Crime

Court rejects Allison-Madueke’s bid for trial in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, seeking to be joined in a N500 million criminal charge. In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Mohammed Aikawa held that the application by the ex-petroleum minister was not only a misuse of court processes, but a deliberate attempt to ...

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Osun oba docked over alleged breach of peace 

The police on Monday arraigned a 60-year-old monarch in Osun, Oba Suleiman Oloyade, who allegedly conspired with others to breach the public peace. Oloyade appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace, malicious damage and false statement. The prosecutor, Sgt. Rasak Lamidi, told the court that the royal father committed the offences ...

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Police arraign teenagers for gang raping minor in Lagos

An Investigating Police Officer, ASP Adeyemi Adewale has told an Ikeja High Court how a 14-year-old minor was gang-raped by three teenagers in Mile 12, Lagos. The accused persons are Femi Olusanya,17, Jubril Yusuf ,16, Wale Oluwanifemi,15, and Wale Badejo, 32, were charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a child in 2013. Badejo is charged with defilement. Adewale, attached to the ...

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Police dock teacher for allegedly stealing perfume, wristwatch

A teacher, Mr. Preye Joseph who allegedly stole six bottles of perfume and a wristwatch valued at N140, 000 from a doctor’s house, was on Thursday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Preye, 45, who resides in Jibowu area of Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the offence ...

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Two policemen die as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

The police in Kogi on Tuesday confirmed the killing of two police officers and the abduction of an expatriate by unknown gunmen at a construction site in the state. Spokesman of the state police command, ASP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja that Insp. Ezekiel Negedu and Sgt. Gini John were killed while on guard duty on Obajana – Oshokoshoko ...

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Presidential panel on rights abuse sits in Lagos

The Presidential Investigation Panel instituted to review compliance of the Armed Forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement on Tuesday began sitting at Ikeja High Court in Lagos. The seven presidential investigation panels were inaugurated by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on August 11 as who was then the country’s acting president. By its term of reference, the panel ...

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Evans loses assets to First Bank, Skye Bank

Skye Bank PLC and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have obtained a court order to take over the assets of Evans. NewsmakersNG learnt that Evans Medical Plc, one of Nigeria’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, lost its assets to the bankers after failing to pay its debts. The firm, established in 1954, explained in a statement that it lost its assets after ...

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Buhari orders sack of Maina from civil service

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of the former chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina from the Federal civil service. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Monday in Abuja stated that the decision is sequel to a memo to the acting Head ...

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Evans, kidnap kingpin arraigned by police on fresh charges

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike. a. k.a Evans, faces second arraignment at an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island amid watertight security. Details later…  

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Police dock Lagos housemaid for stealing N3.5m employer’s jewelry

The police have arraigned 18-year-old house keeper, Patience Ejebong before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over theft of her employer’s jewelleries worth N3.5 million. Ejebong was arraigned alongside an alleged accomplice, Timothy Uteng, 31, on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecuting officer, Sgt. Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed ...

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