Judiciary

Alleged graft: NJC tenders petition against Justice Ademola in court

By Our Correspondent The National Judicial Council on Wednesday tendered the petition it received against Justice Adeniyi Ademola from a litigant in an FCT High Court.

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Labourer bags 4 month jail term for stealing mattress

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday, sentenced a labourer, Chigozie Onyeakusi, 26, to four months imprisonment for stealing a mattress.

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Outgoing Edo CJ frees eight awaiting trial inmates

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin Outgoing Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, has ordered the release of eight awaiting trial inmates at Ubiaja Minimum Security Prison.

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Police dock tailor for chopping off man’s hand with cutlass

By Joshua Olalekan, Abuja The police have charged a Lagos based tailor, Samson Onome, with attempted murder for allegedly chopping off a man’s right hand with a cutlass during a scuffle.

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Ibadan landlady risks jail term for breaking into tenant’s room

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan A 79 -year -old landlady, Madam Beatrice Olabisi, was on Monday arraigned before a Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan for allegedly breaking into her tenant’s room.

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Prosecution opens case of money laundering against Justice Ademola

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The prosecution has opened its case against Justice Adeniyi Ademola, his wife Olabowale and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Joe Aji on charges bordering on money laundering.

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‘How I laundered money for Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’-banker

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos A banker working with Diamond Bank has revealed the details of bank transactions of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

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Lagos court orders interim forfeiture of Diezani’s $153m

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has issued an interim order of forfeiture to the Federal Government to keep the sum of $153.3 million belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke.

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Lagos Assembly endorses death penalty for kidnapping in new bill

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Members of the Lagos State House has passed the a bill prescribing death penalty for kidnappers in the state at plenary on Thursday.

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Kano court remands VIO for defiling, infecting minor with HIV

By Musa Madobi, Kano A Kano Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 45-year-old retired vehicle inspection officer, Musa Tukur in prison custody for allegedly defiling and infecting 13-year-old girl with HIV.

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