Court sentences drug dealer to 13 years imprisonment

A dealer in Cannabis Sativa popularly called marijuana, Mr.Saidu Sulaiman, was today, convicted and sentenced to 13 years Imprisonment, by Justice Tijjani Ringim, of a Lagos Federal High Court. Justice Ringim convicted and sentenced the drug dealer to the jail terms, after he reverse his ‘not guilty plea’ which he had pleaded when he previously arraigned before the court. He was first arraigned before Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor, early 2019, where he pleaded not guilty to two counts charge of unlawful dealing in 85. 4 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa,…

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Court denies man bail for ingesting 650gram of Cocaine

Justice Tijjani Ringim of the Lagos Federal High Court, has refused the bail appllication filed by a Qatar-based Nigerian, Agudozie Peter Ihie, who was charged before the court for smuggling into Nigeria, 650 grams of Cocaine, by ingestion. Agudozie was arraigned before Justice Ringim’s court by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on a two count-charge of unlawful importation of the named drug on January 25, 2022.    The offences which the prosecutor,  Juliana Imaobong-Iroabuchi, told the court, contravened section 11(a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N, 30 Laws…

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Court stops NNPC, Petroleum Ministry from allocating crude oil to Addax Petroleum over unpaid $1.3bn royalty

A Lagos Federal High Court has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ministry Of Petroleum Resources and National Petroleum Investment & Management Services (NAPIMS) to stop allocating crude oil to Addax Oil Exploration Plc over alleged non-remittance of royalty amounting to $1. 341, 903, 995 billion. The court presided over by Justice Tijjani Ringim, while giving the directive on Wednesday, held that the crude is from that explored/produced from OMLS 123, 124, 126 and 137 as stipulated in the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) of 1998 between the Addax and…

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Court to to hear Kogi, EFCC applications October 15 on N20bn Bail Out Loan  

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Lagos Federal High Court, will on October 15, hear all applications relating to N20 billion bail out loan allegedly belonging to Kogi State government, said to have be warehoused by the Sterling Bank Plc. Counsel to Kogi State government, Professor Sam Erogbo (SAN), had told the court that the freezing order obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was illegal. It would be recalled that Justice Tijjani Ringim had on August 31, granted an Exparte application brought by the EFCC for an interim…

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Court denies alleged drugs lord arrested in Lagos Church bail

Justice Tijjani Ringim of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, dismissed the bail appllication filed by an alleged drug lord, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, who was arrested in a Pentecostal church, Ojodu, Lagos. Justice Ringim refused and dismissed the drug lord application, for lacking in merit and unmeritorious. The defendant was arraigned before the court on September 9, by the men of the National drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for attempting to smuggle combined had drugs of Cocaine, heroin and Indian Hemps, weighing 66.65 kilograms,to the United Kingdom (UK), through his…

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N70billion AMCON Debt: Court Stops Jimoh Ibrahim, NICON Insurance from Forum Shopping

The last may not have been heard about the high-profile debt case involving businessman Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim and his companies and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as a Federal High Court Lagos Division on Thursday cautioned NICON Insurance Limited against what it called ‘forum shopping.’  Recall that AMCON in November 2020 following a court order seized the properties of the barrister Jimoh Ibrahim over an alleged debt of nearly N70billion, which was sold to AMCON by Union Bank as a non-performing loan in the early days of AMCON.…

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Court remands alleged drugs lord arrested in Lagos church

A Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the remand of alleged drug lord, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, who was arrested in a Pentecostal church Ojodu, Lagos by the Operatives of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The court presided over by Justice Tijjani Ringim, made the remand order on Thursday, following the drug lord’s not guilty plea to the six counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful dealing in the banned drug, levelled against him by the anti-narcotic agency. The defendant, a resident of 1,  Mike Ajeri Street, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos State,…

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Court declines halting Secondus’ removal

A Lagos Federal High Court Thursday declined to entertain a suit filed by the Uche Secondus led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) restraining the party and any other members of the party from calling, summoning or presiding over any meeting of the party whatsoever including the meeting of any committee of the party, any congress of the party, the National Working Committee, the National Executive Committee, the National Convention except the one called by Dr. Uche Secondus, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.  The court…

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Court remands man for allegedly smuggling heroin to Nigeria through anus

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, ordered the remand of an alleged drug  courrier, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka, who allegedly smuggled 250 grams of Cocaine, through his anus, in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCoS) Ikoyi, Lagos till September 16, when his bail application will be heard. The court presided over by Justice Tijani Ringim, made the remand order following the defendants’ arraignment on a two-count charge of Conspiracy and unlawful dealing in the banned substance by Mrs. Juliana Imaobong-Iraobuchi, a prosecution counsel from the National Drug Law Enforcement…

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