Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, who is better known as Invictus Obi, has been remanded in a US prison until February 2020 over an alleged $11 million fraud.He pleaded not guilty to a two-count-charge of internet fraud when his case came up for hearing at a court in Virginia on Monday.The entrepreneur who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of [...]

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    EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a banker identified as Kehinde Agbabiaka for allegedly stealing N137 million from a customer in Ibadan, Oyo state and diverting the money for personal use.The Ibadan zonal office of the commission said it received a petition on August 20 from representatives of a bank against Agbabiaka, a sales agent, for diverting [...]

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    Court grants Dumo Lulu Briggs’ demand for inquest into father’s death

Court grants Dumo Lulu Briggs’ demand for inquest into father’s death

The Kaneshie district court in Ghana has granted an application filed by Dumo Lulu Brigg for an inquest into the death of his father who was the founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration and production company.In a ruling dated September 6 and seen by TheCable, E.K Barnes-Botchway, a magistrate, ordered that an inquest be conducted on [...]

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    Falana on DSS detention: My meeting with Sowore will determine the next step

Falana on DSS detention: My meeting with Sowore will determine the next step

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, says he will consult with the activist on the next step following the refusal of a federal high court in Abuja to order his release.On Wednesday, the court dismissed an application challenging the detention of Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS).Evelyn Maha, the presiding judge, said it was [...]

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    Sowore to remain in detention as court dismisses motion

Sowore to remain in detention as court dismisses motion

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement.At its sitting on Wednesday, Evelyn Maha, a judge, said hearing the application would mean reviewing the court order directing the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Sowore.The judge said the motion filed by Sowore through Femi Falana, his lawyer, [...]

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    Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency has begun investigations into the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) gas processing deal.A British court had given P&ID the go-ahead to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion because Nigeria did not meet its end of the bargain.Speaking on Friday while hosting a delegation from the [...]

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    Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) from confiscating the assets and property belonging to Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state. In a ruling on Monday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, directed parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the hearing and [...]

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    Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

The Isleworth Crown court in the United Kingdom on Friday sentenced Samuel Nwankwo, a 27-year-old Nigerian man, to four years in prison over drug trafficking.According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales, Nwankwo, who is a resident of Eastfield in Peterborough, ingested 67 wraps of cocaine worth £82,210 in Brazil before [...]

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    Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Musa Baba-Panya, a lawyer, has filed an exparte motion before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating his ministers on Wednesday.Baba-Panya filed the suit over the exclusion of a federal capital territory (FCT) indigene among the 43 ministers.In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/878/19, the president is the 1st defendant while the attorney-general [...]

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    DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

The federal high court in Abuja has approved an application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Omoyele Sowore, ex-presidential candidate, for 45 days.Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on Saturday ahead of the #RevolutionNow protest.The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest.The security agency had on Tuesday also [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why the government should obey the court order on El-Zakzaky this time

ANALYSIS: Why the government should obey the court order on El-Zakzaky this time

After weeks of prickly suspense, a high court in Kaduna has granted Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), permission to travel to India for medical treatment.The cleric has been in detention for more than three years.  In December 2015, soldiers raided his residence in Kaduna, wounding him in the eye and killing some of his followers.His [...]

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    EXTRA: Masquerades remanded in prison for attacking Benue police station

EXTRA: Masquerades remanded in prison for attacking Benue police station

A magistrate's court in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, has remanded some masquerades in prison for allegedly attacking a police station in Ado local government area of the state. Veronica Shaagee, the prosecution counsel, told the court that the case was transferred from the divisional police headquarters, Ado local government, to state criminal investigation department, Makurdi, through letter number 3100/BNS/ADO/VOL.T/ dated [...]

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    Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

A federal high court in Abuja has declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) a terrorist organisation.According to PUNCH, the court made the declaration on Friday following an ex parte application filed by the federal government through the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been involved in clashes with security agencies in [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based pastor, before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court  for alleged forgery.Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”.The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the [...]

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    Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has rejected documents the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tendered against Babachir Lawal.The ex-SGF is standing trial for alleged fraud.Lawal was arraigned alongside Hamidu Lawal, his younger brother, and Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd, two companies he owns.President Muhammadu Buhari sacked him in October 2017 - months after [...]

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    Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

A high court in Yobe on Tuesday sentenced Muhammed Adamu, an applicant, to death by hanging for killing Hauwa Muhammad, his girlfriend.Delivering judgment, A. Jauro, the trial judge, held that he found him guilty of murder under section 221 of the penal code.Jauro also held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed [...]

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