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65-year old man in court for defiling nine-year old daughter

For allegedly defiling his nine-year-old daughter, a bricklayer, Oko Bassey, 65, was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on the order of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Labourer docked for alleged theft from church

A 27-year-old labourer Tobi Kayode, on Thursday, appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing a tricycle, valued at N650, 000 from a Church.

Man docked for allegedly defiling 6-year old daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 43-year-old man, Amarachi Chukwuneke, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for allegedly defiling his six-year-old daughter.
A dismissed police inspector, Ogunyemi Olalekan, was on Tuesday at an Ikeja High Court remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons after his arraignment for the alleged murder of Kolade Johnson, a 35-year-old man at a viewing centre in Lagos.

Court remands dismissed cop at Ikoyi prison for ‘murder’

A dismissed police inspector, Ogunyemi Olalekan, was on Tuesday at an Ikeja High Court remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons after his arraignment for the alleged murder of Kolade Johnson, a 35-year-old man at a viewing centre in Lagos.

Witness: School proprietor defiled student with special needs

A policewoman, Insp Emem Okon, on Friday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court that a school proprietor, Timothy Onyiriuka, 45, allegedly defiled a 14-year-old student (name withheld) with special needs in his care.

Two in court for allegedly snatching Naval officer’s handbag

The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned two men in an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly snatching a Naval officer’s handbag.

Man in court over alleged impersonation, stealing

Ebuka Duru, 24, who allegedly paraded himself as a medical doctor was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Court remands labourer for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 45- year-old labourer, Chigozie Akwudiba, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri, pending legal advice.

Court remands unemployed man for ‘robbery, murder’

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, remanded Yusuf Folawiyo, (28) in Correctional Service, Kirikiri, for alleged robbery and killing.
Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a school Supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, (47), to 60 years’ imprisonment for defiling a toddler.

How we were robbed, raped by fellow student – women tell court

In testimonies lasting nearly two hours, two Muslim students on Monday told the Judge at Lagos Special Offences Tribunal sitting in Ikeja how they were raped and their virginity taken away at a gunpoint during a robbery incident in their residence in 2018.
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.

Court jails applicant for stoning police officers

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old unemployed, Sulaimon Agboola, to six months in Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Apapa, Lagos, for stoning police officers on duty.

Court docks mechanic for duping his customer

A 46-year-old auto mechanic, Odebunmi Adebayo, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding his customer of N250,000.

Teenager consumes 31 bottles of wine, refuses to pay

A 19-year-old man, Stanley Paul, who allegedly consumed 31 bottles of ”Andre Wine” with friends in a Lagos Hotel and refused to pay, on Friday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ojo, Lagos.

Court remands two men in prison for ‘armed robbery’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday remanded two men in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly robbing a man of his tricycle at cutlass point.

Trader in court for ‘stealing’ weave-on

A 27-year-old trader, Akachukwu Onyeoma, on Monday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing hair weave-on and relaxers worth N600,000.

Court remands man for beating up wife’s four-year-old relative

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday, ordered that a 34-year-old man, Babatunde Olatunji, who allegedly beat up his wife’s four-year-old relative, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending bail.
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Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife,...

The ongoing trial of a Danish, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petra, before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of his lead counsel, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN) on health ground.

Man remanded in Kirikiri for ‘throwing stones’ at police officers

A 30-year-old applicant, Sulaimon Agboola, who pleaded guilty to throwing stones and bottles at police officers on duty, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Apapa, Lagos.

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