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Man bags 5 months imprisonment for ‘bathing’ girl with hot oil

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced one Audu Alhassan, to five months imprisonment for ‘bathing’ a young girl with hot oil.

Son plans fake kidnap with friends, extorts father of N500, 000

The Katsina Police Command said it arrested three youths who staged a fake kidnap of their friend to extort a ransom of N500, 000 from his father, Alhaji Illayasu Jibiya.

57-year-old motorcyclist admits to child defilement

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 57- year-old commercial motorcyclist who pleaded guilty to defiling his neighbour’s daughter.

Judge adjourns Evans, others trial till to November 3

A Lagos High Court hearing the case of notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise called Evan at Lagos High Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, has adjourned the matter to Friday, November 3, 2017.

Kidnap kingpin Evans changes plea to not guilty

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, on Thursday changed his plea to not guilty after he had earlier pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of kidnapping and conspiracy.

Court remands two men for alleged homicide

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded two men, Sani Audu and Ado Abdullahi, over alleged culpable homicide.

Court frustrates kidnap kingpin Evans lawyer’s attempt to adjourn trial

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday frustrated attempt made by the notorious kidnap kingpin’s lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, to adjourn Evans trial.

18-year-old student jailed three years for rape

A Jos Upper Area Court on Thursday sentenced an 18-year-old student, Muhammed Muazu, to three years imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl.

Police arraign three soldiers, others for alleged armed robbery

Policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State command on Wednesday arraigned three dismissed soldiers, a dismissed Air Force Officer, a final year student and three others for allegedly stealing solar panels and batteries belonging to Lagos State government and MTN telecommunications.

Court acquits nurse in case of house help burnt to death

An Ikeja High Court, yesterday, discharged and acquitted a 55-year-old nurse, Nkese Iroakasi, charged with the murder of a minor (name withheld).

Man arrested with five abducted children in Ogun

A resident of Isheri-Olofin, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police after he was caught with five children he allegedly abducted from the community.

Plateau: We were overwhelmed by number of attackers – military

The military has denied the allegation of complicity in the reported killing of 29 persons, including women and children, in the Nkiedonwhro community of Plateau State. Rather, it said it was overwhelmed by the numerical strength and tactics of the attackers.

Man, son arrested for killing tenant in Imo

The police in Imo State have arrested a landlord, Paul Oparaugo, and one of his six children, Ogbenna Oparaugo, for allegedly killing their tenant, Udochukwu Iwuoha.

Man killed six days to wedding in Anambra

A man, Ndubuisi Oye, said to be preparing for his wedding on Sunday has been allegedly killed by a vigilante in Ogbunike community, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

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N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

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Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

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