Sunday, August 1

Tag: prosecutor

Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters
Lifestyle

Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters

Bill Cosby shared a message for his supporters to celebrate his 84th birthday on Monday, July 12. Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court last week after it found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The disgraced actor had served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. To celebrate his birthday, Cosby, who continues to deny any wrongdoing, thanked his supporters for their support. “On my Birthday — I wholeheartedly thank you for your support, thank you for fighting for my freedom, and thank you for staying ...
Video shows Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after sex conviction is thrown out
Lifestyle

Video shows Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after sex conviction is thrown out

Video of Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out his sexual assault conviction has been shared online. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s sex assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The Court said that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeal court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women. The American comedian and actor, 83, served nearly three years of a three-to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He was charged in late 2015 when a prosec...
Update: Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns his conviction
News

Update: Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns his conviction

Bill Cosby was released from prison on Wednesday June 30, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his indecent assault conviction and ordered his release from prison The Supreme court overturned the sex assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. It was disclosed that that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeal court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women. The American comedian and actor, 83, served nearly three years of a three-to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. But maintained his innocence in the...
Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…
News

Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…

A jealous man battered his wife to death with a marble chopping board after she signed off a text to their handyman with a kiss, a court has heard. The court heard how Leslie Winnister, 68, went to the pub for a pint and a packet of crisps after killing his wife, Suzanne Winnister, 66. When he was arrested in his bloodstained clothes he told officers: 'I've just had a terrible day.' His wife was found by family members with severe head and neck injuries at the couple's gated £1.6m house in Becketts Close, Bexley, at around 9.15pm on September 8 last year. Winnister was discovered among the graves in a nearby churchyard after leaving the King's Head pub in Bexley High Street. He has now been handed an indefinite hospital order at after admitting his wife's manslaughte...
Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears
Sport

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an "angry" police officer, a murder trial jury has heard. On Tuesday, May 4, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for a number of clubs, including Aston Villa, Manchester City, Ipswich Town, and Sheffield Wednesday. Monk is alleged to have fired a Taser weapon at Atkinson for 33 seconds, or more than six times longer than the standard five-second phase, and while he was on the ground and apparently unresponsive, kicked him in the head twice with such force the imprint of Monk’s laces were left on Atkinson’s forehead. Another ...
French billionaire tycoon, Bernard Tapie and his wife are beaten and tied up by burglary gang in ‘extremely violent’ raid
News

French billionaire tycoon, Bernard Tapie and his wife are beaten and tied up by burglary gang in ‘extremely violent’ raid

French billionaire tycoon and former owner of Adidas, Bernard Tapie was attacked along with his wife during an 'extremely violent' burglary at his luxury estate near Paris. The former French government minister, 78, was repeatedly hit over the head when a group of men broke into his manor house in Combs-La-Ville overnight on Saturday, April 3. They also beat up Tapie's wife, 70-year-old Dominique Tapie, before tying them up with electrical cords. After the burglary attack, Mrs Tapie was taken to the hospital for treatment but her husband chose not to. Their grandson Rodolphe Tapie said of the attack: 'My grandfather refused to be taken away. 'He is shattered, very tired. He was sitting on a chair when he was hit with a club. 'My grandmother was taken to hospital for a ch...
Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot
Sport

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 ...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
News

Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years
News

Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years

A married teacher who had sex with a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. Kandice Barber was found guilty of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in January following a retrial and was sentenced for her "beyond despicable" crimes on Friday, March 5. During the trial, Amersham Law Courts heard the 35-year-old married mom had told the boy she would "bring him down with her" if the relationship was discovered. While she was working as a school cover supervisor, she had sent topless pictures of herself to the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as well as a "live video" of her masturbating. On Friday, March 5, Barber, of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court to be sentenced. Prosecutor Dav...
JUST IN!!! 17 Year Old In Court For Threatening Mother’s Life
News

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...
ICC Confirms Buratai, Other Sacked Military Chiefs’ Cases With Their Prosecutor
Politics

