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N2.2b ‘fraud’: Ex-ICC man to try Supreme Court chiefs

The Federal Government has hired a former International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Charles Adeogun-Philips, to lead its team of lawyers to prosecute the Supreme Court Registrar and others for alleged N2.2b fraud. But the arraignment of the three senior officials of the apex court was put off yesterday by Justice Abba Mohammed of the...

‘Lawyers mustn’t aid corruption’

Until last week, Charles Adeogun-Phillips represented the Federal Government in the trial of Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta. His sudden withdrawal from the case has been subject of media speculations. But he declines to speak on the issue for the sake of client-counsel relationship. At 35 in March 2001, Adeogun-Phillips was appointed a senior...

Judge earns N24m annually, spent N500m in 10 months –AGF

The Federal Government on Wednesday said investigations had shown that a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, spent over N500m between January and October 2016 despite his total annual legitimate earnings, including his allowances being N24m. This was disclosed in a document prepared by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Philips, summarising the...