• Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja in continuation of his trial. He was denied bail.

    The Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is being tried along three others on allegations of bordering on treasonable felony.

    The three accomplices are Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

    They were again denied bail by trial Justice Binta Nyako.

    Army members of Department of State Service, DSS, took the defendants away from the court premises after the case […]

  • Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Justice Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 4, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, on bail.

    The erstwhile Minister had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since October 24, 2016 when he honoured the invitation of commission.

    The Court granted him bail with two sureties who must have landed property within the Abuja Municipality with Certificate of Occupancy.

    In granting the application for bail filed […]

  • Court rules on Nnamdi Kanu and others’ bail applications December 1

    Court rules on Nnamdi Kanu and others’ bail applications December 1

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday fixed December 1 for ruling on the bail applications filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and three others with whom he was charged with offences including treasonable felony and an act preparatory to act of terrorism.

    Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date for ruling after lawyers to the four defendants argued their separate bail applications which were opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, on Thursday.

    Others with […]

  • Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the federal government to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as ordered by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    Falana argued in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday that this has become necessary to allow Dasuki to enjoy his human right to liberty within the context of the bails granted him by the trial courts.

    “Having loudly proclaimed to operate under the rule […]

  • Man, 27, gets N500, 000 bail for attempted murder

    Man, 27, gets N500, 000 bail for attempted murder

    A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Friday granted N500, 000 bail to a 27 year-old-man, Ayomide Ilesanmi, who allegedly attempted to kill one Okwudili Obiora by pushing him down from a storey building.

    The Court’s Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail with two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of conspiracy, attempted killing, breach of peace and assault.

    Nwachukwu said one of the sureties must be a property owner in Lagos […]

  • Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    James Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, bail in the sum of N50m, and one surety in like sum.

    In his ruling on Thursday, Tsoho held that the offence Fani-Kayode was alleged to have committed was a bailable one.
    He, therefore, granted the defendant bail as requested by Afedayo Adedipe (SAN), his counsel.

    However, he ruled that Fani-Kayode be remanded in prison until he perfected his bail condition.

    The Economic […]

  • EFCC releases Reuben Abati on bail

    EFCC releases Reuben Abati on bail

    It was gathered that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has approved the release of Dr. Reuben Abati, a former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan from custody.

    Abati was granted bail to go and source for the N50million allocated to him by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki (Dasukigate scandal) which was part of $2.1 billion allocated for purchase of arms for the fight against Boko Haram.

    Abati had […]

  • EFCC releases ex-Minister Obanikoro on bail

    EFCC releases ex-Minister Obanikoro on bail

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) late Friday granted administrative bail to a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

    The former minister is being investigated over allegations that he secured contracts from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) worth about N4.7 billion.

    Obanikoro had remained in the custody of the EFCC since he turned himself in on October 17.

    As condition for his release, highly placed sources said that Obanikoro had returned N100 million, […]

  • EFCC grants Jonathan’s ex-aide Reuben Abati bail

    EFCC grants Jonathan’s ex-aide Reuben Abati bail

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted bail to the former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and serial columnist, Dr. Reuben Abati.

    Abati was arrested on Monday on allegations that he received money from former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, who is also being tried for misappropriating the funds amongst several other charges.

    The funds were allegedly used to prosecute the 2015 presidential election on behalf of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign.

    He is expected to […]

  • Bail remains free, roadblock banned – Police

    Bail remains free, roadblock banned – Police

    According to reports, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 6, Abubakar Marafa, has re-affirmed that bailing of suspects remain free.

    Marafa said this in on Tuesday in Abakaliki when he visited the Ebonyi State Police Command, which is one of the commands under the zone.

    Marafa said: “There should not be any form of payment for bail as the Inspector-General of Police has mandated that this instruction should be carried to the latter.”

    According to the AIG, the ban on […]

  • Justice Ademola arrested for granting Kanu bail, says IPOB

    Justice Ademola arrested for granting Kanu bail, says IPOB

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has allegedly linked Justice Ademola’s arrest with the unconditional bail he had earlier granted Nnamdi Kanu which the Federal Government rejected.

    A statement from IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group noted that Kanu has spent one year in detention illegally while the court of competent jurisdiction granted him unconditional release on 16th and 17th December 2015 by magistrate and federal high court Abuja but since then federal government, APC […]