DPP, Police tango over trial of developer who duped 297 people of N65m

Further hearing on the bail application of a developer, Alabi Tesleem Idowu, who was accused of defrauding 297 accommodation seekers of N65 million, in Lagos State, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was stalled today. The developer was on August 11, dragged before the court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo by the men of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, on 251 counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and fraud. The offences according to the prosecuting Police Officer, Barrister Chukwu Agwu, is contrary to and punishable…

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Visa scam: Travel Agent arraigned for defrauding 3 of N10.5m 

A travel agent, Joe Okereke, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauded three person of the sum of N10.5 million. He was alleged to have defraud his victims of the said amount under the pretence of procuring Fiji Island visa for them. The three victims are: Jekwu Ezenwa,  Pope Ekenna Nworah and Kenneth Dibor. The defendant was arraigned by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation (ForceCIID) Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lgos, on seven counts charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and fraud. The offences according to the…

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Court finally forfeits Diezani’s $40m jewelry to FG

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, granted final forfeiture of $40 million jewelry belonging to the former Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Oweibo made the order of final forfeiture of the said jewelry while delivery judgement in a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In granting the final forfeiture order, Justice Oweibo held that Mrs. Allison-Madueke instead of showing cause for the properties not to be finally forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria, only filed an application to set aside…

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2 welders remanded for stealing from SON’s sealed warehouse

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of two welders who allegedly broke into a sealed warehouse and stole substandard electric cables confiscated by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). The two welders, 31 years old Chukwuma Nwodo, of 8 Tobi Close, Mosafejo, Ojo-Alaba, Lagos and Abor Ikechukwu, 21, of 1, Collins Street, Alaba International Market, Lagos. The presiding judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, made the remand order following their arraignment by the federal government on a two-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful destruction of SON seal and stealing. The…

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Court to rule on final forfeiture of Diezani’s jewellery on Sept 10 

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed September 10, for ruling on the final forfeiture of $40 million USD jewellery and other items belonging to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Nigeria petroleum Minister. Justice Oweibo fixed the date after after hearing applications filed be the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and application challenging the court’s jurisdiction by Diezani’s lawyer. It would be recalled that Justice Oweibo had in July, ordered temporary forfeiture of the ornaments, following an exparte application brought before the court by the EFCC.…

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Money laundering: Atiku’s lawyer gets Court nod to travel for medical treatment in UK

The lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate at the last general election, Mr.  Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, was today, granted leave to travel to United Kingdom for medical treatment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted leave to Uyiekpen, while delivering ruling on his application seeking to vary the bail terms granted him by the court, when he was arraigned for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD. However, Uyiekpen younger brother,  Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, was not that lucky, as his application to  travel to United State of…

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Court remands 3 BDC operators over N437m fraud, dud cheques

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the remand of three Bureau De Change (BDC) operators who were arraigned on charges bordering on alleged N437 million fraud and issuance of dud cheques in the custody of Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi Lagos, pending the hearing of their bail applications. The three BDC Operators are: Jimmy Ibrahim, Obianuju Tessy Umejesi and Uche Madubuko. Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who presided over the court, made the remand order, after the BDC Operators pleaded not guilty to five counts charge offences brought against them…

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Court stops Indians from taking over octogenarian’s firms

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has made an interim order restraining three India nationals, from taking any steps aimed at taking over three Nigeria firms, Bolawole Enterprises Nigeria Limited, Lesag Nigeria Limited and Intermanagement Nigeria Limited, owned by an 87 year-old, Isaac Oluwole Oginni and his wife, Mobolatan Kehinde. The Indians affected by the court order in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1431/2019, are: Mr. Jai Bhagwan Gupta, and his two sons, Vineet Gupta and Rachit Gupta. Justice Oweibo also made an order of interim injunction restraining the…

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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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