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Court Sentences Two, Orders Forfeiture of Property over N8bn Currency Scam.

Mar 23 2017
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Court Sentences Two, Orders Forfeiture of Property over N8bn Currency Scam. Thisday Online

Weeks after entering into plea bargain with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a senior clerk with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Togun Kayode Philip and Mrs. Esther Olunike Afolabi of Wema Bank were Wednesday sentenced to three years imprisonment each with a Gregorian calendar.


The judge handed down the judgment having found them guilty on the six-count of stealing and conspiracy preferred against them by the anti-graft agency.


The convicts were among other bank staff involved in the infamous N8billion currency mutilation scam at the Ibadan branch of the CBN.  Read more


Lawyers Ask President to Protect Amnesty International as Protesters Barricade its Office. Thisday Online

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Sebastine Hon, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order security men to dislodge protesters occupying Amnesty International (AI) Office.


Also, the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Dr Chidi Odinkalu, called on the authorities to protect the human rights organisation.


In a statement, Hon condemned in unequivocal terms the illegal occupation of the office of AI ‘by persons who appear to be having the tacit support of top government officials.’  Read more


Al-Makura’s Son to Face Manslaughter Charge. Thisday Online

Mr. Khaleel Umar Al-Makura, son of the Nasarawa State Governor, Umar Al-Makura, is to be prosecuted for alleged manslaughter.


He was arrested on Tuesday for the killing of a student of Government Secondary School, Lafia.


Confirming this, the police said Khaleed would be charged soon, reported the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  Read more


SANs disagree on senators call for Customs CG’s resignation. Punch Online

TWO Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome, on Wednesday, disagreed with each other on the Senate’s call on the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, to resign for failing to appear before the lawmakers in uniform.


The Senate had, on Wednesday, criticised the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for writing the lawmakers to suspend action on the policy of the Nigeria Customs Service on the payment of duties on old vehicles.


The lawmakers described the action as “an insult” to the Senate and interference by the executive in the activities of the legislature.  Read more


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