Female UBA Banker Beat Up Police DPO In Lagos.

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Ebute-Ero division, Lagos SP Sina Olunlade has been hospitalized after been attacked and brutalised by a female banker, Adaobi Obi in Lagos.

The incident happened in front of the United Bank for Africa, UBA headquarters in Marina Lagos where Olunlade went to perform his official duty.

Olunlade was badly injured and his uniform torn by Obi who reportedly displayed her stronger strength on him.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the DPO suffered his fate after he attempted to prevent Obi from driving through a particular route due to electricity pole that fell on the road after a rain storm. But Obi refused and insisted that the blocked route was closer to her office. This led to an exchange of words between them.

The lady reportedly grabbed and attacked the officer before the other police officers around prevented her from further batterring the DPO.

However, before he could be rescued, the officer had sustained injuries and bruises on his face and was taken to a hospital where he is being treated.

Obi was arrested and taken before Tinubu Magistrate’s court with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and assault on the victim.
She pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Ben Ekundayo did not objected to his bail but informed the court that the victim is the DPO who was attacked while performing his duty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr Ade Adefulire granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.

The matter has been adjourned till 28 February 2017.

Report: Banker who allegedly hired assassins to murder husband gets bail.

A Lagos banker, Oluchi Tockukwu Onyebuchi, who allegedly hired two assassins to murder her husband, was on Tuesday granted N1 million bail by an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Magistrate M.O. Olajuwon also ordered that the two alleged hired assassins, Chigozie Nworie (32) and Kingsley Ofelete (36), be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.

The prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope, told the court that Onyebuchi, 32, contracted Nworie and Ofelete to assassinate her husband on October 9 at No. 18, Fatai Kofo St., Agungi, Lekki.

“Onyebuchi had informed the two accused on where she had hidden machete, cutlass and acid in her husband’s compound which they were to use in eliminating him.”

Babatope said that Nworie and Ofelete were arrested with the victim’s bloodstained Range Rover on their way to deliver the car to Onyebuchi’s brother in Anambra.

The trio are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery and attempted murder. The accused plea was, however, not taken. The offences committed contravene Sections 228, 294 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Olajuwon adjourned the case to January 23, pending legal advice from the DPP.

Banker accused of N8 billion currency scam accuses EFCC of frustrating plea bargain

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, has adjourned till December 14 hearing on the plea bargain arrangement between a banker, Tope Akintade, and the EFCC in the case of alleged N8 billion CBN currency scam.

Mr. Akintade’s counsel, Femi Edema, at Tuesday’s hearing accused the anti-graft body of deliberately frustrating his client’s efforts on the plea bargain arrangement.

Mr. Edema told the court that the EFCC Head Office in Abuja had initially certified that all the necessary processes of the plea bargain concerning his client had been completed.

The counsel also lamented the worsening health condition of his client and prayed the court for a short hearing date.

But the prosecutor, Sola Obaribirin, submitted that the plea bargain processes were yet to be fully completed.

He, however, gave an assurance that all necessary steps would be taken for the plea bargain deal to be sealed before the next adjourned date.

The prosecutor further stated that the commission was determined to combine all the plea bargain processes and hearings at once instead of considering them in bits.

Justice Ayo-Emmanuel consequently adjourned the case, which was earlier slated for hearing, over the inability of Mr. Akintade and EFCC to conclude all processes involved in the plea bargain arrangement.

Meanwhile, the bail application filed by Adeola Olaniyan, the fifth accused person, was refused and struck out.

The court held that the reasons for the bail were not cogent and convincing enough.

R.M. Bature, the counsel to Olaniyan, had told the court that the health condition of his client was worsening.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Patient Okoro, Johnson Afolabi, Ibrahim Ilori, Philip Togun, Kolawole Babalola and Fatai Yusuf, along with others, had been standing trial since 2015.

They are facing trial over multiple charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, theft and recirculation of mutilated N8 billion currencies at the Ibadan branch of CBN.

Banker arraigned over alleged US$93,000 fraud

A banker, Obinna Ezenwaka, who allegedly defrauded a businessman to the tune of 93, 000 US dollars, was on Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ezenwaka, whose address was not given, is standing trial on a five-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, fraud, forgery and issuing of dud cheque.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyracus Osuji, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences on Aug. 1, in Lagos.

He said that the accused conspired with one, still at large and obtained the sum of 93, 000 US dollars from one Mr Dominic Nwibo, under the guise of transferring the said money to Nwibo’s business partners and suppliers in China.

Osuji said that the accused knew that the representation he made to Nwibo was false.

According to the prosecutor, the accused forged a telex message which was to show that a transfer of the said 93, 000 US dollars was made to China, “just to convince the complainant, when no actual transfer was made”.

He also said that the accused issued a Diamond Bank cheque of N33.3 m, the naira equivalent of the said money, but the cheque was dishonoured on presentation due to insufficient funds.

