Lagos High Court
Woman sentenced to death for killing neighbour during fight
For being guilty of stabbing her neighbour, namesake and fellow housewife, Mrs. Stella Godwin, to death during an argument, Justice Raliat Adebiyi of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday sentenced Stella Gilbert, a 36-year-old housewife, to death. The judge found her guilty of a one count charge of murder brought against her by…
Court threatens to issue bench warrant against businessman
Justice Josephine Oyefeso of Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has threatened to issue bench warrant against James Amore, a businessman...
Drama as EFCC rearrests Ofili-Ajumogobia for retrial
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday struck out the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the embattled former Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, saying it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
Court admits video of cleric confessing to beheading woman for N4,000
A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has admitted in evidence a video showing an Islamic cleric, Taofeek Adamu, confessing to beheading a member of his mosque for N4,000. Adamu, 61, of Masinowe compound, Ikoga in Badagry, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder, preferred against him by the Lagos State government. Prosecuting…
Okocha shocked over court arrest order
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Court orders Okocha’s arrest over alleged failure to pay income tax
A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, for failure to appear severally to answer why he has allegedly failed to pay his income taxes.
31-year-old man to die by hanging for murder
For being found guilty of killing his neighbour with a cutlass, a Lagos High Court, Igbosere sentenced a 31-year-old man, Ibrahim Tijani to death by hanging.
Bank to pay N3.2 million damages for negligence
Justice Adebayo Oyebanji of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja has awarded N3.2 million against First Bank of Nigeria Plc for unlawful withdrawals from the account of the claimant, Abiodun Foluso.
Court fixes January 8 for ruling on suit against firm
A Lagos High Court, Ikeja has fixed January 8, 2019 to rule on a suit filed by a legal practitioner, Olumide Oyewole against Westron Properties Limited and Chief George Igboegwu over alleged refusal to pay legal fees on service rendered to the defendant. Justice Yetunde Penheiro fixed January 8 for ruling on the suit marked…
Estate subscribers sue firm over alleged breach of contract
For allegedly breaching their contract, the Incorporated Trustees of Diamond Estate Property Owners and Residents Association has filed a suit against Femab Properties Limited before a sitting in Epe. Mr. Faustinus Brai is the 1st claimant, suing on behalf of himself and other members of the association, while Diamond Estate Limited is joined as the…
Trial of oil firm begins today
A Lagos High Court in Ikeja will today begin the trial of how an international firm, Trafigura Baheer BV, and its Nigerian counterpart, Trafigura PTE Ltd, allegedly defrauded Nigerian companies in a 10,000 metric tonnes of Automotive Gas Oil worth N200 million, which reportedly led to the bankruptcy of Spring Bank, the financial institution that financed…
Nwude appeals against continuous detention
Dissatisfied with the ruling of the Lagos high court, Ikeja, which denied him bail for the third time, the embattled businessman, Emmanuel Nwude has filed an appeal before the Lagos division of the appellate court, challenging the decision. Nwude and two others were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the high…