FCT High Court

  • judiciaryAlleged NYSC certificate forgery :Court admits Sen Benson Konbowei to N50m bail

    Alleged NYSC certificate forgery :Court admits Sen Benson Konbowei to N50m bail

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday admitted Sen. Benson Konbowei (PDP Bayelsa) bail in the sum of N50 million. Konbowei, who represents Bayelsa Central Senatorial, was earlier arraigned on a three-count court charge bordering on forging a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate, among others. The counsel for the police, Mr. Reuben Egwaba, had opposed…

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  • judiciaryAlleged Malabu Oil scam: Court discharges ex-AGF Adoke, others

    Alleged Malabu Oil scam: Court discharges ex-AGF Adoke, others

    Justice Abubakar Kutigi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) discharged former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, and six others on Thursday. They were charged with legacies of committing infractions relating to the controversial Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245, otherwise known as the Malabu Oil scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)…

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  • judiciaryCourt orders blogger Ikeji to pay Neo black movement N30m damages

    N6m fraud: Absence of witness stalls trial of businesswoman

    The absence of a witness, Insp. Kabiru Ibrahim, on Thursday, stalled the trial of a businesswoman, Susan Chagwa, in the FCT High Court. The police charged Chagwa and her company, Dorvita Properties Limited with four counts bordering on criminal conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense. At the resumed court sitting, the defense counsel, Prince Uwagboau told the court that Ibrahim…

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  • judiciaryCourt strikes out N1bn suit against ex-minister, 3 others

    Court strikes out N1bn suit against ex-minister, 3 others

    An FCT High Court sitting in Kubwa has struck out the one-billion-naira suit brought against a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, while he was in office. Also sued were a civil servant, Ms. Asabe Waziri, and two others—the office of the former minister and the Federal Ministry of Justice. The suit was brought against…

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  • judiciaryUpdated: Appeal Court vacates order sacking Abure as LP Chairman

    Updated: Appeal Court vacates order sacking Abure as LP Chairman

    The appeals court on Wednesday set aside the judgment of the FCT High Court, which restrained Julius Abure and two others from parading themselves as national officers of the Labour Party (LP). On an ex parte application on April 5, 2023, Justice Hamza Muazu restrained Abure, Farouk Ibrahim, Clement Ojukwu, and Oluchi Opara from acting as national officers of the…

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  • judiciaryEx-minister Agunloye seeks AGF, NBA , others’ intervention in alleged $6bn fraud

    Ex-minister Agunloye seeks AGF, NBA, others’ intervention in alleged $6bn fraud

    A former Minister of Power and Steel, Olu Agunloye, charged with six billion dollars of Mambilla Hydroelectric Plant fraud, has sought the intervention of the Minister of Justice, Mr. Lateef Fagbemi, SAN. He also sought the intervention of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Maikyau, SAN; a former Minister of Justice, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN; and Joseph…

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