Embattled Orji Kalu begs “Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”

Former Abia State Governor,  Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, reportedly begged prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The embattled former governor was heard asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?” after the judge read the sentence. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The former governor, who appeared shaken, begged “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” Kalu’s associate,  Udeogu,…

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Kalu jailed 12yrs for N7.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State and chairman SLOK Nig. Ltd, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment while he ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as the third defendant in the case.

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RCCG Youth Pastor to die for murder

A youth pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Akolade Arowolo, has been sentenced to die by hanging for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo. Pastor Arowolo could not hold back his pains after the court ruling, he burst into a fit of prayer. Titilayo worked with Skye bank, whilst her husband was employed. Prosecutors were able to present compelling evidence that led to the conviction of Mr Arowolo and his sentencing by Justice Lateefat Okunu of the Ikeja High Court, he was handed a death sentence.…

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How Diezani bribed Dominican Prime Minister with $2.2m property in exchange for diplomatic passport

International news network, Al Jazeera has revealed how Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alisson Maduekwe bribed her way into getting a Commonwealth of Dominica diplomatic passport after gifting the Prime Minister of the Caribbean country, Roosevelt Skerrit, a $2.2m property in upscale Manhattan, New York. According to the story as told in ‘Diplomats for sale’ a documentary that aired on Al Jazeera,  ‘towards the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, was appointed Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Prime Minister Roosevelt…

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Ogun Police arrest ‘traffic robber’ on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected member of a robbery syndicate, Blessing Adedeji, while trying to rob commuters on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday said the suspect was sighted by the policemen in the gridlock while attacking the occupants of a Toyota Camry car with a knife. Oyeyemi added that the suspect had succeeded in dispossessing one Monsurat Ologundudu of her Techno Camon-12 phone valued at N48,000 and purse containing…

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Lagos Police Command arrest cops who abducted, collected N185k ransom from fashion designer

The Lagos State Police Command said on Wednesday that it had arrested the cops, who abducted a fashion designer, Joseph Ejiro, and recovered the N185,000 extorted from him. PUNCH Metro had reported how Ejiro was allegedly abducted by the policemen attached to the Festac Police Post and made to pay a ransom of N185,000 before he was released. Ejiro had gone to make a delivery to his client in Festac on November 21, when he was accosted around the Second Rainbow junction by one of the cops, who said his boss…

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Man accuses wife of sleeping with his junior brother

An Ibadan-based businessman, Mr Saheed, on Wednesday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that his wife, Kafayat, was caught at different times sleeping with his younger brother. He said that the alleged romance with his brother had caused disharmony in his extended family. Saheed made the allegation while responding to a divorce suit filed by his wife before the court presided over by Chief Ademola Odunade. He said that he had doubts that the two children produced by his wife belonged to him. “The real reason I consented to…

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Air Peace boss, Onyema disowns Abuja lawyer’s suit

The Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has distanced himself from a human rights suit that was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Onyema’s lawyers, A.O Alegeh & Co, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said that the suit no. FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 filed before a federal high court in Abuja by one Mr Johnmary Jideobi was instituted without the consent of their client. Part of the statement read, “The attention of our client, Allen Onyema has been drawn to news reports now trending in the social media…

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How unknown gunmen kidnapped Abuja King

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped Ibrahim Pada, a third-class traditional ruler of Rubochi in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. The Divisional Police Officer of Rubochi, SP Michael Ada, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the traditional ruler was abducted at his residence on Tuesday. “We received information that gunmen at midnight stormed the residence of the chief of Rubochi and took him to an unknown destination,” he said. He said on receiving the information, the command immediately formed a search-and-rescue team which is now working to…

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How Banire, AMCON boss, ran into trouble over Yahoo boy’s case

Muiz Banire (SAN), who is chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is in trouble for actively representing and defending a suspected yahoo boy standing trial in court for alleged 419 offences while still serving as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, a development described by some as unethical. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on November 4, 2019, arraigned one Samusideen Sarumi, owner of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in…

