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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for ‘obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence’

The police in Edo State on Thursday, arraigned Benedict Ojo, 49, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Benin, for allegedly obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence.

JUSUN locks out staff members, lawyers, litigants from Abuja courts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja locked out staff members, lawyers, litigants and the general public from courts.

Court remands commercial driver for ‘raping’ woman

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday ordered that a 30-year-old commercial driver, Suleiman Auwal, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman.
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Police arraign teenager over unlawful possession of firearms

A 20-year-old teenager, Ibrahim Adeyemi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of firearms.

25-year-old man docked for assaulting police officer

A 25-year-old man Opeyemi Abolarin, who allegedly head–butted a police inspector and caused him injury on his left eye, on Monday appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for assault.

Two men arraigned for ‘assault’ on 10-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, on Wednesday, granted N50,000 bail each to Ali Sani, 20, and Shamsu Isah, 30, who both are facing charges of gross indecency.

Man in court for ‘visa fraud’

A 38-year-old man, Okorafor Kehinde, who allegedly collected N600,000 to secure a UAE visa for a businessman, on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti

Court remands three OPC members for alleged arson, murder

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday, ordered that three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged arson.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arraign 35-year-old painter for ‘N1.3 million fraud’

A 35-year-old painter, Aliyu Abubakar, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a customer of N1.3 million.

Man docked for ‘stealing’ N1 million foodstuffs

The Police on Friday arraigned a 51-year-old man, Michael Adebori for allegedly stealing foodstuffs valued at N1, 013, 000 in a Badagry Magistrate’s Court, Lagos.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Two men, woman in court for ‘fighting’ in public

The police on Tuesday arraigned two men and a woman in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly fighting in public.

My boyfriend sold my Jeep, withdrew all my money in the bank – woman tells...

A businesswoman, Emem Bassey, on Wednesday told a Chief Magistrates Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, that her boyfriend, Onokevbagbe Enikioye, allegedly sold her Lexus Jeep worth N2.3 million without her consent.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Couple, son arraigned over alleged defilement, conspiracy

A couple, Juliet and Boniface, who allegedly aided their son, Ebuka Nwobodo, to defile a minor, were, on Wednesday, brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Court remands ‘student cultists’ for assaulting teachers

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of three students of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting teachers and students of the school.

Court remands butcher for defiling 14-year old stepdaughter

Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered that a 40-year-old butcher, Tunji Adeniran, who allegedly defiled his 14-year-old stepdaughter, be remanded in a custodial centre.

Housewife in court for causing ‘injury’ to husband’s groin area

A housewife, Sumayya Shu’aibu, on Monday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, for allegedly pouring hot water in a kettle and allowing her husband to use.

Man faces trial over ‘N2 million visa fraud’

A 33-year-old man, Damilola Ologunmeta, on Friday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged N2 million visa fraud.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos man dragged to court over ‘spiritual scam’

A 44-year-old man, Saheed Olatunji, appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday for defrauding a woman of N400,000 to provide ”spiritual” solutions to her problem.

Man bags three months imprisonment for stealing generator

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old Mason, Timothy David, to three months imprisonment for stealing generator.

Police arraign father for ‘beating’ daughter to death

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, on Wednesday, ordered that a 35-year-old security guard, Patrick Akpan, who allegedly beat his three-year-old daughter to death be remanded in prison custody.
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MURIC supports Kano’s ban on Islamic cleric

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organisation, has commended the Kano State Government for banning an Islamic Scholar Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabarah for alleged inciteful preaching
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court remands man over ‘rape’ of 14-year-old girl

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Friday, ordered the remand of a 44-year-old man, Kazeem Olapade, in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

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