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Alleged N1.4b Fraud: Court Fixes Date For Paul Usoro’s ‘No-Case Submission’

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has reserved its ruling in the ‘no-case submission’ filed by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Paul Usoro SAN. Justice Rilwan Aikawa fixed June 10 for ruling after hearing the arguments of both counsels for the prosecution and defendant. At the proceedings on … Continue reading Alleged N1.4b Fraud: Court Fixes Date For Paul Usoro’s ‘No-Case Submission’ Read Full Story

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Court remands 2 friends for alleged murder, arson

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court in Ibadan on Friday ordered that two friends be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged murder and arson. The police charged Agboola Oladapo, 32, and Ajagbe Seun, 29, with conspiracy, murder and arson. Magistrate O.A. Enilolobo who did not take the plea of Oladapo and Seun, ordered that the
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Court remands man for allegedly beating up pregnant neighbour

A Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered that a 40-year-old man, Danjuma Ado, who allegedly beat up a pregnant woman, be remanded in a correctional centre. The police charged Ado, who resides in Army Estate Kubwa, Abuja, with assault and causing hurt. The Judge, Gambo Garba who gave the order, adjourned the case
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Court dissolves 26-year-old marriage over ‘voodoo’

A Customary Court sitting in Mapo in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 26-year-old marriage between a Lagos State-based businesswoman, Kemi Oyeniyi and her husband, Olusola, over ”voodoo” suspicion. Oyeniyi who rejected any peace effort at resolving the matter pointed out that her husband would have killed her, was it not for her faith. Delivering judgment,
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Court remands poly dropout for allegedly presenting self as lawyer

By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo One Adebowale Babatunde, 41, was on Friday remanded in Ilesha Correctional Center for allegedly presenting himself as a lawyer before an Osun State Magistrate Court 6 in Osogbo. Babatunde (defendant) was arraigned on two-counts bordering on false pretence and unlawfully possession of Call-to-the-Bar certificates before Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara of Osogbo
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YOU NO GO KILL UNA SELF!! Court Dissolves 26-Year-Old Marriage Over ‘Voodoo’

A Customary Court sitting in Mapo in Ibadan, on Friday, dissolved a 26-year-old marriage between a Lagos State-based businesswoman, Kemi Oyeniyi, and her husband, Olusola, over “voodoo” suspicion. Ms Oyeniyi, who...

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Federal High Court Shortlists 34 For Appointment As Judges

  The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice John Tsoho has shortlisted 34 lawyers from five states from which six will be selected for appointment as judges. The states are: Niger, 10 applicants: Kano, six applicants; Katsina, six applicants; Yobe, six applicants; and Osun, six applicants. Justice Tsoho disclosed this in a March … Continue reading Federal High Court Shortlists 34 For Appointment As Judges Read Full Story

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Court Affirms Sentence Of Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye

  A five-man panel of the Supreme Court has affirmed the ten-year jail term sentence slammed on a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye who is serving a ten-year jail term for criminal breach of trust. In a lead judgment read by Justice Helen Ogunwumiju on behalf of the Justice Mary Odili panel, … Continue reading Court Affirms Sentence Of Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye Read Full Story

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Maina’s Trial: Court Fixes March 17 For Falana, Malami, Others To Testify

  A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 17 and 18 for a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana; the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, and nine others to appear before the court. The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, fixed the dates on Thursday for the persons to testify in … Continue reading Maina’s Trial: Court Fixes March 17 For Falana, Malami, Others To Testify Read Full Story

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Maina’s Trial: Court Fixes March 17 For Falana, Malami, Others To Testify

  A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 17 and 18 for a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana; the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, and nine others to appear before the court. The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, fixed the dates on Thursday for the persons to testify in … Continue reading Maina’s Trial: Court Fixes March 17 For Falana, Malami, Others To Testify Read Full Story

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My husband is lazy, doesn’t support me, my 10 children – Woman tells court