ICC Confirms Buratai, Other Sacked Military Chiefs’ Cases With Their Prosecutor

The International Criminal Court has said that the matter of the trial of the outgone Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Defence Chief, General Abayomi Olonisakin; former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas; and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is with its prosecutor. The ICC stated this on Thursday evening in a mail sent to SaharaReporters by its Spokesperson, Fadi El-Abdallah. The ICC further directed SaharaReporters to contact its prosecutor for more details on the trial and prosecution of the former military chiefs. Since Tuesday, a cross-section of Nigerians has started to demand the probe and trial of Buratai, and the other service chiefs for alleged abuse of office. Nigerians particularly said the army chie...
Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500
News

Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500

An internet fraudster, Timileyin Awojodu, has been convicted for defrauding an American citizen of $2,500 after posing with the name 'Troy Stone' and using nude pictures to lure his victim. On Monday July 13, a High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, convicted Timileyin Awojodu, after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Abdurasheed Sulaeman, say Timileyin obtained the money from his American victim fraudulently. The prosecutor revealed Timileyin fraudulently worked with the con name 'Troy Stone' he used in defrauding his victim. The prosecutor while making his case tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, confessional statement made by Awojodu and nude pictures printed on his mail. Timileyin was found guilty by ...
20-year-old Man Sentenced to 2 Years Imprisonment for Raping Eight-year-old Girl in Ogun
Crime

20-year-old Man Sentenced to 2 Years Imprisonment for Raping Eight-year-old Girl in Ogun

A twenty-year-old man Musa Anifowose, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ogun State Magistrate for raping an eight-year-old girl. According to the prosecutor, Bukola Abolade, Musa committed the crime on May 1, 2020, around 9am at Number 6 Agbaje street in Sabo, Ijebu Ode in the state. The prosecutor told the court that Musa raped the minor when her mother sent her on an errand. The victim's mother observed bloodstains on her daughter's legs, cloth and private parts when she returned. On inquiry, the victim said it was Musa who violated her. She said he took her to an abandoned building close to an Abattoir where he violated her. “When the victim got home, her mother noticed blood stains on her clothe. Upon enquiry, she told her mother what happened between her ...
Dad Brutally Beat his 3-year-old Son for Bedwetting
News

Dad Brutally Beat his 3-year-old Son for Bedwetting

A Ghanaian dad has been arrested by the police for battering his three-year-old son, Junior, for bedwetting and being stubborn. 26-year-old Ebenezer Nana Bonsu, disfigured the body of his son using a cane and a naked wire. According to Ghanaian media, Ebenezer and his son's mum live apart. The boy lived with his mum until in April when she took him to spend time with his father and also celebrate his 3rd birthday. The constant abuse the boy suffered in the hands of his father pushed a neighbor to alert his mother who came immediately to pick up her child. She and other neighbors were shocked to see what the man had done to the little boy The man was arrested while the little boy was taken to the Manhyia Hospital in Kumasi where he is currently receiving treatment. Eb...
14-year-old Boy Arrested in Lagos for Having Anal Sex with Two Underage Boys
News

14-year-old Boy Arrested in Lagos for Having Anal Sex with Two Underage Boys

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for reportedly having anal sex with two boys between the ages of 5 and 7. The suspect who now faces statutory rape charges, committed the said offence at Egundabi Street, Alimosho area of Lagos where they reside. It was gathered that he was caught in the act after inserting an oily cream to lubricate the anus of the underage boys and inserting his penis thereafter. PM Express reported that he was transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command in Ikeja for interrogation after his arrest and subsequenty charged before an Ogba Magistrates Court for the alleged offence. His plea was not taken by the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat who ordered that he he remanded in a juvenile centre without an ...
Sanusi’s Dethronement and Banishment is Illegal – Femi Falana
News

