Crime

26 Count Charges: Emefiele, Henry Isioma Omole To Be Arraigned In Lagos Court Today

— Emefiele being dragged to the court  By Adeola Idris  The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has arrived at the Ikeja State High Court in Lagos to be arraigned on alleged abuse of office. Emefiele will be arraigned along with his co-defendant, Henry Isioma Omole, on 26 counts before Justice Rahman Oshodil on Monday. The charge marked ID/23787c/2024 and dated April 3, 2024,… []

Court Adjourns Binance Executive’s Tax Evasion Case Till April 19th

— Binance file photo  By Bunmi Onakan  A Nigerian High Court in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has adjourned the tax evasion case against Tigran Gambaryan, a Binance executive detained since February, until April 19. Gambaryan who made his first appearance in court on Thursday, was charged with tax evasion by Nigerian authorities, alongside Nadeem Anjarwalla, Binance’s Kenya-based regional manager for Africa, who fled the country… []

EFCC Files Money Laundering Charges Against Bobrisky, To Appear In Court Friday

— Bobrisky  By Divine John Ukpong The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday filed a six-count charge before a Federal High Court in Lagos against Nigerian cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, over alleged money laundering and mutilation of the naira. Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, was arrested by the anti-graft agency in connection with the offence. According to the charge, labelled FHC/l/244c/2024, the defendant was… []

Businesswoman, Oluremi Ebun-Philips Rearraigned For N57.6m Oil Deal

– Oluremi Ebun-Philips By Adeola Idris  A businesswoman and CEO of Omritas Energy Ltd, Oluremi Ebun-Philips has been charged with N57 million fraud. She told the Ikeja Special Offences Court that market instability, not fraud, affected the demand and supply, which later became the bone of contention. The businesswoman was first arrested in 2019. EFCC had alleged that the defendant fraudulently converted and stole N57.6… []

N855m Fraud: Appeal Court Upholds Conviction of Two New Generation Bank Officials To Five Years Imprisonment

By Bunmi Onakan The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has upheld the judgement of the Lagos High Court, which sentenced two officials of Keystone Bank, Anayo Nwosu and Olajide Oshodi, to five years’ imprisonment over N855m fraud. The appellate court in two separate judgments held that the lower court was right in handing down the sentencing on the defendants having found them guilty… []

Court Grants EFCC Order To Track Nigerians Transacting On Binance

– Binance logo By St. Johnson Adegboyega  Nigerians trading illegally on the Binance platform may soon be guests of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). On Monday, the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered Binance Holdings Limited to provide the EFCC with detailed information on all persons from Nigeria trading on its platform. The move follows a motion filed by the anti-graft agency demanding… []

NDLEA Nabs 605 Drug Users, Secures 81 Convictions In Ogun

– File photo of an NDLEA operative By Adeola Idris  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it arrested no fewer than 605 drug users and traffickers in Ogun State in 2023. The agency added that 81 out of the 605 suspects were prosecuted and convicted in court. The state Commander of the NDLEA, Ibiba Odili, disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking with… []

How EFCC Arrested Religion Sect Involved In Money Laundering For Terrorists

– EFCC Operatives in action By Bunmi Onakan  The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has disclosed that the anti-graft agency has uncovered a religious sect involved in money laundering for terrorists. This revelation was made during a dialogue on ‘Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption’ in Abuja on Wednesday. Olukoyede also revealed that the EFCC traced the proceeds… []

Three Police Officers Dismissed For Armed Robbery, Killings

– The suspects By Adeola Idris  Inspector Taiwo Kolawole, Inspector John Ogbe and Cpl Idowu Sunday, all attached to the Ijebu-Ife division have been arrested for robbery and killing by the Nigerian Police. One other civilian, Adesiyan Mathew, involved is said to be the driver. The suspects were paraded alongside 27 other suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists at the state headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta… []

Poultry Worker Remanded For Raping Female Colleague To Death In Ondo

  By Adeola Idris One James Emmanuel, a 35-year-old man has been remanded in prison by a magistrates court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, for allegedly raping his co-worker, a 55-year-old woman, Deborah Abiodun, to death. James we gathered raped Deborah in a poultry farm at about 11pm on January 2024 in the Oke-Odu area of Akure. The prosecutor, Inspector Anwana Josephine, told the court… []

