COURT REVOKES FORMER BANK MD’S BAIL, SENDS HIM TO PRISON

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has revoked and remanded a former Managing Director of MainStreet Bank Registrar Limited, Chester Onyeamachi Ukandu who was earlier granted bail on an offence of forgery. Ukandu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March 19, 2018, on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and impersonation. Ukandu, who was docked alongside one Mr Achi George, was alleged by the EFCC to have forged documents purportedly emanating from the Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C.) Justice Olusola Williams, however, revoked Ukandu’s bail following…

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IKOYI ROBBER WHO STOLE 14.6MIL PHONES AND WATCHES NABBED

Court Gavel By Paul Iyoghojie The Police at Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos have arrested a 39-year old robbery suspect, Victor Emuobi for allegedly scaling the fence into a compound at 12, MacPherson Avenue, Ikoyi, armed with two kitchen Knives at midnight to rob a resident, Tajudeen Solebo of properties valued N14,625,000. A Police source alleged that the incident occurred when the suspect allegedly scaled the fence to gain access into the victim’s compound at about 3am armed with two kitchen knives to attack the complainant. The suspect overpowered the victim,…

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NIGERIAN MAN WRONGLY IMPRISONED FOR 27YEARS ASKS FOR 20BIL COMPENSATION

A 56-year-old man, Clinton Kanu, has said he will demand a N20bn compensation for spending 27 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Kanu, who was sentenced to death in 1992 for murder, was freed by the Supreme Court on April 5, 2019. The Okigwe, Imo State-born consultant criminologist explained that though he made efforts to absolve himself from a gang-up that led to his incarceration, nobody was ready to listen to him until he was jailed. While in prison, Kanu lost his mother; coupled with the…

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AS MILITARY HEAD OF STATE BUHARI OBEYED COURT ORDERS, AS CIVILIAN PRESIDENT, HE DOESN’T- FALANA

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail ACTIVIST-LAWYER Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari always obeyed court orders during his tenure as Head of State from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985. Falana wondered why in a democracy, the Buhari-led Federal Government has not shown enough respect for judicial decisions. The human rights lawyer said he would write to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to find out why. Falana spoke in Lagos during a public lecture on the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human…

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COURT ADMITS VIDEO OF ISLAMIC CLERIC CONFESSING TO MURDER OF A WORSHIPPER IN LAGOS

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Tuesday admitted a compact disc (CD) in evidence in the ongoing trial of an Islamic cleric, Taofeek Adamu, who was accused of killing a worshipper seeking spiritual help. Adamu was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and murder and pleaded not guilty to the charges. PUNCH Metro learnt that 63-year-old Adamu had on March 19, 2017, around 4pm at Waterside, Ikoga-Zebbe, in the Badagry area of Lagos, allegedly severed the head of the victim, Oluwakemi Afolabi, who worshipped in a mosque…

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WAR IN NKANNYWOOD AS AMINA UMAL TAKES COLLEAGUE, HADIZA GABON TO COURT FOR 50MIL OVER TORTURE, MOLESTATION

Amina Amal. Kannywood actress, Amina Muhammad Amal, has sued multiple award winning actress, Hadiza Aliyu Gabon before a Federal High Court sitting in Kano over alleged torture and molestation. A court summon obtained by Daily Trust shows that Amal, a Cameroon-born Kannywood actress accused Gabon of torturing, molesting and subjecting her to various forms of inhumane and degrading treatment. Amal urged the court to order Gabon to offer an unreserved apology to her and publish the apology in two reputable national dailies with nationwide coverage. Amal also urged the court…

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GWARZO, EX-SEC DG DISCHARGED OF 115MIL FRAUD CHARGES

Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf on Tuesday discharged the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on charges of N115 fraud. Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) charged Gwarzo with an Executive Commissioner in the commission, Zakawanu Garuba, with five counts of alleged misappropriation to the tune of about N115 million and conferment of corrupt advantage on a public officer . The commission accused Gwarzo of committing fraud to the tune of about N115 million in June, 2015, when he was SEC Director-General.…

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EX-MINISTER LOSES BID TO STOP BANK FROM TAKING OVER HIS CHOICE PROPERTY

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday turned down a motion on notice seeking to stop Access Bank from taking over a property known as Etiebet’s Place in Ikeja, Lagos The property located on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way is owned by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Chief Don Etiebet, in the name of his firm, Obodex Nigeria Limited. In a ruling on Monday, Justice A. Liman, refused Obodex’s plea to stop the execution of December 17, 2018 judgment of Justice Ibrahim Buba empowering  Access Bank to…

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LAWYERS DISAGREE OVER POWER OF COURTS TO STOP ELECTION PROCESSES

A worker holds an election poster to be displayed at a polling station (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) The constant “interference” in the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the courts during election processes, and the seeming acquiescence of the electoral body in contravention of extant laws have elicited concerns as to whether INEC is spineless in resisting such meddlesomeness, or unaware of its powers. The courts stopped INEC from conducting supplementary election in Adamawa State, and stopped it from collating votes in Bauchi State…

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