Court remands man for ‘killing’ neighbor

April 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Ikeja High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the remand of a suspect, Adebayo Ahmed, in prison for allegedly stabbing his neighbour, Samuel Owawu, to death during a fight. The judge, Bisi Akinlade, remanded Ahmed, an alleged member of the Aiye cult group in Ikoyi Prison, and adjourned the case till May 30 for hearing. The prosecutor, Monisola Oshibogun, said Read More

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Kogi court remands 2 farmers for ‘killing fisherman’

April 18, 2018 Oyinbo salihu. Lokoja 0

A Chief Magistrate court sitting in Lokoja yesterday remanded two farmers, Innocent German and Benjamin Echekwe in prison custody for alleged conspiracy and killing a fisherman, Peter Akwayi, with a dane gun. Chief Magistrate Levi Animoku, issued the remand order in his ruling on arraignment of the accused, saying the duo were charged with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary Read More

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Fear grips Paul Emeka as police enforces S/Court judgement

April 18, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Palpable fears have enveloped the camp of embattled General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Rev. Paul Emeka, as police last Friday invaded his residence to recover a vehicle belonging to Evangel University. Following the police invasion, priests and some members of the church loyal to the factional leader yesterday expressed fears about the security of Rev Emeka as the police Read More

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…Another for car ‘snatching’ in Ogun

April 17, 2018 Peter Moses. Abeokuta 0

  The Police in Ogun state have arraigned one Fadayini Ayodeji before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court, Isabo, for allegedly robbing one Mrs Rukayat Sowole of her car, using a toy gun and a knife. The Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused, who is facing a two-count charge of robbery and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons, committed Read More

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Man in court for ‘theft’

April 17, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

  A 32-year-old man, Mathew Stephen, has been dragged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing six bales of clothes valued at N210,000. Stephen, who is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing, however, pleaded not guilty to the charged and was granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi, in the sum of N50,000 Read More

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Getting justice for sexual assault victims

April 16, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

Against the backdrop of rising cases of raping minors and women in the society, a bill was initiated in 2013 by Senator Chris Anyanwu to fight unlawful sexual offences and it was passed into law. However, almost five years after, statistics continue to reel out more rape victims in the country. KEHINDE OSASONA looks at the encumbrances in the way Read More

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Court restrains parties on disputed National Eye Centre land

April 16, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna 0

The High Court of Justice, sitting in Kaduna, has issued an interlocutory injunction restraining all parties from further raising building, structures temporarily or permanently, mortgaging, renting or selling the disputed land located at National Eye Centre pending the ruling of the substantive matter before the court. In his ruling, Justice D. S. Wyom, who sat at Court 5 of the Read More

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Alleged N16bn fraud: Ex-IGP Ehindero has case to answer, says ICPC

April 16, 2018 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has said that it is set to resume prosecution of former Inspector-General of Police Sunday Ehindero, for alleged N16 billion fraud. A spokesperson of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja over the weekend. Mrs. Okoduwa said the case against Ehindero, who was the IGP between Read More

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N650m fraud: Akinjide, others disown confessional statements

April 10, 2018 Jerry Uwah. Lagos 0

A former minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide, standing trial over alleged fraud of N650 million, has disowned the statements she allegedly made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2016. Her lawyer, Mr. Olusegun Williams, told a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday that the statements were made under duress. Contending that Read More

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Man docked for ‘organising’ Indian hemp party

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 29-year- old man, Saheed Ayanwuyi before a magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, for allegedly organising Indian hemp party. Saheed was arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on causing terror, felony, murder and disturbing the peace of the environment. The prosecutor, Inspector Jafani Muslim told the court that the accused committed the offence Read More

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Two dragged to court over house-breaking

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Osun State Police Commend has charged Abioye Saheed, 24 and Apantaku Kayode, 29, to an Osogbo Magistrate Court over alleged housebreaking and stealing. The charge sheet reads that the accused persons on 13th day of March, 2018 at 12, Adedapo Oyinlola street, Eleyele estate, Osogbo, did conspire together to commit housebreaking and stealing which is an offence contrary to Read More

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Lokoja court adjourns Elukpo forgery trial to April 14

April 5, 2018 Oyibo Salihu . Lokoja 0

  A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja in a case of forgery allegation preferred against a Lokoja-based legal practitioner, Mr Julius Elukpo, has been adjourned till April 11. While adjourning the case yesterday, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr Seidu Hussein, said it was to allow for the authentication of documents in Abuja by the counsel to the Kogi state Read More

