NDLEA arraigns South Africa returnee for importing 5.3kg heroine

A 48 year-old, South Africa returnee, Obi Ofodile Conrad, have been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged importation of 5.340 kilograms of heroine into Nigeria. The South Africa returnee was arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, by the men of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on charges bordering on illegal importation of the said drug and aiding and abetting. NDLEA in a charge marked FHC/L/393c/18, alleged that the defendant while being cleared on October 19, from a South African Airway, coming from Johannesburg, at the E-arrival…

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Court orders destruction of 14 container loads of Tramadol

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the destruction of 14 containers loaded with proscribed drug, tramadol, confiscated at Apapa Wharf, Lagos, by the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS). The court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu gave the order while granting an exparte application filed before the court for the order of condemnation of the said drug by the NCS’s lawyer, Mr. Ogunlowo Bisi. In urging the court for the order, the Customs’ lawyer said the order sought from the court was brought pursuant to order 26, rule 8(1) of…

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Repatriation of $8,1bn: Court fixes  Dec. 4, for hearing of MTN’s suit against FG, CBN 

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, October 30 fixed November 4, 2018, for hearing of the preliminary objection filed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other pending applications in a suit filed by MTN Communications Limited against the apex bank and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) over the illegal remittance of $8,134,312,397.63 .        At the resumed hearing of the matter today, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), leading four other Senior Advocates of Nigeria for MTN, informed the court that CBN has filed its defence and counter…

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Customs arraigns importer of 1570 Pump Action rifles

A businessman, Ayogu Great James, who was alleged to have imported 1570 pump action rifles into Nigeria, sometimes between September 6 to 20, 2017, was arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the men of Nigerian Customs Services (NCS). Ayogu, a resident of Plot 291, Dawaki extention, opposite Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, was arraigned alongside his company, Great James Oil and Gas Limited, locates at 1, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos and one Emeka Umeh Festus, also known as Amankwa, who is said to be at large.   Prior to the arraignment of Ayogu…

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3 suspected fraudsters forfeit N88.8m to FG

A Federal High Court, Lagos, Wednesday, October 10, ordered that the total sum of N88, 452, 846. 11 million, belonging to three suspected fraudsters, be temporary forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria. The three suspected fraudsters, listed as defendants in a suit filed before Justice Saliu Saidu, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are: Osanyinbi Oluwaseun Temitope, Olawoye Oluwamuyiwa Abolade, Kaseem Oluwatosin Emmanuel. The said sums are warehoused in First Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) and Ecobank Plc. The EFCC in a motion exparte with…

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N39m fraud: Court jails fake gold dealer 3 years

.. Orders to pay back N39m to victim A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced a fake gold dealer, Godspower Favour, to three years imprisonment, over N39 million fraud. The court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu, convicted the 42 years  fake gold dealer after he changed his plea, and admitted committing the heinous crimes. The convict was first arraigned before the court sometimes in August 2017, on two counts charge of obtaining this sum of N39 million under false pretence and fraud, which he initially pleaded not…

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