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

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.

How policeman defiled me on several occasions – pupil

A nine-year-old pupil (name withheld) on Wednesday narrated before an Ikeja Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos how a 40-year-old policeman, Andy Eghobamien, lured her into his apartment and defiled her on numerous occasions.
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.

Woman bags 10-year imprisonment for killing fiance during a fight

A 27-year-old woman, Blessing Edet, was on Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing Edet Ebong, her 33-year-old fiance, to death during a fight over her refusal to wear an engagement ring he had given to her.

‘Whistleblower’ sentenced to two years in prison

Justice Angela Otaluka of FCT High Court Apo on Monday sentenced a 29-year old whistleblower, James Urah, to two years in prison for giving false information to mislead the ICPC.

P&ID scandal: Suspect Grace Taiga remanded in prison

A Nigerian female accomplice of embattled P&ID firm, Mrs Grace Taiga, has been remanded in Suleja Prison according to an EFCC press statement.

Police arraign two persons over alleged assault in Osun

Two persons, Amope Adewale and Dauda Sodiq, on Thursday appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo over alleged assault on Ms Adebisi Folashade.

Police arraign applicant for allegedly abducting trader

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 23-year-old applicant, Ojo Rotimi, in a Modakeke Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly abducting a trader.

Police arraign applicant for allegedly abducting trader

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 23-year-old applicant, Ojo Rotimi, in a Modakeke Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly abducting a trader.

Court remands two for stealing bus from accident scene

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Wednesday remanded one Saheed Sunmonu, 37, and Shodipo Akinyemi 54, in correction custody over alleged theft of a crashed bus.

Court remands man in prison custody over ‘car theft’

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded one Hammed Ajala, 37, in prison custody over alleged car theft.

Court remands man for raping 14-year-old niece

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday ordered that a 26-year-old man, Abibu Babatunde, who allegedly raped his 14-year-old niece be remanded in prison.

Court remands man for allegedly raping his 14-year-old niece

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday ordered that a 26-year-old man, Abibu Babatunde, who allegedly raped his 14-year-old niece be remanded in prison.
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How my father was killed by police sergeant – Son tells court

A prosecution witness, Afeez Bello, on Monday narrated how his father was killed by stray bullet, allegedly fired by a policeman, Emmanuel Uyanweke,

Court remands two fake herbalists over alleged N365,000 fraud

The Modakeke-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Friday, ordered that two men who allegedly defrauded a man seeking ”spiritual” help of N365,000.

Court adjourns Kano kingmakers suit against Governor Ganduje

A High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday adjourned for further hearing a suit instituted by the Kano Emirate kingmakers against Governor Umar Ganduje and seven others.

Woman docked over alleged palm oil theft

For allegedly stealing four kegs containing 30 litres of palm oil each, 22-year-old Tosin Amusan was arraigned at an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife.

Pregnant woman allegedly defrauds microfinance bank of N5 million

A pregnant woman, Yemisi Adekoya, on Thursday appeared in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly defrauding ASIEA Microfinance Bank of N5 million.

UTME: Three docked for double registration

The police in Ibadan on Thursday arraigned three persons in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged double registration in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

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