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Kano Court remands man, 35, in custody for allegedly raping teenage...

By Bashir Bello A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Kano has on Tuesday remanded a 35-year-old carpenter, Balarabe Usaini in a correctional facility for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. The Presiding Judge, Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris, ordered the remand of Usaini till 17th September when the case was adjourned for mention. Usaini, was charged to…

Court remands friend for alleged accessory to rape

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 25-year-old man, Wasiu Nurudeen, for allegedly allowing his friend to rape a teenager in his apartment. Nurudeen, a labourer, who resides at 10, Asoge St., Ijeshatedo in Lagos State, is facing a charge of being an accessory to the commission of a crime. The Chief Magistrates, Mrs…

COVID-19: FG, Shell, Eni await new date for $1.1bn Malabu court...

•As court adjourns case earlier slated for May 14, 2020 By Soni Daniel & Udeme Akpan BARELY, a week after the London court had dismissed the $1.1 billion Malabu case, involving the purchase of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL)245, on grounds of lack of jurisdiction, the court in Milan, Italy, has adjourned a similar case ‘to…

COVID 19: Federal High Court demands social distancing

The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday, intensified protective measures to guard against the spread of COVID 19. The court procured additional hand sanitizers at the entrance of the main court building and every court room. Also multiple health workers were sighted at the entrance of the court complex checking the temperature of lawyers, litigants…

Simply in: Court rebukes ICPC over inferior prosecution of ex-Customs employer,...

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, frowned at the manner the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was prosecuting the former Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko. The ICPC had dragged Dikko and two others before the court on a N1.1 billion corruption charges. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu told…

Mechanic docked for supposedly taking phone at Igbobi medical facility

A 31-year-old mechanic, Omoniyi Omotayo,  on Thursday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a cell phone valued N70,000 from a hospital. Omotayo, who resides at Ijora area of Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye told the court…

Court liquifies 12- yr-old marital relationship over spouse’s secret chats with...

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday, dissolved a 12-year-old marriage between one Adekunle Adeyemi and his wife Ariyike, over her secret chats with lover. The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, said he had to dissolve the union because the chain of love binding the couple together had broken. He awarded the…

Court remands motorist, 52, over declared defilement of 8-year-old woman

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded a 52-year-old driver, Kayode Amupitan, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of the defendant ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal…

Scams: How lady lost N13,400,000 to good friend of 31 years

*I’m not guilty, defendant tells court By Onozure Dania In a fraud case before a Lagos court, headteacher at Saint Peter’s Anglican School, Ogun State, Christiana Ikara, has been accused of stealing £28,000 from her friend. Ikara and the complainant, Mrs. Isoken Ilekhuoba, had been friends for 31 years. Ikara, who was arraigned before a…

My better half puts water on me to disrupt my sleep,...

A public servant, Mr Ekene Odinaka, on Monday prayed a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja for the dissolution of his marriage to Chioma, on grounds that he has not had a single day of peace in seven years. The petitioner who resides in Jikwoyi, made the allegation while testifying against his wife in a divorce…

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