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Man Sentenced To 1year Imprisonment For Stealing N110, 000

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An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Monday sentenced a 34-year-old, Wisdom Sakpra to one year in prison for stealing the sum of N110,000

The Magistrate, Ivie Akere, sentenced Sakpra after the convict had pleaded guilty of two count charge of conspiracy and stealing filed against him.

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Akere sentenced the convict six months in each count charge and did not give the convict an option to pay a fine to served as deterrent to others.

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Earlier, the police prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, told the court that the convict was arrested at the scene of the crime on January 23, 2020, at First Bank in Adesuwa Junction, Sapele road in Benin.

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According to the prosecutor, the convict and others at large specialized in robbing customers that go to bank for withdrawals.

He said that the convict did unlawfully steal the total of N110, 000 property of Andrew Igbodidi.

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The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of sections 516, and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

He said that the convict also confessed that he had robbed another victim, Ehis Unemhin close to UBA at Textile Mill road, Benin, adding that he used handkerchief to clean victim’s face.

He said after the convict had used the handkerchief to clean victims face, the victim would obeyed all instruction and directives given by the convict.

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He added that his victim, Unemhin was invited by the police and he confirmed the convict statement.

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US Intel: NDLEA, EFCC Bust Cartel With Fake $269,000

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has uncovered a fake dollar cartel in Lagos.

Media Director, Femi Babafemi announced the bust in a statement on Saturday.

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The joint operation involved operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Babafemi said the agency worked on intelligence received from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the United States.

The federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice (DoJ) is tasked with combating drug trafficking and distribution.

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NDLEA said the Lagos cartel had been involved in the trafficking of fake American currency, with its base in the commercial city.

A total of $269,000 counterfeit US dollars were recovered from the syndicate at Oniru Shoprite area of Lekki, Lagos, where three suspects were arrested”, Babafemi confirmed.

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NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa has directed that the fake dollars and suspects be transferred to the EFCC for prosecution.

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Man, 21, Bags Three-year Jail Term Over Theft Of Generator

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A 21-year-old man was on Friday sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a generator valued at N500,000.

Victor Isaac was convicted by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital.

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Isaac was said to have committed the crime on January 8, 2023, at Imade street in Ijapo Estate, a highbrow axis of the state capital.

While pleading guilty to the one-count charge of theft he was charged with; the convict informed the court that after stealing the generator, he sold it for N9,000.

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Counsel to the convict, Kehinde Osadugba, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy and pleaded that the convict did not give the court a tough time.

He was found guilty of the crime by Presiding Magistrate Tope Aladejana, who sentenced him to three years in prison without an option of a fine.

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Court Remands 8 Sharia Judges, 7 Others For Allegedly Stealing N99m

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Court Remands 8 Sharia Judges, 7 Others For Allegedly Stealing N99m

A magistrate court in Kano State has ordered eight Sharia Court judges and seven Sharia Commission staff members to be remanded in prison custody over the allegation of diversion of N99 million belonging to orphans in the state.

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Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad Datti gave the order on Thursday following charges of diverting N99 million instituted against the 15 persons before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

Magistrate Datti ordered that the defendants be kept behind bars pending the next sitting of the court.

The defendants include Gazzali Wada, Yusuf Abdullahi, Sani Ali, Bashir Baffa, Sani Uba Ali, Hadi Tijjani Mu’azu, Mustafah Bala, and Alkasim Abdullahi.

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Other defendants in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Center facility are Abdullahi Sulaiman Zango, Jaafar Ahmad, Bashir Ali Kurawa, Adamu Balarabe, Garba Yusuf, Aminu Abdulhadi, and Usaina Imam.

As presented, the judges and the staff were accused of “conspiracy, betrayal of trust and theft of N99 million.”

Meanwhile, the defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Accordingly, the lead counsel for the plaintiff, Zaharaddin Kofar Mata, called for an adjournment to present substantial evidence before the court.

Following a request by the counsel for the defendants to have their clients released on bail, the court declined to grant the application and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.

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