Sanusi’s Dethronement and Banishment is Illegal – Femi Falana

Human right activist, Femi Falana has stated that the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano and subsequent banishment is illegal. Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday March 10, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the emir was dethroned without being given any opportunity to defend himself. Falana said; “The dethronement, the Banishment and restriction of movement and detention are all clearly illegal. “In the first place, the governor held an Executive Council meeting presided over by him and within a space of five minutes, the emir had been accused of executing disrespect to constituted authority, meaning the governor and in the meeting presided over by the governor where he was the accuser, the prosecutor and the witness. “As if ...
Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport
Sport

Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport

Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, 39, has been freed by Paraguayan prosecutors after he admitted guilt for entering Paraguay with a fake passport. The former Barcelona superstar and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis entered Paraguay on Wednesday with fake passports bearing their names with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence. The pair were detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo and were later interrogated by law enforcement officials. Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers recognized they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly. "We are looking for an alternative way out of this that doesn't result in a formal accusation and tha...
Teen Hospitalized, 2 Classmates Charged after Doing TikTok ‘Skull-Breaker Challenge’
News

Teen Hospitalized, 2 Classmates Charged after Doing TikTok ‘Skull-Breaker Challenge’

A teen boy has been hospitalized after two of his classmates allegedly tripped him during a viral TikTok ‘Skull-Breaker Challenge’. According teen’s parents, their 13-year-old son was allegedly tripped by two of his classmates during a viral game for TikTok which landed him in the hospital with a concussion that led to a seizure, CBS Los Angles reported Tuesday. Stacy and Marc Shenker of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, said that their son was injured in January and was the victim of a viral prank circulating on the popular social media platform TikTok called the “Skull-breaker challenge.” The challenge requires one person to be unaware of its real purpose: to see them falling backward onto the ground. The “Skull-breaker challenge” show involves three people standing in a row,...
Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $1.5 Million after Spending 23 Years in Prison
News

Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $1.5 Million after Spending 23 Years in Prison

Lamonte McIntyre, from Kansas, USA has been awarded $1.5 million after being wrongfully convicted for two murders he didn't commit and spending 23 years in prison. Lamonte was convicted and sentenced to two terms of life in prison for the murders of Donald Ewing and Doniel Quinn back in 1994 after both victims had been shot in midday while in their car. Lamonte who was 17 at the time was not physically present and no evidence or motive linked him to the crime. According to The Associated Press, Lamonte has been fighting for his freedom for the past 8 years and in court documents he alleged that the prosecutor in the case intimidated witnesses after they told her that Lamonte did not look like the shooter once they saw him in person. In court documents, Lamonte also alleged that t...
Three Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Clothes Worth N450,000
News

Three Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Clothes Worth N450,000

Police on Friday arraigned three men, Muiz Ayila, 24, Yusuf Gaji, 22, and Wasiu Emiloju,18, before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of clothes worth N450,000. The defendants, whose house addresses were not provided, are facing charges of conspiracy and stealing to which they pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the trio with others still at large committed the offences at No. 72, Agodo Cornel St., Isale-Eko, Lagos, on Jan. 5. Eruada alleged that the defendants stole the clothes belonging to the complainant, one Mr Lateef Ekwobi. He said the offences contravened Sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 prescribes three-year jail term for an...
Man Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Killing Uber Driver in Abuja
News

Man Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Killing Uber Driver in Abuja

An FCT high court has sentenced one Obinna Echanu to death by hanging for killing an Uber driver. Obinna and one Everly Nnerun, were arraigned before the court for allegedly conspiring to kill the Uber driver, Edwin Ali, on December 26th, 2016 along the Abuja airport road. Echanu and Nnerun were charged with five counts which include armed robbery, conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and culpable homicide. Delivering judgment on the murder case filed against them by the police, the presiding judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke discharged and acquitted Nnerun for lack of evidence by the prosecutor, which is the Nigerian Police, but convicted Echanu and sentenced him to death by hanging as his counsel failed to prove his innocence before the court.
New Jersey Gang Member is Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Nigerian Man who was Urinating in his Street
News

