Canada-based Nigerian singer, Stephanie Otobo who claimed to have had an amorous relationship with the Pastor of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Sulaiman, was pictured at the Tinubu Magistrate court in Lagos on Tuesday, where a suit filed against her was handed off by Magistrate Kikelomo Bukola Ayeye.
According to SaharaReporters, the presiding magistrate on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, said she would be returning the case file for reassignment, adding that her action was guided by a directive she received through a letter from office of Deputy Chief Registrar.
She also said the letter directing her to transfer the case was dated January 2017 which she assumed might be an administrative error.
The magistrate said the letter came shortly after her clerk sent out notice to the parties that the matter would come up before her today.
Uchenna Moneke, a Lawyer from Festus Keyamo’s chamber who is representing Ms. Otobo and the 2nd defendant, Wisdom Godstime, tried to persuade the magistrate not to transfer the file. He argued that his client was not served in any petition neither did they get a copy of the said letter.
He said such practice is a breach of the legal code of conduct. He also lamented the absence of the complainant, Sulaiman, in court since the matter started. Mrs. Ayeye however said she has no reason to refuse to transfer the case.
“I am not emotionally attached to any of the cases before me. If I am asked to transfer a case, I will transfer it,” she said.
At the last adjourned date, Godstime was absent in court, which caused the magistrate to issue a bench warrant against him. The warrant was however revoked today as he was present today’s.
He explained, through his lawyer, that he could not make it to court because he was sick. A doctor’s report was presented to court as proof for his absence.
Magistrate Ayeye consequently adjourned the matter till May 2, 2018, when parties would appear before the new magistrate.
Over the weekend, Kano played host to the family of the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as his wife, daughters and a few northern First Ladies for the Lefe ceremony.
Fatima Ganduje, daughter of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and Idris Ajimobi son of Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, are engaged and have had the introduction ceremony in November 2017.
The Lefe is the Hausa customs whereby the groom’s family buys all sorts of gifts ranging from jewellery to clothes, wrappers, underwear, cosmetics etc for the bride.
It was a display of class and wealthy when the bride-to-be received 27 customised Louis Vuitton travel boxes from her in-laws.
Each designer travel bag is estimated to cost about five thousand dollars.
Dressed in fushcia pink aso-ebi, the Ajimobis set the government house aglow with their fashionable clothes and accessories.
Traditional music dancers from Ibadan were at hand to entertain guests...
A 23-year-old lady who is reported to be a student of Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has accused a priest and a lawyer of assaulting and battering her.
According to human right activist and lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, the man allegedly attacked the young lady as he smashed a rock on her head before proceeding to bite her all over her body.
It was gathered that the man involved has apologized to the lady and her family after the case was taken up legally.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fracas between the priest and the lady was not revealed.
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A 28-year-old popular Lagos-based entertainer, Abayomi Odejobi, has been accused of biting a man’s lip for wooing his girlfriend.
The accused, who resides at 7, Oremeji Street, Iju-Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for assault.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But Police prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, insisted that the offence was committed on January 15 at Station Bus Stop, Iju-Ishaga.
Odugbo said the accused and the complainant, Segun Fasoyiro, had an issue over a girl sometime in December 2017.
According to Sergeant Odugbo, “the accused claimed that the complainant wooed his girlfriend on Facebook and sent a message to him to steer clear of her.
“The complainant too responded, saying he will date the girl and since then, the accused has been looking for him.
“They met at a bus stop and the accused was the first to engage him in a fight.