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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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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