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A 35-year-old woman, Nafisat Raji was on Wednesday sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by an Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital, for stealing HP Pavilion Laptop of N45,000 Prosecutor Joshua Oladoye said the accused on the 30th of August, 2017 at Akeju street,opposite Government Technical College Osogbo in Osogbo stole HP Pavilion Laptop valued N45,000 and belonging to one Mubarak Olaboopo. He also added that the accused on the same date, at Fayemi Street, Osogbo stole Techno Y6 mobile phone of one Deborah Akindele, valued N14,500. Prosecutor Joshua argued that the offences committed by the accused are contrary to sections 412,383 and punishable section 390(9) of Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003 Weeping profusely in the dock, the accused pleaded guilty of the charges preferred against her. While her counsel, Barrister Nagite Okobe humbly urged the court to be clement in justice as Raji had pleaded guilty of the offences. In her ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba sentenced the accused to 6 month imprisonment with a fine option of N3,000.

Five Nigerians have been sentenced to various jail terms by an Inner London Crown Court over the theft of £610,000 from business bank accounts. According to reports, Victor Oke, 39, of Galleons Drive, Barking, used stolen data provided by Desmond Uyiosa Abifade, 25, of Henniker Road, Stratford, to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking. Once Oke gained access, he diverted funds to ‘mule’ beneficiary accounts monitored by Moses Kuye, 28, of Connaught Road, Silvertown. Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37, also of Galleons Drive, impersonated company directors when a female voice was necessary, while Arinola Kuye, 27, also of Connaught Road, acted as the group’s money launderer. They were caught after being spotted by fraud investigators at HSBC, who passed the case to the dedicated card and payment crime unit (DCPCU) to investigate, Punch reports. The DCPCU is sponsored by the banking industry and made up of officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, bank investigators and support staff from UK Finance. Police were able to analyse when and where the calls were made to identify the phones used and from there, the perpetrators. All five were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, which they pleaded not guilty to. On Wednesday, Oke was sentenced to four years in prison, while Moses Kuye was jailed for three years and three months. Mensah-Oke received a fourteen month suspended sentence and Abifade a two year suspended sentence. Arinola Kuye was given a 12-month community order and instructed to complete 50 hours of unpaid work. DC Dave Cass, who investigated the case for the DCPCU said: “This was a concerted effort to commit fraud against two companies and profit from crime. “The police take fraud very seriously and these sentences should send a message to fraudsters that you will be caught and punished.” All losses were refunded to the genuine business account holders.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Wednesday morning and afternoon. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Tuesday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to 34 and 15 to 26 degrees Celsius respectively. It added that there would be chances of localised thunderstorms over Ibi, Makurdi and Lokoja in the afternoon and evening hours. The agency predicted that the southern states would experience cloudy morning over the Inland cities with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Enugu, Abakaliki, Owerri, Awka, Akure, Oshogbo and Ado-Ekiti axis in the afternoon and evening hours. It added that cloudy situation would prevail over the southwest coast with slim chances of localised thunderstorms over Calabar, Eket and Uyo in the morning hours. NiMet also predicted afternoon and evening localised thunderstorms over Port-Harcourt, Yenagoa, Calabar, Uyo and Eket with day and night temperatures of 30 to 33 and 21 to 25 degrees Celsius respectively. According to NiMet, northern states will experience dust haze condition with visibility range of two to five kilometers, in localised visibility of less than 1000m throughout the forecast period. It said the region would have day and night temperatures in the range of 34 to 38 and 15 to 22 degrees Celsius respectively. “The Northern states are expected to be in dust haze condition with visibility range of two to five kilo and localised visibility less than 1000 metres. “Hazy conditions are expected over the central cities with possibilities of localised thunderstorms over the southern cities in the next 24 hours,’’ NiMet predicted. (NAN) I found this interesting I didin't find this interesting

The lawmaker representing Bauchi central, Isah Misau, has alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, impregnated a serving deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Esther, an act which he says contravenes the police act. Misau added that the IGP is having affairs with two policewomen whom he has given special promotion. The senator said Idris married Esther because she was “four months pregnant” for him, reports TheCable. “The IG is openly having two relationships with police women which he gave special promotion. One of them is Amina and one of them is DSP Esther which the IG on 15th of last month got married to that woman DSP. Under police act and regulation you cannot marry a serving woman police officer unless that woman retire,” Misau said. “He quickly did a secret wedding in Kaduna because the lady is four months pregnant. I am saying this because of the institution – that institution I am supposed to be a stakeholder in that institution. It is the institution that brought me here which I’m proud of.” Misau said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention of the lawmakers to the disagreement he is having with Idris. The Bauchi senator had also accused IGP of receiving money from oil companies where police officers were sent to provide security. The police had declared the senator a deserter after he had earlier alleged that the IGP collects money for the posting of police officers. Attempts to contact the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Jimoh Moshood to comment on the allegations were unsuccessful.

A High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit crime. The convict, Izunna Ajaere, 25 was charged with stealing a Toshiba laptop, a Blackberry phone and two other phones from one Uchenna Uka in his compound at around 9:30 p.m. on June 22, 2012. He was said to have perpetrated the act with an accomplice who is still at large.‎ According to the prosecutor, A.B Awosika, the convict and the accomplice had accosted the complainant, threatened him with a ‘gun’ and forced him to take them to his apartment where they robbed him of the said items. “He (complainant) cooperated when he realised they were armed with something that looked like a gun and he was afterwards robbed and locked in his flat but he took the second exit out and raised an alarm that led to the pursuit of the culprits and his (convict) eventual arrest beside a swimming pool at Ajao estate and he was taken to the police station by the Oodua People Congress, OPC,” the prosecutor said. The prosecutor added that the complainant later went to the police station the next morning to write a statement adding that he recognised the convict as one of the men who robbed him. He added that the offences violate Sections 295(2) and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. Our Source reports that the accused, however, denied the charges saying he was forced to confess to a crime he did not commit. The hairdresser claimed that he was standing at the bus stop waiting for a bus when he was accosted and accused by the police of being responsible for the crime. He said no weapon was found on him except his work implements. However, presiding judge, Kudirat Jose said the prosecution had proven its case beyond any doubt. “The evidence of the prosecution witness proved that the defendant was one of the armed robbers, therefore, all the ingredients of the crime of armed robbery have been shown.The prosecution has proven the charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery beyond a reasonable doubt. “The defendant is hereby sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and for armed robbery.”

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