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30 Suspected cultists arraigned in court

Thirty men suspected to be members of an unlawful society called “Black Axe” were on Wednesday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Driver allegedly assaults wife with rod

A 50-year-old commercial bus driver, Solari Oputa, was on Wednesday brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his wife, Keji.

Man allegedly kills bartender over bottle of beer

A Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, directed that a 35-year-old man, Bakare Akeem, who allegedly killed a bartender over a bottle of beer, be remanded in Kirikiri maximum prison.

Man remanded for allegedly stabbing mother to death

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday, remanded a 37-year-old, Nurudeen Bakare, at Ikoyi prisons, for allegedly stabbing his mother to death.

Businessman faces N8m visa fraud charges

A 30-year-old businessman, Evans Ukanna, was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N8m under the guise of securing a Canadian visa for his alleged victim.

Businessman arraigned over alleged theft of N14.8 million cars

A Police source alleged that the accused was arrested on the order of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Adamu Ibrahim, following a petition by Udeze and arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of felony to wit, obtaining, conversion and stealing.

Businesswoman loses N22 million wares to two workers

A businesswoman and importer who operates a shop at Balogun Street, Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos, Onasanya Adetoun, has dragged her two workers before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly using spare keys to open her shop after closing hours to steal wares valued at N22m and escaped.

Wema Bank drags fake staff to court for impersonation

The management of Wema Bank headquarters, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos has dragged a 35-year old man, Joseph Olugbenga, who claimed to be a staff of the bank before a Lagos Magistrate Court for alleged impersonation.

Man arraigned for ‘hacking’ into Ecobank’s App

A 28-year-old suspected fraudster, James Nwagalezi, was yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly conniving with Okoli Nmesoma, already facing trial, to hack into the mobile app account of Eco Bank Plc and unlawfully withdrawing the sum of N207 million.

Farmer jailed for stealing chicken, eggs

For stealing chickens and eggs from his neighbor’s poultry, a 31-year-old farmer, Samuel Asam, is to spend the next two months in prison.

Businessman sent to prison for duping partner $70,000

A 51-year old businessman, Chidiebere Onuoha, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates Court for allegedly obtaining $70,000 (N26,200,000) from his business partner, Austin Chukwudi with a promise to change the money to Naira equivalent for him, but instead converted the dolllars to his personal use.

Jealous housewife co-wife rival with boiling water

A 51-year old woman, Grace Azagba, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly bathing her husband’s wife with boiling water.

Niece docked for allegedly setting uncle ablaze

A 39-year-old woman, Sholade Adegoke, who allegedly set her uncle ablaze over refusal to move out of her apartment, was on Thursday brought before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Estate agent allegedly defrauds accommodation seekers of N490,000

For allegedly duping two accommodation seekers of N490,000, a 36-year-old estate agent, Appollos Obichi, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Fake spiritualist in court for allegedly defrauding woman of N1.5 million

A 31-year-old man, Christian Chima, who allegedly obtained N1.5 million from a woman on the pretence of solving her spiritual problem, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Trader allegedly bathed neighbour with hot pepper

A 27-year-old trader, Uloma Mogaji, who allegedly bathed her neighbour with hot pepper paste during a fight, was on Thursday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Two men in court over alleged theft of tricycle worth N1m

Two men – Rafiu Adewunmi and Nasiru Abdulkadri, who allegedly stole a tricycle valued at N1 million, were on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Court remands three politicians in Lagos over alleged murder

A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded three politicians in Ikoyi Prison over alleged murder.

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