LAW & CRIME 

Courts grant bail to owners of two Katsina rehabilitation centres

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. Two owners of spiritual rehabilitation centres in Katsina State currently being prosecuted for allegedly running illegal centres and maltreatment of inmates were on Tuesday granted bail by two different magistrates courts in Katsina, although on various terms. First to be granted bail by a Katsina magistrates’ court on Tuesday was the owner of Niga Rehabilitation and Reformation Centre, Kofar Durbi quarters, Katsina,  Mallam Salisu Hamisu. Hamisu, 52, was admitted to bail in the sum of one million naira, three ‘reasonable and responsible sureties’, one of whom must be a…

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Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla declared Wanted – ICPC

ICPC has declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla, wanted due to his repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption. Mr. Obono-Obla is facing series of allegations leveled against him by members of the public on his role as head of the government panel on asset recovery. The Commission is in receipt of petitions accusing him of abuse of office, falsification of admission records, living above his income and…

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LAW & CRIME NEWS SECURITY 

Suspected Serial Killer Arraigned Before High Court In Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command arraigned suspected serial killer, Gracious David-West before the State High Court presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli. The development is coming more than one month after David-West was arrested along the East-West Road by operatives of the Bori unit of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), while fleeing to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. When he was paraded before newsmen at the Police headquarters in Port Harcourt, the suspect confessed to have killed about 15 girls in hotels in Rivers State and four other states…

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EFCC Arraigns One for N20 Million Fraud

The EFCC, Kano Zonal office, today, October, 21, 2019, arraigned one Fakunle Affis Rotimi before Justice Aisha Mahmoud of the Kano State High Court on a two count charge bordering on Criminal Diversion of Fund. It was alleged by the complainants that sometimes in May 2015, the suspect, Rotimi, who was then the MD, Kano State Glo Mobile Network, collected the sum of N20,797,950 (Twenty Million Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira) only from them on two instalments for Glo Mobile E-pin recharge cards but…

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Manager Docked for False Declaration of assets- EFCC

The Economic EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office has arraigned one Aliyu Mallam Yabo, an Operation Manager of the Yabo Micro Finance Bank, before Justice Isah Muhammad Bargaja of the Sokoto State High Court on a one-count charge bordering false declaration of assets. . Yabo’s trouble started on January 29, 2019 when the Commission received a petition against him by Yabo Micro Finance Bank Management. In the course of investigation, he was alleged to be given a booklet of Assets Declaration, he refused, failed and neglected to declare his entire assets.

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$9.6bn P&ID Scam: EFCC Arraigns Two British Nationals

The EFCC,  arraigned two British nationals, James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja for their alleged complicity in the controversial $9.6bn arbitral award to Process and Industrial Development Limited by a United Kingdom commercial court. The defendants, both directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution (DNFI) and ICIL Limited, were docked on a 16 count- charge bordering on money laundering.

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Court Orders Forfeiture of Saraki’s Property

The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday October 21, 2019 ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State and belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to the Federal Government. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the 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 located at No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, alleging that…

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Internet Fraudster to Be jailed for Nine months

The EFCC, Benin Zonal Office today, October 21, 2019, secured the conviction of an internet fraudster, Onineh Dickson Imaboyor (a.k.a Michael Wallace ) before Justice A Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State. Imaboyor who has been sent to jail for nine months had impersonated one Michael Wallace, an American and through that defrauded vulnerable women of their hard earned money.

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EFCC: Four Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested

The Cyber Crime Section of the EFCC, Abuja Zonal office, have arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja. The suspects, elochukwu Godwill Oguonu, Okwuosah, Emeka Basil and Ayian Chimere were arrested during a sting operation in the early hours of Friday, October 18, 2019 at House 34 and 35, 31Road Efab Estate Lokogoma, Abuja, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in the criminal activity. Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include mobile phones, laptops and 2 cars. The suspects will soon…

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EFCC charges Abdulrasheed, son, arraigns them Friday

EFCC has charged a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, and his son, Faisal, with various offences before the Federal High Court in Abuja. It was learnt on Monday that the ex-pension chief and his 20-year-old son would be arraigned before Justice Okon Abang on Friday. Details of the charges were not clear as of the time of filing this report on Monday but it was learnt that the anti-graft agency filed separate set of charges against Maina and his son. Maina and his son were,…

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