Man kills father over cooked yam in Ebonyi state An Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abakaliki, on Thursday, remanded in a correctional centre a 37-year-old man, Chibueze Iduma, for allegedly killing his father with his walking stick. It was learnt that the suspect and his father, Mr Emmanuel Iduma, had an altercation over a piece of cooked yam when...... read more
Police arrest accomplices of Pastor who allegedly pays people N3,000 to fake miracles A Pastor who allegedly hires people to stage miracles aimed at defrauding unsuspecting members of his church, has been busted by the Lagos State Police.    The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu who disclosed that the Pastor identified simply as Elijah is currently on the run, said  six people were arrested...... read more
Female patient caught on CCTV stealing UBTH Doctor's phone A female patient was caught on CCTV stealing a doctor’s phone at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).       Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Prof. Darlington Obaseki who narrated the incident at the end of the year/curtail party organized by the management of the Hospital for its staff on...... read more
Middle-aged man allegedly butchered his two children in Abakiliki A middle-aged man, Mr Chinasa Ogbaga, a native of Egwuagu Okpuitumo Community in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has allegedly butchered his two children and left one half-dead. The accused person, who was said to have committed the act on  Saturday night when villagers and other family members...... read more
Woman, 40, in court over theft of WAEC result Rose Okeke, 40, who allegedly stole the original copy of a candidate’s result from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) office appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Okeke, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of stealing, forgery and conspiracy, to which she pleaded not guilty....... read more
EFCC kicks as convicted Orji Kalu begs court for bail Convicted Senator and former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail from the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending determination of an appeal against his conviction. Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu and sentenced him to a concurrent jail term of 12...... read more
Former court registrar, wife arrested for money laundering A former staff of the Judiciary and his spouse have been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on a charge which borders on money laundering.   A statement by the commission says Mr. Joseph Etefia Udoh, a former Registrar with the Kaduna Division of the Federal High Court of Justice (FHCJ) and his wife, Mrs. Grace Udoh, were arraigned before Justice Mallong Peter Hoommuck on 12 counts.  ...... read more
N7.65bn Fraud: EFCC Marks Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu’s Properties for seizure The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has started marking properties belonging to the former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu for seizure. Mr Kalu, a senator representing Abia North, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a N7.65 billion fraud by Justice Muhammed Idris of a Federal High Court...... read more
ICPC declares Kebbi lawmaker wanted The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission has declared wanted Shehu Muhammad, a member of the House of Representatives.        Muhammed is representing Koko/Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State.  According to the anti-graft agency, Muhammad was declared wanted “for his failure to appear before the commission in an ongoing investigation against...... read more
Man jailed over 'injurious and false accusation' against Bauchi Governor Umar Mai-Fata, a resident of Bauchi state has been remanded in a correctional facility over an alleged ‘injurious and false accusation' against Governor Bala Mohammed.   The suspect was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Safiya Doma of Court 11 in Bauchi state, over claims of Governor Bala Muhammed taking N1 billion from the state government’s...... read more
Serial rapist gets 33 life sentences for attacks on 11 women, children Britain’s worst rapist Joseph McCann has been sentenced to life behind bars after carrying out a series of brutal sex attacks on 11 women and children ‘Self-obsessed’ McCann, 34, refused to show up to the Old Bailey on Monday afternoon to hear his sentencing by Mr Justice Edis because he claimed...... read more
ICPC arraigns Ortom’s aide, ex-commissioner for N4.7bn fraud The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has dragged Mr Stephen Amase, principal private secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, and a former commissioner of works in the state, who is now the Special Adviser, Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Mr Manger Emmanuel, to court...... read more
Bank manager jailed for unauthorized loan A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday sentenced a 56-year-old man, Adekunle Oyeobu, to two and a half years in prison for issuing loans to three customers without obtaining appropriate authorisation. The convict, who was a bank manager at the Aba branch of the now defunct Cooperative...... read more
WAEC withdraws 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates for malpractice The West African Examinations Council has released the list of impounded certificates of candidates, who were believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates, noting that the nature...... read more
Pastor sends assassins after fellow cleric over popularity For allegedly sending a six-man gang of suspected assassins to kill one Pastor Janet Ogunshola, the police on Tuesday arraigned the pastor of The Life House Ministry, Ojo Barracks, Benjamin Akinsanya, before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere. Akinsanya was arraigned alongside Darlington Orji and Liberty Elvis on five counts...... read more
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