Alleged N3.2bn Fraud: Court admits Heritage bank documents against Orji Kalu, others A federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, on Wednesday admitted in evidence, a set of documents brought by a Compliance Officer with Heritage Bank Plc, Adeniyi David Tunde, against the former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu alongside the state's former finance commissioner,...... read more
Order FG to return my money, Yakubu pleads Erstwhile Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Kano to order the Federal Government to return to him, over N3billion that was found in his home in Kaduna. Yakubu, in a motion on notice with suit number...... read more
Man set ablaze for attempting to steal water pump Benue State police command have recovered the charred body of a suspected thief who was set ablaze by an angry mob.   The man and two other accomplices had reportedly sneaked into a primary health care centre in Gbatse in the Ushongo Local Government Area around 3am on Sunday to steal...... read more
Court orders incarceration of two Herdsmen for Destruction of Farmlands An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court momday ordered the incarceration of two persons, Momodu Rebo, 19, and Isiaka Idris, 22, in prison for allegedly destroying crops. During yesterday’s proceeding, the police prosecutor, Samson Osobu, told the court that, the accused and others at large committed the offence on January 11 at Apoto...... read more
Principal arrested for buying babies in Ebonyi state A female principal (name withheld) has been arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command for allegedly buying two female babies from suspected child trafficking syndicate operating in the area. PUNCH reports that security operatives in the area smashed the child trafficking syndicate that specialised in buying and selling of little babies...... read more
257 Boko Haram Detainees freed by the Nigerian Army 257 suspected Boko Haram detainees regained there freedom on thursday. This is according to an announcement made by the military at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri on Sunday. Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who received the rescued persons from the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, during Armed Forces Remembrance...... read more
Court remands Fayose’s aides for alleged $50,000 theft The police in Ekiti State yesterday arraigned three men- Temitope Bamidele, Sunday Afolabi  and Shuaibu Amidu- at the Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, for alleged stealing. Bamidele and Afolabi are domestic aides of Governor Ayo Fayose. The men were arraigned for the alleged theft of $50,000 purportedly belonging to...... read more
EFCC raids Justice Ajumogobia's home Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invaded the home of embattled Justice of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, yesterday morning, at about 5.00 a.m. to conduct a search. It was gathered that the men of the anti-graft agency, who arrived in their numbers, surrounded the Park View Estate, Lagos residence...... read more
Kidnappers of Dangote's expatriates arrested by the police The police have arrested three of the suspected kidnappers of five expatriate members of staff of Dangote group of company. According to NAN, the kidnappers were alleged to have killed the driver who took the ransom money to the suspects. They were arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) ....... read more
Fraudsters hack email, defraud estate agent of N4m Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected Internet fraudsters for allegedly defrauding an estate agent of about N4m. The suspects, Olisa Oyegbuka, 28; Ifeannacho Kingsley, 27; and Ujumwa Aniemena, 33–had allegedly hacked into the email of an unnamed client of the estate agent. They allegedly sent a message from the...... read more
Police confirm Bagudu Hirse’s kidnap The Kaduna Police Command on Sunday confirmed the kidnap of a former minister of foreign affairs Bagudu Hirse, by unidentified gunmen. The Command’s Public Relation officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna. Usman said no arrest had been made so...... read more
How police foiled attempt to kidnap Forte Oil boss, Femi Otedola Officers of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in the Nigerian Police have foiled an attempt by a three-man gang to kidnap oil magnate, Femi Otedola. According to revelation made by the Force Headquarters’ spokesman, Don Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the three suspects, messers Ikechukwu Daniel, 28; Adeyemi Kayode,...... read more
Taraba Gov. Raises Alarm Over The Influx Of Boko Haram Taraba state Governor, Darius Ishaku has raised alarm over the influx of Boko Haram members into the state. The Governor raised the alarm while hosting senators in his office in Jalingo. He noted that recent arrests and interrogations by security agents indicated a high rate of influx to the state. He...... read more
UPDATE: EFCC re-arraigns Abia Ex-Governor, Orji Uzor kalu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned the former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a 34-count charge of money laundering. Arraigned alongside the Abia Ex-governor was one Udeh Jones Udeogu, as well as Kalu's company, SlokNigeria Limited. In the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/56/07, the EFCC alleged that between August 2001 and December 2005, during Kalu’s...... read more
'I wouldn't want to join issues with EFCC or Obanikoro, am innocent of the allegation' - Gov. Fayose Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has denied collecting any cash from Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as alleged in by Obanikoro in his confession to the EFCC.  Fayose said the claim by Obanikoro, who is currently in EFCC custody, that he collected some money from him, was a clear indication that he...... read more
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