An Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, sentenced the convict to six months in prison without an option of fine.
Its Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Ibadan.
This is contained in a release signed by Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Bala Elkana and made available to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday.
Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 for running a pyramid-style scheme that defrauded tens of thousands of people around the world.
The Chief Magistrate, P.E. Nwaka, gave the remand order at a Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday.
Thailand’s Criminal Court initially handed the prison term to the former revenue department official, but the sentence was halved because she pleaded guilty, according to court documents seen by dpa.
Nigeria’s Ibeabuchi last fought in 1999 as he went 20-0 against future world champion Chris Byrd before a series of run-ins with the law saw “The President” put away.
The police had charged Yakubu, a resident of Maraba in Nasarawa State, with committing theft.
The Magistrate, A.O. Adeyemi, sentenced Adeleke without an option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
The police charged Abdullahi with criminal assault and intimidation.
The Chief Magistrate, Adefumike Anoma, who did not take the plea of Tajudeen, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
The World Cup winner and his brother spent one month behind bars and another four detained in a luxury hotel in the capital Asuncion on bail.
A former inmate of Kuje prison, Musa Bakura Abdulahi, who was released from the prison two weeks ago courtesy of Kalu’s intervention, explained how he became one of the 29 inmates released after the intervention of the Chief Whip of the Senate in their cases.
A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, is to remain in Kuje Prison despite the Supreme Court Judgement declaring his trial null and void, The Nation is reporting.
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State on Thursday ordered that a 29-year-old man, Christopher Dauda, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly burning his mother-in-law’s house.
An Abeokuta, Ogun State High Court on Thursday sentenced a truck driver, Oyelami Adewale, to nine years imprisonment for driving dangerously and killing one Tunde Abdul.
The former Brazil football star and his brother were arrested after they were accused of entering Paraguay with doctored passports.
Yunusa of Dadinkowa, Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State had on arraignment pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the gesture was part of the state government’s efforts to decongest prisons.
A woman, Maimuna Mamman, and her son, Husseini Mohammadu, were on Wednesday remanded in police custody over the alleged killing of one Safiya Abubakar.