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DSS arraign self-acclaimed CMD for ‘impersonation’

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Osun, on Thursday, arraigned one Quadri Abiodun Akande, 34, before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for an alleged impersonation.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has confirmed the index case of Covid -19 in the state, saying it is not a death sentence.

Delta constitutes mobile courts to prosecute violators of stay-at-home order

The Delta State Government has set up mobile courts in the three senatorial districts of the state to prosecute violators of its Stay-at-Home order.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Chief Magistrate D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi Esq on Wednesday morning ordered the remand of 10 passengers who flew into the Air Force Base Port Harcourt on board the Twin-Otter Caverton Helicopters

Lockdown: Rivers court sends 10 passengers of Caverton helicopters to prison

A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Chief Magistrate D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi Esq on Wednesday morning ordered the remand of 10 passengers who flew into the Air Force Base Port Harcourt on board the Twin-Otter Caverton Helicopters on Tuesday April 7.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Pilots sent to prison for ‘violating’ coronavirus lockdown order in Rivers

A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The Lagos State Police Command has taken Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, to court for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State.

Police arraign Funke Akindele, husband for violating lockdown order

The Lagos State Police Command has taken Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, to court for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State.
Despite denial by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, that he did not punch the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo, he (Agbowu), on Sunday, insisted that Oluwo punched him.

Assault: Court orders substituted service on Oluwo

A Chief Magistrates Court in Osogbo, Osun on Friday ordered that the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, be served with court papers by substituted means.

Two security guards in court for ‘abandoning duty posts’

Two security guards, Haruna Moses, and Abdulhamid Lawal, on Thursday, appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly abandoning their duty posts.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Eight arraigned for robbery in Lagos

Eight men were on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society and robbing people with dangerous weapons.

Herbalist in court for allegedly cheating businessman of N12 million

A 42-year-old herbalist, Fidelis Osita, who allegedly cheated a businessman of N12 million on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Driver remanded for ‘defiling’ eight-year-old

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.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Chisco drags accountant to court for ‘stealing N37.7 million’

The management of Chisco Group of Companies in Lagos has dragged its accountant, Awa Ogechukwu Eke, 38, before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conniving with others, still at large, to steal the sum of N37,799,118.
Despite denial by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, that he did not punch the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo, he (Agbowu), on Sunday, insisted that Oluwo punched him.

Court orders Oluwo of Iwo to appear for ‘assault’

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Friday ordered the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, to appear in court over an alleged assault.

Open grazing: Benue court sentences Fulani herder to one-year imprisonment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has sent a Fulani herder, Muhammad Abdullahi, to one-year imprisonment.

Police arraign former Ekiti governor’s aide for ‘stealing, fraud’

The police in Ekiti State on Wednesday arraigned Lere Olayinka, media aide to former Governor Ayodele Fayose, before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged abuse of office, stealing and fraud during the last Peoples Democratic Party administration in the state.

Court remands man for ‘stabbing bartender to death’

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos, on Friday ordered that a 53-year-old man, Dennis Azuonye, who allegedly stabbed a bartender to death , be remanded in custodial centre, pending legal advice.

Man ‘steals’ N250,000 gold chain at Lagos market

A 24-year-old man, Seidu Abdulahi, who allegedly stole a 3.9 gram gold chain worth N250,000, on Wednesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Woman in court for alleged cruelty to nine-year old househelp

A 60-year-old woman, Olushola Adebanjo, who allegedly used a hot pressing iron to burn her nine-year-old househelp, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

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Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.

ADC berates Lagos governor over inadequate palliatives for residents

The Lagos State chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olayiwola Abisoye, has berated the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for not putting in place adequate palliative measures and appropriate stimulus packages before rolling out the stay-at-home order over the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Oyo extends curfew over coronavirus

The Oyo State Government on Thursday extended the curfew imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.