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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...
Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat
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Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat

A missing girl has been found in a hotel room with a 22-year-old man who lured her after meeting her on Snapchat. Tyler Thompson, 22, was arrested by police in Volusia County, Florida, on February 18 after being caught on camera in a dark room, shirtless, with an underage girl. The girl was reported missing by her grandmother at around 6.15pm on Thursday, Feb 18, after she failed to come home after school. Initial investigations determined that a friend of the missing girl said the victim was planning on going to a motel with someone she met online. The friend told police she thought the man’s name started with a T, possibly Tyler, and that he was from Orlando. She said he may have picked up the victim at the Dollar General store in Oak Hill, near Edgewater. Deputy R...
I May Lose my Leg if I do not get Bail – Former Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina Begs Judge for Bail
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I May Lose my Leg if I do not get Bail – Former Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina Begs Judge for Bail

Embattled former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has appealed to Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to grant him bail as he stands the risk of getting his leg amputated due to his failing health condition. Maina through his lawyer, Sani Katu SAN, made the appeal at the resumed hearing of his trial today February 19 Katu told the court that his client was taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, because of his worsening health condition and the medical report was exhibited in the bail application. The lawyer said Maina's leg might be amputated as the Kuje Correctional Centre where he is being held does not have the facility to attend to his state of health. Maina who is standing trial for an alleged N2 bill...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
Baboon Escapes From its Cage in Anambra and Inflicts Injury on a 13-year-old Girl
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Baboon Escapes From its Cage in Anambra and Inflicts Injury on a 13-year-old Girl

A thirteen-year-old girl identified as Chekwube Osita Dinma had to be taken to the hospital after a wild baboon (monkey) escaped from its cage in Agu-Awka, in Anambra State, and inflicted injuries on her on Thursday February 11. The baboon which is owned by one Mrs. Flora Ilonzo 'f' of Agu-Awka, escaped from the cage and inflicted injury on Dinma who lives with her parents in the same compound with Mrs. Ilonzo. The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said the police were alerted about the incident and the Area Commander Awka Metro ACP Yemi Ajayi and DPO B' Division Awka visited the scene and took the victim to the hospital where she was treated and discharged. Haruna said the Baboon was recaptured and taken to a more secure cage. He said the owner of the...
Dangote Refinery Can Bail Nigeria Out Of Economic Recession – IMF
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Dangote Refinery Can Bail Nigeria Out Of Economic Recession – IMF

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, the global financial watchdog, is projecting that Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery would provide an elixir for the country’s economy when it is completed and start production by 2022. In its latest report on Nigeria’s economy, the Fund raised the hope that the start of production from the refinery, solely owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote could help Nigeria improve its Current Account balance. It said Dangote Refinery has “the potential to catalyze more domestic crude oil production and boost GDP growth.” “On the upside, the Dangote refinery, if commencing production in 2022 as planned, could meet the full demand for domestic consumption of refined petroleum products—which are almost all imported at present—thereby improving the CA ba...
Police Confirm Arrest of 70-year-old HIV Positive Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl in Benue
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Police Confirm Arrest of 70-year-old HIV Positive Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl in Benue

  The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 70-year-old man who serially raped a five-year-old girl in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. Recall that the suspect now identified as Nicholas Akeh, had confessed to have repeatedly molested the child. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the “suspect is in police custody and investigation is in progress" Akeh, is said to be a neighbour and close family relative of the victim’s parent and has been living with HIV positive for the past 20 years. Meanwhile, activist Ukan Kurugh in an update said that the mother of the victim wants the case closed so she doesn’t incur the wrath of relatives because the suspect is related to her husband wh...
JUST IN!!! 17 Year Old In Court For Threatening Mother’s Life
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JUST IN!!! 17 Year Old In Court For Threatening Mother’s Life

A 17-year-old boy, Quadri Taiwo, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening the life of his mother. The Police charged Taiwo for breach of peace and threat to life, punishable under sections 168 and 56 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, ASP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in November 2020 at Balogun Street, Orile-Agege in Lagos State. Ajayi said that the defendant threatened the life of Mojisola Taiwo, over a conflicting issue. He said that Taiwo also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by sending a series of abusive text messages to his mother. “Taiwo was, however, arrested after a thorough investiga...
Court grants Sowore N20m bail
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Court grants Sowore N20m bail

A magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now Movement, in the sum of N20 million. Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola were arrested on New Year’s eve during a procession organised and led by Sowore. The police had arraigned the five persons last Monday on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement. Mabel Segun-Bello, the magistrate, had ordered that they be remanded at the Kuje correctional centre. But last Tuesday, they were transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore reported that they were denied access to healthcare, food, and water. Marshal Abubakar, counsel to the defen...
New Year Protest: Court Grants Sowore Bail
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New Year Protest: Court Grants Sowore Bail

