Again, stakeholders’ renews advocacy for VAPP

October 5, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Stakeholders’ has again renewed their advocacy for the domestication of the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in the 36 states of the federation when they converged on Abuja. Blueprint recalls that VAPP act which was signed in 2015 is yet to be domesticated in all the States of the federation. The VAPP Act stipulates life imprisonment for rape offenders, not Read More

N97m Fraud: How court sent ex-LG chairman to jail

July 26, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A Federal high court sitting in Gombe has sentenced a former Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State, Samuel Bulus Adamu to a seven-year imprisonment without an option of fine That was after he was convicted by the trial judge, Justice N I Afolabi on a seven- count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering involving N97, Read More

Ex-LUTH accountant bags 15 years for fraud

July 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, has secured the conviction and sentencing  of a former account officer of the Staff Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society of the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, Lagos state,  Olaniyi Zaccheus, for account  N4 million fraud. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Wednesday in Abuja,  said  the Read More

Yahoo boy, 25, bags 3-month jail for posing as American lady

June 24, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

   Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old boy, Adeyemi Dayo, to three months imprisonment for internet fraud.  The convict was said to have presented himself as American female to his victims and thereby committed an offence under the advance fee fraud of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The EFCC Read More

Court jails Borno director for obstruction of Justice

June 22, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Monday, convicted and sentenced an assistant director in Borno state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Usman Abaji to six months imprisonment for obstruction of justice. A press statement by the EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale, in Abuja, said the convict was prosecuted by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Read More

Car theft: Manassah, 32 year-old plumber bags 4 months jail

June 3, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Bartholomew Manassah, a 32-year-old plumber, was Wednesday sentenced to four months imprisonment for attempted car theft by a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court. The offence committed contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code Law.  Making her pronouncement, the Magistrate, Linda Chidama, convicted Manassah after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of attempted theft leveled against him. The convict, Read More

Court jails psychiatrist staff, wife for assault

May 11, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Magistrate, (Mrs) Florence Aghedo of Egor Magistrate court in Edo state has convicted a couple, Monday Johnson and Patience Johnson for assaulting one Mrs. Hope Ughabugo and her daughter.  The husband and wife were convicted after the presiding Magistrate found them guilty of one, out of the two-count charges filed against them by the police prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel  Ifidon, and Read More