70-YR OLD WOMAN, DAUGHTER DOCKED OVER 200MIL NAIRA FRAUD

Lagos—A septuagenarian, Shakin Oworu, who allegedly forged and defrauded Universal Hair Care Ltd. of N200 million to acquire personal property, has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos. Oworu, 70, alongside his daughter, Bukola Opara née Oworu, Nasiru Ismaila and others still at large, was docked before Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku. Oworu is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, theft and receipt of stolen property. The Police prosecutor, Eshiet Eshiet, told the court that the septuagenarian committed the alleged offences between 2008 and June 2016. According…

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OFFICE ASSISTANT STEALS BOSS’ 12,000 DOLLARS

…Gives girlfriend N700,000′ An office assistant, Ifeanyi Anyanwu, Wednesday admitted to an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, that he stole his employer’s $12,000, from which he gave his girlfriend N700,000. Anyanwu, 28, an employee of a financial services firm, was arraigned before Mr. B. A. Sonuga on a count of stealing. Prosecuting Corporal Friday Mameh said the defendant committed the alleged offence during his employment with the complainant, Mr Olalekan Salami, a financial analyst. He said the incident occurred at No. 32 Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Phase 1, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos.…

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COURT FIXES ABUJA PROPHET GRAHAM JACOBS’ FORGERY AND IMPERSONATION TRIAL FOR 10TH OCTOBER

The trial of Abuja based, self- proclaimed prophet, Graham Jacobs for forgery and impersonation could not continue as scheduled yesterday because a new prosecutor appeared for the case. Abujareporters gathered that given the sensitive nature of the case, and the need for diligent prosecution, the Police decided to send in one of its best and most experienced prosecutors to handle the case. The case which is being handled by Chief Magistrate Chinyere at Abuja magistrate court in Wuse Zone 6 has now been slated for hearing on 10th October 2017.…

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HOUSEMAID BAGS 13 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR STEALING EMPLOYER’S 5,000 DOLLARS

 Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A  28-year-old housemaid, Anna Payaro, has been sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment by a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Igbosere for burglary and theft of her employer’s $5,000. Payaro was found guilty of five counts bordering on conspiracy, burglary, entering and stealing. The convict was first arraigned on June 6, 2016, and later re-arraigned on a substituted charge on November 22, 2016. According to the prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji, Payaro and her accomplices, who were still at large, conspired to commit the offences on May 27,…

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CAR HIRE OPERATOR STEALS CAR, CHARGED TO COURT

A 51-year-old car hire operator, Samuel Tom, on Monday was arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Igbosere for stealing a car valued at N6m. Tom, who lives on Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu, Lagos, was arraigned before Mr. B. A. Sonuga on two counts bordering on conspiracy and stealing, which he pleaded not guilty to. According to the prosecuting police officer, Seargeant Friday Mameh, the defendant committed the alleged offences at 2.45pm on September 11, on Olubunmi Street, Lekki Phase 1. The police said Tom and his accomplices, who…

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BARMAN, FRIEND JAILED 25 YEARS FOR STABBING MAN TO DEATH WITH BROKEN BOTTLE

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on Tuesday sentenced a barman, Marvelous Chibueze, and his friend, David Oladimeji, to 25 years’ imprisonment for killing one Peter Madueke. It was learnt that Madueke was stabbed with a broken bottle in the neck. The incident was said to have happened on January 27, 2015, at Love Garden Hotel in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos State. Chibueze, in his testimony before the court, said the deceased came to the hotel, where he worked as a barman, to buy a…

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POLICE ARRESTS SUSPECTED MASTERMIND AND KILLER OF GUS WINNER, HECTOR JOBARTEH

  The Lagos state police command, after weeks of intensive manhunt, has arrested one Ismaila  Adeyemi ‘m’ aged 49yrs, the suspected mastermind and killer of Hector Jobateh  (the 2006 winner of Gulder Ultimate search) who was traced and shot dead at his residence at New Oko-Oba in Agege area of Lagos State. The suspect who was arrested at gas line Ominiyi in Ijoko area of Ogun state, confessed to the crime and other numerous crimes, while other members of his gang have been arrested. The suspects will be charged to…

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AFTER WASTING MORE THAN 150 LIVES, THIS SERIAL KILLER CAUGHT IN KOGI BEGS FOR FORGIVENESS

From NGOZI UWUJARE Just as Osama bin Laden was eventually neutralized by American special forces in Pakistan, after a manhunt that lasted for more than a decade, the police in Kogi State have also ended the long reign of terror unleashed on the of Ihima community in the state by a notorious serial killer, who was declared wanted 10 years ago, and had since been on the run. The heartless killer wasted over 150 lives in various churches and other places. There was therefore joy and cause for celebration when…

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12-YR OLD MONEY LAUNDERING CASE- DARIYE’S COUNSEL GRANTED ADJOURNMENT AGAIN

 A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Gudu, on Monday adjourned the trial of former Governor Joshua Dariye of Plateau State until October 10 at the instance of the defence. Dariye is facing a 21-count bordering on money laundering and diversion of ecological fund to the tune of N1.162bn. Dariye’s new counsel, former Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN), asked for the adjournment to enable him get acquainted with the case. “I am appealing for the very last time and beg you on my knees. I have…

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SEE THE 5 SUSPECTED KILLERS OF GUILDER ULTIMATE SEARCH WINNER HECTOR JOBARTEH AS UBER DRIVER DESCRIBES HOW HE WAS MURDERED

Police have paraded five suspected killers of a former winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobarteh. The suspects – William Igana, Valentine Igana, Abdul-Rasheed Jimoh, Francis Madu, Usman Adeyemi – were alleged to have been involved in the death of the 38-year-old at his house on Olufowora Close, New Oko-Oba, Agege. PUNCH Metro had reported that Jobarteh was shot dead on September 3, 2017, after he was trailed to his home from the airport where he had gone to pick up his younger brother. The state CP, Imohimi, said…

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