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Two Men Arrested for allegedly Diverting a Company’s N4.5 Million goods
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Two Men Arrested for allegedly Diverting a Company’s N4.5 Million goods

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested a 32-year-old man, Mutiu Olaonipekun, a driver at Parkway Investment, a subsidiary of C_WAY Foods and Beverages Company Ota, for allegedly diverting goods worth #4.5 million belonging to the company. The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Onipanu divisional headquarters by the company that the driver was given a truck loaded with the company's goods on March 15 to deliver somewhere in Isolo Lagos. It was alleged that the driver absconded with the truck as well as the goods and his whereabouts was unknown. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, detailed his detectives to unravel the myster...
Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa
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Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa

Two suspects appeared in court on Monday, April 12, for the murder of a mentally ill woman, Jostina Sangweni, in Soweto, South Africa. It was gathered that the 59-year-old woman was burnt alive and later died after being accused of witchcraft. She had a psychiatric condition known as Schizophrenia which affects a person's ability to think and behave. The woman on the day she was set ablaze The two suspects, aged 27 and 28, were arrested on Friday, April 9, following the concerted efforts of the South African Police to not only apprehend the perpetrators behind the murder of Ms Sangweni, but to also ensure that cases against the suspects are watertight towards a successful prosecution. Police said the two suspects appeared in the Protea Magistrate Court while investigati...
Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering
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Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering

Track and field sprinter, Leon Reid, who sprinted for Britain before switching to Ireland, has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. Reid, who ran 20.55sec on the Gold Coast to become Northern Ireland’s first Commonwealth Games track medal winner in 28 years, appeared last week in Bristol magistrates’ court. The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who is planning to run at the Tokyo Olympics, was among a group of five men charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, permitting premises to be used in the production of crack cocaine, concealing criminal property, and acquiring criminal property. In a statement the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit said the investigation was focused on “the large-scale...
Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers
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Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers

The US Supreme Court has wiped away a lower court opinion holding that then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his Twitter account. Ruling on Monday, April 5, The Supreme court dismissed the case because Trump is not in office so there is no longer a live case or any controversy. Trump created his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as President of the US he blocked seven individuals who had expressed displeasure with him. Lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the seven individuals, arguing Trump's action violated their First Amendment rights. In court papers, they said Trump's account, @realDonaldTrump, "functions as an official source of new...
Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 
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Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 

Former footballer, Jhon Viafara, who played in the Premier League for Southampton and Portsmouth, has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia. The 42-year-old was sentenced by a federal court in Texas on Wednesday, April 1, according to US prosecutors. Viafara, from Robles, Colombia, last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, and was extradited north of his homeland in January. He had been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into the States, which equates to a staggering £21million into the United States. Prosecutors said that the former Saints star conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send cocain...
Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot
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Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot

Australian Olympic champion, Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have been found guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $150 million into the country in 2018. According to Nine News,  Nathan Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens for kayaking, and his brother had pleaded not guilty but an Australian jury in Brisbane jury found both men guilty following a two-week trial. Back in 2018 Dru Baggaley and another man were arrested after law enforcement intercepted their boat Authorities seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine, according to court documents. The boat had met a larger foreign vessel off the coast of New South Wales and was subsequently intercepted, according to the prosecution's case as ...
Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her
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Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her

31-year-old Pastor of Gathering of Saints church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has been arraigned in court for reportedly breaking into his 46-year-old ex-lover’s home and mercilessly assaulting her. It was gathered that the incident occurred after Maritha Khumalo who refused to allow the Pastor into her home at Entumbane, locked herself in. Pastor Nkomo was said to have left briefly only to return around 7pm to hide in a nearby maize field, anticipating that Maritha would eventually open the door. He was however spotted at the farm by his ex-lover. After realising that his plan was not working, Pastor Nkomo scaled over the precast wall and knocked on Maritha’s door. After she insisted on not opening the door, he then climbed onto the roof where he removed two asbestos sheets and jump...
How kidnapper abducted 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook, raped her twice daily for seven days and demanded N3 ransom from her family
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How kidnapper abducted 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook, raped her twice daily for seven days and demanded N3 ransom from her family

