NJC Indicts Prosecutors, Investigators For Delay In Corruption Cases

…  Seeks deployment of more judges to handle high profile cases The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO)

…  Seeks deployment of more judges to handle high profile cases

The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) of the National Judicial Council (NJC) has disclosed that shabby investigations and poor prosecution were responsible for the little success in the fight against corruption in the country.

The committee recommended that more judges be deployed to handle designated corruption cases, just as it demanded new practice directions for the trial of corruption cases.

According to the committee, these measures would help to cure anomalies in the trial of corruption cases in Nigerian courts.

The committee, which is headed by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd),  identified poor prosecution, absence of counsel for parties in court, and reliance on irrelevant documentary evidence as the major impediments to the successful prosecution of many corruption cases, amongst other factors.

The NJC had in November 2017 inaugurated the committee with the mandate to monitor and regularly evaluate the progress and activities of courts designated to try corruption and financial crimes cases.

The committee is also charged with the responsibility of advising on practice direction for the approval of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

In its report, the Suleiman Galadima-led committee remarked that the multiplicity of charges and the non-adherence to Court procedures on the part of the anti-corruption agencies were partly responsible for the little success recorded so far in the fight against corruption.

It also identified  the retirement or transfer of judges and the eventual re-assignment of cases to start de-novo, amendment of charges after commencement of trial, and cumbersome record transmission process to Court of Appeal amongst others as  factors militating against the speedy disposal of corruption cases.

The director of Information in the NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, in a statement, disclosed that the report was submitted at the 86th meeting of the NJC. He explained that the committee distilled the issues from its findings from discussions with heads of courts and observations made from the surprise visits of the members to courts handling corruption and financial crime cases in some parts of the country.

According to Oye, the committee also observed that multiplicity of cases involving the same defendants, and on similar subject matters going on in different courts at the same time militated against the successful prosecution of many corruption cases.

“This makes it impossible for some trials to proceed, in spite of the fact that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, provides for day-to-day trials of criminal cases, a defendant who is undergoing trial in other courts is always unavailable for trial,” he stated.

The committee however recommended proper training for the  prosecution officers in the area of investigation, especially in the area of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

It also identified the need for prosecuting agencies to develop  competent prosecution departments manned by qualified personnel, just as it  urged  that there should be synergy between the various prosecution agencies to enhance proper prosecution of criminal cases.

The committee also advocated the use of professionals such as accountants and auditors in investigating high profile and complicated cases.

The report further indicated the need for proper funding for the Judiciary and prosecuting agencies, and the deployment of more Judges to handle designated corruption cases.

The committee however renewed its pledge to intensify efforts in the monitoring of corruption cases in the country.

“The committee will continue to monitor corruption and criminal cases all over the country and to meet with stakeholders on the way forward,” Oye stated.

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Supreme Court Orders Akingbola To Face N5bn Trial

Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has ordered a former managing director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr

Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has ordered a former managing director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr Erastus Akingbola, to return to the Federal High Court in Lagos, to face his trial on N5bn fraud charges.

Justice Charles Archibong terminated the trial in April 2012.

The judge’s decision in the case later earned him a compulsory retirement from the bench by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Muhammad, unanimously affirmed the February 20, 2015 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Lagos, which had overturned the Federal High Court’s decision, striking out the charges.

Justice Sidi Bage, who read the lead judgment of the apex court, said Akingbola’s appeal challenging the Court of Appeal’s verdict lacked merit.

He ordered that the case be remitted to the Federal High Court and handled by another judge in the Lagos Division and be given “expeditions trial”.

Justice Archibong (now retired) had, in a judgment delivered on April 2, 2012, struck out the 26 counts contained in a charge numbered FHC/L/443C/2013 filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against Akingbola on the grounds that the prosecution was not diligent in the handling of the case.

The judge had described the EFCC prosecution team as a drain in the public purse and directed the Attorney General of the Federation to disband the team.

The judge’s decision in the case later earned him a compulsory retirement by the National Judicial Council.

Commenting on the conduct of the judge in the case, a member of the apex court’s panel, Justice Kumai Akaahs, noted in his contribution that Justice Archibong acted like a military dictator.

