Human trafficker bags 3 years jail term

An Orlu, Imo State-born human trafficker, Martins Chidiebere Mephor, was today, convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment, for trafficking a 20 year-old lady to Libya, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The 36 year old convict, who is also known as Malaysia, was convicted and given the jail term by Justice Sule Hassan, after pleaded guilty to an amended charge of two counts, following a plea bargain arrangement he made with the prosecuting agency, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NATIP). The convict was 34 years old when…

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PDP chieftain, 2 INEC officials rearraigned over N179.8m fraud

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi alongside two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged N179.8 million fraud. The two INEC officials who were rearraigned by the Economic and Financial  Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Akinwommi are: Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. The three defendants were first arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, on July 30, 2018, during the court’s annual vacation, while they were granted bail by Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor,…

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Court orders immediate release of driver remanded for 6 years without trial

… orders IGP to pay him N10m s damages Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the immediate release of a driver, Jones Ofori, also known as James Ofori, who has been in prison custody since 2013 without trial. The court also ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to pay the driver the sum of N10 million, as damages for his unlawful arrest and illegal detention. Justice Sule Hassan, who presided over the court, made the release order, while delivering judgement in an enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by the…

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Police arraign man for issuing N11.2m dud cheques

The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos, today, arraigned a man, Akinkunle Olunloyo who is said to be cousin to the former governor of old Oyo State, Chief Victor Olunloyo, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly issuing a dud cheques of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, valued N11, 250,913.78 million. The defendant was arraigned before the court on five counts charge bordering on issuance of dud cheques. Arraigning the defendant alongside his company, Code Media Limited, on Tuesday, the prosecutors, Mr. Chukwu Agwu, a Deputy…

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Court jails Indian Hemp seller 6 months

An Indian Hemp seller, Abiodun Ojulate, has been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The convict was handed down the jail term on Friday, by Justice Sule Hassan, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful dealing in 130 grams of cannabis sativa, popularly called Indian hemp or marijuana, leveled against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). . Arraigning the convict before the court on Friday, NDLEA lawyer, Aliyu Abubakar, told the court that the convict, a resident…

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Alleged N1.4bn fraud: New Judge withdraws from NBA President, Usoro’s criminal charge

Justice (Professor) Chuka Austin Obiozor, of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ‘recused’ himself in trying the President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro, who is charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The NBA President, Usoro was formerly arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan of the same court, on December 18, 2018, on a 10 count-charge bordering on N1.4 billion fraud. Others named in the charge are: the incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, who is described in the charge as  being “currently…

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N1.4bn Fraud: EFCC arraigns NBA President, Paul Usoro, gets N250m bail

The Econimic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, arraigned the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) Paul Usoro (SAN), before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a 10 count-charge bordering on N1.4 billion fraud. Usoro (SAN) was arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan led-court on the alleged offences. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Also named in the charge against the NBA president, is the incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, who is described in the charge as  being “currently constitutionally immune from prosecution”, the Akwa Ibom…

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Court awards N21.4m against Police over unlawful detention of truck

Justice Sule Hassan, of Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday October 4, ordered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to pay a total sum of N21.4 million, to a limited liability company, Alfredo Resources Nigeria Limited, for unlawfully detaining the company’s truck, unlawful extortion and general damages. Justice Hassan made the order while delivering judgment in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/338/18, instituted by the company against Mrs. Toun Sobajo, who trade under the name and style of Alol Wadudat Nigeria Limited, Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Assistant Inspector-General, Zone 2, Onikan-Lagos, as first to…

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Police arraign lawyer over alleged N12.5m fraud

Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday arraigned a senior lawyer, Chief Chito Ezeani over alleged fraud of N12.530, 000 million. Ezeani was arraigned before the court presided over Justice Sule Hassan, by Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, alongside his company, Amazing Grace Properties and Agency, on a seven count-charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining under false presence, and fraud. The offences according to the prosecution, Barrister Chukwu Agwu, are contrary to and punishable under sections 8(a)(c), 1 (1)(a), and 1(1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud related offences…

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Court berates Civil Defence Corps for refusal to obey court judgment

A Federal High Court, Lagos, berated the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), popularly called Civil Defence Corps, for its failure and refusal to obey a court judgment. The court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, berated the contemptuous act of the agency, while delivering ruling, over an argument that arose while attempting to arraign a businessman, Mr. Kingsley Ibeto. NSCDC through its lawyer, Ezeilo Chioma (Mrs.), had brought the businessman to court for arraignment on a two-count charge bordering on alleged dealing in petroleum product without authority. But…

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