How armed robbery convict gets 21 years jail term, narrowly escapes death sentence

A Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year old armed robber, Mr Nwajamba Nwauta, to a 21-year jail term. That was after the trial high court judge, Justice Sedotan Ogunsanya, convicted Nwauta of the offences of conspiracy and robbery. The convict was however lucky on Wednesday as he escaped sentence of death by hanging just More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Judge blasts EFCC over handling of Rickey Tarfa’s trial

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday lashed out at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over its shoddy handling of the criminal charge maintained against a respected silk, Mr. Rickey More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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N632m Account: Why ex-Chief Judge Umezulike can’t travel out for now–EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday declined a request by the immediate past Enugu State Chief Judge, Innocent Umezulike, to travel out of the country for medical treatment. The former chief More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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N1.7bn Fraud: Again, Lagos judge, Justice Okunu, fails to sentence fuel subsidy convicts

As court fixes January 26 tentatively for the sentencing For the third time in less than one week, Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday failed to sentence three persons More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Seven arraigned for ‘electoral fraud’ in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned seven persons arrested for electoral offences during the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State. The offenders are Emmanuel Adejoye (30), More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Why we broke into Justice Ademola’s house at midnight, DSS tells court

Gives details of what were recovered and how they were recovered How DSS’ account in court conflicted with Justice Ademola’s account of October 10, 2016 For the first time since he was arrested at an More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Suspicion as armed robbery suspect escapes from Lokoja court

The Nigeria Prison Service in Kogi has confirmed the escape of a 29-year-old accused, Lawrence Urih, from prison custody. Umar Abubakar, the Public Relations Officer of the Prison Command, told the News Agency of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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N3.1b Fraud: Why Suswam’s case-file was returned to me by CJ–Justice Mohammed

A Federal high court judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed who had earlier washed off his hands from the trial of former Governor of kogi State, Mr Gabriel Suswam on Tuesday assumed jurisdiction afresh in the case. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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CCT Trial: How Saraki operated his foreign accounts as Kwara Gov – Banker

A prosecution witness and banker identified as Nwachukwu Amazu, on Tuesday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) how  President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki severally operated his foreign accounts while More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Court throws out Wike’s request to halt IGP’s on-going probe of ‎Rivers re-run violence

Summons IGP, DSS to appear before it on Jan 30 A Federal high court sitting in Abuja on Monday threw out an application by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to stop the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim More...