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Nigerian cobbler to spend 18 months in jail for stealing phone

On Monday, an Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama sentenced a cobbler, Emmanuel Ike, to 18 months’ imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth N350,000.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab over 40 ‘criminals’ in Plateau

The Plateau state police command on Wednesday paraded over 40 suspected criminals who allegedly committed various crimes ranging from kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, homicides among others in different parts of the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Court remands teacher for ‘killing’ three policemen

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Tuesday ordered that a teacher, Mernyi Christopher, who allegedly murdered three policemen, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Businessman in court for ‘N6 million visa scam’

A 53-year-old businessman, Akande Richard, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged defrauding an applicant of N6 million for a U.S. visa.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab three notorious ‘Shilla Boys’ members in Yola

The police in Yola on Thursday confirmed the arrest of three members of a gang, notoriously known as “Shilla Boys”.

EFCC presents first witness against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal in ‘N544 million fraud’ trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened its case against Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), accused of N544 million fraud.
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SERAP drags Nigerian government to UN over ‘detention, torture’ of Omoyele Sowore, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent “an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment of journalist Omoyele Sowore and four other activists simply for peacefully exercising their human rights.”
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Crossover protest: Court remands Omoyele Sowore, four others in Kuje prison

Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and four others have been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja, pending the hearing and determination of their bail applications in their alleged public disturbance trial.
Omoyele Sowore

Sahara Reporters chief Omoyele Sowore remanded in prison

A Magistrate’s court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, January 4, 2021, ordered that Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.

Businessman remanded in Kuje correctional center over ‘forgery, embezzlement’

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a businessman, Paul Ozigbu, at the Kuje Correctional Center over alleged forgery, criminal conspiracy and illegal conversion of properties.
Onomene Adene, sister of arrested #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, says her brother is suffering from a liver problem.

Police accuse #EndSARS campaigner of cyberstalking, criminal incitement

The Nigeria Police Force has accused #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, of a series of criminal acts nine days after he was arrested and detained.

Trader in court for allegedly stealing property worth N2.2 million

A trader, Mustapha Halilu, on Wednesday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for allegedly stealing property worth N2.2 million from a physically challenged man.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign 71 suspects over ‘looting of virus palliatives’

The Police on Tuesday arraigned 71 persons before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for their alleged involvement in the looting of CACOVID palliatives at Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal, Ilorin.
Police Commands across Nigeria have begun making arrests after widespread looting, arson and vandalisation of public and private property across the country by a mob which took advantage of legitimate protests against police brutality to unleash mayhem across the country.

Police arrest suspects over looting, arson and vandalisation across Nigeria

Police Commands across Nigeria have begun making arrests after widespread looting, arson and vandalisation of public and private property across the country by a mob which took advantage of legitimate protests against police brutality to unleash mayhem across the country.
Nigerian security forces are struggling to contain increasing cases of looting on government-run warehouses across the country, in the latest incident of unrest following widespread, youth-led protests against police brutality.

Kwara courts remand 34 ‘looters’

Two Magistrates’ Courts on Monday in Ilorin, ordered that 34 suspects be remanded in Oke–Kura Correctional Centre, for their alleged involvement in looting and destruction of Kwara Mall and other stores.

Four NAF officers jailed, suffer rank reduction over N41 million misappropriation

Four executive members of the 151 Base Services Group (151 BSG) Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Makurdi, standing trial before a General Court Martial sitting at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Makurdi for criminal misappropriation of over N41 million have been found guilty and sanctioned appropriately.

Court remands two men for ‘shop breaking, theft’

A Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of one Jazuhi Iliya, 25, and Ojo Obayamen, 27, who allegedly broke into a shop and stole items worth N30, 000, in a correctional centre.
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Court remands Niger APC chairman, treasurer for criminal conspiracy and misappropriation

A Minna Chief Magistrate court on Wednesday remanded the Niger APC Chairman Engineer Jibrim Iman and the Treasurer, Shari Abdulsalam, at the Minna correctional center pending the ruling on their bail application tomorrow (Friday).
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Four arrested over N21.5 million Bauchi pension scam

Five employees of the Local Government Pension Board, Bauchi State, have been arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, misappropriation, forgery and fraud amounting to N21, 580,000.

Man docked for ‘selling stolen pre-paid meters’

A 30-year-old man, Dickson Ezekiel, on Thursday appeared at a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly selling three stolen pre-paid meters to a man.

Man docked for alleged theft of church property

The prosecutor, Sgt. Regina Ishaya, told the court that the case was reported at the ‘D’ Division Police Station Makurdi, by one Mrs Myina Ifeyinwa of No. 7 Behind Alhaji Dash House, Makurdi on Aug. 20.

Kano court remands nine men for attempted murder

The principal suspect Amiru Umar, 32 was arraigned alongside eight others on two-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

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