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Two ex-SARS officers bag death sentence for murder

By Advocatenewsng.com A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, two former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad for extra-judicial killing. Recall that five members of the SARS team, ASP Samuel Chigbu, Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri, Ogoligo, and Olisa Emeka were standing trial for killing Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, while in their custody for allegedly stealing recharge cards in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government Area in 2015. But ASP Samuel Chigbu and…

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Court of Appeal okays ex-AGF’s trial after refunding N6.4b

Mr. Jonah Otunla. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Court of Appeal, Abuja, has set aside the judgment of a lower court barring the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from initiating either civil or criminal proceedings against a former Accountant General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla. According to the EFCC, a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, in a judgment, marked CA/A/657/2021, on Monday, January 30, 2023, held that Otunla failed to prove that there was actually a non-prosecution agreement between…

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Court sentences Amadi to 18 months jail term for N2.9b fraud, liquidates IDID Nig Ltd

The convict, Kenneth Amadi. By Advocatenewsng.com  A Federal High Court, Lagos sitting before Justice Ambrose Lewis-Alagoa today convicted and sentenced a businessman, Kenneth Amadi, the chief executive officer (CEO) IDID Nigeria Limited, to 18 months imprisonment over fraud of N2.4 billion. The judge arrived at the decision after finding him guilty of counts 4 and 5 of the criminal charge made against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the office of the Attorney General of the…

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Confusion as INEC BVAS fails in Osun, Adeleke loses again, tribunal faults umpire over over-voting

Governor Adeleke heads to Appeal Court. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) which worked in Anambra to produce Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Edo, to produce Godwin Obaseki, Ekiti, to produce Biodun Oyebanji, eventually failed in Osun to produce Governor Ademola Adeleke as a clear winner of the election, since the election tribunal has voided his mandate, attributing it to over-voting in nine local government areas which INEC allegedly failed to acknowledge before announcing the final result of the…

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Court sacks ADC’s chair, Ralph Nwosu, NWC

Sacked ADC chairman, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu. By Advocatenewsng.comA Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting before Justice Binta Nyako, today delivered judgment in favour of Kinglsey Temitope Ogga and other plaintiffs in suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/1541/2022, and barred the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu from extending Nwosu’s tenure of office after it expired going by the extant provisions of the ADC Constitution. The court held that the party was bound by the extant provisions of its Constitution…

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Alleged terrorism financing: Court stops DSS from arresting CBN governor

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, has rejected the suit filed by the Department of State Services to arrest governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele over terrorism financing charges. The Chief judge described the suit as an illegal operation and plot to deceive the court into granting a frivolous order to help them arrest and deprive an innocent man of his personal liberty. Delivering…

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Agbakoba goes to court to stop EFCC from overstepping bounds of its powers

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN. By Advocatenewsng.com A former Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) president and a human rights and social crusader, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN has proceeded to the court to seek interpretation of the scope of the powers conferred on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) as espoused in the Act that established it. Agbakoba said he was worried with the recent moves by the anti-graft agency to oversight the Government of Kogi State over what it alleged…

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Appeal Court affirms Sen Bassey Otu as APC governorship candidate for C’River State

By Advocatenewsng.comTHE Calabar Division of the Court of Appeal has delivered judgment in appeal No. CA/C/337/22 filed by Senator John Owan Enoh against the APC, INEC and Senator Bassey Otu. The court affirmed Senator Prince Bassey E. Otu as the authentic APC governorship candidate for the upcoming 2023 general elections. In a unanimous decision on the appeal filed and argued for the appellant by Chief Awa Kalu, SAN and opposed and argued by Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, for Senator…

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NBA tackles National Assembly for burdening 77 FHC judges with 1,800 pre-election matters

Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has criticised the National Assembly for vesting the exclusive jurisdiction of hearing and determining pre-election cases on the Federal High Court. Yakubu Maikyau, NBA’s president, spoke on Monday at a special court session to mark the commencement of the Federal High Court legal year 2022/2023 in Abuja. Citing Sections 29(5) and 83(14) of the Electoral Act, 2022, which confer jurisdiction exclusively on the Federal…

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Court indicts NDLEA for allegedly concealing assets seized from jailed drug barons

Chairman, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, (Rtd.). By Advocatenewsng.com A Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State, sitting before Justice Okon Abang has revealed how the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) allegedly under-disclosed the assets seized from some jailed drug barons. But the NDLEA denied concealing any assets seized from the convicts in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the judge, Okon Abang, sentenced the nine drug barons to 10 years in jail,…

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