweibo remanded the defendant in prison custody till October 3, 2019 following his arraignment on a one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.640 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine, a psychotropic substance listed Under International Control and committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11 (b) of the National Drug…

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Court remands 2 for unlawful exportation of 4.840 kg of methamphetamine

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of Ibrahim Ismail, 35 and a 49 year-old Salami Lateef Olumide, alias Wake-Up, who were arraigned before the court on drug related charges, till Friday, when their bail applications will be heard. Ibrahim and Salami were arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on four counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful exportation of 4.840 kilograms of methamphetamine, a hard drug similar to cocaine and heroine. The two defendants were apprehended by NDLEA operatives at the…

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Court sentences man to 3 years imprisonment for exporting cocaine via NIPOST

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced a 55 years old man, Mr Francis Charles Okafor, to three years imprisonment for Illegally dealing in Cocaine. Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who presided over the court, convicted and sentenced the convict, following his decision to change his plea from not guilty to guilty.  According to the Criminal charge filed and argued by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) prosecutor, Mr Adekunle Adebajo, the convict was alleged to have sometimes on April 2013 attempted to export 300 grammes of cocaine, a narcotic…

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NDLEA arraigns two for unlawful dealing in 7.4kg of cocaine 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday arraigned a lady, Okere Adaobi Mariam, who is in her mid-30, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged attempt to export 6.24 kilogrammes of cocaine. Arraigning the defendant before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on count charge on Friday, the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim told the court that she was arrested on march 30, at NACHO Export Shed, Ikeja-Lagos, during the examination of export laden cargoes. Abu told the court that the offence committed by the defendant is contrary to and punishable…

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Court sentences drug dealer to 2 years imprisonment

A Federal High Court, Lagos today convicted and sentenced hard drug dealer, Ejikeme Samuel to two years imprisonment for attempting to export 2.1 kilograms of a banned hard drug, Methamphetamine. The court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, convicted and sentenced the drug dealer to the jail term, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of the offence against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict, according to the NDLEA lawyer, Mr. Ibrahim Abu, was arrested with the banned substance on February 25, 2018, during outward…

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