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NSCDC officer, 2 others burnt as 2 motorcycles collide in Badagry (Vanguard)
An official of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and two others were on Tuesday burnt beyond recognition following the crash of two motorcycles along Badagry-Seme expressway.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry that the collision, which occurred around 8a.m. at Iyaafin area, resulted in an explosion.
“The two men on the motorcycle laden with petrol were on top speed and collided with the NSCDC officer on official bike.
“Fire however broke out and inflicted various degrees of burns on them.
“They were later rescued and taken to Badagry General Hospital where they were later referred to LASUTH for further treatment,” he said.
An official told NAN at Badagry General Hospital that the victims had been assigned an emergency ambulance to take them to LASUTH Gbagada for further treatment. Read more
Man jailed seven years for N30m fraud in Lagos (Punch)
Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Monday sentenced a fraudster, Tunde Martins, to seven years’ imprisonment for N30m fraud.
The convict had obtained the said sum as a loan from Diamond Bank Plc with a forged certificate of occupancy and refused to pay back.
His journey to prison began after he was arraigned alongside his company, Centre Global Limited by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2018 on three counts bordering on obtaining by false pretences, forgery and use of false documents, to which he pleaded not guilty.
During Martins’ trial, the prosecution counsel, Anita Imo, tendered several documents as exhibits and called five witnesses.
According to the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, Justice Oyefeso found Martins guilty of the offences on September 23, 2020, but deferred ruling to Monday, September 28, 2020.
Delivering her judgment, Oyefeso sentenced the convict to seven years’ imprisonment without an option of fine. Read more