WOW!!! Pastor Abducts, Sleeps With Chorister, Gets Charged To Court

A 34-year-old pastor has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly abducting and having carnal knowledge of one of his church members.
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The accused, Joseph Igwemon, who is the pastor of the Global Influence Ministry, was said to have committed the offence on October 15, 2018, in the Mission Road area of Benin metropolis.
 
The victim was said to be a chorister in Igwemon’s church and was wedded to her husband by the accused.
 
The pastor, who was arraigned on two counts of abduction and an act likely to cause the breach of peace, was alleged to have had carnal knowledge of the victim inside his church.
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He was also accused of keeping the woman in his house in spite of her marital status.
 
The prosecution said the offence contravened sections 249(d) and 361 of the Criminal Code applicable in the state.
 
The charges read in part, “That you, Pastor Joseph Igwemon, on October 15, 2018, at noon in your church, Global Influence Ministry, at 16, Owoseni Street, off Mission Road, Benin, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by having carnal knowledge of one Stella George, who is a chorister in your church, having wedded her and her husband, one Paul Nosakhare, and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.
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“That you, Pastor Joseph Igwemon, on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, did abduct one Mrs Stella George by keeping her in your house for months, knowing that she is married and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 361 of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.”
 
But Igwemon pleaded not guilty to the charges.
 
The presiding magistrate, Mrs Isi Iyoha, granted the pastor bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.
 
She adjourned the case to November 29, 2018, for definite hearing.

Poultry Farmer Drags Firm To Court

A poultry farmer, Sola Adebayo, has accused a firm, Facco West Africa Limited, of defrauding him of over N40m by failing to completely execute a contract entered into by both parties.
It was gathered that Adebayo, who runs the Lawal Iyanda Farms in Orerokpe, Delta State, approached Facco for the supply of 252 units of three-tier battery cages to his farm, with the firm allegedly assuring him that the components of the cages were available for delivery within 10 days.
 
Consequently, Adebayo said he paid the agreed sum of N40.37m to the firm.
 
It was learnt that after Facco failed to deliver the remaining components needed for the construction of the cages five weeks after they were fully paid for. It allegedly supplied less than half of the components of the cages.
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Adebayo said, “I indicated my interest in purchasing 252 units of three-tier battery cages from Facco West Africa Limited following my telephone discussion with the company. It assured me that the components would be supplied within 10 days.
 
“I immediately repaired and adjusted the four poultry pens, where the cages were to be installed in line with the size and dimension of their products; this gulped about N2.5m. Simultaneously, a payment of N40,370,000 for the aforesaid 252 units of cages was paid into the company’s account in tranches and was completed on October 5, 2018.
 
“The company supplied few components of the cages to my farm, Lawal Iyanda Farms, Orerokpe, Delta State, twice on October 12 and 15. The supplies fell short of what we required to put the 252 units of cages together and that marked the beginning of my nightmare.
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“I later discovered that I had been duped when I was told that the components for the cages were no longer available and that a fresh order from abroad would be placed for the components to be brought into the country. Subsequent calls and messages to the company were unanswered.”
 
Adebayo said his inability to move the birds from the floor to the battery cages had led to huge financial loss to him, adding that he was on the verge of being unable to repay the loan he took from a bank to finance the poultry venture.
 
He added, “The 26,000 birds I raised to be caged are dying in scores. I have lost over 7,200 birds already and more are still dying, aside from the loss of egg production. At 26 weeks, I should be harvesting about 75 per cent of their daily egg production, about 700 crates. At the prevailing price of N850 per crate, our daily loss on eggs alone is about N637,000.
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“I ought to earn this amount from the birds daily for a period of 18 months. The birds are not producing eggs, because the environment where they are in now is not favourable for that.
 
“In the next few weeks, the bank that financed the business will be on my neck to pay back. How do I service the loan when the birds are dying and are unproductive? All pleas to the company to return my money so that I can source the cages from elsewhere have been rebuffed.”
 
A senior officer of Facco West Africa Limited, Mrs Abimbola Ogunyale, explained that the company was unable to deliver the cage components as agreed with the client because of reasons beyond its control.
 
