Judiciary

Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran. Oladiran in his ruling ordered the ...

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Police dock man for attempting suicide in Lagos Lagoon

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The police in Lagos have charged a 31-year-old man, Hammed Olojo to court for attempting to commit suicide. Specifically, the police who charged the accused for jumping into the Lagos lagoon was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. During Olojo appearance brought before the presiding judge, Magistrate O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, he however pleaded not ...

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Fresh application stalls judgment on Evans N300m rights suit

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A fresh application brought by the Nigeria Police has stalled judgment on the N300 million fundamental rights suit filed by alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans. This is because the police had told the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday that they did not authorise any lawyer to represent them in the case. Counsel ...

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Lagos court orders FG to keep Alison-Madueke’s N7.6b loot

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered final forfeiture of N7.6 billion allegedly  recovered from a  former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke to the Federal Government. The presiding judge, Justice Abdulazeez Anka granted an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the final forfeiture of the money to the Federal Government. In his ...

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Appeal Court sacks Rivers senator, Sekibo

The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has dismissed an appeal filed by Senator George Sekibo challenging the judgment of the Rivers State National Election Tribunal which removed him as member representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the upper legislative chambers. The Appellate Court held that the appeal lacked merit as it did not show facts ...

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Court Reserves Ruling on Ex-Katsina Governor’s Appeal against EFCC

By Racheal Okporu The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema against his alleged corruption trial. The Appeal Court, presided by Justice A.G Mshelia, adjourned indefinitely after taking submissions from counsels to both the appellant and the defendants. Shema had approached the Court on May 25, 2017, ...

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Saraki Triumphs as CCT Dismisses Fraud charges Against Him

By Maxwell Adeleye ……wild jubilation in Ilorin The allegation of corruption slammed against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki by the Federal Government at Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja today collapsed in controversial circumstances. The Tribunal in his ruling dismissed the 18 charges of false asset declaration filed against Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara State. The two-man panel ...

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SERAP Wins Round One In Battle Over Release of FG Audited Reports For 1999-2015

As Nigeria marks its 18th Democracy Day anniversary, a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday gave Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) a victory in Round One of the groups’ attempt to secure the release of Federal Government audited reports for 1999-2015.

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Council Worker Bags Life Jail in Ekiti For Turning Teenager To Sex Slave

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a local government official, Ojo Ayodele, to life imprisonment for turning a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) to sex slave.  Ayodele abducted the minor in Ijero-Ekiti and spirited her to a secret location in the town where he subjected her to continuous sexual assault for 21 days.

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My Pastor Forced Me To Marry Wrong Man, Woman Tells Court

A civil servant, Victoria Igbo, on Monday told a Nyanya Customary Court, Abuja, that her pastor hurried her into marring the wrong man. Victoria, who filed a petition seeking dissolution of marriage her, said that her pastor did not give her enough time to make up her mind before marriage. “My husband proposed to marry me the same time he ...

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