Nigerian, Lebanese accomplice remanded over $7.069m, £1m, €8000 internet fraud

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of an alleged Nigeria Internet fraudster, Kayode Philip a.k.a. Voice of the King and his Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih a.k.a. HK, over alleged multi-million dollars internet fraud. Kayode and Hamza are to be remanded in prison custody till December 5, when their bail applications would be heard and determined. Justice Sule Hassan who presided over the court gave the remand order of the alleged internet fraudsters, after their plea was taking on 25 counts charge of conspiracy, phishing, spamming and unlawful…

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N179.8m fraud: Defence lawyer’s absence stalls trial of PDP chieftain, 2 INEC staff 

Further hearing in the trial of the deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi and two officials of Ogun State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday, suffered a set back due to the absence of their counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN). Raji (SAN) had written a letter to court for an adjournment, as he stated that he was advised by his doctor to take medical rest. Akinwonmi and the two INEC…

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Court discharges, acquits businessman of Illegal dealing in petroleum product

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, discharged and acquitted a businessman. Kingsley Ibeto, of allegations of illegal dealing in petroleum products, leveled against him by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS). The court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, discharged and acquitted the businessman after upholding the no-case-submission filed against the charge by his lawyer, Mr. Babatunde Adeyanju. The businessman was arraigned before the court by NSCDC through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) sometimes in August, 2018, while the court was on annual vacation.…

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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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