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Man bags three months imprisonment in Gombe over employment scam

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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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Girl found dead in Delta hotel room after checking in with boys

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A yet-to-be-identified girl has been reported dead three days after she was allegedly gang-raped by some boys in a hotel room in Amukpe community in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

The remains of the deceased was already decaying when it was found under the bed in the said hotel on Monday August 19, DAILY POST can report.

It was learnt that the deceased girl was severally raped to death by some boys who brought her to the hotel three days before she was found dead.

The boys reportedly hid her remains under the bed and checked out of the hotel room.

The offensive odour in the hotel attracted the management who eventually called the Police to report that a lady died in one of the rooms.

Swinging into action, the police evacuated and deposited the corpse in a morgue and shutdown the hotel.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report to DAILY POST.

According to him, “It is true a lady died in a hotel in Sapele. I don’t know what killed her.”

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Nigerian Arrested For Cocaine Peddling In India

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A Nigerian national was arrested on Saturday in Palghar with 32 grams of cocaine, a senior police official said.

Palghar police spokesperson, Hemant Katkar, said the Nigerian known as Laysan Emanuel, 57, was arrested from Tulinj when a police patrol party found him moving suspiciously in the area.

Katkar said, “We recovered 32 grams of cocaine from him. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.”

Another 31-year-old Nigerian was arrested in Delhi recently for allegedly peddling drugs after around 35 grams of cocaine was seized from him, according to a report by India Today.

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IPOB attack: Lawan, Ngige, others visit Ekweremadu

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday night, visited former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at his residence in Abuja.

On his entourage was former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, among others.

The visit was in solidarity following the attack on the Enugu-born politicians by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany at the weekend.

After his arrival in Abuja, Ekweremadu advised Nigerians, including Igbo leaders, to feel free to travel to any part of the world.

“I think they were just people, who were misdirected and misguided. I had the feeling they were under the influence of alcohol. They don’t represent the feelings of our people. There is nothing to worry about.

“The organisers, the Igbo in Germany, have written a letter apologising for what happened. Everybody is free to go anywhere because those ones don’t represent the behaviour of Nigerians abroad.

“For me, I have moved on. The government and authorities of Germany are free to do whatever they wish about it”, he said.

On IPOB threats to attack more Igbo leaders, especially the governors of the South East, Ekweremadu said: “Let me just say that the leaders he (Kanu) was mentioning were responsible for getting him out of jail in the first place.

“What we will do in this circumstance is to leave him to his conscience, the verdict of history, and possibly the repercussions of ingratitude. But I hope he won’t go to the extent of attacking any of the South East leaders anywhere”.

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