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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.

Engineer sentenced to six months in prison for refusing to pay N2.4 million birthday...

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old engineer, Kelvin Obinna, to six months in a Correctional Facility in Kirikiri with hard labour, for refusing to pay his N2.4 million birthday celebration bills in a club.

Driver in court for allegedly assaulting ex-wife, boyfriend with a broken bottle

A 43-year-old driver, Kehinde Rasheed, on Friday appeared in a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and her boyfriend with a broken bottle.g

Sales rep in court over alleged N1.4 million theft

A sales representative, Adekemi Ejigboye, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing N1.4 million belonging to her employer, Montos Dynamic System Ltd.

Caterer remanded for allegedly defiling five-year-old girl

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a caterer, Kingsley Mfontom, 35, who allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl be remanded in a correctional facility in Kirikiri, pending legal advice

Akwa Ibom government frees journalist after two nights in prison

Mary Ekere, the journalist who was thrown into jail by the Akwa Ibom government for taking photos of task force officials, has been set free.

Man in court for allegedly punching pregnant woman in the face

A 35-year-old man, Olatunji Alebiosu, who allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the face, on Tuesday appeared in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Police arraign 25-year-old man for defiling toddler

A 25-year-old Ifeanyi Obekwe, who allegedly defiled a toddler on Tuesday, appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo ex-minister to be questioned for ’embezzling Ebola funds’

Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga was transferred to the public prosecutor's office on Tuesday, three days after being arrested over accusations he embezzled $4.3 million in Ebola funds, his lawyers said.

Court remands 10 persons over alleged murder, conspiracy

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded 10 persons charged with murder and conspiracy in Ilesa Prison.

Tailor docked for sleeping on street drunk

A 30-year-old tailor, Kabiru Ahmed, was on Thursday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly sleeping on the street in a drunken state.
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.

Visa fee: Two bag 13-year imprisonment each for defrauding US Embassy

Two young men have been convicted and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment respectively by the Lagos State Magistrate Court, Igbosere, for stealing a total sum N50 million, proceeds of United States of America visa fees.

Court remands 30-year old man for defiling 8-year old

Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 30-year-old labourer, Abubakar Danlami, who allegedly defiled an eight-year-girl, be remanded in a correctional facility pending legal advice.

Security guard docked for ‘stabbing’ female co-worker

A 26-year-old security guard, Joshua Habila, on Monday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing a female co-worker with a broken bottle during an argument. The police charged Habila with assault.
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.

Man jailed for using expired ATM card to buy drinks, fried meat in Edo

A 51-year old man, Ikidi Innocent, is to spend three months in jail for using expired Union Bank ATM card to buy drinks and fried meat.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s envoy meets South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa today

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special envoy, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, has arrived in Johannesburg and is expected to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

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.

Four docked over alleged membership of secret cult

Four persons on Thursday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, charged with membership of a secret cult known as “Koko boys” confraternity.

Businessman arraigned for importing frozen chicken

The police on Thursday arraigned a businessman, Afeez Babatunde, in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for unlawfully importing 611 cartons of frozen poultry products (chicken) into the country.

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