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Police arrest 5, 070 ‘kidnappers, armed robbers’ in Edo

The Edo Police Command said on Saturday said that at least 5,070 persons were arrested for various crimes last year.
The Commissioner for Police (CP) Mr Lawan Jimeta, told newsmen, in Benin that the figure represented the suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, fraud and car theft during the year under review.

Edo: Police arrests 5,070 crime suspects in 2019

The Edo Police Command on Saturday said that it arrested no fewer than 5,070 suspects for various crimes in 2019.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC detains Benue assembly clerk for ‘N220 million fraud’

Torese Agena, clerk of Benue state house of assembly, is currently in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N220 million fraud.
A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.

Ex-banker ‘defrauds’ 354 Nigerians of over N500 million

A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.
The trial of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha started today while he was admitted to bail.

SCUML has no record of Mompha’s company – official

The N32.9bn fraud trial of Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, continued on Wednesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos with an official of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, Mr Matthew Enu-Obun, testifying as the fourth prosecution witness.
The trial of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha started today while he was admitted to bail.

EFCC resumes ‘N33 billion fraud trial’ of Mompha

The N32.9 billion fraud trial of alleged internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (alias Mompha), on Wednesday, continued before a Federal High Court in Lagos State.

Lawyer, son docked for ‘N1 million fraud’ in Osun

A legal practitioner based in Osun State, Barrister M.A Laogun and his son, Mr A.A.Laogun, were on Tuesday arraigned before an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo for alleged N1 million fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns ‘N1.4 billion fraud’ trial of NBA President until February 11

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, adjourned until Feb. 11 continuation of trial of President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, charged with alleged N1.4billion fraud.

Man arraigned for defrauding nurses association of N2.7 million

The police on Friday arraigned one Oguntola Adisa in an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives in Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro-Abeokuta, of N2.7 million.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha slams Governor Ihedioha over alleged diversion of N6 billion ISOPADEC fund

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday lambasted the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha over his alleged indictment for fraud.

Panel: Senator Okorocha diverted N6 billion from ISOPADEC

An investigative panel in Imo State has said a former governor, Rochas Okorocha, allegedly diverted over N6 billion from the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC).

Prince Secondus: APC, President Buhari laid landmines for Nigeria in 2020

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Tuesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, APC, of laying landmines that may explode and ground the country in 2020 and warned that Nigerians may have to brace up for the dictatorial regime in the new year.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court dismisses Orji Kalu’s application for bail

Justice Mohammed Liman of the federal high court has dismissed Orji Uzor Kalu’s application for bail pending determination of his appeal against his fraud conviction.
A Bill to effect that, which was obtained by newsmen, is sponsored by House Spokesman, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia).

2020 Budget: Reps move to establish taxation, remittances police

A law to appoint an Inspector General to enforce taxation and remittances to the Federation Account is underway in the House of Representatives.
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday affirmed the dismissal of one Mr Odu Emmanuel, as Nigeria Law School Data processing officer.

Court orders reinstatement of sacked Ecobank staff

Hon. Justice Sanusi Kado of the National Industrial Court (NIC) Abuja judicial division, has declared the employment termination of Mr. Bello Ibrahim by Ecobank without valid justifiable reasons as wrongful and total disregard to the international best practices.
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Afghan president wins slim majority of presidential vote in preliminary results

Afghanistan’s incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, won a slim majority of votes in a Sept. 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, in a poll that plunged the country into political uncertainty.
A former Minister for Women Affairs and Youth Development, Hajiya Aisha Ismail, has called for the cancellation of the Jamiyyar Matan Arewa (JMA) elections held in Kaduna due to irregularities and lack of transparency.

Northern women group faults own executive election

Northern women group, Jamiyyar Matan Arewa (JMA), led by the former Minister for Women Affairs and Youth Development, Aisha Ismail, has faulted the process that led to the emergence of its executives.
Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, 63, was arrested by Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission on Saturday.

Zimbabwe VP’s wife arraigned for attempted murder, fraud charges

The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court to face charges of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder of her husband.

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