• 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 […]

  • Seize Patience Jonathans money SANs tell EFCC

    Seize Patience Jonathans money SANs tell EFCC

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been called upon to seek the forfeiture of the sum of $175,750,000 allegedly found in an account linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.

    Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), including the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, Chief Ladi Williams and Chief Gani Adetola-Kazeem, are among those calling for this move by the EFCC

    They all advised the commission to trace the movement of the money after […]

  • Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5 million bribe from SAN

    Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5 million bribe from SAN

    Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court is in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5m from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, it was learnt on Monday.

    Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told newsmen that the SAN had been invited to explain what the money was meant for.

    A detective in the EFCC said, “We have evidence that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia collected N5m from a senior advocate. We have invited him (the SAN) and he is supposed to appear this […]

  • How Malami begged me to become SAN – Judge reveals

    How Malami begged me to become SAN – Judge reveals

    Reasons for the rancorous relationship between Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, were revealed on Saturday.

    According to some of the documents obtained on Saturday, the turbulent relationship between the duo started in 2006.

    Justice Ademola, who was one of the seven judges arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services on allegations of corruption during simultaneous raids on their homes between October 7 […]

  • No absolute immunity for president, governors in Nigeria’s constitution – Falana, SAN

    No absolute immunity for president, governors in Nigeria’s constitution – Falana, SAN

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana said any president or governor who committed criminal act could be arrested while in office and taken for trials.

    Falana said this while speaking on: “Limit of executive immunity” in Benin to mark the 60th birthday of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Edo, Prof. Julius Ihonvebere.

    Falana said that immunity did not also extend to electoral fraud. He urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu to face […]

  • FG lacks power to name looters before conviction – SAN

    FG lacks power to name looters before conviction – SAN

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, says the Federal Government lacks the constitutional power to name the looters of the national treasury if the looters have not been convicted by a court of law.

    Onigbanjo said if the Federal Government had gone ahead to disclose the identities of the looters, it would have caused grave legal and political implications.

    Speaking during a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, the senior advocate said contrary to the claim in some quarters that the […]

  • Britain laid the Foundation Seed of corruption in Nigeria – SAN

    Britain laid the Foundation Seed of corruption in Nigeria – SAN

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mallam Yusuf Ali, has said colonial governments including the British laid the seed of corruption in Nigeria and other African countries.

    Ali, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at an interactive session on corruption organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to find practical ways to end corruption in Nigeria said that the way and manner the British colonialists deceived our forefathers to collect their lands from them sowed the seed of corruption in Nigeria.

    The […]

  • SAN threatened to file a lawsuit against Tiwa Savage on behalf of TeeBlizz for character assassination.

    SAN threatened to file a lawsuit against Tiwa Savage on behalf of TeeBlizz for character assassination.

    According to OAP Freeze, a man called him yesterday and introduced himself as a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who had the intention of filing a lawsuit against Tiwa on Behalf of TBillz, for character assassination. He also wrote that the man was going to demand a scary amount of money in punitive damages.

    Dear Social Media Users, The Internet has been buzzing with the Tiwa & T Billz saga since Thursday, and opinions are divided into two schools. There is #TeamTiwa […]

  • Grant amnesty to repentant looters, says SAN

    Grant amnesty to repentant looters, says SAN

    A former Military Administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (retd.); a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mallam Yusuf Ali; and the Bishop of the Diocese of Kwara, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Dr. Olusegun Adeyemi, on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the anti-graft agencies to ensure that the anti-corruption war was not selective.

    They also advised him not to spare any corrupt person in the country, irrespective of the person’s political affiliation or status.

    Bamigboye and Ali spoke during […]