Justice Efreti Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has ordered that Mrs. Fidelia Omoile, a serving Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) official in Isoko- South Local Government Area of Delta State, be remanded in prison custody following her arraignment on Monday, on a two- count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and money laundering, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In another development, the Commission on Monday in Bauchi State, arraigned an official of the Bauchi State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Maikudi Ibrahim Abubakar before Justice A.M. Shitu of the Federal High Court Bauchi on one count charge bordering on Obtaining Money by False Pretence.
A 57-year-old cleric, Celestine Wanu, who allegedly obtained N40,000 from one of his church members on the pretext that he would help him buy groundnut oil, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Nigerian troops fighting the extremist Boko Haram sect have suffered major setbacks, with the terror group sacking an army battalion, killing eight soldiers and wounding 11 others in two separate attacks in three days, reliable military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES.
Nigeria’s former attorney general, Bello Adoke, named as an alleged beneficiary in the $1.3 billion Malabu oil scam, has said he may not return home until he gets some concessions from the Nigerian government.
A Nigerian was arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks, all during his lunch hour, New York Police said.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court is to be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on April 20, an official said on Wednesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday secured the conviction of four counterfeit currency dealers before Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court Kebbi on a four count charge of conspiracy and possession of counterfeit currency.