Doctor Risks Jail for Defrauding Colleague of 900,000 Naira

Doctor Risks Jail for Defrauding Colleague of 900,000 NairaA 43-year-old medical doctor, Akolawole Michael, risked being jailed for allegedly defrauding a colleague of a sum of 900,000 Naira for the purchase of land.

Akolawole was on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti over the matter.

At the Thursday proceeding, Police prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the Court that the accused committed the offence sometimes in the month of January 2013 in Ado-Ekiti.

The policeman alleged that the doctor fraudulently obtained the sum of N900,000 from one Babalola Olawale, a junior doctor under the pretense that he could sell six plots of land to him at Afao road in Ado-Ekiti.

According to him, the accused committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol. 1 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The accused pleaded not guilty, while his counsel, Busuyi Ayorinde, applied for his bail, promising the Court that he would not jump bail.

The prosecutor objected to the bail application because the accused had jumped bail in the police station.

‎Magistrate Taiwo Ajibade, consequently granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the sum of N50,000 each, who must be resident within Ado-Ekiti with verifiable addresses.

Ajibade said that one of the sureties must be a senior medical officer, while the other must be a civil servant of grade level 12 or executive member of a landlord association.

Pastor Arraigned For Fraud Attempts Suicide In Police Custody

Pastor, Freed Zone Church, Afolayan Joseph, Bimbo OlanrewajuAn Osun State Magistrate Court has arraigned the Pastor of Freed Zone Church, Ijebu Ode in Ogun-State.

The pastor, identified as Afolayan Joseph, 46 years, was charged for fraud and an attempt to commit suicide in police custody.

He was arraigned alongside a 35-year-old-woman, Bimbo Olanrewaju.

Channels Television gathered that Bimbo who resides in Osogbo, the Osun State capital had been in a relationship with Joseph since 2014 and that he paid her visits occasionally from Ijebu-Ode.

The pastor had reportedly told Bimbo that he had some goods he wanted to clear from Canada which he needed the sum of 600,000 naira.

He was said to have collected some money from his purported lover who went around to borrow the money, after which he fled to an unknown place before he was arrested in Osogbo.

Joseph was accused of stealing, pretence and attempted suicide while Bimbo was arraigned for stealing and pretence.

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ajayj, told the court that Bimbo and Joseph sometimes in May, 2015 at Mubinu street in Jaye Area of Osogbo, did conspire together to commit felony by obtaining money under false pretence.

“They did obtain money totalling the sum of 450,000 naira under false pretence from one Odeleye Mathew Banjo.

“They also stole the sum of 450,000 naira property of one Odeleye Mathew Banjo,” he said.

The prosecutor stated that the offence committed contravenes sections 516, 419 and 390 (9) of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II; Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

However, the accused cleric, on January 18, 2017 at about 9:00AM at the custody of Oke Odo Police Divisional Headquarters attempted to commit suicide by using his shirt to tighten his neck in the cell.

He was said to have committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 327 of Criminal Code 34 Vol. II; Laws of Osun State of Nigeria.

The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the allegations levelled against them.

The magistrate, Mrs Sodamada, consequently granted them bail in the sum of 100,000 naira each and adjourned hearing on the case till February 20, 2017.

Vigilante Member Arraigned For Allegedly Raping A Nursing Mother In Osun

Ogun Police Arrest Suspected Serial BuglerA 25-year-old vigilante member, Sunday Arewa, has been docked before an Ile-Ife Magistrate court in Osun, for allegedly raping a nursing mother.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdulahi, told the court that Arewa committed the offence on January 19, 2017, at about 12:00 a.m. at Oke-Ogbo area in Ile-Ife.

Abdulahi said that the accused inflicted injuries on the left arm of the victim, Tosin Afolabi and also threatened her with gun before allegedly having carnal knowledge of her in an uncompleted building.

The prosecutor further informed the court that the accused committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 351, 355, 86(2) and 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2003.

But Arewa entered into a not guilty plea to the four-count charge preferred against him.

The defence counsel, Akintilo Olakunbi, made attempt to move application for Arewa’s bail but the presiding Magistrate, Olalekan Ijiyode, asked her to bring a written bail application.

He ordered that Arewa be remanded in Ile-Ife prison and adjourned the case till March 10, 2017 for hearing.

Suspected Cultist Remanded In Prison For Alleged Murder

Suspected Cultist Remanded in Prison For Alleged MurderA suspected member of the Aye confraternity, Mutiu Rasaq, has been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo magistrate court for alleged murder.

Rasaq, who was said to be the leader of the Aye fraternity was accused of killing three people: Adeshina Akinwale, Adekunle Badmus and Kehinde Adeshina.

The fourth victim of the Rasaq’s terror act, Aderemi Adepoju is still in coma, as he was yet to recover from the severe machete cut unleashed on him by the suspect.

According to the charge sheet read in court on Wednesday, Rasaq fondly called ‘Small Mutiu’ was said to be part of the cultists terrorizing Osogbo where several people have been killed.

The accused person allegedly committed the offence December 18, 2016 at Abaku Area, Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.

But the suspect pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of murder, conspiracy, breach of peace and assault.

