Category Archives: Legal Matters

EFCC Arraigns Five Medical Doctors for Alleged Fraud 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 arraigned five former officials of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Edo State Branch, on a 21-count charge of fraud, stealing, conspiracy to commit felony and false accounting before Justice Efe Ikponwonba of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.   The defendants are Dr.

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​Ex-Commissioner Sues Fayose, Others•Seeks N20b Damages Over Libel

Former Commissioner for Finance in the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi, Dapo Kolawole, has sued Governor Ayodele Fayose and others demanding damages over alleged slander and libel against him by the defendants. He is also seeking an order of the court stopping disbursement of loan and reinbursement funds to Ekiti State Government from the Federal Government and its agencies

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EFCC Arrests Own Personnel, Girl Friend In Borno

The Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Borno state; said that it has arrested two of her personnel with a girlfriend in Maiduguri. The arrested suspects, according to EFCC Zonal Head in Maiduguri, Ado Aliyu; include, Detective Assistant Habila Dungji Buba and his girlfriend, Keron Ayuba Lapips , an undergraduate of the university of Maiduguri

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Ekiti Government frustrating efforts to get Panel report, Fayemi’s lawyer says

Chief Rafiu Balogun, Counsel to Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has accused the Ekiti State Government and its top officials of deliberately frustrating efforts to obtain the report of the Ekiti State Panel that purportedly indicted the former Governor, more than a week after the document has been made public with the release of the White

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Media Firm Slams N200mn Suit Against Access Bank over Unlawful Account Freeze

An Abuja based media firm, Image Merchants Promotion Limited and its promoter, Mallam Yushau Shuaib have slammed a N200mn suit against Access Bank Plc over an alleged unlawful freezing of their four different accounts with the bank in the past two years.   The bank was dragged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja by the

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Court reserves ruling in ex President Jonathan’s Chief physician’s no- case- submission

 An FCT High Court Maitama on Tuesday reserved ruling oin a no- case- submission filed by Dr Fortune Feberesima, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Physician. The EFCC  accused Fiberesima of abusing his position as the chief physician to the president in 2012, and awarded contracts valued at N258.9 million and N36.9 million, respectively to a company where he has interests.

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N338m Fraud: Supreme Court Orders Re-trial of Ex-Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji

 A five-man panel of the Supreme Court on Friday, January 12, 2018 ordered the re-trial of a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who was charged with an alleged N338m fraud. The apex court had reserved judgment till today to determine whether or not Ikuforiji should be tried afresh, as ordered by the Court of

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