Justice Akaahs said Archibong “descended into the arena” and displayed his bias

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EFCC Arraigns Businessman In Court For Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned, a businessman, Charles Ihenetu and his company, V-Choice International CO.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned, a businessman, Charles Ihenetu and his company, V-Choice International CO. Nig. Ltd before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for alleged N26 million fraud.

Ihenetu was docked before the court by the EFCC on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretence contrary to sections 8 (a), and 1(1)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, No 14 of 2006.

The defendant was alleged to have obtained the money from his victim under the false pretence that he has a vessel containing Nigeria crude oil.

According to the anti-graft agency, the defendant asked his victim to raise a draft of 20 million naira to invest on the vessel.

The complainant was said to have paid him but he did not get any Vessel nor did he get his money back.

When the case was called on Wednesday, the prosecuting counsel, Zainab Ettu, applied that the charge be read to the defendant to which he pleaded not guilty.

She then urged the court for a trial date and that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.

However, an oral application for bail made by the defence counsel, Jonathan Eziwenke, was refused by the Judge, who ordered him to apply formally.

His request that defendant be reminded in EFCC custody due to his health challenges was also rejected by the court.

Justice Dada subsequently remanded the defendant in prison custody and the matter was adjourned to June 20th for trial.

One of the count reads, “Charles Ihenetu, V- Choice International Company Nigeria Limited, Victor Ezinwoke (still at large), Nonso Anigbogu (now at large) and one Romeo (still at large) sometime in September, 2015 at Lagos within the Lagos Judicial division with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N19, 000,000 (Nineteen Million Naira) from Mr. Osaduwa Amechi through V-Choice International Company Nigeria Limited Zenith Bank Account No. 1011802106 under the false Pretence that the said sum of money represented his investment on crude oil on-board a vessel Kaveri spirit bound for Ghana from Nigeria which pretence you knew was false”.

 

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Give Prompt Treatment To Gunshot Victims, Police Warns

The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, warned hospital authorities against the rejection of gunshot victims or the attitude of

The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, warned hospital authorities against the rejection of gunshot victims or the attitude of asking for police report before treatment.

A press statement signed by the command’s spokesman, SP Chike Oti, said the command had to repeat the warning, following a report that one hospital in Ikeja rejected a gunshot victim.

“A senior engineer, Mr Adebayo Akinwunmi, with one information and communications technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun.

“He was brought to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the grounds that there was no police report.

“The command considers the action of the hospital as cruel; perhaps, an indication that the hospital management may be ignorant of the “Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017.

“In the light of this development, the Command wishes to inform all medical practitioners in Lagos state, that the Act demands that every hospital in Nigeria, whether public or private;

“Shall accept or receive for immediate and adequate treatment with or without police clearance any person with a gunshot wounds.

According to him, the Act, however, requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two hours of the commencement of treatment.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to henceforth prosecute any medical practitioners, who reject gunshot victims for reasons of no police report.

“Medical doctors should note that the Act recommends a five-year-jail term for any person, hospital or authority, who stands by or omits to do his bit, which results in the unnecessary death of any person with bullet wounds,” the statement read.

 

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Court Strikes Out Suit On Sen Dino’s Assassination Attempt

Kogi High Court sitting in Lokoja has struck out for want of diligent prosecution, the case of alleged assassination attempt

Kogi High Court sitting in Lokoja has struck out for want of diligent prosecution, the case of alleged assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

The trial judge, Justice Fola Ajayi who struck out the case on Tuesday in Lokoja said his decision was premised on the fact that the prosecution had failed to open its case in spite of four adjournments.

Ajayi said that the failure of the prosecution left him no choice but to strike out the case in the circumstance, however gave a consequential order that the prosecution could start their case afresh whenever they were ready.

Justice Ajayi was particularly irked by the prosecution when they insisted that the case file was not available to them but with the lead counsel, ACP Lough Simon, who was absent on account of the death of his father.

The legal icon said that the prosecution had presented same excuse on four previous adjournents and granted them and 45-minute stand down to enable the prosecution get the case file but failed.

