Ikoyi Money: Court orders Forfeiture of Osborne tower Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered  in iron cabinets and “Ghana-must-go” bags in April. The money is said to belong to the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA). The court...... read more
Ex-Super Eagles star, Godwin Okpara, arraigned for wife battery   Former Super Eagles player, Godwin Okpara, was arraigned on Thursday before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja for alleged wife battery. The 43-year old ex-football star was accused of battering his wife of 25 years, Linda. He was arraigned on one count of wife battery contrary to Section 173...... read more
Customs intercept 365 bags of smuggled rice in Sokoto The Controller of Nigerian Customs Service in Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command, Mr Nasiru Ahmad, said the command had intercepted two trucks with 365 bags of foreign rice. Ahmad, represented by the command’s Spokesman, Mr Magaji Mailafiya, said Thursday that the seizures were made last Thursday and Friday along Illela-Sokoto road. Ahmad said the seized...... read more
Ex-Kogi Governor in EFCC Custody over N500m Largesse from Diezani   Former Kogi state governor, Idris Wada, is currently at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja for allegedly collecting N500 million from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dieziani Alison-Madueke, to engineer PDP's victory in the presidential election in 2015.  Sources in the commission said Wada arrived...... read more
EFCC sets up crack team on ex-SGF --- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, set up a crack team to probe fraud allegations against immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Lawal on August 27, 2015. The EFCC did not disclose the identity of the team...... read more
Fish out Killers of Labour Leader, Gov. Bello tells Police Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has condemned the gruesome murder of the Chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, Science and Technology Education Board, Mr. Abdulmumini Yakubu and one other in Ozuwaya, in Okene Local Government of the state.   In a statement issued in Lokoja on...... read more
Ozubulu Massacre: Police names suspects The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Garba Umar, on Wednesday, unmasked two suspects behind the invasion and killing of 18 worshipers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu.   The suspects are Prince Charles Obi a.k.a Gozila and Dickson Nwodi.   Umar disclosed this during a press briefing at Amawbia near...... read more
Ghost workers: EFCC begins trial of civil servants with 200 bank accounts, 8 others The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, commenced trial of nine civil servants suspected to be behind the insertion of several fictitious names (ghost workers) on the payroll of the federal government. One of the suspects, according to EFCC findings, was found to own and operate about 200 personal bank accounts...... read more
Maina: EFCC finds £6m pension cash in UK bank   Detectives have traced about £6m pension funds to a  United Kingdom bank  account  being managed by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation(OHCSF), The Nation learnt yesterday. The cash is being suspected to have been tampered with by some government officials. Two former Heads of the Civil...... read more
N2bn Fraud: Again, Maina goes into Hiding The embattled ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been accused of complicity in a N2bn fraud, has gone into hiding. The fugitive, who is still on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the alleged offence, went into hiding soon...... read more
EFCC has Launched Fresh Manhunt for Maina Mobile police officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday stormed a mansion belonging to embattled civil servant, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been on the wanted list for about two years. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered his sack and called for an investigation into how he...... read more
42-year old Man defiles, impregnates 13year girl in Ebonyi 42-year-old man, known as James has been dragged to the Family Law Centre in Abakaliki for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old pupil, Chinasa, in Ishieke community in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. Chinasa is a primary five pupil of a primary School at Obobo, Ishieke. She alleged that at...... read more
Man rapes only daughter, 15, for three years A 52-year-old retired civil servant, Paul Akpederi, is cooling his heels in a Lagos police cell after eating the forbidden fruit. The Delta State indigene, who lives on Adegbite Street, Ori-Okuta, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, was alleged to have raped his 15-year-old daughter, Rose, for over three years....... read more
Evans’ lawyer, accuses police of gross misconduct, indiscipline and sexual harassment The Lawyer handling the case of the suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans), Barr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has accused operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team  (IRT) of stealing from his client.   Ogungbeje, of Lawflex Chambers, Lagos, also accused IRT operatives of gross misconduct, indiscipline and sexual harassment. In a petition to...... read more
Police arrest two suspects at ritual shrine in Osun State The Osun State Police Command today paraded two people suspected to be ritualists who specialize in duping and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public under the pretence of being herbalists. The two suspects paraded by the state commissioner of police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye at the Force headquarters, Osogbo are Yusuf Taofeek,...... read more
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