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N650m fraud: EFCC rejects Akinjide’s out-of-court settlement

Lagos Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rejected the proposed out-of-court settlement filed by a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide, and others, who are standing trial over alleged N650 million fraud. Akinjide, alongside Senator Ayo Adesheun and Mrs. Olanrewaju Otiti, is standing trial before Justice Muslim Sule […]

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Borno justice commissioner urges Bar, Bench cooperation

Maiduguri Borno state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Lawan, has said only mutual cooperation between the Bar and Bench in the state will guarantee accessible justice and rule of law. The Bench and Bar have also been assured of government’s support and assistance to create a conducive working environment for the judiciary to […]

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Man remanded in prison for ‘murder’

Ado Ekiti An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of one Friday Apata, 34, in prison for the alleged murder of a 40-year-old man, Sesan Akinrinmade. Apata on arraignment pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of murder. The Prosecutor, Inspector Olasunkanmi Bamikole, told the court that the accused committed the offence […]

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Court orders man flogged for intimidation

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has ordered that one Safiyanu Abdullahi was given six strokes of the cane for criminal intimidation. Abdullahi who resides at Jabi Garage, Abuja, had earlier pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of criminal intimidation. The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, gave the order after the convict pleaded guilty and begged […]

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2 arraigned for assault, illegal electricity connection

An electrician, Kazeem Tajudeen, 51, and a civil servant, Oluwaseyi Akintunde, 38, have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly reconnecting illegally after being disconnected by an Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC). The defendants, who were charged to court, yesterday, are facing a three-count charge of misdemeanour, assault and breach of peace. The […]

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8 ‘cultists’ remanded for robbery

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded eight men in Ilesa Prisons for allegedly robbing people of their motorcycles, phones and other valuables at gun point. The accused: Ogunosun Timieyin, 18; Adeleke Shina, 21; Olawopo Daramola, 20; Abidoye Semiu, 20; and Nkemko Steven, 23. Others are Olayiwola Gbolahan, 29; Azeez Lawal, 30; and Owonifari […]

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Civil servant in court over N14m job ‘scam’

Enugu A civil servant, Stella Achara, has been arraigned before an Enugu State High Court over alleged N14million job fraud. The accused, who is a staff of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, was yesterday, arraigned before Hon. Justice C. O. Ajah for adavanced fee fraud. Stella, a principal secretary to the Medical Director of the […]

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Driver docked for ‘defiling’ neighbour’s daughter

A 43-year-old, Alex Emeka, man has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter. The Prosecutor, Mr Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused, a commercial driver, committed the offence on February 2, 2018, at the residence of the accused. Ogu said that the girl, a […]

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Quickening justice dispensation: Divergent views greet Onnoghen’s Email Project

Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, recently announced July 16 as deadline for stoppage of manual servicing of court processes and other forms of communications amongst legal practitioners in the country. KEHINDE OSASONA reports the divergent views by a cross section of lawyers on the new Email Project It is worrisome that Judges in […]

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Ademola, Tokode’s sack: Has judiciary cleansing really commenced?

  KEHINDE OSASONA interrogates the recent sack of Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Justice O.O Tokode, both of the Federal High Court, and asks if this is truly the beginning of the reform in the nation’s judiciary In 2016, out of nowhere, the State Security Service, invaded the residences of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal […]

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Court releases 475 B/Haram suspects for rehabilitation

A Federal High Court sitting at Wawa Cantonment, Niger state last Friday, set 475 Boko Haram suspects free, awaiting deployment to their states of origin for proper rehabilitation. Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Comrade Salihu Othman Isah said the suspects were arrested at different states and […]

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Biafra: Kanu’s trial resumes tomorrow

Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja will tomorrow continue proceedings on the treasonable felony charge against the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. The Prosecutor in the case, Mr Shuaib Labaran’s absence, it would be recalled, stalled further hearing of the case last year. This medium recalled […]

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18 years after: Supreme Court reinstates sacked Unilorin lecturer

  Eighteen years after she was sacked by the University of Ilorin Governing Council, the Supreme Court has set aside the 1999 sack of Mrs. Aize Imonokhome Obayan (now a professor) as a lecturer and reader in the Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ilorin. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a […]

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Court adjourns Dasuki trial till March 22

Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the hearing of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) trial till March 22. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the trial, after Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Adeola Adedipe drew the court’s attention to an application dated November 3, 2017, for an adjournment, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court judgment […]

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Student burglar steals N680, 000 goods

A 25-year-old student, who was arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, Ayodeji Ogunrinde, has confessed to breaking into a shop and stealing goods worth N680, 000. When the accused pleaded guilty, the magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu said the accused be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending sentence. The accused is a resident of […]

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Court convicts electricity agency boss, 5 others for diverting N6b

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has found a former director of the Rural Electrification Agency, Samuel Gekpe, and five others guilty of diverting N6 billion contract fund. The accused were brought before the trial court headed by Justice Adebukola Banjoko by the federal government for the offence as well as fraudulent […]