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AN Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 26-year-old panel beater, Ahmed Lawal in prison for allegedly robbing two men of their cars valued at N6.3 million at gunpoint. The Magistrate, Miss A.O. Akinde, remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Prisons, pending advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Lawal, who resides at Alare area […]

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AN Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 26-year-old panel beater, Ahmed Lawal in prison for allegedly robbing two men of their cars valued at N6.3 million at gunpoint.

The Magistrate, Miss A.O. Akinde, remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Prisons, pending advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Lawal, who resides at Alare area of Owode, Idiroko in Ogun State, is facing a four-count-charge bordering on conspiracy and robbery.

His plea was not taken.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Chekwube Okeh told the court that the defendant committed the offences with others still at large on Sept 16, 2018, at 10.15 p.m. at Sabo Market, Okokomaiko, Lagos.

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Okeh said the defendant armed himself with a triple barrel locally-made gun and robbed the complainants, Messrs Albanusa Onuoha and Ifeanyi Chukwu of their cars.

She said the defendant at different times deliberately hit a Toyota Highlander worth N4.5 million and a Toyota Sienna worth N1.8 million with a stolen commercial minibus.

“When the complainants got down from their cars to check the extent of damage, the defendant and his accomplices, attacked them and snatched their cars at gunpoint.

“The defendant was arrested by policemen on patrol while his accomplices escaped,” the prosecutor said.

He said the offences contravened Sections 297 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 411 stipulates two years jail term for conspiracy.

The case was adjourned until July 22 for DPP’s advice.

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Court remands 2 for defiling 13-year-old girl https://tribuneonlineng.com/219503/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:05:49 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219503 Tribune Online
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TWO men- Olabisi Olaniawo, 35, and Busayo Adeshope, 27, who allegedly defiled a 13-year-old girl were on Tuesday in Lagos remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. When the case was mentioned, the Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, did not take the pleas of the defendants. She ordered that they should be kept behind […]

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TWO men- Olabisi Olaniawo, 35, and Busayo Adeshope, 27, who allegedly defiled a 13-year-old girl were on Tuesday in Lagos remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

When the case was mentioned, the Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, did not take the pleas of the defendants.

She ordered that they should be kept behind bars pending the receipt of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).

Olaniawo, who resides at Igando and Adeshope, resident of Ikeja, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.

The defendants committed the offence between 2015 and 2019 at their residences, the Police Prosecutor ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court.

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He said that the defendants, who are foster father and step-brother to the victim, defiled the 13-year-old orphan.

“The first defendant took custody of the girl when she was nine years old after the death of her parent and started having sexual intercourse with her.

“When the girl relocated to the second defendant’s house, who happens to be her step-brother, he was also having carnal knowledge of her.

“The girl told a trusted person what the defendants had been doing to her.

“The case was reported and the defendants were arrested,” the prosecutor said.

The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.

The case was adjourned until July 15 for mention.

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Court remands 2 men in prison for alleged robbery, rape https://tribuneonlineng.com/219486/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:43:45 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219486 Tribune Online
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AN Iyaganku Magistrate’s court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo on Tuesday remanded two men, Taiwo Salami, 39, and Kamorudeen Amusat, 63, in prison for alleged robbery and rape. Salami and Amusat, both of Inalende Area, Abebi, Ibadan, were in court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery and rape. The plea of the defendants was […]

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AN Iyaganku Magistrate’s court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo on Tuesday remanded two men, Taiwo Salami, 39, and Kamorudeen Amusat, 63, in prison for alleged robbery and rape.

Salami and Amusat, both of Inalende Area, Abebi, Ibadan, were in court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery and rape.

The plea of the defendants was not taken by the court.

The Magistrate, Mrs Mercy Amole-Ajimoti remanded Salami and Amusat at Agodi prison pending the outcome of the case file at Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutor (DPP).

Amole-Ajimoti, thereafter, adjourned the case to July 10, for mention.

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The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Ojeleye told the court that the two defendants with others at large allegedly conspired together to commit the offence.

Ojeleye said, “the duo of Salami and Amusat were alleged to have robbed their victim (name withheld) of N1.4 million and tricked her to their house.