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$1m Scam: Prison boss, Doctor arrested by EFCC over fake medical report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Deputy Controller of Kirikiri maximum correctional centre, Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edwin, also a DC, for allegedly procuring an exaggerated medical report for a suspected cyber scammer, Olusegun Aroke. Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term was allegedly given a referral for treatment outside the facility during which he pulled a $1 million scam. The convict is one of two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate fraudsters arrested by the EFCC in 2012 at the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos following a…

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Maina gets N1bn bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday admitted Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team, to a bail in the sum of N1bn. Justice Okon Abang who gave the ruling also ordered that Maina must produce two sureties who must be serving senators. The two lawmakers, according to the judge, must not be standing any criminal trial in any court in the country. He also ruled that the two sureties, who must be prepared for a N500m bond each, must always be in court with the defendant at…

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“Its all lies! I didn’t do it” – Air Peace boss, Onyema reacts to US fraud story

The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace,  Allen Onyema has denied allegations of bank and money laundering levelled against him by the United State Justice Department. The US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia had in a charge accused Onyema of money laundering “for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.” According to the US Department of Justice statement released on Friday, Onyema’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha, has also been…

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Air Peace owner, Onyema accused of fraud and money laundering

Weeks after he was hailed as a national hero for evacuating hundreds of Nigerians caught in xenophobic cross-fire,  Allen Onyema, the CEO and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, plying local and international routes is currently entangled in a web of bank fraud and money laundering to the tune of about $20m. The Nigerian airline owner was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving “false documents” based on the purchase of aeroplanes. Onyema was indicted alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the…

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Bizzare! Bank staff captured on CCTV stealing money during bank robbery

Ekiti State Police Command says it has arrested 2 staff of United Bank For Africa over allegations of connivance in the robbery incident that occurred in the bank’s branch in Oye Ekiti, the headquarters of Oye Local Government, last week Thursday.  The bank was attacked by a seven-member robbery squad around 3pm in two utility vehicles through Ayede Ekiti while a policeman and a seven-years-old girl killed.  The sum of N25m and foreign Currencies were discovered to have been stolen by the daredevil robbers who gained entrance into the banking…

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EFCC docks Union Bank, staff for cyber fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office, has arraigned one Amos Richard Chimaobi, a compliance and internal control staff of Union Bank Plc and, his employer, Union Bank Plc before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State. The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge that border on criminal negligence and cyber-crime to the tune of N1, 245, 000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred and Forty-five Thousand Naira). One of the charges reads: “That you, Union Bank Plc, being a financial institution and you…

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Police parade siblings for father’s murder, concealment

The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 41 suspected criminals, among whom was 32-year-old Ibrahim Isiaka, who allegedly murdered his father by pushing him to death. Ibrahim, who lives in the Alagbaka area of Ashi, said he did not have the intention of killing his 72-year-old father, Busari Isiaka. He said he was engaged in a heated argument with his father and in annoyance, he pushed him in the chest from a storey building and Busari fell on the staircase and died in the process. When he was asked…

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We arrested 11 fake policemen during Bayelsa, Kogi elections – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said that ‘policemen’ alleged to have disrupted Saturday’s governorship poll in parts of Bayelsa and Kogi States were “fake” and not the personnel officially deployed for election duties. Adamu stated that all security personnel, who worked during the poll had “special identification tags”, adding that anyone without the tags was on illegal duty. He disclosed that 11 of such fake police personnel were arrested while investigations were ongoing. He spoke with State House Correspondents after President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs held…

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Lagos taskforce evacuates lion from Victoria Island to zoo

Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Unit, Monday, afternoon removed a two-year-old lion from a residential building at number 229, Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, VI, Lagos.   The lion kept in a cage was said to be owned by an India National living in the apartment.   The removal was a sequel to the alarm raised by a neighbour to the Indian residence to authorities of the presence of the lion in the neighbourhood considered as highly dangerous to the people in the community. Confirming the report to Vanguard…

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Court orders EFCC to bring Diezani home for trial

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission a deadline of March 2020 to have a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke extradited to Nigeria. The commission had in November 2018 filed 13 counts of money laundering against the ex-minister accusing her of unlawfully taking into her possession the sums of $39.7m and N3.32bn with which she allegedly bought choice properties in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt in Rivers State, while she was in office. When the matter…