She explained, “He (Adebayo) paid the company for the battery cages and the cages have been supplied. The components to complete the installation were ordered one month before he made the payment and the components were to be delivered by air to make it faster. Some of the things that happened along the line were beyond our control; They had to do with the system.
 
“The remaining components were sent out yesterday (Wednesday), and they are supposed to be on his farm already, but the driver said he had problems on the road. So, they should get to the farm later today (Thursday) and be ready for installation.
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“One of our personnel is available right now in Warri and he has been there for days. That person is the one we have been communicating with, but Mr Adebayo is not listening to that person.”
 
Adebayo, however, stated that the firm had been telling the same thing to him for five weeks about the components being on the way to his farm without any result, adding that the birds had stayed on ordinary floor for 26 weeks instead of 18 weeks.

See What Court Did To This Man For Raping 8-Year-Old Girl

An Upper Area Court III, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 61-year-old businessman, Isaac Phillip to three years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl.

The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, who sentenced Phillip, did not give him an option of fine in order to serve as a deterrent to others, who would want to indulge in such crime.

Mohammed also ordered the convict to pay N20, 000 as compensation to the victim’s family to enable them pay her hospital bills.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Gukwat, told the court that the case was reported by one Favour Emmanuel of Mado Tudun-wada, who is the victim’s mother in Oct. 9.

The prosecutor said the case was transferred from “A” Divisional Headquarters in Jos to the Legal Department also in Jos for prosecution.

Gukwat told the court that the accused lured the girl into his house and raped her.

On arraignment, the accused pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

Gukwat said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 283 of the Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria.

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Court Remands 5 For Trying To Rob Governor

A Sagbama High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, on Thursday remanded five suspects who allegedly attempted to rob Governor Seriake Dickson in his country home at Toru Orua.
The accused, Esther Engbeke, Tamnatony Jacob, Wodu Ebikebomu (an engineer), Emmanuel Dorgu and Sinclair Thursday are being tried for alleged conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
 
Justice E.T. Okara ordered their remand in prison after they had denied the charges, and adjourned the case till December 6 for hearing.
 
The Prosecutor, Mr. Ayebatonye Jumbo, had told the court that the accused conspired to procure arms with the intent to invade Dickson’s country home at Toru Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area.
Jumbo alleged that one of the accused, a construction worker at Dickson’s residence, had discovered a room stuffed with cash.
 
“This was after their initial plan to approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, under the whistle blower policy, to get commission had failed,” the senior state council said.
 
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the Robbery and Firearms Act of 2004.
The prosecution witness, Inspector Richman Ebipade, told the court that the accused had, during investigation, confessed to procuring arms for the proposed operation.
 
However, Ebipade, under cross examination by the defence counsel, Mr. Julious Iyekoroghe, told the court that his investigative team did not recover the said arms from the accused.

WOW!!! Court Sentences Man To Prison For Robbing Policeman

A Karmo Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced one Stephen Musa to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a police officer’s television, phones and laptops valued at N1.5m.
Magistrate Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N11,000.
 
Musa, who has no fixed address, was arraigned on three counts bordering on house breaking, theft and mischief, to which he pleaded guilty.
 
Earlier, the prosecutor counsel, Mrs. Ijeoma Ukagha, had told the court that the convict, on September 25, at 11:45p.m., broke into the house of ASP Musa Maina but was arrested.
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Ukagha said that during Police investigation, the convict confessed that he broke into the same house in August and made away with a television, phones and laptops.
 
She added that Musa also confessed to have stolen four generators and buckets.
 
She also said that the convict confessed that he had been arrested for stealing.
The offences contravene the provisions of sections 346, 287 and 327 of the Penal Code.

HELP! Why Would A Senior Nigerian Lawyer Wear This To Present A Case To A Judge In Court?

A Nigerian legal counselor has got tongues swaying with his decision of outfit to court. The unidentified man was spotted wearing an absurdly ghastly wig and outfit to exhibit a case to a judge. The photographs have turned into a web sensation with numerous individuals presuming that there may be something else under the surface than meets the eye.

