We never granted Uzodimma powers to detain anybody at his pleasure – Imo Lawmakers

Members of the Imo State House of Assembly have said that the controversial section 484 of administration of the Criminal Justice Law of the which has granted the Governor to detain anybody at his pleasure never passed through the state Assembly. This is even as the main sponsor...

Absence of Evans’ lawyer, prosecution witness stalls Evans’ others murder trials

The trials of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chuckwudimeme Onwuamadike( aka Evans ), and others yesterday stalled at the Special Offences section of Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja due to the absence of his lawyer and a prosecution witness. The two trials running side by side...

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

With the defendant’s plea of not guilty, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date and also urged the court to remand them in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services, till the determination of the charges against them. However, lawyers to the defendants,...

Female accountant, 28, docked over alleged stealing of N5.5m

A 28-year-old female accountant, Adenike Soniregun, was yesterday arraigned by the Police before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over alleged stealing of N5, 524,879 from her employer, G.G.S Nigeria Limited.She is charged with a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing...

2 men docked, remanded over alleged rape, defilement of 18, 5-year-old girls

Isaac Akin, 48, and Folarin Rafiu, 40, were yesterday docked before Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court over alleged rape of an 18-year-old girl and sexual assault of a five-year-old girl, respectively. The police charged Akin, who resides at Alapere, Ketu, Lagos, with rape while...

Arotile: Court frees two occupants of killer vehicle

The Kaduna State Magistrate Court 1 on Thursday freed two out of the three occupants of Kia Sorento vehicle that killed celebrated first female combat chopper, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile at NAF base Kaduna. But, driver of the vehicle, Nehemiah Adejor, who sent the Officer to...

‘981 sex offenders await trial in Lagos’ – DPP

…judgement delivered in 122 The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), yesterday said there are 981 inmates awaiting trial for sexual offences at the Correctional Centres in Lagos, and 586 of these inmates (60 percent) are in custody for cases of defilement. The Director of...

Court sentences singer to death for blasphemy

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano on Monday, sentenced a 30-year-old man, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging after his conviction for blasphemy.The convict, who resides at Sharifai Quarters of Kano Municipal, was dragged before the court by the Police on a count charge...

Court jails man to 53 years for N17.1m fraud

Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos ,has sentenced a serial fraudster, Aliyu Zakari, to 53 years imprisonment for N17.1million fraud. The convict was prosecuted by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on...

Iyaseship crisis: Delta Chief arraigned for alleged impersonation

The contention over the Iyase title of the Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has taken another legal dimension with the arraignment of a business tycoon, Collins Afuwa before the state High Court sitting in Asaba. In suit number A/206c/2019...