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    After prison stint, Orji Kalu seeks amendment to criminal justice act

After prison stint, Orji Kalu seeks amendment to criminal justice act

Uzor Orji Kalu, chief whip of the senate, is proposing some amendments to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) of 2015. The bill entitled, 'administration of criminal justice act 2015 (amendment) bill', 2020 was introduced on Wednesday after Nelson Ayewoh, senate clerk, read its short title. The former governor of Abia state was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre on June [...]

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    Orji Kalu attends first senate session after leaving prison

Orji Kalu attends first senate session after leaving prison

Orji Kalu, chief whip of the senate, attended the plenary session of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. This is the first time Kalu will attend the plenary session of the senate since he was released from prison. The former governor of Abia state was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre last week. He had spent five months in prison. In December, the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to Orji Kalu’s residence

PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to Orji Kalu’s residence

Senate President Ahmad Lawan led his colleagues to the residence of Orji Uzor Kalu, chief whip of the red chamber, on Thursday. The visit took place one day after Kalu, a former governor of Abia, was released from prison following his conviction by a federal high court in Lagos. Kalu alongside Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Orji Kalu released from prison

PHOTOS: Orji Kalu released from prison

Orji Kalu, former  governor of Abia state, has been released from prison. Awa Kalu, his senior counsel, confirmed Kalu's release to TheCable on Wednesday night. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Kalu and Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion and [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Akindele, OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, released after jail term

EXCLUSIVE: Akindele, OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, released after jail term

Richard Akindele, sacked lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been released from prison after serving a two-year term.  TheCable learnt that the lecturer, who is a professor of management accounting, was released on March 19 and now back home to his family. In 2018, Maureen Onyetenu, judge of a federal high court in Osogbo, Osun state, sentenced Akindele to prison [...]

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    EXTRA: I learnt ‘419 tactics’ in prison, says Obasanjo

EXTRA: I learnt ‘419 tactics’ in prison, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he learnt the art of fraud, also known as "419" in Nigeria parlance, while in prison. In 1995, Sani Abacha, former head of state, had sentenced Obasanjo to 30 years in prison, but the former president was released in 1998. In an interview with New Telegraph, Obasanjo said while in prison, he called those involved in the [...]

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    EXTRA: To be proper leaders, politicians should spend time in prison, says Suswam

EXTRA: To be proper leaders, politicians should spend time in prison, says Suswam

Gabriel Suswam, senator representing Benue east senatorial district, says Nigerian politicians should spend "one or two days" in prison to be proper leaders. The senator, a former governor of Benue, said this while contributing to a motion on prison decongestion by Uche Ekwunife, senator representing Anambra central. Suswam, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged [...]

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    Gavin Porter, Tyler Perry’s nephew, dies by ‘suicide’ while in prison

Gavin Porter, Tyler Perry’s nephew, dies by ‘suicide’ while in prison

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    Jay-Z sues Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 29 inmates

Jay-Z sues Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 29 inmates

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    EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

A federal high court in  Yola, Adamawa state, has sentenced Ibrahim Aku, accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, to 18 years in prison for fraud. Nathan Musa, the judge, gave the order while ruling on a six-count charge filed against the accused, on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Aku of defrauding the church of N15.5 [...]

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    Runsewe: People want me behind bars because I shut a den of criminals

Runsewe: People want me behind bars because I shut a den of criminals

Olusegun Runsewe, director-general of the National Council of Art and Crafts (NCAC), says people want him behind bars because he refused to fail in his duties as a public officer and government appointee. On Thursday, a federal high court in Abuja ordered that Runsewe should be sent to prison for contempt of the order of court made on December 15, 2017. This [...]

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    Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

A magistrate court in Ogba, Lagos, has sentenced an Air Peace flight passenger to two weeks in prison for smoking on board. The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, but with an option of N200,000 fine. Adewale Oyebade, a flight attendant, caught the passenger smoking a cigarette while carrying out safety checks during the flight. The incident took place on Air Peace flight [...]

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    Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has sentenced Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake medical doctor, to 54 years in prison. In June, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mustapha, who was employed as a doctor in the state with forged medical certificates. The convict was the principal medical officer at the cottage hospitals in Mayo Belwa and Fufore, and had [...]

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    South African police officer jailed 30 years for killing Nigerian

South African police officer jailed 30 years for killing Nigerian

Austin Luciano Reynold, a South African police constable who was found guilty of the murder of Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The court sentenced Reynold on Monday, three days after he was pronounced guilty of all four charges preferred against him — one charge of murder and three charges of robbery. Twenty-four-year-old Reynold was accused of [...]

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    Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

The Borno state high court has sentenced Zanna Dalhatu, a lawyer, to 18 months in prison for demanding a N7million bribe. Delivering the ruling on Monday, Umaru Fadawu, the presiding judge, did not give an option of fine. The Maiduguri zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Dalhatu, a prosecuting counsel with the federal ministry of justice, on [...]

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    Aregbesola: We’ll decongest prisons in six months

Aregbesola: We’ll decongest prisons in six months

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, says a committee has been set up to look into how the federal government can decongest the prisons in six months. Speaking on Wednesday at a public hearing organised by the national assembly joint committee on appropriation, the minister said the committee has started working with the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) to [...]

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