• Man, 31, jailed for duping police officer in Benue

    Man, 31, jailed for duping police officer in Benue

    A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced 31-year-old applicant, Gideon Chubu, to 12 months imprisonment for impersonating a soldier and duping a mobile police officer of N40,000.

    Mr. Chubu was arraigned on a two-count charge, bordering on cheating and impersonation, punishable under Section 326 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

    The Magistrate, Lillian Tsumba, sentenced Mr. Chubu to 12 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged the court for leniency.

    Ms. Tsumba, who noted that the convict […]

  • Domestic servant jailed for stealing N250,000 gold jewelry

    Domestic servant jailed for stealing N250,000 gold jewelry

    An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a domestic servant, Sarah Akapa, to eight months imprisonment for stealing her employers gold neck chain and two earrings worth N250, 000.

    Akapa of Ketu, a suburb of Lagos State, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing.

    Delivering her judgment, the Magistrate, Mrs O. S. Amzat, advised the convict to turn a new leaf while in prison after sentencing her to eight months imprisonment with no option of fine.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie […]

  • I refused Osinbajo’s plea to support Buhari because he jailed my father – Femi Kuti

    I refused Osinbajo’s plea to support Buhari because he jailed my father – Femi Kuti

    Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo- Kuti, has said that he didn’t support the present administration during the 2015 general elections because Buhari jailed his father in 1984.

    He disclosed that despite the appeal by the Vice- President, Yemi Osinbajo for his support during the last election, he refused outrightly.

    He said this while reacting to a fan on twitter who accused him of keeping mute unlike his father when the country is in recession.

    The fan @thonynatz said, “The Great […]

  • Woman jailed 90 years for N5.6m admission scam

    Woman jailed 90 years for N5.6m admission scam

    A Court in Enugu on Thursday sentenced a woman to 90 years in jail for university admission fraud.

    The woman, Chika Amsy Charles, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and was sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of the 30-count charge brought against her.

    The sentences are to run concurrently from the date of her conviction.

    Ms. Charles was found guilty of swindling three young Nigerians to the tune of N5.6 million under the guise of helping them […]

  • EFCC impersonator jailed 14 years in Gombe

    EFCC impersonator jailed 14 years in Gombe

    According to reports, the High Court sitting in Gombe, the Gombe State capital, has sentenced a man, Muhammad Adamu, who falsely presented himself as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the state, to 14 years in prison.

    The spokesman for the commission’s zonal office in Gombe, Mr. Gbenga Aroyehun, said this in an email statement.

    He stated that the EFCC had charged Adamu for impersonation when he went to the Executive Secretary of the Gombe Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare […]

  • Ex-Adamawa council chairman jailed 70 years for fraud

    Ex-Adamawa council chairman jailed 70 years for fraud

    A former Chairman of Hong Local Government Council in Adamawa State, Ibrahim Baba Gayius, has been convicted and sentenced to 70 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Yola for fraud.

    The report of the former local government boss’s conviction emanated from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    According to the report, on October 6, 2016, Justice B. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola convicted Gayius.

    Convicted alongside the LG boss was the Chief Accounting Officer of the local government.

    They […]

  • Nigerian terrorist jailed in US on fake voters register for Edo poll – Oshiomhole

    Nigerian terrorist jailed in US on fake voters register for Edo poll – Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has alerted the public to the existence of a fake voter’s register in the state, which has the portrait of a convicted terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly referred to as the Underwear Bomber, ahead of the gubernatorial election holding on Wednesday.

    Speaking during a visit to him by the United States Consul General in Lagos, John Bray, Oshiomhole said he was shocked to see the portrait of the “underwear bomber” in the fake register, but […]

  • Electrician jailed 3 months for stealing N11,000 phone

    Electrician jailed 3 months for stealing N11,000 phone

    A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old electrician, Abdulgafar Musa to three months in prison for stealing a Nokia phone valued N11,000.

    Musa, of No. 66, Shehu Street, Jos, was charged with theft.

    The Magistrate, Mr Jovita Binjin, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for leniency.

    In his plea, the convict said “It was the devil’s hand work; jobs are not coming and I needed money to eat and also give help to my […]

  • Man jailed five years in Lagos for defrauding US-based cousin

    Man jailed five years in Lagos for defrauding US-based cousin

    Justice Kudirat Jose of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a businessman, Michael Nkwocha, to five years imprisonment for defrauding his cousin, Patrick Ekeh, of N9.5 million.

    “The accused is hereby found guilty of the one-count charge of stealing and is sentenced to five years in prison,” Jose ruled.

    The businessman was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on December 13, 2013 for stealing.

    The Counsel to the EFCC, Anita Imo, had during the trial told the court […]

  • Car dealer jailed five years for stealing N9.5m

    Car dealer jailed five years for stealing N9.5m

    An Ikeja High Court, Lagos Thursday sentenced a car salesman, Michael Ugochukwu Nkwocha, to five years in prison for stealing N9, 500,000 from his uncle, Mr. Patrick Ekeh, resident in the United States of America (USA).

    Justice Kudirat Jose found Nkwocha guilty on a count of stealing contrary to Section 39 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, 2011, following over two years of trial.

    Nkwocha was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on December 13, 2013 on […]

  • Two women jailed 10 months for receiving stolen rice, beans in Jos

    Two women jailed 10 months for receiving stolen rice, beans in Jos

    A Jos Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced two women, Karkuzu Raymond, 50, and Stella Alechenu, 45, to 10 months imprisonment each, for receiving stolen rice and beans.

    The convicts, both of Jenta Adamu Street, Jos, were charged with receiving stolen property.

    The magistrate, Jovita Binjin, sentenced them after they pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for leniency.

    In their plea, the convicts attributed their action to the harsh economic times.

    “It is the current hardship that led us to it; we just […]