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EFCC docks Bureau De Change operator for alleged N16m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Kano State zonal office has arraigned one Alaramma Zakari before Justice A.T. Badamasi of a Kano State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

The charge reads: “That you, Alaramma Yahaya Zakari of No 12 Church Street Nasarawa Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State sometime in the month of January 2017, at Kano within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, you being entrusted with money, the sum of N49,000,000 (Forty Nine Million Naira) transferred from Zenith Bank Account of Lauwali Husaini Idris to your Zenith Bank Account Name Al-Yazakar Nig. Ltd on the agreement that you will give Dollar equivalent of $100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Dollar), but you refused and only refunded the sum of N32,500,000 (Thirty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and subsequently converted the sum of N16,500,000 (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) to your personal use, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 312 of the Penal Code .”

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charge preferred against him.

In view of his plea, counsel for the EFCC, Idris Haruna asked the court for a date for hearing and that the defendant be remanded in prison.

Defence counsel, Abbas Haladu, who was yet to file a motion for bail of his client, prayed the court to remand him in EFCC custody pending when he files a formal application for bail.

While adjourning to July 15, 2019 for “hearing”, the trial judge directed that the defendant be remanded in EFCC custody

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Lagos: Police nab ‘One Million’ boys during initiation, recover charms

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The statement reads, “The suspects were arrested at No.15 Alado Street, Shibiri, where they were being initiated into the cult group by one Yusuf Abu, who is 20 years old.

“Those arrested are Sunday Gabriel ‘m’ aged 20 year, Rilwan Dauda ‘m’ 18 years, Mohammed Sikiru 23 years, Oladimeji Abayomi ‘m’ aged 18 years, Rasheed Alabi ‘m’ aged 20 years, Habeeb Idowu ‘m’ aged 18 years, Olaiya Bisola ‘f’ aged 18 years, and Hazzan Hawawu ‘f’ aged 19 years.

“Three cutlasses, a calabash with charms and weed suspected to be hemp were recovered from them.

“Suspects were charged to court and remanded in prison custody.”

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How PDP reacted to attack on Ekweremadu by IPOB members

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday condemned the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by

some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-igbo Germany community, was assaulted and publicly humiliated by IPOB members.

Reacting, the PDP described the attack on Ekweremadu as unacceptable and portrays the image of Nigeria in bad light.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party charged the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany as well as the German government to ensure that perpetrators of the act are dealt with.

The statement reads: “We amply note that the former Deputy Senate President was attending the 2nd Igbo Annual Festival in Germany where he was duly scheduled as a speaker and special guest of honour when he was attacked.

“We insist that the attack on Senator Ekweremadu was uncalled for, unprovoked and cannot be justified under any guise whatsoever, such assault on a leader is completely unacceptable and does not portray our nation in proper light.

“We therefore charge the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany as well as the German government to take appropriate decisive action on the matter.”

PDP also urged the Federal Government, particularly, the National Assembly, “to take urgent comprehensive step to address issues leading to acts of resentment and agitations by Nigerians within and outside the country in the last four years, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s misrule”.

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Police nab four suspected kidnappers in Lagos community

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There was tension in Ilasamaja, Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State on Saturday when residents of the community arrested four suspected kidnappers who have been terrorising the area for a few months now, and handed them to Ilasamaja police command.

The four suspected kidnappers who confessed to the crime after questioning from men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ilasamaja command, revealed they were up to fifty in number since they started the crime business in the area.

The kidnappers who confessed to the crime after series of investigations and torture disclosed to the community police station that other members of the gang had run away.

One of the residents, Michael Ogunmoye who spoke to DAILY POST asserted that the suspects had carried out their nefarious activities in the community for a month before they were caught on Saturday.

He said: “The kidnappers who deceive 3-5 (1 female, 4male) years old children with money, soft drinks, before they were charmed were napped by angry boys in the community who had been accused on several occasions of doing the job.”

He explained that the four suspects were almost beaten to death by the boys before they were handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, the DPO, Ilasha Police Station, CSP Ochogwu A.Ogbeh said the police would ensure the remaining 46 of the kidnapping gang members are arrested.

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