KUJE JAILBREAK: POLICE RE-ARREST KANO-BOUND ESCAPEE – THE NATIONS PG.2, PUNCH PG.8, DAILY SUN PG.5
A suspected Kuje Maximum prison escapee has been re-arrested in Kaduna state while on his way to Kano. Police spokesman Mohammadu Jalige said in a statement yesterday that the suspect, Ali Shuaibu, aged 60 hails from Kano. He added that the suspect confessed he was among those who fled from detention facility when Boko Haram launched an attack of recent.
ABBA KYARI’S DRUG TRAFFICKING TRAIL BEGINS – PUNCH PG.10
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Monday commenced its case of hard drug trafficking charges against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, before Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court in Abuja. The agency brought a commander of Narcotics (Forensic Unit), Patricia Afolabi, to testify as its first witness.
JUDGE TASKS LAWYERS ON ETHICS, CODE OF CONDUCT – DAILY SUN PG.4
A professor of law and judge of Enugu State High Court, Justice Cyprian Ajah, has tasked lawyers on strict adherence to the ethics and code of conduct for legal practitioners, as doing otherwise will erode public trust and undermine the rule of law. Justice Ajah noted that ‘’ without ethics and trust in the legal profession, the justice system will be undermined.’’ The Jurist made the call in a lecture titled: ‘’the importance of ethics and legal profession which he delivered at the 2022 dinner organized by the Faculty of Law Renaissance University, Ugbawka, in Enugu state, at the weekend.
AFTERMATH OF KUJE PRISON ATTACK: KYARI, OTHERS SEEK FRESH BAIL – DAILY SUN PG.4
The Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DPC), Abba Kyari, Has filed a fresh bail application, pending his trail, in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Kuje correctional centre. Kyari, who is facing drug trafficking charges, predicted his application on safety grounds. Already, Justice Emeka Nwite has fixed tomorrow to hear the bail application.
N9.4BN: JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF 2 FOREIGNERS – DAILY TRUST PG.5
Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered arrest of two business, Nabil Edmond Maukarzel and Halawi Fidaa, for allegedly refusing to appear before him to take their pleas in an alleged N9.4 billion fraud case. Maukarzel, a Lebanese, and Fidaa, a French national, were accused by prosecutors from the force criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of obtaining N9, 442, 788,578.93 from ECO Bank of Nigeria Limited, under false pretenses.
TWO NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN FACE JAIL AFTER FIRM’S ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ $160M REMITTANCES TO NIGERIA – THIS DAY PG.11
The founder of Texas-based fintech firm, Ping Express US LLC, Anselem Oshionebo and Opeyemi Odeyele, have pleaded guilty for failing to combat money laundering on their platform. A Statement by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), which was seen by Business Insider Africa, explained that the business failed to maintain anti-money laundering controls on their platform; a situation that allowed some of their customers to remit large sums of illegally-derived funds to Nigeria.
NDLEA WITNESS TESTIFIES IN ALLEGED DRUG DEAL AGAINST ABBA KYARI, OTHERS – THIS DAY PG.37
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)’s first Prosecution witness, Mrs Patricia Afolabi, yesterday testified in the alleged drug offence preferred against Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari and others. Afolabi, who is a commander of Narcotics in the agency, was led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Sunday Joseph, before Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court, Abuja. The witness told the court that part of her job specification involves receiving and conducting forensic analysis on drug exhibits.