Recalled that the defendants, Alhaji Taofiq Isa, Kogi chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) and Ade Obege, Abdullahi Isah, Michael Bamidele and Ahmed Ajayi were standing trial for alleged conspiracy to murder the Senator.

They were said to have while acting in concert and armed with guns invaded the resident of the Senator on April 14, 2017 and fired guns severally at the house and rooms while Melaye, his family and security aides were in the house.

The defendants In the case No. HCL/58c/2017 between the Inspector General of Police and Alhaji Taofiq Isah and four others were arraigned on a five count charge of conspiracy to commit culpable homicide punishable with death.

They were also alleged to have committed the offence of abetment contrary to section 83 and punishable under Section 91 of the Penal Code.

The prosecution alleged that Isah authorised, during the attack, the use of the ambulance of General Hospital, Iyara, for the operation to kill Melaye and his household.

Other offences include causing wrongful damage to the properties contrary to section 326 and punishable under section 327 of the penal code as well as possession of firearms without licence contrary to section 27(1)(a) of the Fire Arms Act CAP F28 LFN 2004.

Reacting to the ruling Alhaji Taofiq Isa who is also the administrator of Ijumu local government expressed joy and described the ruling as an act of God, saying that the Judiciary still remained the hope of the common man

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El-Zakzaky Arraigned In Kaduna Amid Tight Security

The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite,Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was yesterday arraigned before

The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite,Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was yesterday arraigned before a Kaduna High Court amidst tight security.

Sheikh El-Zakzaky who was in the court in company of his wife as early as 8:30am was said to have been smuggled into Kaduna the previous night from where he is being kept.

Speaking to newsmen, Counsel to Zakzaky, Barrister Maxwell Kyom, said the Cleric is being charged for unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide punishable with death.

Barrister Kyom said the case could not continue because two of the defendants were not in court. He said an oral application was moved for the bail of the Cleric and his wife, but the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada asked him to put his application in writing.

Newsmen and sympathizers of the Shiite leader trooped to the court premises but were barred from entering as the major road leading to the court was cordoned off.  From the Yakubu Gowon Way by Bida road, two hilux vehicle of the Kaduna state security outfit ‘Operation Yaki’ blocked the road and pedestrians who are not staff of the High Court were turned away.

A leader of the Shiite sect in Kaduna, Mallam Abdulhameed Bello said Sheikh Zakzaky was forcefully brought to Kaduna a night before the sitting.

According to him, members of the Movement were disappointed over his re-arraignment because in a substantive suit before an Abuja High Court, the court ruled that he should be released unconditionally.

Mallam Bello disclosed that Sheikh Zakzaky is almost losing his two eyes and suffering from diabetes and mild stroke.

“We call on the federal and Kaduna state governments to as a matter of urgency obey the judgment of the Abuja court and release the Sheikh for peace to reign.

“We as a Movement will continue to use all peaceful means to put pressure on the government to see reason and allow Sheikh Zakzaky to go home and attend to his deteriorating health,” he said.

The case was adjourned to June 21, 2018 by the presiding judge, Justice Gorada based on application by the prosecutor for them to properly file their statement of claim.

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Court Adjourns EFCC Suit Seeking Forfeiture Of $8.4m, N9.2b Linked To Patience Jonathan

A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking

A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the permanent forfeiture of the sums of $8.4 million and N9.2 billion allegedly linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan to the federal government to June 18.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun adjourned the case to enable parties in the matter filed and exchange processes.
The judge had on April 20, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sums after entertaining an exparte application filed before her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The court had specifically directed the temporary forfeiture of the sum of $3,645,013.73 domiciled with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd and traced to Mrs Jonathan, to the government.

Asides this sum, the court further ordered the interim forfeiture of another $4.3m, N1.8bn, N226m, $429,381.87 cents and various other sums traced to six others said to have links with the former first lady.

The judge, however, ordered the commission to publish the order in a national newspaper to give any interested party opportunity to come before the court within 14 days to show cause why the sums should not be permanently forfeited.

