Bus driver, assistant sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for Trafficking 564.55 Kg of Marijuana

A bus driver, Ifeanyi Okorie, 39, and his assistant popularly called Motorboy, Israel Nwachukwu, 23, were today convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, by a Lagos Federal High Court, for unlawful transportation of 564.55 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa also known as Marijuana. In addition to the jail-term, the driver and his assistant were ordered to perform two months community service of one hour par day, anywhere in Eti-Osa Local Government area of Lagos State. They were also ordered to provide a credible sureties, that will stand for them during…

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Marwa seeks community support as OchiIdoma, others back drug war

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has challenged traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to champion the campaign against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in their communities and spheres of influence. Marwa gave the charge at different occasions in Igumale, Ado local government area and Otukpo in Benue state on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd January respectively. The NDLEA boss was in Igumale to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Agencys Area Command office in the community. Speaking…

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Police arraign man for alleged attempt to defraud Insurance Firm of N21.8m

Men of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi-Lagos, has arraigned one Bright Azuonwu Onyebuchi, before a Lagos Federal High Court, for attempt to swindle an insurance firm, AIICO Insurance Plc, of the sum of N21.8 million. Onyebuchi was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Ambrose Allagoa, on three counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and forgery. The prosecutor, Mr. Henry Obiazi, told the court that the defendant, and others now at large, committed the offences between the months of March-May 2019. The prosecutor informed the court…

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Awori Tourism to mobilize industry players for Sanwo-0lu

Awori Tourism facilitator, and Chairman, Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (Atpn) South West zone, Prince Femi Fadina, says his organisation which recently organised the first ever Awori nation cultural festival, will roll out full campaign mechanics to ensure the re -election of lagos state governor Babajide sanwo-0lu come February. Fadina, who has shown creative capacity to drive inclusiveness to key tourism projects, mobilising resources and human derivatives, disclosed that governor sanwo-0lu achievements in repositioning culture, entertainment, hospitality and tourism remains a high point in the socioeconomic growth for a…

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NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada at Enugu, Lagos ports

.. Seizes 1.7million Tramadol pills in Lagos as blind grandpa, notorious leper top list of arrests in Osun, Kano, Ondo, Edo, FCT raids Desperate efforts to bring into Nigeria 126.95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada have again been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu and the Tincan seaport in Lagos. At the Enugu airport, an Ethiopian Airline male passenger, Eze Christian Ikenna,…

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Dana Air introduces promo fares, bags Special recognition award​

Dana Air has introduced promo fares to encourage more online booking on its website​ www.flydanaair.com​ starting from 18th January to 28th of February 2023.​ According to a statement by Dana Air, customers who book their ticket using its newly introduced IOS APP within the same period stand a chance of winning various prices ranging from 50% cash back, Miles, return tickets, VIP movie tickets and lots of other exciting prizes The airline also announced its special recognition award won at the recently​ concluded Humor awards held at the prestigious Eko…

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Court remands alleged drug mules

Justice Akintayo Aluko of a Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the remand of two alleged drug mules, at the Ikoyi-Lagos facility of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), till Friday, when their bail application shall be heard and determined. The two alleged drug mules ordered to be remanded by Justice Aluko are, a-39 year-old woman, Nnochiri Chidinma Promise and Edward Omatseye, 37. The court ordered their remand, after they pleaded not guilty to two counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful importation of 32.70 Kilogrames of Cannabis Sativa, a prohibited substance,…

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NDLEA storms Edo forests, razes 317 tons Cannabis warehouses, arrests 4

.. Seizes $269,000 fake dollars, nabs 3 syndicate members in joint operation with EFCC in Lagos Barely hours after the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) vowed to make life tough for drug barons and cartels in the new year if they fail to back out of the illicit trade, operatives of the Agency have dealt a lethal blow to a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests in Edo state where massive warehouses and tents storing…

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Court says EFCC lacks power to probe company’s tax payments

A Lagos Federal High Court, has declared that ‘it is illegal for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to assume the statutory powers for the assessment, collection and enforcement of payment of taxes in Nigeria’. The court also held that ‘Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS) it is the only body empowered and vested with statutory duty for assessment, collection and enforcement of company tax in Nigeria’. The above declarations were made by Justice Akintayo Aluko, while delivering judgment in a suit numbered FHC/L/CS/244/21, brought before him by a firm,…

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Accountant docked for alleged fraud, documents falsification, perjury

Men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos, has arraigned a 50 year-old accountant, Rasak Adeniji, before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over alleged conspiracy, fraud, perjury, documents falsification, misrepresentation of fact, stealing and unlawful eviction. The accountant was arraigned before the court presided over by Magistrate A. O. Olatunbosun on seven counts charge of the above mentioned offences. The prosecutor, Mr. Morufu Animashaun informed the court that the defendant (Adeniji) who was the accountant in Damtina Stores Limited, did conspired with others at large committed the offence…

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