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An unidentified Nigerian lawyer has set the internet on fire after photos of him looking haggard in the court of law surfaced online. The senior lawyer, as described by his subordinate, boldly wore a torn, old and obviously decayed court gown and wig to present a case in court. The man was pictured in action and it is unclear if he was questioned by the judge, who many believe should have called him out for being careless with the uniform of the office. The lawyer, Michael Amos, who shared the photos on social media revealed that it is not the first time the man will appear in court in rags and it beats his understanding. He said: “This is what a very Senior Lawyer wore to court .Today was not the first day I saw him like this. I am bothered as to why a senior lawyer will be comfortable to wear a raggy wig and gown to court. This beats me.”

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Many Nigerians believe there might be more to it than meets the eye as no sane person will willingly wear rags especially to a formal and serious gathering. However, some think that it’s a way of announcing his superiority as regards experience on the job. Basically, it should command respect but perceptively, it shows something else, such likened to poverty and dirtiness. Here’s how some social media users reacted to the photos below:

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Court Sentences Man To Jail For Stealing From Bank

An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year-old man, Dotun Akande, to one year in prison for N935.000 belonging to Orisun Microfinance Bank.
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In a ruling, Senior Magistrate G. E. Akan, however gave the convict an option to pay N20,000 fine.
 
Akande, who lives at No. 28 Ayantunde St., Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, had pleaded guilty to stealing.
 
Earlier, Mr Chudu Gbesi, the prosecutor, had told the court that the accused committed the offence sometimes between May and August, 2016.
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He said the accused, who was the staff of the Microfinance Bank, collected N935, 000 from customers and refused to remit the money to his employer.
 
The prosecutor said that the convict converted the money to his personal use.
 
Gbesi said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
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MURDER: Read How Judge Blasted Nigerian Police For Lack Of Diligent Prosecution

Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo of an FCT High Court on Monday slammed the police for lack of diligent prosecution in the case filed against ex-policeman, Gabriel Achimi, charged with alleged culpable homicide.

In a ruling filed by Achimi’s counsel, Mr Akin Akintan, Aladetoyinbo, ordered the police to transfer the case the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for lack of diligent prosecution.

Akintan sought the court to strike out the case and discharge the defendant.

“It has been said that justice is 3 – way traffic, justice for the victim, the defendant and for the society.

“I hereby make an order that the case file be transferred from the police to the DPP of the Ministry of Justice for diligent prosecution.

“Also, the prosecutor, Mr Donatus Abah who brought the case should be summoned to the court to show cause why he abandoned the case,” he held.

He also ordered that the court registrar to write a letter to the chairman, Police Service Commission stating that Abah disrespected the order of the court.

He held further that for the sake of justice and fair hearing, the court would neither strike out the case nor discharge the defendant because he was standing trial for culpable homicide.

Aladetoyinbo held that the case adjourned the case four times.

“The police deliberately refused to obey the court order and come to prosecute their case which forced the defendant’s counsel to file that motion,” he held.

He then adjourned until Dec. 12 for definite hearing.

The defendant through his counsel, Mr Akin Akintan filed a motion on Sept. 26.

The motion prayed the court to alternatively grant bail to the defendant having been in detention since Feb. 27, 2018, when he was arraigned.

Akintan in the motion reminded the court that the prosecution had failed to appear in court since the arraignment of the accused.

“The defendant has been in detention for a long time now without trial and the prosecution does not care. There should be a limit to the lethargy of the prosecution,” he submitted.

The judge said the case against the defendant was a murder case which must be carefully followed.

The police on Feb. 27, had alleged that on May 10, 2017 at about 8 p.m., Achimi shot one Ishaku Musa, a commercial motorcycle rider at Gishiri junction, Abuja.

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They alleged that the act led to the death of the deceased.

The police in the charge said that the offence contravened provisions of section 224 of the Penal Code.

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BREAKING: Court Revokes Orji Kalu’s Bail

Court has revoked the bail granted ex-Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, for failure to appear.

