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There is no basis begging Buhari to release Sunday Igboho – Afenifere
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There is no basis begging Buhari to release Sunday Igboho – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has reacted to calls by some Nigerians, urging the group to emulate Igbo leaders and approach President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho who is currently in the custody of the authority of Benin Republic. Recall that stakeholders in the Southeast recently met President Buhari, appealing to him to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is also in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. The president had assured the leaders that though it was a tough request, he would consider releasing the secessionist who was recently rearrested from Kenya after jumping bail in 2017. Some followers of Igboho had also a...
Two 14-year-old secondary school students remanded for alleged gang rape of minor in Rivers
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Two 14-year-old secondary school students remanded for alleged gang rape of minor in Rivers

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, has remanded two male students of Okporo Secondary School in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area over alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl. The accused students, Chukwudi Daniel and Confidence Gbarabe, both 14, were arraigned in court Thursday, November 18, on charges bordering on defilement of in suit number PMC/1732c/202. The charges reads: “That you Chukwudi Daniel and Confidence Samuel Gbarabe (aka pipeline) on the 27th day of October, 2021 at Okporo Secondary School in Port Harcourt Magisterial District did conspire amongst yourselves to wit defilement and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516A of the criminal code,cap 37 vol,11 laws of Rivers State Nigeria," "That you  Chukwudi D...
Nnamdi Kanu looking forward to being vindicated as trial continues Nov 10 – Lawyer
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Nnamdi Kanu looking forward to being vindicated as trial continues Nov 10 – Lawyer

Legal counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Alloy Ejimakor, has said the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is looking forward to being vindicated as he prepares for his trial which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Kanu has been facing trial since 2016. He was granted bail in April 2017 but fled the country in September that year after the invasion of his home in Abia State, by the military. On July 29, he was rearrested and brought back to the country. On October 21, 2021, the Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned his case till November 10, 2021 after he pled not guilty to the charges against him. However Ejimakor now says Kanu was looking forward to being vindicated in the trial to restart Wednesday, November 10. “I had a fruitful visitation today...
Court admits man accused of calling Governor Ganduje and his sons “Kano thieves” to N500 bail
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Court admits man accused of calling Governor Ganduje and his sons “Kano thieves” to N500 bail

A Kano State magistrate’s court presided by Senior Magistrate Aminu Gabari has admitted Muazu Magaji Danbala, to bail in the sum of N500 with two sureties in like sum. It will be recalled that Danbala was arrested and charged to court for allegedly calling Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and his two children "Kano thieves" The First Information Report alleged that the defendant on October 26, 2021, at about 1100hrs posted on Facebook the image and portrait of the governor of Kano State and his children Abdulaziz Ganduje and Balaraba Ganduje and boldly wrote on it ‘Barayin Kano’ However, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges and thereafter defence counsel, one Barrister Saka applied for his bail. On Monday, November 8, when the case resumed for rulin...
Shatta Wale and his associates granted bail
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Shatta Wale and his associates granted bail

Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale and his accomplices have been granted bail after being charged with publication of false news following a staged claim of the singer being shot. The singer turned himself in on October 19, 2021, together with his three friends after allegedly faking a gunshot attack. The Shatta Movement boss was charged with the publication of false news and causing fear and panic. Shatta Wale and his associates who were remanded at Ankaful Prison for 7 days, were granted bail after appearing before an Accra Circuit Court today October 25. The singer was granted GH100,000 bail on self recognition. His 3 accomplices, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator, were also granted bail on grounds that they had been counseled, are not flight risk, and will not es...
Pregnant teacher, 41, arrested after ‘making sex tape with 15-year-old student’
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Pregnant teacher, 41, arrested after ‘making sex tape with 15-year-old student’

A pregnant Miami teacher has been arrested for having an affair with a 15-year-old student and making a sex tape with the student.   Teacher Heiry Calvi, 41, was arrested on Thursday, October 7. She was released from jail on Saturday, October 9, after posting bail. She is accused of having sex with the 15-year-old boy last year and earlier this year, after "growing close" to him at the John I. Smith K-8 Center in Miami.     She allegedly sent him explicit photos over WhatsApp and he is said to have shown other kids videos of them having sex, which prompted a police investigation.   Police say Calvi also gave the boy one of her credit cards and that the pair attended parties together, but told other guests they were aunt and nephew. Police ...
Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy refused bail a third time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year
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Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy refused bail a third time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year

Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy has been refused bail ahead of his trial for rape and sexual assault. Mendy, 27, who has been in custody for around seven weeks, was denied bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, from which the media was excluded. The defendant, who was not in court, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool. It was the third bail application Mendy had made. He is yet to enter pleas to the charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The alleged attacks, on three different women including one under 18, none of whom can be identified, are said to have happened at his home address on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire. Mendy was charged on August 26 with three counts of rape relating to ...
Court dismisses Sen. Ndume’s plea, seeking order to discharge him as Maina’s surety
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Court dismisses Sen. Ndume’s plea, seeking order to discharge him as Maina’s surety

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the application filed by Sen. Ali Ndume, seeking an order to discharge him as Abdulrasheed Maina’s surety after he jumped bail. Justice Okon Abang, in a ruling, held that the application filed by Ndume amounted to an abuse of court process, having filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on the same matter. Maina, chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), had, around September 2020, jumped bail after he was released from Kuje Correctional Service Centre on July 27, nine months after he was arraigned. The ex-pension boss was, however, rearrested in the Niger Republic, where he was alleged to have fled to by security forces and produced in court on Dec. 4, 2020. His release on bail was made possible following ...
Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee
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Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

Police have arrested two more men over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Londonderry area on Friday morning, October 1, under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview. Ms. McKee, 29, was shot dead in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan. Three men have already been charged with her murder, while another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA previously claimed responsibility for the killing. Last month, Geroid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Londonderry appeared by videolink at the city's magistrates' court where they were cha...
Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges
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Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody until early next year before his trial over four rape and one sex assault charges against three women. Mendy who spoke only to confirm his name during the 45-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, where a date of January 24 2022 was set for his trial, is being accused of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old listened to proceedings translated to him via a French interpreter that sat behind him in the dock. The charges were not put to him and no pleas were entered during the hearing, which dealt largely with administrative matters ahead of the trial. A further hearing will be held on November 15 and Eleanor Laws QC, defending Mendy, said there would be an application to dismiss the charg...
Igboho’s Aides: Stop Flouting Court Oders, Lawyer Writes DSS
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Igboho’s Aides: Stop Flouting Court Oders, Lawyer Writes DSS

The lawyer to the detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has berated the Department of State Services (DSS) for disregarding court orders. On August 4, Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had granted bail to the 12 aides after spending over 60 days in detention. After meeting their bail conditions, the secret police refused to release the aides alleging that they were helping their boss to stockpile arms to cause chaos in the country. But after so many outcries, the DSS, last week, released 10 of the 12 aides of Igboho following their arrest since July 1. But in a letter to the DSS, Igboho’s associates lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, asked the secret agency to immediately release the remaining two aides in their custody. Olajengbesi ...
Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court
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Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court

Gloria Okolie, the lady who is being accused of acting as an informant for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Friday August 27, granted bail by an Abuja high court. The 22-year-old was arrested in Imo state by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on June 17 for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before being transferred to Abuja. After her arrest and continous detention led to an outcry, the police released a statement saying she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to attack officers and stations in Imo. The statement read;   “Police Investigations revealed that Gloria O...
Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano
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Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano

Umar Hassan, an Assistant Headmaster at Goron Dutse Primary School, in Dala Local Government Area of Kano State and a surety in the case of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Sani, was today, August 20, sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Zuwaira Yusuf of the Kano State High Court for presenting false information to mislead operatives of the Kano Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, into granting bail to a suspect in a criminal case being investigated by the agency. The Court had on August 12, 2021 convicted the defendant after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge of false information but reserved sentencing till August 20, 2021. The charge read "that you Umar Hassan on or about 13th December, 2017, at Kano, within the Ju...
Lagos police arrest daycare operator’s husband for allegedly molesting three-year-old
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Lagos police arrest daycare operator’s husband for allegedly molesting three-year-old

