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Teacher jailed for criminal breach of trust

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was recently sentenced a 29-year-old man, Abdulkadir Audu to six weeks imprisonment for criminal breach of trust.

The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave Audu, an Islamic teacher, an option of N7,000 fine and warned him against committing further crime crimes.

Audu, an Islamic teacher at Shagari Mosque, Garki, Abuja was convicted for a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation.

According the prosecutor, Mr Mohammed Garba, one Alkali Mohammed of Area 1, Garki , Abuja, had reported the matter at the Garki police station on Aug. 23.

According to Garba, the complainant’s sister, one Jamila Alkali, gave the accused her laptop valued N250,000 on June 1, to assist her to edit a typed document contained in a flash drive..

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Man docked for allegedly fleecing MTN job seekers of N600, 000

A man, Ayomide Adewale, who allegedly defrauded some MTN job seekers of N627, 000, was recently charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused is standing trial on charges bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Cousin Adams, told the court that the accused committed the offences with others still at large on Aug. 7 at No. 40/42, Aborisade St., Lawanson in Surulere.

``Adewale posed as a job agent and lure job seekers to pay to him N627, 000 with the promise to help them to secure jobs at a mobile telecoms company, MTN.

``He collected money from several people including Sikiru Ahmed, Daniel Oluwafunmilayo and Bola Esuola.’’

Adams said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

He pleaded innocence of the ofences.

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Driver, 30, docked for allegedly stealing employer’s N1.1m bus

A 30-year-old commercial driver, Kunle Lawal, who allegedly stole a bus valued at N1.1million belonging to one Oladimeji Olaniyi, was recently docked at the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Lawal, a resident of Apapa area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 10, at No. 25, Ibido St., Orile, Lagos.

Ajebe told the court that the accused conspired with others now at large to steal Olaniyi’s bus.

The prosecutor said: ``The complainant gave the bus to Lawal for commercial purpose and for him to be remitting a certain amount daily.

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Man, 52, remanded in prison for criminal conspiracy, robbery

The Nomansland Magistrates Court in Kano, on Wednesday ordered a 52-year-old man, Abdullahi Suleiman, be remanded in prison custody over alleged conspiracy and robbery.

Suleiman was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, an offence contrary to sections 97 and 289 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, Mr Ekainu Elias, told the court that Suleiman, who lives in Sharada Jaeen Quarters and one Sale Ali of Unguwa Uku Quarters, were reported to the Police CID Division on July 7 for criminal conspiracy and robbery.

They were said to have injected a dangerous substance into a sachet of water, which they gave to one tricycle driver, Musa Adamu of Zangon Dakata Quarters Kano, to drink.

The prosecutor further told the court that Adamu fell unconscious after drinking the water and the duo robbed him of his tricycle, valued at N400,000, with registration number HJA154QA.

He said the accused was subsequently arrested while Ali, his ally, was still at large.

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Five arrested for of Indian hemp possession

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police operatives attached to Life Camp Division have arrested five suspected in possession of dried leaves suspected to be India Hemp at the Jabi link Daki biyu in Abuja.

In a press briefing at the FCT police command the FCT Commissioner of police, CP Wilson Inalegwu, said the Five suspected were arrested  during the  police patrol at the Jabi area; and our police have arrested them for the possession of suspected India Hemp in a full polythene bag of weed.

The suspects who are by name Sanusi Rabiu, Abubakar Usman, Adamu Ibrahim, Aisha Yusuf and Abdulrahaman Tapdwa are in the Police custody and Interrogation is in progress.

The Police boss  also  reiterated that,  in the last couple of weeks, the renewed crime fighting strategy of the Command has led to the arrest of notorious criminals and busting of criminal gangs who are either being investigated or have seen been charged and arraigned to court because of the conclusion of investigation. 

While commending FCT residents for their cooperation, I want to restate that FCT is a no go area for criminals as we will continue to improve on our strategy to beat criminals at their game.

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