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Katsina gets 3 new Sharia judges

April 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has said that he would continue to bring into his government people with the courage to caution him when he “goes wrong.” He made the remarks while swearing-in a new Special Adviser, Malam Bashir Ruwangodiya, and three Sharia Court Judges yesterday in Katsina. The judges sworn-in were Saidu Usman, Muhammad Lawal and Mustapha Sani. Read More

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Lokoja court warns Elukpo to abide by bail conditions

March 30, 2018 Oyibo Salihu . Lokoja 0

  A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court yesterday warned a lawyer, Mr Julius Elukpo, to abide by his bail conditions or face the full wrath of the law. The Chief Magistrate, Seidu Hussein, who presided over the case gave the warning in Lokoja while reacting to a submission made by the counsel to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Theophilus Oteme, Read More

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Teacher remanded for ‘raping’ 7-year-old pupil

March 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Kasuwan Mama Upper Area court yesterday ordered that a teacher, Moses Danladi, 23, be remanded in prisonThe accused, however, for allegedly raping a seven-year-old pupil. Magistrate H. Lawal geve the order after Mr. Danladi of Kisaghyip Federal Low Cost, Bassa local government area of Plateau state was arraigned on a one count charge of act of gross indecency. pleaded Read More

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Libel: Court admits ‘controversial’ statement as exhibit

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti yesterday admitted a ‘controversial’ statement allegedly made by an accused person, Ayan Olubunmi, in police custody as exhibit, in spite of opposition. The admissibility of the statement allegedly signed by the accusedperson while in police custody had become very contentious because of the accusation by the accused person that the Read More

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Pregnant wife seeks divorce over sex

March 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A pregnant woman, Lauratu Abdullahi, 30, has asked a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari in Kaduna state to dissolve her marriage because her husband had not been performing his sexual duties to her. Mrs. Abdullahi also told the court that her husband, Yahya Tanko, was always assaulting her and was also not providing for her. The mother of five told Read More

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Court rejects Allied Energy/Camac’s application to recover seized OYO crude oil

March 26, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

An High Court sitting in Lagos has rejected the application by the Allied Energy Plc and Camac International (Nig) Ltd seeking a Mandatory Injunction against the Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) to stop the execution of an order stopping the seizure of oil assets under the court process initiated by NAE at the Federal High Court Lagos and Port Harcourt. Read More

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Election sequence: Of constitutionality, INEC independence and legal option

March 26, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

The crux of the matter is 2019. And the raging battle over election sequence between the National Assembly on the one hand, and the Executive and the judicial arms of government on the other, is far from ceasing. The question is; who is the intruder? KEHINDE OSASONA asks? Background In rejecting the proposed amendments to Nigeria’s Electoral Act, President Muhammadu Read More

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CP, women lawyers counsel against jungle justice

As part of efforts to promote the administration of criminal justice in the country, Ekiti state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abdullahi Chafe and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) have counseled against jungle justice on suspects of crime. The police boss and FIDA’s chairperson in Ekiti, Mrs Adefunke Anoma, lamented the increasing wave of jungle justice in Nigeria, describing the Read More

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Ondo gov: Akeredolu loses at S’Court

March 23, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for lack of merit. Akeredolu had, by the appeal, challenged a July 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means, court documents in relation Read More

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Election sequence: Court throws out joinder’s application

March 21, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday, threw out an application by Action Peoples Party in which it sought to join the election sequence suit instituted by Accord Party in respect of the 2019 election sequence. Action Peoples Party had through its lawyer, Mr. Kingdom Okere, argued that its interest would be affected by the outcome of Read More

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Create pension boards for judiciary, JUSUN tells FG, states

March 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), has called on both the federal and state governments to urgently create a pension board to handle issues relating to pension for judiciary staff. President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha in an interview in Abuja, said retired judicial staff were going through untold hardship as a result of difficulties accessing their pension. He Read More

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NLC fracas: Is industrial court’s injunction enough to broker truce?

March 20, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

After the controversial 2015 election of the Nigerian Labour Congress, preserving the unity and coherence of the labour movement by stakeholders, has been somewhat herculean. In this piece, KEHINDE OSASONA looks at the protracted face-off against the backdrop of the National Industrial Court’s injunction. Background The National Industrial Court of Nigeria was created by an establishment Act as specialised tribunal, Read More

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