• Armsgate: Court remands NAF chief, two others in Kuje prison

    Armsgate: Court remands NAF chief, two others in Kuje prison

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered Friday that three men, including Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi (retired) be remanded in Kuje prison.

    Also to be kept in Kuje prison are an employee of Diamond Bank Plc, Babatunde Faro and Sada Adamu.

    The judge ordered their remand after they were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on two separate charges.

    Omenyi and his company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, were arraigned on a 3-count charge of abuse of office […]

  • Court remands pastor in prison for allegedly turning abducted girls into s*x slaves

    Court remands pastor in prison for allegedly turning abducted girls into s*x slaves

    A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a cleric, Elijah Ebimone, in prison for allegedly abducting three girls and turning them into sex slaves.

    Ebimone, 32, is facing a two-count charge of abduction and causing miscarriage, punishable under Sections 274 and 233 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State, 2004.

    The Magistrate, Mrs Theresa Wergba, ordered the remand of the accused and adjourned the matter till Dec. 28 for further mention.

    Her action followed the application for adjournment made by the Prosecutor, […]

  • Court remands accountant in prison for alleged conversion of N4.8m

    Court remands accountant in prison for alleged conversion of N4.8m

    A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has remanded an accountant, Gbenga Oladeji in prison custody for allegedly converting the sum of N4.8 million, property of a company, Tanifeeds Nigeria Limited into personal use.

    Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye remanded the defendant in prison custody pending arguments for bail application.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Oladeji on a one count charge offence bordering on fraudulent conversion of funds of the company.

    The charge against Oladeji stated in part: “that Oladeji, with […]

  • Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Former Governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, has been charged and remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The detention was ordered on Tuesday in a ruling by Justice Nathan Musa at a High Court in Yola, the state’s capital in northeast Nigeria.

    The EFCC had charged Mr Ngilari for violation of procurement laws in the award of contract of 167 million Naira to one El-Yadi Motors Limited for supply of 25 units of operational vehicles (Toyota Corolla).

    The […]

  • Court remands civil servants over alleged N14.8m job fraud

    Court remands civil servants over alleged N14.8m job fraud

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday remanded two suspects, Grace Nwauzor and Okorie Otubaku, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N14. 8 million.

    The suspects were arraigned on a 10-count charge, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, for allegedly collecting money from job seekers between 2012 and 2013, and offering them non-existent jobs in government establishments.

    The ICPC said in a statement that Ms. Nwauzor, a Level 12 officer under Career Management Section […]

  • Court remands 33-year-old hunter for killing fellow hunter

    Court remands 33-year-old hunter for killing fellow hunter

    An Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 33-year-old hunter, Ganiyu Abdullaral, in prison custody for killing his friend who allegedly changed into a pig.

    The Magistrate, Modupe Afeniforo, directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal opinion.

    Afeniforo adjourned the case till November 11 for further mention.

    Prosecutor Monica Ikebulo told the court that the accused shot at a bush pig which later transformed into his friend.

    Ikebulo said the accused […]

  • Court remands Police Inspector for killing ‘okada’ rider

    Court remands Police Inspector for killing ‘okada’ rider

    A Magistrate Court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State on Friday ordered for the remand of a police inspector, Anthony Nwadike in prison custody for allegedly killing an motorcycle rider in Omifon in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

    Sources said the deceased, Sunday Joseph and two other persons were shot by the alleged killer cop during an argument.

    They were said to be on the motorcycle and met the accused person and some other police men at a police […]

  • Court remands pastor in prison for flouting traffic rules

    Court remands pastor in prison for flouting traffic rules

    An Ikeja Magistrates Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 40-year-old pastor, Fasemire Taiwo, in prison for alleged reckless driving, obstruction and refusal to obey traffic rules.

    The Magistrate, F. A. Azeez, refused to take the accused’s plea and remanded him in prison custody.

    Azeez adjourned the case to August 29 for advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

    The accused, who lives in Mushin, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a three count charge of reckless driving, obstruction and […]

  • Lagos court remands 20 year-old man over alleged theft of electronics

    Lagos court remands 20 year-old man over alleged theft of electronics

    An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the remand of an unemployed man, Tajudeen Ganiyu, who allegedly stole electronics valued at N29,000.

    The Magistrate, M.O. Oshinbajo, ordered that Ganiyu, 20, be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons after he admitted stealing the properties.

    The accused, who reside at No. 16 Paul Street, Abule Egba, Lagos, is facing a count charge of stealing.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sergeant Yomi Egunjobi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 13 at about 1.30pm […]

  • Court remands five persons accused of murdering Kano woman for alleged blasphemy

    Court remands five persons accused of murdering Kano woman for alleged blasphemy

    A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday denied bail to the five men who allegedly killed 74-year-old Mrs Bridget Agbahime in Kano on June 2. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbahime was murdered at Kofar Wambai Market, Kano, over alleged blasphemy.

    The accused persons: Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi, were charged with inciting, disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief. The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril, in his ruling said the court, […]

  • Court remands former Adamawa acting Governor, Fintri in prison

    Court remands former Adamawa acting Governor, Fintri in prison

    An Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a former Acting Governor of Adamawa, Ahmadu Fintri, in Kuje prison pending the determination of his bail application.

    Mr. Fintri was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge bordering on money laundering.

    He was said to have defrauded the Adamawa government to the tune of N970 million and 4.8 million dollars when he was the governor of the state for three months.

    The defendant, however, pleaded […]