Crime

Graft: ‘How Dasuki diverted N1.4bn for national prayer’

A witness of the Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Michael Adariku on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4 billion security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was diverted. Adariku, an officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to former ...

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Evans makes U-turn, pleads ‘not guilty’ for kidnapping in Lagos

A mild drama ensued in an Ikeja High Court on Thursday as a Lagos based kidnap kingpin, Mr. Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans who was re-arraigned on a two count amended charge made a u-turn to plead not guilty. The much celebrated kidnapper had during his initial arraignment on August 30 pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnapping brought ...

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Senator begs court, ‘I don’t want to stand surety to Nnamdi Kanu again’

The member representing Abia South at the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has prayed to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the undertaken he took on behalf of the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Specifically, the federal lawmaker is praying the court to discharge him as Kanu’s surety, saying, he has not seen ...

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Alleged N1.5bn fraud: Court grants Edo APC woman leader, 4 others bail

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court has granted Mrs. Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. The other defendants are: Adama Osabuohien, Prince Stephen Alao, Dove Momodu and Mallam Ali Sulayman. Ovbiagele also ordered the defendants to produce a surety each in like sum. The judge ordered ...

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Detention: S’ Court fixes January on Dasuki’s appeal

The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing of the appeal filed by a former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Col. Sambo Dasuki until January 25 next year. Dasuki is challenging the June 16, 2016 decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja that dismissed his appeal challenging his continued detention. Justice Mohammed Dattijo had led the 5-man panel of justices that gave ...

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Boko Haram commander, others surrender to police in Borno

The Police in Borno on Wednesday said a top Boko Haram commander together with other members of the group had surrendered to the command in the state. DSP Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the insurgents unconditionally surrendered to men of the command. “The counter terrorism effort of the Nigerian ...

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Breaking News Irate youths set popular Igbo Market ablaze in Kaduna

Reports have that some irate youths have set ablaze the popular Igbo Market in Kaduna in circumstances yet unclear. Eye witness told our correspondent that goods worth millions have been gutted by fire. This may not be unconnected with the burning of Mosque in Oyibo by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Nigerian Army.

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Police arraign two ‘pastors’ in Lagos for allegedly stealing toddler

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police for the crime they allegedly commited. The accused, whose addresses ...

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Lagos gives 7-day notice to transport operators to vacate Ikorodu road

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Lagos State Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to inter-state transport operators to vacate Ikorodu Road. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde disclosed this during the inspection of inter-state bus terminals along Ikorodu road on Wednesday. According to Ayorinde,  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had toured the area on Tuesday night and was very displeased with ...

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Police dock 34 year old architect for allegedly defiling niece

A 34-year-old architect, Mr. Abiodun Akinpelu has been charged to court by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling his five-year-old niece. Akinpelu  on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to answer to a two count charge bordering on defilement and indecent assault on his niece (name withheld). Akinpelu, who resides at No. 29, Mayowa St., ...

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