New Jersey Gang Member is Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Nigerian Man who was Urinating in his Street

A New Jersey gangbanger has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting dead a Nigerian man who he saw urinating in his street. Bloods member Christopher Poole "executed" photographer Rasheed "O.J." Olabode, 27, by shooting him in the heart as he begged for mercy. Christopher had seen Olabode easing himself behind a car in Newark in April 2018 so he confronted him. Surveillance video showed Olabode begging to be spared, but Poole "executed" him anyway, prosecutors said. "The only mistake that appears the victim made was going to relieve himself in front of the wrong person," prosecutor Jason Goldberg told Superior Court of Essex County, NJ.com said. "And that simple, simple act — something that every single person does, every single day — was enough in the eyes of Mr. ...
News

Man Allegedly Stoned Police Officers

A 30-year-old man, Ayanniyi Olaosebikan, was on Thursday remanded at Ile-Ife correctional centre for stoning police officers. According to the charge sheet, the offence committed by the defendant contravened sections 365(3) and 508 of the criminal code cap 34 vol ll, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002. The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 29, 2020, at about 3:30 pm, along Mokuro Road, Ile-Ife, Osun state The charge sheet disclosed that the defendant obstructed and seriously assaulted two police officers;  Sergeants Adisa Mukaila and Corporal Fagbemi Kolawole. It added that the defendant held their uniforms and pelted stones at them while performing their lawful duty. The defendant, who was...
Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama
Politics

Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama

Trump's legal legal team on Monday night opened up an all-out attack on Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice president Joe Biden and Barack Obama on the second day of its defense of the president. The defense team unleashed White House advisor Pam Bondi to accuse Hunter of cashing in on his powerful father as vice president to take on the role of a board member in a corrupt Ukrainian oil firm, even though Hunter had no previous knowledge or experience in the oil sector. Trump is being tried in the senate over allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of congress after he allegedly withdrew military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival - Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president Zelensky. Trump in releasing the tr...
Man Arrested for Allegedly Sleeping with his Underaged Daughters in Lagos
News

Man Arrested for Allegedly Sleeping with his Underaged Daughters in Lagos

The police in Lagos state have arrested and arraigned a 40-year old man, Terry Ikechukwu Iheme, for allegedly sleeping with his two under aged daughters in his home located at Igbo-olomu in Agric area of Ikorodu Lagos. The suspect who was a senior driver with a company known as  Hi-Tech construction company in Lagos, was arrested while in church by men of the Owutu Police Division on January 12th. Upon his arrest, Iheme was interrogated and was found culpable. He was then charged before the Ikorodu Magistrate Court 1, Ita Elewa, for defilement which attracts life imprisonment if found guilty over the alleged offence. However, his plea was not taken after the prosecutor, Inspector John, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice because the victims were still min...
Woman Remanded for Selling Her Brother’s Properties
News

Woman Remanded for Selling Her Brother’s Properties

A 60-year old woman, Mrs. Nkechi Nwafor, has been ordered by an Ejigbo Magistrate Court to be remanded in prison after she sold his younger brother’s house, including vehicles worth N18m. She was said to have carried out the act while the brother was in prison abroad, with hope that the brother would not return to Nigeria. It was reported that her brother, Oliver Maduka, eventually returned after serving his prison term only to discover that his sister, Nkechi, had sold all his property and spent the money. According to the prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, some of the properties sold included a house at Fabiyi Street, Baruwa area of Ipaja, Lagos, which she allegedly forged the documents to sell, a Nissan Pathfinder SUV, a Toyota Camry car and other properties kept in her care. ...
Businessman Faces 3 Years In Jail For Theft
News

