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Man Bags Death Sentence For Killing Neighbour In Kwara

Justice S. M. Akanbi of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced one Mohammed Kazeem Beiwa to death for the murder of his neighbour identified as Olokose Ojo Olushola in Ilorin a few days before his wedding in 2021.

The court also handed down 10 years imprisonment and a N100,000 fine each to his two other accomplices; Madu Jeremiah and Mohammed Chatta while the fourth defendant, Jimoh Abdulateef was set free by the Court for lack of diligent prosecution.

The four accused persons were facing prosecution before the court on eight count charges having been accused of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, culpable homicide, illegal possession of firearms, and illegal removal of human parts.

The prosecution led by the former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Kwara State, Senior Ibrahim Sulyman alleged that the four accused persons attacked and kidnapped the victim Olokose Ojo Olushola in his house a few days before his wedding in Ilorin and killed him sometime in 2021.

The accused persons after kidnapping, killing, and dismembering the victim, also negotiated for payment of ransom for his release from the family knowing he was dead already, the prosecution told the court at the trial.

The prosecution at the trial of the case called nine witnesses and tendered several exhibits before the court.

Delivering judgment in the case on Monday, Justice Akanbi found three of the accused persons guilty of four of the criminal charges leveled against them.

He affirmed that “The defendants had caused the death of one Olokose Ojo Olushola sometime in March 2021, a couple of days before the deceased’s wedding ceremony.

“The body was mutilated and despite knowing of the death of the said Olushola Olokose, the defendants still demanded ransom from the family of the deceased making it appear their victim was alive and held hostage by kidnappers.

“The first defendant Mohammed Kazeem Beiwa who masterminded the horrific tragedy and was also a neighbour of the deceased was sentenced to death by hanging life imprisonment, and 10 years imprisonment with N100,000 fine on different counts.”

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EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters in Makurdi

The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday February 29, 2024, arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters.

They were arrested in their hideout in Aliade in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.

Items recovered from them include eight phones, three iPad, two internet routers and one international passport.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Two Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentence of Mohammed Nasir Sadeeq for cheating and Daniel John for cheating by impersonation

before Justice A.A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court.

EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale in a statement said both of them were prosecuted on one-count separate charges bordering on cheating and personation.

One of the count charge reads: “That you Daniel John (a.k.a Jamie Doman) male, sometime in November, 2023, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, impersonated one Jamie Doman when you pretended to be a Bitcoin online investor agent on Instagram, obtained the sum of $200 (Two Hundred Dollars) from unsuspecting persons and thereby committed cheating by impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.”

They both pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. Consequent on their pleas, EFCC counsel, Y.J Matiyak prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Isiaka thereafter convicted and sentenced John to one year imprisonment or a fine option of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). In addition, he forfeited his iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy 10 both of which were proceeds of his crime to the government, while Sadeeq was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment with a fine option of N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre began when they were arrested at Fifth Chukker, Maraban Jos, Kaduna State. Investigations showed that John was using identities of different foreigners to defraud unsuspecting members of the public while Mohammed cheated his victim to the tune of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).

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Police arrest 3 suspected car snatchers, robbers in Abuja, Recover 9 vehicles

Three suspects who specialised in car snatching and robbery in Abuja and its environs have been arrested by operatives of the FCT command of the Nigeria Police.

The arrested suspects have been identified as David Junior Godwin, Paul Taju and Ali Shitu.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Ben Igweh, said, “the suspects are members of a four-man gang who specialise in interstate car theft and snatching. They are responsible for a series of car snatching and the disappearance of several Hilux vehicles reportedly stolen in FCT and its environs.”

“The suspects come into the FCT, perpetrate their heinous acts and take the stolen vehicles to Port-Harcourt to sell.”

He went further to say that a master key and a total of nine vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

According to the CP, the suspects confessed to the crime and are currently helping the police to apprehend other gang members.

“The suspects come into the FCT, perpetrate their heinous acts and take the stolen vehicles to Port-Harcourt to sell.”

He went further to say that a master key and a total of nine vehicles were recovered from the suspects. According to the CP, the suspects confessed to the crime and are currently helping the police to apprehend other gang members.

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