Category: Crime

Man jailed 7 years over counterfeit money

A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, sentenced a fake currency counterfeiter, James Onwuso, to seven years’ imprisonment. The convict, a resident of 29, Sosanya Street, Gbagada, Lagos, was charged before the court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Nasir Buba, by the Attorney-General of the Federation on a threecount charge bordering on false production of…

Pipeline vandalism: DSS arraigns suspect

The Department of State Services, Bayelsa State Command, has arraigned one Mr. Nengi Ikiba before Magistrate’s Court 11, Yenagoa, over threat to burst pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The suspect was arraigned on Thursday on one count of sending a text message to Agip, threatening to damage its facilities if the company…

N24bn scam: How Esai Dangabar, Banks laundered Police Pension Fund

Mustapha Gadanya, the fourth prosecution witness (PW4) in the ongoing trial of the seven persons accused of complicity in the over N24billion scam in the police pension office, on Thursday, told the court that the accused conspired with banks to launder police pension funds. They are standing trial before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the…

Land scam: Two men scam Bank MD of N300m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday February 10, 2016, arraigned one Victor Ochola before Justice A.R Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on a 27-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery to the tune of over N300m (Three Hundred Million Naira). Ochola allegedly connived with one…

FG to hand over 23,000 ghost workers to EFCC

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Thursday said over 23,000 ghost workers unravelled in the Federal Civil Service would be handed over to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Adeson stated this when she appeared before the Senate committee on Finance for budget defence. The Minister said banks that connived with the workers to pad the…