The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 19-year-old suspected kidnapper, Tajudeen Igikalo, who abducted a teenage girl he met on Facebook. The police operatives also rescued the victim, a 16-year-old Senior Secondary student from Benin City. It was gathered that the suspect met the teenager on Facebook in February, 2021. They chatted for one month, after which he invited her to his house at Egba on Benin-Auchi Road in Edo state                          Suspect On Thursday, 25 March 2021, the girl visited Tajudeen in Egba after school hours. To her greatest shock, the suspect allegedly kidnapped her on the spot and she spent seven days in captivity. The suspect then allegedly removed the sim card from her mobile phone and then contacted her family demanding N3 million...
Ogun Hotel Denies Claim of People Dying after Eating Meat Served by Suspected Yahoo boy
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Ogun Hotel Denies Claim of People Dying after Eating Meat Served by Suspected Yahoo boy

The management of Titi's Concept Hotel and Apartment has denied claim of people dying after eating meat served by a suspected yahoo boy on March 20. The hotel manager, Otunba Damilare in an interview with Sahara Reporters on Tuesday March 30 said the hotel does not allow customers to bring food or any edible item into the premises. Damilare who said a group of ‘Yahoo Boys' assaulted a security guard at the hotel and were charged to court by the management, alleged that the story was concoted by them (yahoo boys) to tarnish the image of the hotel. He said; “The incident purported to have happened at our company is not true. No one shared meat at our hotel, we don't allow that, no one brings in beef or drink or anything. "Probably they went into the car outside the hotel to ...
Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date
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Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, has reacted after it emerged he will appear in court for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France teammate, Mathieu Valbuena, over a sex tape. Recall that the Versailles prosecutor’s office had said on Tuesday that Benzema would face trial in court from October 20-22 this year for his alleged role in the Valbuena sex tape blackmail plot six years ago. The 33-year-old is suspected of pressuring Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured. Reacting to the development, Benzema responded on his Instagram story, writing alongside a screenshot of the news: ‘Yes, finally. Let the masquerade end forever.’ Meanwhile, Benzema has not played for France since October 2015 aft...
Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April
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Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April

A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN), come April. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 9, 2021. This resulted in people disregarding Covid-19 protocols as they trooped to offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to get registered. However, a former second National Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights lawyer, Mr Monday Ubani, filed an originating motion and asked the court to stop the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from disconnecting all SIM Cards not linked to NINs, Punch reports. The ...
I Won’t Go To Court, Aba People Have Been Cheated — Mascot Kalu Says
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I Won’t Go To Court, Aba People Have Been Cheated — Mascot Kalu Says

The candidate of APC in the just concluded Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election Abia State, Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu has said despite losing the election, his party is not prepared to challenge the victory of the PDP’s Chimaobi Ebisike in court While adding that he has abundant evidence to prove that the election was manipulated against his party, Hon. Mascot Kalu insisted that Aba people were robbed of the opportunity of effective representation. "We were winning in more than 400 polling units and they kept using thugs to harass the INEC officials and scare our voters. Our voters ran for their lives. In a city with over 497,000 voting strength, less than 15,000 votes were recorded in the entire election. "I commend the INEC and security agents who were overwhelmed a...
Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos
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Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of one Jelili Bakare that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on  March 18. The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead. Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Po...
PDP Hails Court For Jailing APC Rigging Professor, Peter Ogban
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PDP Hails Court For Jailing APC Rigging Professor, Peter Ogban

