Day: March 13, 2019

He killed our daughter for ritual purpose, woman alleges in court

A Lagos trader and mother of three, Rafiat Okunola, on Wednesday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan, that her ex-husband, Kasali Adeleke, allegedly killed her daughter for ritual. President of the Court, Henry Agbaje, had in 2016 dissolved the union between Rafiat and Adeleke on grounds of battery, attempted sale of child and lack of care. The court in that judgment awarded custody of the three children to the husband because they were already grown-up and directed the wife to approach the court anytime she desired seeing the children. Testifying in the Court, Rafiat, prayed the court to...

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38-year-old man detained for allegedly defiling 10-year-old girl

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, remanded a 38-year-old man, John Obene, in prison for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl. The Magistrate, Mrs .E. Kubeinje, remanded Obene in Ikoyi prison pending advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendant’s plea was not taken by the court. Kubeinje, thereafter, adjourned the case until March 30 for mention. Obene, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and assault occasioning harm. The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that Obene, had on Feb. 16, at...

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Money Laundering: EFCC re-arraigns Erastus Akingbola, ex-Intercontinental Bank MD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re-arraigned a  former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank PLC, Erastus Akingbola in a Federal High Court in Lagos, for alleged Money Laundering charges. He is charged by the EFCC with amended 22 count charge bordering on the offence. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecution had opened its case and its second witness, Mr Abdulraheem Jimoh is still been led in evidence. When the case was called on Wednesday, the prosecutor Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) informed the court of an amended charge filed by prosecution....

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Witness’ absence stalls N11.5b fraud trial of Alao-Akala

The trial of the former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, and two others for alleged fraud was on Wednesday, adjourned to May 2, 2019 due to absence of the prosecution witness who was to give evidence in support of the 11-count charge preferred against the accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Olalekan Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, granted the EFCC’s request after its counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, told the court that the second witness, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is also the current head operations in the commission’s...

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Pupils feared dead as school building collapses in Lagos

Tragedy struck, some minutes ago, at Itafaji, Lagos Island, as a three-storey building housing a school collapsed, with pupils feared killed and over 100 trapped. As at the time of filing this report, many students are being rushed to the General Hospital, Marina, while parents are trooping there to search for their children. A top police source , who wanted anonymity, told The Guardian that five pupils have died. A resident of the area, who claimed he witnessed the collapse, said that rescue workers brought four pupils out of the rubbles dead. The resident said the Lagos State Government...

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