Arrested Abuja Kidnapper, Chinaza Sends Greetings, Mentions Tinubu During Interrogation (Video)

  – Chinaza Philip-Okoye, President Tinubu By Adeola Idris  Notorious Abuja kidnapper, Chinaza Philip-Okoye, identified by his name as an indigene of the South-East, on Thursday, set tongues wagging while speaking about the crimes that got him arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Recall that he was on Saturday last week paraded at the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team base, Guzape,… []

How Kidnappers Hacked Policeman To Coma, Killed Wife, Mother in Law, Dumped New Born Baby Alive

– File photo of kidnappers By Bunmi Onakan  Kidnappers who hacked a policeman, Simon Igba to a coma in Jibi community, Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State have killed his wife and mother-in-law and dumped their weeks-old baby alive. Jibi is a border community with Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that has recently faced incessant attacks by kidnappers. Igba and his family we… []

Japa: Police Arrest Man Over Attempt To Sell Company’s Car To Fund Trip

– File photo of a criminal with handcuffs  By Adeola Idris  Police in Lagos State have detained a man who sought to sell a vehicle belonging to the company he worked for to fund his family’s move out of Nigeria. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Command Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest to NAN on Tuesday. Hundeyin stated that the State Criminal Investigation Department received information… []

Nigerian Banks Encourage Kidnapping Epidemic- Security Expert Affirms

– Gunmen By Bunmi Onakan  Speaking in an interview on TVC, the security and risk consultant and Managing Director of Beacon Consulting, Adamu Kabiru accused commercial banks of encouraging the kidnapping epidemic in the country, as some ransoms are paid into bank accounts. The experts also noted that abductions had become an industry enabled by the financial institutions that received ransoms and, therefore, advised President… []

How 26-year-old Woman Stabbed Man to Death Over Request for More Sex

By Bunmi Onakan  26-year-old Sarah Nwankpo is now detained at Rivers State Criminal Investigation Department due to the unfortunate death of her acquaintance, Igbodike Anthony, in Port Harcourt. The series of events that led to this tragedy originated from a heated argument over an intimate encounter in Anthony’s Obiri-Ikwerre apartment. According to Vanguard, Sarah, having dropped out of Senior Secondary School 3, left her hometown… []

Three Other Kidnapp Kingpins Arrested In Abuja

– The three suspected kidnappers By Adeola Idris and Bunmi Onakan    Following the arrest of Chinaza Phillips, a notorious kidnapper who has been terrorizing the capital city, three other kingpins responsible for various abductions in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT have been arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Violent Unit. Those arrested include one who carries out surveillance… []

How Police Arrested Notorious Abuja Kidnapper, Chinaza Phillip

– Notorious kidnapper, Chinaza Phillips in police custody By Adeola Idris  The federal capital territory police command has confirmed the arrest of a notorious Abuja kidnapper, Chinaza Phillip. Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command arrested Chinaza on Thursday 18th January 2024. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the FCT police command via its X page (formerly known as Twitter) @FCT_PoliceNG The FCT… []

Reps Drags Bank of Industry Into NEPC’s N44b COVID-19 Intervention Fund Scam

– Reps members during session By Adegboyega Johnson  The House of Representatives interrogated Mrs. Nonye Ayeni, the head of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), on Friday regarding the utilisation of the N44 billion earmarked for the COVID-19 intervention fund in 2020. During the investigative hearing on the alleged misappropriation of COVID-19 intervention funds by various government bodies, Rep. Bamidele Salam, the Chairman of the… []

Man Beheads Woman In A Hotel, Flees With Her Head In Adamawa

– File photo of Nigeria Police logo By Adeola Idris  A particular man who we gathered checked into a hotel room with a lady at about 7 pm in Adamawa State reportedly drugged the lady and beheaded her. We learned the suspect fled with the lady’s head. The headless body of the lady was later found by the hotel workers while the man reportedly fled… []

Court Grants Emefiele’s Request To Travel

– Emefiele in court By Adeola Idris Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele’s request to travel out of Abuja has been granted by the Federal Capital Territory High Court. Emefiele, through his lawyer, Mathew Bukka, SAN had requested for a variation of the terms in his bail conditions. On November 22, 2023, Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court granted Emefiele bail… []