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Lagos bishop, two others docked for violating lockdown order

The General Overseer, Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa, Bishop Samson Benjamin, was on Wednesday charged with violating the Presidential Lockdown Order before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.
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.

Company director docked for alleged theft of chemical

A Lagos-based company director, Peter Owojuyigbe, was on Friday arraigned at the Lagos Magistrate Court, Igbosere, for allegedly stealing chemicals worth N59.9 million.

Court slams N1 million bail on estate agent over alleged fraudulent property sale

A 59-year-old man, Agbomabini Kolawole, who conspired with others and obtained N8 million under false pretences from a woman to sell a building to her was on Monday granted N1 million bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Police arraign 40-year-old for allegedly beating up wife

Ajibade, who resides on Fakeye Street, Alagbole in Akute area of Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge bordering on maltreatment.

Marketing officer docked for allegedly stealing laptops worth N3.11 million

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 51- year old marketing officer, Ajirioghene Okarie, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing laptops worth N3.112 million.

Police arraign electrician for allegedly stealing employer’s clothes, shoes

The police on Friday arraigned a 31-year-old electrician, Huber Buton, who allegedly stole his employer’s clothes and shoes worth N6,2 million, in a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Driver in court for allegedly assaulting ex-wife, boyfriend with a broken bottle

A 43-year-old driver, Kehinde Rasheed, on Friday appeared in a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and her boyfriend with a broken bottle.g

Clearing agent docked over ‘N510,000 fraud’

A 51-year-old clearing agent, Olaniyi David, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a man of N510,000.

Dammy Krane’s trial begins in October, granted bail

Magistrate A.F.O Botoku gave the date of trial after the arraignment of the singer at the Igbosere Magistrates’ court in Lagos. Botoku also granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety who must be a tax payer.

Dammy Krane to be arraigned for ‘defamation, threat to life’

Popular musician, Johnson Oyindamola, popularly known as Dammy Krane, is set to be arraigned by the police on Monday.

Tailor docked for sleeping on street drunk

A 30-year-old tailor, Kabiru Ahmed, was on Thursday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly sleeping on the street in a drunken state.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

60-year old man remanded for allegedly defiling under-aged girls

The police in Lagos have arraigned a 60-year-old man, Isaac Ubogu, for allegedly defiling two sisters, aged six and three with his fingers.

Motorcyclist docked over alleged assault on businessman

A 27-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Hasky Ibrahim, was on Monday brought before an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly assaulting a businessman who turned in his motorcycle to the police as a stolen one.

Police arraign man over alleged N2.3 million diesel theft

A 33-year-old man, Oladeji Babatunde, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing diesel worth N2.3 million.

Xenophobia: Police arraign 83 over Shoprite’s attack, looting

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned 83 persons who allegedly participated in the attack and looting of South African-owned mall, Shoprite, in protest against continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

Restaurant manager docked over N8 million theft

The manager at a restaurant, Delta Pot Cursine, Nosa Okupoji, yesterday, appeared before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Igbosere, for allegedly stealing N8 million from his employer.

Transporter docked for ‘threatening to kill’ union leader

A 47-year-old transporter, Tunde Odeyemi, charged with threatening to kill a union leader for changing his position at a motor park, was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

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