The police in Lagos state has arrested a man simply identified as Benjamin for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl kept in the care of his wife who operates a daycare centre in the Ikorodu area of the state. Punch reports that the little girl had always complained to her mother that a certain ''daddy’ was fond of touching her buttock and chest but could not mention the person’s name. The mother became more curious when she noticed that her daughter was comfortable with boys sleeping on her during playtime. The mother, who gave her name only as Funmi, said that she lodged a complaint at the Owutu Police Division after her daughter pointed at the suspect as the person always touching her bum. Benjamin and his wife, one Florence, were then arrested. The mother sai...
Catholic priest murdered in France by ”Rwandan refugee” he was giving shelter
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Catholic priest murdered in France by ”Rwandan refugee” he was giving shelter

  A Catholic priest was murdered on Monday August 9th in the French western region of Vendée, by a Rwandan refugee who was giving him shelter, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Twitter. A suspect handed himself over to police and said he had killed the priest, a source close to the case told AFP news agency. The suspect, Emmanuel Abayisenga, 40, was on bail and awaiting trial for setting fire to Nantes Cathedral last year but confessed to the killing of 60-year-old Father Olivier Maire in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre earlier this morning. In an act of compassion, Olivier had welcomed Abayisenga, a devout Catholic, into his community of missionaries in May when he was released from prison on bail. 'He was recently placed under judicial control, and went to live in...
Fake Lawyer arrested in Osun
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Fake Lawyer arrested in Osun

Men of the Osun state police command have arrested a 35-year-old fake lawyer, Muhammed Aliyu Agbaje. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, said on August 4, one Muhammed Aliyu Agbaje appeared at the CP’s Surveillance station, Obelawo Area, Osogbo to represent and seek for the bail of a suspect who was arrested for the offence of ‘threat to life’ and claimed to have come from the chamber of one Barrister Adeleye in Ibadan. Olokode said it was detected to be fake and residing at Owode Ede in Osun State. Upon search, some exhibits were recovered from his residence. The police boss said the suspect confessed to have been impersonating to be a lawyer and duping unsuspecting victims. He said the suspect will be charged to c...
Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo
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Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo

Three sureties arraigned for the perversion of Justice in Edo For attempting to use forged documents to induce operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release suspects on bail, the trio of Ughuoshe Adolphus, Ojeifo Godfrey and Lewis Ogenkhewe were today July 22, 2021 arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiring to pervert the course of justice before Justice (Professor) C. A. Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of the counts reads "That you Ughuoshe Adolphus (m), Ojeifo Godfrey (m) and Lewis Ogenkhewe (m) on or about the 15th day of September, 2020 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did fraudulently utter a false document captioned "confirmation o...
Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety
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Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety

Ali Ndume, Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Monday July 19, asked to be discharged as a surety for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in his ongoing trial. Ndume in his application, said he could no longer stand as surety for Maina after he jumped bail and fled the country, amid his trial for N2bn money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before a court. Maina was released on bail from the correctional service centre on July 27, 2020, nine months after he was arraigned. His release on bail was made possible following Ndume’s resolve to stand as his surety after the lawmaker used his Abuja property’s title documents worth ...
Lagos Court Grants Bail to 49 Yoruba Nation Agitators
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Lagos Court Grants Bail to 49 Yoruba Nation Agitators

49 Yoruba nation agitators have been granted bail by the Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Recall that the Lagos State Police Command had on July 3rd arrested the agitators at Ojota, Lagos while protesting in support of the actualisation of the Yoruba Nation and demanding the freedom of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho. The defendants include Olasunkanmi Tanimola; Kabiru Lawanson; Chinemerem Emmanuel; Rasaki Musibau; Lukman Olalade; Olasanmi Oladipupo; Bashiru Shittu; Taofeek Abdusalam; Olamilekan Abata; Abdullahi Sikiru; Tosin Adeleye; Babatunde Lawal. Others include: Abiodun Taiwo, Adagunodo Babatunde, Oluwafemi Adeleye, Oloye Taiwo, Saheed Kareem, Adebayo Waheed, Akinbode Sunday, Lawal Akeem, Samuel Ire, Ogundile Dare, Oba Tajudeen Bakare. A motion for...
Vieira Resigns amid Corruption scandal
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Vieira Resigns amid Corruption scandal

