A 25-year-old accountant, Peace Uzoma, who allegedly converted a customer’s N240,000 to her personal use, on Wednesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. Uzoma, a resident of No. 7, Tosson St., Off Karonwi, Ijesha, Surulere, is facing a count charge of  stealing. She, however, pleaded not guilty. The...
A Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Ojo Adebayo, at the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre over alleged defilement of a nine-year-old girl. Prosecuting Insp Elijah Adejare had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 8 at Ilogbo-Ekiti. Adejare told the court that the...
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of a 45-year-old man, Deji Fatuase, at the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, over alleged N2.1million cocoa fraud. Prosecuting Sgt. Alice Ojo had earlier told the court that Fatuase collected N2.1 million from one Mr. Abaekere Oluwole, under false pretext that...
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, ordered a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode to pay a fine of N200,000 for being absent from court for his re-arraignment, on the excuse of having a bed rest. The court had asked counsel to Fani-Kayode, Mr. F. Ajudua to choose...
The Ebonyi Government is completely  committed to the autonomy of the judiciary, Gov. Dave Umahi has said. Umahi made this known at an event to usher in the 2021 to 2022 Legal Year with theme: ‘The Judiciary and Journey to Independence’ held at the Ebonyi Court Complex. “We have signed into...
A Kano State High Court on Tuesday, sentenced a man, Aminu Inuwa, to death by hanging for killing his wife Safara’u Mamman. Inuwa, whose age was not provided by the court, lives at Gwazaye Quarters Dorayi Babba Kano. Justice Usman Na’abba held that the prosecution has proven its case beyond reasonable...
A Federal High Court in Ibadan has sentenced a man, Segun Soneye to one year in prison over impersonation and internet fraud. Delivering judgment, Justice Uche Agomoh said that Sonye was convicted and sentenced based on the evidence before the court. Agomoh said the court also considered the plead bargain agreement...
A High Court in Jos on Tuesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Atagan Danladi, who allegedly beheaded his brother after accusing him of killing their father through witchcraft, be remanded in a correctional centre. The police charged Danladi, who resides in Bomo village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau...
The National Industrial Court, on Tuesday ordered the immediate reinstatement of 217 staff of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori and ordered the payment of their salaries from when they were employed till date. Justice Polycarp Hamman in addition declared them as bonafide members of the institution by validating the recruitment...
 An Investigating  Police Officer (IPO), DSP, Offiong Nsa, told an FCT High Court, Kubwa that Yusuf Yahaya sent naked pictures and pornographic videos to his 16-year-old niece. The police charged Yahaya with a nine-counts bordering on rape. Nsa of Force Headquarters, Abuja, made the allegation while being led in a trial...
 A Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday fixed Nov. 22 for hearing two separate suits filed by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others from probing him and seize his assets. Justice Anwuli Chikere fixed the date after Saraki’s counsel, Kehinde Ogunwumiju,...
The National Industrial Court, on Monday restrained the Corporate Affairs Commission ( CAC), from interfering with the activities of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical, and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) . The President of the Court, Justice Benedict Kanyip while delivering judgment also awarded N1 million in favour...
 Some indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja to make an order, nullifying Section 297(2) from the 1999 Constitution (as amended). They also sought, among others, a payment of N1 billion damages over alleged unlawful takeover of their land by the Armed Force. The...
 A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday granted permission to former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to travel for medical checkup in the United Arab Emirate (UAE).   Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, granted the prayer after the lawyer to the Economic and Financial...
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) on Thursday called for abolition of  death penalty in Nigeria. LEDAP made the call at a news conference in Lagos which it jointly addressed with the Human Rights Law Center (HURILAWS). The event held to commemorate the 19th World Day Against Death Penalty was...
An Investigating Police Officer, Insp  Juwairat Suleiman, told a Grade I Area Court, Kubwa that Oneh Monday swindled a cooperative member, Ruth Umezurike of N500, 000. The police charged Monday with criminal breach of trust, cheating and misappropriation. Suleiman, who is attached to the Kubwa Police Station, Abujam made the allegation...
A Kaduna Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday jailed a 30-year-old man, Daniel Samson, to eight months imprisonment for shop- breaking and stealing property worth N170, 900. Samson, a resident of Barnawa area of Kaduna metropolis, was convicted on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing. The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, sentenced Samson who...