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Late President Yar’Adua’s Son, Aminu Yar’Adua Remanded in Prison

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The son of a former Nigerian president, Aminu Yar’Adua, has gotten himself into serious troubles in Yola.

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Aminu is to remain in Yola prison till Thursday, August 19, for allegedly killing four persons by reckless driving. The incident which took place on Wednesday, June 23, was brought before a magistrate court as a case on Thursday, August 5.

The magistrate court in Adamawa’s capital, Yola, remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, the 36-year-old son of a former Nigerian president, Musa Yar’Adua, in prison on Thursday, August 5.

Aminu, a student at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, received this harsh punishment after his vehicle was involved in a car accident that killed four people, according to PM News.

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According to a police First Information Report (FIR) filed in court by the prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa, Aminu’s car collided with six people on the Yola bye-pass on Wednesday, June 23, according to Daily Nigerian.

According to the FIR:

”Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar(2), and Jummai Abubakar (30) were killed in the accident, while Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu (27) were injured.”

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Inspector Musa informed the magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim, that the families of the late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar, and Jummai Abubakar had sought N15 million in compensation from Aminu.

On the prosecutor’s request, Ibrahim adjourned the case until Thursday, August 19, when the defendant denied committing the alleged crime.

As a result, the judge ordered that the late president’s son be held in custody until the next scheduled hearing.

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges

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A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.

The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.

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The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.

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This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.

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See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo

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A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.

Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

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The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.

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Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?

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A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.

The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.

LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.

Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.

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According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.

The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.

According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.

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The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “

Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.

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