Tag Archives: Federal High Court

Man Ends Up In Prison After Impersonating Nollywood’s Mike Ezuruonye On Facebook

Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin, Edo State has sentenced one Ekoh Noel, the man who impersonated Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, in a social media scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) revealed this on yesterday being Monday 24th September 2018, where it said Noel fraudulently obtained N12.4 million through the…

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Chief Judge Gives Federal High Court judges, October Deadline to Conclude Pre-Election Cases

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, on Monday, 17th of September, barred judges of the court from granting ex parte orders in political cases. He also said that he had given a deadline of October ending to judges to conclude political cases with likely effect on candidates in the forthcoming…

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Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s Properties In Abuja

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of two properties linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan. In a ruling, on Monday, on an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, dismissed Mrs Jonathan’s objection…

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Diezani Forfeits Two Ikoyi Luxury Penthouses To FG Following Court Order

Wednesday’s ruling of a Federal High Court has caused a former Minister of Petroleum Resources; Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to finally forfeit two luxury penthouses in Banana Island, Ikoyi, linked her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The court, presided by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had on December 5, 2017, ordered an interim forfeiture of…

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Diezani Is Planning To Escape Imminent Prosecution In UK – EFCC Insists

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos not to order the return of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. The anti-graft agency said this, on Monday, in a counter-affidavit it filed in opposition to Diezani’s application before Justice Rilwan…

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Evans’ Suit: Court Dismisses Police Plea For Adjournment, Fixes August 29 For Judgment

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ruled against the Nigerian Police’s plea for adjournment and fixed August 29 for judgment on the N300m fundamental human rights suit filed by billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, more popularly known as Evans. The presiding judge, Justice Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the argument made by the counsel for the…

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Funds Recovered From Ikoyi Apartment

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the $43.4m, £27,800 and N23m recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment at No. 16, Osborne Road,  Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The judge had ordered that the funds be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government on April 13, 2017…

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