Drama as ‘camera-shy’ Honeywell boss, Otudeko, refuses to leave court

The chairman of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, is currently hiding at the Federal High Court in Lagos to evade journalists’ cameras.

Mr. Otudeko had just finished an appearance in court where he had been summoned to give evidence in a case involving his company and Ecobank Plc. Continue reading Drama as ‘camera-shy’ Honeywell boss, Otudeko, refuses to leave court

Eight ways you may go to jail in Nigeria because of marriage

Marriage in Nigeria is a serious business regulated by two main laws; the Marriage act and the Matrimonial causes act. The laws provide almost exhaustively, protections for parties to a marriage.   However, like any other law, people will continue to be creative in finding   ways around it and such creativity can land one in jail. In some cases, one need not even be a party to the marriage to become liable.

The marriage act provides for the following offences that can lead a party or a third party to jail in the cause of celebration of a marriage. Anthony Atata , a Nigerian lawyer whose practice covers divorce and family Law writes in a plain language for readers of Courtroom Mail who are not lawyers.Eight of the most common offences are as follows:[restrict paid=”true”]  Continue reading Eight ways you may go to jail in Nigeria because of marriage

Police arrest a fake lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, said it had arrested a fake lawyer who had been representing people at different magistrates’ courts in the state. The spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, told newsmen that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday at Ojo Magistrate’s Court while representing a client. Continue reading Police arrest a fake lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court in Lagos

Right to settle directly is a matter of individual freedom, Supreme Court hears

A landmark case has opened in the Supreme Court that will finally decide whether insurers can bypass solicitors and settle claims directly with injured people. The outcome could either cost insurers millions in extra payments to solicitors or potentially threaten hundreds of firms that depend on personal injury work. Continue reading Right to settle directly is a matter of individual freedom, Supreme Court hears