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Civil Servant Who Testified Against Badeh Owns Houses Across 3 States

Civil Servant Who Testified Against Badeh Owns Houses Across 3 States

Salisu Abdullahi, a former director of finance of the Nigeria air force, on Monday, admitted to owning property across three states in the country. Abdullahi, who had testified against Alex Badeh, former chief of defence, at the federal high court in Abuja, also admitted that some of his property had been marked for investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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Ohakim Gave Me $2.3m Cash to Buy House –Witness

How Ex-Gov Ohakim paid N270m cash for Abuja property

A witness testifying against a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, who is standing trial for allegedly buying the property, has told a Federal High Court how he transferred $2.3 million given to him by Mr. Ohakim for the purchase of a top-notch property in Abuja. The witness, Abu Sule, who is an architect, had told the court in ...

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Synagogue Building Collapse: Court Grants Engineers N10m Bail​​ Each

Synagogue building collapse: Court Grants Engineers N10m Bail​​ Each

The two engineers who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations — Akinbela Fatiregun and Oladele Ogundeji — were on Today in Lagos granted N20million bail. An Ikeja High Court gave the ruling at the hearing of the bail application for the engineers. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo said:”The bail application hereby succeeds and here are the ...

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Court Grants Bianca Ojukwu Leave to Re-open Property Testimony Suit

Court Grants Bianca Ojukwu Leave to Re-open Property Testimony Suit

A Lagos State High Court Justice has granted the widow of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu leave to re-open her evidence-in-chief, in the case she instituted against her husband’s family. Justice Abdulfattah Lawal granted Mrs. Ojukwu leave as she had on behalf of her two under-aged children, Afamefuna and Nwachukwu (claimants) dragged Ojukwu Transport Limited ...

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Synagogue Building Collapse: 2 Engineers Remanded In Prison

Children Sue TB Joshua’s Church Over Death Of Their Father

The two engineers, who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), were on Tuesday remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos. An Ikeja High Court which gave the ruling, said the men should be kept behind bars pending the determination of the charges against them. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ...

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How Saraki Acquired Properties In Ikoyi, Lagos Using Different Bank Drafts – Witness

How Saraki Acquired Properties In Ikoyi, Lagos Using Different Bank Drafts - Witness

A witness, Michael Wetkas, on Monday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that Senate President Bukola Saraki used different bank drafts to buy properties in Ikoyi, Lagos. Mr. Saraki is facing a 13-count charge bordering on allegations of false asset declaration and money laundering. He had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges. At the resumed hearing of the ...

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Lawyer Accused of Taking £500,000 Bribe In Property Dispute

misconduct charge court stories alleged fraud

Andrew Thornhill QC, a leading tax lawyer, was paid a bribe of £500,000 to act in a biased way to resolve a family property dispute, the high court has heard. The former head of Pump Court Tax Chambers in London has been accused of taking the payment from one side in the dispute despite being appointed as an independent expert ...

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Mike Okiro Absent In Court Over Property Case

Mike Okiro Absent In Court Over Property Case

A former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, last Thursday, failed to appear before Justice Baba Yusuf of the FCT High Court in Maitama for a property case with Kundu Nigeria Limited. The judge who awarded N25, 000 cost in favour of the plaintiff, held that Okiro’s lawyer had shown that he wanted to contest the case. The defence counsel ...

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Orubebe Lied On Asset Declaration Form, Owns Secret Property

Orubebe Lied On Asset Declaration Form, Owns Secret Property

Yesterday, the prosecution in the case of false assets declaration against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, opened, with its first witness giving details of how the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) discovered a property owned by Orubebe in Abuja which he allegedly refused to disclose. The first prosecution witness, Samuel Madojemu, an official of CCB, accused Orubebe ...

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