Monday, June 21, 2021

Crime & Court

Ex-bankers bag 10 years imprisonment for stealing N26 billion

The judge held that the EFCC proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convicts committed fraud.

Certificate Forgery: Supreme Court dismisses APC’s suit against Obaseki

While awarding a fine of one million against them, the panel held that they woefully failed to substantiate their forgery allegation against the governor.

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The NUP had filed its case to challenge the earlier July 29, 2020 verdict of the Court of Appeal upholding its deregistration by the electoral body.

APC chieftain begs INEC REC over N5 billion libel suit

Aggrieved by the allegation, Igini slammed a defamation suit against the APC chieftain, describing his claims as malicious and targeted at destroying his reputation.

Court jails professor for falsifying election results to favour Akpabio

Justice Augustine Odokwo, sentenced the accused to 36 months of correctional service in addition to paying N100,000 fine each for count 1 and 2 after he pleaded for leniency.

Appeal Court dismisses certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

Dismissing the appeal as unmeritorious, the three man panel ruled that the findings of the lower court, which said the governor did not forget his certificate,  cannot be faulted.

Man sentenced to wash public toilet over disrespect to court

When he finally appeared at the third sitting he accused court workers of receiving bribery to favour his estranged wife.

SERAP sues FG over move to borrow ₦895bn from Nigerians’ dormant accounts

The suit followed recent move by the Federal Government to take over and borrow unclaimed dividends and dormant account balances owned by Nigerians in any bank in the country.

Supreme Court upholds Dariye’s 10-year jail term

Dariye had, in his appeal, prayed the Supreme Court to upturn the November 16, 2018 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment.
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