Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court has adjourned to April 27 for ruling on the application filed by Rickey Tarfa, SAN, seeking to quash the charge preferred against two of his clients, Gnanhoe Sourou Nazaire and Senou Modeste Finagnon, both citizens of Republic of Benin.
The embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 filed two separate applications, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, one of which is asking the judge to disqualify himself from further presiding over his trial.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 arrested one Dada Olatunji, a former Assistant Comptroller General of the Nigeria Fire Service for offences bordering on employment scam.
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to media reports on the decision of Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja to decline ruling in the fundamental human rights enforcement case brought before him by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), a former National Security Adviser, and five others before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, could not continue on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 due to the absence of the first defendant, Dasuki.
The trial of former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswan and his finance commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia continued on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 with the prosecution witness, Aluyi Victor telling Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, that Elixir Investment Partners, under verbal instruction from Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPCL) transferred the sum of N413 million to Fanfash Resources.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 arraigned a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi and eight others on a 40-count charge bordering on money laundering and stealing before Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos.
The arraignment of the trio of Kingsley Kuku, former Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan; Lawrence Pepple, Technical Assistant on Reintegration to the Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs and Henry Nonso Ugbolue, Special Assistant, Media & Communication to the Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, slated for today has been fixed for April 20, 2016 as the trial judge was said to be away to attend the on-going Judges’ Conference.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 arraigned one Sale Mohammed Elleman, Chairman, Chiroma Lalo Enterprise Limited, No. 71 Sulu Bolaji Street, Lagos before Justice Abdullahi Yusuf of the State High Court, Katsina on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on March 21, 2016 arraigned one Sani Abubakar, and Bishong Obi Akatcha(now at large) before Justice M.G Umar of the Federal High Court, Gombe on a 3-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing to the tune of N14,850,000.00 (fourteen million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira).