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Banker Jailed For 39 Years For Stealing From The Dead
The Lagos State High Court sitting on Thursday, sentenced a banker, Olawale Garuba, to 39 years imprisonment for stealing from the dead.
Garuba was arraigned alongside six others in July 2015 for conspiring among themselves to steal over N30, 000,000 from the bank account of a deceased customer of a bank where the convict works.
Upon their arraignment, they all initially pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of fraud.
However, on June 2, 2016, the convicted banker changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty”.
US Officials – “No Connection Between Boko Haram And ISIS”
US Officials – “No Connection Between Boko Haram And ISIS” – American officials reportedly believe that there is no relationship between terrorist groups Boko Haram and ISIS.
Boko Haram have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State and have carried out beheadings similar to them, but US officials have said in a reported interview that there was no real connection, hence no reason for US forces to be in Nigeria to fight.
Muslim Youths Attack Carpenter In Kaduna For Eating During Ramadan
Barely a week after an irate mob slaughtered a 70-year-old Bridget Agbahime in Kano state for alleged blasphemy, an ‘almost’ similar incident occurred in Kaduna state, where a carpenter, Mr. Francis Emmanuel, was attacked in Kakuri area of the metropolis by some Muslim youths allegedly for failing to observe the ongoing Ramadan fast.
Emmanuel, who spoke with pressmen on his sick bed amidst in pains from the assault, said the youth who were passing by, saw him eating at his work station, and approached him to find out why he was not partaking in the spiritual exercise.
FG Vows To Withdraw Licenses Of Banks Still Sacking Workers
The Federal Government of Nigeria has on Tuesday threatened to sanction Banks or Telecommunication Companys, which fail to adhere to its order to suspend the mass retrenchment of workers.
The warning was delivered by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday at the 105th session of the International Labour Congress (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
5 Persons Arrested As DSS Raids ISIS Sleeper Cell In Kano State
The Department of Sate Services (DSS) has apprehended five persons involved in the creation of a sleeper Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) training cells in Kano state.
It was learnt that the five persons arrested are indigenes of Kogi State and were on their way to Libya and other Africa States that might have traces of ISIS fighters.
Speaking on the matter, the State Director of DSS, Abdullahi Bello Chiranchi, said that the arrest was a significant breakthrough at frustrating every possible move by terrorist groups to make Kano state a training ground for ISIS.