Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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    Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of money laundering

Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of money laundering

A federal high court in Abuja has found Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), guilty of money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Metuh on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser. The court has pronounced him guilty on all counts of [...]

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    Court dismisses asset case against Ekweremadu — after FG’s lawyer ‘absconds’ with file

Court dismisses asset case against Ekweremadu — after FG’s lawyer ‘absconds’ with file

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets filed against Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, by the federal government. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) filed the suit against the senator in 2018. The panel alleged Ekweremadu refused to declare his assets according to the procedures prescribed for public [...]

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    Doctor who worked in govt hospital for 11 years remanded for ‘certificate forgery’

Doctor who worked in govt hospital for 11 years remanded for ‘certificate forgery’

The Kaduna state ministry of justice has charged Saidu Ya'u, an alleged fake medical doctor, before the chief magistrate court for certificate forgery and impersonation. In a statement issued by the ministry, Aisha Dikko, attorney-general of the state, said Saidu was remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Facility until March 16. Dikko said the first information report(FIR) indicated that Saidu has been working [...]

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    After 174 days in detention, court grants Agba Jalingo N10m bail

After 174 days in detention, court grants Agba Jalingo N10m bail

A federal high court in Calabar, Cross River state, has granted Agba Jalingo, publisher of CrossRiverWatch, bail in the sum of N10million. The journalist had spent 174 days in detention before he was granted bail. He was first arraigned on August 22, 2019 after he published a story on how Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, allegedly approved and diverted N500 million [...]

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    Adoke moved from EFCC custody to hospital, says Ozekhome

Adoke moved from EFCC custody to hospital, says Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says his client has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Adoke has been in detention despite meeting bail conditions granted by a federal capital territory high court on January 30. A source at the EFCC had told TheCable of the [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking Omo-Agege’s sack as senator

Court dismisses suit seeking Omo-Agege’s sack as senator

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Bwari has dismissed a suit seeking the removal of Ovie Omo-Agege as deputy senate president. The suit filed by Incorporated Trustees of Patriotic Youth Organisation of Nigeria asked the court to void Omo-Agege's election on the grounds that he submitted false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The NGO alleged that the [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah’s certificate is genuine, says NECO

Ifeanyi Ubah’s certificate is genuine, says NECO

The National Examination Council (NECO) says the certificate Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is genuine. A federal capital territory (FCT) high court had sacked Ubah, a member of Young Progressive Party (YPP), as senator on that grounds that he submitted a forged NECO certificate to INEC. The court asked the electoral commission to [...]

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    Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband

Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has found Maryam Sanda, who is accused of killing Bilyamin Mohammed Bello, her husband, guilty. The court sentenced her to death by hanging. Sanda stood trial on a two-count charge of culpable homicide. Bello, nephew of Haliru Mohammed Bello, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was killed in November, 2017. Sanda was said [...]

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    EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

A federal high court in  Yola, Adamawa state, has sentenced Ibrahim Aku, accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, to 18 years in prison for fraud. Nathan Musa, the judge, gave the order while ruling on a six-count charge filed against the accused, on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Aku of defrauding the church of N15.5 [...]

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    Court orders final forfeiture of N131m stolen from ministry of power

Court orders final forfeiture of N131m stolen from ministry of power

Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of N131 million stolen from the ministry of power. Delivering the ruling on Wednesday, Taiwo also ordered the final forfeiture of some properties acquired through the fund illegally taken from the ministry by seven persons and two firms. The affected persons are Bilikisu Fatolu, Fatolu Gbolahan, [...]

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    Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

A magistrate court in Ogba, Lagos, has sentenced an Air Peace flight passenger to two weeks in prison for smoking on board. The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, but with an option of N200,000 fine. Adewale Oyebade, a flight attendant, caught the passenger smoking a cigarette while carrying out safety checks during the flight. The incident took place on Air Peace flight [...]

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    Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

A high court in Kano has dismissed an application asking it to extend its order restraining Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, from interfering with the powers of Kano emirate kingmakers. Last week, four kingmakers filed a motion asking the court for an order restraining the governor from interfering with powers of the Kano emirate chiefs, pending the determination of the [...]

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    ICPC: NSCDC deputy commandant to forfeit 60 houses ‘acquired by fraud’

ICPC: NSCDC deputy commandant to forfeit 60 houses ‘acquired by fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says Adenike Ishola, a deputy commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), will forfeit an estate for alleged fraud. In a statement on Monday, the commission said it secured a court order to seize Ishola's properties, which include an estate with 60 houses, traced to her at Sabon [...]

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    Court orders arrest of Naira Marley over ‘car theft’

Court orders arrest of Naira Marley over ‘car theft’

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    Court dismisses suit seeking probe of Ganduje over ‘dollargate’ scandal (updated)

Court dismisses suit seeking probe of Ganduje over ‘dollargate’ scandal (updated)

A federal high court sitting in Kano has dismissed the suit filed by Bulama Bukarti, a lawyer, seeking that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigate Abdullahii Ganduje, the state governor, for bribery. This followed a series of video published by Daily Nigerian, which showed the governor reportedly receiving bribes from contractors. The newspaper had reported that the governor received bales [...]

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    Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sa'ad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, says political leaders who disobey court orders are setting a dangerous precedent. Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at the fourth quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, the sultan said disregard for the courts will lead to lawlessness. Abubakar said court orders must be obeyed to the letter. He also asked Nigerians to be law-abiding in the [...]

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