Tag "Prison"

    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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    Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Invictus Obi, Nigerian entrepreneur, remanded in US prison until February over ‘$11m fraud’

Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, who is better known as Invictus Obi, has been remanded in a US prison until February 2020 over an alleged $11 million fraud.He pleaded not guilty to a two-count-charge of internet fraud when his case came up for hearing at a court in Virginia on Monday.The entrepreneur who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of [...]

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    Buhari approves bill to change Nigerian Prison Service to ‘Nigerian Correctional Service’

Buhari approves bill to change Nigerian Prison Service to ‘Nigerian Correctional Service’

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, a bill changing the name of the Nigerian Prison Service to Nigerian Correctional Service.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this in a statement.Enang said according to the law, correctional service has two main faculties: custodial service and non-custodial service.He said among the functions of the [...]

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Court sentences soldier to four years in prison for stealing N93000

Samuel Hassan, a Nigerian soldier, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for stealing N93,000 from his neighbour's account.A magistrates’ court in Jos sentenced the 37-year-old soldier to prison on Wednesday.Roseline Baraje, the magistrate, convicted Hassan after he pleaded guilty to breach of trust, cheating, theft and misappropriation.However, Baraje gave the soldier an option to pay a fine of N40,000 [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why Elisha Abbo faces jail despite tendering apology

ANALYSIS: Why Elisha Abbo faces jail despite tendering apology

Twenty-four hours after he made the headlines for a wrong reason, Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, tendered apology to the attendant he attacked at a sex toy shop in Abuja. He also sought forgiveness from Nigerians, describing himself as an ambassador of Christ who fell short of expectations.A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage had shown Abbo repeatedly hitting a woman [...]

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    UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

Three Nigerians have been sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom over conspiracy to "smuggle drugs and ammunition into the country.A Woolwich Crown court had convicted 28-year-old Kennedy Udo, 22-year-old Michael Mgbedike and 27-year-old Emmanuel Okubote and sentenced them to a total of 40 years in prison.The court sentenced Udo to eight years and six months, Mgbedike was sentenced to [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau, was sent to prison because of the role some of his supporters played when he was arraigned in court.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT.Jang is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating N6.3 billion during his tenure in [...]

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    EFCC: A widow’s petition exposed Jolly Nyame

EFCC: A widow’s petition exposed Jolly Nyame

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it got wind of the misappropriation of state funds of Jolly Nyame, ex-governor of Taraba, by chance.The federal capital territory high court handed a 14-year jail sentence to Nyame on May 30.The anti-graft agency had charged Nyame to court for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion when he served as governor between 1999 and 2007.The [...]

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    After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

A Plateau high court has remanded Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, in prison.Jang, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since May 7, was arraigned before the court on Wednesday.He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor of Plateau state.Jang was arraigned by alongside Yusuf Pam, a former [...]

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    Court sends Melaye’s brother to Kuje prison 

Court sends Melaye’s brother to Kuje prison 

Samuel Melaye, younger brother of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja.Samuel was remanded in prison by a chief magistrate’s court in Mpape, after being arraigned for alleged criminal conspiracy.The police charged him and three others — Amaefula David, Pius Inyang and Mohammed Wazari — after they were named in the escape incident involving [...]

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    Buhari’s NPC nominee ‘remanded in prison’ over N182m fraud

Buhari’s NPC nominee ‘remanded in prison’ over N182m fraud

Saadu Alanamu, a nominee as commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), has been remanded in prison over an alleged N182m fraud.Alanamu was among the 23 nominees forwarded to the senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.In August 2017, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, named Alanamu as one of the nominees to the board of the Independent [...]

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    UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

The United Kingdom has proposed to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the transfer of Nigerian prisoners in Britain.The proposed 112-bed wing is to be built to United Nations specifications in the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.The prison, according to a statement submitted to Parliament by Boris Johnson, UK secretary of state for foreign affairs, is estimated to cost £700,000.According to Sky News, [...]

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