“The victim was held hostage by the defendants and at about 2 p.m on May 6, Salami was alleged to have raped the victim.”

He said the offence contravened Section 1and 6b of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap RII, Vol.14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

It also contravened section 357 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol.11, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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Court remands 23 suspected cultists in prison custody in Osun https://tribuneonlineng.com/219349/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:09:27 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219349 Tribune Online
Court remands 23 suspected cultists in prison custody in Osun

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court in Osun on Monday remanded 23 suspected cult members of the Eiye and Aiye Confraternity in Ilesa prison custody for alleged breach of public peace and possession of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Indian Hemp. The defendants include Abidemi Rapheal,35, Omotosho Sunday ,21, Fatai Adeyemi ,35, Lekan Kolapo,19, Ajetunmobi Jamiu […]

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court in Osun on Monday remanded 23 suspected cult members of the Eiye and Aiye Confraternity in Ilesa prison custody for alleged breach of public peace and possession of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Indian Hemp.

The defendants include Abidemi Rapheal,35, Omotosho Sunday ,21, Fatai Adeyemi ,35, Lekan Kolapo,19, Ajetunmobi Jamiu ,18, Saqiq Adebayo 19, Ayodele Tosin, 29, Oke Gbenga ,25, Balogun Ayodeji ,18.

Others include Ogunsile Lekan, 18, Lateef Quadri ,18, Pele Kehinde ,42, Olaoye Kayode ,24, Ajibade Tosinloba,18, Taofeeq Lamidi ,35, Saheed Adedeji,34,Wasiu Adeniyi ,27, Rasak Fadulilah,23, Oderinwale Kabiru,30, Nweke Emmanuel,21,Agbom Sunday ,22, Sefiu Muhammed ,22, and WasiuOyedeji ,22.

The Magistrate, Mrs Rofiat Olayemi denied the accused persons bail and ordered that the defendants be remanded in Ilesa prison due considering the current security challenges in Osun State.

She told the counsel to the accused persons that though the alleged offences of the defendants were bailable, they would be denied bail because their release might threaten the peace of the state.

Olayemi said she was aware of the recent attacks by some suspected thugs in the state and the shootings that accompanied their clashes, stressing that it was disturbing and such incidents checkmated.

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The Police Prosecutor, ASP John Idoko informed the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 13, at about 8:30 pm, along Old Garage opposite Freedom Park, Osogbo.

Idoko said the young accused persons who are members of Eiye and Aiye secret Confraternity conspired among themselves to breach the peace of the state and were also found to be in possession of Indian Hemp popularly known as Cannabis Sativa.

He said the offence committed contravened sections 430 (a)(b), 249(d), 516(1)A, and 64 (a) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11, laws of Osun, 2003.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the four-count charge preferred against them.

Their lead counsel, Mrs Teju Kolawole had attempted to apply for an oral bail application but Magistrate Olayemi interrupted her and said she would not release them on bail notwithstanding that their offences were entitled to bail.

She subsequently adjourned till June 24, 2019, for bail applications.

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Suspected cultists burgle Bayelsa judiciary complex, cart away case files, computers https://tribuneonlineng.com/219322/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:00:30 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219322 Tribune Online
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Armed men suspected to be cultists on Monday allegedly invaded the Bayelsa State High Court Complex, burgling the offices of the State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Eradiri and Justice Nayai Aganaba, carting away case files and computers. It was gathered that the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday left Justice Abiri, judges […]

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Armed men suspected to be cultists on Monday allegedly invaded the Bayelsa State High Court Complex, burgling the offices of the State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Eradiri and Justice Nayai Aganaba, carting away case files and computers.

It was gathered that the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday left Justice Abiri, judges and lawyers in the state in shock.

It was further learnt that some of the judiciary workers who arrived at the premises early on Monday for usual clean-up were shocked to see the Chief Judge’s office burgled and vandalised.

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A source in the judiciary claimed that the invasion of the offices of Justice Abiri and Justice Aganaba may be connected to a high profile case being that was submitted to the Chief Judge for advice.

It was also gathered that the police are investigating some staff of the Judiciary attached to the Chief Judge and Justice Aganaba.

