Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tag "Prison"

    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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    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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    Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says any human being remanded in Port Harcourt prison, Rivers state capital, will come out as an animal.Decrying the poor infrastructure and living conditions of inmates, Osinbajo described the prison as a warehouse.He spoke during the public presentation of three volumes of prison survey report (PSR) compiled by the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) and the Prisoners Rehabilitation [...]

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    Obasanjo reveals why he visited 97 countries as president

Obasanjo reveals why he visited 97 countries as president

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says he visited a total of 97 countries between 1999 and 2007 when he presided over the country.The elder statesman said he embarked on those journies to stave off the negative perception which the world had about Nigeria.He spoke when he delivered a lecture at the AIG-Blavatnik school of government, University of Oxford, UK, on Monday.“I was elected as president [...]

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    Nnamdi kanu released after 18 months in prison

Nnamdi kanu released after 18 months in prison

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been released from Kuje prison in Abuja.Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, confirmed this to TheCable on Friday."Nnamdi Kanu has left the prison. This was after we perfected his bail conditions," he said.On Tuesday, Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, granted Kanu bail on stringent terms.Nyako had told [...]

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    Obasanjo: I was a pastor in prison… I even led a ‘serial murderer’ to Christ

Obasanjo: I was a pastor in prison… I even led a ‘serial murderer’ to Christ

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how he converted one Baba Ali, his fellow inmate at Yola Prison, to a pastor.According to Punch, Obasanjo described Ali as an armed robber and a serial murderer, narrating how he convinced the ex-convict to abandon his old way of life.The elder statesman  revealed that he took over as the prison pastor after the [...]

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    It seems I have developed mental problem, says Nigerian imprisoned alongside Turkish soldiers

It seems I have developed mental problem, says Nigerian imprisoned alongside Turkish soldiers

Hassan Danjuma Adamu, a Nigerian from Yobe state, says he may be battling with a psychological problem after spending three months in a Turkish maximum security prison.Adamu, who studied computer education and instructional technologies at Bahcesehir University in Turkey, told TheCable in an interview on Monday that he now suffers from anxiety.He explained that he would suddenly wake up at [...]

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    FG fires 23 prison officers over jailbreaks

FG fires 23 prison officers over jailbreaks

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Service Board (CDFIPB) has sacked six senior officers of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) for alleged complicity in jailbreaks at Kuje and Koton Karfe prisons.Also, Ahmed Ja' afaru, comptroller-general of the NPS, has sacked 17 junior staff of the organisation for alleged complicity in the jailbreaks.Francis Enobore, spokesman of the service, disclosed this [...]

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