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.
The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges
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.
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.
This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.
Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?
A$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.
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.
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.
Kaduna police arrest six people over theft of N6.2 million petrol tanker
The Kaduna State Police Command has detained six individuals in connection with the theft of a tanker carrying 40,000 liters of petroleum products worth N6.2 million in the state.
The state command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Jalige, made this known to the newsmen in a statement released on Monday.
According to Jalige, on April 19, 2022, Bakura Bukar of Mararaban Jos, Kaduna, filed a complaint with the state command alleging that on April 16, 2022, he entrusted his truck with number plate No BAM 02 XA, loaded with 40,000 litres of petrol valued at N6.2 million, to his driver for delivery from Lagos to Kaduna.
He stated that after the truck broke down owing to flat tyres, three unidentified persons in a Sedan car assaulted the driver and the motor boy before fleeing with the truck to an unknown place.
According to Jalige, the Commissioner of Police ordered a full-scale inquiry into the case based on the strength of the allegations, and detectives leaped into action to catch the perpetrators.
According to him, the team acted on intelligence and was successful in apprehending three suspects in connection with the crimes: Habibu Mohammed, Halilu Mohammed, and Isa Mohammed.
Further inquiry revealed that the stolen materials were disposed of at two filling stations, he added.
“The operatives pushed the process of investigation further and also recovered the operational vehicle of the criminals, one (1) Jackknife and the stolen fuel truck as well as the PMS product.
“Meanwhile, the suspects have since confessed to have been a syndicate that is notorious for such acts and are currently assisting the process of investigation.
“They will all be charged to court on completion of the same. However a deliberate effort by the Command is geared towards apprehending all the remaining syndicate members as well as their collaborators if any to prevent future occurrence,” he added.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Yekini Ayoku has urged the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTD) to use the Command’s authorized emergency contacts to report any tanker breakdown on the road so that a nearby police formation can be summoned for security coverage throughout the repair period.
Source: Connectley Naija News
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