Defence counsel, Mr Olatunbosun Oladipupo asked to give the case short adjournment date.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs Abibat Bashiru directed the police prosecutor, Inspector Mireti Wilson, to forward the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Osun State for legal advice.

She, however, ordered that Rasaq be remanded in Ilesa prison, just as she adjourned the case till January 27, 2017 for mention.

Three Remanded For Stealing 25m Naira Belonging To Fayose’s Personal Assistant

Ogun Police Arrest 18 Crime SuspectsThree persons were on Wednesday remanded in prison custody for allegedly stealing 25 million Naira belonging to the Personal Assistant to the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, Mr Sunday Omosilade.

The police prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused persons – Bamidele Temitope, 36, Afolabi Sunday, 42 and Shuaib Amidu, 67 – committed the offence on December 29, 2016 at the Ekiti State Government House Lodge in Ado-Ekiti.

Leramo alleged that the accused persons did conspire together to commit felony to wit: stealing, an offence punishable under section 516 of Criminal Code, Cap C16, laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused persons, on the said date did unlawfully stole the said amount which was in hard currency – $50,000.

He further alleged that the third accused persons, Amidu, on December 30 at Mugbaba area in Ado-Ekiti become an accessory after the fact of felony to one Afolabi Sunday when he changed allegedly stolen $20,000 to Naira denomination for him.

According to him, the offence contravened section 519 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, while their counsel, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde, applied for their bail but the court told him to formalise his application.

The Chief Magistrate, Adesoji Adegboye, consequently remanded‎ the accused persons in prison.

He adjourned the case to January 16 for further hearing.

How My Husband Bit Me During Fight, Wife Tells Court

courtThe police in Osun State have dragged a 43-year-old artisan, Ifeanyi Adamu, before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly beating and biting his wife, Tinuke Ademola.

Explaining how the scuffle began, Tinuke said she had grabbed her husband’s manhood and squeezed his scrotum to enable her to escape from him while he was beating her.

She said: “When the beating became unbearable, I held his (Adamu’s) manhood and he bit me on my shoulder and right hand”.

A Den Of Fight

Tinuke revealed that peace and love had eluded their home after she gave birth to their first child last year.

“Our home has remained a den of fight and bickering after we had our firstborn. My husband always beats me in the presence of our children.

“He has stopped making love to me and he does not sleep at home most times. He doesn’t even care for our children anymore,” Atinuke said.

Police prosecutor, Simon Adeolu, said Adamu committed the offence on November 5, 2016, at his residence at 14, Ita-Olookan area of Osogbo.

Mr Adeolu informed the court that the accused beat his wife until she sustained injuries on her shoulder and fingers.

The prosecutor argued that Adamu committed an offence contrary to Section 351 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

But Adamu, a technician, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of assault slammed on him.

Policeman Remanded In Prison For Alleged Murder In Osun

Policeman Remanded In Prison For Alleged Murder In OsunA Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the Capital of Osun state, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 48-year-old policeman, Pius Felix, in prison custody for allegedly killing a commercial driver.

Felix, who is attached to Awo Police Station, Ede, is facing a count of murder.

Magistrate Olubukola Olowolagba, ordered that the accused be kept in custody at Ilesa prison due to the magnitude of the alleged offence.

Police Prosecutor, Mr Mireti Wilson, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 20 at Ara Junction, in Awo, Ede.

Wilson further explained that the policeman killed one Michael Ishola, who allegedly refused to stop his vehicle at a check point.

He told the court that the accused had threatened to shoot the deceased, if he failed to stop and later did so.

He said the offence contravened Section 316 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The plea of the accused was not taken because of the criminal nature of the offense committed.

Olowolagba, while handling down the verdict, ordered that the accused policeman be remanded in prison custody.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till February 9, 2017 for mention.

Egba High Chief Accused Of Defrauding Obasanjo Holdings

Egba High Chief Accused Of Defrauding Obasanjo HoldingsAn Egba High Chief and businessman, Chief Abiodun Ajayi, has been arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding Alarab Properties, a subsidiary of Obasanjo Holdings Limited (OHL) of the sum of 105 million Naira.

Ajayi, who is the Balogun of Ijemo in Abeokuta South council area of the state was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on alleged forgery, fraud and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Sunday Eigbejiale, said that the accused fraudulently forged the Sidipon Community Power of Attorney and fraudulently used same to obtain the sum from Alarab Properties.

He said the offenses were committed in a transaction involving the sale of 67 acres of land at the Sidipon village in Abeokuta, the state capital, southwest Nigeria.

The charge reads in part: “that you Salimon Abiodun Ajayi between 2007 and 2012, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N105m, property of Alarab properties, a subsidiary of Obasanjo Holdings Limited, with pretext that you are in position to sell 67acres of land to Alarab Properties and thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of Ogun state 2004.

Ajayi who is also a petroleum products dealer, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges proffered against him.

His counsel, Mr Akolade Afolabi, urged the court to admit his client to bail in line with constitutional provision, since the offense attracts no capital punishment.

Citing section 36(5) of Nigerian constitution, Afolabi argued that an accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The counsel who argued that the purpose of bail is to secure the presence of the accused to face trial gave assurance that his client would not jump bail if granted.

Ruling on the bail application, Magistrate Oriyomi Sofowora granted the accused bail in the sum  N250,000.00 with two sureties in like sum.