Tag: Court

Kaduna: Teenager drags father to court over refusal to give marriage consent

A teenager, Halima Yunusa, on Monday dragged her father  before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State for allegedly refusing to get her married to her lover, Bashir Yusuf Yunusa, who lives in Kasuwan Magani, Chikun Local Government Area of the State, told the Court that she was[Read More…]

How police called me armed robber; handcuffed, beaten by SARS — Butcher narrates in court

A 37-year-old  man, Tochukwu Nwodo, told an FCT High Court in Kubwa on Friday that he was innocent of the charge of armed robbery slammed against him by the police. The police charged Nwodo alongside Micheal Danmulak, Gabriel Ileso and Friday Audu with five counts bordering on armed robbery. Led[Read More…]

36 State Governors pray court to stop $418m Paris Club debt deductions

The 36 State Governors have prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Federal Government from approving the deduction of any money accruing to the states from the Federation Account for the payment of 418 million dollars judgment debt. The Attorneys-General of the 36 states made this prayer[Read More…]

Two men docked for allegedly stealing cooking gas

Two men were on Wednesday docked in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing 8,924,000 (kg) of Gas worth N5.2 million. The police charged John Ameh, 22; and Adenuga Sherif, 40; whose addresses were not given, with conspiracy and felony to wit stealing. They pleaded not guilty[Read More…]

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Court remands two men for allegedly defecating in mosque over N20k bet

A Shari’a Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State on Thursday ordered that Nura Usman and Adamu Dauda be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly defecating in a mosque. The police charged Usman and Dauda with public nuisance and inciting violence. The Judge, Malam Rilwanu Kyaudai, adjourned the case until[Read More…]

Man allegedly scams 89-year-old man after promise of making him millionaire in 3 months

A man, Olugbemi Benjamin, was on Thursday docked in a Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin for allegedly scamming an 89-year-old man of N130,000. The police charged Benjamin with criminal conspiracy, cheating, and obtaining money by false pretence, contrary to sections 97 and 322 of Penal Code Law and Section 1(3) of[Read More…]

Alleged Terrorism: Court backs FG on Nnamdi Kanu’s rendition to Nigeria

A Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday, exonerated the Federal Government on the allegation that leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was forcefully abducted abroad to stand his trial. Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, held that rendition for the purpose of criminal investigation is[Read More…]

35% affirmative action: Women groups defeat FG in court

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, delivered judgment in favour of some women groups asking the Federal Government to implement the 35 per cent affirmative action. Justice Donatus Okorowo, in a judgment, granted all the reliefs sought by the plaintiffs. Justice Okorowo said he agreed with the plaintiffs that[Read More…]

Court acquits woman accused of killing husband

A Lagos State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square has discharged and acquitted a housewife, Mary Alilu, accused of killing her husband, Mr Kingsley Perewe. Alilu was arraigned on a count charge of inflicting a deep cut on her husband’s neck and head with a knife, thereby causing his[Read More…]

I still love my wife, do not grant her divorce, man begs court

A businessman, Monday Francis, on Thursday, begged a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, not to grant his wife, Mercy divorce, saying he still loves her and cannot let her go. Francis made the plea while defending himself in a divorce petition filed against him by Mercy. “I still love my wife very[Read More…]