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NIS: Return lost, found Nigerian passports

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has directed that all lost Passports declared to the service if found, be returned for cancellation.

Former Governor Fayose’s ex-aide gets six months imprisonment over land dispute

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a former Special Assistant (SA) to immediate past Governor Ayodele Fayose on Union Matters to six months imprisonment for unlawful entry into a land and malicious damage to a property.

Jobless man jailed two years for stealing phone

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Thursday sentenced to two years imprisonment, a homeless man, who was caught wearing a shirt and using a smartphone he stole from a firm’s security guards.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Ex-NIMASA chief bags 42-year jail term over N236 million fraud

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, sentenced Calistus Obi, a former acting Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA to 42 years imprisonment.

Hairdresser docked for pouring hot beans on neighbour

A 40-year-old hairdresser, Oladunni Ayeni, who allegedly poured boiling beans water on a co-tenant, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

Unemployed man allegedly steals N68,700 to play online betting

A 24-year-old applicant, Samson Ojowuro, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing N68,700 to play Bet Naija game.

Court jails ICPC commissioner-nominee, director for 24 years over N5 million kickback

A Kwara State High Court yesterday jailed a former commissioner-nominee of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Saad Alanamu, and a director of a private company, Salman Sulaiman, for 24 years.
Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced Onuoha Danhessy Akachuku to 3 months imprisonment, for defrauding an American, Maria Jose Alvarez of $5,260 in a failed online romance deal.

Court jails fraudster for defrauding American of $5,260

Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Onuoha Danhessy Akachuku to three months imprisonment, for defrauding an American, Maria Jose Alvarez of the sum of $5,260 in a failed online romance deal.
In a statement published on the UK Metropolitan Police website on Monday, it said, the trio, Kennedy Udo, 29; Michael Mgbedike, 22 and Emmanuel Okubote, 27, were all convicted by Woolwich Crown Court for a combined 40 years.

Three Nigerians jailed for drugs smuggling, firearms offences in UK

Three Nigerians have been handed 40-year imprisonment by a United Kingdom court for attempting to supply firearms and illicit drugs, officials have said.

Hotel manager arraigned for allegedly stealing employer’s money

A 45-year-old hotel manager, Ibrahim Ologun, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing his employer’s N5.9 million and some valuables.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley remanded in prison

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

Gombe civil servant jailed for using forged NECO results

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Adamu Mudi, at the state High Court 2, on one count bordering on cheating and forgery.

Court jails Chinese woman for setting Lagos hotel ablaze

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, yesterday, convicted and sentenced a 47-year-old Chinese woman, Zhen Zhen, to two years’ imprisonment for setting ablaze a section of a hotel in the state.

Two suspected internet fraudsters docked for allegedly stealing ring worth $9,000

Two suspected internet fraudsters, Ayoola Kamil, 36, and Rukayat Bakare, 22, were on Friday docked at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of a ring worth $9,000 and iPhone which value has yet to be ascertained.

Court jails former banker for online fraud

Justice Afamu Nwobodo of the Enugu State High Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced one Kenechukwu Abaroh, a former employee of one of the new generational banks, to three months imprisonment with hard labour for internet fraud.

Two internet fraudsters jailed without option of fine

A Kwara State High Court in Ilorin on Tuesday sentenced two convicted Internet fraudsters, Mustapha Sulaiman and Paul Chimezie, to one-year imprisonment without an option of fine.

Police invite activist who accused officers of raping sex workers

The police in Abuja have invited a woman for questioning after she accused officers of raping suspected commercial sex workers with sachet water nylons.

Man bags 12-month jail term for stealing N30,000

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced 25-year-old Sheriff Lawal to 12 months imprisonment in Ilesa Prison, Osun, for stealing N30,000.

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