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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands three over ‘unlawful possession of firearms’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered three men: Ugochukwu Michael, 24; Godwin Omerigwe, 26, and Seun Sossa, 22, remanded at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

Court remands butcher for defiling 14-year old stepdaughter

Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered that a 40-year-old butcher, Tunji Adeniran, who allegedly defiled his 14-year-old stepdaughter, be remanded in a custodial centre.

Man in court over alleged rape of 13-year-old girl

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a 27-year-old man, Joseph Olaniyi, at the Correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor orders probe into alleged unlawful detention by chief judge

Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has directed the state’s Ministry of Justice to investigate the allegation made by an indigene of the state, Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun, against the Chief Judge of the state, Justice O Akeredolu, on his alleged illegal arrest and detention for over three years.

Court remands man for allegedly robbing school, teachers of valuables

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Azeez Odusina, for allegedly robbing Ifako International School, Iju, Agege, Lagos State and its teachers’ of their valuables.

Court remands fisherman for ‘killing’ newborn baby

A 27-year-old fisherman, Fatai Yussuf, has been remanded in a custodial center in Lagos over alleged killing of his six-week-old daughter whom he threw into a lagoon, because she was sick.

Police arraign father for ‘beating’ daughter to death

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, on Wednesday, ordered that a 35-year-old security guard, Patrick Akpan, who allegedly beat his three-year-old daughter to death be remanded in prison custody.
The Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko, made this known while issuing guidelines for the application of Fiat to prosecute criminal cases in courts as private legal practitioner.

Official: Kaduna to deploy private legal practitioners for criminal cases

The Kaduna State Government will engage and deploy experienced private legal practitioners in criminal prosecution of cases in the state.

Court remands man for ‘setting house ablaze’

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Monday remanded one Jemilu Sanni at the Agodi Correctional Centre, for allegedly setting a house on fire.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Court remands teacher for ‘killing’ three policemen

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Tuesday ordered that a teacher, Mernyi Christopher, who allegedly murdered three policemen, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Former NADECO chieftain charged for ‘attempted murder’

A chieftain of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Ralph Obioha, has been charged for allegedly attempting to murder Yomi Tokosi, former managing director of First African Trust Bank.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi ex-president loses bid to unfreeze his accounts

Malawi's former President Peter Mutharika's quest to remove restrictions on his bank accounts which were frozen as part of a corruption investigation has ended in failure.
16-year-old Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun who claimed days ago that she was sexually harassed by the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has appealed for the matter to be allowed to rest.

Ogun: No parallel panel on suspended commissioner

The Ogun State Government yesterday clarified its position on the suspended state Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, over the allegation that he attempted to rape a teenage secondary school student.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands man, brother for ‘defiling’ minor

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered that two men who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old, be remanded in a correctional centre.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Court discharges lawyer, council official over ‘N167.8m fraud’

Justice E. A. Ashade of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square, has struck out a N167,886,591,60 theft charge preferred by the police against an Oyo State local government council official, Badmus Adesina, and a lawyer, Ibukunoluwa Konu.

Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.

Couple dragged to court for ‘possession’ of Indian hemp

The Police on Friday arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45), before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp.

Court remands father in prison for impregnating 17 year old daughter

A 36-year-old man, Peter Moses has been ordered to be remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ore, Ondo State for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Eight arraigned in Ekiti over attack on police stations

Eight persons were on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged attacks on police stations and stealing during the recent #EndSARS protests.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands two teachers for ‘defiling’ five-year-old pupil

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that two teachers, Samson Banjoko and Olajide Babatunde, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a five-year-old
The Nigerian trio of Stanley Didia, aka Omah Lay; Temilade Openyi, alias Ms Tems; and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been remanded in a prison in Uganda.

Omah Lay, Ms Tems, four others remanded in Ugandan prisons

The Nigerian trio of Stanley Didia, aka Omah Lay; Temilade Openyi, alias Ms Tems; and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been remanded in a prison in Uganda.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court remands teenager for burning ex-lover’s girlfriend to death

A 19-year-old girl, Jemila Ibraheem, was on Wednesday remanded in police custody in Lagos State, over alleged murder of her ex-lover’s new girlfriend.

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