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FG says prominent Nigerians to face trial for terrorism financing
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FG says prominent Nigerians to face trial for terrorism financing

The Federal Government says some prominent businessmen and organisations will soon be prosecuted for alleged offences relating to terrorism financing in the country. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday. According to him, far-reaching investigations have indicated that high-profile individuals have been implicated in various cases of terrorism financing across the country. He said: “As you will actually know, sometimes back there were certain convictions of Nigerians allegedly involved in terrorism financing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “That gave rise to wider and far-reaching investigations in Nigeria. “I’m happy to report that arising from the wider inves...
Finally, Obi ‘Invictus’ Okeke appoints Nigerian lawyer, John Iweanoje as legal representative
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Finally, Obi ‘Invictus’ Okeke appoints Nigerian lawyer, John Iweanoje as legal representative

Obinwanne 'Invictus' Okeke, the Nigerian charged by the FBI for various acts of cyber scam, has appointedJohn Iweanoje, as his lawyer.   Iweanoje takes over from Rahul Sharma, a public defender hired by a United States judge to stand as counsel to Okeke. The accused had failed to appear with a lawyer during his initial court appearance on August 9. Iweanoje indicated that he was stepping in to defend the Abuja-based businessman later the same day.   Okeke did not put in a plea when he made his first court entry. The accused, who would stand trial in Norfolk Virginia, is expected to remain in custody until a trial date is fixed. “Since he was arrested on a criminal complaint, it means he could be held in custody pending trial. The jury will decide whether to return in...

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