Police arraign father of 4 for raping minor.

The police in Lagos has arraigned a father of four, Leonard Ekeh before a Lagos State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting at Bode Thomas area of the state, for allegedly raping an eight year-old minor.

Ekeh, a native of Umuorishe-Umuohagu in Ngor Okpala local government area, Imo State, was docked before the court on two counts charge of unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent treatment of the minor.

The 48 years old defendant was said to have committed the dastardly act on September 21, at his residence, 20, Jacob Odeleye Street, Itire, Lagos.

According to the police, the defendant committed the offence when the victim followed one of his children to watch television at his residence.

Before committing the alleged crime, the accused allegedly sent his daughter out of the house.

The cry of the victim drew the attention of neighbours, who apprehended the defendant and handed him over to the police at Itire division of the force, from where he was arraigned in court.

The offences according to the prosecutor, Sergeant, Cecilia Onojondor, are contrary to and punishable under sections 137 and 135 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

Count one of the charge marked: FCL/120/2016 reads: “that you Leonard Ekeh, in between 20 to 21 day of September, 2016, at about 4p.m., 20, Jacob Adeleye street, Itire, Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district, did unlawfully had sexual intercourse with an eight years old girl, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 137 of this Criminal Laws of Lagos of Nigeria, 2011.

Count two of the charge reads: “that you Leonard Ekeh, on the same date, time, and place in aforesaid magisterial district did indecently treated one (name withheld) aged 8 years, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 135 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The trial Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in the like sum.

Police Arraign Herdsman For Alleged Possession Of Firearms

The police in Enugu State have arraigned a herdsman, Ibrahim Adamu, before an Enugu East Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of an AK-47 rifle.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said that Adamu was arraigned on Sept. 16 and had been remanded in prison custody by Chief Magistrate Denis Ekoh.

Adamu was arrested on Aug. 29 at Affa in Udi Local Government Area.He was arraigned on a three-count charge of illegally possessing and having under his control AK 47 rifle with 24 rounds of live ammunition in contravention of the Firearms Act.

The statement said that the offence was punishable under the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R11 vol. 14, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.



EFCC To Arraign Suspects For Duping Swiss National Of $530,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the leave of a Kano High Court sitting Kano, to arraign Saminu Umar Ta’ambu and Ahmed Maiturare of the popular kantin kwari textile market, Kano, for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

They allegedly used the name of Kano State government to induce a Swiss National, Mathias Hee, Owner of Okutex Ag, into supplying them with fabrics worth $530,000.

Justice Dije Aboki gave the nod after hearing argument on the application for leave to prefer charge against the suspects by EFCC Counsel A.T. Habib. The leave is pursuant to Section 185(b) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The prime suspect, Ta’ambu, was alleged to have approached a Swiss national named Mathias Hee and owner Okutex Ag, a textile manufacturing company, around July, 2015, requesting for the supply of fabrics to the tune of $530,000, under the pretext that he acted on behalf of Kano State Government.

He reportedly forged a document titled “Authorization to transfer to foreign account” purported to have been issued and signed by the authority of the Government of Kano State.

After the items were supplied, Mr. Ta’ambu failed to honour his part of the bargain and refused to remit the amount as agreed.

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Senate Forgery: FG To Arraign Saraki, Ekweremadu June 27

The arraignment of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order, 2015, will now take place on June 27.

Also to be arraigned are a former Clerk of the National Assembly Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk Benedict Efeturi.

Four of them were to be arraigned yesterday but the accused were not in court following claims that they had not been served the court summons.

Following the failure to arraign them, the judge of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jabi Division, gave an order for substituted service following the claim of the bailiff that he had found it difficult to serve the accused persons.

Against this backdrop, the notice of arraignment was pasted on the notice board of the National Assembly yesterday.

According to the notice, the case, with charge number CV/21916, is between the federal government as “complainant applicant” and defendants listed in the following order: Salisu Maikasuwa; Benedict Efeturi, Dr. Olubukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu.

The notice read in part: “By oral application dated 21st June, 2016 moved by D.E Kaswe, Principal State Counsel FMJ, in this case praying the court for an order of this Honourable Court granting leave to the complainant application to serve the criminal summons on the defendants by substituted means to wit by pasting it at the notice board of the National Assembly, Three Arms Zone and after hearing D.C. Kaswe with A.A. Kaltingo, Esq, counsel for the complainant/applicant moved the court orally for the above relief.”

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EFCC To Arraign NAMA Chiefs In Lagos This Week

Indications emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, would any time this week arraign the arrested and detained officials of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA. A source close to the agency confided in our correspondent that the officials, who are still being held at EFCC’s custody in Abuja, would be brought to Lagos to face justice. Those in EFCC custody include Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Abdulsalami Abubakar; director of finance and accounts, Mrs. Clara Aliche; general manager (Finance), Segun Nurudeen Agbolade; acting general manager (Procurement), Muyiwa Adegorite; acting general manager (ICT), Akinribido Bolaniran; acting general manager (Electromagnetic Services), Atiku Abubakar; and Felicia Agubata (project manager). The officials are held over allegations of financial impropriety amounting to about N5 billion.