Court grants Omoyele Sowore bail in the sum of N20 million, with 2 sureties one of whom must be a civil servant not below grade level 12 The 2nd to 5th defendants were also admitted to bail in Sum of N1 million each and 1 surety in like sum
Don Davis: Court Grants Bail To Deeper Life High School Principal, 6 Others
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Don Davis: Court Grants Bail To Deeper Life High School Principal, 6 Others

The Magistrate’s Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State capital has granted the Principal of Deeper Life High School Uyo and six others bail in the sum of N500,000 each. Also, two minors who were involved in the case of alleged sexual abuse and molestation of an eleven-year-old student of the school were released to their parents. The school’s principal, Mrs. Ndidi Solomon, and others including Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, Joseph Ikenna were arraigned on Thursday at the Magistrate’s Court in connection with the case. When the case was read, counsel to the accused applied for bail for them, noting that the alleged offence is bailable. The Magistrate in charge of the Court then granted all the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 each while the two minors a...
Court Revokes Bail Of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina
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Court Revokes Bail Of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja revokes bail of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, in accordance with the application of the prosecution, judge also orders the arrest of the defendant anywhere he may be found @officialEFCC @PoliceNG @alindume @nassnigeria
Ikedi Ohakim Arraigned & Granted N10M Bail Over False Information
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Ikedi Ohakim Arraigned & Granted N10M Bail Over False Information

Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, was arraigned before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court on Wednesday on a three-count charge bordering on criminal defamation filed against him by the inspector-general of police. According to the police, in May 2019, Ohakim allegedly “gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal Code Laws of the Northern Nigeria.” “That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019, at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that you have a plot of land for sale at Lagos state, knowing it to be false…,” coun...
Court Grants Endsars Protesters N50000 Bail Each In Abuja After 5 Days In Prison
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Court Grants Endsars Protesters N50000 Bail Each In Abuja After 5 Days In Prison

A magistrate court sitting in Abuja has admitted six #EndSARS protesters arrested in front of the National Assembly complex, Abuja, to bail five days after they were thrown in prison custody. Magistrate Abdulrazak Eneye while ruling on the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Tope Akinyode, on Wednesday, granted the defendants bail of N50 ,000 each and one suerty in like sum. The surety must be a citizen of Nigeria with a verifiable means of identification. The court also held that the sureties must deposit the N50, 000 and copies of their identity and show means of livelihood to the court. Those arrested includes Oluwatosin Adeniyi, Paul Akinwumi, Davo Chomo Abdulsalam Zuberu, Kabiru Gasali , Yasiru Bashir The court had last Friiday denied the defendants bail ...
SARS Demanded N1m As Bail After ‘abducting’ Me, Nigerian Says
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SARS Demanded N1m As Bail After ‘abducting’ Me, Nigerian Says

A Nigerian youth has narrated his encounter with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police and how operatives demanded N1m bail to free him after an illegal arrest. Recounting his ordeal with SARS, the Nigerian, who does not want to be named for safety reason, said his friend and him were forcefully arrested, adding that the SARS officials threatened to kill him if he attempted to contact anyone for help. Describing the SARS officials as “real demons”, the youth said despite not finding anything incriminating on him, the officials demanded N1m before they would be released. He said, “After checking our phones and finding nothing, they told my friend to get down from the car and get into their bus. He complied. “In the car, they started to threaten me. Telling me how they...
KingTblakHoc & His Crew That Shot Porn Video At Osun Sacred Grove Granted Bail
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KingTblakHoc & His Crew That Shot Porn Video At Osun Sacred Grove Granted Bail

Porn actor and producer, Tobilola Jolaoso, popularly known kingTblakHoc and his crew have been granted bail for N200,000 after three days at the correctional centre in Ilesa. Police arraigned them for shooting a porn video at the Osun Osogbo sacred grove, a UNESCO world heritage site and the abode of Osun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility. The Osun worshippers reported Jolaoso to police that he brought porn actors and actresses from Lagos and recorded the film at the grove. The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ataoja Division, Akinloye Oyegade and his men arrested Tblak and his colleagues including Juliet Semion, Ahmed Olasunkanmi, Adeniran Eritosin and Tunde Jimoh They were charged to court for conduct likely to cause breach of peace and disrespect to traditional reli...
Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA
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Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA

Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a #hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat. His lawyers had applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a woman with whom he has a child with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application. UAE's The National reported that prosecutors said he could commit crimes with just a smartphone and an internet connection and that he posed too much of a flight risk. Reacting to prosecutors' argument, Pissetzky said his client had too much to lose if he flees from the United States. He told a judge in Chicago by videolink; “He is loved and respected...
Woman who Accused D’banj of Rape Released after being Arrested
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Woman who Accused D’banj of Rape Released after being Arrested

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused D'banj of raping her in 2018 has been released after being arrested by the Lagos state police. Babatayo's lawyers confirmed her arrest on Tuesday June 16. Her lawyers told Premium Times;   “They arrested Seyitan this morning in Lagos. They arrested our client but somebody is already there to facilitate her release on bail. “This matter is coming to Abuja by tomorrow; we are petitioning. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is taking up the petition tomorrow. That is all I can say about it for now." In a notice D'banj's lawyers Mike Ozekhome Chambers served Ms Babatayo, she was asked to pay the singer N100m within 48 hours as compensation for falsely accusing him of r...
Man in Court for Allegedly Forging Father’s Death Certificate
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Man in Court for Allegedly Forging Father’s Death Certificate

A 38-year-old telecoms engineer, Success Desmond, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly forging his late father’s death certificate. The police charged Desmond, who resides in Wuse 2, Abuja, with two counts of making false statement in declaration and using as genuine a forged document. The Prosecution Counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that the complainant, Brook Solicitors, through a petition reported the matter to the office of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team on March 19. He alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained an affidavit as the next-of-kin of his late father, Nze Desmond. Ogbobe, in addition, said that the defendant thereafter forged a death certificate of his father, which he c...
Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action over rape allegation made against him
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Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action over rape allegation made against him

He was later released on bail after flouting social distancing guidelines to invite a model he had reportedly met online to his home in Battersea. At the time, the Metropolitan Police released a statement, which read: "When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. "She was taken to hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June. Enquiries continue." But following a 'full and thorough investigation', the Chelsea star has confirmed in a statement posted to his social media accounts that no further action would be taken.   'At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made again...
Derek Chauvin, The Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd Granted $1.25 Million Bail
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Derek Chauvin, The Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd Granted $1.25 Million Bail

The Minneapolis ex-policeman accused of killing unarmed black man George Floyd has made his first court appearance, where his bail was set at $1.25m (£1m). Prosecutors cited the "severity of the charges" and public outrage as the reason for upping his bail from $1m. Derek Chauvin faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Three other arresting officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder. Mr Floyd's death in May led to global protests and calls for police reform. Mr Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May. He and the three other police officers have since been fired.
#JusticeforDjEvolve: DJ Evolve Allegedly Shot Twice in the Neck by Politician in Kenya
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#JusticeforDjEvolve: DJ Evolve Allegedly Shot Twice in the Neck by Politician in Kenya

Kenyans have taken to their social media page to call for justice for DJ Evolve who was allegedly shot twice in the neck by a politician, Babu Owino at the club using hashtag #JusticeforDjEvolve. The Kenyan DJ and performer Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, was allegedly shot in a club in January 16, 2020 after a misunderstanding with politician MP Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino, representing Embakasi East. According to reports, eye witnesses at the club claimed it all began with an argument between the DJ and the politician who teased each other about the size of their guns. Witnesses who were at the club said it all began with banter between the two, who teased each other about the size of their guns. It is not clear if DJ Evolve also had a gun or if gun was a euphemis...
“My Arrest Shows I Don’t Deal with Small Money” – Bobrisky Boasts about Arrest Over N30m
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“My Arrest Shows I Don’t Deal with Small Money” – Bobrisky Boasts about Arrest Over N30m

Nigerian cross-dresser Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky, has taken to social media to brag about his arrest over a N30 million deal. Bobrisky was picked up by officers of the Nigerian police and is presently being detained at Ajah area command, Lagos state. Though little was known as to why he was picked up, eports have now emerged revealing why he was arrested. According to reports, Bobrisky was arrested yesterday by operatives of the Inspector General Police (IG) Monitoring Unit from Abuja over a N30 million deal between himself and a female client. Police sources state that the popular crossdresser was picked up while driving in Lekki. The policemen reportedly entered his white Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)and drove off with him. Confirming his arrest, the spok...
Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo,  Dies in Kirikiri Prison
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Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo, Dies in Kirikiri Prison

