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Justice Tsoho Sworn In As Acting Chief Judge Of Fed High Court

Justice John Tsoho has been sworn in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. He was sworn in today by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja. This comes barely 24 hours after the seat of the head of the Federal High Court became vacant. The former Chief Judge of the FHC, Justice Adamu Kafarati, retired from the bench on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65 midnight of Thursday. Tsoho’s inauguration as the Acting…

Alleged N2.1bn ONSA Fraud: Court Orders Dokpesi To Open Defence

Raymond Dokpesi, pioneer Chairman, Daar Communications Plc, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja has been ordered to open his defence on February 20, 2019. Dokpesi alongside DAAR Investment and Holdings Ltd, owners of African Independent Television, AIT, and Raypower are being prosecuted by the EFCC, on a six-count charge bordering on alleged procurement fraud and breach of public trust. He is alleged to have received…

I’m Not Aware Of Warrant To Arrest Me Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Escape – Abaribe

The Federal High Court in Abuja has reportedly okayed the arrest of Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, amongst others, for allegedly aiding the escape of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from the country. Justice John Tsoho, who reportedly ruled in a suit seeking to prosecute those allegedly involved in the IPOB leader’s escape, gave the Department of State Services and the Police the go-ahead to arrest and prosecution of Abaribe and Fani-Kayode, as well as one Tochukwu…

You Must Appear Before Senate, Court Tells IGP Idris

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Senate has the constitutional powers to summon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, before its chamber. The Court gave the ruling after faulting IGP Idris for shunning several invitations to appear before the Senate to give explanations on some security challenges facing the country. The Police boss had filed an application requesting the Court to declare that the Nigerian Senate lacked the powers to compel him to personally appear before its…

Assets Forfeiture: Patience Jonathan Knows Fate April 30

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday fixed April 30 to rule on an application, seeking the forfeiture of two properties belonging to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan to the Federal Government. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Oct. 20, 2017 filed an ex parte application praying the court for an order of interim forfeiture of some properties belonging to the former First Lady. This was with particular reference to the property at Plot No. 1758, Cadastral Zone,…

BREAKING: Court Throws Out FG’s Corruption Charges Against Justice Ngwuta

The anti-graft war of the Muhammadu Buhari government has suffered another setback as an Abuja Federal High Court has acquitted Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of all 13 counts of money laundering and passport fraud. It would be recalled that Justice Ngwuta of the Supreme Court was in 2016 arraigned after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) raided his residence. In his ruling, Justice John Tsoho of a Court of Appeal in Lagos threw out all government’s charges of corruption against the embattled Justice.…

Court Orders El-Rufai, Police To Pay Chocolate City Boss, Maikori N40m

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, and the police to pay the President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori the sum of N40m. The money was awarded as compensation for the unlawful arrest and detention of Maikori between February 17 and 18, 2017 and again March 10 and 13, 2017. Justice John Tsoho delivered the judgement following a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by Maikori on May 5, 2017. The judge also directed the respondents to…

BREAKING: Court Grants INEC Go-ahead With Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has gotten the nod from a Federal High Court in Abuja to begin Senator Dino Melaye’s recall process. The Senator from Kogi west had approached the Federal High Court to challenge his planned recall by his constituents, for which the aforementioned court fixed today, September 11, to deliver the judgement. The Senator had claimed that the 188, 588 signatures of his constituents submitted to INEC were forged. Dino had claimed his recall process was being sponsored…