Judiciary

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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Evans makes U-turn, pleads ‘not guilty’ for kidnapping in Lagos

A mild drama ensued in an Ikeja High Court on Thursday as a Lagos based kidnap kingpin, Mr. Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans who was re-arraigned on a two count amended charge made a u-turn to plead not guilty. The much celebrated kidnapper had during his initial arraignment on August 30 pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnapping brought ...

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Senator begs court, ‘I don’t want to stand surety to Nnamdi Kanu again’

The member representing Abia South at the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has prayed to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the undertaken he took on behalf of the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Specifically, the federal lawmaker is praying the court to discharge him as Kanu’s surety, saying, he has not seen ...

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Court jails 45 Boko Haram members in Niger

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi. In the statement, the Minister said that ...

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Court jails security man in Jos for raping minor

An Upper Area Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital has sentenced a 31–year-old security man, Joseph Vongjen, to four years in prison, for raping a 13-year-old girl. The presiding judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Vongjen on Friday, after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for mercy. “You will spend four years in prison for this callous act; ...

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Alleged N1.5bn fraud: Court grants Edo APC woman leader, 4 others bail

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court has granted Mrs. Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. The other defendants are: Adama Osabuohien, Prince Stephen Alao, Dove Momodu and Mallam Ali Sulayman. Ovbiagele also ordered the defendants to produce a surety each in like sum. The judge ordered ...

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Police arraign two ‘pastors’ in Lagos for allegedly stealing toddler

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police for the crime they allegedly commited. The accused, whose addresses ...

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Lagos gives 7-day notice to transport operators to vacate Ikorodu road

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Lagos State Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to inter-state transport operators to vacate Ikorodu Road. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde disclosed this during the inspection of inter-state bus terminals along Ikorodu road on Wednesday. According to Ayorinde,  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had toured the area on Tuesday night and was very displeased with ...

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Police dock 34 year old architect for allegedly defiling niece

A 34-year-old architect, Mr. Abiodun Akinpelu has been charged to court by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling his five-year-old niece. Akinpelu  on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to answer to a two count charge bordering on defilement and indecent assault on his niece (name withheld). Akinpelu, who resides at No. 29, Mayowa St., ...

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Man gets 6 month jail term for stealing chickens

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Thursday sentenced one Mudasir Mohammed (24) to six months jail for stealing seven chickens. The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, however, gave the convict an option of N30, 000 fine, warning him to desist from committing crime. Mohammed, who resides at Phase 2, Kubwa, Abuja, was convicted for criminal trespass and theft. The Prosecutor, John Okpa, told ...

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