Justice Olatoregun then adjourned the suit till May 11 for continuation of hearing.
But when the case was called yesterday, counsel to the defendants, Ifedayo Adedipe and Mike Ozekhome, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), told the court that they are still filing their processes against the interim order of forfeiture.

While EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that he was just being served with an application filed by one of the respondents, Esther Oba in opposition to the suit, and that he would need time to respond.
Upon the submissions made by the lawyers, Justice Olatoregun, directed all parties to file all applications and front-load all required, which must be served on all parties before the next adjournment.

She therefore adjourned the matter till June 18, for hearing of preliminary objections and motion to discharge the interim order of forfeiture.

Patience Jonathan, five firms and one, Oba were listed as respondents in the suit.
The firms that were listed as second to sixth defendants were; Globus Integrated Services Limited, Finchley Top Homes Limited, Am-Pm Global Network Limited, Pagmat Oil and Gas Limited and Magel Resort Limited.
The anti-graft agency, in an affidavit attached to the application and disposed to by one of its Investigating officers, Huleji Tukura, averred that the First Bank account was opened while Mrs Jonathan served as the permanent secretary of the Bayelsa State government.

The commission also stated that she had encouraged the then senior special assistant to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs and Household matters, Hon Waripamo-Owei Dudafa to fund the account with proceeds of unlawful activities allegedly diverted from the Federal Government.

Dudafa, on the other hand, was said to have procured one Festus Iyoha and Arivi Peter, who are domestic staff attached to the State House, Abuja to also deposit funds in to the account by using fictitious names.
A total sum of $4,036,750.00 reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities, were deposited into the account, out of which Mrs Jonathan had withdrawn the sum of $1,000,000.00 cash leaving the balance of the sum of $3,645,013.73 “which sum we, the EFCC now seek its forfeiture to the Federal Government.”

“The funds sought to be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria are not the 1st respondent’s lawful earnings but are rather reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities”, the deponent averred.
The deponent further averred that the companies mentioned in the application were not into “any legitimate income-yielding business venture” but were rather incorporated at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) for the purpose of warehousing proceeds of unlawful activities for the former first lady.

He claimed that every now and then, domestic servants at the Presidential Villa were sent to deposit money into the companies’ accounts for Mrs Jonathan.

“The depositors into this account are domestic staff of State House, Abuja, who were used by the said Dudafa Waripamo-Owei, to deposit the funds sought to be forfeited in a bid to conceal the true origin of the funds,” Tukura said.

Making specific reference to Globus Integrated Services Ltd, Tukura said: “None of the directors of the second respondent are signatories to the said account”.

The second respondent was also said to have opened account number; 2110002269 with Skye Bank Plc, mainly to retain proceeds of unlawful activities.

The deponent further averred that accounts were opened in the name of the fourth and sixth respondents in Diamond Bank Plc solely to retain funds reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.

“Account No 0016971559 was opened in the name of the fourth respondent (Am-Pm Global Network Limited) with Stanbic IBTC Bank and was used to warehouse N317, 397, 458 .26 reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities”, the deponent said.

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Man, 24 Attempts Suicide In Court After Bagging Life Imprisonment

A 24-years-old man, Ajewole Dada Fulani on Friday attempted killing self after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement

A 24-years-old man, Ajewole Dada Fulani on Friday attempted killing self after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in robbery, kidnap and rape by an Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti.

Ajewole was standing trial for robbing, kidnapping and raping two female students of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti on 7th November, 2015 along Ikere-Igbara Odo Road.

On the day of the incident, the convict was said to be conveying the two College students in his commercial vehicle but diverted the vehicle to the nearby bush, tied them to a tree and raped them one after the other.

After escaping from the scene, the victims later reported the incident at the Ikere Main Police Station along College Road.

Justice John Adeyeye while delivering the judgment held that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

After the verdict was handed down and the judgment interpreted to him by the court registrar, the convict became restless and emotional and thereafter smashed the court window and stabbed himself with a broken louvers and attempted to stab other people inside the courtroom.

