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Court denies bail to two MDs over 120M property scam

Property scam

Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has refused bail to two Managing Directors (MDs), Samuel Okeke of Samadores Ltd and Aqua Rock Real Estate, and Ifeanyi Ndigwe of Icon Communications Ltd over property scam. The trial Judge rejected their applications following opposition from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Okeke, Ndigwe, and the Managing Director ...

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Man docked for allegedly setting brother’s house on fire


A 30-year-old man, Idowu Ogunseye, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly setting his brother’s house on fire. Ogunseye, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos, with no stated occupation, is being tried for arson. The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15 at Alakuko, Lagos. He ...

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Court sentences developer to 2,670years imprisonment for defrauding 133 tenants


An Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, has sentenced a property developer, Alhaji Ayobami Oseni, to 2,670 years imprisonment for duping 133 accommodation seekers of N25 million. Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji convicted Oseni following his plea of guilty to 267 counts of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretenses and stealing. He sentenced Oseni to 10 years imprisonment with no option of ...

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Any lawyer caught selling land will be debarred – RPC


By virtue of rule 7(3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the business of selling land is a trade or business incompatible with the practice of law. They disclosed that any lawyer caught in such act will be thoroughly dealt with. They sighted the example of the case of NBA v Ibebunjo (2013) 18 NWLR (Pt.1386). In this case, the ...

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Court orders final forfeiture of property belonging to NIMASA ex-chief


A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered final forfeiture of N11.040 million and some property belonging to former Guard Commanders of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Captains Olotu Olumuyiwa Morakinyo and Ebony Emmanuel Aneke, to the Federal Government. Also affected is a company, Lakewood Garden Ventures Limited. The trial judge, Justice Sule Hassan, gave the order of ...

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Court grants interim forfeiture of Former First lady’s property

Ex First Lady

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted an interim forfeiture order of a property belonging to former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, who granted the order, held that it was to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigate the acquisition of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, a property liked to Mrs. Jonathan. Dimba, however, held ...

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Construction companies, Senator docked over N805million fraud

construction companies

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was docked before the court alongside two construction companies: Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of money laundering and fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded the senator in Ikoyi prisons over an alleged N805 million ...

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Monarch pledges to reclaim FECA land


A paramount rule, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo has avowed maximum and unalloyed support to the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA) in its bid to reclaim over 825 hectares of land taken over by land-grabbers. Oba Aladetoyinbo who received a delegation led by the institution’s Council Chairman, Chief Bayo Oyero to his palace, condemned the encroachment ...

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