Crime

Evans loses assets to First Bank, Skye Bank

Skye Bank PLC and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have obtained a court order to take over the assets of Evans. NewsmakersNG learnt that Evans Medical Plc, one of Nigeria’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, lost its assets to the bankers after failing to pay its debts. The firm, established in 1954, explained in a statement that it lost its assets after ...

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Buhari orders sack of Maina from civil service

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of the former chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina from the Federal civil service. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Monday in Abuja stated that the decision is sequel to a memo to the acting Head ...

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Evans, kidnap kingpin arraigned by police on fresh charges

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike. a. k.a Evans, faces second arraignment at an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island amid watertight security. Details later…  

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Police dock Lagos housemaid for stealing N3.5m employer’s jewelry

The police have arraigned 18-year-old house keeper, Patience Ejebong before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over theft of her employer’s jewelleries worth N3.5 million. Ejebong was arraigned alongside an alleged accomplice, Timothy Uteng, 31, on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecuting officer, Sgt. Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed ...

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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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