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BREAKING! Court Remands Delta Senator In Ikoyi Prison

BREAKING! Court Remands Delta Senator In Ikoyi Prison

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  A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a People’s Democratic Party’s Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, in Ikoyi Prison pending ruling on his bail application. He is to remain behind bars until April 27, the court ruled. Nwaoboshi was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over multiple offences. The senator representing Delta North was arraigned on two counts of money laundering and fraud alongside two companies — Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd. He had entered a plea of ‘not guilty’. Arguing his bail application before the court, the defence counsel, Dr V. J. O. Azinge (SAN), urged the court to grant the accused bail on self-recognizance as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In the
N6bn Fraud: EFCC Confirms Arrest Of Ibori’s Ally, Nwaoboshi

N6bn Fraud: EFCC Confirms Arrest Of Ibori’s Ally, Nwaoboshi

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  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the arrested of the senator representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, for an alleged fraud of N6bn. The EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in a telephone conversation with the PUNCH on Monday. “The senator is currently in our custody. He was arrested over the weekend,” Uwujaren said. Nwaoboshi, who is a professed loyalist of convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has been on the radar of the EFCC for nearly two years following a series of petitions written against him. He had, however, shunned several petitions until he was eventually arrested. In one of such petitions, it was alleged that the lawmaker, who is the Chairman of the Senate
BREAKING! Dino Melaye Rearrested, Moved To SARS Headquarters

BREAKING! Dino Melaye Rearrested, Moved To SARS Headquarters

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Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has been rearrested early hours of today (Tuesday). Security agents had besieged Melaye's residence on Monday after he was earlier released by operatives of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) had on Monday confirmed the arrest of Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning. On Tuesday, reports say Melaye was rearrested and immediately moved to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters, Guzape, Abuja. Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”. The confirmation came hours after the senator, who represents Kogi West, announced the arrest on
Seven Years After, Court Exonerates AAU Don Of Sex-for-grade Allegations, Jailed Two Fmr Students

Seven Years After, Court Exonerates AAU Don Of Sex-for-grade Allegations, Jailed Two Fmr Students

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  A magistrate court sitting at Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area in Edo state, has jailed Judith Ivie Okosun and Juliet Obehi Okosun both graduates of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU). Chief Magistrate Maltina Iluobe in charge sheet No: MEK/18C/2012, committed Juliet Obehi Okosun to two years imprisonment for unlawful detention and indecent assault of the University don. The court also convicted Judith Ivie Okosun for one year jail term for unlawful detention of the plaintiff in connection with sexual harassment scandal, which precipitated to the dismissal of Dr. Peter Otubu, lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic of the Institution, over seven years ago. The first and second accused persons were convicted with N20, 000 with an opti...
BREAKING! EFCC Detains Delta Senator, Nwaoboshi Over Alleged Fraudulent Deals

BREAKING! EFCC Detains Delta Senator, Nwaoboshi Over Alleged Fraudulent Deals

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  The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Mr Peter Nwaoboshi has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). BigPen Online gathered that Nwaoboshi, who was arrested over corruption related offences have been in solitary confinement of the anti-graft agency since last week. The offences border on the purchase of controversial Delta state Government property, the "Guinea House" in Lagos state which he allegedly purchased in a fraudulent manner with other corruption related issues. The embattled Senator, who is seeking to re-contest for the Delta North seat have being in a legal battle with the EFCC over his 12-storey building he fraudulently bought with proceeds of alleged fraudulent contract he did for the Delta ...
BREAKING! Dino Melaye Arrested On His Way To Morocco

BREAKING! Dino Melaye Arrested On His Way To Morocco

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Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Dino made this known in a tweet on Monday morning. Melaye said he was on his way to Morocco for an official assignment when the police arrested him. "I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in". https://twitter.com/dino_melaye/status/988304511335829504 "Stopped from traveling and under arrest. No retreat no surrender. Talk we must" https://t.co/8DtbPna6KT According to TheCable, when contacted, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the police in the federal capital territory (FCT), said he was not a...
Top Delta Police Officers Fingered In Alleged Financial Scandal

Top Delta Police Officers Fingered In Alleged Financial Scandal

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  An officer in charge of Mechanised Salary Section, (MSS) of Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Gana Muhammed and the Auditor in charge of police pay office, Delta State Police Command, Asaba have landed in financial scandal running into millions of naira. The police officers have been allegedly fingered in embezzlement of January salary of police men in the Delta State Police Command, BigPen Online can report. BigPen Online reveal exclusively that the embattled officers have been petitioned to Police Service Commission as well as President Muhammadu Buhari by concerned officers who want their identity protected. The petition entitled "Re: Conspiracy, Diversion And Embezzlement Of January 2018 Salary Of Policemen In Delta State By OC MSS Asaba And Auditor", addressed to Presid...
EFCC Arraigns Globalcom, Official Over $6.7m Fraud

EFCC Arraigns Globalcom, Official Over $6.7m Fraud

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  Telecommunications giant, Globacom Ltd and its Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, were on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Special Offences Court over alleged 6.7 million dollars fraud (N2.41 billion). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed a 6.7 million dollars fraud charge on Globacom and Israni who allegedly committed the offence against Emitac Mobile Solutions, a Dubai-based company. Monday’s proceedings were, however, stalled following the absence of Israni and representatives Globacom in court for their arraignment. The defendants also had no legal representation. Addressing the court over the development, Mr Anselem Ozioko, the lead prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, said Globacom and Israni had been evading the anti-graft commissio
Patience Jonathan Trashes EFCC In Court Over Bid To Seize $8.4m, N7.35bn Linked To Her

Patience Jonathan Trashes EFCC In Court Over Bid To Seize $8.4m, N7.35bn Linked To Her

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Nigeria's anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has lost its bid to seize the funds in 15 bank accounts linked to former President, Patience Jonathan. A federal high court in Lagos rejected the commission’s bid to seize the funds totalling $8.4 million and over N7.35 billion following EFCC ex parte application seeking to seize the funds. The presiding judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, held that the bank accounts in question were already involved in a litigation process before two other courts. This is a developing story...
EFCC Arrests Platinum Multi-purpose Cooperative Boss, Michael Obasuyi, For N11.4bn Fraud

EFCC Arrests Platinum Multi-purpose Cooperative Boss, Michael Obasuyi, For N11.4bn Fraud

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  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested one Michael Osasogie Obasuyi, Managing Director, Platinum Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited, for alleged offences bordering on conspiracy, cybercrime and money laundering to the tune of N 11, 498,944,038.29. Obasuyi, who is also the Managing Director of Smartmicro Systems Limited, had written a petition in March 2018 to the Commission against a company, a mobile and electronic payment provider. However, in what may be described as a dramatic twist, the company had also written a counter-petition against Smartmicro and Obasuyi, thereby leading the Commission to begin investigations into the activities of Obasuyi. Smartmicro was alleged to have approached the company in 2012 for the ...