A 29 year-old-man, Jinadu Isa, on Thursday appeared before a Federal High Court, Lagos for allegedly trafficking 4.2 kilogrammes of Indian Hemp.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of drug trafficking brought against him by that National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Following his plea, the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aerna, asked the court for a trial date and urged the remand of the defendant in prison custody.
The NDLEA said that Isa was arrested on April 14 in Somolu, Lagos for dealing in 4.2 kg of Cannabis Sativa which is restricted by law.
However, the defence counsel Mr E.I Ukpabio, informed the court of a pending bail application filed on behalf of the defendant.
Justice Ayokunle Faji consequently ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison pending argument on the bail application and adjourned the case until Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 for hearing.
The offences contravened the provisions of section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act Cap N 30 Laws of The Federation 2004.
Dasukigate: Court admits U.S.-based woman to N250m bail
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted the U. S.-based businesswoman, Isabella Oshodin, bail in the sum of N250 million.
NAN reports that the EFCC arraigned Oshodin for for unlawfully receiving N22.9 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.).
The businesswoman, whose husband, Bob Oshodin was said to be at large, was arraigned on a 25-count charge bordering on sales of a furniture manufacturing company to the Federal Government to the tune of 55 million U.S. dollars
Justice Taiwo Taiwo also ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum.
Justice Taiwo also ordered that the defendant should remain in the country pending the determination of the suit.
The judge adjourned the trial until Oct. 15, Oct. 16, Oct. 17 and Oct. 22.
She had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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Man, 24, docked over alleged theft of motorcycle
A 24-year-old man, Nojeem Azeez, was on Wednesday docked at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged theft of a Bajaj motorcycle worth N230,000.
Azeez, who has no fixed address, is facing a count charge of stealing.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug.13 at about 10:30 p.m. at First Bank Bus Stop in Ajangbadi area of Lagos.
Okuiomose said that the defendant stole a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number KJA 369 QL which belonged to Mr Erhabor Isoken.
“The offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the prosecutor said.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Mr Lazarus Hotepo, in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned untill Sept. 25 for hearing.
Court sentences applicant to 1 year in prison for damaging AEDC transformer
A Kabusa Grade I Area Court on Wednesday sentenced an applicant, Ibrahim Ali, to one year in prison for damaging a transformer belonging to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company(AEDC).
The Judge, Ibrahim Kagarko, sentenced Ali, after he pleaded guilty to mischief and theft.
Kagarko did not give the convict an option to pay any fine.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, informed the court Mr Effiong Etim, who works with AEDC, reported the case at the Garki Police station, FCT on Aug. 20.
Lawal told the court that the complainant reported that on Aug.20, Ali removed a transformer panel door from the AEDC facility located at Arochukwu Street, Garki II,
Lawal informed the court that in the course of police investigation, it was discovered that the convict had caused inestimable damage to the transformer.
The convict, he also said, confessed to the crime when interrogated by the police.
The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of sections 327 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.
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Court remands 3 accused persons over alleged armed robbery in Kano
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that three accused persons, Namaska Haruna, 25, Wada Ibrahim, 30, and Abdulsalam Ibrahim, 20, be remanded in prison custody over alleged armed robbery.
The defendants, who reside in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State, are standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, contrary to Section 97 and 398 of the Penal code.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending legal advice from office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Jibril adjourned the case until Sept. 5, for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, had told the court that the defendants committed the offence on July 11, at about 2:30 a.m in Kiru local government area.
He alleged that the three defendants and six others now at large, armed themselves with dangerous weapons and stormed the house of 45-year-old Muhammed Kabiru, at Maska Village, threatened to kill or kidnap the victim and in the process robbed him of his valuables.
He listed the dangerous weapon the defendants used to attack their victim to include gun, pistol and sticks.
The prosecutor told he court that the defendants dispossessed their victim of N235,000, 38 pieces of peak milk valued at N47,000, six cartons of Maltina valued at N30,000.
Other properties collected from the victim are four Tecno handset valued N30,000, one radio valued N2,400 and five memory cards valued N7,000.
The defendants, however, denied committing the offence.
Presidential Election Tribunal reserves judgment
The Presidential Election Petition on Wednesday reserved judgement in the petition challenging the election of Muhammadu Buhari as president.
Buhari was declared the winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election, with over 15 million votes as against Atiku’s 11, 262,978 votes.
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