• Court jails man 7 years without option fine for N400,000 fraud

    Court jails man 7 years without option fine for N400,000 fraud

    Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced Valentine Madu to seven years imprisonment.

    The sentence is without an option of fine.

    The convict was arraigned on September 27, 2012 on a single-count amended charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    Specifically, Mr. Madu collected N400,000 from Chioma Princewill as the cost of instituting a legal action against Total E & F Nigeria […]

  • Court jails applicant 2 months for stealing street lamp

    Court jails applicant 2 months for stealing street lamp

    A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old applicant, Salisu Ali, to two months imprisonment for stealing a street security lamp.

    Ali of no fixed address was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.

    The Senior Magistrate, Teribo Jim, convicted Ali after he pleaded guilty and begged the court to temper justice with mercy.

    Jim, however, did not give the convict an option to pay a fine, hold that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

    Prosecutor […]

  • Court jails soldier over assaulting teenager in Maiduguri

    Court jails soldier over assaulting teenager in Maiduguri

    A Nigerian Army Court martial has sentenced Staff Sergeant, Umar Sale to three years imprisonment for causing bodily harm to a male teenager in Maiduguri.

    In his ruling in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the President of the court, Brig.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, said the convict would also be demoted to private as part of his punishment.

    “Staff Sgt. Umar Sale, you have been found guilty of the charges against you, having listened to the presentation of the prosecution to treat you as a first […]

  • Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    Court jails traditional ruler, as ICPC arraigns SUBEB officials

    The High Court of Abia State has sentenced the traditional ruler of Ipupe community in Ubalaka, Umuahia South local council, Eze Bob Ubiaru, to two years in prison for embezzlement of funds.

    Spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa said in a statement yesterday that the money was meant for the compensation of his community for the installation of public power infrastructure on their sacred land.

    The traditional ruler was arraigned alongside the Secretary […]

  • Abuja court jails tailor for giving false information to police

    Abuja court jails tailor for giving false information to police

    A Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a 27-year-old tailor, Adabara Abdullahim, to 12 months imprisonment for giving false information to the police.

    The judge, Mr Garba Ogbede, did not give Abdullahim an option of fine.

    Ogbede ordered him to pay N 239, 500 to the commissioner of police, FCT Command.

    Abdullahim, a resident of Zuba, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of giving false information and extortion.

    He had pleaded for leniency.

    The prosecutor, Mrs Ndidi Ukoha, had […]

  • Lagos court jails fake landlord six years

    Lagos court jails fake landlord six years

    A 52-year-old man, Ige Aruya, will spend six years in prison for posing as landlord to defraud a nollywood actress of N820, 200,

    A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, presided over by Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye, sentenced Aruya after finding him guilty of a two charges of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

     

    Ayeye said that all the evidence before the court showed without doubt that Aruya was guilty of the charges and sentenced Aruya to prison with hard labour and without […]

  • Court jails former NIMASA DG, Raymond Omatseye for five years over N1.5bn scam

    Court jails former NIMASA DG, Raymond Omatseye for five years over N1.5bn scam

    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA.

    The offence, according to the EFCC, contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

    Omatseye was also charged with money laundering contrary […]

  • Osun Court Jails 70 Years Old Chief For Raping Two Pupils

    Osun Court Jails 70 Years Old Chief For Raping Two Pupils

    An Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has sentenced a septuagenarian, Chief Moses Adeniyi, to seven years imprisonment for raping two teenage pupils.

    The judgment is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the Osun State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Opeyemi Bello, in Osogbo on Thursday.

    Adeniyi, who is the Loja, Araromi Otokobo was arraigned in court on Mach 28 2011 was charged with rape and indecent assault.

    The prosecution team from the Ministry of Justice: Tijani Adekilekun, who […]