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Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.

NDLEA takes three truck-load of cannabis to court as exhibit

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday took two Hilux truck and a Toyota Hiace bus loaded with 201 sacks of cannabis sativa as exhibits to the Federal High Court Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on June 11, re-arraign a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others charged with N650 million fraud.

EFCC wants Jumoke Akinjide’s fraud case transferred back to previous judge

Re-arraignment of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, over alleged money laundering could not take place on Tuesday as a result of prosecution’s request that the case be returned to the previous judge.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fines ex-NIMASA boss N42 million for stealing N225 million

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a former acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Calistus Obi, to seven years imprisonment for N225m fraud.
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Foundation wants special budget for criminal justice, law amendments

CLEEN Foundation has called for a holistic review and possible amendment of some flawed sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Fraud: Court orders substituted service on NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick, others

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers charged with fraud involving the sums of $8.4m and N4bn should be served with copies of the charges through their offices.

Fraud: NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick, others shun court

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and four other senior officials of the group were absent at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday at the first mention of the charge brought against them over their alleged complicity in the misappropriation of $8,400, 000 and N4billon belonging to the football body.
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President Buhari rejects bid to stop EFCC, ICPC, others from seizing assets

The bill is seeking to establish the Proceeds of Crimes Recovery and Management Agency (POCA), which will strip the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six other agencies of powers to seize assets or invoke the forfeiture clause. It has been sent to the President.

Police pension scam: Court adjourns again due to defendant’s ill-health

The trial of Esar Dangabar and six others in the alleged N14bn Police pension scam was, again, stalled in an FCT High Court, following his ill health.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out by an Ikeja High Court.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia challenges criminal trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Thursday,, fixed May 31, for hearing in a motion filed by embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging her trial in the court.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Kwara government officials arraigned by EFCC granted bail

A Federal High Court sitting Ilorin, on Monday admitted to bail the four officials of the Kwara state government accused of financial malfeasance by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

N20 million fraud: Kwara permanent secretary , others to remain in EFCC custody

Four officials of the Kwara state government accused of N20.3 million money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were Wednesday returned to the custody of the anti-graft agency.

N7.65 billion fraud: Senator-elect Orji Kalu loses no case submission

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, in response to the N7.65bn fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

N54.3 million fraud: Court fixes date for trial of NEMA director

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Tuesday fixed June 27 to begin the trial of an Acting Director, Special Duties in the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, charged with misappropriating N54.3 million.

N115 million fraud: Court fixes date to rule in ex-SEC chief’s no-case-submission

An FCT High Court on Friday is to deliver ruling on Tuesday in the no- case- submission filed by the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on alleged of N115 fraud.

Judge: Plea bargain must promote justice, serve public interest

Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State Judiciary on Monday urged that application of plea bargain concept in criminal jurisprudence must promote justice and serve public interest.

Corruption: Court discharges, acquits Senator Wabara after 14 years

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, has discharged and acquitted former Senate president, Adolphus Wabara, and two others of allegations of bribery levelled against them by the federal government in 2005.

I’m not aware of Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties withdrawal – lawyer

The counsel representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, said that he is not aware about the decision of Kanu’s sureties to withdraw their suretyship.

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