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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Election: Court lifts restraining order on ANCLA

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has discharged its earlier order granted ex- parte  on the January 9, 2019 stopping the conduct of election into the different offices of the Registered Trustees of Association of Nigeria Licensed Cuetom Agent (ANCLA). Justice Saliu Saidu discharged the restraining order, following an application filed by  Mr Dada Awosika and O.A Yakubu asking the court to set aside the order for want of Jurisdiction. A faction of the association’s members in Lagos State led by Batuns International Global Link and Mr Babatunde Adekoya…

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NDLEA arraigns prince Ilomuanya, one other for running hard drug cartel

A prince of Obinuagwu community in Orlu Local Government of Imo State, Ilomuanya Uzoma Valentine a.k.a.Uzo, has been arraigned by the men of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly operating and financing a hard drug cartel, Drug Trafficking Organisation (DTO) The 49 year old Orlu prince was arraigned alongside one Okeagu Osinachi Michael a.ka. Uwa, before Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, on a five count-charge bordering on conspiracy, operating a drug cartel, production of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of the banned drug The…

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Drug trafficking: Court orders  Chinese Embassy to provide sureties for suspect

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, ordered Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, to provide sureties for one of its citizens, Liu Jianfeng, who is charged before the court for drug trafficking.  Justice Saliu Saidu, made the order, while admitting the Chinese who was arraigned before the court alongside two Nigerians,  Collins Onwukwe and Ogbonna Nworie, by the National Drug  Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), of five counts charge bordering on unlawful dealing in 387.7 grams of Methamphetamine, a hard drug similar to cocaine and heroine. In the charge against Jianfeng and the…

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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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