EFCC has legal powers to freeze suspicious accounts—Appeal Court

By a unanimous decision, a three member panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja has given its legal imprimatur on the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to freeze suspicious accounts. The court, in a lucid judgment on the legality of EFCC freezing bank accounts of individual and corporate persons said the anti-graft agency More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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Kenya’s Presidential Poll: Nigerian lawyers hail Supreme Court’s annulment of Kenyatta’s election

Recollect how Nigerian judges bungled similar opportunities to speak with courage in past presidential polls Charge Nigerian judiciary to wake up Prominent Nigerian lawyers on Friday applauded the verdict of More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 1st, 2017
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Eid-el-Kabir: Osun court jails 30-yr-old man after confessing stealing N25,000 ram

An Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun State on the eve of Eid el-Kabir sentenced a 30-year old man, Sulaiman Awokunle to a six-month imprisonment for allegedly stealing a ram. That was after Sulaiman had pleaded guilty More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Kidnapping: Police threatened to kill me if I did not plead guilty—Evans

Lawyer blasts police, says Evans ‘ll plead not guilty in October Says his client is innocent Controversial Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, on Wednesday dismissed the plea of guilty entered by billionaire More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Kidnapping: I’m guilty—Evans

By Temitope Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) on Wednesday stunned a fully packed Lagos high court which sat in Ikeja  when he pleaded guilty to a two count charge of conspiracy and More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Police stall judgment on lawsuit by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Evans, to walk home free

By Temitope  Stephen Judgment in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans), to challenge his continued detention since June 10, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Court orders permanent forfeiture of N7.6bn linked to Diezani Madueke

As FG asks US to stop providing safe haven for Nigerian loot EFCC promises to follow due process to extradite Madueke A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of yet another N7.64 More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Kudirat’s Murder: Why S’Court can’t hear Lagos appeal challenging Al-Mustapha’s acquittal

Indications emerged on Monday that six months after Lagos State Government has entered an appeal to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal which acquitted Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha (retd.)and Lateef Shofolahan More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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$565,000 Fraud: Why I won’t vary bail conditions of imprisoned American green card fraudster—Court

A Lagos State High Court on Monday threw out a request by an American, Marco Ramirez, seeking  to vary bail conditions granted him by the court over his alleged role in defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000 in More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Contempt: FG moves against Kanu, asks court to revoke his bail

The Federal Government has requested a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr. Namdi Kanu for serially breaching the conditions of the bail. Kanu More...