Court Orders Service of N250m Suit against Obasanjo’s Ex-aide

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe. Adegbulugbe, who was an Energy Adviser in the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration and Chairman of Green Energy International Ltd, was slammed with a N250 million suit by two aggrieved directors of Green... Continue Reading →

Man Bags 22 Years For Raping Daughter

A-47-year-old man, Emmanuel Thompson Udo, yesterday was sentenced to 22 years for raping his daughter. A family court in Cross River State, South-south Nigeria, on Tuesday, sentenced the man to 22 years imprisonment, without the option of a fine, for raping his 14-year-old daughter. Udo’s arrest and prosecution by the police followed a petition from... Continue Reading →

Court Adjourns Obaseki’s Certificate Forgery Suit till Thursday

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday adjourned till Thursday, hearing in the alleged certificate forgery suit against the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The adjournment was for parties to adopt their final written addresses as their brief of arguments in the suit, which expires on Saturday, January 9, 2021.... Continue Reading →

Commissioner flees as court remands two directors over N1.7 million loan

There was a mild drama at the Criminal Area Court II in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, when a serving commissioner in charge of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sanusi Faruk, and two directors were docked for criminal conspiracy and breach of trust over a loan of N1.728 million. The two directors are Markus Yara... Continue Reading →

I caught my wife touching her lover – Man tells court

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos has dissolved a 16-year-old marriage on adultery charges filed by a husband against his wife, saying he could no longer tolerate her infidelity. NAN reports that the court’s President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, granted the prayer and dissolved the marriage with a declaration: “Both of you henceforth cease to be... Continue Reading →

Tenant jailed seven years for rape in Osun

Isha Muhammad (26) has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for raping his landlord’s eight-year-old granddaughter. Justice Olusegun Agboola of the Osun State High Court in Osogbo yesterday found Muhammad guilty of rape and indecent assault of the minor. The convict was arraigned on August 3 on three counts of rape, defilement and indecent assault.... Continue Reading →

Court Orders IG to Produce Mahdi Shehu

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, presided over by Justice H. Mu,Azu has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to produce Mr. Mahdi Shehu in Court on Wednesday. The judge gave the order on December 4, 2020 after listening to Shehu’s counsel – Mr. Madu Joe-Kyari Gadzama of J-K Gadzama LLP,... Continue Reading →

International Criminal Court accused of ‘gross complacency’ after decades of violence in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of "gross complacency or worse" towards Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has left thousands of Christians and other Nigerians dead. The ICC has spent the last 10 years investigating claims of war crimes in Nigeria by Islamist faction Boko Haram as well as Nigeria's own security forces,... Continue Reading →

EndSARS: Police bar family members from court as Eromosele’s trial begins

Family members and friends of detained #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, on Tuesday morning, confronted operatives of the Lagos State Police Command who barred them from accessing the Yaba Magistrates Court where the case of the youth protester is expected to be heard. We observed that journalists and other supporters of the detained person were also... Continue Reading →

Alleged certificate forgery: Court shifts APC’s suit against Obaseki to November 18

Proceedings in the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been shifted to November 18, by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The adjournment, which was at the instance of Obaseki, is to allow the court to resolve all pending motions relating to the suit. The action, filed by the... Continue Reading →

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