Crime

Court to hear FG’s $1.8bn debt suit against Omokore, Aluko Nov. 23

A Federal High Court in Lagos will resume hearing of Federal Government’s suit seeking recovery of 1.8 billion dollars from two oil firms in Nigeria on Nov. 23. The companies are Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nig. Ltd, (AEDC) and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd (AEBD). Joined as co-defendants in the suit are; Jide Omokore and Kolawole Aluko, Chairman and Director ...

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Whistle blower on Ikoyi money now a millionaire — EFCC

Credit NAN The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement. ...

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Minister of Defence in $1.4m corruption scandal

A fresh ‘1.4 million corruption scandal’ has rocked the government, with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, at the center of the indignity. As exclusively reported by The Cable, Dan-Ali, alongside Danjuma Nanfo, the Defence Ministry’s immediate past Permanent Secretary, and Brig. Gen. LYM Hassan in charge of peacekeeping, have been fingered in the alleged sharing of funds meant for ...

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Police rescue victim, kill five abductors in Cross River forest

Men of the Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River state have rescued a supermarket owner, Mrs Asimco from kidnappers. In their bid to save the kidnap victim who was abducted her last Saturday, five of the kidnappers were however killed when the security personnel swooped on their hideout located ...

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Trial of Amosu, other ex-service chiefs resumes December 5

The absence of Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos on Tuesday forced the adjournment until December 5, 6 and 7 the trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu and 10 others charged with N22.8 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 29, 2016 arraigned Amosu alongside Air ...

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Sagamu boils as police, ‘Yahoo Boys’ engage in gun battle

The city of Sagamu, the headquarters of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State is in chaos as men of the Nigerian Police and youths popularly known as Yahoo boys are currently engaging in gun battle. An eye witness said trouble started when some of the yahoo boys took to Ita Oba to collect the corpse of one of their ...

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Suicide bombers kill two in Adamawa

At least two persons, a woman and her daughter, were killed when two male suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies Sunday evening in Madagali, Adamawa, North-east Nigeria, residents and officials have said. Residents and local officials confirmed that two male suicide bombers blew up themselves after sneaking into the town. The attackers, who entered the town at about ...

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Gunmen assassinate labour leader, two others in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have assassinated a labour leader identified as Comrade Abdulmumini Yaqub and two others in Okene and Adavi local government areas of the state. Yaqub, who was the chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Secondary Schools in the area, was trailed to his house in Ozuwuya Okene and killed alongside one Mallam Ibrahim Otaru on Wednesday ...

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Kenya Airways crew members nab for alleged drug trafficking

Two members of Kenya Airways cabin crew were arrested at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday with narcotic substances while about to fly to Benin in West Africa, police and the airline have confirmed. A police at the airport said the two cabinet crew members were arrested a few minutes to their take-off to Cotonou, Benin. “We have ...

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Anambra police finger murder convicts as brains behind Ozubulu Church killings

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Garba Umar, on Wednesday named two suspects behind the invasion and killing of 18 worshipers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu. According to the police, the suspects are: Prince Charles Obi a.k.a Gozila and Dickson Nwodi who are believed to be are serving murder sentences in South African prison. No fewer than 18 ...

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