Tag archive for ‘Court’
By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Court forfeits to FG N3.3b property linked to Diezani

EFCC investigates N25.6b bailout, Paris Fund to Cross River A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 6th, 2017

Court blasts police over shoddy prosecution of film maker, others

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday blasted the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over what it called shoddy prosecution of a film maker, Olajide Kazeem, popularly known as Seun Egbegbe. Egbegbe is facing More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Court sends 40-yr old man to prison for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday remanded a 40-year-old man, Samson Ayodele, in prison for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. The Magistrate, I.O. Olanipekun said Mr. Ayodele should More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Biafra: Why Abia court sends 60 IPOB members to prison

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, on Monday issued an order remanding 60 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba. The court said the IPOB members More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Court outlaws IPOB, seals FG’s proscription of group

Adegboruwa kicks, says court order not grantable, enforceable As FG says IPOB is being funded from France The Federal Government on Wednesday succeeded in its bid to secure a legal imprimatur to seal its proscription More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Court jails 40-year-old paedophile for eight years  in Bayelsa

A magistrate’s court in Yenagoa, on Wednesday, sentenced a 40-year- old paedophile, Godbless Ogiode to eight years in prison. Ogiode is from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Ogiode, a resident More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, August 19th, 2017

N55.8m Graft: ICPC drags A’Ibom ex-council chair to court

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has begun the trial of a former Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ephraim Sunday Akpan, before a More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 18th, 2017

Police to Court: How three suspects exhumed corpse from the grave, cut off victim’s head, hands

Kwara State Police Command has arraigned a middle-aged man, one Suleiman Babatunde of Eleran compound in Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State, before a Magistrate Court for allegedly exhuming human corpse and dismembered More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

How a 60-yr old man killed daughter, son in Enugu–Police

The police on Wednesday said it had arraigned a 60-year-old man, one Romanus Ugwuodo of Ogor village in Ikem Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State for allegedly killing his daughter and son. The police More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, July 7th, 2017

Assassination Attempt: Abuja court rejects Kashamu’s plea to stop police from arresting him

Orders him to surrender self to police for investigation A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday refused an invitation by a lawmaker, Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop men of the Nigerian Police to arrest him More...