ARREST, DETENTION AND BAIL: What you need to know

ARREST: Who can arrest you? The power of arrest is vested in the police as well as other law enforcement agencies What do you do if the police arrest you? DO NOT try to resist the arrest; Arrests conducted without a valid warrant of arrest are illegal. A WARRANT OF ARREST is a document prepared…

Remove bail is free inscription because bail not free – CLO

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has called for removal of the inscription “Bail is Free’’ from police stations and law courts, saying that it is misleading. In a statement in Lagos on Tuesday, the state Chairman of CLO, Mr Ehi Omokhuale, said that bail had not been free, and that the public should be properly……

Don’t ask for money before granting bail, CP warns officers, men

The Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Mr Rabiu Yusuf, has warned officers and men against demanding for money or any form of favour before granting bail to the suspects. Yusuf also cautioned them against illegal investigation of cases, unlawful detention of suspects and prolonged detention, saying that they should respect human rights in the……

Court grants Seun Egbegbe, accomplice N5m bail

Ebony Films Productions boss Olajide Oluwaseun Kazeem, better known as Seun Egbegbe and his accomplice Oyekan Ayomide have both been granted bail to the tune of N5 million by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. In his pronouncement while ruling on Egbegbe’s bail application, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo said the suspect and his accomplice, who…

Seun Egbegbe To Be Remanded To Prison Over Fraud

A filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, is to remain in prison till Tuesday when the Federal High Court in Lagos will hear his bail application. The Police Special Fraud Unit last Friday arraigned Egbegbe otherwise known as Olajide Kazeem for alleged serial fraud involving N39, 098,100, $90,000 and £12,550. He was arraigned on 36 counts with Oyekan……

Court grants bail to Justice Ademola, wife

Justice Ademola and his wife in the court An Abuja High Court on Tuesday granted bail to justice Adeniyi Ademola and wife, Olabowale, in the sum of N50 million each and adjourned trial into their matter until Jan. 18. The two were arraigned by Federal Government on 11-count of criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in…

Unemployed thief bags N50,000 bail

The gavel of justice An unemployed man, Chukwukere Akachukwu, who allegedly broke into an apartment and stole N108,000, was on Friday in Lagos granted N50,000 bail. An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court directed the accused to provide two sureties in like sum who must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government….

2 Commercial drivers get bail for stealing tricycle

keke-marwa Two commercial drivers, Adeleye Taiwo, 60 and Micheal Akinode, 22, who allegedly stole a tricycle valued at N600, 000 were on Monday in Lagos granted bail. An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, granted the accused persons N100,000 bail each and told them to provide two sureties each in like sum. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Alexander Komolafe,…

Teenager bags N50,000 bail for property theft

The gavel of justice A teenager, Chinemerem Nwankwo, who allegedly broke into an apartment and stole property and cash valued at N175,000, was on Wednesday in Lagos granted a N50,000 bail. A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, directed the accused to provide a surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed…

Bail Is Still Free- AIG Declares

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 6, Abubakar Marafa, has reiterated  that bailing of suspects remain free.   Marafa said this in on Tuesday in Abakaliki when he visited the Ebonyi police command, which is one of the commands under the zone.   “There should not be any form of payment…

Court Releases 12 Over Stoning of Kogi Governor

Twelve accused persons who pelted stones and other dangerous weapons on the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, at the Lokoja Central Mosque, last week, were yesterday granted bail by a Lokoja Chief Magistrate’s Court. The governor was allegedly stoned by some unknown irate youth at the Lokoja Central Mosque last week Friday, in which…