It was gathered that the anti-graft agency would in a matter of weeks, visit the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, over alleged corrupt practices. Those arrested were made to explain how Abdulsalam and his predecessor, both singlehandedly signed off payments of over N3 billion on ‘questionable contracts’ between 2013 and 2015. Documents obtained by our correspondent revealed that the bulk of the payments were for clearing of containers and customs duties, which amounted to N2,101,689, 304.14 within the period under review. Most of the clearing/ customs duties payment were said to be non-transparent, as the agency had never really undertaken any “major importation that warrants payments in tens of millions of naira at different times as claimed by the management.”

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EFCC To Arraign Olisa Metuh Thursday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to arraign the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Olisa Metuh, after more than one week of being detained in their custody.

Reports gathered on Wednesday that Metuh, who was picked up at his Abuja residence on January 5, will be arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Court 10, Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja.

The PDP spokesman was said to have been arrested and under investigation by the EFCC for allegedly collecting about N400m from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), from the money alleged to be part of the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund.

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EFCC To Arraign Suswam Tomorrow Over Alleged N3.1Billion Fraud

Barring any last minute change of plan, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam before an Abuja Court tomorrow, November 4.

The anti-graft agency had on Monday October 2, filed a nine-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N3.1billion at a Federal High Court, Abuja.

Mr. Suswam and his former Finance Commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia, are alleged to have diverted proceeds of the sale of shares owned by the Benue State government and Benue Investment and Property Company Limited.

The offence, the EFCC says, is punishable under section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 20111, as amended in 2012.

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Police Arraign Three Teenagers Over Alleged Gang Rape

Three teenagers, Elijah Adebowale, Suleiman Balogun and Shefiu Adam, were on Thursday charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over the alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Adebowale (15), Balogun (16) and Adam (14), who all resides at the Iju area of Lagos, are being tried on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momah, told the court that the teenagers and three others, now at large, committed the offences on Oct. 5, in an uncompleted building at Olopade St., Iju-Ishaga, Lagos.

Momah said that the accused all conspired to lure the 13-year-old to the building, where the six of them took turns with her.

She explained that the accused persons spotted the 13-year-old coming out of a church and sent her to get drinks for them.

According to Momah, the accused offered the 13-year-old a bottle of assorted drink that was already spiked and each of them all had carnal knowledge of her.

The prosecution submitted that the offences contravened Sections 409 and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against them.

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Police Arraign 3 Farmers For Defiling 10 Year Old Girl

The police yesterday arraigned three farmers in a senior magistrates’ court in Katsina for raping a 10-year-old girl.

The accused are Yahuza Musa, 20; Tasiu Abubakar, 20; and Sadiq Isyaku, 20.

The trio, who reside at Dakiya village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nafisa Bagiwa on one-count charge of rape.

The prosecutor, Insp. Hashimu Musa, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 11 at about 11.30 a.m.

He said the matter was reported by one Isa Ali of Kitaki village in Safana Local Government Area at Safana police division at noon on June 12.

He added that the complainant informed the police that his daughter, in company of her three sisters went to purchase mango at Dakiya village.

The prosecutor said the three accused accosted the sisters in the bush, where they held the hand of the victim and pushed her to the ground.

He pointed out that Musa held the hand of the victim, while Abubakar and Isyaku tore her skirt and pant and had carnal knowledge of her one after the other.


N1.2billion Unspent Funds: ICPC To Arraign Former NSCDC “Ogas At The Top”

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, said it would soon arraign three officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over N1.2 billion unspent funds.

A resident consultant with the ICPC, Folu Olamiti, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja. The three officials will be arraigned before Justice Husseini Baba, of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday.

According to Mr. Olamiti, the NSCDC officials to be arraigned include a former Assistant Commandant General, Mohammed Umar and Amobi Chidozie and Ojuolape Oyemomi, whose ranks were not specified.

He said the action followed an alleged conspiracy to offer gratification to some public officers in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF.

Mr. Olamiti explained that the alleged bribes were offered in December 2004 to the AGF staff to induce them to extend the time of remittance of the N1.2 billion unspent funds belonging to NSCDC.

He, however, attributed the delay in the case to the death of one of the suspects whose name was struck off the charge sheet and the health challenge of Mr. Umar. “The accused were alleged to have conspired and also used their public offices to offer gratification to some public officers of the office of the AGF in the sum of N1.5million as inducement,” said Mr. Olamiti.

“The trio will also be facing trial for the transfer of the sum of N8.2 million meant for overhead vote to personnel vote – an offence contrary and punishable under Section 22 (5) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act, 2000.”


Land Scam: EFCC To Arraign Former FCT Chief Of Staff, Director

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC will on Thursday, May 7, 2015 arraign two senior officials of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory over land scam.

They are: Muhammed Yau Gital, former Chief of Staff to the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed and Sani Abba, Deputy Director, Mass Housing at the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA.

 The duo will be docked before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretence and abuse of office.
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