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Court remands 3 for armed robbery

An Ado Ekiti Magistrates’ Court remanded three men: Mohammed Umar, Ibrahim Garba and Usman Mohammodu, in prison custody over alleged armed robbery. The Magistrate, Mrs. Doyin Akosile, who gave the ruling, said the accused should be kept behind bars pending ...

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Man seeks divorce over threat to life

A 48-year-old man, Oluyemi Adenekan, has urged the Agege Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve his 20-year-old marriage on the grounds of threat to life and his wife’s quarrelsome attitude. The petitioner told the court that his wife, Hannah, once left ...

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Police nab butcher for assault

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arraigned a butcher, Gbenga Yemi, 38, in an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for assaulting a recharge card vendor. Yemi of Dape village, Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of ...

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Farmer remanded for armed robbery

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court has remanded a farmer, James Iorhemen, 35, for alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The Magistrate, Mrs. Franca Yuwa, said that the accused would remain in prison pending the legal advice from the state Directorate of ...

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Court remands man for killing son

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered that a 29-years-old man, Gbenga Omotosho, be remanded in prison for killing his own son, Segun. The police prosecutor, Corporal Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March ...

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Ex-convict in court for theft

An ex-convict, Taofeek Omobowale, 23, has been brought before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over alleged theft of N600,000. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Iyabo Johnson, said the accused who is facing charges of stealing, committed the offence on March 14, ...

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Police nab 4 for kidnapping

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim, has said that the command has arrested four suspected kidnappers in Aba, the commercial city of Abia. Ibrahim told journalists, weekend, in Umuahia, the state capital, that the suspects were arrested ...

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Confab: Police assure of security

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 7, AIG Suleman Abba has assured the delegates and officials to the National Conference which commenced yesterday in Abuja, adequate measures were in place for their safety. Abba who ...

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NSCDC nabs man for rape

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 20-year-old man, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old boy in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The Commander, Mr. Muhammad Gidado, disclosed yesterday this ...

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Man bags death sentence for armed robbery

A High Court setting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state has sentenced one Olanrewaju Owolabi to death by hanging for armed robbery. Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said the prosecution witness sufficiently identified the convict as one of the armed robbers that invaded the ...

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Child trafficking lands man in court

A 23-year-old man, Chukwuma Asor, facing charges of stealing two children, one of who was later rescued, has been arraigned in an Enugu Magistrates’ Court. The accused, a native of Osumenyi town in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of ...

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DSS nabs man for gun running

The Department of State Security (DSS) in Bauchi have arrested and paraded one Bello Dakogol, 32, for alleged gun trafficking. The DSS Spokesman in Bauchi, Mr. kabiru Abdusamad, said that the suspect was arrested with 15 AK47 rifles concealed in ...

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Court remands security guard for rape

A Karu Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja has ordered that a security guard, Elisha Haruna, be remanded in prison until March 24, 2014, to enable the court to get an interpreter. Haruna, 43, is arraigned for raping an 18-year-old girl ...

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7 nabbed for murder

The Niger State Police Command has arrested seven persons, suspected to have killed one Safiyanu Zakari, during a clash between two suspected cult groups in some communities in the state capital, Minna. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richard Oguche, ...

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Court remands labourer for assault

A 22-year-old labourer, James Atom, has been remanded in prison by a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, in Nasarawa State. Presiding judge, Mr. Albert Maga, gave the remand order after Atom, who is standing trial for assaulting a woman, pleaded ...

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Woman in trouble over dud cheque

A business woman, Ngozi Ibeka, has been dragged before an Abuja High Court on a 14-count charge bordering on alleged fraud and breach of trust. Ibeka, who is the Managing Director of Em-Lette Nigeria Limited, reportedly received several supplies of ...

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Police nab 7 for cultism

The Taraba State Police Command has arrested seven suspected cult members reportedly during an initiation following information provided by members of the vigilance group in Wukari Local Government Area. Addressing journalists in Jalingo, Mr. Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations ...

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Man conceals marijuana in biscuit cartons

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service have arrested one Sani Abdullahi with substances suspected to be Marijuana, concealed in cartons of biscuits. The Area Comptroller, Mr. Willy Egbudin, said that the 46-year-old suspect who was a passenger ...

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2 mechanics docked for stealing cars

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arraigned two mechanics, James Oko and Onyeamama Onyeachioma, in a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Karu, for reportedly stealing three Toyota Camry cars. Oko and Onyeachioma, both resident in Ebonyi state, were ...

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16 jailed for pipeline vandalism

The Federal High Court in Ibadan, has in three separate judgments, jailed 16 persons for vandalising oil pipe lines and stealing petroleum products. The convicts are:  Rasaq Yusuf,   Taiwo Kasali,  Adeniyi Ajibola,  Rafiu Raheem, Sodiq Abdulah,  Segun Adeyemi,  Sheriff Alayande, ...

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Businessman in court for drug trafficking

A 39-year-old businessman, Ernest Ohagwu, has been brought before Federal High Court, Lagos, on allegation of trafficking 735 grammes of heroine. The prosecutor, Mr. Ichakpa Oigoga, told the court that Ohagwu, who resides in Onitsha, Anambra, attempted to export the ...

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Church security nabbed for rape

A security guard attached to a church at Nkpor, near Onitsha, has been arrested by the police in suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl, has been arrested. Confirming the arrest the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the command, ...

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Businessman in court for drug trafficking

A 39-year-old businessman, Ernest Ohagwu, has been brought before Federal High Court, Lagos, on allegation of trafficking 735 grammes of heroine. The prosecutor, Mr. Ichakpa Oigoga, told the court that Ohagwu, who resides in Onitsha, Anambra, attempted to export the ...

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Motorcyclist in police net for manslaughter

A 30-year-old motorcyclist, Ajibola Ismaila, who allegedly caused the death of a pastor, Seyi Ayoola, has been brought before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on charges of manslaughter. The prosecutor, Mr. Godwin Eze, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), told ...

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Man docked for N2.2m fraud

A 37-year-old man, Semiu Baruwa, has been arrested and charged to court for fraudulently collecting and selling a car valued at N2.2 million without remitting the money to its owner. The police prosecutor, Inspector Solomon Oladele, told the court that ...

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16 jailed for pipeline vandalism

The Federal High Court in Ibadan, has in three separate judgments, jailed 16 persons for vandalising oil pipe lines and stealing petroleum products. The convicts are:  Rasaq Yusuf,   Taiwo Kasali,  Adeniyi Ajibola,  Rafiu Raheem, Sodiq Abdulah,  Segun Adeyemi,  Sheriff Alayande, ...

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Motorcyclist in police net for manslaughter

A 30-year-old motorcyclist, Ajibola Ismaila, who allegedly caused the death of a pastor, Seyi Ayoola, has been brought before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on charges of manslaughter. The prosecutor, Mr. Godwin Eze, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), told ...

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