Businessman Faces 3 Years In Jail For Theft

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos on Thursday, sentenced a 29-year-old businessman Shuaibu Bulama to three years imprisonment for stealing. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Bulama after he pleaded guilty to stealing three phones, two infinix chargers, five ear pieces, five power banks and a cash sum of N5, 000. Suleiman, however, gave the convict an option to pay N20, 000 for trespass or spend two years in prison and another N15,000 for theft or spend a year in prison. He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would intend to indulge in such crime. Earlier, the prosecutor, Monday Dabit, told the court that the case was transferred from the Laranto Police Station to the CIID on Nov. 23, 2019 for further investigation. Dabit said that ...
Court Remands Teenager Who Set 24-year-old Girlfriend Ablaze in Lagos for Allegedly Cheating on Him
News

Court Remands Teenager Who Set 24-year-old Girlfriend Ablaze in Lagos for Allegedly Cheating on Him

The 18-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Victor Oji, who set his girlfriend Tolani Mariam, 24, ablaze in Iba Town in Ojo Lagos, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, did not take the teenager’s plea, but ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions. Kusanu adjourned the case until Feb. 19. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on Dec. 7, 2019, at 10.00a.m. at No. G549, Army Post Service Estate, Iba Town. He said that the defendant set ablaze his girlfriend because he suspected she was cheating on him. She later died from burns she suffered. According to the prosecutor, ...
Court Remands man for Beating Staff of Honeywell Foods to Death in Lagos
News

Court Remands man for Beating Staff of Honeywell Foods to Death in Lagos

A 27-year-old man, Damilola Farojoye, who allegedly hit and killed a staff of  Honeywell Foods, Omokhogie Francis Ayogwokha with a wooden stick, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos State. It was gathered that the defendant was fighting with his wife when late Omokhogie,45, intervened. Farojoye hit the deceased on the head with a wooden stick, causing his death. The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 21, 2019, at about 8.30a.m., on Adidas Field, Tolu, Ajegunle, Lagos State. The defendant is facing a count of murder but his plea was not taken. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, remanded him at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending advice from the state Director of Publ...
Two Men Exposed After Buying Human Skulls From Cemetery Worker In Lagos
News

Two Men Exposed After Buying Human Skulls From Cemetery Worker In Lagos

Three men were on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged possession of two human skulls, NAN reports. The defendants, Olanrewaju, 27; Kazeem, 38; and Salami, 43, are facing two counts of conspiracy and unlawful possession of human parts. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at 6.00 pm on November 21, 2019, along Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos. She told the court that the second and third defendants were caught in possession of two human skulls in a black nylon, which they had earlier claimed contained biscuits. Olaluwoye said the two defendants later confessed to having purchased the skulls from the first defendant, Olanrewaju, wh...
Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC
News

Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC

The office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has listed Nigeria among 11 countries currently under probe for alleged war and international human rights crimes. The probe was announced in ICC's end of the year report on preliminary examination activities. Nigeria which was listed for possible war crimes alongside Venezuela, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Palestine, Republic of Philippines, Ukraine and Bangladesh/Myanmar, is reportedly in phase three of the investigation stages dealing with admissibility (the last stage before the conclusion of investigation). A wide range of crimes allegedly committed in Nigeria since 2010 is currently being examined as disclosed in the report dated December the 5th, 2019. The intergovernmental organization and internat...
Swedish court extends A$AP Rocky’s detention
News

Swedish court extends A$AP Rocky’s detention

A$AP Rocky’s detention over an alleged assault was extended for at least another week by a Swedish court, pending the outcome of investigation by prosecutors.   The American rapper has been detained since July 3, after being arrested on allegation of assault in the Swedish capital. Ruling on the case, a Stockholm District Court agreed to an extended detention of A$AP Rocky "because of the flight risk".   Prosecutor Daniel Suneson now has until 25 July to decide whether to charge him. "This gives us time to complete the investigation" Suneson said.  The rapper's lawyer Slobodan Jovicic, however called the court’s decision disproportionate.   According to him, it was unreasonable to assume A$AP Rocky was a “flight risk” since not returning for a potential tri...
29-Year-Old Man Lands In Court For Allegedly Raping A 9-Year-Old Girl In Lagos
News