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) commends the judiciary for its courage to stand on the side of the people to jail one of the corrupt returning officers. who connived with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to rewrite election results against the PDP in the 2019 general elections. The party said the three years jailed term handed to Prof. Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, for manipulating the result of Akwa-lbom Northwest senatorial election and attempting to foist the APC and its rejected candidate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on the people, is a huge lesson for compromised individuals working for the APC to subvert the will of the people. It is shameful that individuals who had attained the peak of enviable career in the academia Such indivi...
Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta
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Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office secured ten convictions on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The convicts are: Beyioku Olatunji (a.k.a Bashorun), Beyioku Oluwayomi Oluwafemi (a.k.a Ola 1),Adeleke Ridwan Adekunle, AbdulFatai Waliu, Adelani Sarafa Yomi, Folarin Ikeoluwa Akinleye, Adebisi Abiola Victor, Adio Toheeb Oladimeji, Ogundulu Oluwashola Temitope and Amoo Rilwan Babatunde, The Beyioku brothers, Olatunji and Oluwafemi were arrested in November 2019 for allegedly falsely presenting themselves as operatives of the Commission to defraud members of the public. The two notorious Supernumerary Policemen, popularly known as Spy Police, were initially arraigned on Janua...
Two Brothers Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Stealing Mobile Phones in Ondo
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Two Brothers Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Stealing Mobile Phones in Ondo

A court in Ondo state has sentenced two brothers, Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky, as well as their accomplice, Ovie Nana Friday, to death by hanging for stealing. The convicts were said to have in December 2013, used dangerous weapons to dispose many residents of Bolorunduro in Ondo state of their belongings which include mobile phones, motorcycle, cash and other valuables. They were first arraigned on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery. The charges were later amended to six. The Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu, who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused which were admitted. The defendants represented by Samson Iluyemi testified for themselves...
Islamic teacher arrested for allegedly looting items while fire ravaged Katsina central market
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Islamic teacher arrested for allegedly looting items while fire ravaged Katsina central market

43-year-old Islamic teacher, Muhammad Abba has been arrested by men of the Katsina state police command for looting items worth thousands of naira during the recent fire outbreak at the Katsina Central market on Monday, March 22. Parading the suspect and 32 other suspects before newsmen, the spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, said the wife of the Islamic teacher had reported to the police that her husband participated in looting the items and hid the stolen items in their home. “Muhammad Abba is an Islamic teacher at an Islamiyah School, but went looting items during the fire incident at the central market. His wife reported him to the police that her husband was keeping some looted items under their bed in the house.”the spokesperson said Gambo said the Islamic ...
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
I Consented To Sex Because I Like Doing It – 12 Year Old Tells Court
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I Consented To Sex Because I Like Doing It – 12 Year Old Tells Court

A magistrate court in Port Harcourt has remanded a middle-aged man, Alfred Chikere in prison for allegedly eloping with a 12-year-old girl. The Court also ordered the detention of the minor in a remand home for agreeing to have consented to sexual intercourse with Chikere. Chikere was slammed with two counts of Abduction and defilement of a teenager and will be prosecuted under Section 361 of the Criminal Code of the Rivers State Laws. The Police in the charge sheet alleged that Alfred Chikere, 38 camped the 12-year-old girl in his house for up to a month before the parents launched a search for her whereabouts. The Prosecutor ASP Omorujia further told the court that the man abducted the girl as a virgin and deflowered her through the one month he took her in. But Senior...
Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months
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Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number, NIN by two months. Justice Maureen Onyetenu granted the extension while delivering a ruling in a fundamental right suit filed by legal practitioner, Monday Ubani against the federal government, the Attorney General of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy. In the suit, Ubani had contended that the initial two weeks ultimatum (now extended to April 6, 2021) given to telecommunication operators to block SIM Cards of Nigerians who have not registered their SIM Card with NIN if allowed, will infringe on his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, right to own moveable property and righ...
Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague
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Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen. The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.                       Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a week later after series of intensive and coordinated attempts by the state government through the various security agencies to rescue him alive. The legal practitio...
Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt
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Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt

Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Chibueze Okenwa (a.k.a Rodriguz), a fake United States of American military officer, to two years imprisonment for impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i & ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015. He was initially arraigned on March 4, 2021 by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and pleaded “not guilty” to one-count charge bordering on impersonation with intent to gain monetary advantage for self. At the resumed hearing of his case on March 18, 2021, Okenwa opted to change his plea. He was re-arraigned and pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge. The charge reads: "that you Chibuez...
Court Restrains EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome
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Court Restrains EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, from either inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a renowned constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. Justice Ekwo gave the order while delivering judgement in a fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Ozekhome against EFCC. Respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/324/2018, were the EFCC, Magu and one of its lead operatives, Abubakar Aliyu Madaki. By the suit, Ozekhome had claimed that EFCC continued to harrass him for being an outspoken critic of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in terms of the anti-corruption war led by Magu. The court he...
Court Remands Ekiti Man For Stealing Cooked Rice, Phones
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Court Remands Ekiti Man For Stealing Cooked Rice, Phones