  Benfica Football Club president, Luís Filipe Vieira, has resigned after being detained over allegations of tax fraud and money laundering, the Lisbon club said on Friday. The 72-year-old, who had led Benfica for 18 years, offered his resignation on Thursday. DAILY POST reports that the long-serving president of Portuguese giants Benfica was arrested for alleged fraud earlier this month. Vieira was taken into custody for his involvement of more than 100 million euros (118 million dollars) of deals in football and subsequently placed under house arrest. Former Portugal midfielder Rui Costa, sporting director with Benfica since 2008, has taken on Vieira’s presidential role on an interim basis. Vieira denies wrongdoing and it is expected that he will soon be releas...
Man Arraigned for allegedly forging documents to stand as surety for Ex-Air Chief, Adesola Amosu
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Man Arraigned for allegedly forging documents to stand as surety for Ex-Air Chief, Adesola Amosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 13, arraigned one Jamiu Jimmy Ajose on a three-count charge bordering on forgery, possession of forged documents and making false statements to an officer of the EFCC before Justice Chukwujekwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos. A statement released by the EFCC says Ajose, in his quest to stand surety for a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, who is standing trial over an alleged case of fraud perpetrated while he was in office, tendered forged documents to a Court Registrar and made false statements to an EFCC operative. One of the counts filed against him in the court reads “That you, Jamiu Jimmy Ajose, sometime in 2021, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable ...
Teenagers Arrested During EndSARS Protest Abandoned In Ondo Prison
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Teenagers Arrested During EndSARS Protest Abandoned In Ondo Prison

SaharaReporters has learnt that two teenagers arrested for allegedly participating in the October and November EndSARS nationwide protests in Ondo State have been abandoned at the Ondo prison, “Two boys who were arrested for EndSARS abandoned in Ondo Prison,” a source, who does not want to reveal their names yet, told SaharaReporters. Their case follows that of a teenager, Kemisola Ogunniyi, who was pregnant and gave birth while at the Surulere Prison in Ondo after being arrested for EndSARS activities by the police. Ogunniyi was arrested in Akure and imprisoned on October 24, 2020, while going to a pharmacy to buy drugs for her mother. She was arrested by the police, who claimed that she was one of the participants of the #EndSARS protest in the state. She was later fre...
Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Orders Members To Boycott Kenyan Products, Airline
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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Orders Members To Boycott Kenyan Products, Airline

According to a report by The PUNCH, the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have been asked to boycott travelling with Kenya Airways or patronising the country’s products. Head of membership and mobilisation of the group in Australia, Kennedy Ochi, made this known in a statement on Sunday. Despite denial by the Kenyan Government, members of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu’s family argued that the secessionist was arrested and extradited from Kenya. Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country. The former London estate agent disappeared in 2017 after being released on bail, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom. He was re-arraigne...
I begged Princess for four days to drop Baba Ijesha’s case but she refused — Actress Iya Rainbow
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I begged Princess for four days to drop Baba Ijesha’s case but she refused — Actress Iya Rainbow

Veteran actress, Idowu Phillips, popularly known as Iya Rainbow, has weighed in on the rape saga involving actor Baba Ijesha.   In an interview with BBC Yoruba, Iya Rainbow, said when it was first reported by the police that Baba Ijesha had been arrested, she reached out to comedienne, Princess, and pleaded with her for four days to drop the case against the actor but she refused.   According to her, she did everything humanly possible to get Princess not to escalate the case but she did not succumb. According to her, the leadership of the Theater arts practitioners would now seek a way to resolve the matter following the release of Baba Ijesha on bail. “Before the matter was settled, I asked the princess for four days not to take the matter to court. I urged her n...
Efia Odo and14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners granted bail
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Efia Odo and14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners granted bail

Actress Efia Odo and 14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners have been granted bail after being arrested by the police at a Ghanaian court earlier yesterday. LIB reported that they were arrested after they arrived the court to witness the final ruling on a lawsuit instituted by the Ghana Police Service who sought for an injunction to stop #FixTheCountry campaigners from going ahead with their protest. Though why they were arrested is still unclear at the moment, the Ghanaian has however confirmed their release by sharing a photo of her and other campaigners, revealing they were granted bail. Also speaking to JoyNews, Efia said she and the other protestors were outside taking pictures while waiting for the court to deliver a ruling at 1:30 pm. Expressing her disappointment, ...
Rape case: Baba Ijesha Prostrates to Thank his Lawyers after they Secured a N2m Bail for him
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Rape case: Baba Ijesha Prostrates to Thank his Lawyers after they Secured a N2m Bail for him

