Friday, March 5

Tag: Convicts

German Court Convicts IPOB Members Who Attacked Ekweremadu
Politics

German Court Convicts IPOB Members Who Attacked Ekweremadu

Germany has convicted four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president. They have also served their sentences, TheCable further learnt. The convictions, which were handed out in August, went completely under the radar but diplomatic sources in Germany told us on Friday that the four IPOB members were prosecuted for physical assault and sentenced to 20 days of labour “without pay”. The Nigerian embassy did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry for the identities of the convicts. In 2019, the serving senator from Enugu state was beaten up by Biafra agitators in Nuremberg at an event organised by “Ndigbo Germany”. IPOB — which Nigeria had declared a terrorist organisation — claimed responsibility for ...
Internet Fraudsters Bag Two Years Jail Term in Kaduna
News

Internet Fraudsters Bag Two Years Jail Term in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on April 29, 2020, secured the convictions of Idahosa Bobby and Aidamebor Israel for offences bordering on internet fraud. They were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State. The convicts were each arraigned on a separate one-count charge bordering on online fraud and for possession of fraudulent documents. . Idahosa and Israel were arrested by a team of operatives attached to the Intelligence and Special Operations Section, ISOS following intelligence reports indicating their involvement in cybercrime.
French Jihadists on Death Row in Iraq Appeal to UN
News

French Jihadists on Death Row in Iraq Appeal to UN

Jihadists Five French jihadists on death row in Iraq have appealed to the UN to pressure France into bringing them home, their lawyer said Thursday, adding they were suffering inhumane treatment Eleven French nationals were sentenced to death last year in Iraq and three others to life imprisonment after being convicted of membership of the Islamic State (IS) group. The prisoners were all captured in Syria and transferred to Iraq for trial. None of the executions have been carried out so far, with France regularly reiterating its opposition to the death penalty. Lawyer Nabil Boudi said that Brahim Nejara, Bilel Kabaoui, Leonard Lopez, Fodil Tahar Aouidate and Mourad Delhomme, who were among the 11 on death row, had suffered “inhumane and degrading treatment in Iraqi prisons”. ...
Human Traffickers Posted My Nude Photos -Girl Shipped To Dubai
Crime

Human Traffickers Posted My Nude Photos -Girl Shipped To Dubai

A young Nigerian girl has told a Lagos High Court about her ordeal in the hands of some human traffickers, who shipped her to Dubai in United Arab Emirates, for prostitution. Before leaving Nigeria, the traffickers who have now been jailed 12 years each by a Lagos Court, took nude pictures of her and asked her to make an oath. She was told to remit money to their agents in Dubai, with a threat of exposing her nude photos online, whenever she failed to do so. The victim told the court that when she could not raise the money demanded, the convicts posted her nude pictures as earlier threatened. Her story was heard by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of Federal High Court in Lagos, who sentenced two accused, Terry Homuere-Smooth and Priscilla Bassey, to 12 years imprisonment for hu...
Court Convicts Job Seeker For Forging Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Signature
Crime

Court Convicts Job Seeker For Forging Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Signature

An FCT High Court, Nyanya on Wednesday convicted a job seeker , Raymond Azuka for forging the signature of former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala. NAN reports that on May 19, 2015, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed six counts bordering on forgery. The EFCC said that Obiejigo, a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra allegedly forged a reference letter purportedly from the Okonjo-Iweala alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment into the commission and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting, NSPM. In convicting Azuka, Justice Baba Idris, fixed Dec. 7, for sentencing. Baba held that out of the six counst, the court convicted Azuka on two counts. He held that the confessional statements by the def...