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57-year-old man arraigned for property theft

property theft

A 57-year-old man, Mr. Olusola Adeigbe, has been arraigned before an Ijede Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, for the alleged property theft worth N111,200. Adeigbe was arraigned on five counts bordering on felony, stealing and breach of public peace. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. The police prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Isaac, said the ...

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Man arraigned over alleged N840,000 land fraud

Land fraud

A 40-year-old man, Abdul Ibrahim, yesterday appeared in a Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged N840,000 land fraud. The defendant, who resides at Nyanya village, Abuja, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation. The prosecutor, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that a written petition by the complainant, Eucharia Ogedengbe, ...

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Tenant arrested for renovating house without landlord’s consent

property owners

A tenant, Adebukola Oladipo, has been arrested by the police for purportedly damaging a building belonging to her landlord, Ediac Ezemuede. It was learned that Oladipo rented a guesthouse consisting of five rooms, an open space and two stores from the landlord in 2016. The landlord in his statement to the police said Oladipo damaged the building for reasons best known ...

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55-year-old agent arraigned for alleged N1.2m fraud


A 55-year-old property agent, Bolaji Ajetumobi, has been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court for alleged fraud estimated at N1,241,000. He was arraigned by the police on 12 counts bordering on the crime before Magistrate Olumide Fusika. The police said Ajetumobi connived with others at large to collect the sum of N1.2m from nine different persons on the pretext of ...

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Labourer arraigned for stealing N120,000 cables on construction site


A labourer, Promise Iwoh, who allegedly stole his employer’s cables valued at N120,000, on Wednesday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The 33-year-old, a resident of No. 1 Iya-Agan Street,  Apapa Road,  Ebute Meta, Lagos, is facing a charge of theft. Iwoh, however, denied the charge. The Police Prosecutor Ben Ekundayo said the accused committed the offence on Feb. ...

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Court revokes presidential panel’s power to prosecute, sieze property


The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division yesterday held that the Chief Okoi Obono-Obla led-Presidential Panel on Assets Recovery lacked prosecutorial power and therefore, cannot initiate criminal proceedings against any accused person. Also, the court held that the panel lacked the constitutional power to seize properties of alleged offenders. The judgment of the court follows an appeal filed by a staff ...

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Landlord burgles tenant’s shop over refusal to quit


A landlord, Adetoye Adebayo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly breaking into his tenant’s shop over the latter’s refusal to quit. The tenant, Aanuoluwapo Alonge, alleged that the septuagenarian damaged some of her property and made away with items from the shop in the Ipaja area of Lagos State. It was gathered that in 2014, Adebayo rented out ...

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Man jailed 2years for stealing church property worth N310,000

church property

A Grade 1 Area Court in Aso-Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Jonathan Samuel, to two years imprisonment for stealing church property worth N310,000. The convict, who resides behind St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Aso-Pada, Mararaba, had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass and theft. The judge, Yusuf Yaqub, however, gave the convict an ...

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Court dismisses mortgage bank’s bid to regain forfeited property


A federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed an application by Safetrust Mortgage Bank to regain its high-rise property, Safetower Estate, located in Ikate Lekki, Lagos. In an application filed before Justice Sule Hassan, the developer had urged the court to vacate its earlier order of forfeiture of Safetower to EFCC, pending the completion of investigation by the Economic and ...

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