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Busola Dakolo to appeal as court throws out rape case against COZA Pastor

Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo who is also the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo has vowed to appeal the ruling of Justice Othman Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja dismissing her rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). According to a statement issued by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi “We have received several calls after the ruling of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari this morning seeking our view on the decision of the court, hence, this statement.“The court…

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Sex For Grades: Another varsity sacks 8 lecturers

The Akwa Ibom State University said it had terminated the appointments of eight lecturers for alleged involvement in sexual harassment and extortion. The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, said this while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up for the 4th and 5th combined convocation at the institution’s main campus in the Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state. He said however that some of the cases were in court, adding that 10 students involved in cultism were also caught by the management of the institution. The VC, who…

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Sowore meets bail conditions, to be freed today -Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the accused have been in custody of the Department of State Service from where they were…

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GSM orders demolition of Ibadan house of horror

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered the demolition of the house of horror in Ibadan on where 259 inmates were rescued on Monday. The governor gave the directive on Tuesday when he visited the Olore Central Mosque, in Ojoo, where the building is located Makinde was at the site with some of his aides and men of the state police command. In an operation led by the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, 191 men, 34 women, 11 children and 23 sick persons, who were illegally held captive,…

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Woman steals baby to justify fake pregnancy

A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, was on Wednesday, arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy, to cover up her fake pregnancy. Falilat, who was arrested 24 hours after she allegedly stole the baby from a room at Iyana-Kajola, Mile 2, Abeokuta, was said to have deceived her husband that she was pregnant. The mother of the baby, Taiwo Bello, was reported to have left the sleeping boy in the room and went to the back of the house to wash clothes.…

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EFCC docks FCMB, 2 staff for fraud and criminal negligence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned a new generation bank,  First City Monument Bank, FCMB alongside two of its employees-Timothy Shoon, an account officer and Obende Thomas, head of operations-before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State on three-count charges bothering on advance fee fraud and criminal negligence.  One of the charges reads: “That you, First City Monument Bank being a financial institution, sometime in February, 2018, in Makurdi within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, as a result of your negligence, failed…

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Keystone Bank’s AGM in EFCC Net Over N.5bn Money Laundering Scam

Keystone Bank’s Assistant General Manager, Rowly Isioro, and his wife, Ovuomarhoni Naomi Isioro, a businesswoman, have dragged the bank into the news for the wrong reasons as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos office, has arrested the couple, for their alleged involvement in Business Email Compromise, BEC, and money laundering amounting to over N.5bn. A statement released by the commission on Monday, November 4th, says the couple allegedly laundered the total sum of One Million and Forty-nine Thousand Dollars ($1.49m) which was allegedly transferred to Ovuomarhoni Naomi’s bank…

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Army arrest 8 Boko Haram Terrorists over Lagos planned attack

Eight Boko Haram suspects arrested in connection with plans to attack facilities in Lagos are being held by the military, the army said at the weekend. The Nation gathered on Sunday that the insurgents made attempts about two weeks ago to attack one of the universities in the state, but operatives of the 81 Division beat them to their game. Four persons directly involved in the botched plan were arrested and immediately whisked to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation. It was gathered that four other suspected members…

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Man in Police net for shattering one-year-old baby’s head

The Nigerian Police has arrested one Isiaka Ayobami of No. 2, Ayo Ijaiye Street, Isheri, Lagos, for forcefully seizing a one-year-old girl, Aishat Isiaka, from her mother and hitting her on the ground. Lagos Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday, said the baby’s head was shattered and that she died on the spot. Elkana said father of the deceased baby, Garuba Isiaka, of No. 7, Ayo Ijaiye Street, had reported the incident at Isheri Police Station. “The suspect was almost lynched by angry…

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al-Baghdadi: During and after, Syrian journalist posts videos of attack that killed ISIS leader