Osuji , however, said that the accused stole the said money, and that the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 (a), 319, 363 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the five-count charge preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. M. Ajayi, admitted him to bail in the sum of N1m, with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed, show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Governments and have their addresses verified by the court.

Magistrate Ajayi adjourned the case till Jan. 12, for mention.

I Helped Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Move Cash From Court – Banker

An official of Diamond Bank Plc, Ademola Oshodi, told a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday that he managed the bank account of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia numbered 0032091183 domiciled in the bank.


Oshodi told the court that he regularly visited Ofiili-Ajumogobia’s chamber on the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, to collect huge cash sums for onward deposit into the judge’s account.


The banker said whenever the money was above the lawful threshold that could be deposited into the judge’s account, he split it into two, deposited a portion into Ofili-Ajumogobia’s account and the remaining portion into his own personal account.


He explained that he would subsequently transfer the money from his personal account into the judge’s account.


He added that, at a time, he had to help the judge get a Bureau de Change operator named, Abah Said, who helped her to convert naira into US dollars whenever the judge was not comfortable with the normal mode of transaction.


Oshodi said this on Monday when he appeared as a prosecution witness before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, where Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was arraigned alongside Chief Godwin Obla (SAN) for alleged bribery and unlawful enrichment.

Banker jailed 195 years for N21m theft.

A Kano High Court has sentenced a banker, Aliyu Suleiman, to 195 years imprisonment for stealing from a microfinance bank in Albasu Local Government Area of Kano State.

The court, presided over by Justice Dije Abdu Aboki, convicted and sentenced Suleiman on a 105-count charge to 195 years imprisonment with fines of N300,000 which if he failed to pay will give him additional prison terms.

The convict was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on September 30, 2014, for stealing over N21,000,000 from Albasu Microfinance Bank and diverting same into his account.

Suleiman had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

In her judgement yesterday, Aboki sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment on each of count one to 44 and fine of N300,000 on each.

Where the convict defaults the fine, he is to serve additional six months imprisonment on each count.

From count 45 to 74, the convict was sentenced fined N500,000 or 12 months imprisonment on each count while on count 75 to 105, he is to pay a fine of N200,000 or 12 months imprisonment on each count with the exception of count 97 which appeared to be a duplication.

The sentences were to run concurrently. The convict was also ordered to restitute N14,815,000 to the Albasu community or spend five more years in prison.

The convict was a former employee of Oceanic Bank who was engaged and entrusted by the Albasu community to take charge of its microfinance bank. But the convict violated that trust and siphoned over N21 million by forging signatures of the other signatories to the funds.

‘Banker Hires Assassins to Kill Her ex-Husband in Lagos’

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspected hired-assassins and a female banker over failed attempt to assassinate her ex-husband identified as Tochukwu Onyebuchi.

The banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, and the two assassins arrested by the Ogun State Police Command

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

He said the banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, hired the suspected criminals to assassinate her husband in his residence at Ayobo area of Lagos State.

Iliyasu named the two suspected assassins as Chigozie Smart (32) and Kingsley Ikechukwu (36).

He said they were intercepted and arrested on Oct. 19 at Ijebu-Ode while attempting to escape to Onitsha with the victim’s Range Rover Jeep.

He said Oluchi was arrested at Ayobo area of Lagos State.

He said, “One Oluchi, a 32-year-old banker, who is married to one Tochukwu Onyebuchi years ago, got separated from her husband following some matrimonial problems.

“The custody of their only child is currently being contested in the court but Oluchi has another plan.

“She connived with the trio of Chigozie Smart, Kingsley Ikechukwy and one other who is now at large to eliminate her husband.

“She arranged for the weapons which includes cutlass, iron rods and acid which she kept in her husband’s compound at Ayobo area of Lagos State and described where she kept it to the assailants.

“The suspects went there on Wednesday as planned and matcheted the man severally on his head and poured the acid on him.

“The suspects thereafter abandoned the victim and took away his range Rover Jeep which Oluchi instructed them to drop at her brother’s place in Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Luck ran against them when a patrol team of the Ogun State command on Wednesday sighted the vehicle along the Ijebu-Ode/Benin expressway and stopped it for search.

“While searching the vehicle, blood stain was seen and the two occupants were unable to give satisfactory account of the blood stain, hence, they were arrested.

“It was during interrogation that the suspects revealed all that transpired to the police.”

The commissioner said that the victim, who had been treated at an undisclosed hospital, was in the custody of the police helping them in the process of investigation.

Oluchi, however, denied contracting the duo of Chigozie and Kingsley and one other at large to assassinate her husband.

Oluchi, who acknowledged that her three-year-old marriage to her husband had crashed, told journalists that she had no reason to kill him.

Meanwhile, Chigozie told newsmen that it was Oluchi who hired them to kill her husband with a promise to purchase “Tokunbo” cars for each of them after a successful operation.


