Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Court"

    Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

A prosecution witness in the trial of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, on Tuesday, told a federal high court in Abuja that he was given N650m to buy a piece of property for the accused.Mustapha Yerima, the witness, said Salisu Abdullahi Yushau, a retired air commodore, gave him the sum, which he paid this to the owner of the [...]

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    Again, FG seeks ‘masking’ of witnesses in Dasuki’s trial

Again, FG seeks ‘masking’ of witnesses in Dasuki’s trial

The government has again applied  for the protection of witnesses who will  testify against Sambo Dasuki,  former national security adviser, in his trial for alleged unlawful possession of firearm and money laundering.In a fresh motion on notice brought to the federal high court in Abuja court on Wednesday, the government prayed for an order to shield the identities of its witnesses.It [...]

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    Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says he is not afraid to stand trial.Dasuki said this through his lawyer Joseph Daodu (SAN) in court on Monday.He asked an Abuja high court to consolidate the two criminal charges bordering on alleged corruption and breach of trust brought against him by the federal government.He told the court that he was not [...]

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    ‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Emmanuel Atewe, a serving army general, before a federal high court, Lagos, on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Atewe, who was a former commander of guards brigade and ex-commander of the joint military task force (Operation Pulo Shield), was charged alongside Ziakedi Akpobolokemi, [...]

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    Saraki’s application stalled over ill-health of lawyer

Saraki’s application stalled over ill-health of lawyer

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    Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Justice Goodluck Olasunbor of the Abuja high court, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is being irresponsible for detaining Azibaola Roberts, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, for over 65 days without trial. Roberts was taken in by the EFCC on March 23, for allegedly diverting $40 million meant for securing oil pipelines contract.Ruling on an application for the enforcement of [...]

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    Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

"One Ayodele Fayose" is the original owner of a piece of property Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, bought for N650m, Mustapha Yerima, a witness, has claimed.Yerima, who is the fourth witness of the prosecution in the trial of Badeh at the federal high court in Abuja, however, failed to state in clear terms the identity of original owner [...]

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    Court remands ‘wife killer’ in Ikoyi prison

Court remands ‘wife killer’ in Ikoyi prison

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    Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has not disobeyed any court order.Magu was reacting to reports that he had been slammed with a contempt charge over his refusal to obey a court order releasing Wolfgang Reinl, an Austrian businessman, in the custody of the anti-graft agency.“The attention of the Economic and Financial [...]

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    N3.1bn was paid into my account and I converted into dollars for Suswam, says witness

N3.1bn was paid into my account and I converted into dollars for Suswam, says witness

The trial of Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state and his finance commissioner, Okolobia Okpanachi, continued on Thursday with the prosecution presenting its fourth witness, Abubakar Umar, who told the court how billions of naira were converted to dollars and given to the governor.Suswan and his co-accused are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on a [...]

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    Court grants Oronsaye N10m bail

Court grants Oronsaye N10m bail

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court has granted Stephen Oronsaye, former head of the federal civil service, bail in the sum of N10m and two sureties in the sum of N5m each.The sureties could be either directors in the federal civil service or retired directors, the court directed.Paul Uket, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had [...]

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    Court picks March 9 for ruling on Metuh’s trial

Court picks March 9 for ruling on Metuh’s trial

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed March 9 to either discharge or acquit Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) or make him open defence in the case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).Metuh, who has pleaded innocent since inception of his trial, is facing a seven-count charge of alleged criminal breach [...]

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    AGF’s absence stalls hearing on Dasuki’s case

AGF’s absence stalls hearing on Dasuki’s case

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, on Monday failed to appear before Ademola Adeniyi of the federal high court, Abuja, to explain the reason for the "continued siege" on the residence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Last Friday, Ademola ‎had implored the Department of State Services (DSS), which had laid siege on Dasuki's [...]

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    Court grants Suswam N100m bail

Court grants Suswam N100m bail

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted bail in the sum N100m to Gabriel Suswam, former Benue state governor.The former governor was also asked to present two sureties, who must be senior civil servants, as a condition for his bail.He was remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until he fulfilled the conditions [...]

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    Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

The Abuja federal high court has momentarily halted the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for alleged false declaration of assets.Mahmud Magaji (SAN), Saraki's counsel, had filed an ex parte application before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of ‎the court, asking him to halt his prosecution by the CCB.Consequently, the court ruled  that the respondents  (CBB, Code [...]

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    Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has sentenced three citizens of  Benin Republic to three years in prison for attempting to sell a 13-year-old boy.The accused comprise Kareem Saibu, 39, who is the boy's father; Abdullateef Mumuni, 24; and Kadir Rasaq, also 24; who all conspired to sell the minor for N8 million.According to the prosecutor, ASP Zakari Ibrahim, the [...]

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