An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, remanded a 55-year-old man, Nathaniel Okwuegbelem, in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling his 16-year-old daughter.
The Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of Okwuegbelem, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending an advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Osunsanmi had ordered the police to return the case file to the DPP for advice.
The defendant, who resides at Ikotun area of Lagos, is facing a charge of rape.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that
the defendant committed the offence in August at his residence.
Ayorinde said that the defendant had canal knowledge of his daughter on two occasions.
The girl told her friend what her father had done to her and she reported the case to the police,” the prosecutor said.
He said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for rape.
The magistrate adjourned the case till Jan. 13, for mention.
Edited by: Edith Bolokor and
Ekiti Police slam N5m on wanted man over alleged robberies, kidnappings
The Ekiti State Police command has placed a N5 million prize tag on a man,Samuel Oguntoyinbo, it declared wanted for allegedly involving in a series of bank robberies and kidnappings in the state and environs in recent times.
The command, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, on Saturday, said the amount would be a reward for whoever apprehends the suspect.
According to the statement, Ogunyoyinbo, who is now a fugitive, had allegedly perpetrated a series of heinous crimes in Ekiti.
The suspect was said to have masterminded different bank robberies and kidnapping incidents in Ekiti and Ondo States.
It added that the suspect is an indigene of Iyin Ekiti, in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State.
“The suspect’s real name is Samuel Oguntoyinbo, but is popularly known as `Eleven’ or `Badoo’.
“Any person with useful information concerning his whereabouts should please contact the nearest Police Station or the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086.
“Such a person shall be rewarded with a huge sum of N5 million,” the statement said.
It was gathered that police were resolute on bringing the alleged culprit to book because lives were lost and large monies carted away in robbery incidents traced to him.
Edited By: Idonije Obakhedo
Police investigate alleged murder of 18-month-old baby in Plateau
The Police in Plateau have commenced investigation into a case of alleged murder of an 18-month-old baby in the state by unknown persons.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the command had received a petition addressed to the Police Commissioner on the alleged murder, based on which he said, the investigation was being conducted.
Ubah said the police would leave no stone unturned in unraveling the perpetrators of the heinous act and bringing them to Justice.
The baby (name withheld), was allegedly murdered by unknown persons who ripped her tummy open and left her laying down in the Rock Haven residence of her parents in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau in the evening of Sept. 15.
The maternal grandfather of the baby, Chief Jerry Egede, petitioned the Plateau Commissioner of Police, urging him to unravel the circumstances that led to the alleged murder.
In the petition dated Sept. 17 and made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, Egede said that he was suspecting a foul play in the matter.
Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf
Court remands pastor in Correctional Centre over alleged N.7m fraud
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a 45-year-old pastor, Paul Ojo, in a Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged fraud.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant conspired and defrauded one Fakunade Ojo of N700,000.
Akinwale alleged that the defendant committed the offence between February and March at Ise-Ekiti, Ise/Orun Local Government Area of EKiti State.
He further told the court that the defendant, who is a pastor told the complainant, a member of his church, that he would help him to secure the necessary document for his trip to Dubai.
He said that since the complainant gave him the money, he neither provided the document nor refunded the money.
He said that the offence contravened Sections (8) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act.
The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in the correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, rejected the plea by the defendant.
Anoma ordered that he be remanded in a correctional centre, pending the DPP’s legal advice.
He adjourned the case to September 29 for mention.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Sam Oditah
Businessman in court over alleged N1m job scam
A 32-year-old businessman, Usman Rilwan,who allegedly defrauded a job seeker of N1 million, on Friday appeared in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court.
The police charged Rilwan, who lives in City Centre Plaza Gimbiya, street Area 11, Garki, with criminal breach of trust and cheating.
He alleged that early in the year, the defendant told the complainant that he can get a job for him at the Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) if he can pay N4 million.
Ejike alleged that both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), stating that the payment would be done in two installments of N2million through bank transfers.
He alleged that the MoU also states that the defendant would refund the money to the complainant if he breaches the agreement.
The prosecutor alleged that on March 24, the complainant transferred N2 million as the first installment from his First Bank account 2027809509 to Access Bank account 0107549258 belonging to the defendant.
Ejike told the court that in May, the defendant told the complainant that the appointment letter would be ready on June 20, buy he failed to delver.
He said that the defendant refunded N1million and all efforts to recover the balance of N1million, failed,
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of section 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Chinyere Nwecheonwu admitted the defendant to bail and ordered that he provides two sureties.
Nwecheonwu ordered the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court; they should deposit their recent passport photograph and a valid means of identification to the court.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until Nov.18, for hearing.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza