Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "bail"

    Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

The police have arraigned over 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) before an Abuja magistrate court for alleged disturbance of public peace.Among the IMN members - better known as Shiites - arraigned before the court on Thursday were more than 10 women.They were arrested on Tuesday following a violent protest in Wuse part of Abuja. They had [...]

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    Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has regained freedom after 13 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fayose, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission's head office in Abuja on October 16.He was subsequently flown to Lagos and arraigned at a federal high court in Ikoyi. [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), says he was granted conditional bail to be "caged" along with the secessionist group.Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April 2017 by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.He, however, skipped bail after flouting all the conditions given to him by the court, including [...]

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    Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

A Kaduna state high court has fixed October 4 for ruling on the bail application for Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when members of IMN also known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed [...]

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    DSS ‘bows to pressure’, arraigns journalist detained since 2016

DSS ‘bows to pressure’, arraigns journalist detained since 2016

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday arraigned Jones Abiri, a journalist who has been in its custody since 2016, at a magistrate court in Abuja.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, was picked up by agents of the DSS on the allegation that he is the leader of joint revolutionary council of the Joint [...]

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    Court rejects Nyame’s bail application

Court rejects Nyame’s bail application

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the bail application filed on behalf of Jolly Nyame, ex-governor of Taraba state. Nyame is currently  in Kuje prison, Abuja, after a judge handed him a 14-year jail sentence on May 30.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Nyame of criminally misappropriating the funds while he served as governor between 1999 and [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defendants granted bail

Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defendants granted bail

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to four defendants being tried alongside Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The defendants are Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, national coordinator of IPOB; Bright Chimeze, and David Nwawuisi — all IPOB members.They are facing trial on three-count charge bothering on treasonable felony.The defendants were being tried alongside [...]

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    After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

A Plateau high court has remanded Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, in prison.Jang, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since May 7, was arraigned before the court on Wednesday.He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor of Plateau state.Jang was arraigned by alongside Yusuf Pam, a former [...]

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    Court grants Melaye N10m bail

Court grants Melaye N10m bail

A Kogi state high court has granted bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.At its sitting on Wednesday, the court granted him a N10 million and asked him to provide a surety.Nasiru Ajanah, the presiding judge, said the bail was necessitated by the senator's health challenge.Mike Ozekhome, Melaye's counsel, had argued that the continued incarceration of the [...]

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    Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has been granted bail by the police in a case of alleged murder and criminal conspiracy.The senator had been invited by Kaduna commissioner of police for questioning after a suspect arrested in a murder case allegedly implicated him.On January 31, 2018, Isa Garba, the suspect reportedly arrested by the military, was said to [...]

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    Court rejects fresh bail request of ‘killer wife’

Court rejects fresh bail request of ‘killer wife’

An Abuja federal high court on Wednesday struck out a fresh bail application filed by Maryam Sanda.Sanda is being tried for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to death over allegations of infidelity.The tragic incident occurred in Abuja on November 19, 2017.She was arrested and subsequently remanded in Suleja prison.Joesph Daudu, [...]

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    Evans asks court to grant him bail

Evans asks court to grant him bail

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    Court grants policeman who ‘burgled’ Jonathan’s house N7m bail

Court grants policeman who ‘burgled’ Jonathan’s house N7m bail

A magistrate court in Wuse, Abuja has granted Musa Musa, one of the policemen who allegedly burgled former President Goodluck Jonathan's house, bail in the sum of N7m.The policemen were arraigned before Mabel Segun-Bello, justice of the court, on Tuesday, by the federal capital territory police command."Bail is granted to allow the accused attend trial. Where it is perceived that [...]

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    Elujoba, ex-OAU VC, granted bail on self recognition

Elujoba, ex-OAU VC, granted bail on self recognition

An Osun high court on Friday granted bail to Anthony Elujoba, former vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Elujoba is facing a seven-count charge of fraud, conspiracy and abuse of office alongside Ronke Akeredolu, former bursar of the university.David Oladimeji, the judge, granted Elujoba bail on self recognition while Akeredolu was granted bail in the sum of N50 million and [...]

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    Court grants bail to Turaki — but must report to EFCC every two weeks

Court grants bail to Turaki — but must report to EFCC every two weeks

An Abuja high court on Thursday granted bail to Saminu Turaki, former governor of Jigawa state.Turaki was arrested on July 4 by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja over fraud allegations.Yusuf Halilu, the presiding judge, granted him bail on the condition that he would submit his travelling documents to the registry of the court.The [...]

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    Court grants Bala Mohammed N500m bail

Court grants Bala Mohammed N500m bail

Bala Mohammed, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been granted bail.Abubakar Talba, justice of an Abuja high court, granted Mohammed bail in the sum of N500m with two sureties in like sum.He had spent two nights in Kuje prison before his bail.This followed the judge's adjournment of ruling on the application for bail to Friday.Talba had remanded [...]

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