ECOWAS court to hear Dasuki corruption case

The court of the West African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), ruled on Monday it will hear the case of Nigeria’s ex-national security advisor Sambo Dasuki, who claims he has been unlawfully arrested and detained without trial. The ECOWAS court set aside the Nigerian government’s objections to it taking the… Read More ECOWAS court to hear Dasuki corruption case

Tompolo sues Nigerian government asking court to halt his trial

A former Niger Delta militant leader declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sued the Nigerian government seeking an end to his trial for alleged fraudulent transactions with officials of a federal agency in Lagos. Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo) is asking the Federal High Court, Lagos, for an interpretation and nullification… Read More Tompolo sues Nigerian government asking court to halt his trial

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert abused 4 boys – prosecutors

United States federal prosecutors have said that the former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, sexually abused at least four boys when he worked as a wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago. In documents released Friday, federal prosecutors detailed stunning allegations against the longest-running Republican speaker of the United States House of Representatives. All those who accused… Read More Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert abused 4 boys – prosecutors

Treasury looters in Nigeria don’t deserve bail – Falana, human rights lawyer

Treasury looters don’t deserve bail, says Falana. A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says politically-exposed persons facing corruption charges do not deserve bail. “Since victims of grand corruption including armed robbery and kidnap suspects are not usually admitted to bail, those who are charged with looting the treasury should no longer be granted bail,”… Read More Treasury looters in Nigeria don’t deserve bail – Falana, human rights lawyer