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Driver ‘rapes’ landlord’s 16-year-old daughter

A Kaduna magistrates’ court on Friday remanded a driver, Amos Luka, 33, for allegedly raping his landlord’s 16-year-old daughter.

Court sentences unemployed without fine option for beating up mother

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced one 26-year-old unemployed Victor Phillip to two months’ imprisonment without an option of fine for beating up his mother and other family members.

Father sues man for abduction, marrying daughter without consent

A middle-aged man, Abdulkareem Kashif, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 21-year-old lady and marrying her without her parents’ consent.

65-year-old man docked for ‘stealing two children’

A 65-year-old businessman, Adamu Nahum, was on Wednesday in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of two children aged four and seven years.

Teacher charged with breaking 10-year-old student’s arm

A 46-year-old teacher, Ikenna Ekwenam, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking the arm of a 10-year-old student while flogging him for arriving late for a make-up test.

Court orders remand of rape suspect in correctional centre

An Ebonyi Magistrate’s Court, in Abakaliki, on Tuesday remanded Desmond Eze, 25, in custody at the correctional centre over alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl (names withheld).

Labourer ‘kills’ co-worker with log of wood

A Kaduna Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a 30-year-old labourer, Inuwa Yunusa, for alleged murder.

Court slams N1 million bail on estate agent over alleged fraudulent property sale

A 59-year-old man, Agbomabini Kolawole, who conspired with others and obtained N8 million under false pretences from a woman to sell a building to her was on Monday granted N1 million bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Boko Haram: ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.

Man sentenced to seven years for hitting man’s head with stick

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Wednesday sentenced a businessman, Abubakar Ibrahim, to seven years imprisonment for hitting a man on the head with a stick.

65-year old man in court for defiling nine-year old daughter

For allegedly defiling his nine-year-old daughter, a bricklayer, Oko Bassey, 65, was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on the order of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Two men in court over ‘possession of stolen goats’

Two men Ojo Gbenga, 30, and Bamidele Ayo, 31, were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of stolen goats.

Two ‘killers’ of LASTMA officer charged with murder

Two suspects alleged to have killed a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer in Apapa on Saturday were arraigned at a Magistrates’ court today.

Court remands nine jobless men for ‘gunpoint robberies’

The defendants are: Musa Akeem, 24; Abbey Macdonald, 25; Collins Ikechukwu, 23; Uche John, 31; Bolanle Olamide, 21; Benjamin Okafor, 33; Sylvester Anyebe, 23; Godwin Ani, 23, and Omo Mezie, 22.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.

Eight detained in Gabon anti-graft crackdown

Oil-rich Gabon has detained eight people for theft and money-laundering as the government intensifies a crackdown on corruption, the prosecutor for the capital Libreville said Thursday.

Man docked for allegedly defiling 6-year old daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 43-year-old man, Amarachi Chukwuneke, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for allegedly defiling his six-year-old daughter.

Police arraign 40-year-old for allegedly beating up wife

Ajibade, who resides on Fakeye Street, Alagbole in Akute area of Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge bordering on maltreatment.

Seven sentenced to death for Bangladesh cafe attack

Seven Islamist militants were sentenced to death for their roles in an attack in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka more than three years ago, officials said on Wednesday.

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