Litigations

Attempted Murder Of VIO: Court Remands Truck Driver At Suleja Correctional Centre

The Presiding Judge of a Grade One, Area Court in Karu satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Inuwa Maiwada, at the weekend, remanded a driver of Guinness-owned truck, Wilson Aniete at Suleja Correctional Centre over the attempted murder of Vehicles Inspection Officer (VIO), Mr Udunobun Otaigbe, in Abuja. It will be recalled that …

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SERAP Sues FG, Lai Muhammed Over Repressive Directive To Broadcasters To Stop Using Twitter

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Muhammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and …

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Stop Tinubu From Controlling Alpha Beta, Ex-MD Apara Begs Court

A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Mr. Dapo Apara, has filed a suit before a Lagos State High Court asking it to stop a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, from controlling the finances of Alpha Beta. In the suit filed by Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on behalf of Apara on Wednesday, …

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Illegal Detention: Court Refuses Ned Nwoko’s Request For N2bn Compensation From EFCC

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday turned down the request by a former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko for N2 billion compensation for his illegal detention for three days by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Nwoko had, in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1614/2020 accused the anti-graft agency of illegally detaining …

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Supreme Court Upholds 12-Year Jail Term For Ex- Kwara Poly Governing Board Chair

The Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year jail term that was handed down to the erstwhile Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Saadu Alanamu, by the Kwara State High Court. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of Justices, said it found no reason to set-aside the …

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Supreme Court Quashes Conviction Of Three Lawyers, Waziri, Muideen And Izegbuwa For Misconduct

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the conviction of three lawyers, who were tried for professional misconduct before the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee (LPDC). The lawyers are Mamman A. Waziri, Olayori Muideen and Dr. Osaretin George Izegbuwa. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Mary Odili, was unanimous in allowing the …

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[UPDATED] Court Upholds President’s Power To Extend IGP’s Tenure

A Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the power of the President to extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the completion of the process for the appointment of a substantive successor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed made this pronouncement in a judgment on Friday in the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/106/2021 by …

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Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi Of N322m Money Laundering Charges

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, discharged and acquitted a People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Chieftain, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, charged with N322 million money laundering. Aneke held that the case of the prosecution collapsed when it failed to call vital witnesses and lead concrete evidence to prove and establish its …

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Court Strikes Out NGO’s Suit Against AGF Over Bayelsa Funds

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday struck out the suit brought before it by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Matagu Foundation, over alleged diversion of funds by the Bayelsa State Government. In a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with No FHC/ABJ/CS/1613/2019, the Incorporated Trustees of Matagu Foundation had sued the Attorney General …

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Olu Of Warri Tussle: Protesters Invade Court, Disrupt Proceedings

…Princes Ask Court To Nullify Prince Tsola’s Emergence As Omoba The succession crisis rocking Warri Kingdom over the emergence of Prince Tsola Emiko as Olu-designate assumed a new twist on Thursday as unruly crowd invaded the Warri High Court venue of a suit challenging his emergence. The protesters are believed to be supporters of Prince …

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Court Rejects EFCC’s Request To Amend Charge In Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu’s Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to amend its charge in the $9.8million, £74,000 fraud trial of an ex-Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu. Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on Thursday, held that granting the …

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Girl Arrested During #ENDSARS Protest Gives Birth In Prison

18-year old girl, Kemisola Oguniyi, who was arrested during the #ENDSARS protest in Ondo state, has given birth in prison custody. Kemisola and three others, Ayodele Bukunmi, Ojo Samuel and Ani Obinna were remanded to prison custody. They were taken to Surulere Prison in Ondo West local government. The charges preferred against them were conspiracy …

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Fake Traditional Ruler In Court For Allegedly Defrauding Woman Of N51m

A 26- year-old man, Moses Olaitan who allegedly impersonated a traditional ruler and defrauded a woman of N51 million on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The police charged Olaitan, a barber who resides at Iyana Governor Road, Idi- Iroko, Ogun State, with impersonation, stealing , obtaining by false pretenses and threat to …

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Woman In Court For Alleged Stealing Of N6.95m School Fund

The Police on Thursday arraigned one Oluwabusola Oluwatosin, 40, in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N6.95 million. The defendant was charged with three counts of alleged conspiracy, falsification and theft to which she pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Oluwatosin and others at large committed the …

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Court Voids Ondo’s Probe Of Chief Judge Over Viral Video

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside all steps taken by Ondo Governor, Attorney General and the House of Assembly in relation to the probe of allegations of official misconduct raised against Ondo Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu in a viral video made by one of her relatives, Olupelumi Fagboyegun. Fagboyegun had, in …

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N25.7bn Fraud: How Ex-Bank PHB MD Begged Judge Not To Send Him To Prison

There was a tense atmosphere in an Ikeja High Court on Wednesday night as Francis Atuche, a former Managing Director (MD) of Bank PHB, begged Justice Lateefa Okunnu not to send him to prison following his conviction for defrauding the bank of N25.7 billion. Atuche and Ugo Anyanwu, a former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of …

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Ex- Bank PHB MD Atuche Convicted Of N27bn Fraud

*CFO Anyanwu, Mrs. Atuche acquitted. An Ikeja High Court has convicted a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ugo Anyanwu, of stealing and conspiracy to steal N27billion. But Justice Lateefat Okunnu, before whom the defendants were tried, discharged and acquitted Atuche’s wife Elizabeth. Atuche …

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Ex- Bank PHB MD Atuche Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment For N27bn Fraud

*CFO Anyanwu Jailed For 10 Years, Mrs Atuche Acquitted. An Ikeja High Court has sentenced a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche to 12 years imprisonment and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ugo Anyanwu to 10 years, for stealing and conspiracy to steal N27billion. But Justice Lateefat Okunnu, before whom …

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Twitter Ban: Fmr NBA 1st VP Drags FG To Court, Says It Violates Right To Freedom Of Speech

The Former first Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Monday Ubani, has dragged the Federal government of Nigeria to court over the banning of Twitter in Nigeria. Defendants to the suit which was brought by way of Originating Summons for the enforcement of fundamental rights are Federal Republic of Nigeria; Attorney-General of the Federation; …

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