A housewife, Binta Bello, on Thursday dragged her husband, Garba, before a Sharia Court sitting in Dorayi, Kano, seeking divorce on grounds that he was lazy and does not support her or her 10 children. “I have been married to Garba for nine years and we have 10 children. “My lord my husband is very
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Man in court for alleged N925,000 cocoa beans fraud

A 45-year-old man, Akinremi Idowu, on Thursday appeared in Magistrates’ Court in Modakeke, Osun for alleged N925,000 cocoa beans fraud. The police charged Idowu, whose address was not given,  with fraud and theft. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Onah Glory, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime between 2019 and 2020 in Alapata
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Alleged Money Laundering: AGF, Magu, Others Fail To Testify In Maina’s Trial

  The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and Ibrahim Magu, a former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have failed to appear before a Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of the trial of Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina, the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform … Continue reading Alleged Money Laundering: AGF, Magu, Others Fail To Testify In Maina’s Trial Read Full Story

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EFCC Chairman Testifies In ₦1.4bn Oil Subsidy Trial

  The trial of Abubakar Ali Peters and his company, Nadabo Energy Limited, for an alleged ₦1.4bn fraud before Justice Christopher Balogun of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja continued on Wednesday with Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) making history as the first chairman of the Commission … Continue reading EFCC Chairman Testifies In ₦1.4bn Oil Subsidy Trial Read Full Story

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Court discharges journalists of cyber-stalking crimes

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, on Wednesday discharged Saint Mienapo, Chief Executive Officer, NAIJA LIVE TV, of cyber-stalking charge filed by the Department of State Services (DSS). Delivering a ruling, Justice Abimbola Awogboro, discharged Mienapo, after the Prosecution Counsel, Victor Uchendu made an application to withdraw the charge. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
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Court dissolves 8-year-old marriage on grounds of wife’s ill temper

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Wednesday, dissolved an eight-year-old marriage between Kasim Jibril and his wife, Aisha Musa, on grounds of her hot temper. Jibril in his petition prayed the court to dissolve his marriage on grounds that Musa fights him constantly. Delivering judgment, the Presiding judge, Muhammad Adamu ordered the
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Court Jails Ex-Dangote Manager, Two Others For $32,000 Insurance Fraud

  The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced a former General Manager of Dangote Industries Limited, Raymond Akanolu, and two others for $32,000 insurance fraud. Also convicted by the court presided over by Justice S.S. Ogunsanya were Mojisola Aladejobi and Balogun Alaba. A statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes … Continue reading Court Jails Ex-Dangote Manager, Two Others For $32,000 Insurance Fraud Read Full Story

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EFCC Arrests 25 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

  The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 25 suspects for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud. EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He listed the suspects to include Ibrahim Olatunji, Kelechi David, Olutayo Oluwapelumi, Abiola Gideon, Adesuyi Adeyika, … Continue reading EFCC Arrests 25 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos Read Full Story

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AITEO vs Shell: Court Refuses To Unfreeze SPDC’s Bank Accounts

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has refused to discharge an interim order it granted, freezing the bank accounts of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and that of its subsidiaries. In her ruling on the case on Tuesday, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo summoned the secretaries and chief financial officers of two banks … Continue reading AITEO vs Shell: Court Refuses To Unfreeze SPDC’s Bank Accounts Read Full Story

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I was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, witness tells court

Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness, on Tuesday, said he was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), in the ongoing money laundering charge against him. Ihuoma told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, during the continuation of his cross-examination by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission
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Man 22, parents docked over alleged conspiracy to rape 6-year-old girl

By Onozure Dania A 22-year-old man, Ebuka Nwobodo and his parents were Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Ebute- Metta, over alleged conspiracy to rape a six-year-old girl. The defendant and his parents Juliet Nwobodo 45 and Boniface Nwobodo 57, are facing a two-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and defilement, preferred against
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2 men, woman in court for allegedly fighting in public

The police on Tuesday arraigned two men and a woman in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly fighting in public. The police charged Hamisu Mohammed,28, Naziru Suleiman,27 and  Lovely Akinbiboye,42, with disturbing the peace. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution counsel, Mr Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the defendants committed
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