Jean Codo, a Republic of Benin businessman who was standing trial for an alleged €29m fraud, has died in Kirikiri prison, Lagos. Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, slumped and died in the prison on Thursday morning May 21. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Codo and his company, TPMS, were arraigned in court by the EFCC on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million Euros), a property of the Federal Government of Nigeria. One of the counts reads: “That you, Jean Codo and TPMS Transport and Port Management Systems Limited, sometime in 2010 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony, to wit: stealing of about €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million E...
Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Still in Police Custody after Failing to meet Bail Requirements
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Ghanaian Pastor, Bishop Obinim Still in Police Custody after Failing to meet Bail Requirements

Controversial Ghanaian Pastor and founder of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim is reportedly still in police custody after failing to meet his bail requirements. The Pastor was arrested days ago for publication of false news and forgery of a document contrary to sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) respectively. He was subsequently arraigned before a Magistrate court in Accra and was granted a ¢100,000 bail with three sureties (one person to be justified). Head of Public Affairs of the CID DSP Juliana Obeng however told Joy News on Wednesday May 20, that Bishop Obinim is still in their custody after failing to meet his bail requirements. Upon perfecting his bail conditions, Bishop Obinim is expected to appear in c...
Man Who Posted Wife’s Battered Face On Facebook Arraigned, Granted N500,000 Bail
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Man Who Posted Wife’s Battered Face On Facebook Arraigned, Granted N500,000 Bail

A Lagos-based man, Sulaiman Maiyegun, aka Afobaje, who allegedly battered his wife and bragged about it on Facebook was on Friday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of assault occasioning harm and offensive publication. In her ruling, Magistrate Folake Oshin granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties who must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant. Maiyegun had on May 5 posted to his Facebook account, “I beat my wife and I am waiting for her police because I talked to a woman.” The post was attached with several pictures of the battered woman, identified as Mariam Gabriel, with blood oozing from her forehead. Maiyegun’s action attracted condemnation from many Nigerians on social media. One of his friend...
Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail
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Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail

Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, who was detained by the Lagos state police command over the death of video vixen and dancer, Kodak, at his studio in Omole, Lagos in April, has been granted bail. Police sources who confirmed his release to LIB, said Clarence and others who were detained over the death of Kodak, were granted administrative bail while investigation continues. ''They were granted administrative bail while investigation is ongoing. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation as soon as it is concluded'' the source said Clarence and some members of his team were invited for questionning  and were detained by the police who are investigating the circumstances surrounding Kodak's death. Kodak was said to have been elect...
Messi Shoots Down Rumour Of Paying For Ronaldinho’s Bail From Prison
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Messi Shoots Down Rumour Of Paying For Ronaldinho’s Bail From Prison

Argentina and Barcelona star man, Lionel Messi has refute claims suggesting that he paid for Ronaldinho’s bail from Paraguayan prison. Messi’s former team-mate, Ronaldinho was arrested and jailed together with his brother in a paraguayan prison after the two tried to enter the country with a fake passport. The former world cup winner and Barcelona legend was jailed for six month but has been bailed for an amount of $1.6 million. Many believed it was his friend Messi who bailed him out. On Thursday, Messi took to social media to disprove the stories and said that they are made up stories. Messi branded the story as “the second lie” since it was rumoured that the Barcelona forward has requested a move out from his parent club, Barcelona to Manchester City. Ronaldinho is currently ...
Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and wife granted bail; to be arraigned in court today
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Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and wife granted bail; to be arraigned in court today

The Lagos State Police command has granted bail to singer Naira Marley and former Lagos state governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife. The trio were detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba on Monday April 6 after they turned themselves in for questionning.   Recall that they were all invited for questionning for attending the birthday party of JJC Skillz on Sunday April 5th, thereby violating the social distancing order of the Lagos state government.   The lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the state stalled their arraignment at the state magistrate court yesterday April 7.   A police source who confirmed they have been granted bail, said they would be arraigned in court today Wednesda...
Ex-HOS Oyo-Ita Granted N100m Bail after Being Arraigned for N3bn Fraud by EFCC
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Ex-HOS Oyo-Ita Granted N100m Bail after Being Arraigned for N3bn Fraud by EFCC

The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita has been granted bail in the sum of N100 million, after being arraigned before a federal high court in Abuja on 18-count charge of N3 billion graft by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oyo-Ita who was accused of fraud in relation to DTA, estacodes, conference fees and receiving kickbacks on contracts, pleaded not guilty to the charges in court today March 23. She was arraigned alongside her special assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Ltd; Garba Umar and his companies, Slopes International Ltd and Gooddeal Investments Ltd, U & U Global Services Ltd belonging to Mr Effiok, and Prince Mega Logistics Ltd. Count one of the charge reads...

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