29-Year-Old Man Lands In Court For Allegedly Raping A 9-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 29-year-old man, John Edet, in prison for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs K.O. Doja-Ojo, who did not take the plea of Edet, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. Doja-Ojo adjourned the case until Aug. 14 for mention. Edet, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a charge of defilement. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Peace Chukwudi, told the court that Edet committed the offence on July 9 at 4:00pm at Ilasan community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos. Chukwudi said that the defendant unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the girl. “The girl complained of pains in her vagina and...
Police Arrests A Driver For Allegedly Stealing N10M Worth Of Goods
Crime

Police Arrests A Driver For Allegedly Stealing N10M Worth Of Goods

A driver, Chinazo Onoh, was brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday for allegedly stealing household items worth N10 million. Onoh, 34, residing in Yaba, Lagos, was contracted to transport the items to Ghana. He faces a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that Onoh committed the offence in February this year at Jibowu, Yaba. According to Oriabure, the complainant, Mrs Faith Akiri, a logistics officer, gave Onoh a truckload of household items to deliver to her client in Ghana. He stated that the defendant was given 27 furniture, 25 bedroom facilities, glassware, suitcases of clothes, window blinds and various artworks, all valued at N10 million. Oriabure told the court that the defen...
Man Poses As Soldier, Steals Tecno Phone In Mammy Market
Uncategorized

Man Poses As Soldier, Steals Tecno Phone In Mammy Market

A 30-year old man, Shile Musa, who had allegedly paraded himself as an army corporal at a Mammy Market in Badagry and stole a Tecno K7 phone worth N38, 000, property of one Evelyn Augustine, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. According to NAN, Musa, with no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and parading self as an army corporal. The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, remanded Musa in prison and adjourned the case until July 15 for review of the facts of the case and sentencing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Nkem, told the court that Musa committed the offences on July 4 at about 7:45 p.m. at a restaurant in a Mammy Market at Ibereko, Badagry. “The defendant stole a Tecno K7 phone worth N38, 000, property of one E...
Neymar testifies to prosecutors in wake of rape allegations
Sport

Neymar testifies to prosecutors in wake of rape allegations

The Brazil star spoke to local authorities in the wake of the recent allegations Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman. Najila Trindade accused the Paris Saint-Germain of star of raping her in a Paris hotel, calling the May 15 incident "an assault together with rape". The winger has vehemently denied the allegations levied against him, and has not been charged with any crime by Brazilian authorities.
Fayose Vs Efcc:- What Happened In Court Today
News

Fayose Vs Efcc:- What Happened In Court Today

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 28 for re-arraignment of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9billion fraud. Fayose was arraigned on Oct. 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences. He is being posecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail on Oct. 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum. The prosecution had opened trial on Nov. 19, 2018, and had so far called 13 witnesses out of the 15 listed. However, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon.Justice Adamu Abdu-kafarati had transferred the case from Olatoregun, to...
Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison
News

Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Mr Simon Lough,a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, held that it was obligatory on every person to obey orders of the court. “This court stands to commit Mr Lough to prison custody for this blatant act of impunity and contemptuous disobedience. “The exercise of restraint by this court in not dealing with the learned counsel for the complainant/applicant (Lough) forthrightly is to demonstrate to the learned gentleman that the best of use of power is to restrain”, the judge said. The court also dismissed an application filed by the Police seeking a stay of execution of an order, allowing, Sen. Ademola Adeleke to ...
New mum Brutally Battered by Husband Three days after Giving birth to their Child
News

New mum Brutally Battered by Husband Three days after Giving birth to their Child

A man has been jailed for brutally beating his wife three days after she gave birth before assaulting her 13-year-old daughter Gary Peoples, 40, punched Kerry Armstrong in the face and kicked her in the head, leaving her with severe bruising and swelling. As he hit her, Kelly crouched over her newborn daughter to protect her. During the court hearing, a barrister for the Public Prosecution Service told Judge McCaffrey that three days after the birth of their daughter, Ms Armstrong and Peoples had an argument in the bedroom of their flat. Ms Armstrong had her newborn baby daughter in her arms but this didn't stop the attack. Peoples punched her on the face and after she fell to the floor he then kicked her to the head. She crouched over the baby in order to protect her during t...
Broke Boyfriend Arraigned for  Stealing Girlfriend’s N296,000 in Abuja
News

