• Taraba’s former Governor Nyame pleads no case submission in alleged N1.64bn fraud

    Taraba’s former Governor Nyame pleads no case submission in alleged N1.64bn fraud

    According to reports, the EFCC on Tuesday closed its case against former Taraba governor Rev. Jolly Nyame, who is standing trial before an FCT High Court on charges of N1.6bn fraud.

    The EFCC’s counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that the prosecution had decided this morning to close the case against the former governor.

    In response, the lead defence counsel, Mr. Omosanya Popoola, said that he would file a “No case submission.”

    “In view of the closure of the prosecution case, we […]

  • Witnesses in EFCC’s case against ex-Governor Daniel refuse to attend court session

    Witnesses in EFCC’s case against ex-Governor Daniel refuse to attend court session

    Hearing in the trial of a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday suffered a set back as the prosecution again failed to present witnesses.

    The EFCC Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), explained that the witnesses could not appear in court because they said they needed the approval of the State Government.

    Jacobs said the situation was a clear departure from the initial agreement with the witnesses and the others who had […]

  • Witnesses in murder case against female lawyer demand N.5m transport money

    Witnesses in murder case against female lawyer demand N.5m transport money

    Two prosecution witnesses in a case of murder against a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, have demanded N500,000 as transport cost to attend the court session

    Oyediran, a staff of the Directorate of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State of Ministry of Justice, allegedly murdered her husband, Lowo, by stabbing him with a knife on February 2 at Akobo area of Ibadan.

    The private prosecutor, Sanya Akinyele, informed an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan at Wednesday’s hearing that the case could not […]

  • Court adjourns Governor El-Rufai’s case against ex-lecturer to Nov. 25

    Court adjourns Governor El-Rufai’s case against ex-lecturer to Nov. 25

    Justice Bilkisu Mohammed of Kaduna High Court has adjourned the case of inciting public statement against Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai by a former lecturer of Kaduna State University, KASU, Dr. John Danfulani, to November 25 for hearing.

    Ruling on the matter yesterday, the Judge asked the prosecution to produce all its witnesses on the next adjourned date in order to commence hearing on the matter which has been filed since August 29th.

    Earlier, State Counsel, Abdullahi Isiaka had prayed for an adjournment […]

  • N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), the counsel to Calistus Obi, who is standing trial on a N136 million fraud charge, says he will file a no-case submission against the charge.

    Akoni made the declaration on Monday at the Federal High Court in Lagos after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case against Obi, a former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    Obi, who was also an Executive Director of NIMASA, was charged alongside one Alu […]

  • Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim’s lawyer, Izinyon withdraws self from case, cites ethical reasons

    Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim’s lawyer, Izinyon withdraws self from case, cites ethical reasons

    Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), the counsel to Jimoh Ibrahim and the self-acclaimed Chairman of PDP in Ondo State, Biyi Poroye, in the ongoing appeal case over the governorship candidature of the PDP in the state, on Wednesday, withdrew himself from handling the case, citing ethical and integrity reasons.

    Izinyon, in his letter to Ibrahim, a copy of which was made available to newsmen, said “with what happened yesterday in court with the matter associated with Mr Tayo Jegede’s motion, you’ll recall […]

  • FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

    FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

    The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton’s pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America’s first female president.

    The release of the heavily redacted 129-page report over the pardon of trader Marc Rich — an investigation that closed in 2005 without charges — triggered questions from Democrats already angered by the FBI’s probe into hundreds of thousands of newly […]

  • Human Rights: Patience Jonathan files case against EFCC

    Human Rights: Patience Jonathan files case against EFCC

    There is an unfolding drama at the Federal High Court in Lagos, following the hearing of a case bothering on fundamental human rights filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

    Although the former first lady is not physically in court, her supporters are said to have taken over the court premises, protesting EFCC’s allegation against her.

    Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan had filed a 200 million Naira fundamental rights enforcement suit […]

  • N22.8bn: EFCC opens case against ex-Air Chief, Amosu

    N22.8bn: EFCC opens case against ex-Air Chief, Amosu

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday opened its case against a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), and 10 others, who are being tried for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn.

    The defendants, initially arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos on June 29, 2016, had on July 8, 2016, indicated their intention to enter into a plea bargain with the EFCC.

    However, at the resumed proceedings in the case on Thursday, the […]

  • No pending case against Kwankwaso, Orji – EFCC

    No pending case against Kwankwaso, Orji – EFCC

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refuted claims of any pending case and prosecution against former governor of Kano State and serving senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

    Also, it denied reports that it has a case against former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, saying: “He is not being investigated and nobody has sent any petition to us against him.”

    Besides, the commission said over N54 billion was recovered in the last 10 months alongside […]

  • Fani-Kayode, Usman get new trial date in money laundering case

    Fani-Kayode, Usman get new trial date in money laundering case

    According to reports, the absence of Justice Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday stalled the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over money laundering.

    Fani-Kayode, who was also former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is charged alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenandi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf.

    Also charged is a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

    They were arraigned on 17 counts bordering on unlawful retention, unlawful use […]