A video making rounds online has captured moment actor, James Olanrewaju Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha prostrated to thank his lawyers after they secured a N2m bail for him in his ongoing rape case. MCI reported earlier that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Lagos State High Court in Ikeja granted him the bail on Thursday June 24.  Taiwo held that bail is a constitutional right and not a discretionary right. Watch the video of the actor thanking his lawyers below.........
Alleged Defilement: Court Grants Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Bail
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Alleged Defilement: Court Grants Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Bail

The Lagos State Special Offences Court has granted embattled Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, bail in the sum of two million naira. Delivering a ruling on his bail application this afternoon, the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, ordered that the actor be released on bail while the trail continues. The judge ruled that the actor must provide the amount alongside two sureties, one of which must be a legal practitioner and the second a family relation. The judge, however, said that the actor must perfect the bail terms and conditions within the next seven days. She said the trial would begin on July 26 through 27 and 28 respectively. The actor is being tried for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess
Sign the Divorce Papers – Mercy Aigbe tells estranged husband, Lanre Gentry
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Sign the Divorce Papers – Mercy Aigbe tells estranged husband, Lanre Gentry

Actress Mercy Aigbe who had a face-off with her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry on father's day, has begged him to sign their divorce paper. The actress in an interview with Punch, recounted some of the challenges she has been facing before and after their marriage turned sour. On claim of her ex-husband paying their kids' school fees, Aigbe said;   I read my ex’s interview in The PUNCH. I have been getting a lot of calls to grant interviews but I know that if I have to react, it has to be on The PUNCH. I want to react to some of the things that he said. Some of the things he said in the interview was that when I was with him, he was paying my daughter’s school fees; that is a big lie. I am going to use this medium to challenge him to show proof. I have proof; I paid my ...
EndSARS Protester, Nicholas Mbah, regains freedom after nearly 8 months in Kirikiri Prison
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EndSARS Protester, Nicholas Mbah, regains freedom after nearly 8 months in Kirikiri Prison

Nicolas Mbah, who has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison since October 2020 for participating in the #ENDSARS protests in Lagos, has finally regained his freedom. His lawyer, Orji Ama Onu, confirmed this to Newsmen on Wednesday, June 16. Onu said Mbah was only released on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, due to the "lack of passion by officials at the Yaba Magistrate Court." On March 16, the Magistrate Court sitting at Yaba, Lagos, had granted bail to Mbah and Ugwumba Chimiezie who were both standing trial for alleged armed robbery, arson and public disturbance. While Chimiezie was released after meeting his bail condition, Mbah, however, got stuck in prison when the strike by members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) started in early April. Ama Onu said t...
Baba Ijesha charged with s3xual assault… court also denies his bail
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Baba Ijesha charged with s3xual assault… court also denies his bail

Embattled Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been arraigned before a magistrate court and slammed with a four-count charge of s3xual assault and indecent treatment of a child. Baba Ijesha, arrived at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, in the company of his colleague Yomi Fabiyi and other supporters, as well as family members. The judge, however, denied him bail and remanded him in the police custody where he has been since April, 2021. The actor was arrested by the Lagos state police after he was alleged to have s3xually molested a minor serially for seven years, from the age of seven. He was later granted bail on May 17 — after spending about 25 days in police detention by magistrates in charge of prison decongestion. But he ...
US Arrests Nigerian man Accused of Stealing Rolls Royce Cullinan
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US Arrests Nigerian man Accused of Stealing Rolls Royce Cullinan

A Nigerian man named Echezonachukwu O. Obianefo, 23, has been arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stealing a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which is valued at around $300,000. Obianefo, of Houston, Texas, United States, is being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston and his bail was set at $50,000. Obianefo is the manager of Osita Links and Logistics Group LLC, which provides transportation services. The freight shipping trucking company, owned by Mary Obianefo,  was incorporated on April 8, 2021, and is based in Houston. The owner of the vehicle allegedly stolen, Echezonachukwu, is a resident of Florida, USA, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s office. It is not clear whether the vehicle was stolen in Houston or in Florida. The date when ...
Islamic Cleric Accused of Having Links with Terrorist group, Al-Qaeda released after 9 years in DSS custody
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Islamic Cleric Accused of Having Links with Terrorist group, Al-Qaeda released after 9 years in DSS custody

