NAFDAC arraigns man for brewing fake bitter drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC today, arraigned a man, Yusuf Wasiu Adio, before a Federal High Court, for allegedly brewing fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The defendant, a resident of 5, Ibile Street, Mowo-Nla, Ikorodu, Lagos, was arrested by NAFDAC operatives at his brewery, located at 11, Oladapo Olomo Street, Gberigbe, also in Ikorodu, while brewing the said fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The fake herbal bitter drinks allegedly brewed by the defendant include: Okiki Ibile VIP Alcohol bitter,  Odu bitter, also…

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Charcoal dealer bags 3 years imprisonment for N21m fraud

A businessman, Taiyelolu Ibrahim Akeem, has been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, over N21 million fraud.  Taiyelolu was given the jail terms by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, after the prosecution review the facts of the two counts charge of obtaining by false pretence and fraud made against him. The convict had on September 3, pleaded guilty to the two counts charge, when he was first arraigned before the court. In reviewing the facts of the charge, the prosecutor, Daniel Apochi, of the Police…

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Court declines to vacate order halting Shoprite’s exit from Nigeria over $47m debt

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, turned down Shoprite Checker’s application, seeking to vacate orders stopping it from moving out of Nigeria or have its assets, both movable and immovable dissipated. It would be recalled that Justice Muhammad Liman of the same court had sometimes last month stopped Shoprite Checker (PYT) from exiting the country over alleged $47 million debt. Justice Liman made the exparte order while granting an application filed by a limited liability company, A.I.C. Limited, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/881/2020. Others affected by the order…

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NDLEA arraigns businessman for alleged importation of container load of Tramadol

The businessman who allegedly imported a container loaded with Tramadol weighing 2, 346.9 kilograms, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The businessman, Uchenna Oraeto Igboaka, was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo led-court, on a two count-charge of unlawful importation of the said banned drugs. Arraigning the said importer, the prosecutor, Mr. Fingere O. Dinneys, told Justice Oweibo that the defendant committed the offence in July and August, this year. He told the court that the defendant in July without…

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Court sends two men to prison for trading in Indian Hemp

Federal High Court Lagos has convicted and sentenced the duo of Ogbonna Orji, 22 and Ibrahim Dauda, 35, to two years and nine months jail terms respectively, for trading in Indian hemp also known as marijuana. While Ogbonna was given the jail-term by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, Ibrahim was given the nine months jail-term by Justice Maureen Onyentenu, after they were found guilty of one count each of unlawful dealing in the banned weeds. Ogbonna was arraigned in a charge marked FHC/L/106c/2020, before Justice Oweibo’s court by the National Drugs Law…

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Motor boy bags 3 years for hawking Indian Hemp

A motor boy, Manga Afebende, who was arrested for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp, has been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The convict, a motor boy of a water tanker, was arrested in May 19, 2019, with 430 grams of the banned ‘weeds’ by the operatives of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).  Following his arrest, he was arraigned on December 12, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, on a count charge of unlawful dealing in narcotics similar to cocaine, heroine and LSD. The…

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Court sentences Lebanese to 6 months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in Cocaine

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a Lebanese drugs trafficker,  Charbel Chalouhi, to six months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in 1.2 grams of cocaine. Justice Oweibo gave the jail terms after the Lebanese had struck a plea bargain agreement with the prosecuting agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict was first arraigned before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel sometimes in October, 2018, after he was arrested at his residence, at 18, flat BB Simon Akinolu street, Victoria Island, on September 10, 2018, for…

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Alleged credit card fraud: Court adjourns trial of Naira Marley till December 11, 12

Thursday’s proceedings in the ongoing trial of musician Naira Marley for alleged credit card fraud was abruptly cut short as a quarrel ensued among lawyers over space to sit in the small courtroom. The trial judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, had to adjourn the case till December 11 and 12, 2019 in the heat of the arguments among lawyers over shortage of seats in the courtroom. Courtrooms at the Federal High Court in Lagos where the trial is taking place are generally small and struggle over spaces to sit or even…

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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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