• Witness’ absence stalls Tompolo’s trial

    Witness’ absence stalls Tompolo’s trial

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 for continuation of trial of an ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, over N47 million fraud.

    The court fixed the date following a letter from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Counsel, Mr Festus Keyamo, for adjournment.

    Keyamo stated in the letter that the key prosecution witness was unavailable, and prayed that a new date be given to enable the witness to attend court.

    Meanwhile, some members of […]

  • EFCC’s failure to produce documents stalls Tarfa’s trial

    EFCC’s failure to produce documents stalls Tarfa’s trial

    Commencement of trial of a senior lawyer, Mr Ricky Tarfa, accused of perverting the course of justice started on a shaky ground yesterday as the prosecution – the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) – failed to provide the defense team with necessary documents required for the trial.

    Tarfa, a senior advocate was dragged before the court by the anti-graft agency over allegation that he prevented its officers from arresting some suspects, Nadir Odeste and Gnanhoue Sourou of Rane Prestige Nig.Ltd […]

  • Dasuki’s absence stalls trial

    Dasuki’s absence stalls trial

    It was gathered that the absence of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA) to ex-Prersident Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday stalled the hearing of the case in an FCT High Court.

    Dasuki, Bashir Yuguda, a former Minister of State for Finance, Attahiru Bafarawa, ex-governor of Sokoto State, his son Sagir and their firm Dalhatu Investment were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for misappropriating N13 billion.

    At the resumed sitting, the Prosecuting counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs […]

  • N6.8bn fraud: Judge’s absence stalls ex-NAMA MD’s trial

    N6.8bn fraud: Judge’s absence stalls ex-NAMA MD’s trial

    According to reports, the trial of former Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdulsalam, facing N6.8 billion fraud at a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday suffered another setback following the judge’s absence.

    Abdulsalam is charged alongside six others for allegedly stealing and converting the agency’s N6.8 billion to personal use.

    Others are Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Adegorite, and two companies — Randville Investment Ltd and Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd.

    The case, according to the News […]

  • Court adjourns case as Lamido’s Son falls sick in court during trial

    Court adjourns case as Lamido’s Son falls sick in court during trial

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 presented to Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, more documents to back up its claim on how the former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido and his cohorts defrauded the State.

    Lamido is being prosecuted alongside his two sons: Aminu and Mustapha and two others on a 27-count charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering.

    A prosecution witness, Micheal Wetkas, an operative of the […]