A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin-City, Edo State on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment, the duo of Aigbe Joseph alias Anthony Styler Malan and Igbinosa Osazee alias Albert Lim.
The duo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on separate charges bordering on possession of fraudulent document containing false pretenses.
Upon their arraignment, the convicts pleaded’ not guilty’ to the charge, but later changed their plea to “guilty.”
Justice O. O. Tokodo consequently convicted and sentenced […]
A Katsina State High Court, sitting in Malumfashi, on Thursday, sentenced two middle-aged men, Usman Baba-Muhammad and Muhammad Hassan to 10 years in prison each for homicide.
The convicts, residents of Liman street Narayi and Unguwar Dosa in Kaduna metropolis respectively, were members of a notorious “one chance’’ syndicate, operating along Kaduna to Katsina and Zaria to Funtua highways.
According to the charge sheet, the convicts, on Sept. 23, 2012 while in company of one Alhaji Ibrahim Suleiman, now deceased, and two […]
A Bill for an Act to make provision for the prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment of students by lecturers in tertiary institutions has been passed into law.
The Bill which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central) and 57 other co-sponsors, was read for the first time on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.
The objective of the Bill is to prohibit the offence of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions and impose stiff penalties on perpetrators.
It also creates a strict liability offence […]
According to reports, the Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday passed into law a bill proposing 25 years imprisonment for anyone found guilty of fraudulent conduct and forceful takeover of landed property in the state.
The Majority Leader of the assembly, Mr Adeyinka Mafe, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill which was seconded by Mr Adebowale Ojuri.
The bill had sought to prohibit forcible entry and occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed […]
According to reports, the Federal High Court in Ibadan has sentenced a former employee of Wema Bank, Ademola Oni, to 12-year imprisonment for conspiracy and money laundering.
The court, which was presided over by Justice Joyce Abudmalik on Thursday, also ordered that the convict forfeit all his properties and cash in various banks as proceeds of crime.
The properties to be forfeited by the convict are an empty plot of land fenced with black gate located along the road beside Secam Church, […]
According to reports, the Ministry of Interior has reinstated its statutory power to register marriages according to the Marriage Act and warns that pastors wedding couples without registration will face a five-year jail term.
A Registrar of Marriages at the Ministry of Interior, Pastor Oladele Temilade, disclosed this Thursday in Abuja at the launch of his book, “Companion On Contracting Valid Statutory Marriages In Nigeria” adding that many pastors have being acting in ignorance.
He said, “When a church contracts marriage, in […]
An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Thursday reduced the prison term of a 21-year-old man, Abiodun Olalekan, from seven years to 30 days.
Olalekan had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of stealing student’s mobile phone and begged for leniency.
The Magistrate, Risikat Olayemi, said that the offence which attracted seven years imprisonment was reduced because of the severe beating and injury inflicted on the convict the populace.
Olayemi gave the convict an option to pay N5, 000 as fine in […]
Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday prescribed six months jail term for any herdsmen who allow his cattle, sheep and goat to graze on undesignated land for ranches in Ekiti.
The bill which was unanimously passed at the plenary sitting of the Assembly, seek to regulate public grazing in the state.
The passage of the bill followed the submission of report of Joint Committees on Agriculture and Environment by its Chairman, Mr Ayodele Fajemilehin, to committee of the whole House.
The Speaker […]
A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Sunday Ogboji, to five months in prison for stealing a cock worth N4, 000.
The Judge, Alhaji Mohammed Ado, however, gave Ogboji, a technician, an option of N6, 000 fine for the two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft and warned him to desist from crimes.
Ado also ordered the convict, who resides at Kado Village, Abuja, to pay N4, 000 as restitution to the nominal complainant.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, […]
President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeke Ike has revealed plans to get the court to reprimand embattled actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima with a jail term.
Emeka Ike, whose Presidency is still in court following a court ruling that stripped actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, which she also appealed.
In a recent interview with Punch, Emeka Ike who had earlier dismissed the tale of him rejoicing over Ibinabo’s travail said he is ready to sue the former AGN for contempt of court alongside Segun […]