• N2.2bn fraud: Court grants FG’s request for S’Court registrar’s arraignment

    N2.2bn fraud: Court grants FG’s request for S’Court registrar’s arraignment

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has granted a request by the Federal government for the arraignment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mr. Ahmed Saleh, and two other officials of the court on a nine-counts bordering on gratification and diversion of N2.2 billion belonging to the apex court.

    The F.G, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), had on November 3, charged Saleh alongside Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal with […]

  • LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare as unlawful the raid and arrest of judges by the Department State Services (DSS).

    The group also prayed for an order of injunction stopping the planned charge and arraignment in court of some of the arrested judges.

    LEDAP claimed in the suit that the judges cannot be charged and arraigned in court without the authorization of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

    Respondents in the suit are the SSS […]