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Evangelist arraigned in Edo for defiling 10-year-old girl

An Evangelist, Benjamin Uzoma, has been arraigned at the Edo Family Court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 10-year old girl.

Three youths jailed for vandalizing EEDC facilities

Three vandals have been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment each by Justice I. B. Garfai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State.

APC accuses Buba Galadima of committing a punishable offence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Buba Galadima, chairman of the Reformed-APC, a faction of the ruling party, of impersonation.

Man docked for allegedly raping own underaged daughter

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday remanded a 52-year-old man, Monday Ovbovbo, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter.

Nursing mother jailed for stealing bra, mobile phone

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, on Wednesday sentenced a 35-year-old nursing mother, Bunmi Salau, to three weeks imprisonment for stealing a bra, mobile phone and N12,000 cash.

Judge questions competence of lawyer handling trial of Chinese crime suspects

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the Director of Legal Services, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to appear before it in connection with the trial of two Chinese nationals, charged with importing substandard tyres into the country.

10 suspected cult members docked in Ogun

The police in Ogun, on Tuesday charged 10 persons before an Ota Magistrates’ Court over alleged membership of a secret cult.

Court remands man over alleged motorcycle theft

An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Thursday, remanded Usman Yinusa, 32, over alleged motorcycle theft.

Man remanded over ‘attempt to rape’ pregnant woman

An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke, Ile-Ife, on Wednesday remanded one Emmanuel Ademakinwa, 29, over attempted rape of a pregnant woman.

Land speculator defrauded me of N80 million – Businessman tells court

A businessman, Olukorede Roberts, has told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, how he was defrauded of N80m by a self-styled real estate agent, Jimoh Olawale.

Court remands farmer for stealing yam

An Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a 35-year-old farmer, Rotimi Fabiyi, docked for stealing 200 tubers of yam valued at N35,000.

Man remanded in prison for allegedly attempting to rape 110-year-old woman

A 56-year-old man, Abraham Benjamin, who allegedly attempted to rape a 110-year-old woman in her home, was on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti capital, remanded in prison over alleged attempted rape.

Man allegedly fails to supply palm kernel after obtaining N7.1m

A 28-year-old man, Tunde Egbebi, was on Monday brought before an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for allegedly defrauding a man of N7.1m.

Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: EFCC’s presents 16th witness against Orji Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday called its 16th witness before a Federal High Court in Lagos in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, standing trial on charges of N3.2 billion fraud.

Surety arraigned over jumping of bail by accused

A 40-year-old trader, Michael Oriyomi, who stood as surety for two accused persons, was on Friday arraigned before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court.

Seven men remanded in prison for murder

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday remanded seven men in Agodi Prison over alleged murder of one man known as Ojo.

Ex-NNPC staff sentenced to death for murder of daughter’s boyfriend

A Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar on Wednesday sentenced a retired worker of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging.

Two labourers in court over alleged theft of cassava

Two labourers, Ibukun Alade, 25 and Kingsley Omorodon, 23, on Tuesday appeared Before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, charged with stealing tubers of cassava valued N50,000.

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