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Court Sends 14 Internet Fraudsters To Prison In Benin

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Court Sends 14 Internet Fraudsters To Prison In Benin

Court Sends 14 Internet Fraudsters To Prison In Benin

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday March 7, 2023 secured the conviction of fourteen internet fraudsters before Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of Edo State High Court Benin City.

They were arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC on a separate one count charge of fraudulent personation.

The convicts are Gift Patrick, Lucky Paul Omofureta, Elvis John Mathew, Jeremiah Rebirth Umoru, Alex Aimuawosa Yuodegha and Daniel Mathew.

Others are; Edefe Isaiah, Ese Isaiah, Osas Igho Amos, Destiny Aghayere, Christian Oghenekewe, God’s power Osabuohien, Wisdom Christopher and Favour Osaghale.

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The defendants upon arraignment pleaded guilty to their respective charges, prompting the prosecution counsel, Francis.A.Jirbo to pray the court to convict and sentence them accordingly. However, counsel to the defendants, A.J. Benga prayed the court to temper justice with mercy as they have become remorseful for their actions.

Justice Ikponmwonba convicted and sentenced Isaiah to three years imprisonment with an option of Two Hundred Thousand Naira fine.

Furthermore, Patrick, Omofureta, Mathew, Umoru, Yuodegha, Isaiah, Amos, Aghayere, Oghenekewe, Christopher and Osabuohien bagged two years imprisonment or a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira each.

However, the duo of Mathew and Osaghale were sentenced to community service.

The judge also ruled that the convicts forfeit their phones and laptops being instrument of to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the EFCC.

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

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58 Nigerians Rescued from Human Traffickers in Ghana

By Halima Abdulkadiri

A total of 58 Nigerian women and children have been rescued from human traffickers in Ghana, bringing the total number of rescued Nigerians in Accra to 105 over the last three months.

The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NiDO) Board of Trustees in Ghana, Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, disclosed this to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), during her visit to the trafficked victims in Accra.

A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, revealed the breakdown of those rescued: Kano State – 47, Katsina State – 5, Jigawa State – 2, and Kaduna State – 4.

Additionally, 11 previously rescued girls have been repatriated back to Nigeria. This brings the total number of rescues to 105 in recent months.

Some suspected agents have been apprehended and handed over to security agencies and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for prosecution.

Dabiri-Erewa commended NIDO Ghana, the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Ifedayo Adeoye, and Ghanaian law enforcement agencies for their cooperation. The rescued individuals are being sent back to Nigeria for proper profiling, counseling, and rehabilitation by NAPTIP and their respective state governments.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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