Arrest warrant: Innoson boss, 2 others absence in court again

The scheduled arraignment of the chairman/chief executive officer of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Mr Innocent Chukwuma and three others before justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, could not go on again today, as the defendants again refused to show up, despite warrant of arrest issued against him. Others affected by the court order who also failed to shoe up in court today are: Charles Chukwu, and Anajekwu Sunny. Inspector-General of Police has slammed a four count-charge of conspiracy, forgery and fraud to the tune of N2.4 billion against Innocent…

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Illegal arms importation: Court dismisses accused’s motion seeking to witness mother’s burial

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed a motion filed by Oscar Okafor, one of the defendants facing trial on alleged illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles into the country, seeking the court’s permission to attend his late mother’s burial. The court presided over by Justice Ayotunde Faji, dismissed the motion on the ground that the charges which the applicant is standing trial for is one that affects national security which is above any other interests. Okafor is standing trial on alleged illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles…

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FG closes case against alleged smugglers of 661 Pump Action guns

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), today, informed a Federal High Court, Lagos, that it has closed its case against five men and a company, who allegedly smuggled 611 sophisticated pump action rifles into the country. Mr. Julius Ajakaiye, a deputy director in the Federal Ministry of Justice, stated this after the ninth prosecution witness, Mr. Tanimu Atunbi Jeremiah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) had testified in the case before Justice Ayotunde Faji led-court. The five men standing trial before the court are: Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma, alongside…

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Court refuses alleged smugglers of 1570 Pump Action rifles bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, o. Wednesday, refused the bail applications filed by the alleged two smugglers of 1570 pump action rifles into Nigeria. The alleged smugglers whose bail applications were refused are: Ayogu Great James and one Ifeuwa Moses Christ. The duo alongside a company, Great James Oil and Gas Limited, located at 1, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos     belonging to Great James, were first arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, on October 11, by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). The defendants were arrested by the men…

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Customs arraigns importer of 1570 Pump Action rifles

A businessman, Ayogu Great James, who was alleged to have imported 1570 pump action rifles into Nigeria, sometimes between September 6 to 20, 2017, was arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the men of Nigerian Customs Services (NCS). Ayogu, a resident of Plot 291, Dawaki extention, opposite Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, was arraigned alongside his company, Great James Oil and Gas Limited, locates at 1, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos and one Emeka Umeh Festus, also known as Amankwa, who is said to be at large.   Prior to the arraignment of Ayogu…

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