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Court Sentences Olisa Metuh To 7 Years Imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced a former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisah Metuh, to seven years in prison. The trial judge, Okon Abang, passed the judgment on Tuesday. Buttressing his judgment, he said Metuh would serve a 7-year jail term for count 1,2,4 and 7 without option of fine; 3 years for count 5 and 6 and 5 years for count 3. But he added that the jail term would run concurrently, meaning that he would only serve for the highest number of jail term, which is

Bomb Found Near Enugu Church

The agrarian community of Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State are still apprehensive over the discovery of a bomb at a Catholic Church in the area. THE WHISTLER gathered that a former head of the neighbourhood watch in the area, Okwudili Chukwunweze, had observed strange movements of people around 1am between the Saint James' the Greater Catholic Church and a primary school in the area. Chukwunweze was said to have alerted neighbours after which the person disappeared, leaving a strange object

JAMB, NSCDC Officers, Other Kogi Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the release of ten kidnap victims abducted in the state last week. The command’s Public Relations Officer, William Aya disclosed this on Tuesday that the six JAMB staff kidnapped on the Obajana – Kabba road were among those released. Four NSCDC officers kidnapped along Alo-Offoke community on the Itobe-Ayingba road were also released. He disclosed that the JAMB staff were released at about midnight on Monday, adding that they left Abuja early on Tuesday morning.

Experts Appraise CCTV Camera Installations At Public Facilities In Enugu

Following the recent directive by the Enugu State government to owners of public facilities to install close circuit television cameras, ICT and security experts have praised the move as capable of reducing crimes. The Enugu state government had last week given owners of public facilities in the state up to six months to install CCTV cameras or face sanctions. The announcement was made by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh. A security expert, Kok Ezeugwu, who spoke to THE WHISTLER in Enugu on

BREAKING: Court Convicts Olisah Metuh On Money Laundering Charges

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh has been convicted for money laundering by the Federal High Court Abuja. He was found guilty by Justice Okon Abang for collecting N400m naira from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki without contractual agreement. The former PDP spokesman was charged alongside his company, Dextra investment, on a seven-count charge of criminal diversion of the money received from the office of the NSA. The

Olisa Metuh: Nigeria Police Storm Federal High Court Ahead Of Judgment

The Nigeria Police were spotted in their numbers around the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, ahead of the judgment of Olisa Metuh, a former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Metuh and others had been on trial for four years over money laundering charges involving 400 million naira which he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015. Police officers barricaded the arena while some were designated to stay inside the building. One of the officers

N30.2bn Fraud: EFCC Re-Arraigns Jang, Yusuf On Amended Charges

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang was on Monday re-arraigned on a 17-count charge of alleged N30.2bn criminal breach of trust and fraud before Justice C. L. Dabup of a High court sitting in Jos, capital of Plateau State. Jang was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside an ex cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG) Yusuf Pam. A statement by the EFCC said before today’s resumption of trial, the matter had been before Justice

Miyetti Allah Demands Members’ Inclusion In Operation Amotekun

The Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), on Monday, demanded the inclusion of its members in the Amotekun security outfit being processed by South West governors. The Oyo State chapter of Myetti Allah made the demand at a public hearing on the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill, 2020. A former chairman of the state’s chapter of the herder group, Yaqub Bello, had expressed support for the initiative during the public hearing but urged the Oyo government to include members of the group in

NSA Monguno Absent As Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, was conspicuously missing at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The meeting which held at the State House, had in attendance the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu. The reason for Monguno’s absence

Teenager Stayed Inside Bank’s Toilet To Steal Money After Closing Time

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, alleged to have broken into a bank to steal money from the bulk room was on Monday remanded by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The Magistrate, K.O. Doja-Ojo, remanded him at a Juvenile Centre for Boys in Oregun, following his plea of guilt to the charge preferred against him. Doja-Ojo then, adjourned the case until April 15 for mention. The defendant, whose residential address was not provided, is facing one count charge of stealing. He told the court that he entered