An Ekiti State Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded a 28-year-old man, Ayomide Ajifolowo, for allegedly stealing a warmer filled with cooked rice. The defendant, who was also accused of stealing phones and money, was arraigned by the Ekiti State Police Command. The police prosecutor, Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi, said the defendant on February 1, 2021 around 05.40am in the Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, conspired with others at large to commit a felony, to wit, stealing Olasunkanmi said, “The defendant and others at large on the same date, time and place, did steal one Tecno Spark 4 phone and a bag containing one small Tecno phone, a cooler of cooked rice, a purse containing the sum of N30,450, one phone charger, one earpiece, one mobile filling station identity card and on...
Ajax goalkeeper Onana training alone on amateur pitches ahead of doping ban appeal
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Ajax goalkeeper Onana training alone on amateur pitches ahead of doping ban appeal

The Cameroon international failed an out-of-competition test and cannot play football of any kind at the moment, with the Dutch giants having appealed Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been banned from all football for the next year after he was found to have the banned substance Furosemide in his urine sample, but he continues to fight for his future. The Eredivisie club are expecting their appeal will be heard in the next two months at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), with the ban also preventing Onana from training with the club. The club have already made public their claim that their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife. Meanwhile, the Dutch Association of Professional Footballers (VVCS) has condemned the length of the ban given to Onana as “dispro...
Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’
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Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather. District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi. The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced. The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they ...
Impeached Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri Drags Ogun Assembly To Court, Demands N1.5 Billion Damages
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Impeached Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri Drags Ogun Assembly To Court, Demands N1.5 Billion Damages

The former Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Dare Kadiri, has dragged the Assembly before an Abeokuta Federal High Court demanding the nullification of his impeachment by the House. The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was joined as the first respondent in the case while the House of Assembly was the second respondent. The former Deputy Speaker in the suit tagged FHC/AB/FHR/35/2021 and dated 10th of March sought for five Hundred Million Naira general damage against the respondent. He also prayed the court for an order of One Billion Naira exemplary damages against the respondents. According to the court paper signed by the counsel to the applicant, Idowu Adepeju, as obtained by Independent, Kadiri was seeking for a declara...
Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude
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Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude

An Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday, ordered a man, Jimoh Falola, to wash public toilets for 30 days for being rude to the court. In his ruling, the President of the court, Chief Henry Agbaje held that Falola had no regards for constituted authority from the way he insulted the court while the court was sitting. Agbaje consequently ordered Falola to be taken away by the police until he is ready to comport himself in a civil and orderly manner. ”He is ordered to embark on 30-day community service which include clearing the bush, sweeping the cutting, road sweeping and washing of public toilets. The arbitrator subsequently adjourned the case until March 29 for hearing. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Opeyemi, filed a divorce suit against her estrang...
Rochas Vs Uzodimma: Court Dismisses Appeal Filed By Imo Govt
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Rochas Vs Uzodimma: Court Dismisses Appeal Filed By Imo Govt

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Wednesday, dismissed the appeal filed by the Attorney General of Imo State and forty others challenging the ruling of an Owerri Federal High Court, which granted Senator Rochas Okorocha the leave to amend processes filed before the Court. Presiding Judge in the Suit with Suit No:CA/ABJ/CV/942/2020, Justice Dattijo Yahaya, dismissed the appeal, following a notice of discontinuance dated and filed on March 16 by the Attorney General of Imo State, Cyprain Akaolisa, on behalf of the appellants. Counsel to Senator Rochas Okorocha, Oba Maduabuchi, opposed the withdrawal of the appeal on the ground that the appellants want to deceive the Court by pretending to discontinue the appeal and go back to Imo State and complete what they intend to do be...
Court Orders INEC To Appear Before It On March 30 Over Party Registration
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Court Orders INEC To Appear Before It On March 30 Over Party Registration

