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Three Indians Bag 15 Years Jail Term for Oil Bunkering

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Balyesa State has convicted three Indian nationals, Sailesh Kumar Singh, (Captain of the vessel), Chadrashekar Sharma and Ajay Bhatiya, the owner of the vessel, MT Akshay, (who is still at large) to fifteen years imprisonment for offenses that borders on oil theft. Th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigerian police free man arrested for tweeting jail break pictures

Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi, has been released after he was arrested for tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency in Abuja. Onimisi who works for a national electricity firm, was arrested and held incommunicado for at least 11 days after tweetin...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 12, 2014

SSS Jail break: Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures

Amnesty International urged the Nigerian security forces Friday to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency. “Nigerian security forces should immediately disclose the whereabouts and legal status ...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2014

Gun Battle Near Aso Rock Villa… As Boko Haram Suspect Attempt Jail Break

An attempted Jail break by  members of the terrorist Islamic group, Boko Haram, held at headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS), in Asokoro,Abuja, led to sporadic shooting within the premises of the security agency, Sunday, morning. A statement issued by spokesperson of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, ...

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Posted on Mar 31, 2014

2 Suspected Car Snatchers Sent To Jail

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded two men, Iyanda Dauda and Idris Tirimisiyu, at Agodi Prisons for allegedly snatching a Toyota Picnic car valued at N1.5 million at gunpoint. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Risikat Ebeloku-Mustapha, said the accused should remain behind bars pending legal advi...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Publisher Sent To Jail Over Dud Cheques

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded a publisher, Tony Iwena, in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, southwest Nigeria for allegedly issuing dud cheques to the tune of N13.05 million. Justice Olutoyin Ipaye ordered that 53-year-old Iwena should be kept behind bars pending the determination of his bail application fi...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Oduah Risking Five-Year Jail Term over N255m Cars, Says Rep

If found guilty of allegations of illegally purchasing two armoured BMW cars for N255 million, embattled Minister of Aviation could face a prison term of five years. Making this disclosure on Wednesday, a member of the House of Representatives, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas said it is part of the country’s laws. The...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Saudi Arabia: 4 Men Get 10-Year Jail, 2000 Lashes For Public Dancing

A Saudi court has sentenced four men to up to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for dancing “naked” in public, media reported on Thursday. In a video posted on YouTube, several men appear dancing atop a vehicle in the ultra-conservative province of Qassim. None seemed naked. The court in Burayda...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Oct 3, 2013

Send Me To Jail, Accused Tells Judge

A 35-year old university graduate, Adesokan Ifeoluwa, who allegedly took N1.4 million from his lover with a promise to marry her, but ditched her and used the money to marry another woman, has pleaded with a judge to send him to prison. Ifeoluwa is facing a three-count charge of felony, obtaining under false ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 16, 2013

Fayemi threatens to jail parents denying kids of education

Governor of the western Nigerian state of Ekiti has threatened to jail parents who refuse to send their children or wards to school from primary to junior secondary levels. Gov. Kayode Fayemi issued the threat at Emure-Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area, at the commencement of the “Registration of Pup...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 12, 2013

US Court Sentences Nigerian To Three Year Jail Term Over $11 Fraud

A District Court in Middle Pennsylvania, United States headed by Justice Yvette Kane has sentenced a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ehkator to three years in prison for $ 11m fraud. The Nigerian, who has been trailed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for criminal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fr...

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Posted on Sep 12, 2013

Baraje Says New PDP Will Send Tukur To Jail For Flouting Court Orders

The Baraje faction has hit back with the threat of a jail term, less than 24 hours after the National Chairman of the PDP Bamanga Tukur read the riot act to the breakaway faction. The National Chairman of the new PDP, Abubakar Baraje, says Mr Tukur has flouted court orders. In a statement signed by […]...

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Posted on Sep 7, 2013

FEC Orders WAEC To Peg Jail Term On Exam Malpractice

The Federal Executive Council has empowered the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to introduce a penalty of N200, 000 fine or five years imprisonment for any candidate caught in examination malpractice in the five countries under the body. The approval is following the amendment and domestication of an ...

