Court remands husband in prison over wife’s death

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Ade Ilesanmi in prison for allegedly causing the death of his wife. Ilesanmi had pleaded not guilty to a count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Aliyu Malami, had told the court that one Blessing Kunle reported the matter at the A Division Police station in Suleja. Malami said that the accused hit his wife, Patience, with his fist over a minor misunderstanding on Aug. 31 at about 9:30…

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3 women get 45 days imprisonment for fighting in Abuja

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced three women to 45 days imprisonment for fighting and biting themselves in public. The convicts, Amina Ishaq, 22, Praise Bassey, 29 and Mariam Soliu, 23, all of Paipe Village, Abuja, were arraigned on a two-count charge of disturbing public peace and causing harm. The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N3,000 fine each. Maiwada advised them to live and maintain peace among themselves, saying the punishment would serve as deterrent to other wouldbe offenders.…

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N25m fraud: Ex-UNICAL bursar arraigned, remanded in prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State and presided over by Justice I.E. Ekwo yesterday remanded ex- Bursar of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Mr. Peter Amama Agi, in prison. He was, however, allowed home on N20 million bail. Agi, who was arraigned on a seven-count charge in suit No FHC/ CA/CR/03 2018, was alleged to have used his official position as bursar to defraud the university of various sums by transferring same to his wife, Isioma Agi and other alleged fictitious persons’ account, thereby committing an…

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Businessman remanded in prison over dud cheque

66-year-old businessman, Abdulkadir Danhute, from Sokoto State has been remanded in prison by an Ilorin Magistrate Court for allegedly issuing a dud cheque to the tune of N6 million to an Ilorin based businessman. Danhute was said to have offered the dud cheque in the course of a business transaction to the businessman identified as Alhaji Kamaldeen Yusuf, who is also Chairman of KAMWIRE Industries. The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes section 1(a)(b) of dishonoured cheque offences law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The First Information Report on…

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KUJE PRISON INMATE: His operations, connections and lifestyle

Victims: How Kuje prison inmate defrauded us millions of naira   When, on June 30, 2017, Mr Dalhatu Yahaya, a 43-year old, walked into Elizade Motors Nigeria Limited in Abuja, explaining that he came to collect quotation for three Toyota vehicles, everyone around was on ground was happy that fortune was smiling on the company as regards sales that day.   Mr Ige Olaleye, one of the members of staff of Elizade Motors who attended to Yahaya, said the man requested for quotation concerning a Toyota Hilux Pick-up, a Toyota…

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2,277 Nigerians await execution

837 prisoners sentenced to death in one year FG: Port Harcourt Prison turns inmates to animals     There are indications that the number of prison inmates awaiting execution across the country has hit 2,277, according to findings by New Telegraph. It was also gathered that the number of awaiting trial inmates now stood at 48,702, with the total population of inmates rising to 71,443. It will be recalled that as at December 2016, the condemned inmates’ population stood at 1,440. The implication is that, between December 2016 and now,…

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Inmate emerges overall best PG student of NOUN

An inmate of the Enugu Maximum Security prison, Chukwununso Nomeh, has emerged the overall best post-graduate student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prisons Special Study Centres nationwide. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Prison Service in Enugu State, Mr Chukwuemeka Monday, made the disclosure in a statement issued yesterday in Enugu. Monday said the inmate who was convicted and sentenced in 2010 gained admission for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme. He said Nomeh graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.80. He recalled that…

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Prison boss attributes rise in crime to economic downturn

The present economic hardship in the country has been blamed on corruption which had become a monster because leaders and parents had failed to inculcate good morals into the young through exemplary life style. Speaking at the end of a week-long activities of its 2017 Unity for Success Security Week in Umuahia yesterday, the Abia State Comptroller of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Sylvester Ayoka, called on parents, traditional rulers, churches and mosques to not only teach the virtues of honesty but to also investigate the sudden acquisition of wealth by…

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