Ndume: Court fixes date for ruling, EFCC kicks

November 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja Thursday fixed Friday for ruling on the bail application filed by Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume. Although the Prosecution lawyer at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, opposed the application, the trial Judge Justice Abang adjourned for ruling after Ndume’s lawyer, Marcel Oru, argued the bail application. But Read More

Ghost workers: EFCC arraigns man for N11m fraud

November 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arraigned one Ibrahim Mohammed Ali before Justice S.I. Mark of the Federal High Court, Kano on a six count charge of money laundering. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendant who works at the complainant’s company allegedly created ghost workers whom he paid monthly salaries Read More

#EndSARS reforms: NHRC submits report to AGF, calls for prosecution of 35 indicted police officers

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations Monday submitted its report to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN. The panel also called for the prosecution of 35 police officers indicted in a report of the Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad Read More

Breaking – Missing child: Popular prophet jailed

October 6, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A popular Prophet Alfa Babatunde, founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel has been jailed for life over missing a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church. Delivering his judgement on Tuesday, Justice Olusegun Odusola convicted the prophet and others, having found them guilty of two counts of kidnapping, and aiding and abetting to kidnap presented by the prosecution. Details loading…

Breaking: El-Zakzaky, wife plead not guilty as court dismisses no case submission

September 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A  Kaduna state High Court sitting in Kaduna on Tuesday dismissed the motion of no-case submission filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat. Both of them are standing trial before Justice Gideon Kurada on eight counts charges including culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among others. The Read More

AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

Bayelsa guber: Appeal Court dismisses UPC’s suit

September 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Thursday dismissed the appeal filed against the election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa by the United Peoples’ Congress (UPC) and its governorship candidate, Mr Stephen Ibiene. The party and its candidate are currently appealing the outcome of the last gubernatorial election in the state as delivered by the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Read More

Malabu scandal: Procedure violated money laundering law, witness tells court

September 10, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A prosecution witness in the ongoing Malabu Oil Scandal, Temitope Erinomo, Thursday testified before the Federal High Court Abuja that Malabu Oil and Gas Limited and six other companies charged with fraud in the Oil Prospecting Lease 245 transactions violated money laundering laws. Erinomo a Principal Compliance Officer at the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering in the Federal Ministry Read More

Buhari proposes 15-month time limit for court cases, laments delayed trials, conflicting judgements

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a strong case for speedy dispensation of justice. To this end, the president proposed that criminal cases from the lower court to the Supreme Court should be concluded within 12 months, and also advocated for a 15-month period for civil cases. He made the proposals Wednesday at the 60th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Read More

NLC seeks prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence in Nigeria. Speaking at a Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Abuja, President of the NLC Comrade Ayuba Wabba said elections in Nigeria is more like theatre of war. Comrade Wabba said the congress is canvassing for reform which includes having persons appointed into INEC  truly independent Read More

Kebbi govt to rehabilitate boy chained by foster parents

August 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kebbi state Government Monday, pledged to rehabilitate the teenage boy, Jibril Aliyu chained for two years by his foster parents in the Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on media to Kebbi State Governor Yahaya Sarki on Tuesday, Special Adviser to Governor Atiku Bagudu on Women and Social Development, Hajiya Zara’u Wali stated Read More

COVID-19: FCTA releases 40 protocol violators

August 6, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Wednesday released over 40 protesters, who were arrested by the joint security personnel at Unity Fountain for violating the COVID-19 health protocols. The violating protesters were arrested and brought before FCT Mobile Court for prosecution. However, Magistrate Idayat Akanni, who was to preside over the case, had several other cases in other courts and Read More

EFCC re-arraigns Adoke, Abubakar on amended charges

August 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tuesday, re-arraigned former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohamed Bello Adoke, and Aliyu Abubakar, before Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 14-count amended charge of money laundering to the tune of $6,000,000. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Read More

Man, 24, arrested for raping girl in Ogun

July 30, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The police in Ogun state Thursday arrested a 24-year-old man, Godwin Akpan, for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl (name withheld). The suspect, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, Thursday was arrested in Sango Ota area of the state. Blueprint gathered that the sister of the victim filed a report at the Sango divisional police headquarters Read More

Lawyer makes clarification on reported Hushpuppi’s release from US custody

July 23, 2020 Editor 0

A Chicago-based lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, has denied rumours insinuating the release of Ramoni Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, an alleged multi-million dollar fraudster facing charges in the U.S. On Wednesday, screenshots of the Bureau of Prisons website, showing his release, went viral. However, his lawyer Pissetzky who made public said the bureau’s records showed ‘released’ because of his transfer to California. Read More

‘Extortion’: Again, witness indicts Senator Sani

July 8, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Again, a prosecution witness Mohammed Dauda Wednesday testified against Senator Shehu Sani, in the alleged bribery charge instituted against him by the EFCC at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The EFCC it would be recalled charged Sani with two counts bordering on alleged bribery. The matter is currently before justice Inyang Ekwo. While giving his testimony, Dauda, a prosecution witness Read More

Defendant’s absence stalls Orosanye’s alleged fraud trial

July 6, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The absence of Osarenkhoe Afe, the second defendant in the ongoing trial of former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, Monday stalled proceedings at the Federal High Court Abuja. Orosanye is standing trial alongside Afe and his company on charges bordering on fraud. At the resumed trial, counsel to Afe, Mr Oluwole Aladedoye, attributed his client’s absence in court to closure Read More

OAGF clears air on N173bn MDAs payment

July 5, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

 The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has said that it acted with prudence, accountability and probity in the payment of N273 billion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies. In a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by Director, Press and Public Relations in the AGF’s office, Henshaw Ogubike, in reaction to a report by Human and Environmental Read More

Soldiers’ prosecution: AGF opens up on Wadume’s case

July 1, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said Wednesday that the federal government is not stopping prosecution of soldiers who fingered the case involving alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume. Briefing State House correspondents after presentation to the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Read More

The prevailing insecurity in Nigeria

June 28, 2020 Muhammed G. Potiskum 0

The growing insecurity level bedeviling all the regions of our country is on the increase. This situation is highly frustrating and painful as the security agencies and criminal justice system had made frantic effort and sacrifices towards ensuring fierce fighting and prosecution in order to reduce the threat, risk, exposure and the vulnerability. Crime watchers, crime fighters and students of criminology Read More

Police arraign Caregiver 21, who raped 14-year-old girl

June 16, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

 A 21-year-old man, Godwin Onuminya was Tuesday arraigned before an FCT High Court Kubwa, for raping a 14-year-old girl. The defendant is being prosecuted by the police on a one-count charge of rape. The 14-year- old girl, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) three student, resident in Kubwa, Abuja was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Adama Musa. According to the girl, the alleged Read More

COVID-19: FG to arraign supermarkets, pharmaceutical owners over price hike

June 9, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed June 25, for the arraignment of two supermarkets and pharmacies charged for hiking prices of key hygiene products such as hand sanitizer and face masks. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) is prosecuting the companies for allegedly taking undue advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to inflate prices of key hygiene products Read More