• Rivers government to prosecute two APC chieftains for alleged murder

    Rivers government to prosecute two APC chieftains for alleged murder

    According to reports, the Attorney-General of Rivers State has been directed to prosecute the 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Asita Okorie, for the murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member during the March 19, 2016 rerun legislative election.

    It was learnt that the corps member was killed at Akinima community in Ahoada West Local Government.

    The decision to prosecute the APC chieftain was reached during the Rivers State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike […]

  • Corruption: Customs to prosecute 46 dismissed officers

    Corruption: Customs to prosecute 46 dismissed officers

    Palpable fear and tension have engulfed forty-six affected Senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) who were sacked last week by the board of the service for actions considered capable of compromising national economy and security. The dismissed will be prosecuted in the court of law.

    The sacked officers were indicted for alleged involvement in shady physical examination and release of containers without proper documentation, payment of duties, illegal release of goods in advance before the arrival of vessels, collection […]

  • EFCC to prosecute 130  INEC staff for bribery

    EFCC to prosecute 130 INEC staff for bribery

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it will charge 130 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over alleged involvement in corrupt practices to the tune of N73 million during the 2015 elections.

    EFCC’s Head of Operation in Gombe zonal office, Aminu Ado Aliyu stated this while briefing newsmen in Gombe.

    He said EFCC had recovered the sum of N183, 590, 000 from politicians within the zone as part of funds […]

  • Recession: Falana urges EFCC to investigate, prosecute ex-CBN governors

    Recession: Falana urges EFCC to investigate, prosecute ex-CBN governors

    Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe some former governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

    Speaking at a dinner organised by the executives of the Senior Staff Club of the University of Ibadan in Oyo State in honour of members recently appointed by the Federal Government, Falana disclosed that he would apply for an order of Mandamus to compel the anti-graft agency to probe and prosecute the Deposit […]

  • New SON boss assumes office, vows to prosecute offenders

    New SON boss assumes office, vows to prosecute offenders

    Barrister Anthony Osita Aboloma, yesterday in Abuja, assumed duty as the substantive director general/CEO of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

    This is also as he has vowed to use his background as a lawyer to push for the prosecution of those who deal in substandard products to another level.

    In a brief hand-over ceremony , former acting director general of the agency, Paul Angya, said the agency in the last few months had doubled efforts in the war against substandard products […]

  • 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, […]

  • SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court for “leave to apply for Judicial Relief and to seek an order of Mandamus directing and or compelling the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against former first lady Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four companies’ accounts.”

    The organization is also asking the […]

  • EFCC to prosecute former Rivers REC, 99 others over N23.29bn poll slush cash

    EFCC to prosecute former Rivers REC, 99 others over N23.29bn poll slush cash

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to prosecute about 100 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials indicted in the N23.29b bribe during the 2015 elections.

    Before the prosecution however, the indicted officials will face internal disciplinary action from INEC before being handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Those indicted include two Resident Electoral Commissioners – Gesil Khan, Mr. Slyvester Ezeani – 16 directors and 82 others.

    Some of those indicted […]

  • Prosecute Patience Jonathan now – SERAP tells FG

    Prosecute Patience Jonathan now – SERAP tells FG

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to “use your good offices as a defender of public interest, and exercise your powers under Section 174(1) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), to urgently institute and undertake criminal proceedings against Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four companies’ accounts.”

    The organization asked Mr Malami to “take this step within 7 days of the […]

  • Lawyers laud FG’s stripping of police power to prosecute criminal cases

    Lawyers laud FG’s stripping of police power to prosecute criminal cases

    Lawyers in Lagos have given a groundswell of support to the Federal Government’s reform of the criminal justice system barring the police from prosecuting criminal cases in the country.

    The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, had on Aug. 25 stripped the police of power to prosecute criminal cases.

    The action was in line with the provisions of Section 106 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, he said.

    Malami said the section had transferred […]

  • Akwa Ibom NLC urges FG to prosecute, jail all ghost workers

    Akwa Ibom NLC urges FG to prosecute, jail all ghost workers

    The Akwa Ibom chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the federal government to prosecute all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service.

    Chairman of the council in the state, Mr Etim Ukpong, made the call in Uyo on Friday in an interview with newsmen./

    Ukpong decried that over the years, different tiers of government had complained of ghost workers but that no perpetrator of the act had been identified or punished.

    He said that he would like to […]