Abdullahi Mustapha Berende, an Ilorin-based Islamic scholar and preacher who was arrested over alleged links with terrorist group, Al-Qaeda has regained freedom after nine years in detention. Berende was arrested in 2012 by the secret police after being accused of terrorism and espionage. Daily Trust reported that he arrived Ilorin over the weekend in the company of few family members. Family members, friends and associates reportedly held thanksgiving to celebrate his release after a special prayer was conducted for him at his family house at Idi-Ape, Ilorin East Local Government area of the state. It was learnt that the DSS had initially refused to release him despite several court orders, and repeatedly accused him of spying for the government of Republic of Iran. Alt...
Hip hop mogul, Russell Simmons Suing ex-wife, Kimora Lee, in Money Laundering case; Accuses her of Stealing Stock Shares to Pay Current Husband’s Bail
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Hip hop mogul, Russell Simmons Suing ex-wife, Kimora Lee, in Money Laundering case; Accuses her of Stealing Stock Shares to Pay Current Husband’s Bail

Hip Hop mogul, Russell Simmons,  is suing his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and her current husband, Tim Leissner. According to The Blast, Russell Simmons is suing them for using his shares of his Celsius Energy Drink company to pay for attorney fees for Leissner. The Def Jam pioneer claims that his shares are being used as collateral to pay a bond in connection with criminal charges filed against Kimora’s new husband by federal authorities. In the suit filed by Russell Simmons, he claims that he, Kimora and her husband Tim invested millions of dollars into Celsius Energy Drink, but allege that the Kimora and her new beau "conspired with each other, aided and abetted each other and together engaged in fraud by causing an unlawful conversion and fraudulent transfer" of the Celsius...
”This is Victory for Everyone”- Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer Speaks on how he was Granted Bail, accuses the police and Ministry of Justice of Brutalizing the Actor’s Rights
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”This is Victory for Everyone”- Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer Speaks on how he was Granted Bail, accuses the police and Ministry of Justice of Brutalizing the Actor’s Rights

Adesina Ademola Ogunlana, counsel to embattled actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has thrown more light into how the actor accused of defiling the 14-year-old foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, was granted bail by a Magistrate. In a video posted online, Ogunlana said ; ''Our client that has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention. The magistrate that granted him bail is Chief Magistrate Toyin of the Lagos state Judiciary. The Chief Magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in partnership with a private organization, Police Decongestion Scheme led by a former chairman of the NBA in Ikorodu, Bayo Akinlade, visited Panti and under the decongestion scheme, visited that facility and met Ba...
Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo ‘in tears’ as she announces that her ‘twin sister’ Cardi B viewed her Instagram Stories
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Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo ‘in tears’ as she announces that her ‘twin sister’ Cardi B viewed her Instagram Stories

Akuapem Poloo took to Instagram to announce that Cardi B viewed her Stories and she shared a screenshot as proof. The Ghanaian actress has made no secret her admiration for Cardi. Recall that when Cardi visited Ghana after visiting Nigeria in 2019, Akuapem Poloo engaged in a "twerking competition" with the American rapper and the former's wig fell off in the process   Cardi and Akuapem in 2019   Also, when Akuapem was in jail for some days after she was sentenced for posing naked in front of her son, Cardi reacted on Twitter in her support   Now that she's out of jail on bail, Akuapem revealed that Cardi viewed "all 12" of her Instagram Stories and she was excited about it.   ...
Baba Ijesha Granted Bail
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Baba Ijesha Granted Bail

Actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as, Baba Ijesha, has been granted bail. The actor who has been in police custody since April for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedian, Princess, was granted bail today May 17, on health grounds by a magistrate who was at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti to review some cases in a bid to decongest the police facility. Baba Ijesha is yet to be released as his lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, is working towards perfecting his bail condition which includes that he must have two sureties. One of the sureties must be a Level 10 Public officer while the second surety must be a relation of the actor.  The bail is put at N500, 000 in bond. The accused actor is yet to be charged to court due to the industrial strike by ...
“Save your Money for TikTok Costumes” Yomi Fabiyi tells Iyabo Ojo after She Sued him for Defamatory Publication
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“Save your Money for TikTok Costumes” Yomi Fabiyi tells Iyabo Ojo after She Sued him for Defamatory Publication

