Woman arrested for attempting to smuggle drug to Abuja inmate

Officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja have arrested a woman identified as Precious Yusuf while attempting to smuggle drugs to an inmate. The suspect was said to have disguised as a visitor to one of the inmates but was apprehended during a search by the correctional service officials. Yusuf, according to a statement on Wednesday by the FCT command spokesperson of the service, Adamu Duza, concealed the drugs in food packs. He said the woman confessed that she was sent to deliver the drugs…

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Former Accountant General begs for time to refund looted funds

Anamekwe Nwabuoku, a former acting Accountant-General of the Federation, on Wednesday, pleaded with Justice James Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja to give him more time to conclude the refund of the public funds allegedly looted by him and his co-defendant. Nwabuoku and his co-defendant, Felix Nweke, are facing 11 counts of money laundering to the tune of N1.6bn. They are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The defendants were accused of committing to the act while Nwabuoku served as the Director of Finance and…

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Suspected kidnapper arrested, 18-month-old victim rescued

Zakariyya Muhammad, a 22-year-old suspected kidnapper of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano State, has been arrested by police sixteen hours after the kidnap incident. Confirming the arrest in a press statement, on Tuesday, the Police Command’s spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said: “On 04/07/2024 at about 4 pm, a report was received from a resident of Sabuwar Gandu Kwarin Barka Quarters, Kano that he received a phone call from an unknown person, who claimed to have kidnapped his 2½-year-old daughter, Amina and demanded N2m ransom for her release.” “On…

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CBN: How Emefiele, wife used Zenith Bank to launder billions of naira -Witness tells court

A official of Zenith Bank plc, Ms. Ifeoma Ogbinna who is an Assistant Manager and fifth prosecution witness has narrated to Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja how the wife of the embattled former Governor of Central Bank (CBN), Godwin Emefiele assisted in laundering huge amounts of money for her husband. A fifth prosecution witness disclosed this at the continuation of trial on Tuesday. Emefiele is standing trial over abuse of office, alleged $4.5 billion and N2.8 billion fraud while in office alongside Henry Omoile. She was led…

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Notorious drug lord arrested in Imo State after escaping from South Africa

A notorious drug cartel behind the production and distribution of deadly psychoactive substance, methamphetamine, popularly called ‘mkpuru mmiri’ has been taken down by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, following the arrest of the leader of the syndicate, 42-year-old Joachin Chikaodi Mbonu and his associate in his mansion tucked in his Umuomi village, Uzogba-Ezenomi autonomous community, Ikeduru local government area of Imo State. The cartel with operational bases in Imo and Rivers state became a target of the Agency following intelligence indicating it is responsible for the…

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26 persons kidnapped in Katsina by terrorists dressed as women

26 persons were reportedly kidnapped by terrorists who disguised in women’s Abaya (dress), in Katsina State. They attacked Runka community in the state at the weekend and abducted locals — mostly women and children. A local said the terrorists invaded the community at about 10.30 p.m., shooting sporadically. “In my house alone they abducted 10 females and two males. “In total, they abducted 26 people from the community,” he said. He attributed the attack to the nefarious activities of informants who collaborated with the hoodlums to sabotage government efforts in…

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72-year-old sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling neighbour’s daughter

A septuagenarian, David Jackson, has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court Ikeja, Lagos State, on Monday, for defiling his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter. The judge sentenced the 72-year-old security guard after she held that the prosecution had proved the three ingredients of defilement against him beyond reasonable doubt. Delivering her judgment, Soladoye held that the victim was seven years old as of the time of the incident but was eight years old when she testified before the court…

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65-yr-old cleric arrested for allegedly raping 7-yr-old girl

Francis Ogwu, a 65-year-old cleric, has been handed over to the police for allegedly defiling his seven-year-old domestic help. The suspect, Ogwu, was arrested following an alarm raised by concerned residents of the town. The media aide to Anambra Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, said this in a statement to newsmen in Awka on Thursday. The suspect, a pastor and general overseer of Jesus House of Joy Church, Awka hails from Imo State. He has lived in Anambra, with his wife and children, for over…

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Former Konga CEO, Imudia, commits suicide in Lagos home

Nick Imudia, former Chief Executive Officer of Konga, one of Nigeria’s e-commerce giants, has reportedly committed suicide. Imudia was said to have committed the act by jumping from the balcony of his apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State on the evening of Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Before his death, the businessman reportedly made a call to his United States-based brother to give him instructions on how to distribute his wealth and also called his young daughter to inform her that he would always be there for her. According…

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Terrorists demand N20m levies, taxes monthly from Benue communities

Armed terrorists operating in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State have reportedly commenced the collection of taxes and levies from residents of Torough and nearby communities. It was gathered, yesterday, from a resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity that the gangs introduced a levy of N20 million as monthly tax to be paid by each household. He said they had already started gathering the levy after allocating each household their share of the tax since they had no option but to comply. He pointed out…

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