• Obla sues EFCC for N1bn over unlawful detention

    Obla sues EFCC for N1bn over unlawful detention

    Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, has filed a N1 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Obla was detained by the EFCC for allegedly offering a N5 million gratification to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia.

    In the suit, Obla is asking the court to declare that his detention beyond 24 hours was unlawful and has also urged Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, before whom he filed the suit, to declare that […]

  • Former EFCC prosecutor wants court to declare his detention illegal

    Former EFCC prosecutor wants court to declare his detention illegal

    Godwin Obla (SAN), a former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  on Monday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to declare his continued detention by the commission, as unlawful.

    EFCC had preferred a 30-count charge of conspiracy to pervert justice for the sum of N5 million against Obla and Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court.

    The commission had detained the duo in its custody pending the conclusion of its investigations.

    On Monday, Obla through his counsel, […]

  • Fani-Kayode released after 24 days in detention

    Fani-Kayode released after 24 days in detention

    Former spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been released from detention at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC cell and Kuje prison after spending twenty-four days in these places.

    Fani-Kayode who was released Monday said he gave thanks to God and Nigerians who were with him during the travail.

    A statement in Abuja Monday by his Media Advisor, Jude Ndukwe read thus, “After 24 days in detention at the EFCC and Kuje prison and after […]

  • Governor Fayose condemns Fani-Kayode’s prolonged detention by EFCC

    Governor Fayose condemns Fani-Kayode’s prolonged detention by EFCC

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the continuous detention of former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    He described Fani-Kayode’s detention as unlawful and an act against democracy.

    After visiting the former minister at the EFCC office in Abuja, Governor Fayose asked the Federal Government to uphold justice and the fundamental human rights of its citizens.

    “I just want to say that deliberate incarceration of people, especially on matters that are bailable is not […]

  • I spent 40 months in detention after 1985 coup in Benin City – Buhari tells Oshomhole

    I spent 40 months in detention after 1985 coup in Benin City – Buhari tells Oshomhole

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday told Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki and others delegates in Benin City that he spent 40 months in detention in the state during the 1985 military coup.

    President Buhari, who was on two days working visit to Edo state will used the opporutnity to launch projects completed by the Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led administration.

    “I’m glad to be visiting Edo State, to commission Infrastructure projects completed by the administration of Gov Adams Oshiomhole”.

    “Not many people may remember: […]

  • EFCC lied, Fani-Kayode not cheerful in detention – Aide

    EFCC lied, Fani-Kayode not cheerful in detention – Aide

    Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode’s media aide, Jude Ndukwe said yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lied about Bishop Matthew Kukah’s visit to his boss, Dr. Reuben Abati, ex-presidential media aide and former minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

    In a statement, yesterday,

    Ndukwe said though Kukah visited the trio of Fani-Kayode, Abati and Obanikoro, he did not speak about their cheerfulness and accused Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, of trying to make a “caricature of […]

  • My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan said decisions taken by his administration were guided by the overall interest of the nation and not ethno-religious or personal considerations.

    Jonathan said this during the Nigerian Lawyers Association’s annual dinner and merit awards ceremony held in New York on Saturday.

    He noted that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians and as such leaders must resist anything that might want to make them pursue a regional or narrow agenda.

    The former President, whose comments were tweeted on his tweeter handle: […]

  • Fani-Kayode must not die in detention, says PDP

    Fani-Kayode must not die in detention, says PDP

    It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party has said a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, must not be allowed to die in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The PDP said the arrest of the former Spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation was what it described as the latest in a series of plans designed to further harass and intimidate its members and supporters using the security and intelligence apparatus of the Nigerian State.

    Spokesperson […]

  • Court justifies EFCC detention of Sen. Adeseun

    Court justifies EFCC detention of Sen. Adeseun

    Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Monday dismissed the N100 million suit instituted against the EFCC by Ayoade Adeseun over alleged breach of his fundamental human rights.

    Mr. Adeseun, a former senator who represented Oyo Central between 2011 and 2015, had through his counsel, Michael Lana, slammed a N100 million suit against the EFCC, saying it unlawfully detained him.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Adeseun was being investigated over the sources of his campaign fund […]

  • VP Osinbajo justifies arrest and detention of judges by DSS

    VP Osinbajo justifies arrest and detention of judges by DSS

    Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo on Tuesday justified the arrest and detention of some judges across the country by men of the Department of State Services, saying judges must be held accountable.

    Osinbajo, who spoke at the 46th yearly Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Abuja, said courts remained public resource, hence, the need for judges to be accountable.

    The Vice President who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening ceremony of the conference also said that accountants had […]

  • Court fixes date to hear El-Zakzaky’s case on illegal detention

    Court fixes date to hear El-Zakzaky’s case on illegal detention

    Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed November 25 for judgement in the suit filed by the leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.

    The court fixed the date after parties in the suit argued the processes filed.

    During the hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the IMN leader, Femi falana, told the court that the continuous detention of his client by the Federal Government his against his […]