Yomi Fabiyi is not fazed by the legal documents Iyabo Ojo filed against him. The actor had alleged that Iyabo Ojo and Princess "promised to kill Baba Ijesha if released on bail" after he was detained for allegedly sexually molesting Princess' underaged daughter. In response, Iyabo's lawyers sued him, asked him to retract the statment, apologize, and pay 100 million Naira in damages. Reacting to the lawsuit, Yomi reshared the same defamatory post that brought about the suit and told Iyabo that he doesn't dignify everyone with a response. He wrote: Ignore any unnecessary CIVIL SUITS attached to my name, I don't dignify everybody with a response. Not even a non-criminal suit that lack merits and grounds. I don't have time to waste walai. Your lawyer will never tell you how ma...
Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail
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Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo,  who was sentenced to 90 days in jail before she was released on bail, has shared screenshots of messages she received from Nigerian celebrities after she was convicted. She shared the messages to thank those who stood by her during her moment of trial. Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson, sent her a message, asking how she could help her. Singer, Mr Eazi also sent a message, telling her that he wants to get her a new lawyer to better handle her case. Akuapem thanked Mercy and Eazi for their support. See the messages below.
Rape case: “Release Baba Ijesha on bail now. It is illegal to deny anyone bail”- Yomi Fabiyi tells police
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Rape case: “Release Baba Ijesha on bail now. It is illegal to deny anyone bail”- Yomi Fabiyi tells police

Actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has asked the police to release his colleague, Baba Ijesha, on bail. According to him, it is against the law to hold a suspect without trial. He added that it is illegal to deny anyone bail for a bailable offence. Baba Ijesha has been in police custody for over two weeks after he was arrested for allegedly defiling a minor who is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. See Yomi's post below...
I knew this would happen, hence I have been pushing for this case to be brought to Abuja – Actress Tonto Dikeh reacts to report that Baba Ijesha could be released
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I knew this would happen, hence I have been pushing for this case to be brought to Abuja – Actress Tonto Dikeh reacts to report that Baba Ijesha could be released

Actress Tonto Dikeh has reacted to report of actor Baba Ijesha possibly being released on Friday April 30, by the police who have said that investigation into the case shows the actor did not defile the victim. LIB reported earlier that a police source who spoke to Punch said the ongoing strike action by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has prevented courts in the state from sitting and in turn prevented the police from arraigning the suspect. The police source said Baba Ijesha could not be detained indefinitely without trial. The police source had also told the publication; The CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual int...
Akuapem Poloo Lands in Nsawam Prison Despite Bail
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Akuapem Poloo Lands in Nsawam Prison Despite Bail

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, also known as Rosemond Brown, has landed in Nsawam Prison despite being granted bail on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Akuapem was sentenced to 90 days in jail by an Accra Circuit Court for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June 2020. On Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted her bail at GH¢80,000 with two sureties, pending an appeal by her lawyer Andy Vortia. However, in a new development, Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service ASP Samuel Kofi Opoku, in an interview with Christian Agyei Frimpong, host of Onua FM’s entertainment talk show Anigye Mmre, confirmed that Akuapem Poloo is currently in their custody at the Nsawam Female Prisons. According to ASP Samuel Kofi Opoku, Akuapem P...
Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie resigns weeks after pageant controversy
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Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie resigns weeks after pageant controversy

Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant. Jurie made international headlines after yanking the crown off the winner Pushpika De Silva, at the local segment of Mrs World in Sri Lanka at a Colombo theatre this month, claiming she is a divorcee and therefore was ineligible to contest in the Mrs World 2021 international pageant to be held in December. She was arrested and released on bail this month after the fracas at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant in Colombo. Mrs World Inc confirmed the resignation on social media. The statement read; "Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself." Kate Schneider of Ireland, the runner-up in the 2020 contest which Jurie won, wil...
Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed
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Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed

