Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Shamsudeen, son of ex-FCT minister, remanded in Kuje prison

Shamsudeen, son of ex-FCT minister, remanded in Kuje prison

The federal high court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the remand of  Shamsudeen Bala, son of  the immediate past FCT minister, in Kuje Prison, pending ruling on his bail application.Bala was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on a 15-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.1bn.He pleaded not guilty to charges preferred against him.Nnamdi Dimgba, [...]

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    I’ll return to Nigeria ‘in a matter of days’, says Ibori

I’ll return to Nigeria ‘in a matter of days’, says Ibori

James Ibori, former Delta state governor, who was released from a UK prison in December 2016, says he will return to Nigeria “in a matter of days”.A UK court convicted Ibori of fraud in 2012, and he was in prison until December.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori’s media assistant, said: “The British government had attempted to withdraw [...]

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    Court fixes March 1 to decide on ‘secret trial’ for Dasuki

Court fixes March 1 to decide on ‘secret trial’ for Dasuki

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja,  is going to decide if witnesses in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), will be shielded on March 1.Dasuki is facing two-counts of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering brought against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).Mohammed “inherited” the case from Adeniyi Ademola, who [...]

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    IMN asks world leaders to sanction Nigeria over El-Zakzaky

IMN asks world leaders to sanction Nigeria over El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as the Shi’ites, has urged the international community to isolate and sanction Nigeria if it insists on keeping Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The group said it would not take to violence in spite of government’s provocation and incitement, hence its appeal.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Abdulhameed Bello, [...]

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    On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

Amnesty International has called on the federal government to immediately release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife.On December 2, 2016, Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, had directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to release the detainees within 45 days.He also ordered the government to pay a compensation of [...]

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    Fraud convict collapses in court before sentencing

Fraud convict collapses in court before sentencing

Adaoha Ugo-Ndagi, a convicted fuel subsidy fraudster, on Friday collapsed in court before she was sentenced.Ugo-Ndagi, managing director of Ontario Oil and Gas, and Walter Wagbatsoma, an oil marketer, were convicted of eight counts of fraud.The duo forged documents to receive N1.9bn from the government for petroleum products they did not supply.Delivering her judgment, Lateefat Okunnu, justice of the Lagos [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Igbo Jews’ protest Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

EXTRA: ‘Igbo Jews’ protest Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Jewish garments besieged the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday to protest the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, their leader.The protesters gathered outside the premises of the court after they were refused entry by security.A detachment of armed police officers, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and men of [...]

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    Kanu: DSS killed 9 people who came to visit me in prison

Kanu: DSS killed 9 people who came to visit me in prison

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) killed nine persons who came to visit him in prison.Speaking through Ifeanyi Ejiofor, ‎his counsel, in court, on Tuesday, Kanu alleged that the "nine persons were arrested after they came to visit, traced to their homes in Abia, and credible information [...]

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    Journalists blanked out of Nnamdi kanu’s trial

Journalists blanked out of Nnamdi kanu’s trial

Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Tuesday,  shut journalists out of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Initially, journalists were not allowed to enter the court's premises, but after much hassle they were let in.However, they were consigned to the back, and a wall of fabric was created between them [...]

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    Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Indubitably, the year 2016 was an epoch-making one in the judiciary. Landmark judgments were delivered in highly contentious cases, and a scrum of the elite felt the pangs of prosecution.For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a justice of the supreme court was brought before a lower court on charges of corruption, and a former defence chief was [...]

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    Dasuki paid Dokpesi N2.1bn without a contract, says witness

Dasuki paid Dokpesi N2.1bn without a contract, says witness

Shuaibu Salisu Abdulmalik, a former director of finance at the office of the national security adviser, on Tuesday told a federal high court, Abuja, that Sambo Dasuki, former NSA, paid N2.1bn into the account of Raymond Dokpesi’s company – Daar Communications Plc – without a contract.Abdulmalik, who testified as prosecution witness 2 before Justice John Tsoho, said the money was not captured [...]

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    Kanu: There’ll be no Nigeria again by the time I finish my testimony

Kanu: There’ll be no Nigeria again by the time I finish my testimony

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, says Nigeria will collapse when he gives his testimony in court.Kanu, who spoke from the dock, said this in protest of Justice Binta Nyako’s decision to shield witnesses that would testify against him at her court.“Buhari went on national television to accuse me in public [...]

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    Kanu: FG wants to import Ghanaians, Cameroonians to testify against me

Kanu: FG wants to import Ghanaians, Cameroonians to testify against me

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the government is planning to import foreigners to testify against him in court.Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, had denied Kanu and three other accused persons — Chidiebere Onwudiwe, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Nmadubugwu — bail, citing the severity of their offence as the reason for her decision.After the [...]

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    UK ‘opens fresh investigation’ of ‘corrupt’ policemen involved in Ibori’s trial

UK ‘opens fresh investigation’ of ‘corrupt’ policemen involved in Ibori’s trial

The UK Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched fresh a investigation of the London Metropolitan police officers involved in James Ibori's case.Tony Eluemunor, Ibori’s media aide, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.According to him, the officers are Peter Clark, John McDonald, Ben Irons, Mathew Hurding-Jones, David Cocks, George Simpson, Gary Walters and Paul Gardiner.Eluemunor said the revelation was made [...]

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    Zenith Bank manager: We spent 10 days counting the N1.2bn Dasuki gave Fayose

Zenith Bank manager: We spent 10 days counting the N1.2bn Dasuki gave Fayose

Oluseye Sunday, a manager of  a branch of Zenith Bank Plc in Akure, Ondo state, on Monday, said it took 10 days to count the N1.2bn Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), allegedly gave to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.Testifying against Abiodun Agbele, Fayose’s aide, before Nnamdi Dimgba, justice of the federal high court, Sunday, a witness of the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode gives thanks to God as he regains freedom

Fani-Kayode gives thanks to God as he regains freedom

Femi Fani-Kayode, former spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation, has regained freedom after 24 days in detention.But Jude Ndukwe, his spokesman, said he was released after perfecting his bail condition.“After 24 days in detention at the EFCC and Kuje prison, and after meeting all the conditions of bail that was granted to him by the Federal High Court in [...]

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