Court adjourns ex-Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji’s N673m fraud trial for 6 Months

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, adjourned till September 30, the ‘N673 million money laundering’ trial of a former Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi. Though, the court did not sit, but the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Liman communicated the date to both the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the defendants, through his registrar. The judge said he fixed the date in compliance with a directive from the FHC Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho. However, the CJ’s directive, issued…

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Ex-NDDC director, Tuoyo Omatsuli forfeits N1.8b properties to FG

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the final forfeiture to the federal government, of properties worth N1.8 billion belonging to  a former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli. Justice Chuka Obiozor who presided over the court had issued an order of temporary forfeiture of the properties, on May 17, following an ex-parte application filed by counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ekele Iheanacho. Omatsuli’s properties affected by the order are: Block 117 Plot 4, Lekki Peninsula Scheme, Plots 1-18…

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