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NYSC confirms abduction of corps member in Borno (photo)

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the abduction of a male corps member, Abraham Amuta, by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The NYSC cordinator in Borno State, Rabiu Aminu,  told newsmen at a press conference today Monday, May 6th, that the corps member was abducted along with a pastor …

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Four Kwara State government officials arraigned for money laundering (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, on Thursday, arraigned four officials of the Kwara State Government, before Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on a two-count charge bordering on money laundering. Those arraigned include: Abubakar Ishiak, Permanent Secretary; Shina Mudasir Akorede, …

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JAMB 2019: Police arrest fake candidate who registered 64 times to ghostwrite for 64 real candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAM) says it has apprehended a fake candidate who registered for the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 64 times with the purpose of ghost-writing the examination for 64 real candidates.   The board described the examination mercenary as a “notorious cheat”. The board also …

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Angry man douses his wife with acid for demanding a divorce in Anambra State (Photo)

A man identified as Onyeachonam Chinwuba has splashed acid on his wife, Anurika, for demanding for divorce in Awka, Anambra State. According to the State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, the victim who had sought divorce, accusing her husband of living a questionable life, was with her husband in the Ministry, where …

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Man, wife arrested for killing their son over allegations he is a wizard (photo)

The Akwa Ibom state police command have arrested a man, Essien Okon,  and his wife, Peace, for allegedly killing their 12-year-old son, Joseph. According to the police, Essien and his wife, Peace allegedly prepared a poisonous concoction with a certain seed called asene and forced the boy to drink it so he can die …

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Former SMEDAN boss, Bature Masari arraigned over N104.7m money laundering scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, arranged former Director General of SMEDAN, Bature Umar Masari before a Federal High Court in Abuja, following his alleged involvement in N107.7million money laundering and proceeds of gratification. The EFCC is prosecuting Masari on a 17- count charge of alleged …

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Court jails economics graduate, Fredrick Shuaibu for Impersonation in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has secured the conviction of an Economics graduate from a public university in Southwest Nigeria, Fredrick Shuaibu, for criminal impersonation. Fredrick was convicted and sentenced to four months imprisonment on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a …

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Remorseful ‘yahoo boy’ sentenced to six months imprisonment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office has secured the conviction of Ogundele Adeseye, 24, who was re-arraigned on a one-count amended charge bordering on internet fraud. He was convicted by Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, on April 10, …

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EFCC arraigns six FAAN staff, two others for illegal gold dealing

The Lagos zonal office of EFCC on April 9, 2019, arraigned eight suspected members of a syndicate of illegal gold dealers before Justice A.O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on dealing in gold mine without lawful authorisation, conspiracy and being in …

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Fake car owner docked in Apapa for allegedly stealing N440,000

A 38-year-old man, identified as Chukwunonso Anigbogu, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly claiming to be the owner of a Golf 4 car and stealing N440,000 from one Obinna Okeke in Lagos. Anigbogu is facing a two-count charge bordering on false pretence and stealing. The …

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