• EFCC arraigns judge, SAN for alleged corruption, forgery

    EFCC arraigns judge, SAN for alleged corruption, forgery

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and a senior lawyer, Chief Godwin Obla (SAN) for alleged bribery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    The judge and the senior lawyer were arraigned on a 30-count charge before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.

    The charges were read to them after Justice Oshodi ordered them to move from the court gallery into the […]

  • Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    There are strong indications that the police have submitted to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, another report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015.

    It was gathered that in the fresh report, the police indicted the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.

    It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, explained that a former Clerk to the National Assembly, […]

  • Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed 17 junior officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absenteeism, the service spokesman, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Adeniyi said that two other officers also had their appointments terminated for illegally absenting themselves from duty, while one officer was retired for drug addiction.

    “Seventeen (17) junior officers of the NCS have been dismissed from the service for offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate forgery, […]

  • Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described the federal government’s withdrawal of forgery charges against presiding officers of the Senate as a welcome development.

    In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, Mr. Tinubu said the government’s decision would help the APC focus on bringing progressive change it promised Nigerians.

    “New legislation will be required to help pull the nation out of the economic mire,” Mr. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said in the statement […]

  • Forgery case verdict, victory for democracy – Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Forgery case verdict, victory for democracy – Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday described the verdict of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory dismissing the charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 and their subsequent discharge as a welcome development and a vindication of their position from the beginning of the case that they are innocent of the accusations leveled against them.

    Saraki, Ekweremadu and two others were arraigned by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of […]

  • Why forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu were withdrawn – FG explains

    Why forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu were withdrawn – FG explains

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Friday withdrew the forgery charges it instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others.

    Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), told the trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Jabi Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, that the charges were being withdrawn because of a pending case related to the charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    He said, “This government respects […]

  • FG withdraws forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    FG withdraws forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    According to reports, the Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a motion to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

    Four months ago, government, through the Ministry of Justice, arraigned Saraki, Ekweremadu, alongside former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasu, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi.

    The four were accused of conspiracy and forgery of Senate Standing Rules which brought Saraki and Ekweremadu to office in 2015.

    The suit was filed in June, almost […]

  • Forgery: FG searches for more evidence against Senate leadership

    Forgery: FG searches for more evidence against Senate leadership

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has started searching for more facts that can further prove the involvement of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, in the alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules, 2015.

    It was learnt on Friday that the Police Special Investigation Panel had written the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to demand for the records of the proceedings where the Senate rules were amended.

    Following the realisation that the evidence against the […]

  • Forgery: AGF seeks further evidence to prosecute Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Forgery: AGF seeks further evidence to prosecute Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Three months after it charged Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others with forging the Senate Standing Rules, the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has declared the investigation into the alleged offence inconclusive.

    The AGF, Abubakar Malami, is now desperately seeking fresh investigations that will enable him convict the accused persons, even though he has not withdrawn the pending charges against them.

    To get the court to accept the charges, […]

  • FirstBank denies forgery allegation against officers

    FirstBank denies forgery allegation against officers

    FirstBank Nigeria Limited has described as false and mischief, the news making the rounds on the allegation of forgery against its officers by the promoters of Zone 4 Energy Limited.

    It explained in a statement that Zone 4 Energy Limited maintained a business relationship with FirstBank and had been availed of import finance petroleum lifting facility following their request to support local purchase and importation of refined petroleum products, as well as the acquisition and renovation of a tank farm.

    The facilities […]

  • Forgery: Police parade fake WAEC syndicate

    Forgery: Police parade fake WAEC syndicate

    Police in Akwa Ibom have arrresed two suspects who specialised in forging West African Examination Certificate.

    Parading Victor Joe, 30 years and Nsikak Atte, 27 years from Urue Offong\Uruko and Okobo council areas respectively, the state police public relations officer, Cornelia Nwawe, said they were rounded up, following intelligent reports.

    Displaying the May/June and December/November 2015 African West Examination Council fake certificate, printed by the suspect Victor, the PPRO explained that, the victim was caught while presenting the certificate for employment.

    It would […]