Broke Boyfriend Arraigned for Stealing Girlfriend’s N296,000 in Abuja

A 30-year-old man has been arraigned at a Dutse Grade 1 Area Courtfor allegedly stealing N296,000 belonging to his girlfriend. The man, identified as Endurance Adams,was charged with criminal breach of trust and theft on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Mr. Clement Eromosale, told the court that the matter was reported by the defendant’s girlfriend,Grace Luka, on Aug. 30, at the Bwari Police Station. According to Eromosale, the defendant, sometimes in December 2017, approached the complainant and asked her to be his girlfriend. He explained that after the complainant had agreed to his request, the defendant deceived her and collected her Ecobank ATM card and pin number with the guise that some...
Woman Allegedly Pours Hot Pot Of Rice On Policewoman In Lagos
News

Woman Allegedly Pours Hot Pot Of Rice On Policewoman In Lagos

A 29-year-old housewife, Mary Simon, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly pouring hot pot of rice on her neighbour, a policewoman. Simon, whose resides at Block 6, Flat 3, Mopol 20 Barracks in Lagos, is facing a charge of assault to which she pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 11 at 2.00 p.m. at her residence. Unah said the defendant assaulted the complainant, Insp. Justina Yohana, by pouring boiling pot of rice on her backside, after a misunderstanding. He said the complainant went to the defendant’s house with her friend and demanded the reason she abused her while she was passing by. “The complainant beat the defendant out of anger and t...
Acid Attack Culprits Arrested In Osun State
News

Acid Attack Culprits Arrested In Osun State

Ile-Ife High Court in Osun State on Monday condemned two men to life in jail for corrosive assault on a couple. Conveying judgment, Justice R. A. Siyanbola condemned Kamil Folorunsho, 25 and Rilwan Abioye, 23, for pouring corrosive on Mr Ismaila and Mulikat Akinlabi. Justice Siyanbola found them guilty of count-three of causing grievous harm. The Prosecutors, Mrs Ajibola Alade, the Chief State Counsel and Mr A. O. Adeniji, the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Osun Ministry of Justice, told the court that the convict attacked the couple with acid on the face and the body. The prosecutors said that the convict committed the offence on Dec 16, 2013 around 2 p.m. at Eleyele Street, Ile-Ife. They added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 320, ...
Man Lands In Trouble After Luring Girl Into Sex Romp By Fondling Her Breasts
News

Man Lands In Trouble After Luring Girl Into Sex Romp By Fondling Her Breasts

A 46-year old man, Mobolaji Gbajabiamila, has been arrested for luring an 18-year old girl into sex romp by fondling her breasts and getting her confused in Iporin area of Surulere, Lagos, where they reside. The suspect, Gbajabiamila, reportedly lured the victim into his flat and used words of mouth to confuse her while fondling her breasts. He then allegedly lured her to his bed, removed her pant and engaged her in the romp. However, after the romp, the victim regained her senses and raised alarm that she had been raped. The matter was reported to the police in the area and Gbajabiamila was arrested. The matter was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command. It was gathered that during interrogation, Gbajabiamila denied that he sexually assaulted her became wha...
Man Steals Three Underwear Belonging To His Employer.
Crime

Man Steals Three Underwear Belonging To His Employer.