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Posted on Sep 5, 2013

WikiLeaks’s Manning bags 35years jail term

FORT MEADE (AFP) – US Army Private Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail and dishonorably discharged Wednesday for the biggest breach of official secrets in American history. Military judge Colonel Denise Lind delivered her verdict after a months-long trial for Manning, who passed a massive ...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2013

Iraq: Jail Break

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of Al qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them. The deadly raid on the high-security jail happened as Sunni Muslim militants are gaining momentum in their insurgency against the Shi’ite-led ...

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Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Former Bank Manager Bags Two Jail Terms Over N65m Scam

Usman salifu. Photo By SR Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the High Court of Kano State today July 22, 2013 convicted and sentenced Usman Salifu to two years imprisonment for stealing. The convict was alleged to have stolen the sum of N65, 000, 000 from one Yusuf Sale Dunari’s fixed deposit account domiciled at O...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Al Qaeda Militants Flee Iraq Jail In Violent Mass Break-Out

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. The deadly raid on the high-security jail happened as Sunni Muslim militants are re-gaining momentum in their insurgency...

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Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Woolwich Murder: Michael Adebolajo ‘Attacked In Jail’

Police are investigating after one of the two men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in May alleged he had been assaulted in Belmarsh prison. It is understood Michael Adebolajo, of Romford, east London, lost two front teeth in Wednesday’s alleged attack. No arrests have be...

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Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Housewife Bags One Year Jail Term For Attempted Goat Stealing

A Nigerian court has sentenced a housewife, Omolara Jimoh, 39, to one year imprisonment for attempting to steal some goats. The judge, Mr Abolade Banigbe, of the Omu Aran Area Court, in the central Nigerian state of Kwara, sentenced Omolara who pleaded guilty to the one count charge at her arraignment on June...

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Posted on Jul 8, 2013

Land Speculators In Lagos Risk 3 Years Jail

EROMOSELE EBHOMELE If the bill being considered by the Lagos State House of Assembly, southwest Nigeria scales through, then the activities of land speculators and grabbers, locally called omo-onile in the state, would be banned with a three-year jail term or a fine of N300, 000 slammed on anybody who parades...

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Posted on Jul 5, 2013

Ondo Jail Break: Police Re-Arrests 54 Prisoners

Officers of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have re-arrested 54 out of the 175 prisoners who escaped from the Olokuta Medium Security Prison, Akure when some gunmen attacked the prison few days ago. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Wole Ogodo, who stated this in a statement,...

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Posted on Jul 3, 2013

Expert Says Jail Breaks Frequent In Nigeria Due To Porous Prisons

A member of the Prison Rehabilitation Mission International, Kayode Williams on Tuesday blamed the recent prison break in Ondo Medium Security Prison, where about 175 inmates were reported to have broken out after an attacker by gunmen, on Nigeria porous correctional facilities. ‘I was not surprised, be...

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Posted on Jul 2, 2013

Cele Prophet Sent To Jail Over Visa Fraud

•Owolere, the prophet who pays tithe with stolen money Prophet Owolere Odunuga of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Ibeshe District, Ikorodu, who was arrested for alleged visa fraud, has been remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. He allegedly confessed that he used part...

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Posted on Jul 1, 2013

Use mobile phones while driving and get jail sentence, FRSC threatens

By Citizens Platform The Federal Road Safety Commission ,FRSC, has announced that would ensure that anyone using mobile phones while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and given a jail sentence. Disclosing this at a news conference in Abuja, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Osita Ch...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jun 29, 2013

POKO! Tonto Dike risks 15 year jail term, says NDLEA

By Citizens Platform Controversial actress and POKO crooner, Tonto Dike risks a minimum of 15 years in jail for encouraging the consumption of marijuana, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA revealed on Friday. The thespian had on June 11 posted photographs of a wrap of marijuana and grains of the...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jun 29, 2013

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