• EFCC to arraign Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla (SAN) today

    EFCC to arraign Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla (SAN) today

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, today before the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, , arraign a Federal High Court Judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla (SAN), on a 30-count charge.

    In the 30-count charge, presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi, with number LD/367/C/16, Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is listed as first defendant while  Obla is named as second defendant.

    The charge borders on issuance of false statement, offering of gratification and perversion of course of justice.

    The commission has listed six banks […]

  • Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has disclosed why Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia should remain in custody.

    The EFCC urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking immediate release from the EFCC custody.

    Ofili-Ajumogobia has been in EFCC custody since November 8.

    The EFCC arrested her while probing the source of about $793,800, which the EFCC claimed passed through her domiciliary accounts between 2012 and 2015.

    But Ofili-Ajumogobia filed a fundamental rights […]

  • This is not his first time – Computer Village Traders Cries Out For Justice On Seun Egbegbe

    This is not his first time – Computer Village Traders Cries Out For Justice On Seun Egbegbe

    A visit to computer village where the incident happened will make you discard all the press releases from Seun Egbegbe’s camp.

    Seun Egbegbe is Toyin Aimakhu’s notorious former lover after she left her husband, Adeniyi Johnson.

    In this interview with this witness, he claims this is his 6th time stealing gadgets at computer village.

    This is not the first time Seun has been enmeshed in a case like this but before things could get out of hand, everything got sorted. He has been […]

  • How Justice Ngwuta hid N27m in his bathroom – FG tells court

    How Justice Ngwuta hid N27m in his bathroom – FG tells court

    According to reports, the Federal Government yesterday told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja of how N27million was found in the bathroom of embattled Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.

    Also recovered from his private residence in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, according to prosecution counsel, Charles Adeogun-Philips include four exotic vehicles – Hummer jeep, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), one Wrangler jeep, SUV, one BMW 5 Series Sedan, which were initially concealed by one Mr. Nwamba Linus Chukwuebuka, on the alleged instructions of […]

  • Court grants Justice Ngwuta N100m bail

    Court grants Justice Ngwuta N100m bail

    A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail in the sum of N100m to a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was earlier in the day, arraigned on 16 counts, including money laundering and offences relating to obtaining of multiple passport.

    The bail sum is to be guaranteed by self-recognisance of the defendant in his capacity as a serving Justice of the Supreme Court.

    It implied that Ngwuta would be released on bail after signing a bail […]

  • Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday declined to grant an ex-parte application filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking to secure her release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Justice Hassan instead directed the embattled judge to put the EFCC on notice to enable them file their response to the application.

    Also on Monday, another judge of the court, Justice Mohammed Idris fixed November 25 for judgement on a similar application filed […]

  • How Supreme Court Justice Nguta concealed evidence of corruption – Prosecutor

    How Supreme Court Justice Nguta concealed evidence of corruption – Prosecutor

    According to reports, the federal government has accused a Supreme Court justice, Sylvester Nguta, of culpability in the destruction of evidence intended to be brought against him.

    Mr. Nguta was arraigned before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court on Monday.

    He is among seven judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service on October 8, after a midnight raid on their residences by the SSS on October 7.

    After pleading not guilty to the 15-count charge, the judge’s lawyer, Kanu […]

  • FG files charges against Justice Ademola, wife

    FG files charges against Justice Ademola, wife

    According to reports, the Federal Government has filed a charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court.

    He has been accused of receiving gratification and an abuse of office.

    In the charge filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja yesterday, Justice Ademola was accused of acting with his wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State.

    Mrs. Ademola, in the charge marked: CR/21/16, filed by the office of the Attorney […]

  • Unbiased justice system will solve Nigeria’s economic challenges, says Fayose

    Unbiased justice system will solve Nigeria’s economic challenges, says Fayose

    According to reports, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, beliefs that an unbiased justice system in Nigeria will solve that nation’s economic challenges.

    Governor Fayose spoke at the 2016 Annual Lecture Series of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Council held in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the State.

    He predicted that the country might slide into depression in 2017 if nothing was done to revive the nation’s ailing economy.

    The Governor, who is a member of the opposition Peoples […]

  • President Buhari swears in Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Buhari swears in Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday administered an oath of office to Justice Walter Oonoghen as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    He takes over from Justice Mahmud Mohammed who bowed out of the bench of the Supreme Court yesterday after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.

    Onnoghen is expected to act until the name of substantive CJN is forwarded to the Senate and it is confirmed.

    Justice Onnoghen becomes the first southerner since 1980 to as assume the position of the […]

  • EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili–Ajumogobia.

    Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor.

    A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand […]