• N8bn CBN scam: Fresh application for plea bargain stalls trial

    N8bn CBN scam: Fresh application for plea bargain stalls trial

    Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Thursday adjourned till December 6 hearing in the plea bargain process between Olunike Afolabi and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the ongoing N8 billion Central Bank of Nigeria currency scam case.

    Afolabi, Kolawole Babalola, Adeola Olaniran, Philip Togun and Adewale Ademola along with others had since 2015 been standing trial over multiple charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, stealing and recirculation of N8 billion, property of the CBN.

    Abdulmaleek adjourned the […]

  • I refused Osinbajo’s plea to support Buhari because he jailed my father – Femi Kuti

    I refused Osinbajo’s plea to support Buhari because he jailed my father – Femi Kuti

    Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo- Kuti, has said that he didn’t support the present administration during the 2015 general elections because Buhari jailed his father in 1984.

    He disclosed that despite the appeal by the Vice- President, Yemi Osinbajo for his support during the last election, he refused outrightly.

    He said this while reacting to a fan on twitter who accused him of keeping mute unlike his father when the country is in recession.

    The fan @thonynatz said, “The Great […]

  • Ex-NIMASA boss seeks plea bargain in N304 million fraud

    Ex-NIMASA boss seeks plea bargain in N304 million fraud

    A former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, and two others facing N304.1 million fraud charges in a Federal High Court in Lagos, have indicated intention to enter into a plea bargain.

    Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, before whom the accused are being prosecuted, fixed November 21 for a report on the plea bargain process.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, confirmed to the court on Monday that the accused had approached the anti-graft agency to explore the option of […]

  • Money laundering: Jonathan’s ex-aide loses bid to nullify guilty plea

    Money laundering: Jonathan’s ex-aide loses bid to nullify guilty plea

    A former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo Dudafa, on Friday lost his bid to nullify the guilty plea by four companies linked to Jonathan’s wife, Patience.

    Justice Babs Kuewumi dismissed the application because it was unmeritorious.

    The companies, on September 15, pleaded guilty to laundering $15,591,700 (about N5 billion) when they were arraigned.

    They are – Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited (represented by Friday Davis), Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited (represented by Agbor Baro), Trans […]

  • Former Airforce chief, Amosun seeks plea bargain with FG

    Former Airforce chief, Amosun seeks plea bargain with FG

    Onetime Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosu has registered his intention to enter into a plea bargain with the Federal Government, Punch reports.

    Amosu alongside two other staff of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga are currently being prosecuted for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn.

    Standing trial alongside the three accused persons are, Delfina Oil and Gas Limited, Mcallan Oil and Gas Limited, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Limited and Trapezites BDC Fonds […]