Banker gets 12-year jail term, forfeits N43m for money laundering.

The Federal High Court in Ibadan has sentenced a former employee of Wema Bank, Ademola Oni, to 12-year imprisonment for conspiracy and money laundering.

The court, which was presided over by Justice Joyce Abudmalik on Thursday, also ordered that the convict forfeit all his properties and cash in various banks as proceeds of crime.

The properties to be forfeited by the convict are an empty plot of land fenced with black gate located along the road beside Secam Church, Providence Estate, Sango Eleyele Expressway, Ibadan.

He is also to forfeit a Honda Accord Car 2014 model and another empty plot of land located at Alao Akala Estate, along Akubu Ojuirin, near Apostolic Church, Ikolaba, Ibadan.

Others are a storey building located at Aminu Olaniran Street, Ikolaba behind the Apostolic church, Ikolaba Assembly, Ikolaba, Ibadan; and three acres of land at Okuna Village, Along Akufo Village, by Fumakson filling station, Ido Local Government Area, Ibadan.

An empty plot of land at No. 16, Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan; a storey building located at No. 16, Awolowo Avenue, Old Badija, Ibadan; and a borehole machine are to be forfeited also.

He is also to forfeit several sums in bank accounts, including N43,259,441.22 in a fixed deposit account with FCMB; N70,614.60 in the name of ‘De-City-Life Enterprise with account No. 22749019 also domiciled with FCMB; another N7,189.22 in the name of Oni Iyabo Mary in the same bank; and N966,788.81 in the First Bank account of Ezomal Ventures, among others.

Ademola was arraigned alongside six former officials of the CBN and 15 others from different commercial banks in an alleged case of conspiracy and money laundering.

The bankers allegedly conspired to steal and conceal mutilated and defaced local currency amounting to N8bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Ademola, who was the fourth defendant in the case, entered into a plea bargain with the prosecution, and pleaded guilty to an amended charge.

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, October 6th, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Adeniyi Adebisi, presented the perfected agreement and an amended charge to the court against him.

Ademola pleaded guilty to five of the 24-count amended charge.

Justice Abudmalik convicted him and sentenced him to two-and-a-half years on each of the five counts. The sentences are to run concurrently

The trial of the other defendants continues.

Banker Knifed Wife To Death With 124 Blows After She Asked For Divorce

A banker killed his wife by stabbing her 124 times with a knife and an axe, a jury has heard.

Sanjay Nijhawan, 46, was struggling to cope after quitting his highly paid job with Barclays, a court heard. The crisis came to a head when his wife Sonita, 38, asked for a divorce, a jury at Guildford Crown Court heard.

Nijhawan stabbed her repeatedly in the head and neck before slitting her throat.

He was found sitting beside her body by worried family members who came to their luxury, gated
property in Weybridge, Surrey.

Opening the case, prosecutor Sally O’Neill said his defence was expected to be that he had an abnormality of mental function at the time “which substantially impaired his ability to form a rational judgement or exercise self control.”

The jury heard that after he was arrested by police, Nijhawan told officers that he had become “deranged” and had suffered a nervous breakdown.

Ms O’Neill said: “The number and nature of her cuts make it clear that she was the victim of a fatal and sustained attack.

“She had a very large number of cut and stab injuries to her neck and head.

“Underneath her body was an axe. He (Nijhawan) was sitting on the kitchen floor next to her body repeatedly stabbing himself to the legs with a small knife.

“Sonita had 124 significant injuries to her body including 40 cut and blunt force injuries to her head, of which 18 were to the back of the head, 11 to the side and 10 to the left hand side of her skull.

“These were all likely to be caused by an axe.

“There were 25 stab wounds to left side of her neck, more likely to have been caused by a knife. The defendant was immediately taken St George’s Hospital in Tooting.”

The cause of death was neck and head injuries, said the prosecuter.

Ms O’Neill said Nijhawan made Google searches before the killing on how to commit suicide and on how to identify the “soft parts of a female human skull.”

The jury was told that family relatives rushed to the mansion home after Nijhawan made bizarre phone calls and sent text messages about keys to the house.

Ms O’Neill said the husband had taken away his wife’s mobile phone, even though she was on call 24-7 as a director of two care homes run by her family.

Jurors heard he claimed he took away the phone so his wife could not tell family members about the divorce discussion before a family event on the upcoming weekend.

The court also heard that police seized a note from Nijhawan which he wrote in hospital and which stated: “I would like to issue a statement immediately offering my severe remorse.

“The mindless act has lost the life of a beautiful and amazing woman.

“I have failed in my duty as a son-in-law and a brother.”

Ms O’Neill told jurors: “It seems that in the preceding months leading up to this event Sanjay Nijhawan began to suffer from stress and anxiety partly as a result of his job and he was finding it very difficult to cope.

“He also felt under financial pressure because of the move to the house although it is not clear exactly why this was as both of the family were wealthy.”

The trial continues.