Category: Crime

Businessman jailed for N2.5m fraud

Businessman jailed for N2.5m fraud Businessman jailed

A Kano-based businessman, Mustapha Babangida, was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N250,000 fine on Monday, Juanuary 7, for defrauding a fellow businessman, Obi Bartholomew, of sums totaling N2.5 million. Justice Ibrahim Karaye of the Kano State High Court handed down the sentence after pronouncing Babangidan guilty of a one-count charge of […]

Treat Ibadan mayhem perpetrators as criminals, Ajimobi tells Police

Treat Ibadan mayhem perpetrators as criminals, Ajimobi tells Police Ibadan Mayhem

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has tasked the police in Oyo State to be harsh on perpetrators of the mayhem in which 20 houses and 30 shops were razed in Ibadan at the weekend. The governor, who spoke through his deputy, Moses Alake Adeyemo, made the demand on Monday when he paid an on-the-spot visit to the […]

Hoodlum attacks Hakkem Alao, Oyo AD guber candidate

Hoodlum attacks Hakkem Alao, Oyo AD guber candidate Hoodlum attacks

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao, narrowly escaped being hurt on Friday when hoodlums attacked his Oke-Itunu, Ibadan campaign office and damaged the passenger’s glass of his vehicle. Though the purpose of the attempted attack remained unknown, the Director-General of his campaign team, Mr. Ademola Adeniji, […]

EFCC arrests six Yahoo boys

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, also known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ in one of their hideouts at Kubwa area, Abuja. The suspects are: Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James. The operation, which was carried out on May […]

Offa robbery: Police declare gang leaders wanted

Offa robbery: Police declare gang leaders wanted

The Nigeria Police on Friday declared wanted four of the gang leaders and principal suspects in a recent deadly robbery attack on some banks in Offa, Kwara State. According to a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, photographs of the wanted suspects have been released for assistance on possible information that […]

Ex-banker bags 7 years for N700m fraud

Ex-banker bags 7 years for N700m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Friday, May 4, 2018, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Nsa Ayi, a former Relationship Officer, Coronation Merchant Bank, to seven years imprisonment before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Lagos. The convict, who was arraigned on February 26, […]

Man remanded for attempt to rape 110-year-old woman

Man remanded for attempt to rape 110-year-old woman Rape

An Ado Magistrate’s Court in Ekiti State has ordered that a 56-year-old man, Abraham Benjamin, be remanded in prison custody for an allegedly attempt to rape a 110-year-old woman in her home. The Magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Ajibade, gave the order on Thursday when the accused was arraigned before her by a police prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo. […]

Three bag jail terms for internet fraud

Three bag jail terms for internet fraud Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of three members of an internet fraud gang at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. Two of the convicts, Prince Henry Ofeyi and Afatakpa David were convicted and sentenced by Justice P. I. Ajoku on Wednesday April 2 while the […]

Court jails Nwobike, SAN, over bribery

Court jails Nwobike, SAN, over bribery Nwobike

A Lagos State High Court on Monday convicted Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigera, for bribery and perversion of justice, and sentenced him to one month imprisonment. The presiding judge, Justice Raliat Adebiyi, pronounced the senior lawyer guilty, saying she was satisfied with the arguments and evidence brought against him by the Economic and […]