Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5bn contract scam. Omatseye was arraigned before the court over alleged bid rigging and N1.5billion contract scam filed against him by the Economic and… Read More Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10… Read More Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage

North Korea sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, China’s Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Kim Dong Chul is the second American that North Korea has given a hard labor sentence in the past two months. In March, University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier… Read More North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage

Court sentences man to six months imprisonment for stealing motorcycle

A Zuba Grade 1 Area Court on Wednesday sentenced Idris Ibrahim, 38, of Deidei- FCT to six months imprisonment for stealing a Bajaj motorcycle. The Presiding Judge, Malam Gambo Garba, passed the sentence after Ibrahim pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of joint act and theft. However, Garba gave the convict an option to pay… Read More Court sentences man to six months imprisonment for stealing motorcycle

Chinese journalist sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges of extortion and blackmail

A Chinese court sentenced the former head of one of the country’s best known financial newspapers to four years in prison on Thursday, closing a massive media corruption case as Beijing tightens control over the press. Shen Hao, former president of 21st Century Media, was convicted of extortion and blackmail, “forced transactions” and embezzlement, the… Read More Chinese journalist sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges of extortion and blackmail

Court sentences cobbler to 18 months imprisonment over marijuana peddling

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Rasheed Lawal, to 18 months imprisonment, over drug peddling. Lawal, a cobbler, resides at Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to a charge of drug trafficking preferred against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency… Read More Court sentences cobbler to 18 months imprisonment over marijuana peddling

Man sentenced to six years imprisonment for possession of $28.5million ammunition invoice

A man received a six-year prison sentence Tuesday after admitting guilt to terror and immigration offenses, British prosecutors said. Police discovered images on his mobile phone showing an invoice for ammunition worth $28.5million and the hiring of a cargo plane to be used in Libya. Abdurraouf Eshati, 29, of Wrexham, Wales, was sentenced Tuesday at… Read More Man sentenced to six years imprisonment for possession of $28.5million ammunition invoice