An Appointee in Delta, 9 Others Arrested For an Alleged Attempted Assassination of a Businessman in Sapele

SAPELE/Nigeria: A team of Policemen from Force Headquarters Abuja, on Wednesday last week arrested Mr Sunday Okoro Ukwejemifor (AKA G1), a notorious criminal and leader of the dreaded White Ladder cult group, who has been terrorizing Sapele and its environs over an alleged assassination attempt on Mr Sunny Nwakego. Mr Okoro, a Special Assistant on Security Matters to Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has been on the watch list of security operatives since 2009 as a result of his alleged involvement in kidnapping, arson, unresolved murder and armed robbery  was…

NDA Releases Screening Result For 72nd Regular Course

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Selection Board has released the 2020 result of the screening test held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 for the 72nd Regular Course of the academy. A statement signed by the State Director of Information, Mr Dona Obuseh, advised Delta State candidates who applied for the course to visit the NDA portal http://www.ndaapplication.net for the names of those shortlisted for the screening interview and other details. The statement said candidates from Delta state who have been shortlisted are to be interviewed as batch one candidates…

Delta Get New Appeal Court Judges, as Okowa Calls for Speedy Dispensation of Justice

ASABA/Nigeria: Three New Judges had been sworn into the Delta State Judiciary with a charge to the judiciary to ensure speedy dispensation of justice at all time. The Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, made the charge on Friday while swearing the three new judges into the Customary Court of Appeal. The new judges are Dele Okafor, Grace Abanre and Jessica Gberevbie. The governor congratulated the three judges, and said that their appointments were based on their personal integrity and years of experience and urged them to bring their experiences…

Delta Judges Begin Annual Vacation September 7

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro has declared Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 25, 2020 as the annual vacation for high court of justice in the state. A vacation notice by the Chief Judge said that the 2020/2021 Legal Year would commence on Monday, September 28, 2020 and that three Judges have been designed as vacation judges in the three senatorial districts in the state. It reads: “Therefore, pursuant to Directions under Sections 35 and 36 of the High Court, Cap H3, Volume 3, Laws…

7 Arraigned for Hacking FCMB Database, Steal Customers’ N900 million

LAGOS/Nigeria: Seven accused persons had been accused of hacking into the database of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, causing the transfer of customersbN900 million to an unknown account. The seven that were arraigned according to the EFCC are: Gideon Oluwatimileyin, Abiodun Aina, Samuel Adenitiri, Oluwasegu Daliu, Olaitan Ajibola Sheu, Moyosore Suleiman and Adeyinka Akinjin. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), last friday, arraigned seven suspects before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos. BusinessLive reports that they were arraigned by the anti-graft agency on a two-count charge of conspiracy…

World Court Condemns US Govt on Economic Sanctions, Says Action is to Interfere With Its Independence

THE HAGUE/Netherlands:  The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) condemns the economic sanctions imposed by the US earlier today on the Court’s Prosecutor and a member of her Office. The new measures, announced pursuant to the US Executive Order 13928 dated 11 June 2020, are another attempt to interfere with the Court’s judicial and prosecutorial independence and crucial work to address grave crimes of concern to the international community as mandated under the ICC Rome Statute. These coercive acts, directed at an international judicial institution and its civil servants, are…

Kaduna: Man Pleads Guilty To Impersonation, Witchcraft on Sabo GRA Community

KADUNA/Nigeria: Man Arraigned For Taking Soil Samples From Sabo GRA For Diabolic Purposes Pleads Guilty A suspect, one Bala Mohammed has pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him before a Upper Customary Court Kakuri for alleged offences of impersonation and offences related to witchcraft. On the 16th August, 2020 one Bala Mohammed on board a new tricycle came to Sabon Tasha GRA community and fetched soil in a nylon bag. Being a strange face in the community, an elder and community leader, Mr. Jonah made inquiry to the said…

Correctional Service Lifts Embargo on Inmates Admission

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has announced the lifting of embargo earlier put in admitting new inmates into its correctional facilities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Controller of Corrections, Delta State Command, Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Ovie Esezobor announced the lifting of the embargo at the office of the Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice during a courtesy visit on the A-G. Mr Esezobor disclosed that admission of new inmates into designated isolation centres located at Ogwashi-Uku, Sapele and Agbor custodial…

Delta Decries Cult-Related Killings, Warns Against Nefarious Acts

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government has condemned the spike in cases of cult-related killings in the state, cautioning that it will not condone further acts capable of causing mayhem in the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the warning on Monday at a news conference in Asaba. The commissioner was reacting to increasing number of cult related clashes in some parts of the state where some persons have been reportedly killed by rival cult groups. He said the police and the state government were working closely to arrest…

Two Lebanese Bag Two Years Jail Terms for Possessing Of $890,000

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced two Lebanese to two years in prison each over $890,000 found in their possession. The duo, Chamseddine Waell Mohammed and Dina Jihad Khali were said to have attempted to smuggle the foreign currency out of the country before they were arrested by the Nigerian Customs Service and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement issued on Thursday by EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, the anti-graft agency secured their conviction before Justice…