The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been ordered to release all items seized from Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha by a federal high court sitting in Lagos.
Justice Liman who ruled on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses. They are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19, in Abuja.
The federal high court judge who noted that the prosecution has the right to seize a property during an arrest, likewise a duty to approach the court for an interim order, stated that due process must be observed and failure to do this is considered illegal. Liman further averred that the items had been with the EFCC for eight months already.
“None of these items was listed as exhibit, none of the items was listed on the charge. At this stage, there is nothing on record that the items seized is being investigated on.
“The retention of the property without compliance with due process violates the requirements of Section 29 of the Act”
“Failure to release the property is illegal. As at today, no charge has been filed regarding the items. It is too long to withhold the applicant properties.”
Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, on an amended twenty two-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion.
Trump finally leaves the White House
At long last, Donald Trump goes out US President, Donald Trump, Wednesday left the White House to finishing his residency.
He was spotted leaving with his wife, Melania, from the grass of the White House.
The President elect Joe Biden will quickly be introduced as the 46th American President.
His inaugural speech will not be about Trump, according to Biden’s Spokesperson, Jen Psaki.
He said: Joe Biden’s first speech as president will not be about Donald Trump.
“We spend a lot less time talking about and thinking about and worrying about Donald Trump than I think most people assume,” Jen Psaki, who will be the White House press secretary,speaking to CNN.
“This is a forward-looking speech,” she said of the inaugural address, which Biden will deliver after he is sworn in at noon (1700 GMT).”
Ex Minister kuye dies at 78
Ex Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye, on Sunday morning passed on, matured 78.
The clergyman’s political godson, Sen. Lekan Mustapha, representing Ogun East senatorial region in the Senate, affirmed his demise.
Sen. Mustapha portrayed the demise of Martins-Kuye as stunning, saying he was a mentor as well as a pathfinder.
As per reports, the previous clergyman would be buried by 4.00 p.m. on Sunday as per Islamic customs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmaker was delegated Minister of State for Finance in June 1999 during the initial term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003.
The at that point Acting President Goodluck Jonathan additionally designated him as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.
Late Martins-Kuye was brought into the world on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye town in Ijebu North nearby government zone of Ogun state.
He was an individual from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) under the foundation of which he was chosen a congressperson in the Nigerian Third Republic.
Martins-Kuye turned into an individual from the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) towards the end of the Sani Abacha system.
He likewise ran for governorship of Ogun on the foundation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999.
Talibans shoot Afghan TV presenter dead
Gunmen shoot Afghan TV female presenter dead .
Taliban shoots dead a female anchorperson and her driver on Thursday, her boss stated, the second homicide of a TV personality in Afghanistan in a month.
Malalai Maiwand was murdered in the eastern city of Jalalabad, said Enekaas TV, the private TV station she worked for. Directed killings of noticeable figures, including columnists, priests, legislators and rights activists, have gotten more normal lately as brutality floods in Afghanistan, in spite of harmony talks between the public authority and the Taliban.
Attaullah Khogyani, governor of the Nangarhar province, and the local clinic affirmed the killings. Nangarhar area and its capital Jalalabad have seen customary conflicts between government powers and the Taliban.
The radical Islamic State bunch has likewise asserted a few destructive assaults in the region.
The homicide of Maiwand, who was in her 20s, comes only weeks after Radio Liberty columnist Aliyas Dayee was killed in a vehicle bomb assault in Lashkar Gah.
Human rights Watch said Dayee had recently been compromised by the Taliban. A previous TV moderator in Kabul, Yama Siawash, was killed in a comparable vehicle bomb assault close to his home a month ago.
No gathering has so far guaranteed these killings. Afghan powers are doing combating an expansion in savagery in the nation, quite a bit of it released by the Taliban as they endeavor to pick up influence in harmony talks in Qatar, which opened in September.