Barber in court for allegedly inflicting machete cuts on woman

A 20-year-old barber, Nejo Oluwajuwonlo, on Friday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Okitipupa, Ondo State for allegedly inflicting serious machete cuts on woman. The police charged Oluwajuwonla, whose address was not given, with assault The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec.30, 2019 around
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Policeman begs court not to grant wife’s divorce petition

A policeman, Jackson Ekanem, on Friday begged a Customary Court in Nyanya, not to grant his wife, Tina’s request to dissolve their marriage. “I can not waste money to marry a wife and then she wants to leave me. No way. I cannot allow that. “Moreover, she has already delivered five children for me. I
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Court remands farmer for allegedly killing vigilante commander

A Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a farmer, Fidelis Ogah, 26, who allegedly killed a vigilante commander, be remanded in a correction facility, pending legal advice. The police charged Ogah, who lives in Akwete Akpa village in Oturkpo L.G.A Benue with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide. Magistrate Joy Ayia, did not take the plea
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Court remands alleged Mpape bank robbers

An FCT High Court in Wuse on Friday ordered that the five men charged in connection with the foiled Mpape bank robbery at a First Bank branch in Mpape, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending bail application. The police charged Ehizo Larry, Princewill Obinna, Elijah David, Timothy Joe and Ernest Ewin with five counts
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Man, 59, docked for peddling 22kg Cannabis

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand in a correctional centre of a 59-year-old man, Michael Ocho, arraigned for drug trafficking. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) charged the defendant before Justice Saliu Saidu on two-count of trafficking 22.4kg of Cannabis alias Hemp. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the
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Two men in court for allegedly loitering around banks in Badagry

The police on Friday arraigned two men in a Magistrates’ Court in Badagry, Lagos for allegedly loitering around some banks. The police charged Onukwuru Isiguzo, 51; and Babatunde Adebayo, 53 with wandering and breach of public peace. They, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charge. The prosecution counsel, ASP Ayodele Adeosun, told the court
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Abuja Failed Robbery: Court Remands Suspects, Adjourns Till March 13

    A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the remand of five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja. Justice Ajoke Adepoju ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre following their arraignment on Friday. The suspects were arraigned by the … Continue reading Abuja Failed Robbery: Court Remands Suspects, Adjourns Till March 13

Commercial driver sentenced to death by hanging for killing carpenter over N3000 debt

By Onozure Dania – Lagos A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a 47-year-old commercial driver Akeem Raimi, popularly known as an old soldier, to death by hanging, for killing a carpenter over refusal to refund N3000. Justice Modupe Nicole-clay handed down the verdict, after finding him guilty of the offence of murder.
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Court remands Petro Union directors over alleged £2.6bn fraud

By Onozure Dania A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Thursday, remanded four Directors of Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged £2. 550 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Liman ordered that they should be remanded at the EFCC’s custody after their plea was
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Court remands caterer for punching baker to death

A High Court in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday ordered that a 28-year-old caterer, Imoleayo Robinson, who allegedly punched a baker to death during a fight, be remanded in a correctional centre. Justice Josephine Oyefeso, gave the order after Robinson pleaded not guilty to  involuntary manslaughter. Justice Oyefeso adjourned the case untill March 12 for trial.
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Court discharge acquits medical doctor accused of attempted murder 

Lawal Sherifat

By Onozure Dania – Lagos  A Lagos High court sitting in Igbosere, on Thursday, discharged and acquitted a medical doctor, of Excel Medical Centre Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, Dr (Mrs) Ifeayinwa Grace Orji, who was standing trial alongside her husband Dr. Ejike Ferdinand Orji, over the alleged attempted murder of a 17-year-old patient. Justice Adedayo
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Man allegedly beats wife to death for disobeying him

A Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta on Wednesday ordered that a 37-year-old man, Mutiu Sonola, who allegedly beat his wife to death for disobeying him, be remanded in a custodial centre, pending legal advice. Magistrate Olakunleyin Oke, who did not take the plea of Sonola, ordered the police to return the case file to the Ogun
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Court remands ex-policeman for shooting friend to death

A High Court in Plateau on Wednesday ordered that a former Police Sergeant, James Moses, 33, who allegedly shot his friend to death, be remanded in correctional centre. The Judge, Nafisa Musa, gave the order, following a prayer by the prosecution counsel, S.O. Emmanuel, to remand Moses as the offence he allegedly committed was not
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Two security guards allegedly steal music equipment from church

Two security guards on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos for allegedly stealing music equipment from the Victorious Praying Women Ministry, worth N720, 000. The police charged Adeola Oyeyemi, 35 and Okechukwu Eze, 32,  with conspiracy and theft. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah,
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Court orders arrest of Adamawa lawmaker for contempt

Hamed Shobiye

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa, on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the lawmaker representing Song constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Simon Isa, over his failure to appear before the court. The Magistrate, Mr. Daniel John, gave the order on following the refusal of the lawmaker to appear before the court
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Court orders arrest of Adamawa lawmaker for contempt

David O Royal

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yola has ordered the arrest of Mr Simon Isa, the lawmaker representing Song constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, over failure to appear before the court. The Magistrate, Mr Daniel John, gave the order on Wednesday, following the refusal of the lawmaker to appear before the court over
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Court remands herdsman for destroying N3m worth of farm produce

David O Royal

By Shina Abubakar A 40-year-old man, Umar Mohamodu was on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly damaging five acres of farmland. The farmland was said to have maize and cassava worth N3 million planted on it. The charge sheet states that “You Umar maliciously damaged five acres of land planted
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Court remands herdsman for destroying N3m worth of farm produce

David O Royal

By Shina Abubakar A 40-year-old man, Umar Mohamodu was on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly damaging five acres of farmland. The farmland was said to have maize and cassava worth N3 million planted on it. The charge sheet states that “You Umar maliciously damaged five acres of land planted
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Court remands man, friend for allegedly defiling his 2 daughters

A Magistrates’ Court in Gombe on Wednesday ordered that a man, Haruna Musa, who allegedly assisted his friend to defile his two daughters,  aged seven and nine be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre in Gombe. The police charged Musa,46, and Yakubu Abubakar,43, with defilement. Chief Magistrate Babayo Usamatu,  who gave the order, adjourned
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Oyo LG crisis suit: Court fixes Feb 21 for out-of-court settlement, hearing

The Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday fixed Feb, 21, for a report on the out-of-court settlement or hearing in a suit instituted by the Oyo State Government against the sacked 33 Local Government Chairmen and 35 LCDA in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Oyo State government instituted
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2 unemployed docked for allegedly stealing from patients at clinic

Lawal Sherifat

Two unemployed men who allegedly stole a mobile phone and N5,000 cash belonging to patients at a clinic were on Wednesday charged before an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court. The defendants, Shola David, 26; and Emmanuel Enahoro, 22; who both live in Ajegunle area of Lagos, are being tried for conspiracy and stealing. The Prosecutor, Insp. Gbenga
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Two docked for allegedly stealing from patients at clinic

Two unemployed men who allegedly stole a mobile phone and N5,000 cash belonging to patients at a clinic were on Wednesday charged before an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court. The defendants, Shola David, 26; and Emmanuel Enahoro, 22; who both live in Ajegunle area of Lagos, are being tried for conspiracy and stealing. The Prosecutor, Insp. Gbenga
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Man in court for posing as respondent in divorce petition

Lawal Sherifat

A 38-year-old, Olaniyi Oni, who allegedly posed as the husband of a petitioner in a divorce case, on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for impersonation. Oni, whose address was not provided, is charged with impersonation. The prosecution counsel, Insp. Abdulkareem Mustapha told the court that the defendant committed the offense on
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