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Supreme Court Fast-tracks Nwaoboshi’s Appeal Against Jail Term For Corruption



Supreme Court Fast-tracks Nwaoboshi's Appeal Against Jail Term For Corruption

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday agreed to fast-track jailed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi’s appeal against his imprisonment for corruption.

The apex court reversed downward the hearing date in the appeal challenging his seven years’ imprisonment.

Though the hearing date in his appeal against the conviction was slated for November 24, 2024, it was, however, on Thursday brought down to February 9, 2023, by the apex court following an application to that effect.

Nwaoboshi, through his counsel, Kanu Agabi SAN, a former Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, had made a passionate appeal to the Supreme Court to fast-track the hearing of his case against his imprisonment.

Agabi, while arguing the application, informed the panel of justices of the court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Olukayode Ariwoola that his client is a current Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The senior lawyer pleaded for a quick hearing of his client’s appeal challenging the seven years of imprisonment slammed on him on July 1, 2022, by the Court of Appeal in Lagos.

Agabi predicated his fast-track hearing request on the ground that the convicted senator may be made to complete the jail term before his innocence or otherwise could be decided by the apex court.

Also, Nwaoboshi was said to be a senatorial candidate for Delta North in the February National Assembly election.

He cited cases of some Nigerians whose convictions and jail terms were set aside after they had completed their terms of imprisonment, adding that such cases are worrisome.

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However, following the no objection to the request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and other parties, the Chief Justice in a brief ruling, reversed the earlier November 24, 2024, to February 9, 2023, to determine the innocence or guilt of the senator in the corruption charges against him.

Nwaoboshi was, on July 1 last year, imprisoned for seven years by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.

The senator, who represents Delta North Senatorial District, was convicted on a two-count charge of fraud and money laundering.

The court also ordered that his two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Limited and Suiming Electrical Limited, be wound up in line with Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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