• High Court sentences three foreigners to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking

    High Court sentences three foreigners to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, has sentenced three Bolivians to 12 years imprisonment for unlawful production of Methamphetamine, a banned drug similar to cocaine and heroin.

    The convicts are Reuben Ticono Jorge, Yhugo Chavaez Moreno, and Yerko Artunduago Dorado.

    On Monday, November 21, 2016, the court presided over by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, convicted the three Bolivians after they pleaded guilty to two drug-related offences leveled against them by the National Drugs Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

    They were convicted after NDLEA’s prosecutor, Abu […]

  • Double Trouble as HIV/AIDS Patient Lands in Prison For Shocking Reasons

    Double Trouble as HIV/AIDS Patient Lands in Prison For Shocking Reasons

    A HIV/AIDS patient has found himself in even more trouble after he was found out to have committed a grievous crime.

    Adeyemo Babatunde Akanni, alias Adeyanju Williams, an AIDS patient, has been sentenced to jail.

    The man was sentenced to a two-year jail term by a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, on Friday, for attempting to export 1.595 kilogrammes of heroin to France

    According to reports, Akanni was arrested with the drug by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives at the […]

  • Oscar Pistorius celebrates 30th birthday in prison

    Oscar Pistorius celebrates 30th birthday in prison

    Oscar Pistorius celebrated his 30th birthday in a new, more comfortable jail as his family insist “some amazing things are happening for him”.

    The shamed athlete last month won his claim to be moved from to a newly-refurbished, “more relaxed” prison, aimed at “low risk, non violent offenders” and disabled inmates, where he is surrounded by acres of lush gardens and trees.

    As part of his rehabilitation programme, Pistorius will be expected to grow vegetables and work in the orchards, according to […]

  • Sokoto Goverment pays N2m fine to free 20 prison inmates

    Sokoto Goverment pays N2m fine to free 20 prison inmates

    Sokoto State Government on Sunday paid N2 million fines on behalf of 20 inmates to enable the offenders regain their freedom from prison.

    Each of the freed inmates of Sokoto Central Prison also received N2,000 as transport money from the state government.

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said that the gesture was part of his administration’s efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the beneficiaries.

    Tambuwal, who was represented by the Commissioner of Rural Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, warned the freed inmates against involvement in any […]

  • Seun Egbegbe Speaks out saying, “I am not presently at Kirikiri prison”

    Seun Egbegbe Speaks out saying, “I am not presently at Kirikiri prison”

    Following the arrest of Mr Seun Egbegbe for allegedly stealing iPhones in Computer Village Ikeja, his publicist and media manager has released a statement debunking the rumours that he has been sent to Kirikiri prison . According to them, Mr. Egbegbe was released on bail and his case has been adjourned to 18th February 2017.

    Read the press release below…
    SEUN EGBEGBE: Special Appreciation to you all! Following the public allegation about the news/publication on social media that Mr Seun Egbegbe was […]

  • Attempted jailbreak at Awka prison foiled

    Attempted jailbreak at Awka prison foiled

    An attempted jail break at the Awka prison was foiled yesterday, in an attempt that may not be unconnected to the detention of some influential inmates at the facility.

    News about the jail break plot filtered into town yesterday afternoon as fear gripped the prison neighborhood with many secretly making arrangements to move their family members out of harm zone.

    Journalists gathered yesterday that the jail break plot was not unconnected with presence of some influential persons presently under prosecution in court […]

  • Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    An Ogun State High court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday ordered that the former Works Minister and Pro – Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and the institution’s Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole be reminded in prison custody pending the perfection of the bail conditions granted them.

    Lead Counsel for Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Mr Wale Adesokan and that of Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Mr Benjamin Ogunmodede secured bail for the duo […]

  • Police officer, 5 others sent to prison over N6m robbery

    Police officer, 5 others sent to prison over N6m robbery

    For allegedly robbing some Chinese of N6 million worth of goods and cash, six people, including a police officer, were on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

    The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akokhia, refused to hear the accused plea and remanded them in prison.

    Akokhia adjourned the case to Dec. 22 for mention.

    The accused are Sunday Onuh, 32, driver; Peter Owoicho, 30, house keeper; James Momoh, 20, driver; Emmanuel Audu, 32, unemployed; Francis Onuh, 32, and Gabriel Ochigbo, […]

  • No inmate beaten to death by Kwara prison officials – PRO

    No inmate beaten to death by Kwara prison officials – PRO

    It ws gathered that the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the Ilorin Prison, in Kwara State, Mr Philip, has refuted reports making the rounds that some prison officials beat six inmates to death after they protested over poor quality of food given to them.

    The incident was said to have caused chaos on Thursday at the Oke Kura prison.

    According to the widely circulated report, the inmates requested to see the Comptroller General of Prisons so he could address their grievances, but […]

  • Six Inmates Allegedly Beaten To Death By Kwara Prison Officials

    Six Inmates Allegedly Beaten To Death By Kwara Prison Officials

    According to reports, the Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, Kwara State, was thrown into pandemonium on Thursday after six inmates were reportedly beaten to death by warders.

    Newsmen reported that 11 other inmates were seriously injured during the fracas which occurred around 2pm.

    It was learnt that the inmates, who were in the condemned inmates’ cell, had protested the substandard quality of food they were served and demanded to see the controller of the prison to address their grievances.

    The source said the prison […]

  • 48-year-old Pastor remanded in prison for allegedly impregnating 17-year-old girl

    48-year-old Pastor remanded in prison for allegedly impregnating 17-year-old girl

    An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 48-year-old pastor, Micheal Adeniran, in prison custody for allegedly impregnating a teenager.

    The magistrate, Mrs Oriyomi Sofowora, ordered that the accused be remanded for the facts of the case to be stated.

    She then adjourned the case till Nov.30.

    The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of sexual abuse.

    The prosecutor, Insp. Kayode Emnmanuel, told the court that the accused committed the offence in June at El-Bethel Church, Ita […]