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Man bags three months imprisonment in Gombe over employment scam

Gombe State High Court, Tuesday, sentenced one Sule Raymond to three months imprisonment over N155, 000 employment fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said Raymond committed the offence in the guise that he would help the son of a farmer, Daniel Solomon to gain employment into the Nigerian Army.

EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade said this in a statement in Abuja.

He added, “It was the Gombe zonal office of the anti-graft commission that prosecuted and secured the Raymond conviction on January 8, for a one-count charge bordering on cheating”.

The court was presided over by Justice Sa’ad Muhammad.

The charge reads: “That you, SULE RAYMOND, sometimes in August 2017 at Gombe Local Government Area of Gombe State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did dishonestly induce one Daniel Solomon, a farmer to deliver to you monies, the sum of N155,000 (One Hundred and Fifty-Five Thousand Naira) only in the belief that the said sum was for facilitating employment into the Nigerian Army, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and Punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Laws, CAP 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria”.

Orilade said, “Raymond’s journey to jail began in August 2017, when after collecting the said money, he deceived Solomon’s son to travel to Kaduna to meet the “officer-in-charge” of the recruitment in Zaria.

“After spending three days at Zaria, the son realized that the phone number given to him by Raymond actually belonged to him and not that of the expected recruitment officer.”

In view of the weight of evidence brought against him, he did not waste the time of the court as he pleaded “guilty” to the charge.

The prosecuting counsel, Ndeh Godspower, urged the court to “convict him and sentence him according to the Law he was charged with”.

Defence counsel, however, pleaded with the court to “temper justice with mercy”.

Justice Muhammad, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison, with an option of N40, 000. The trial judge also ordered that the money in question be recovered from him and returned to his victim”.

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Police Inspector dismissed, declared wanted in Lagos

Inspector Daniel Ojo, who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zubairu Muazu, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Lagos Sstate Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, NAN reports.

Inspector Ojo together with five other policemen had on April 13 accosted their victims during which he shot Ifeanyi, who died on the spot.
The five policemen were, however, subjected to orderly room trial while Insp. Ojo escaped.

“On April 13, 2019 at about 7:00am, police officers attached to Trinity Police Station who were suspected to be involved in the shooting of Adaobi Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, were arrested and detained,” he said.

Muazu gave their names as Insp. Adamu Usman, Sgt. Adeyeye Adeoye, Sgt. Kashim Tijani, Sgt. Lucky Akigbe and Sgt. Paul Adeoye.

“Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting was declared wanted. The other police officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the command headquarters Ikeja.

“Investigation revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm.

“He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority.

“He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder,” the CP said.

Muazu also said that on April 12 at about 6:10pm, one Rofiat Ayode of No. 10, Bale Street, Satellite town, reported at Satellite Police Station that one Chisom Obiora, 19, abducted her 3-year-old son.

According to the CP, investigation led to the arrest of the suspect and the kidnapped child was rescued unhurt.

“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court afterwards,” he said.

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Sai dai gwamnatin kasar ta bayyana cewa tana iya bakin kokarinta wajen shawo kan matsalolin.

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