It took the intervention of security personnel who grabbed the convict from injuring people inside the court as he was subsequently handcuffed and bundled into a waiting Black Maria.

Court workers, litigants and other observers were taken by surprise by his action.

Ajewole was first arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court but the case was transferred to the High Court after an advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

He appeared for the first time at the High Court on 16th November, 2016.

To prove the case, the DPP, Mr. Gbemiga Adaramola, called four witnesses and tendered exhibits which included the accused’s statement and a vehicle with registration number EMR 218 XA.

The accused called two witnesses to support his denial of the offence.

Justice Adeyeye after listening to the oral argument of Adaramola and defence counsel, Mr. Sunday Ochayi ruled that, “The prosecution has not proved the essential ingredients of the offence of robbery against the accused.

“In conclusion and for the avoidance of doubt, the accused was found guilty of the offences of kidnapping and rape as charged in Counts 1, 2 and 3 and he is accordingly convicted to life imprisonment.

 

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EFCC Secures 278 Convictions In 16 Months

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said over 278 convictions of corrupt officials have been secured by the Economic and Financial

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said over 278 convictions of corrupt officials have been secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) between 2017 and first quarter of 2018.

The President made the disclosure in a message to the passing out parade of 314 cadets of the EFCC Detective Superintendent Course 7 for 2017/2018, held at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

Buhari, who was represented by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said 189 convictions were secured in 2017 and 89, including that of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the first quarter of 2018.

He congratulated the cadets for successfully completing their 13 months training and admonished them to be courageous in dealing with corrupt officials.

Buhari cautioned them to be upright, adding that “being officers of the EFCC does not confer immunity on you against arrest or prosecution as the only currency that can buy the career you seek in the EFCC is integrity, professionalism and resistance to corruption.”

He said that they must, therefore, live above board, resist all temptations, be contented with their salaries and allowance, or be haunted down and prosecuted.

The president also advised them to conduct investigations that are evidence laden and capable of gaining conviction in courts.

Buhari commended the Acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu for the achievements recorded in the fight against corruption,  adding that for the first time, the nation is witnessing the trial of judges, senior lawyers, serving and retired officers and former ministers.

NAN reports that four cadets: T. E. Anene, T. M. Barigari, C. E. Opkara and H. A. Akigwa were recognized for exceptional performance during the course. (NAN)

 

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Lagos To Arraign Danish Citizen In Court Over Murder Of Wife, Daughter

The Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Tuesday recommended the trial of Danish citizen, Peter Nielsen, who was

The Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Tuesday recommended the trial of Danish citizen, Peter Nielsen, who was accused of killing his wife Zainab, and his three-year-old daughter, Petra for murder before the state high court.

This recommendation was contained in a legal advice send to Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye, of Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, before whom the foreigner is currently facing a two count charge of murder.

The DPP advice is necessary because a magistrate court is not constitutionally empowered to conduct a murder trial.

Following the development, Chief Magistrate Ayeye, on Monday further ordered the remand of the defendant in custody for another 30 days, to enable the police and the Lagos state government file criminal charge of murder against him before a High Court in the state.

It will be recalled that Nielsen, was brought before the court on April 11, by the legal department of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) of the police for alleged killing his wife and daughter.

After the charge was read to him, the court ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending the issuance of an advice by the DPP on the matter.

Parts of DPP’s advice reads: “I’m directed to acknowledged receipt of your letter with reference No. CB/3514/LSX/01/Vol.5/11, dated 14 April, 2018, the accompanying duplicate case file forwarded to this office for legal advice.

“After carefully considering the facts available in the duplicate case file, this office is of the considered opinion that a prima facie case of murder contrary to section 233 of the criminal law Ch. C17, Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos state, 2015, exist against the suspect Page B1, Peter Nielsen.

“This office shall therefore prosecute the suspect Page B1, Peter Nielsen, for murder of Zainab Nielsen, and Patra Nielsen, of offence contrary to Section 223, of the Criminal laws Ch. C17, Vol. 3, laws of Lagos state, 2015”.

The matter has been adjourned till June 28, for his possible arraignment at the state High Court.

 

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