EFCC urges court to deny popular social media influencer, Adeherself bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has urged an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny popular social media influencer, Adedamola “Adeherself” Adewale bail.   Mr. Samuel Daji, the lead prosecuting counsel for the anti-graft agency, made the plea on Monday, July 13, during Adewale’s bail hearing on a charge of possession of fraudulent documents.   “I urge the court to refuse the bail of the defendant and order accelerated hearing,” Daji said.   Before the bail hearing, the defence counsel, Mr. Tunde Salami had applied to the court to grant…

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Nigerian army dragged to court over illegal detention of Lance Corporal Martins and his wife because of a video he released criticizing security chiefs in the country

  The Nigerian Army has been dragged before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over the unlawful arrest and detention of Lance Corporal Martins and his wife, Mrs Victoria Idakpini.   Lance Corporal Martins released a video criticizing security chiefs in the country for not doing enough to end terrorism in the country.   In the video shared online on June 23, 2020, Martins lamented the needless killings of citizens. He added that he knows he may no longer have his freedom after the release of the video but said it won’t stop him…

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ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay 244 dismissed soldiers benefits

  An Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Court which sat in Abuja on Thursday June 25, ordered the Nigerian government to pay arrears of salaries and other entitlements to 244 soldiers dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2016.   The soldiers who dragged the Nigerian government to court after being accused of allegedly abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition, demanded an enforcement of their fundamental human rights, including the right to their salaries and entitlements.   Premium Times reported that Justice Keikura Bangura…

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Court remands two cousins over alleged rape and murder of Maersk MD’s wife in Lagos

33-year-old Olamilekan Oke and 27-year-old Akande Adeyinka have been remanded in prison custody by a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, over the alleged rape and murder of 44-year-old Bernadette, the Hungarian wife of Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo, the managing director of Maersk Nig. Ltd.   The cousins were arraigned before Justice Modupe Nico-Clay on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, unlawful assault, robbery, armed robbery, and rape.   The Lagos state prosecuting counsel Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who led the Director of Public…

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Court restrains Obaseki from participating in PDP primaries

  Justice E.A Obile of a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has restrained Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold on Thursday, June 25, 2020.   Justice Obile gave the order in a suit filed by another PDP governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who insisted that Obaseki did not purchase PDP form or undergo screening within the time-table schedule.   The Court, which fixed hearing on the suit for Wednesday, June 24, 2020, also okayed accelerated hearing…

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Pastor arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly drugging and raping 19-year-old girl inside his church in Delta

The Founder and General Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry in Warri, Delta state, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, has been arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl, name withheld, within his church hall on Wednesday, May 20.   While taking the suspect to court, the commandant of the Warri Area Command, ACP Mohammed Garba, said the evidence so far collected has proven a case of rape. He said the clergyman invited the victim and her mum to church for deliverance, claiming that he saw a vision of the…

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Court sentences former Exxon Mobil engineer to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere sentenced a former Exxon Mobil engineer to 15 years imprisonmentYesterday, June 1, 2020.   James Onuoha was sentenced to 15 years jail term without an option of fine after he was found guilty of raping his tenant’s niece, who was 14 years old at the time.   The incident happened on January 4, 2016, and caused outrage at the time, with a number of celebrities lending their voice to call for justice.     At the last adjourned date, on January 14, 2020,…

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Court orders young lady who drowned her baby to be kept in LASUTH for mental evaluation

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has given an order that Olufunmilola Adisa, the 22-year-old lady who drowned her baby in Lagos on May 11, be taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for psychiatric evaluation.   LIB had earlier shared the story of how Olufunmilola turned herself in to the police after she drowned her 21 months old child in a bucket of water in the apartment she shared with her older sister in Gowon estate in Lagos. In a video interview, Olufunmilola showed no remorse as she narrated how she drowned her own child.…

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Court sentences #FunkeAkindele, husband to 14-day community service

  A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each. . . The court also directed them to pay a fine of N100,000. The duo pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of 20 persons and over, contrary to the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government. . . The actress and her husband were arraigned on Monday at the Samuel Ilori Courthouse of the Magistrate Court in…

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Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal court judgement sentencing his client to 7 years imprisonment

Counsel to Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abel Ozoko, has vowed to appeal the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja which sentenced his client to seven years in prison on Tuesday over charges bordering on money laundering.   Justice Okon Abang convicted Metuh on seven counts of money laundering and criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N400 million.   Briefing journalists after the judgement, Metuh’s lawyer said that the judgement was a bad one and that the judge was only carrying…

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FFK drags Kayode Ogundamisi for mocking him after court convicted and sentenced Olisa Metuh

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has slammed journalist, Kayode Ogundamisi, who took to his twitter handle to taunt him shortly after Justice Okon Abang sentenced former PDP National spokesperson, Olisa Metuh to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering and other financial crimes.   Mr Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Publicity of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign organisation for the 2015 election, is currently standing trial for allegedly conspiring with some persons to directly and indirectly, retain the campaign funds which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claim they ought to…

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Court Sentences Olisa Metuh To 7years In Prison After 4 Years Trial

  Olisa Metu was the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The embattled politician has been under trial for money laundering and criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N400 million. Justice Okon Abang handed down the sentence in his judgement on seven counts brought against Metuh and his company, Destra investment, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   The judgment came after the counrt found Metuh, guilty of some of the charges leveled against him. Justice Okon Abang found Metuh guilty of…

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Update: Court remands teenager who set 24-year-old girlfriend ablaze in Lagos for allegedly cheating on him

The 18-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Victor Oji, who set his girlfriend Tolani Mariam, 24, ablaze in Iba Town in Ojo Lagos, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.   The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, did not take the teenager’s plea, but ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions. Kusanu adjourned the case until Feb. 19.   Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on Dec.…

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NIGERIAN BILLIONAIRE SINGER DAVIDO DRAGGED TO COURT OVER N4, 000,000 (Four Million Naira) FRAUD

Osun State born Nigerian billionaire hip pop singer David Adedeji Adeleke aka DAVIDO has been dragged before Igbosere Magistrate Court 2 Lagos State over an alleged fraud of N4, 000,000.00 (Four Million Naira). The matter which came up for mentioning today 23rd May, 2019 as No 16 on the case list at Magistrate Court 2 Igbosere. Listed as Defendants in the suit marked MCL/702/19 are: David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido) – his Personal Assistant: Busari Idris Temitiope (Alias Aloma) and; Davido Music Worldwide Limited music label. When the matter was called,…

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Breaking news: Court Orders Heritage Bank To Seize Hip TV CEO, Ayo Animashaun’s Collateral Property to Reclaim Over N180million Debt

The Federal High Court, Ikoyi Division, last week, issued an order to Heritage Bank to seize the property of Smooth Promotions Limited, Owners of HIP TV, following their failure to pay back a loan sum of over 180 Million Naira. The property which is situated at No. 4 Ogundana Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja was reportedly provided as collateral by Ayo Animashaun, and has been taken possession of by the bank. Going by the court injunction published on Thisday Newspapers, Heritage Bank is expected to take over all properties provided…

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Court orders arrest of Monalisa Chinda again

A Lagos high court, sitting at Igbosere has once again ordered the arrest of Monalisa Chinda over tax evasion. The presiding judge, Adedayo Akintoye, renewed the order for her arrest following her failure to appear in court for trial, since 2017. She adjourned further proceedings till June 5. When the case was mentioned, neither Coker nor her lawyer was present in court. The prosecuting counsel Babatunde Sumonu reminded the court that the bench warrant issued for her arrest is yet to be executed. Consequently Justice Akintoye ordered that “the bench…

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