Ngwuta: Court orders recovered money deposited in CBN

 

The Federal Government on Thursday tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja nine bags and boxes filled with local and foreign currencies, which were allegedly recovered from a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, in October 2016.

The items were said to have been recovered from Justice Ngwuta’s official residence in Abuja during a search operation conducted by men of the Department of State Services on October 7, 2016.

The Federal Government is prosecuting Justice Ngwuta on 13 counts, including passport fraud, money laundering allegations of retention and concealment of the origin of the various sums of money contained in the nine bags and boxes.

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We won’t leave state highways, says FRSC

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said its men and officers will remain on federal and state roads to carry out their operations.

The Commander, Zone 8, FRSC, John Meheux, stated this on Thursday in Ado Ekiti while speaking with journalists at the first 2017 bi-annual RS8 zonal retreat with the theme, ‘Rebuilding the corporate image of the corps’.

Zone 8 is in charge of Ekiti, Kwara and Kogi states.

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Tennis great Margaret Court to boycott Qantas over same-sex marriage

 

One of tennis' greatest ever stars says she will no longer fly Qantas because of the airline chief executive's support for same-sex marriage.

"As you will know, I have represented Australia many times and have the proud record of never losing a tennis match while playing for my country. I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage. I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible," Court, 74, said in an open letter published in The Western Australian.

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Alleged traffickers charged with forcing Thai women to US for sex

Another 21 alleged members of an international sex trafficking ring have been charged in the United States with forcing hundreds of Thai women to travel to the US to work as "modern sex slaves."

They join 17 members charged last October, three of whom have pleaded guilty.

The indictment, unsealed Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota, details a scheme dating back to 2009, which denied the women their freedom until payment of bondage debts that were often as high as $60,000.

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Ekiti: Murder suspects reject lawyer during trial

There was a mild drama at an Ado Ekiti High Court on Thursday as seven persons standing trial in the murder of a former Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Omolafe Aderiye, disowned a lawyer, who announced appearance for them.

The suspects are Adebayo Aderiye (a.k.a. Ojuigo), Adeniyi Adedipe (a.k.a Apase), Sola Durodola, Oso Farotimi (a.k.a. Oso Polo), Ajayi Kayode (a.k.a. Sir Kay), Joseph Olanbiwonnu (a.ka. Mentilo) and Sola Adenijo (a.k.a. Solar).

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