• Lagos CP risks jail term over disobedience of court order

    Lagos CP risks jail term over disobedience of court order

    A reversal of roles in which the law is enforced against the chief law enforcer may be witnessed in Lagos State on August 11, 2016 as a Magistrates Court is set to determine an application for the committal to prison of a sitting Commissioner of Police for alleged contempt.

    The Magistrate, M.O. Olajuwon, has summoned the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, to appear before her on that day to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.

    Olajuwon, […]

  • Judge berates DSS for flaunting court order

    Judge berates DSS for flaunting court order

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday berated the Department of State Security for flaunting an order of the court to remand a defendant in prison.

    Dimgba had ordered that retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, who was arraigned before him on Thursday, be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the hearing of his bail application.

    But the DSS failed to produce him in court on Friday while his counsel argued his bail application.

    Dimgba said that he took strong exception […]

  • N1.3bn scam: EFCC secures court order to detain Omisore

    N1.3bn scam: EFCC secures court order to detain Omisore

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured a warrant from a court to detain a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, in connection with the ongoing investigation of N1.310billion illegally allocated to him and three companies by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    The cash was part of the N4.745billion slush funds allegedly disbursed by ONSA.

    The N1.310billion was remitted as follows: Fimex Gilt Limited(N160m)-8/8/2014in UBA; Metropolitan Consortium (N350m)—9/7/14 in First Bank; […]

  • Breaking!!! AMCON takes over Silverbird TV, Cinemas over N11bn loan … more photos

    Breaking!!! AMCON takes over Silverbird TV, Cinemas over N11bn loan … more photos

    The Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken possession of Silverbird Galleria. AMCON secured an order from a Federal High Court in Lagos, to take over companies owned by Ben Murray-Bruce and his business partners after they defaulted in the repayment of N11bn loan to Banks.

    The Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) have reportedly secured an order from a Federal High Court in Lagos, to take over companies owned by businessman, Senator Ben

  • EFCC obtains court order to further detain Fani-Kayode for additional weeks

    EFCC obtains court order to further detain Fani-Kayode for additional weeks

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday obtained a court order to further detain Femi Fani-Kayoe, a former Minister of Aviation and spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation.

    The warrant of detention was obtained at an Ikeja Magistrate Court in Lagos State. The court granted the request of the EFCC to further detain Fani-Kayode for another three weeks though the anti-graft agency requested for one month.

    An initial order was obtained in Abuja a fortnight ago to detain […]

  • EFCC boss, Magu faces imprisonment for allegedly flouting court order

    EFCC boss, Magu faces imprisonment for allegedly flouting court order

    For allegedly flouting a court order by Justice Peter Affen of the Abuja High Court asking that Austrian security expert, Wolgang Reinl, be released from “unlawful” detention, a contempt charge has been filed against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

    The charge, contained in Form 49 of same court, is asking the nation’s anti-corruption czar to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for the offence.

    Justice Affen had ordered EFCC to […]

  • I am yet to receive any court order on NFF – says Sports Minister, Dalung

    I am yet to receive any court order on NFF – says Sports Minister, Dalung

    The Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung, said on Wednesday he was yet to receive any court order nullifying Amaju Pinnick’s Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidency.

    Dalung said this at the NFF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in Abuja that he has not been informed of any court decision.

    “As a lawyer and a Minister of Sports, till today I have not received any court order.
    “The court orders served on me were all dated 2014. I have never received any court order dated […]