Four men accused of tampering with MTN facilities, defrauding subscribers get N10m bail

Four men, Richard Ironba Edemdem, Samuel Okpapi, Nelson Ojovbo and Bamigbade Olushola, who were arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged tampering with MTN facilities and defrauding subscribers to the tune of N37 million, were today admitted bail in the sum of N10 million with one surety each. The four men were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Liman’s court last Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, on offences bordering on four counts charges of conspiracy, alleged unlawfully disabling Double Opt In (DOI) features on…

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Six workers docked for stealing N35.2m petroleum product

Five men, Henry Agbodje,31; Okechukwu John Kingsley, 45; Samuel Elijah, 43, Gabriel Akporowoh, 42; Emmanuel Etim Endurance, 33 and a woman, Esther Raymond, aged 31, were today, arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for alleged conspiracy and stealing of petroleum products valued N35, 267, 487, 36 million. The five men and the woman were arraigned before Magistrate A. Alogba led-court on the charges of conspiracy and stealing of the said petroleum products, by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investment Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The defendants,…

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Police arraign three Celestial Church leaders over alleged N85.9m fraud

Three Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Leaders, John Rotimi Omotosho a.k.a Jorotom: Boye Olaniyan and Folashade Ogundipe, were Monday arraigned before a Federal High court, Lagos, on charges of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and fraud of N85, 914, 500 million. Also arraigned alongside the three chieftains of the Celestial Church of Christ, was a limited liability company, Folafunmi Integrated Limited, belonging to the second defendant, Folashade. The three defendants and the company were arraigned before Justice Ayokunle Faji’s Court by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department…

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Alleged N322m fraud: Absence of witness stalls Senator Nwaoboshi’s trial

The scheduled continuation of trial of the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State, Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, could not go on today, due to the absence of prosecution witness. Nwaoboshi was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is standing trial before the court on the alleged fraud alongside his two companies: Suiming Electricals Limited and Golden Touch Construction Project Limited. They were charged before the count on charges of conspiracy and money laundering.…

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Four contract staff remanded over alleged N38m fraud

Four men, Richard Ironba Edemdem, Samuel Okpapi, Nelson Ojovbo Bamigbade Olushola, who were contract staff with a telecommunication firm, have been remanded in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged cybercrime and N36, 837, 438.20 million fraud. Justice Mohammed Liman who presided over the court made the remand order after they pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy, unlawful tampering with telecommunications gadget and fraud, leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Liman said the…

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Court sentences man to 2 years imprisonment for smuggling hard drugs to prison inmate

As court orders arrest of fleeing drug dealer A middle aged man, Adamu Muhammed, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for smuggling Indian hemps and Tramadol to an inmate of the Ikoyi Facility of Nigerian Correctional services (NCS). The convict was arrested by the men of NCS on June 10, 2019, by the men of Correctional Services with 450 grams of Indian hemps also called marijuana and 5 grams of Tramadol, while attempting to deliver them to an inmate of the…

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£2.6bn Fraud: Court remands Petro Union Oil & Gas’ directors

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the remand of four directors of Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged £2. 550 billion fraud. The order was sequel to the arraignment of the directors alongside the firm, Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited on a 7-count charge bordering on the alleged offence by the anti-graft agency. Upon their arraignment, the four Directors; Abayomi Kukoyi, Trading under the name and style of Gladstone…

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Police charged man for adulterating MFM’s anniversary clothes

A 35 years old man, Egwuonwu David, was today, arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly adulterating the clothing material for 30 years anniversary of Mountain Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Lagos.. The defendant according to the prosecuting police officer, Morufu Animashaun, the Legal Officer of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, committed the offence, with others now at Large, between December 2019 and January 30, 2020, at the Church’s headquarters, 1 and 3, Olasimbo Street, Onike, Iwaya, Lagos. Animashaun told the court…

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Oyindamola Aje crowned ‘best science student’ in Nigeria

Photo Caption: (L-R) Mr. Aje, father of the winner; Oyindamola Aje, InterswitchSPAK 2.0 winner and Mitchell Elegbe CEO/Founder, Interswitch Group at the finals of the InterswitchSPAK 2.0 held recently in Lagos. Oyindamola Aje, a 16-year-old student of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has emerged winner of the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition held in Lagos. He defeated eight other finalists in an intense quiz session to win the grand prize of 7.5 million Naira worth of tertiary education scholarship. This scholarship will spread over five…

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Illegal firearms importation: Court dismisses alleged smugglers’ no case submissions, frees one

Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, Friday, dismissed no case submission, filed by a retired Customs Officer, Hassan Mahmud and two others, who are standing trial before the Court on illegal firearms smuggling 661 Pump Action Riffles into the country. Other defendants whose No-case-Submissions were also dismissed are: the retired Customs Officer’s company, Hassan Mahmud Trading Company Limited and Donatus Ezebunwa. The third defendant in the charge, Oscar Okafor, did not file no-case-submission. Justice Faji however acquitted and discharged the fourth defendant in the charge, Donatus Ezebunwa who…

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