Court discharges thief after complainant's forgiveness
A complainant, Ibrahim Abdullahi of Karu, Abuja on Friday showed mercy to one Ibrahim Abdullahi, who had stolen his Nokia phone valued at N22,500 when the case came up before a Grade 1 Area Court in Karu. The Police Prosecutor, Mr Silas Nanpan, told the court that the complainant who was present in court had…
Wife seeks divorce over alleged forced marriage
A housewife, Jecinta Eyisi, 28, on Thursday pleaded with an Ojo Customary Court to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage to her husband, Ebele, because her mother compelled her into the marriage. Jecinta told the court that she could no longer bear the marriage to Ebele, a trader, who was more than 20 years older than her.…
I sold his car to save my son’s life, convict tells court
A convict, Ahmed Abubakar of no fixed address, has confessed to criminally selling another man’s car in order to save his son’s life. Abubakar, a driver, confessed to the charges of criminal breach of trust, forgery and misappropriation preferred against him by a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja. He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment…
Police arraign driver for causing obstruction on highway
The police on Wednesday arraigned a 36- year-old driver, Jimoh Abraham, in a Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly causing traffic obstruction along Gwarimpa-Banex Road in the FCT.
27-year-old man docked for allegedly stabbing motorcyclist to death with scissors
A 27-year-old, Shehu Sanni, who was charged with stabbing a commercial motorcyclist to death with a pair of scissors, was on Wednesday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos.
Student, farmers in court for abduction
A student and three farmers were on Tuesday arraigned before a Grade 1 Area Court, Lugbe, Abuja for abducting Dorcas Adeyemi, a 14-year-old female student. The accused persons, Awal Suleman,18, Buhari Nasiru, 18, Ali Habiba, 18, and Habiba Aliyu, all of Lugbe zone 9 Airport Road, Abuja, were arraigned for abduction. Prosecutor Paul Anigbo told…
2 men docked for allegedly stealing cell phone
Two men arrested for allegedly stealing a cell phone valued at N40,000 were on Tuesday arraigned in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused, Sheriff Sodiq, 22, and Damilola Oladeinde, 20, were charged with conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Inedu, told the court that the duo conspired to commit the act on July…
Two suspected cult members remanded in Prison
A LAGOS Chief Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Yaba, has ordered the remand of two suspected cultist in prisons custody. The alleged cultists are: Alamu Olaigbe, 29, and Sheriff Oshilaja, 27 respectively.
Aeroland raises alarm over alleged theft of vital documents
THE Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos West in the 2015 general elections, Segun Adewale popularly known as Aeroland has raised the alarm over alleged sudden disappearance of some vital documents which he tendered in support of his petition against the victory of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Court to rule on homeowners application against CMB on Oct. 19
JUSTICE Abisoye Bashua of a Lagos High Court sitting in Epe will on October 19, 2015 rule on an interlocutory application filed by Homeowners within the Pearl Garden Estate situated at Sangotedo Village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state against a property developer, Oyetubo Jokotade Estate Resource Limited.
Bane of Nigeria’s oil sector
There is the need to implement the report of the Oil and Gas Industry Committee (OGIC) on new institutional structures for the sector. This has culminated in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) whichwas passed by only the House of Representatives of the 7th National Assembly without a concurrent passage by the Senate.