8 ‘cultists’ remanded for robbery

February 20, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

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 Samson, 24. The Magistrate, Mrs Read More

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Civil servant in court over N14m job ‘scam’

February 20, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

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 Hospital, Dr Jojo Onwukwe, is Read More

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Driver docked for ‘defiling’ neighbour’s daughter

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 five-year-old, went to Emeka’s room Read More

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

February 19, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

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 Nigeria are not equipped with Read More

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

February 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  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 High Court, Abuja, arrested and Read More

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Court releases 475 B/Haram suspects for rehabilitation

February 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 detained at Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Read More

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Biafra: Kanu’s trial resumes tomorrow

February 19, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

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 that Justice Nyako had in Read More

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18 years after: Supreme Court reinstates sacked Unilorin lecturer

February 18, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

  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 five-man panel, led by Justice Read More

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Court adjourns Dasuki trial till March 22

February 16, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

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 on March 2. Dasuki is Read More

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Student burglar steals N680, 000 goods

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 Mushin, Lagos, The prosecutor, Insp. Read More

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Court convicts electricity agency boss, 5 others for diverting N6b

February 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 neglect of the Public Procurement Read More

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Court remands 2 persons over alleged armed robbery

February 13, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded two persons in Ilesa Prison over alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. The defendants, Bayo Ajisafe, 27, and Wale Makinde, 29, are facing a three-count charge bothering on robbery and conspiracy, but their pleas were not taken as they had no legal representation. The Prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye, had told Read More

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Trader docked for absconding with goods worth N685,000

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Lagos-based trader, Joseph Orji, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining 16,485 cartons of Dettol disinfectant worth N685,000 by false pretences. Orji, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretences and stealing. Police Prosecutor Innocent Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the offences in October 2017 at 17, Railway Line, Agege. Read More

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Court remands 2 persons over ‘robbery’

February 13, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded two persons in Ilesa Prison over alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. The defendants, Bayo Ajisafe, 27, and Wale Makinde, 29, are facing a three-count charge bothering on robbery and conspiracy. Their pleas were not taken as they had no legal representation when their case was called. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Read More

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Woman bags 6-months for fraud

February 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Folashade Olukemi Adeleke on 2-counts of stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. A press statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday in Abuja, said Adeleke was sentenced to six months Read More

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Man docked for theft, impersonation

February 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, arraigned one Zeheed Ibrahim in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja for alleged theft and for posing as a pastor. Ibrahim was docked on charges of criminal conspiracy, theft, impersonation and being in possession of property, suspected to be stolen. He pleaded not guilty to the allegations. The prosecutor, Read More

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Osun court remands 3 for robbery, possession of charms

February 13, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo Osun state Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday, remanded three persons in Ilesa prison custody for alleged armed robbery. The accused persons, Bayo Ajisafe, 27, Wale Makinde, 29, and Olatoke Taiwo, 32, are facing a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy, theft, unlawful possession of fire arms, armed robbery and attempt killing. The Prosecutor, Mr. Joshua Oladoye, Read More

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Sacked LG boss, APC, NSIEC face contempt charge in Niger

February 12, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Minna The sacked Chairman of Tafa local government area of Niger state, Honourable Ado Abubakar and the been charged for contempt of court over failure to obey the ruling of a Minna High Court that ordered him to stop parading himself as the winner of the All Progressives Congress(APC) primaries that brought him to office in 2015. The court, presided Read More

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Buhari okays sack, retirement of Justices Tokode, Ademola

February 10, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the sack from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that the president Read More

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‘Killer wife Sanda’ loses fresh bail application

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jabi, yesterday struck out a fresh bail application fi led by Maryam Sanda, who is being prosecuted for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death at their Maitama residence in Abuja. She was accused of causing the death of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, who was said to be the son Read More

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Saraki closes defence on 3-count charge

February 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Meanwhile, Senate President Saraki, yesterday opened and closed his defence on a three- count charge instituted against him by the federal government. The trial resumed following the December 12, 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which restored three out of the entire 18 counts earlier dismissed by the CCT. After about five-hour proceedings, the CCT Chair, Mr.  Read More

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Court remands 3 for gang-raping minor

February 7, 2018 By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti 0

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered the remand of the three men in prison custody, for allegedly gang-raping a fourteen-year-old girl. The trio, Samuel Farotimi (27), Sunday Ajimoko (40) and Sunday Ilugbo (30), were accused of allegedly taking turns to sexually assault the girl (name withheld). The accused, whose addresses were not given, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy Read More

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Court remands man, 36, over rape of 5-year-old

February 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja A 36-year-old labourer, Aliyu Lawal, has been remanded in prison custody on the orders of the Lokoja Chief Magistrate’s court over alleged rape of his neighbour’s five-year-old niece. Lawal was alleged to have lured the little girl into his room toperpetrate the heinous act, contrary to section 283 of the Penal Code Law. According to the Read More

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Court dissolves 6-year-old marriage over adultery, lesbianism

February 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday, dissolved the six-year-old marriage between Godwin Ometu and his wife Joyce, on grounds of lesbianism and adultery. Justice Jude Okeke ordered for the dissolution of the marriage, as Ometu had proved the allegations he leveled against his wife. Okeke said the court was satisfied with the evidence of the petitioner which the respondent Read More

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Court orders final forfeiture of £578,080 to FG

February 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of £578,080.00 to the federal government of Nigeria. The forfeited sum was discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the account of a maritime firm, ZAL Marine Limited domiciled in Diamond Bank. EFCC told Justice Saliu Saidu that a Read More

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