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Court Supports Trial Of Synagogue Engineers Over Building Collapse

Synagogue Collapse: Court adjourns ruling on a suit by an engineer to Nov. 9

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday dismissed two applications seeking to stop the prosecution of the two engineers who constructed the collapsed six-storey building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun area of Lagos. The collapse of the building, which occurred on September 12, 2014, led to the death of 116 persons. The two engineers ...

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Court Orders Paramount Ruler To Quit Property, Pay N10m Damages

Estate Agents Charged To Court For N6m Fraud

A Benin High Court has ordered paramount ruler (Otaru) of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe III, to vacate Bendel Hotel, Auchi, belonging to Orbit Building Society Limited, not later than 31 days. The hotel is located in the plot of land housing the present palace of Auchi. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen who gave the order while delivering judgement in a suit ...

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Court Annuls Revocation Letters To Ekiti Estate Home Owners

Estate Agents Charged To Court For N6m Fraud

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has set aside the revocation letters by the Ekiti State Housing Corporation to home owners at Irewolede Estate in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. A ruling by Justice Bamidele Omotoso on Tuesday in a motion of notice filed by Rafiu O. Balogun on behalf of Irewolede home owners on October 2, last year, ...

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Bianca’s Counsel Stalls Suit On Ojukwu’s Property

Ojukwu’s property: Bianca’s absence stalls trial

Further hearing in a suit filed by Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, against Ojukwu Transport Limited (OTL) and seven others was stalled on Tuesday. At the resumed hearing of the suit before a Lagos High Court, Bianca’s lawyer, Nick Omeje, prayed the court for an adjournment to enable him amend the claimant’s originating ...

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Estate Agents Charged To Court For N6m Fraud

Estate Agents Charged To Court For N6m Fraud

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two estate agents for allegedly defrauding one Lucky Obonifua to the tune of N6m. It was learnt that the suspects – Ibukun Samuel, 42, and 47-year-old Olukayode Adebayo, had shown Obonifua a building purportedly for sale in the Ogba area of Lagos. According to punch metro, it was gathered that an agreement was ...

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Former Director of McDonald Real Estate Duped Clients Almost $2m

Former Director of McDonald Real Estate Duped Clients Almost $2m

A suspended residential real estate agent has pleaded guilty to swindling his clients out of $2 million. A Victorian court heard Anthony Brancatella, 43, got out off his depth trying to ‘keep the bank off his back’. The former director of McDonald Real Estate in 2014 was investigated after complaints from clients claiming they had not been paid or had ...

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Enugu: Legal Tussle Threatens Housing Scheme For Police Officers

Thousands of police officers in the country are enrolled in the Police Housing Scheme which is partly financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and developed by private firms through the Private Public Partnership (PPP) agreement intended to make them proud owners of homes in cities of their choice. In Enugu, serving officers and men who are beneficiaries ...

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Landlady Battered By Female Tenant Over Marijuana

Landlady Battered By Female Tenant Over Marijuana

A landlady, Obasuyi Abimbola, has been battered by her female tenant, Mujidat Ibrahim, for allegedly barring her from selling a narcotic substance suspected to be marijuana in her compound in Lagos State, western Nigeria, pm news reports. Following the assault, the suspect, Mujidat was arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court with the alleged offence. The incident happened at 37, ...

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Estate Agent Docked For Duping Journalist

misconduct charge court stories alleged fraud

A 42-year-old real estate agent, Babalola Murtala, was on Tuesday docked at a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Igbosere for allegedly defrauding a journalist of N700, 000 under the pretext of securing a mini flat for him. Muritala was arraigned before Magistrate J. Ugbomoiko on a three-count charge of stealing, obtaining by false pretence and threat to life preferred ...

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