Court fixes December 5 for ruling on admissibility of Baba Ijesha’s confessional statement

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court has fixed December 15 for ruling on the admissibility of confessional statement of Nollywood actor James Olanrewaju popularly known as Baba Ijesha. Justice Taiwo fixed the date after counsels have adopted their final written addresses. At the last hearing on November 19, the defense led by […]

Court sentences ‘randy neighbour’ to life imprisonment for defilement

Justice Abiola Soladoye of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday described a 54-year-old businessman Bashir Olashekere as a “randy neighbour” while sentencing him to life imprisonment for defilement. Olashekere was found guilty of a charge of defiling his neighbour’s 10-year-old daughter contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos […]

Court dismisses Rite Foods Ltd suit against NBC, MD Matthieu Seguin

Justice Ambrose Lweis-Allagoa of a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has dismissed the suit filed by Rite Foods Limited against the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and its Managing Director, Matthieu Seguin, over alleged contempt of court. The trial judge held that there was no subsisting order disobeyed by the alleged contemnor (respondents) While ruling […]

Court rejects FG request to stop resident doctors’ strike

A National Industrial Court, sitting in Abuja, has again rejected an application by the Federal Government to order striking members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to resume work. The judge, John Targema, however, ordered the two parties involved in the industrial dispute “to suspend all forms of hostilities and maintain status quo.” […]