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Ochanya Ogbanje: Absence of presiding magistrate stalls court proceedings

Proceedings of the court involving a Polytechnic lecturer, Andrew Ogbuja, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl under his guardianship could not hold, on Thursday, due to the absence of the presiding Magistrate, Isaac Ajim.

Three remanded for allegedly killing nurse in Makurdi

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday remanded Pastor Sabastine Igwe, James Akpa, and Michael Ochigbo for allegedly killing a nurse at Anwu Village near Makurdi, the state capital.

Court remands lecturer accused of raping 13-year-old in prison

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate court has remanded Mr Andrew Ogbuja, the lecturer accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old minor, Miss Ochanya Ogbanje, in prison till November 29.

Ex-CP Tsav: EFCC invited me to shed more light on petition against Governor Ortom

Abubakar Tsav, a former Federal Commissioner in the Public Complaints CommIssion (PCC), said he was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to throw more light in a petition he wrote against Gov Samuel Ortom in 2016.

Court orders substituted service on ex-commissioner

The complainant was granted leave to paste the service of criminal summons on the last known address of the accused at Amadu Comassie Street, beside St. Augustine Catholic Church, Demekpe, Makurdi, Benue State.

Benue court denies six Fulani herdsmen bail

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court, on Monday, denied granting bail application to six Fulani herdsmen who were arrested over the New Year attack in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State.

Benue killings: Court remands seven Fulani herdsmen

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court, presided by Justice Isaac Ajim, on Friday, however, remanded seven Fulani herdsmen for open grazing and criminal conspiracy.

Benue killing: Six Fulani herdsmen arraigned in court

The Benue State Police has arraigned six Fulani herdsmen allegedly involved in the killing of 19 farmers in Akor village of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Benue court remands herdsman for alleged rape of pregnant woman

A chief magistrate court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has remanded in prison a Fulani herdsman, Umaru Easyam, for the alleged rape of a pregnant woman.

Pastor allegedly defrauds church member N1.7m

A 43-year-old pastor, Uchenna Okafor, was on Friday brought before a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a church member of N1.7m.

School cashier docked for allegedly misappropriating N11.9m

A 26-year old cahier, Patience Alidu, was on Wednesday arraigned in the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Makurdi, for allegedly misappropriating N11.9 million, belonging to Heritage Academy and College, North-Bank, Makurdi.

Man allegedly sets 34 houses ablaze in Benue

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 65-year-old farmer, Kyeruwa Kpela, in prison for alleged criminal conspiracy and setting 34 houses ablaze

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Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.