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that a security guard, Yakubu Jeremiah, 28, be remanded in Agodi Prison for allegedly stealing three underwear belonging to his employer. Yakubu who lives on Plot 2, Road 4 , Olugbode Estate, Idi -Ishin Jericho, Ibadan, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing. The Magistrate, Mrs O.Enilolobo, ordered the defendant to be remanded in at Agodi prison until April 23, for reading of fact and sentencing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt . Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that Yakubu on April 14, at about 11 a.m., at Plot 2, Road 4, Olugbode Estate , Idi – Ishin stole three women underwear belonging to his employer valued at N1, 500 . Adegbite said that the defendant confessed to taking the underwear without the consent of the ...
Court Orders Arrest of Jay Jay Okocha
Sport

Court Orders Arrest of Jay Jay Okocha

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, on Monday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Okocha, aka Jay Jay Okocha, over alleged tax evasion. Justice Akintoye made the order following Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 income tax evasion case brought against him by the Lagos State Government. On January 29, 2019, the same court ordered Okocha’s arrest for failing severally to appear in court to defend himself on the allegation of tax evasion brought against him. The prosecutor, Dr Jide Martins had on June 6, 2017, filed the charge and when the case came up for hearing on October 5, 2017, the defendant did not appear in court. The prosecution had told the court that the defendant had failed to fu...
25-Year-Old Woman Stabs an Alfa To Death In Lagos
News

25-Year-Old Woman Stabs an Alfa To Death In Lagos

A woman has been arrested by the police after she stabbed an alfa to death in Lagos state. A 25-year old single mother, Gift Daniel, has explained why she stabbed an Islamic cleric, Alfa Taofeek Olumoro, 52, who allegedly attempted to lure her into a romp in Lagos. The suspect, Gift, narrated that she stabbed the victim, Olumoro, several times on his chest so as to free herself from him after he tricked her to his room to engage her in a romp. The incident happened at No. 3 Bajulaye Street, Fadeyi area of Lagos where she went to visit her lover, simply identified as Onyebuchi, who lives in the same compound with the victim. The embittered single mother who lives at Alhaji Aleke Street in Bariga, Lagos, said that she went to visit her lover and then met Alfa Olumoro who ...
$29000 fraud: Court sentences ‘yahoo boy’ to prison
Crime

$29000 fraud: Court sentences ‘yahoo boy’ to prison

Justice Binta Mohammed of an FCT High Court, Apo, on Wednesday, sentenced an internet fraudster, Obasi Wisdom, alias Jeff Peter, to one month in prison for swindling one Douglas Guidry of 29,000 dollars. Justice Mohammed, who convicted Wisdom on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to cheating, gave him an option to pay a fine of N100,000. “I have carefully perused the charge against the defendant and noted that he has pleaded guilty to the one count charge. “I am also informed that the convict has returned part of the 29 000 dollars involved in the crime,” he said. He said that the convict having agreed to the instrumentality of the crime and forfeit proceeds of the crime, the month imprisonment is an appropriate punishment. NAN reports that Wisdom was arraigned on April 2, 20...
The Malicious Prosecution of Onnoghen
Politics

The Malicious Prosecution of Onnoghen

The on-going trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses’ testimonies contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly enriched himself way out of his income. Iyobosa Uwugiaren examines what appears to be a malicious prosecution of the CJN For those who were still in doubt about the seemingly malicious prosecution of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, the proceeding at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) last Thursday, cleared it all. Three of the witnesses called by the federal government, on Thursday put lies to the claims by the prosecutor – the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) that the embattled CJN had...
Teacher Remanded in Prison for Defiling, Impregnating 14-year-old Pupil
News

Teacher Remanded in Prison for Defiling, Impregnating 14-year-old Pupil

The Lagos state police command have arrested and arraigned 34-year-old, Quaseem Olayiwola, a teacher in a school in the state, for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old pupil in the state. Police prosecutor, Inspector Donny Raphael, who brought Olayiwola before the Ikeja Magistrate court on Thursday February 28th, said he committed the indecent act between October 2018 and January 2019 in a hotel. The father of the victim discovered his daughter was pregnant and reported it to the police who then transferred the case to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja for further investigation. He was subsequently arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba on one count of defilement. The charge against him read “That you, Quaseem Olayiw...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4979