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to appear before it on March 30 over the failure of the commission to register the Africa Youth Democratic Party. Ruling on an exparte motion brought before the court by members of the party led by Samuel Olalekan and seven others, the court, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted leave to the applicants to apply for a judicial review and to seek for an order of mandamus compelling the electoral body to appear before the court. Lawyer to the applicants informed the court that the political association known as Africa Youth Democratic Party lodged a letter with INEC as an intending political party since December 2020 but the commission has failed to register the party. Justic...
Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam
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Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, March 15, convicted and sentenced one Ajibola Hammed, to three-months in prison. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act. The defendant, in a classic love scam, represented himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love, the agency said. He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the EFCC, culminating in the amendment of his charge. In view of his plea, Ju...
Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody
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Anambra Police Denies Trying to Cover up a Murder case, says Woman Arrested for allegedly Beating her Househelp to Death is Still in Custody

The Anambra police command has denied trying to cover up a murder case involving a woman who was arrested for allegedly beating her househelp to death. The police command in a statement released by its spokeperson Haruna Mohammed, described the allegation made by activist Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison as false. Haruna said the 25-year-old woman identified as Madam Nmesoma Okafor, is still in police custody and would be charged to court on Monday 15/3/2021 after an autopsy has been conducted. The statement read; The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a misleading report on Instagram credited to one Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison that Police have refused to charge to Court one Madam Nmesoma Okafor 'f' aged 25years of Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Ana...
Man, 23, Sentenced for ‘Raping’ Pony 4 years after he was Prosecuted for Having Sex with a Horse
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Man, 23, Sentenced for ‘Raping’ Pony 4 years after he was Prosecuted for Having Sex with a Horse

A man caught having sex with a horse for the second time has pleaded guilty. Isaac Cluley , 23, was convicted of bestiality charges at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday, March 10. This comes 4 years after he had sex with a different horse. The court heard Cluley was prosecuted in 2016 for an earlier offence of having sex with a horse, Leicester Live reports, leaving the judge asking if he has an overpowering sexual interest in horses. His latest sexual offence left a family's pet shetland pony scared and defensive. Cluley pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of sexual penetration of a living animal last August and admitted possessing extreme pornography, including mobile phone footage of the pony. Recorder William Edis QC said: "For the second time in your ...
Court Summons Malami, Magu To Testify In Maina’s Trial
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Court Summons Malami, Magu To Testify In Maina’s Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a subpoena compelling the Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami and former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to testify in the ongoing case against former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The subpoena signed on 8th March by presiding Judge Justice Okon Abang, ordered 10 persons to come before the court on 9th,10th and 11th March to testify in Mr Maina’s defence. Others who were also subpoenaed include Femi Falana, M. Mustapha, Hassan Salihu, Mohammed Wakil, G.T Idris, Kenneth Amabem, Ibrahim Kaigama and the director of compliance, Central Bank of Nigeria. The first defence witness in the case, Ngozika Ihuoma, had alleged that Mr Magu misappropriated 222 properties worth N1.63 trillion recovered...
FBI arrests American man suspected of being part of US capitol riots after he’s deported from Kenya
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FBI arrests American man suspected of being part of US capitol riots after he’s deported from Kenya

The FBI has arrested an American linked to January's deadly riots at the US Capitol in Washington DC  after he was deported from Kenya. Isaac Sturgeon, 32, of Dillon, Montana, has been summoned to a court in New York after he arrived at JFK airport over the weekend. Sturgeon is charged with seven counts including shoving a metal barricade into police officers during the riot. He has been released on a $250,000 (£181,000) bond. According to the New York Post, which saw the documents, Mr Sturgeon was deported from the country after an arrest warrant was issued by the FBI. He had been staying in Kenya since 24 January, and was planning to return to the US in April, according to court documents. Recall that in January 6, a mob loyal to Donald Trump stormed the Congres...
ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention
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ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year. Martin Gegenheimer married to a Nigerian citizen but based in Nairobi, Kenya, had in his suit filed at the court in Abuja claimed that he was illegally detained between February 24 and March 4, 2020. Mr Gegenheimer, a professional aviator with specialisation in commercial airline start-up, had said he was arrested at the boarding gate of the Kenya Airways aircraft while leaving for Nairobi on February 24, 2020. He said his passport was seized and he was held in a jam-packed detention despite the COVID protocol” and “without acceptable food as well as medical care.” ...
FFK Denies Claims of Beating his ex-wife Precious Chikwendu while she was pregnant, accuses her of Adultery and Attempting to Kill him and their Sons
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FFK Denies Claims of Beating his ex-wife Precious Chikwendu while she was pregnant, accuses her of Adultery and Attempting to Kill him and their Sons