Contacted on the development, the Spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said he has not been informed but that the police will investigate the matter.

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Witness narrates to court how man raped ex-girlfriend https://tribuneonlineng.com/219280/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:54:46 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219280 Tribune Online
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A prosecution witness, Insp. Usman Sanni, on Monday, narrated before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, how he took the statement of a 31-year-old sickle cell anaemia patient, who was allegedly raped by her ex-boyfriend, one Imonitie Otuma. Otuma, 34, is standing trial on a two-count charge of threat to life and rape, preferred against him […]

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A prosecution witness, Insp. Usman Sanni, on Monday, narrated before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, how he took the statement of a 31-year-old sickle cell anaemia patient, who was allegedly raped by her ex-boyfriend, one Imonitie Otuma.

Otuma, 34, is standing trial on a two-count charge of threat to life and rape, preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

Otuma was first arraigned sometime in 2016, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail.

The defendant, however, violated his bail condition, was therefore remanded in prison.

The witness, who was led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Babatunde Sumonu, said that sometime in July 2015, the case was transferred from Maroko police station to him at Panti Investigating Police Department.

Sanni said that when the case was brought to their department, the victim was already on admission at Topz hospital, at Isolo.

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He, therefore, visited the victim at the hospital where he took her statement.

The witness said that the victim narrated to him how she met the defendant at the University of Lagos, where they were both students.

He said that the victim informed him that she was in a relationship with the defendant but broke the relationship when she discovered that the defendant had slept with one of her friends.

Sanni said that the victim narrated how the defendant called her on July 10, 2015, and pleaded with her for reconciliation.

He said the victim and the defendant agreed to meet at a Mall at Adeniran Ogunsanya in Surulere area of Lagos.

The witness said both the victim and the defendant had a nice time at the Mall watching a movie, adding that they also attended a club somewhere in Lekki.

According to him, the victim got tired while at the club, therefore entered the defendant’s car and laid down at the back seat.

He said the defendant used the opportunity to enter the car and forcefully had carnal knowledge of the victim.

He said that the defendant threatened to kill the victim if she did not allow him to have sexual knowledge of her.

The witness narrated how the defendant beat up the victim and held her neck before raping her.

After listening to the witness’ evidence, Justice Adedayo Akintoye adjourned the case until Oct. 10 for the continuation of hearing.

The prosecutor had told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences sometime on July 10, 2015, at Lekki area of Lagos.

Sumonu said that the defendant raped the victim who suffered from sickle cell anaemia, without her consent and threatened to kill her with a revolver.

According to him, the alleged offences contravened Sections 171 and 258, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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Court remands man for defiling neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter https://tribuneonlineng.com/219272/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:43:57 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219272 Tribune Online
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AN Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered that a 33-year-old man, Sunday Nwokolo, who allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter be remanded in prison, pending legal advice . The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule- Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons. Sule-Amzat […]

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AN Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered that a 33-year-old man, Sunday Nwokolo, who allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter be remanded in prison, pending legal advice .

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule- Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons.

Sule-Amzat ordered the police to send back the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She adjourned the case until Oct. 14.

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The defendant, who resides in Masamasa area of Lagos, is charged with defiling a minor.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 27 at his residence.

Emuerhi said the defendant defiled the girl.

He said the case was reported at the Gender Section of Ikeja Police command by the girl’s mother.

The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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Army confirms killing of soldier, 2 NSCDC operatives in Rivers https://tribuneonlineng.com/219248/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:26:40 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219248 Tribune Online
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A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were shot dead on Sunday following a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers. The security operatives were killed and their weapons carted away while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, Tai area of Rivers. […]

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A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were shot dead on Sunday following a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers.

The security operatives were killed and their weapons carted away while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, Tai area of Rivers.

Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the spokesman of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, confirmed the killings in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

“The suspected militants attacked troops of 29 Battalion, 6 Division, with personnel of NSCDC in the early hours of Sunday.

“The team which was guarding Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Trans National Pipelines (TNP) in Gio community prevented the militants from vandalising 24 and 28 of the TNP.

