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As Abdulrasheed Maina heads to Kuje correctional center, EFCC, Prison Officials Clashed

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As Abdulrasheed Maina Heads To Kuje Correctional Center, Efcc, Prison Officials Clashed

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) clashed on Monday over custody of former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina after he was handed an eight-year jail sentence.

As Abdulrasheed Maina Heads To Kuje Correctional Center, Efcc, Prison Officials Clashed
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It was observed the drama unfolding as Maina was led out of the court at the close of trial by officers of the correctional center, but the EFCC insisted he went with them.

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Both agencies finally reached common ground and drove out of the court premises with Maina heading to the Kuje Correctional Center.

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja had sentenced Maina to eight years’ imprisonment on 12 counts bordering on money laundering.

The court had found him guilty of inducing staff of Fidelity Bank to open bank accounts for him without conducting due diligence and money laundering.

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Justice Abang found Maina guilty of concealing his true identity as a signatory to accounts opened in two banks – UBA and Fidelity bank – by using the identity of his family members without their knowledge.

These accounts had cash deposits of N300million, N500million, and N1.5billion

The court held that Maina stole monies meant for pensioners as he could not prove where he got them from.

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Justice Abang also held that through Maina’s service as a civil servant, his salary and emoluments will not amount to the monies in these accounts.

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Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti

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Otokito Federal Oparmiola, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Commence, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti - Naija News 247
Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti

Naija News 247 gathered that, Otokito was kidnapped by armed men at his residence at Otuokpoti, Ogbia Local Government area last night.

Sources said the gunmen invaded the community at about 11pm, Thursday night and fired severally shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination.

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Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti - Naija News 247
Gunmen kidnap Otokito Federal, Bayelsa Commission from his residence at Otuokpoti
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Jennifer Anthony Death: Police arrest Moses Oko, ‘killer’ of UNIJOS student

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The Plateau state police command has arrested Moses Oko, the alleged killer of Jennifer Anthony, a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

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Police arrest Moses Oko, ‘killer’ of UNIJOS student

Bartholomew Onyeka, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this on Wednesday while parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Jos.

Jennifer, a 300-level student of the institution, was declared missing by her friends on social media in December.

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Onyeka said the undergraduate was found dead at a hotel in Jos on January 1 with some of her body parts including her eyes missing.

According to him, the suspect had fled the hotel “after commiting the crime.”

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Jennifer Anthony

The commissioner of police said the suspect was arrested in Benue with the help of his father who is a lecturer at UNIJOS.

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Onyeka said the police have begun investigation into the matter.

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Kamilu Aminu: Civil servant bags seven years imprisonment over fraud

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A civil servant within the Ondo State Public Service has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment.

The civil servant, Kamilu Aminu, an accountant with the State Hospital Management Board, was convicted of stealing N7 million.

Aminu, who was attached to the Specialist Hospital in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state, was said to have committed the crime in 2017.

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Justice William Olamide of the State High Court, while delivering the judgment, said all evidence by the convict to absolve himself of culpability in the allegation of stealing government money lacked substance.

However, the judge acquitted the second defendant, Azeez Musa as he emphasized that Aminu solely committed the offence.

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While directing that others should be restored to their former positions, Justice Olamide stated that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to other civil servants planning to perpetrate fraud.

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