EFCC finally captures Senator Nwaoboshi, moves him to Ikoyi Prisons [PHOTO]
The Senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, who has been on the run months after the Court of Appeal Lagos Division convicted and sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering, is finally in prison custody.
The lawmaker who was intercepted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at a Hospital in Lagos on Monday, February 6, was finally remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre today, February 8, 2023, to commence his prison term.
The Court of Appeal had in a judgement it delivered on July 1, 2022, sentenced him to prison after it convicted him on a two-count charge of money laundering and also ordered the winding up of his two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, in line with the provision of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021, and their properties forfeited to the Federal Government.
But the lawmaker who was not present in court at the time of the ruling, went underground and refused to present himself to the Nigerian Correctional Service. Instead, he proceeded to the Supreme Court, praying the apex court to not only set it aside the judgment of the appeal court but grant him bail, pending the determination of his appeal.
Source: Politics Nigeria
Immigration Seizes 6,216 Nigeria’s Voter, ID Cards from Foreigners
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has seized 6,216 voter cards and Nigeria’s national identity cards from foreigners in a clampdown across the country.
The clampdown is one of the steps employed by the NIS to ensure that foreigners are not allowed to vote in the forthcoming election, even as it revealed that plans are underway to close the borders during the elections and to continue to mop up both the voter cards and the national identity cards from non-Nigerians.
Speaking during a one-way retreat organised for all state comptrollers in preparation for smooth conduct of the general election in Abuja on Wednesday, the Comptroller General of NIS, Isah Idris, also disclosed that the arrested foreigners caught with the two important documents reserved for only Nigerian citizens have been “eased out of the country”.
He explained that the voter and ID cards were intercepted across 21 states, mostly border states due to the stepping up of surveillance by men and officers of the NIS.