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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.

Court seizes Justice Ajumogobia’s passport, admits her to N10 million bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday admitted former Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia to N10m bail.
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NBA president’s money laundering trial adjourned till May 10

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has adjourned till May 10 hearing of all pending applications filed by counsel representing the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA President, Paul Usoro.

N21.4 billion fraud: Ex-NAF chiefs propose plea bargain

A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and his colleagues, who are facing trial for alleged diversion of N21.4bn budgeted for security operations, have again indicated their intention to enter into a plea bargain with the government.

Court strikes out corruption suit against Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, Godwin Obla

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday struck out the corruption suit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed against Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, and Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

EFCC releases Justice Onnoghen’s dossier

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has provided a new dossier of the improprieties committed by Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, now facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false asset declaration.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC declares ex-NIA chief, wife wanted for alleged money laundering

For allegedly failing to appear before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to face charges bordering on alleged money laundering, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke, wanted.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC declares ex-intelligence chief, wife wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade Oke, wanted.

Ricky Tarfa’s ill health stalls trial

The trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa, for alleged perversion of the course of justice before an Igbosere High Court was on Tuesday stalled due to his ill health.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge’s absence stalls arraignment of ex-intelligence chief, wife over alleged $205 million fraud

The absence of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, stalled the arraignment of former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and his wife, Folashade, over $205m crime concealment.

Court to hear evidence on final forfeiture suit against Patience Jonathan on April 12

A Federal High Court Lagos, Wednesday, fixed April 12, to hear oral evidence in a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking final forfeiture of about 8.4 million dollars, and N7.4 billion linked to former first Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Senior lawyer Rickey Tarfa’s alleged bribery trial stalled again

The trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Rickey Tarfa, for alleged perversion of justice, failed to resume at a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday, for the second time consecutively, following the judge’s absence.

Supreme Court affirms interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4 million

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed an order of interim forfeiture made by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in respect of the sum of $8.4m linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

Ex-NAF chiefs’ alleged N21 billion fraud trial begins afresh

The trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has begun afresh at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Court reserves judgment in corruption trial of ex-President Jonathan’s aide

A Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday reserved judgment in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential aide, Waripamo Owei-Dudafa.

EFCC: How Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman paid out N350 million for presidential campaign

A prosecution witness, Seun Shuaibu, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, and others transferred N350 million to former Governor Achike Udenwa of Imo in 2015.

N687.2 million fraud: Patrick Akpobolokemi inflated NIMASA budget to embezzle funds – witness

A prosecution witness, Ekene Nwakuche, while testifying before an Ikeja High Court said that Patrick Akpobolokemi, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency inflated the agency’s budget to embezzle funds.

Witness: How ex-NIMASA chief used my company to launder N138 million

Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on February 19, 2018, heard from prosecution witness, one Fredrick Ugo, how former Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, instructed Access Bank to illegally transfer N138, 000, 000 (One Hundred and Thirty Eight Million Naira) only to his company, Peniel Engineering Limited’s account.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders arrest of ex-NIA chief Ayodele Oke, wife

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, ordered the arrest of the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade.

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