Stealing same as corruption, lawyers tell Jonathan

Stealing same as corruption, lawyers tell Jonathan

Some lawyers have cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan to stop differentiating between the acts of stealing and corruption. The President had during the 8th presidential media chat on Wednesday maintained that there was a difference between the two acts. This came several months after he first made a similar statement. “If somebody is a thief, he […]

Jonathan Explains ‘Stealing Is Not Corruption’

Jonathan Explains ‘Stealing Is Not Corruption’

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday clarified what he meant by stealing is not corruption, saying he was quoted out of context. Responding to questions during a presidential media chat on Wednesday, the President explained that the remark flowed from a discussion he had with a former chief justice of the federation, who told him of how […]

Two herdsmen jailed 9 months for stealing sheep

Two herdsmen jailed 9 months for stealing sheep

MINNA — A Minna Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, sentenced two herdsmen, Buba Muhammadu and Yusufu Ibrahim, both 30 years old, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a sheep. The Police prosecutor, Gunduma Ibrahim, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on August 7 at about 3:20p.m, at Luma Village near Minna. He said the […]

Stealing in God’s house

Stealing in God’s house

These are not the best of times for Catholic priests in Imo State, especially those in the Archdiocese of Owerri. Investigations have since revealed that dare devil armed robbers have carefully descended on Catholic Rectories and methodically ransacked the homes and mercilessly beat up the hapless and helpless priests. Most of the physically-assaulted and wounded […]

Conductors arraigned for stealing N8m goods

Two bus conductors, Augustine Emenim, 30, and John Ikhana, 35, have been arraigned for stealing goods worth N8m. According to the prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, the goods were made up of Nestle Nigeria products. The goods belonged to M.D.S Logistics Company. Emenim and and Ikhana reside at at Isebo Area off Alakija, Ibadan, Oyo State, […]

Student bags 2yrs imprisonment for stealing blackberry phone

Student bags 2yrs imprisonment for stealing blackberry phone

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 19-year-old student, Oluwaseyifunmi Jolaosho, to two years imprisonment for stealing a blackberry phone valued at N50,000. Jolaosho of no fixed address pleaded guilty to a one- count charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, Insp  Augustine Ozimini, told the court that the offence was committed on May 11 at […]

Four arraigned for stealing, house-breaking

Four arraigned for stealing, house-breaking

Four men have been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Yaba, Lagos, for allegedly breaking into the house of one Ikeh Ngozi and carting away property valued at N598,000. They were said to have stolen a laptop, Ipad, Blackberry phone, handbag, shoes, umbrella, golden jewellery and cosmetics. The men, Ayuba Hassan, Ibrahim Hassan, Umaru Abdul […]

Man, 21, docked for stealing Qur’an at Shoprite

A 21-year-old man, Alex Nduhusiya, was Friday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for stealing copies of Holy Quran worth N89, 700, at a Palm shopping mall, Lekki, Lagos. The accused, who claimed to be a security guard and resides at New Market in Oniru Estate pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of theft.    […]

Lagos chief, 5 others arraigned for allegedly stealing N5m

Lagos chief, 5 others arraigned  for allegedly stealing N5m

Lagos — A 65-year-old man, Chief Amos Taiwo, and five others were, weekend, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja, for allegedly breaking into the palace of one Chief Kamaru Adams, the Baale of Ishashi Odan and stealing N5 million belonging to him. Taiwo, along side other accused persons, allegedly stormed the palace […]

Man, 22, to die by hanging for stealing N955, 600

Man, 22, to die by hanging for stealing N955, 600

A 22-year-old man, Julius Aboy was yesterday sentenced to death for stealing N955, 600 by a Delta State High Court sitting in Warri. The trial judge, Justice Marshal Mukoro of High Court 1, who handed down the sentence told the convict that he is to die by hanging. The convict was arraigned on a two-count […]