An Accra High Court has granted convicted actress, Akuapem Poloo, ¢80,000 bail. The court granted her bail on Wednesday,  April 21, with two sureties to be justified. As part of her bail condition, Poloo, whose real name is Rosemond Brown, has to report to the case investigator every two weeks. She is also supposed to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court. The court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, said she will only travel with the express permission of the court. The court further said the applicant has satisfied the four grounds of bail pending appeal. The application for bail was not opposed by the state who were present in court represented by Senior State Attorney Selasie Kuwornu. According to him, this is because the State had no contr...
Rapper CDQ Granted Bail, Still Under Investigation ― NDLEA
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Rapper CDQ Granted Bail, Still Under Investigation ― NDLEA

Popular rap artiste, CDQ, has been granted bail by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, though he remains under investigation. On Wednesday night, men of the NDLEA arrested Sodiq Yusuf, popularly known as CDQ, in his Lekki residence. He was said to have been picked up by the anti-drug enforcement agency for allegedly violating the drug law following an intelligence report which the agency caught wind of. However, in an exclusive chat with The PUNCH, NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed his arrest, saying the case was still being investigated as some substance known as ‘loud’ ― a cannabis variant ― was found in the rapper’s house. Babafemi said, “Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannabis. He was arrested b...
”Whoever is behind all these false accusations, it shall boomerang on them and their family”- Rapper CDQ tweets after his arrest by NDLEA officials
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”Whoever is behind all these false accusations, it shall boomerang on them and their family”- Rapper CDQ tweets after his arrest by NDLEA officials

Rapper CDQ is not taking his arrest by NDLEA officials lying low. Recall that on Wednesday, April 14, he was picked up from his Lekki home for allegedly been in possession of a banned substance, Cannabis, known as ''loud'' in local parlance. In a tweet posted this evening, CDQ averred that some persons are behind the false accusation and prayed that their actions would boomerang on them and their family. ''My mum just said mio leyan shugbon mo ni Olohun. eleshe nimi o shugbon mio ba t’eda je ri. fi gbogbo ija e le fun Olohun whoever is behind all these false accusations it shall boomerang on them and their family... They can’t spoil d name I built with sweat n blood. Yeh Yeh'' He was granted bail last night but is expected to be back in NDLEA custody yesterday April 15.
Fugitive Who Murdered his Girlfriend in 2015 Finally Arrested after Pouring hot oil on his new Wife
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Fugitive Who Murdered his Girlfriend in 2015 Finally Arrested after Pouring hot oil on his new Wife

A fugitive who has been on the Zimbabwean police wanted list for the brutal murder of his girlfriend identified as Mitchel Chipere in 2015, has been arrested after pouring hot cooking oil on his new wife. 28-year-old Collen Jamu was arrested on Monday March 29 after leaving his wife with burns all over her body, leading to her being admitted at Sally Mugabe Hospital in Harare. The suspect allegedly killed 21-year-old Mitchell Chipere at her parents’ home in 2015. Jamu reportedly struck Mitchell with a hoe four times in the head after she had tried to end their relationship. After committing the heinous murder, Jamu tried to hide in one of the bedrooms after Mitchell’s mother returned home before he could make good his escape. The deceased’s mother followed her instincts and so...
Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari
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Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has dismissed reports that a Nigerian pharmacist, Solomon Akuma, has been remanded in prison for criticizing President Buhari. A report by Sahara Reporters stated that Solomon has been in detention for over a year. On Wednesday, March 24, Solomon was arraigned in court and was denied bail. ''Again, Court Denies Granting Bail To Pharmacist Who Criticised Buhari, After Spending One Year In Detention #FreeSolomonAkuma''SaharaReporters headline read on Twitter However, reacting to the report, Bashir said contrary to the claim, Solomon is being tried for saying he would pay an assassin to kill President Buhari and his former Chief of Staff. See Bashir's reaction to the report below
Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’
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Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’

26-year-old Precious Teya who was arrested for sleeping with a 13-year-old boy has been freed on $10,000 bail, following a successful bail appeal at the High Court on Friday March 5. Teya who was initially denied bail when she appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vongai Guwuriro on charges of indecent assault, won her bail application after High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi ruled that based on the evidence presented, the juvenile was a willing and consenting participant. This came after her lawyer, Moses Nyatsoma argued that she was not guilty of the charges because she had no way of knowing that her alleged victim was only 13-years-old due to his stature and his conduct. After the prosecution stated that Teya forced her way into the house and forced the minor into fulf...

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