A 90-yr-old man has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing. Is this Justice?
A 90-year-old man, Rasaki Raji, the accused was arraigned before the Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State under the leadership of Mrs. Giwa Babalola on Monday, May 8, 2017, on a two-count charge of obtaining and stealing the sum of N150, 000.
The court heard from the prosecutor, Mr. Oyebanji Oluseye that the accused committed the offence in the year 2014 at Idi-Oro area of Apete, Ibadan. He said that the accused reportedly collected the money from one Mrs. Omolara Ajani, promising to get her a half plot of land.
The Chief Magistrate, in her ruling, sentenced the accused to 6 months imprisonment with N50, 000.00 option of fine. At that age, would he survive prison?
A 35-year- old Nigerian man has been jailed for life in Cambodia for drug trafficking.
A Cambodian court on Tuesday, May 8, convicted a Nigerian and Romania of cross-border drug smuggling, and sentenced both of them to life in prison. Romanian man Adrian-Calin Varadi, 40, was caught on Aug. 14, 2016 when he arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport from Brazil with 4.96 kg of cocaine hidden in his luggage. Nigerian man Chukwuemeka Ibe, 35, was arrested later that day when he waited at his hotel room to receive the drugs to take them to neighboring Thailand.
The duo are charged with “illegally transporting the drugs” under the country’s Drug Law, said a verdict read by Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s Presiding Judge Im Vannak. “The court decides to sentence each of them to life in prison and to fine them 40 million riel (10,000 U.S. dollars) each,” the verdict said.
During a trial last month, Varadi confessed to the crime, but Ibe denied the charge, claiming that he did not know the package he supposed to receive was carrying drug. Under the Cambodian law, the convicts have one month to appeal against the ruling.
Man receives 2 months jail term for attempting to commit an offence.
A Grade 1 Area Court, Karmo, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced one Dennis Jack, 21, to two months imprisonment for attempt to commit an offence. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however gave him an option of N10,000 fine.
The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Okika Anthony of STB shop, Utako market, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on May 6. Auhioboh said that the complainant said on that same date, the convict criminally entered into his shop with the pretence to buy some baking ingredients.
“During police investigation, it was discovered that he came with the intention to commit an offence,’’ she said. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 95 of the Penal Code. Jack who resides at Abacha Road, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was convicted on a count charge levelled against him.
Two Nigerian Men Arrested Over $10M Fraud Ring Bust In Canada, Another Declared Wanted.
A group of fraudsters were living it up as they stole people’s identities and bought luxury goods, Toronto Police allege. Two men have been charged and two are being sought in an alleged $10-million fraud ring. Some of the items seized during the Project Royal investigation include a $150,000 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Automatic watch, a pair of crocodile hide shoes for $10,000, as well as sunglasses, clothing and perfume all with price tags in the thousands.
Identity information of 5,000 GTA residents was also seized, along with dozens of fraudulently obtained credit cards and hundreds of pieces of stolen mail. It is believed the fraud ring had connections to individuals who had access to people’s identities and served them up for a fee.
In December 2016, Adedayo Ogundana, 45, also known as Oladipupo Ogund, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with 12 counts of fraud and possession of property obtained by crime.
Police executed a search warrant at a Yorkville condo on April 24 while looking for Adekunle Johnson Omitiran, 37, and seized cash, watches, jewelry and clothing. Omitiran later surrendered to police and was charged with several counts of fraud and identity theft, possession of stolen credit cards, and possession of proceeds of crime.
A warrant has also been issued for Duro Akintola, 44, of Toronto, who is also known as Michie Noah. Emmanuel Salako, 47, of Toronto, who is also known as Gee Salaq, is wanted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago.
Chief Judge frees 66 inmates at Kirikiri Medium Prison in Lagos.
No fewer than 66 inmates of the Kirikiri Medium Prisons, Lagos, on Tuesday breathed an air of freedom as the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Oluwafunmilayo Atilade, ordered their release.
Atilade gave the order during a visit to the prison as part of efforts to facilitate administration of justice in the state and reduce overcrowding in the facility.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prison which currently accommodates 3,326 inmates, has 2, 789 awaiting trial, while 537 have so far been convicted.
Initially, 35 inmates were scheduled to be granted amnesty, but the figure rose to 66 after the prison authorities had appealed to the chief judge to free 31 additional inmates.
More than 72 inmates have been released in the last three years by the chief judge.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Deputy Controller of Prisons, Mr Yomi Oluwaniyi, the officer in charge of the facility, thanked the chief judge and her team for the visit.
Oluwaniyi again listed the challenges facing the prison including inadequate accommodation and poor healthcare for the inmates. He said that two additional buildings were required in the prison to accommodate the inmates. Oluwaniyi called for more medical facilities and two prison vans (Black Maria) to convey inmates to courts.