Alleged N511.3m debt: Senator Bamidele fails to stop AMCON’s prosecution

This is not the best time for Mr. Bamidele Opeymi Michael, popular called MOB, as all judicial steps taken to stop Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) from prosecuting a debt recovery suit against him had failed both at Federal High Court and Court of Appeal. This was sequel to the struck out of his appeal by a Lagos Division of Court of Appeal, challenging an exparte order granted by Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, which in the interim, forfeited some of his shares to AMCON and freezing of his bank…

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Court remands Indian, others for allegedly forging SON’s receipts

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the remand of an Indian, Omkar Shinde and two others for allegedly forging Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) receipts. The other two persons ordered to be remanded by Justice Saliu Saidu led-court are: Chucks Okeke and Shittu Adedeji. Okeke, Shinde and Adedeji and a limited liability company, Everchem Paints Nigeria Limited, were arraigned before Justice Saidu on a three-count charge of forgery. The prosecutor, Olofindare Adeleke, a Senior State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice, alleged that Okeke and Shinde, an Indian,…

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Businessman remanded for alleged forging of Min. Of Industry’s documents, fake trademark

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, remanded in prison custody, a businessman, Robinson Ojukwu for allegedly forging acceptance forms belonging to Federal Ministry of Industry, Trades and Investment. Justice Saliu Saidu, made the remand order of the businessman, after he pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts charges of conspiracy, forgery, alterations and trademark theft made against him by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The police in the charge marked FHC/L/166c/2019, alleged that the businessman, his company, Ronik Multitrade Limited and others…

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Convicted drugs dealer forfeits N31.2m, 2 vehicles to FG

A convicted drugs dealer, Chief Odugwe Azubuike, has forfeited a total sum of N31, 425, 813. 55 million and two vehicles to the federal government of Nigeria. The forfeiture order of the monies and vehicles belonging to the convicted drug dealer was made by a Federal High Court, Lagos, while judgment in a criminal charge filed against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA had in a charge marked FHC/L/122c/10, States that the drugs dealer unlawfully imported 3.150 kilograms of cocaine into the country through one Oleshi…

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N20bn counterfeit money: How we arrested printer – DSS

An operative of the Department of State Security Services, (DSS) Mr. Folusho Rotimi, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how specimens of fake Nigerian currency was recovered from Parkview, Ikoyi’s home of a businessman, John Elem. Elem is standing trial before Justice Saliu Saidu  on charges of counterfeiting about N20 billion Nigeria’s currency, by the DSS. The offences according to the prosecuting counsel, Mr. E.K. Ugwu, violated the Counterfeit Currency Offences Act, 2004. Though, the defendant had denied the allegations and he is currently on bail. At the resumed…

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Court orders final forfeiture of Illicit sum of N230.6m, $80.59 kept in GTB to FG

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the final forfeiture of total N230.6 million and $80.59  belonging to a suspected Internet fraudster, Dehinbo  Oluwatobi Reuben, to the federal government of Nigeria. Justice Saliu Saidu had on May 16, 2019 ordered an interim forfeiture of the sums following an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judge had also ordered the EFCC to publish the interim forfeiture order in any national newspaper for the respondent, Reuben, or anyone who was interested in the sums…

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Covenant University lecturer docked over N141.6m fraud

A Senior IT lecturer at Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State, Owolo Onorouiohene Dan, was on Monday, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged fraud of N141. 632, 416.65 million. Owolo was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a three counts charge bordering on the alleged fraud. EFCC in a charge marked FHC/L/202c/19, alleged that the defendant committed the offence between December, 2017 and March, 2019. The charged which was filed by Rotimi Oyedepo stated that…

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I gave NNDC N3.6bn to ‘settle’ Niger-Delta Youths – EFCC witness

An Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) witness in the trial of Engineer Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former executive director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and three others, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how he got a contract from the Commission and ended up paying the sum of N3.6 billion to a private account in the name of ‘settling the Niger Delta youths’ who have been harassing members of the Commission. The anti-graft agency had on November 8, 2018, docked Omatsuli alongside Don Parker Properties Limited, Francis…

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Court remands 2 businessmen in prison for alleged sale of substandard gas cylinders

A Federal High Court in Lagos has remanded two businessmen, Emmanuel Anthony Nnan and John Paul Ejike in prison custody over alleged importation and sale of substandard gas cylinders. The duo were remanded in prison after their arraignment alongside their company – Star Master Electrical Co. Ltd by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). They are to remain in custody pending the perfection of the N50 million bail granted them by the court. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu on Monday, May 13,2019 on a five count charge…

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EFCC arraign Ecobank, staff for defrauding Army General of $60,000, N9.2m 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, arraigned Ecobank Nigeria Plc and one of its employees, Mr Anieka Udoh before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a Major-General in the Nigerian Army, of the sum of $60,000. The victim of the alleged fraud is Major-General Mohammed Umoru. Ecobank and its employee were slammed with on a five count-charge of Advance Fee  Fraud and other fraud related offence,  popularly called 419. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu. The EFCC in the charged marked FHC/L/55c/19, alleged that…

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