FORGERY: 2 ITALIANS FACE TRIAL JUNE 2 – DAILY TRUST PG.35
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed June 2, 2021 for the trial of two Italians,
Paolo Prono and Gianfranco Albertazzi, who were charged with alleged conspiracy and forgery by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Justice Mohammed Liman fixed the date after the duo failed to appear before the court on Wednesday to take their plea on the charges against them.
FG TAKES OVER OHAKIM’S PROSECUTION FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING MISTRESS – PUNCH PG.7, SUN PG.4
THE Federal Government has set in motion the machinery for the prosecution of a former governor of Imo State, IkediOhakim, on criminal charges of threat to the life of his mistress, ChinyereAmuchienwa. Already, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that it had taken over the case from the Inspector-General of Police to ensure diligent prosecutio
ALLEGED N6.9 BN FRAUD: COURT ADJOURNS FAYOSE’S TRIAL – DAILY TRUST PG.10
A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, fixed April 26, for the trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, charged with alleged N6.9 billion money laundering. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
NDLEA BOSS WANTS DRUG CERTIFICATE AS REQUIREMENT FOR MARRIAGE – DAILY TRUST PG.10
Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has suggested that parents should from now include drug certificate as part of the criteria to give their daughters and sons hands in marriage. “This will be the beginning in reducing drug usage and its prevailing economic effects on the nation,’’ he said.
HOW LAMIDO RECEIVED N1.35BN KICKBACKS INTO PERSONAL ACCOUNTS – EFCC – PUNCH PG.8
A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Michael Wetkas, has narrated how a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons and four others allegedly used their companies to receive several payments suspected to be kickbacks from contractors. Wetkas concluded his examination-in-chief in the ongoing case of diversion of public funds meant for projects in Jigawa State involving the ex-governor, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and four others, Aminu Abubakar and Bartholomew Agoha, as well as their companies, Bamaina Holdings Limited and Speeds International Limited.
WAKILI’S ARREST: OPC CONDEMNS POLICE OVER MURDER, ARSON CHARGES AGAINST MEMBERS – PUNCH PG.9
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has condemned the murder and arson charges raised against three of its members that handed over the notorious kidnap warlord, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili to the police, saying the group would seek justice against the unjust arrest, arraignment and charges of arson and murder for the trio. The three members of the group Awodele Adedigba, Dauda Kazeem, and Hassan Ramon were Wednesday arraigned before an Oyo State Chief Magistrates Court, sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan on a six-count charge, including, conspiracy, arson and murder.
FIGHTING INSECURITY WITHOUT STATE POLICE – PUNCH PG.14
From the dripping political and socioeconomic events in the country, it is obvious that the defective nature of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution has discouraged development in the country. It is also responsible for the myriad of problems confronting the nation. Its weak provisions have more than anything else conspired with other challenges to make it possible for us as a nation to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. As an instance, let us take a cursory look at insecurity in the country which includes but not limited to banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, two things stand out.
INSECURITY: IGP ACCUSES STATES OF NON-COOPERATION – NATION PG.1&4
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Thursday accused states of not fully cooperating with the Federal Government in the battle against insecurity. He canvassed “community participation” through the involvement of traditional rulers to secure the country from all forms of criminality.
NDLEA SEIZED N60B DRUGS IN TWO MONTHS, SAYS MARWA – NATION PG.3
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it confiscated illicit drugs valued at N60 billion across the 36 states of the federation in the last two months. Its Chairman, Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa (retd.), said this on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at a colloquium, tagged: Walk Away From Drugs, organised by the state Ministry of Justice.
COURT RESTRAINS EFCC FROM ARRESTING OZEKHOME FOR CRITICISING MAGU – NATION PG.48
A federal high court in Abuja has issued an order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In the judgement delivered on Thursday, Inyang Ekwo, presiding judge, held that serial acts of intimidation and constant invitations extended to the senior lawyer by the EFCC, were unlawful.
PRODA BOARD CHAIRMAN URGES EFCC, ICPC TO INVESTIGATE GBAJABIAMILA, NWAWUBA – THISDAY PG.49
The Chairman of the Board of Project Development Institute (PRODA), Mr. Daniel Onjeh, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to probe the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and a member of the House, Hon. Henry Nwawuba, over alleged contract racketeering. The House had last Wednesday adopted a report by the Committee on Public Procurement, where it recommended the immediate suspension of the acting Director-General of PRODA, Dr. FabianOkonkwo, for alleged gross violation of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act.
AMERICAN LADY DRAGS LAGOS POLICE TO COURT OVER ILLEGAL DETENTION – THISDAY PG.49
An American lady, Kari Ann R’ouke, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, asking the court to order her release from police custody. In Suit No.FHC/L/CS/434/2021 filed yesterday at the Registry of the court, Kari Ann is asking for a declaration that “the police are not entitled to arrest and detain her for an indefinite period of time over a matter that does not disclose any reasonable offence; a declaration that her continued remand in perpetuity without a charge is illegal and unconstitutional and for an order directing the police to forthwith release her from illegal custody”.
COURT GRANTS BAIL TO KANO WHISTLEBLOWER, SHEHU – THISDAY PG.49
The Federal High Court in Kano, Kano State, presided over by Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa yesterday granted bail to a whistleblower, Mahdi Shehu. Justice Lewis-Allagoa, however, granted the whistleblower bail with N10 million and a reliable surety with landed property in Kano Municipal and a verified residential address in Kano.