Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tag "Court"

    Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Olukoya Ogungbeje, lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, has withdrawn from his client's trial.In a statement he personally signed, Ogungbeje said he was withdrawing due to “personal reasons”.Evans is being tried by the Lagos state government for alleged offences ranging from conspiracy to kidnapping and attempted murder.Ogungbeje said his life had been under threat [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered that the N2.2 billion linked to Adesola Amosu, former chief of air staff, be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, ordered the forfeiture on Tuesday, following an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The EFCC informed the court that the money is suspected to [...]

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    Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

A federal high court in Abuja has indefinitely adjourned the trial of the Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria.Akoh is standing trial for an amended 13-count criminal charge brought against him by the Nigeria police force.At its sitting on Tuesday, John Tsoho, the presiding judge, said the indefinite adjournment was because of the police’ refusal to obey its previous [...]

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    Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not interested in settling his false asset declaration case outside the judicial process.Saraki said the matter was not brought up when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and members of new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Monday.In a statement on Wednesday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide of the senate president, qouted Saraki as saying that the [...]

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    JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has appealed the ruling of the national industrial court (NIC) ordering it to end the ongoing strike and resume work.The union said before it received the court order, it had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit.The court had on May 17 ordered health workers — under JOHESU — [...]

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    Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

A federal high court in Abuja has declared as illegal the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, by the house of representatives.In 2017, the house suspended Jibrin for 180 legislative days after he alleged the padding of 2016 budget.He had accused Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, and other principal officers of allegedly attempting to [...]

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    $15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

$15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

The suit filed by Patience Jonathan, former first lady, at the federal high court, Lagos, challenging the freezing of her account, has been stalled.The case which was slated for continued hearing on Tuesday, could not proceed following the absence of Mohammed Idris, the judge handling it.According to NAN, the judge's absence was as a result of a workshop he was [...]

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    Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, says Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fell in court “on his own.”Metuh was said to have collapsed in the court while he was making his way to the dock on Monday.The incident made the presiding judge to rise briefly while Metuh received medical attention.But [...]

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    Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a suit against the group of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Both groups held their congresses in Ilorin, the state capital, on Saturday.The faction is made of members from the legacy parties -- CPC, ANPP and a faction of ACN (including Lai Mohammed, minister of information), as well as GRS, a group [...]

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    After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

A Plateau high court has remanded Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, in prison.Jang, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since May 7, was arraigned before the court on Wednesday.He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor of Plateau state.Jang was arraigned by alongside Yusuf Pam, a former [...]

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    Court grants Melaye N10m bail

Court grants Melaye N10m bail

A Kogi state high court has granted bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.At its sitting on Wednesday, the court granted him a N10 million and asked him to provide a surety.Nasiru Ajanah, the presiding judge, said the bail was necessitated by the senator's health challenge.Mike Ozekhome, Melaye's counsel, had argued that the continued incarceration of the [...]

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    Court dismisses suits challenging move to extend Oyegun’s tenure

Court dismisses suits challenging move to extend Oyegun’s tenure

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has dismissed two suits challenging a move by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to extend the tenure of John Odigie-Oyegun, its national chairman.The attempted tenure extension had also involved officials of the party at the national, state, local government and ward levels.In February, the national executive council of the APC added an extra [...]

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    Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

The federal government will soon initiate a fresh legal action for the extradition of Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, to the US.According to PUNCH, the suit will be filed against the senator as soon as the US government makes a fresh request.The move is coming after the appeal court set aside a restraining order Kashamu had obtained against the [...]

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    Court stops Rivers APC congress

Court stops Rivers APC congress

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has stopped the All Progressives Congress (APC) local government congress scheduled for Saturday, May 12.Chiwendu Nwaogu, a judge, gave the ruling in Port Harcourt on Friday after the police quelled a riot by unknown persons within the court premises.TheCable had reported that some youth chased judges away from the court, resulting [...]

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    Prosecution witness: How Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD, hid $9.7m from EFCC

Prosecution witness: How Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD, hid $9.7m from EFCC

Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), concealed $9.7 million and £74,000 from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to Sambo Maina, a prosecution witness.In February 2017, the EFCC recovered the aforementioned sums in a fireproof safe at Yakubu's residence.He is alleged to have omitted the monies from the EFCC asset declaration form [...]

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    Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

One of the witnesses in the trial of Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of DAAR Communications, has spoken on how he allegedly received huge sums of money from the media mogul.Testifying at the federal high court, Abuja, on Wednesday, Ayobami Oluwarinu, a prosecution witness, said Dokpesi paid him about N68 million for renovation and building work.He told the court he became [...]

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