A Syrian journalist and media expert, Mohamad Rasheed, has tweeted a video of what he claims to be the bombing of the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi. Al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Sunday as American troops bombarded his hideout in Barisha village of Idlib northern countryside near the Syrian-Turkish border. Rasheed, who tweets in Arabic, had tweeted [as translated by Google Translate]: “Video from the site targeted by US military forces at dawn today in Barisha village of Idlib northern countryside near…

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3 in Police net for stealing female underwear

The Police in Niger have arrested three suspects for allegedly stealing female panties in Lapai and Gurara local government areas of the state. The Command’s spokesman, DSP Muhammadu Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday that a complaint was lodged at the Lapai Police Division concerning the theft on October 18. He said the case was assigned for investigation, which resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old man, Mohammed Ali, a resident of state low cost housing estate, in whose possession the pants were found. Abubakar said when…

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Ex-Ekiti State Gov, Fayose’s fraud trial takes a new turn

The N2.2bn fraud trial of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose was stalled on Friday as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused the ex-governor of going behind to threaten and compromise one of the prosecution witnesses. The EFCC lawyer, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke that the anti-graft agency had decided to use another witness instead of the one allegedly compromised by Fayose. Jacobs alleged that the defendant went behind to meet and threaten the witness, Adewale Aladegbola, a bullion van driver with Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti branch.…

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Maina arraigned in court, remanded in prison

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the remand of the embattled former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in prison custody. Justice Okon Abang granted the remand order following a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he pleaded not guilty to the 12 counts. The judge consequently adjourned untill October 30 for trial and November 19 for suitability of his application for bail filed before arraignment. Maina is facing charges of money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.

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N2.2bn Fraud: We counted Fayose’s money for 10 days -Witness

A former head of Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo State, Sunday Alade, told the Federal High Court in Lagos that it took 10 days to count the N1.2bn delivered to the bank in June 2014 by Abiodun Agbele, an ally of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. Alade was in court to testify against Fayose, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. Alade, who was fielding questions from the EFCC lawyer, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), narrated to Justice…

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For refusing to give bribe, FRSC officials beat man to death, bury him in shallow grave

The corpse of one Odion Omafo Samuel, 36, was on Tuesday exhumed from the shallow grave it was buried allegedly by four officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to Abudu outpost in Edo State.Names of the FRSC officials were given as Francis Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade.Police sources said preliminary investigation showed that the late Odion was beaten to death by the FRSC men because he asked the driver he hired not to give them bribe.It was learnt that late Odion hired a driver…

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NURTW official killed with deadly charm over N100

In Ado Ekiti, a Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old commercial driver, Ismaila Bello, for murder. Bello is standing trial for the alleged murder of a member of the transporter’s union, Femi Ajayi, in Igogo Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The police prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 25, 2019, over a N100 daily levy. Akinwale stated, “The defendant, who is a driver, was given N100 daily ticket by the union. On his way back,…

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EFCC recovers N20m wristwatches from Mopha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has recovered wristwatches worth N20m from ‘Instagram big boy’, Mompha. Mompha, whose real name is Ismaila Mustapha, was arrested by the EFCC on his way to Dubai last Friday. The EFCC said in a statement by its Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Mompha allegedly used his bureau de change to launder funds. The statement read, “The EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and money…

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Maina to forfeit 23 properties to FG

Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Force, is to forfeit 23 properties to the Federal Government even though temporarily for now.  Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo, gave the order while ruling on an exparte originating motion brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the motion, the anti-graft agency prayed the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the properties linked to Maina.  It also sought an order of the court directing the publication of the interim order of forfeiture in any national daily newspaper,…

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Saraki to forfeit two Lagos properties

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 21, 2019, ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State, belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr  Bukola Saraki to the Federal Government. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had in an ex parte application filed by the Commission’s Lawyer Nnaemeka Omewa approached the Court, seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties, alleging that they were acquired through proceeds of unlawful activities. Part of the EFCC’s relief included…

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For attempting to marry 2nd wife, woman beats husband to coma

