A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils, the News Agency of Nigeria Reports.
Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with an unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP. Daniel Ikwoche had told the court that one Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah Commander in Kontagora Local Government Area reported the matter at the ‘A’ Police Division in Kontagora on July 22.
Ikwoche said the complainant alleged that the accused lured 35 of his pupils, who are between the ages of 9 and 14 years, into his room and had anal intercourse with them on different occasions between March and July.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The prosecutor thereafter prayed the court to try him summarily in line with section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In her ruling, Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf sentenced Abdullahi to seven years in prison with hard labour.
Yusuf, however, said the convict will have the option of a N2 million fine after serving the first four years of his sentence.
Mutilated Body Of Murdered Millionaire Bizman IG Odunukwe Recovered In Lagos,Suspects Make Confession
An Anambra businessman, Ignatius Odunukwe kidnapped in December last year has been found dead, his body already decomposed in a forest in Lekki Ajah, Lagos.
According to reports, Odunukwe abductors, who later turned his killers had posed that they wanted to buy his Abuja property valued at N900million and they arranged to meet to consummate the transaction.
Instead, he was kidnapped. Weeks after, his body was found, dismembered,” chopped into pieces”.
According to a report, the police in Lagos have arrested some of the suspects connected with the gruesome murder, although the photographs of the suspects don’t look like men who could buy a N1million property.
In a five minutes video unidentified policemen who introduced themselves as acting on the directives of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu took the suspects to identify the already decomposed body inside a bag.
The suspects who identified themselves as Arinze, Solomon, Cletus and Daniel Ibeaju took turns to confirm that the body in the bag belongs to the missing businessman who they killed and dumped inside the forest in Ajah.
In the video, one of the policemen explained: “This is the gruesome murder of Chief Ignatius Odunukwe. This act was planned and hatched by a gang led by Daniel Ibeaju from Enugu State. It is very unfortunate. The AIG Ahmed Ilyasu has directed us to recover this corpse and take it down to the hospital. The investigation will continue and the outcome will be made known to the public.”
He later called on the medical personnel who were at the scene with their ambulance to evacuate the body to the mortuary.
Ex professor charged for allegedly blowing $200K grant on strippers, bars
A former Philadelphia professor who allegedly blew grant money on strippers has now been charged with theft in connection to the nearly $200,000 used for adult entertainment and other personal expenses, prosecutors said.
Chikaodinaka Nwankpa — the one-time head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department — was charged last week on felony counts of unlawful taking and theft by deception, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
The 57-year-old former professor allegedly abused grant money from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation over a period of 10 years, prosecutors said.
He squandered around $96,000 in federal grant funds at adult entertainment venues and sports bars between 2010 and 2017, officials allege. He also blew threw another $89,000 on iTunes purchases and meals.
The university revealed the alleged fraud last October, claiming it had only discovered the spending spree during a 2017 audit.
Nwankpa allegedly admitted to the unauthorized expenses when confronted by school officials and resigned from the college. He also gave around $53,00 to the university, which paid $189,000 to resolve potential civil liability in the case.
He was arrested by university police last week and released on $25,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to 14 years in prison.
EFCC Arraigns Nigerian Legal Awards Organiser Over N20m Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Legal Blitz Ltd, Mr Lere Fashola before Justice Sherifat Sholebo of Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja over an alleged N20 million theft and issuance of dud cheques.
Fashola and Legal Blitz Ltd were arraigned on a three-count charge of stealing and issuance of dud cheques.
The first defendant, Fashola is the Publisher of ESQ Legal Practice Magazine and convener of the annual Esquire Nigerian Legal Awards, which honours outstanding lawyers across the country.
Operatives of the Advanced Fee Fraud Section of the EFCC revealed that the lawyer was arrested following a petition by Mr Adeyemi Adebola alleging that he obtained the said N20m under false pretence in a property transaction upon representation that the property was assigned to the firm “by the Dependents and Administrators of the Estate of Alhaji Ganiyu Balogun.”
The property is located at Plot 732. Block XXVII (27), Omole Residentlal Scheme. Phase 2, Isheri in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos.
EFCC counsel, Mrs Joy Amahian said that Fashola and Legal Blitz Ltd, between January 5, 2018 and February 28, 2018, in Lagos, “dishonestly converted to your own use the sum of N20m, property of Mr. Adeyemi Adebola.”
It said the defendants’ conduct amounted to “stealing, contrary to Sections 278 (1) (f) and 285 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The prosecutor also alleged that the defendants in the same period in Lagos “knowing that you had no sufficient fund in your Diamond Bank Plc account, issued Cheque No. 53160448 dated 4th June, 2018 in the sum of N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira Only) as a refund in favour of Mr. Adeyemi Adcbola, which upon presentation was returned unpaid for lack of funds.”
Fashola also allegedly issued another dud cheque on July 4, 2018, which was also returned unpaid for lack of funds.
The prosecutor said that issuance of dud cheque contravened Section 1(l)(b) and (i) of the Dishonoured Cheques Act of 2004.
Justice Sherifat Solebo ordered that the award organiser be remanded at a correctional facility.
“Pending the hearing and the determination of the bail application, the defendant is ordered to be remanded at a correctional facility,” Justice Solebo said.
The case was subsequently adjourned to February 10, 2020 for hearing of the bail application.
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