Media Consultant to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Honourable Oladimeji Olaiya, has denied claims filed in court by his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu. Precious in an affidavit she deposed in support of an originating motion brought pursuant to Section 69 of the Child’s Rights Act, 2003 accused the former Minister of beating her up on several occasions even while she was pregnant with their children. Precious in her summons also accused FFK of drugging her with the help of the DPO at the Asokoro Police station. She asked the court to grant her custody of their four boys. Reacting to the claims, Hon Olaiya, in a statement released today Saturday, March 6, hinted that they will provide ''evidence'' to the court why the children shouldn’t be in Precious' custody....
Court Remands Seven Yoruba Men Over Shasha Market Mayhem, Killings
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Court Remands Seven Yoruba Men Over Shasha Market Mayhem, Killings

Seven Yoruba men were on Thursday remanded at Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo for alleged arson and murder during the Shasha market mayhem. The suspects are Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20 with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder. The Iyaganu Magistrate, I. O. Osho, who did not take the plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction ordered the police to return the case file to the Office of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. Ms Osho adjourned the matter until May 11, for mention. Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Foluke Oladosu, told the court that the suspects conspired with others, at large, to commit the of...
Lady Who Slept with 13-year-old Boy Counters his Age in Court
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Lady Who Slept with 13-year-old Boy Counters his Age in Court

26-year-old Precious Teya from Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe, who was arrested last week for reportedly sleeping with a 13-year-old boy has challenged the minor’s age in court and also insisted that she had no way of telling that the juvenile was a minor. Teya who was arraigned on charges of indecent assault, argued that she had no way of knowing that her alleged victim who she met on an adult dating site was only 13-years-old due to his stature and his conduct. Her lawyer,  Moses Nyatsoma argued that the prosecution failed to provide conclusive proof of the boy’s age. According to Nyatsoma, the prosecution has failed to provide the defence with the boy’s birth certificate proving his age, despite being asked to do so. Zimlive quoted the lawyer as saying; “We have a child who i...
South African Man Confesses to Killing his Girlfriend 20 Years ago, Says her Spirit has been Haunting him
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South African Man Confesses to Killing his Girlfriend 20 Years ago, Says her Spirit has been Haunting him

A South African man who claimed to have been haunted by the spirit of his girlfriend he murdered more than 20 years ago has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Collins Lucky Maduane, now aged 52, was sentenced at the high court in Pretoria this week. He was 31 years old when he strangled Florah Mahlo to death at his Soshanguve home. She was 25. On the night of September 3 1999, neighbours had heard Mahlo’s screams coming from Maduane’s home. The next morning when they asked about Mahlo’s whereabouts, he claimed she was away, visiting relatives in Johannesburg. In the year 2000, while Maduane was detained in Bavianspoort Maximum Prison serving a 12-year sentence for attempted murder in another case, he was haunted by Mahlo’s spirit. He then called his sister and confessed, ...
Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication
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Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication

Meghan Markle has demanded that the Mail on Sunday publish a front-page apology and pay up £750,000 of down-payment towards her legal costs after she won the court case against them. Mail on Sunday is the sister paper of Daily Mail and is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), The Duchess of Sussex took legal action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over a series of articles which reproduced parts of the letter sent to her father in August 2018. Ms Markle claimed the articles, which were published in February 2019, involved a misuse of her private information, breached her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act. She won against the newspaper’s publisher last month. The High Court granted summ...
Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder
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Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder

A court in China has upheld a lower court's ruling in favour of a textbook’s description of homosexuality as a mental disorder. The decision of the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu was called "random and baseless" by Ou Jiayong, also known as Xixi, who had filed the lawsuit. In 2016, Xixi had discovered a psychology textbook that described being gay as a mental disorder during her studies at the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. In 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder following which China followed suit and decriminalised homosexuality in 1997. Two years later, in 2001, China removed it from the official list of mental disorders. Despite this, a psychology...
Babalawo In Court: Omoyele Sowore Reveals Why He Stormed Court With ‘Herbalist’
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Babalawo In Court: Omoyele Sowore Reveals Why He Stormed Court With ‘Herbalist’

Nigerian activist and RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore has revealed why he was seen in court with a 'Juju man'. Sowore who spoke to BBC Pidgin said that the man who wore the traditional attire normally associated with 'Juju men' is not a herbalist or a 'Juju man' as many described. He said the man is an African man who accompanied him to court dressed in what represents his belief. The human rights activist stated that the reason for the man being there was to discourage people who always look down on African traditions, cultural beliefs, and fashion. Sowore and the man in traditional attire According to Sowore, another reason for the man's presence was to change the belief that European cultures are better than those of Africans. He dished that the statement he was t...
David Adefeso’s restraining order against his ex Tamar Braxton is dissolved after they failed to appear in court
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David Adefeso’s restraining order against his ex Tamar Braxton is dissolved after they failed to appear in court

A restraining order against Tamar Braxton which was filed by her ex-Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso, in a Los Angeles court, has been dismissed. According to TMZ, the 43-year-old reality star and her ex failed to attend the Tuesday hearing, leading the court to dissolve the legal arrangement. In September 2020, Adefeso filed  for a restraining order against Tamar, who is the younger sister of R&B staple Toni Braxton amid claims that she had made death threats against him, and had assaulted him while he was driving. Appearing on The Tamron Hall Show last October,Tamrar denied her ex's claims. 'I am a survivor a domestic violence relationship,' she told Hall. 'And not at any point [were] David and I in an abusive relationship.' She also claimed that they had audio re...
Native Doctor In Court: Sowore Is Mad – Aisha Yesufu Laughs
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Native Doctor In Court: Sowore Is Mad – Aisha Yesufu Laughs

Socio-political activist Aisha Yesufu on Tuesday joked that Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore is mad following the latter’s appearance in court on Tuesday. Sowore stormed the premises of a magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja with a supporter dressed as a native doctor. The #RevolutionNow convener shared pictures of his arrival in court on Twitter with the title of Ola Rotimi’s book The Gods are Not to Blame as caption. Reacting in a Twitter post of her own, Yesufu said Sowore is mad man and asking him what he was doing. Court workers, journalists, policemen, and other visitors were stunned at the presence of Sowore’s ‘native doctor’, with many breaking out in laughter. Sowore is standing trial along with others over allegation of unlawful assembly an...
Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims
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Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Tuesday, March 2, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A statement released by the commission gave the names of the suspects as Olawale Ibrahim Damilare, Goodluck Sambo Olatayo, Mathew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi, and Samson Olawale Ayomide. According to the statement, they pleaded guilty to a one-count amended charge of fraudulent Impersonation. The offense is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) 1 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015. ''In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, the prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, reviewed the case and urged the Court to convict ...
Mother-of-six Asks Court To Intervene As Her Husband Evicts Her From House
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Mother-of-six Asks Court To Intervene As Her Husband Evicts Her From House

A mother-of-six has asked the Court of Appeal in Benin City to void an order which her estranged husband relied on to evict her from her matrimonial home. Mrs. Agnes Ikpea, 64, who has six adult children with her estranged husband, Chief Leemon Ikpea, was thrown out of their home in Banana Island, Lagos. Her estranged husband, Chief Ikpea had filed a petition at the Edo State High Court in Benin in which he sought the dissolution of his marriage of 39 years to Agnes. Along with the petition, Chief Ikpea also filed an ex-parte application asking the court to order his wife to vacate the matrimonial home in Banana Island. Justice Acha had refused Mrs Ikpea’s application to transfer the case to Lagos on the premise that both parties reside in the state. On February 17, 2021, J...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...

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