14-year-old girl speaks on how she was kidnapped, drugged and coerced to become suicide bomber

A 14-year-old female suspected suicide bomber has revealed that Boko Haram leaders chose her to detonate an improvised explosive device in Maiduguri because she refused to get married to their members in Sambisa forest. The suspect was among three  arrested by the military when they allegedly came on suicide mission at a military facility in Jakana More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Court threatens hubby with jail term if he comes near his wife for 12 months

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court has threatened to jail a father of three, Mr Jonathan Emoghase if he attempted to come close let alone assault his wife in the next 12 months. The magistrate court gave the warning More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 28th, 2017

My wife commits adultery with my typist, husband tells court

An Ibadan Customary Court sitting in Agodi, on Friday dissolved a fruitful marriage blessed with seven children over adultery. The court held that the marriage had broken down irretrievably. The affected couple More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Police arraign couple, five others for stealing one-year-old baby

A couple, Chizoba Ike Nwate, 35 and Ike Nwatemole, 40, was on Monday arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court in Oyingbo, for stealing a day- old baby. The couple was charged by the police with five More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Mother caught on CCTV throwing her baby into dustbin

  A 15-year-old mother has been arrested by the Police after she was caught on CCTV throwing away her newborn baby into a dustbin. The young mother from China’s Shenzhen was captured getting into a lift More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017

Wedding Date: Obasanjo’s wife begs court to stop son’s wedding

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, scheduled for May 11. Ex-President Obasanjo More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017

Guard jailed 14 years for raping 29-year-old virgin

A 32 year-old security guard, Kenechukwu Okonkwo was on Friday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 29-year-old virgin. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye while passing the sentence at an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 17th, 2017

My husband canes me daily, woman tells court

A 39-year-old petty trader, Yemisi Akinwunmi, on Friday pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to end her 20-year-old loveless marriage to free her from pangs of daily corporal punishment meted to her by More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Divorce Proceeding: I regret divorcing my former husband–Wife

Says her present husband has turned her to punch bag A 39-year old wife, Fadekemi Adeleye , on Monday confessed before a Customary Court sitting in Aiyedun-Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area that she regretted More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Court dissolves university lecturer’s marriage

A Plateau State High Court on Monday dissolved the marriage of a university lecturer, Evelyn Iyah, over her husband’s alleged cruelty and incessant violence. Ms. Iyah, on March 10, 2016 petitioned the court through More...