Army destroys two bandit camps in Zamfara

Troops of the 223 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Gusau have destroyed two more criminal hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara. The Commander of the battalion, Col. Aliyu Adamu, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Gusau on Friday. Adamu said: “Troops from the…

Failing to Conduct Background Checks

On July 25, 2015, Tamal Ali Chammout, a 56 year old driver with Uber Technologies Inc. was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger after dropping her off in her home. Interestingly, court records not only show that Tamal Ali Chammout is an ex-convict with several other criminal allegations, it was also discovered that he used…

Beckenbauer under criminal investigation in Switzerland

Franz Beckenbauer is under criminal investigation by the Swiss authorities over payments allegedly linked to Germany’s success in winning host rights to the 2006 World Cup. Also under investigation, according to the Office of Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber, are former German federation presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach as well as ex-DFB general secretary Horst…

Theft Of IDPs’ N10m: Ex- KatsinaGuber Candidate, Associate In Legal Battle

The alleged misappropriation of N10 million, donated by Alhaji Umar Abdullahi-Tata, the 2015 Katsina State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has pitched him against his former political associate, Bishir Wada-Faskari at a Faskari Senior Magistrates’ Court. The said amount, according to Abdulahi-Tata, was entrusted to the accused person as assistance to…

Lawyer Arrested Over Alleged Missing $4.6m

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of Barrister Jonah Okah, the former speech writer to the former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva over alleged fictitious posting on Facebook. Barr.Okah, who was arrested on Wednesday, was accused of posting alleged fictitious comments on Facebook claiming to have had a conversation with the…

FLASH | Police Drops Terrorism Charges against Abagana 23

The police in Anam­bra State yesterday dropped its terrorism allegations against the de­tained 23 leaders and youths of Abagana community in Dunukofia Local Govern­ment Area. And instead of arraign­ing all the detainees, the po­lice brought only 15 of the accused before a Chief Mag­istrate Court, Ukpo on a 16-count charge of murder, arson, conspiracy, unlawful…

Man, 31, docked in Nasarawa for N1.4m land fraud

Shamsi, who resides near ECWA Church, Aso in Mararaba, is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and cheating before a Mararaba Upper Area Court The post Man, 31, docked in Nasarawa for N1.4m land fraud appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

Social critic urges Ortom to overhaul cabinet for non-performance

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi A social critic, Nathaniel Apir, has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state to sack ninety (90) percent of his cabinet members for nonperformance. Apir who gave this advice during a chat with journalists in his house yesterday in Makurdi, lamented that the Ortom government from the outset started on…

Defamation: Bayelsa Civil Servant Arraigned, Remanded in Custody 

A civil servant, currently serving with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice, Jonah Okah has been arraigned before a magistrate court 7 in Yenagoa, over a case criminal defamation levied against Mr. Ritchie Etonye, the Government House accountant. The accused who was arraigned before Magistrate Pere Bossa pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against…

Bayelsa: Jonah Okah Remanded In Prison For Criminal Defamation

A civil servant with Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice, Jonah Okah, was on Thursday remanded in Okaka Prison by Magistrate Pere Bossa of Magistrate Court 7 for Criminal defamation of Mr. Ritchie Etonye, the Government House accountant. Bossa adjourned to September 20. Okah is said to be a loyalist of former governor Timipre Sylva. His arrest…

Police arraign driver for assualt

The police on Thursday arraigned a 38-year-old driver, Nosa Osasuyi in a Grade 1 Area Court, Karimo, Abuja, charged with assault. The defendant, a resident of Katampe Mpape, also in Abuja, is facing a three-count charge of criminal force, assault and inciting disturbance. The prosecutor, Zanna Dalhatu, told the court that Ikechukwu Nwafor of National…

Police arraign driver for assualt

The police on Thursday arraigned a 38-year-old driver, Nosa Osasuyi in a Grade 1 Area Court, Karimo, Abuja, charged with assault. The defendant, a resident of Katampe Mpape, also in Abuja, is facing a three-count charge of criminal force, assault and inciting disturbance. The prosecutor, Zanna Dalhatu, told the court that Ikechukwu Nwafor of National…