• Armsgate: Court remands NAF chief, two others in Kuje prison

    Armsgate: Court remands NAF chief, two others in Kuje prison

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered Friday that three men, including Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi (retired) be remanded in Kuje prison.

    Also to be kept in Kuje prison are an employee of Diamond Bank Plc, Babatunde Faro and Sada Adamu.

    The judge ordered their remand after they were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on two separate charges.

    Omenyi and his company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, were arraigned on a 3-count charge of abuse of office […]

  • Woman, two others docked for stealing N4m drinks

    Woman, two others docked for stealing N4m drinks

    Three persons, including a 51-year-old female, were on Tuesday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing drinks valued at N4 million.

    The accused, Adewale Akinremi, 39; Adebayo Akinfenwa, 32; and Anah Ushie (female), 51, were charged with conspiracy and stealing.

    The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 17, 2016, at Apapa, Lagos.

    Ogu said that the accused conspired to steal Orijin Beer and Malta drinks valued at N4,184,483, property of […]

  • EFCC quizzes Jonathan’s ex-chief of staff, two others

    EFCC quizzes Jonathan’s ex-chief of staff, two others

    Jones Arogbofa, a retired brigadier and former chief of staff to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has been detained and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    According to an online medium, Arogbofa was quizzed along with Benjamin Dikki, former Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), and Godknows Igali, former Permanent Secretary in the ministry of power.

    Reports indicate that they are being investigated over the payment of alleged phantom insurance premiums totalling N27 billion for cover not provided to […]

  • EFCC arrests Governor Umahi’s brother, two others over N400m campaign slush fund

    EFCC arrests Governor Umahi’s brother, two others over N400m campaign slush fund

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested three persons including Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi’s brother, Austin Umahi, over a N400 million slush fund linked to the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    The suspects, all staff of Brass Engineering & Construction Nigeria Limited and Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort, were arrested following their refusal to honour invitations by the EFCC for questioning in an ongoing investigation involving both companies.

    While Austin Umahi doubles as the chairman […]

  • Suspected herdsmen kill RCCG pastor, two others in Kaduna

    Suspected herdsmen kill RCCG pastor, two others in Kaduna

    Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night killed a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Luka Ubangari, and two others in Unguwan Anjo, near Godogodo in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

    Ubangari was said to have been ambushed, shot and killed while on his motorcycle after an evangelical visit to Golkofa.

    It was gathered that the killing of Ubangari took place two days after suspected herdsmen attacked Ningon village, which is 6km from Gwantu, the headquarters […]

  • Why Mama Boko Haram, two others were declared wanted – Military explains

    Why Mama Boko Haram, two others were declared wanted – Military explains

    The nation’s military on Tuesday explained why the Army declared Aisha Wakil, popularly known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’; a journalist, Ahmed Salkida; and Ahmed Bolori wanted, clarifying that it is not arresting them as is being construed in some quarters.

    The Director of Defence Information Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar stated this while delivering a lecture tagged “Media-Military relationship in the fight against insurgency”, in Abuja during the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Correspondent Chapel 2016 activities to mark […]

  • EFCC arraigns former Ebonyi Council Chair, two others for N25m fraud

    EFCC arraigns former Ebonyi Council Chair, two others for N25m fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a former Coordinator of Afikpo South Local Government Development Centre of Ebonyi State, Ugwuocha  Okoroafor; his treasurer, Christian Chukwu Owo; and the Administrative Officer, Anne Eke Agwu, before Justice E.A. Ngene of the State High Court, Afikpo on a 15-count charge of conspiracy and stealing of public funds totaling over N25 million.

    Okoroafor and his alleged accomplices were said to have at various times between 2013 and 2015 raised vouchers for payments […]

  • EFCC quizzes Bauchi former deputy speaker, two others over N500m poll slush fund

    EFCC quizzes Bauchi former deputy speaker, two others over N500m poll slush fund

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, quizzed the former deputy speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Sace Dumba, former caretaker chairman of Dass local government area, Mohammed Suleiman Rabo, and former chairman of People’s Democratic Party in Dass LGA of the state for allegedly sharing about five hundred million naira (N500 million) to 20 local government areas of the state for the re-election of the former president Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election.

    According to an […]

  • Stepmother, two others to die by hanging for killing baby for ritual

    Stepmother, two others to die by hanging for killing baby for ritual

    An Edo High Court on Monday sentenced three people to death by hanging over the murder of a three-year-old girl.

    The convicts, Betty Stephen, the stepmother, and the two teachers- Johnson Ogbeide and Nancy Aiwuyor, committed the offence on February 24, 2009, at Erhiborhibo village, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo.

    The judge, Justice Geraldine Imadegbelo, in her judgment said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

    She said the prosecution proved that the stepmother gave the three-year-old girl to Ogbeide, who […]

  • Suspected killer of Police ASP, two others arrested in Rivers

    Suspected killer of Police ASP, two others arrested in Rivers

    The Police in Rivers state Tuesday said it has apprehended one Chimenem, a member of the criminal gang suspected to be killers of three Police officers attached to Rumuolumeni Police Division of the state recently.

    An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Daniel Ofomah and two others were reportedly ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen while on routine patrol in their area.

    The Police have been looking for their killers. The command’s spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), in a […]

  • Student and two others sentenced to death by hanging in Lagos

    Student and two others sentenced to death by hanging in Lagos

    A High Court of Lagos State sitting in ‎Ikeja has sentenced three persons to death by hanging by the neck till death.

    The ‎convicts included a student who doubles as a commercial motorcyclist, Ganiyu Hassan, an aluminium worker, Wasiu Arepo, and a driver, Oluwaseun Idowu.

    The court presided by Justice Lateef Lawal- Akapo found the convict guilty on a four count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and murder contrary to Section 402 subsection 2(a) of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, […]