EFCC ARRAIGNS US BASED BUSINESSWOMAN FOT LAUNDERING 22.9 BILLION FOR DASUKI, HUSBAND AT LARGE

An American based businesswoman, Mimie Oshodin, was on Monday arraigned by the Federal government at the Federal High Court, Abuja over an alleged N22.9bn fraud. The businesswoman, whose husband, Bob Oshodin was said to be at large, was arraigned on a 25-count charge bordering on sales of a furniture manufacturing company to the Federal government to the tune of $55m dollars. Mrs Oshodin, who has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over about 70 days, however denied the charges. Amongst others, the defenfant was…

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EFCC CHARGES WOMAN TO COURT FOR COLLECTING 22.9BIL FROM DASUKI

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday (today) arraign one Mrs Isabella Oshodin and Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for N22.9bn fraud and money laundering. The commission disclosed that they would be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo on 25 counts for receiving the money fraudulently from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). According to a statement in Abuja on Sunday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, Oshodin and her firm allegedly received $57.3m and…

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APPEAL COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF DASUKI FROM DSS CUSTODY

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared the detention of former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki retired since December 29, 2015, by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional and ordered his release on conditional bail. The appellate court held that the DSS and its Director General acted outside their constitutional powers on the long period of the detention of a Nigerian citizen and imposed a fine of N5m on them to be paid to Colonel Dasuki as compensation for breach of his…

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DASUKI GIVEN LESS STRINGENT BAIL CONDITIONS

  Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has cancelled what it described as “stringent bail conditions” imposed on the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki by the Federal High Court in Abuja in July last year. A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdu Aboki issued fresh bail conditions, which included reducing the N200m bail sum imposed by the Federal High Court to N100m.

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METUH TELLS COURT: JONATHAN GAVE ME 400MIL NOT DASUKI

The Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400 million project fund which he is facing trial was given to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Metuh said the money which led to his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering charges was given to him by Jonathan to execute some national assignments for the federal…

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LEGAL COUNCIL DISMISSES CASE AGAINST EX-JUSTICE MINISTER, MALAMI

as ex-minister faces Dasuki family today Ade Adesomoju The Disciplinary Panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday dismissed one of the two petitions against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami The PUNCH has learnt the petition by Mr Obi Johnson of Interstellar Communications Ltd was dismissed by the panel due to the lack of diligent prosecution. The petitioner reportedly failed to send a representative, either a lawyer or an official of the company, to the Thursday’s proceedings. Malami attended the proceedings…

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DASUKI HAS REFUSED TO ATTEND TRIAL, DSS TELLS COURT

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has told an FCT High Court in Maitama that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has refused to come to the court for his trial. Dasuki was arraigned along with former Minister of Finance (State), Bashir Yuguda, former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and son, Sagir Bafarawa, and a firm, Dalhatu Investment Limited on a 25-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N19.4billion. Following Dasuki’s absence in court on April 16,…

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DASUKI; MALAMI TO FACE DISCIPLINARY PANEL FOR PROFESSIONAL.MISCONDUCT

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on  Thursday face the Disciplinary Panel of Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd). His invitation is based on a petition written to Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by Dasuki’s family. The Hearing Notice, dated May 16, 2019, and signed by Patricia Orhomuru Esq, Secretary, Disciplinary Committee of the Legal Practitioners’ Privilege Committee, has a reference No: PET/LPPC/23/2018. Former national security adviser of ex-president…

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HOW I SPENT 400MIL NAIRA SAMBO DASUKI LOOT, OLISA METUH TELLS COURT

EFCC PRESS RELEASE How I Spent Alleged N400m Loot- Metuh Olisa Metuh, the former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how he spent an alleged N400 million traced to him as proceed of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. According to Metuh, while testifying before Justice Okon Abang, said “We leased an office through the late Chief Tony Anene, amounting to N25million. He requested for cash payment and over N21Million…

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US GOVT CHARGES MAN WHO BROKERED 2BIL DOLLARS ARMS DEAL WITH SAMBO DASUKI TO COURT

Ara Dolarian, the illegal arms dealer contracted by Col. Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has been charged to court by the government of the United States of America for allegedly brokering the sale of arms and munitions to the Nigerian government without acquiring compulsory US Department of Commerce and Investment licenses. Dolarian who is 58, is also charged with conspiracy and money laundering, the Attorney’s Office said. On the 6th of October 2014, the South African…

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