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Evans : I was chained for 88 days, escapee company MD tells court


Mr Donatius Dunu, the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Lagos, on Friday told an Ikeja High Court how he was kidnapped and held for 88 days by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans and his gang. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba on a two-count charge of ...

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Corruption: NJC Probes Supreme Court Justice, 2 Others

Justice Walter Onnoghen

A Supreme Court Justice (name withheld) is to be probed by the National Judicial Council (NJC) along with two Chief Judges of State High Court for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the course of discharging their judicial functions. Already, the NJC empowered by the 1999 Constitution to discipline erring judicial officers has set up a committee to investigate ...

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Court sentences 3 men to death by hanging for armed robbery in Ogun

An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape while the fourth accused, Oguntolu Oludare got10 years imprisonment for receiving stolen goods. Justice Olatokunbo Majekodumi sentenced Abdulrasak Moshood, Sakiru Osunmuyiwa and Azeez Olonade. Delivering judgment, Justice Majekodumi said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt the accused committed the offences. ...

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Police appeal to parents over incessant rape cases in Gombe State

The Police command in Gombe State has appealed to parents to take proper care of their wards, to prevent them from avoidable maltreatment by miscreants in the society. Mr. Shina Olukolu, Commissioner of Police in the state, made the appeal in Gombe on Wednesday while speaking to newsmen in Gombe He said parents were responsible for the proper upbringing of ...

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Benue Killings: Buhari summons IGP, demands explanation 


President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to expalain his refusal to carry out presidential directive to relocate to Benue state in the wake of incessant farmers/fulani herdsmen clashes in the state. Disturbed by loss of innocent lives in the state as a result of clashes, the president had ordered IGP Idris to relocate to ...

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Police foil robbery attack, kill 2 in FCT

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday foiled an armed robbery attack at Sauka Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe Extension of the territory and killed two suspects. The command’s Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement, said that the operation followed a distress call on March 10 that some armed robbers were robbing the residents of the ...

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HURIWA Slams Buhari For Persistent Fulani-Instigated Genocide 


The prominent Non-Governmental organisation- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has deplored and declared as outrageous and a despicable conspiratorial crime, the inability and unwillingness of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to end the orgies of bloodcuddling terror campaigns all across Nigeria with the epicentre as the North central states of plateau; Benue and Southern Kaduna by armed Fulani ...

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Man, 52, eats 16-year-old sister-in-law’s forbidden fruit, remanded in prison

For eating the forbidden fruit of his 16-year-old sister-in-law, a 52-year-old, Olusola Williams, is to cool his heels in prison, an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday. Olusola is to remain in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, for the next 38 days, according to Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni, who had refused to take his plea. The accused, a generator repairer, who resides ...

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Auto mechanic, 20, pleads guilty to break-in, desecrating church, risks 7 years

A 20-year-old auto mechanic, Rasaki Tajudeen, on Friday pleaded guilty to breaking into the premises of the Celestial Church of Christ in Lagos to commit felony as he was hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Following his guilty plea, the Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, remanded the accused in Kirikiri Prisons pending sentence at the next date of adjournment. The ...

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