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“Unfortunately, during the ensuing gunfire, one soldier and two personnel of NSCDC lost their lives and their weapons, one AK 47 and two G3 rifles, carted away by the assailants,” he said.

Iliyasu said the army later deployed more troops to the area with the intent to apprehend the fleeing militants as well as other criminals in the community.

He said the cordon and search operation led to another gun duel with alleged cultists and an oil bunkering kingpin wanted by security agencies in the state.

The spokesman said Korobe Menele, a prime suspect in the killing of the security operatives, was shot dead in the gun duel with troops.

“At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, troops acting on reliable intelligence sighted a white Toyota Hilux that was without a number plate. The vehicle was hastily driven with four occupants.

“Efforts to stop the vehicle by troops at a checkpoint were ignored. However, troops chased the speeding vehicle and caught up with it around Kira Junction, along Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.

“Sensing danger, the occupants opened fire at troops in a bid to escape. But, troops reacted and incapacitated the militants’ vehicle.

“Thereafter, they abandoned their vehicle and fled into the bush. However, one of the criminals was gunned down and was later identified as Korob Menele, a notorious cultist and oil bunkering kingpin,” he said.

Iliyasu said troops were currently on the trail of the three other fleeing suspects who had sustained gunshot injuries during the exchange of gunfire with soldiers.

He listed items recovered from the vehicle as one K2 rifle, two magazines with 52 rounds of 5.56mm one number plate, KRK 95DP Rivers, and some personal effects, including documents.

According to him, the body of the suspected cultist and recovered items had been handed over to NSCDC for further action.

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Police arraign 3 friends for allegedly stealing 79 Ankara wrappers https://tribuneonlineng.com/219242/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:53:07 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219242 Tribune Online
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THE police on Monday arraigned three friends in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court for allegedly stealing 79 pieces of Ankara wrapper worth N350,000. The police charged Yakubu Inuwa, Samaila Adamu and Joy Felix with criminal trespass, conspiracy, housebreaking and theft. The prosecutor, John Okpa told the court that one Joy Patrick reported the matter […]

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THE police on Monday arraigned three friends in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court for allegedly stealing 79 pieces of Ankara wrapper worth N350,000.

The police charged Yakubu Inuwa, Samaila Adamu and Joy Felix with criminal trespass, conspiracy, housebreaking and theft.

The prosecutor, John Okpa told the court that one Joy Patrick reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on June 8.

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He said the defendants and one other still at large connived and entered the complainant’s tailoring shop and stole 79 wrappers worth N350, 000.

Okpa said the offence contravened Sections 97, 34, 346 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the offence and the judge, Ibrahim Balarabe granted them N20, 000 bail each with one reliable surety who must be a resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the matter until July 15 for hearing.

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Court remands man for allegedly slapping policeman https://tribuneonlineng.com/219238/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:41:10 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=219238 Tribune Online
Court remands man for allegedly slapping policeman

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A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Monday ordered that a 20-year-old man, Shamsu Lawal, who allegedly slapped a policeman be remanded in prison, pending ruling on bail. The Judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, however, adjourned the matter until June 18 for ruling on his bail application following the defence counsel, Esther Egelonu’s application for bail. The […]

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A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Monday ordered that a 20-year-old man, Shamsu Lawal, who allegedly slapped a policeman be remanded in prison, pending ruling on bail.

The Judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, however, adjourned the matter until June 18 for ruling on his bail application following the defence counsel, Esther Egelonu’s application for bail.

The police charged Lawal with three counts of inciting disturbance of public peace, assault and criminal force to deter public servant while performing his duty.

The prosecutor, John Okpa had told the court that the defendant, who lives at Byanzhin, Kubwa in Abuja, was stopped after he committed a traffic offence while at Ibiwas Fuel Station, Kubwa Expressway, Abuja on June 12.

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He said the defendant acted in a violent manner with the intent to cause a breach of public peace and attacked one Insp. Isah Yakubu who was on guard duty at the said fuel station.

The prosecutor said the defendant slapped the Inspector and prevented him from performing his lawful duty adding that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 113 and 267 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Egelonu, made an application urging the court to grant her client bail, adding that a reasonable surety would be provided if bail was granted.

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