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Fraudster Jailed Four Years Over N75m Scam-EFCC
Justice Abdulahi Shuaibu of the Federal High Court Kaduna, on Friday May 18th, 2012 sentenced a fraudster, Okeke Oscar Nkem to four years imprisonment for attempting to obtain the sum of $ 500,000 by false pretence.
The convict was dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in June, 2008 after being arrested at Timasys Cybercafé, Owerri, Imo state in a nation-wide raid code-named ‘Operation Cyberstorm 1’.
When he was arraigned, the convict pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
Okeke’s trouble started when he was arrested at a cybercafé in Ikenegbu area of Owerri, Imo State behind a computer system with a document titled ‘GET RICH QUICK’, in which he claimed to be one Mark Wrangle, a manager of an Australian bank.
In the said document, he was requesting the recipient to claim the sum of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) which he claimed belonged to a deceased person.
In another document titled “REQUEST TO TRANSFER $450,000 TO YOUR ACCOUNT”, the convict claimed to be Emeka Henry, an accountant with Oceanic Bank and was soliciting the use of recipient’s account details to transfer the sum of $450 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars) which was supposedly stolen from state treasury.
EFCC in prosecuting the case called one witness and tendered several documents.
Justice Shuaibu while convicting the accused person stated the jail term would start counting from the date of Okeke’s arrest.
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Understanding Boko Haram And The Way Out Of Islamic Militancy In Nigeria.
Kaduna-based human rights activist, Shehu Sanni, spoke exclusively with citizen reporter, Kayode Ogundamisi on the emergence of Boko Haram, their philosophy, and the efforts to bring an end to the deadly islamist militancy group known as “Boko Haram”.
Hafsat Abiola-Costello Says Al-Mustapha Death Sentence Ruling Is “Long Overdue” - Channelstv, Lagos
Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of the deceased Alh. Kudirat Abiola, has responded to the death sentence ruling handed down to Major Hamza Al-Mustapha who was accused of ordering her death.
She described the sentence as a judgement for Nigerians and said it was long overdue.
Al-Mustapha, as well as Lateef Sofolahan were sentenced to death by hanging having been convicted of the murder of Mrs. Abiola, wife of Chief Moshood Abiola, widely believed to have won the 12 June 1993 Presidential elections.
She’d been assassinated along the Lagos/Ibadan express way on 4 June 1996.
Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, as well Lateef Sofolahan, the protocol officer for the deceased who was accused of divulging details of Mrs. Abiola’s whereabouts on the day of her murder, have both been embroiled in a 12-year-long trial.
Understanding Boko Haram And The Way Out Of Islamic Militancy In Nigeria - Human Rights Activist Shehu Sanni
OccupyNigeria Protesters shut down Town Hall meeting with Minister of State at the Grand Hyatt hotel, New York, NY.
Nigerian activists from the Nigeria Liberty Democratic Forum (NDLF) last night protested at the Town Hall meeting called by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Adaku Onwuliri, shutting down the event until the New York Police Department was called in an hour later.
The meeting, which was scheduled to start at 6: 00 p.m., did not start until 7:45p.m, as the minister came late.
Prof. Onwuliri is one of three Ministers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a top-heavy, free-spending government. About 10 days ago, in one of his broadcasts on the oil subsidy crisis, President Goodluck Jonathan said he would drastically cut down on foreign travel; Mrs. Onwuliri’s tour of the United States, like the lavish tour of South Africa of Mr. Jonathan’s team to the ANC 100th anniversary, is evidence of the emptiness of that pledge.
The activists led by Bukola Oreofe of the NDLF waited patiently in the hall as officials of the Nigerian consulate in New York and organizers of the event started with opening prayers and the Nigerian national anthem. As soon as the anthem ended and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York moved towards the podium to deliver a prepared speech, NDLF activists took over the microphone on the aisle which was set aside for those who wished to ask questions. They announced that the Minister was late, and pointing out that it was another sign of disrespect and contempt for Nigerians.
Occupy Nigeria Protesters Take A Stand In South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa on January 16th stormed the Nigerian embassy in Pretoria. According to the PRO of Nigerian Union in Gauteng, Niyi Da Voice Abodedele, some 300 Nigerians in South Africa attended the protests in solidarity with Nigerians protesting against mismanagement and corruption in cities across Nigeria.
The demonstration also featured Biafran separatist activists campaigning against islamist miliatnats, Boko Haram, killing of Igbos. They marched alongside side others demanding a Biafran homeland.