Hearing in the trial of Kalu for an alleged fraud of N7.65bn was stalled last Monday due to the absence of the ex-governor from court.

Kalu’s lawyer, Prof. Awa Kalu (SAN), told Justice Mohammed Idris at the Federal High Court in Lagos that his client was away in Germany for a surgical operation.

He added that the ex-governor had been advised by his doctors to remain in Germany for some time to recuperate.

The defence counsel said counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), was aware of the development and urged Justice Idris to further adjourn the case.

But the EFCC prosecutor, Jacobs, said he was surprised at Kalu’s absence from court, adding that he did not know if or when the ex-governor obtained the court’s permission to travel out.

Jacobs noted that having submitted his passport to the court as part of his bail conditions, Kalu must always apply to the court for the passport whenever he wished to travel.

Describing the ex-governor’s absence from court as an attempt to frustrate the case, Jacobs urged Justice Idris to interpret Kalu’s absence to mean that he had jumped bail.

“I am not aware when the 1st defendant wanted to travel. We only got to know that the 1st defendant travelled abroad for medical treatment through his media aide, one Kunle Oyewunmi.

“Things must be done in accordance with the law. In my own view, what happened is that the 1st defendant has jumped bail. This is an attempt to further frustrate this trial because no application was made to the court to travel.

“I urge Your Lordship to treat the absence of the 1st defendant as that he has jumped bail,” Jacobs said.

Responding, however, the defence counsel urged Justice Idris to discountenance Jacob’s argument, saying as of when Kalu travelled out, the court had adjourned the case sine die (indefinitely).

Ruling on the lawyers’ submissions, Justice Idris noted that it was true that the matter was adjourned sine die on September 27, 2018 but Kalu was on November 2 served with a hearing notice that the case had been scheduled for Monday.

The judge also noted that the court received a mail confirming Kalu’s treatment arrangement, but he said the defence counsel failed to attach any medical report to guide the court as to Kalu’s post-surgery treatment.

Justice Idris said in the circumstance, he would, in the interest of justice, adjourn the case for the last time, stressing that Kalu must return from Germany within seven days and appear before the court.

The judge ruled, “I have always stated that every citizen of this country is entitled to and has the right to seek medical treatment abroad. This right is guaranteed by the constitution, the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an inalienable right.

“However, this right has exceptions; therefore, in exercising this right due regard must be had for the law and due process.

“Apart from the mail confirming the treatment arrangement of the 1st defendant, the defence counsel should have obtained a medical report on the condition of the 1st defendant post-surgery. This would have properly guided the court in the proceedings of today.

“However, in the light of the entirety of this case and in the interest of justice, I am prepared to grant to the 1st defendant a final adjournment in respect of this matter.

“In the light of the provisions of the ACJA, I shall not adjourn for more than seven days from today. It is, therefore, hereby directed that the 1st defendant shall return to the country within seven days from today’s date for the hearing of this matter.”

The matter was adjourned till Monday, November 12, 2018 for continuation of trial; but as Kalu failed to appear, his bail was revoked.

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SHOCKER!!! Real Madrid lose yet another Court case

Spanish La Liga Santander have won a court case brought by Real Madrid over the font used by the club on the names and numbers on the first team shirts, reports from Spanish media have like that.

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According to Spanish La Liga rules all the clubs in the league have to use the same style of lettering on their kit, however Los Blancos did not agree with the rule and sought to have the court declare that they were not bound by the regulation and that they were free to use whatever lettering they wanted.

Image result for real madrid jersey font 2018A noticeable departure between the two styles can be seen on ‘Z’ in Benzema’s name. The court in Madrid ruled against Real Madrid meaning they club will have to use the same lettering as the other clubs and pay the costs of the case.

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Specifically the court noted that LaLiga had communicated sufficiently ahead of the start of the league to all the clubs in the tournament the letter size and font type to be used on the players’ kits, and that it was not relevant to the legal action at hand the fact that Real Madrid had already registered their font design with the licensee for the season.

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Is Real Madrid right to take La liga to court over font with all other clubs in the league agreeing with the association?