Drama as 2 lawyers clash in Onitsha court over CP prosecution case against 6 suspects
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Drama as 2 lawyers clash in Onitsha court over CP prosecution case against 6 suspects

There was mild drama at the Magistrate Court 3 Onitsha, Anambra State as two lawyers clash over the prosecution of a case between the Commissioner of Police versus Nwaora Nezianya and two others. The State CP had arraigned Nworah Nezianya (61), Obiefuna Nezianya (52), Ernest Nezianya and others now at large on three count Charge

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FRSC court convicts 27 drivers over traffic offences
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FRSC court convicts 27 drivers over traffic offences

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra Sector Command on Tuesday arraigned 30 drivers in a Mobile Court following their arrest for various traffic offences. The Court was presided over by Chief Magistrate Mike Anyadiegwu. Out 68 Offences that were recorded, 27 traffic offenders were convicted with options of fines, while three were cautioned and

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LG elections: Anambra monarchs jittery as Court hears suit May 22
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LG elections: Anambra monarchs jittery as Court hears suit May 22

The Federal High Court, Awka Division has slated May 22 to hear the suit filed by activist and politician, Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo, challenging the prolonged undemocratic constitution of local government administration in Anambra State. In suit no FHC/AWK/CS/90/2024, which he instituted through originating summons, the plaintiff requested for nine consequential reliefs/directing orders, premised on the interpretation of

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Defamation: Activist confident of victory amidst bail denial 
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Defamation: Activist confident of victory amidst bail denial 

Activist and social commentator, Comrade Boniface Okonkwo has expressed confidence in emerging victorious in his current court trial. Okonkwo had been in detention since January 3, 2024 after being arrested following a complaint by businessman, Sir Emeka Offor. The South Africa-based social critic has taken the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, Emeka Offor and

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LPDC suspends ex-NBA chieftain for 3 years over alleged infamous conduct
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LPDC suspends ex-NBA chieftain for 3 years over alleged infamous conduct

Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, LPDC, a body of benchers saddled with the responsibility of checkmating the conducts of legal practitioners in the country has suspended a one-time Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Anaocha branch, one of the eight branches of NBA in Anambra state, Jideofor Okongwu Esq. for alleged infamous conduct. In a

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Anambra Surveyor, 7 others risk jail over contempt of court 
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Anambra Surveyor, 7 others risk jail over contempt of court 

Eight persons, including, a surveyor, Remy Uchenna Anyadike, Christopher Nweke, Michael Onwosi, Nweke Nwafor, Nnaemeka Agbankpu, Obi Ndife, Sunday Nwogbo and Uchenna Uyaemesi, may risk jail term over contempt of court of an Otuocha High court, sitting in Onitsha, Anambra State, and Presided over by Hon. Justice Tagbo Anieto, made on 20th day of October,

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Father Ejike, I don't like seeing you stand before me answering questions on fraud - Judge
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Father Ejike, I don’t like seeing you stand before me answering questions on fraud – Judge

The 3-year old legal battle between Mrs. Nnenna Ezenwa and Reverend Father Ejike Nwankwo, may have come to an end with both parties agreeing for an out of court settlement of their matter. A Federal High Court Judge in Awka, Anambra State, Hon. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, brokered the peaceful settlement of the matter. Mrs Ezenwa,

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Court jails Army general 7 years, orders N3.7bn refund
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Court jails Army general 7 years, orders N3.7bn refund

Nigerian Army special court martial sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Maj. Gen. Umaru Mohammed, of corruption and sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment The military court also ordered Mohammed to pay back $2,178,900 (When converted to naira (at N1000 per dollar), $2.1m equaled N2.1bn. The

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Court remands 2 suspects over kidnapping of Labour Party Guber candidate
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Court remands 2 suspects over kidnapping of Labour Party Guber candidate

A state High Court No. 1 sitting in Nnewi, Anambra State, presided over by His Lordship, Justice C.N. Mbonu-Nwenyi, has adjourned further hearing till Friday, October 27, 2023, in a criminal charge bothering on kidnapping, preferred against two suspects, Jude Chukwudi Odimegwu and Nwokolo Chukwudi Maxwell. The suspects are standing trial for the alleged kidnapping of

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Internet Fraud: Boy, 19 bags jail term
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Internet Fraud: Boy, 19 bags jail term

A Kaduna High Court judge, Justice Dairus Khobo, on Thursday, sentenced a 19-year-old teenager, Peterson Enoch, to 12 months imprisonment over offences bordering on internet fraud. The convict, a resident of Millennium City, Kaduna, was dragged before the court by the state Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In his judgment, Khobo

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Kaduna Court nullifies banishment of traditional ruler by ex-gov El-Rufai
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Kaduna Court nullifies banishment of traditional ruler by ex-gov El-Rufai

A High Court in Kaduna State, on Thursday, nullified the banishment of the paramount ruler of Piriga Chiefdom in Lere LGA of Kaduna State, Chief Jonathan Parguwa Zamuna by former Governor Nasir El-Rufai. Justice Nasiru U. Sadiq of the Kaduna High Court sitting in Kafanchan, while delivering judgement on the case of breach of fundamental

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Anambra tricycle operators' boss drags rights activist to court over character defamation 
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Anambra tricycle operators’ boss drags rights activist to court over character defamation 

Chairman of Awka Tricycle Operators in Anambra State, Prince Collins Ozojiofor has sued Human Rights Activist, Comrade Osita Obi over character defamation, claiming N500,000,000 damages. In a Suit No A/191/2023 at the State High Court, Awka, Ozojiofor alleged that Obi called him a cultist in his Facebook, a development that had demeaned his reputation in

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UNIZIK lecturer bags 6-months jail over forgery, defamation
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UNIZIK lecturer bags 6-months jail over forgery, defamation

A lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Peter Ekemezie has bagged six months imprisonment for publishing defamatory statements against one Prof. Alex Asigbo. Ekemezie who was charged with three-counts bordering on forgery and defamation was however given an option of N300,000 fine. Delivering the judgment at an Awka Magistrates’ court, His Worship, E.C.

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11 NULGE members arraigned over alleged forgery, malicious damage
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11 NULGE members arraigned over alleged forgery, malicious damage

Eleven members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) were on Wednesday arraigned before the Magistrate Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State capital. The NULGE members were arraigned on a 6-count charge by the Police in a matter between them and Commissioner of Police. The charges included conspiring to commit a felony, forgery,

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