There was a melodramatic moment at the Gusau Central Prison, Zamfara State, when a housewife, Malama Talatu Lauwali, who beat her husband till he lost consciousness for attempting to marry another wife, knelt down to ask for forgiveness from her husband. Malama Talatu has been on trial for some months and sent to Gusau prison on the orders of Shari’a court judge of Magami Upper Shari’a Court as a result of a suit filed against her by her husband for nearly killing him as a result of a severe beating.…

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1st defendant’s death stall N14bn Police Pension fraud trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed a motion before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, to amend the charges in the criminal breach of trust and fraud to the tune of N14bn in the Police pension scheme. The application for amended charges followed the death of the principal defendant, Esai Dangabar, who was facing charges alongside others. At the resumed hearing on Thursday, proceedings were stalled when the lead defence counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, announced to the court the death of the…

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Witness tells court how JAMB official replaced N20m cash with cardboards

A prosecution witness, Karimatu Abubakar has narrated to Justice Peter Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Abuja, how Aliyu Yakubu, a former Revenue Officer with the Kano State zonal office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, siphoned N20million belonging to JAMB by replacing it with cut-to-size cardboards. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Yakubu on eight counts bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds and money laundering to the tune of N20m. At the resumed trial on Tuesday, Abubakar, who is…

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Ndume reveals 840 soldiers killed by Boko Haram buried in Maiduguri Military Cemetary

The Chairman,  Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume,  said on Tuesday that  840 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists from  2013 till date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone. Ndume, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on the findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri, however, denied reports…

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Maina’s $1.7m found hidden in Niamey property

Security operatives in the Niger Republic, have blown the lid off a $1.7m cash found in an apartment suspected to belong to a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in its capital Niamey. The Nigerien authorities have reportedly tipped off Abuja about the cash found in the apartment believed to be owned by Maina who was recently apprehended by Nigerian security operatives some weeks ago. At N359 to $1, the 41.7m is about N610.3m. There is the suspicion that the cash is part of the money allegedly…

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G.O. impregnates 20 female church members, claims divine instruction

A 53-year-old pastor and General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Pastor Timothy Ngwu, who impregnated more than 20 members of his congregation, including several married women and young girls, claiming that the Holy Spirit told him to have sex with them has been arrested for sexual abuse. According to Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, a spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ngwu was arrested for abusing his female members. “The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any…

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EFCC arrests Aso Rock’s notorious suspected fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected impersonator and fraudster, Abdulrauf Illyasu, for allegedly defrauding members of the public within the precincts of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Illyasu was said to have secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall, where he carried out his nefarious activities. EFCC sources informed our Correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, that the suspect claimed to be a member of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, and also a deputy general manager with the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria. EFCC investigation showed…

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Full Video: Sex for grades accused Unilag Don reportedly attempts suicide

After the release of the documentary, Dr. Boniface was sacked by the University of Lagos while his church where he is a preacher, Foursquare Gospel Church have also asked him to step down from the pulpit. According to media reports, Dr. Boniface attempted to end his life after the disgrace by drinking rat poison in the late hours of Monday. Further reports indicate that he has been rushed to Reddington Hospital and is currently receiving treatment.

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South-west Govs equip AMOTEKUN with 100 patrol vans -Gov. Abiodun

Governors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region. In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun. In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo set up the joint task force to contain the security threats in the region. In August, the office of the national security adviser (NSA) granted approval…

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Two Policemen abducted in Rivers

Gunmen have seized two men of the Nigerian Police in Ngo community of Andoni local government area of Rivers state. According to NAN, the officers were abducted on Monday and whisked to an unknown location. The identities of the policemen had not been ascertained as of the time this report was filed. The agency said Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers police command, confirmed the report but refused to go into details. He was said to have promised to give details of the circumstances surrounding the abduction later. The high…

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Wadume: DHQ panel recommends army officer, ASP, three others for trial

The Board of Inquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, put together at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended sanctions for five personnel of the Nigerian Army and the police over the killing of three policemen and one civilian in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6. The board, in a statement by the DHQ on Tuesday, identified the officers to face disciplinary sanctions to include; Captain Tijani Balarabe, Sergeant Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye of the Ibi Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Aondoona Iorbee, and Inspector…

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