Teenager Gets 12 Strokes Of Cane For Stealing 2 Iphones

KADUNA/Nigeria: A Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court on Friday ordered that Nurudeen Kasim, 19, be given 12 strokes of cane in open court for allegedly stealing two iPhones. The police charged Kasim, who resides in Degel I, Kaduna with house breaking and theft. Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel, sentenced Kasim after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Emmanuel said that the light punishment was because Kasim saved the court from prolonged trial but hoped that it would serve as a deterrent to others. He warned the teenager to shun crime. Earlier, the Prosecution…

Indian Hemp Farmer, Manager, Others Bag 75 Years Imprisonment Each

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal High Court, Benin, on Thursday sentenced an Indian hemp farmer and dealer, Mike Omoarukhe, to 75 years imprisonment, the NDLEA stated in Abuja on Friday. NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, said in a statement that the drug dealer’s manager and three others working on his Indian hemp farms were also sentenced to 75 years imprisonment each. They got an option of N700,000 fine each against which NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa directed the immediate filing of an appeal. Babafemi stated that the NDLEA arraigned the convicts…

ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING: Court Imposes Fine On Fani-Kayode For Numerous Excuses

LAGOS/Nigeria: Justice Daniel Osaigor of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to pay N200, 000 for not making himself available for re-arraignment for alleged money laundering. Osaigor said that he had gone through the court’s file and noted five different letters by Fani-Kayode seeking adjournment on same medical grounds. The court, consequently, ordered that he should pay the sum or risk revocation of his bail. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of…

20- Year-Old Man Jailed 5 Years For Trafficking 7.5kg Of Cannabis

IBADAN/Nigeria: A 20- year old man, Abeeb Adediran, was on Wednesday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan for trafficking 7.5kg of Cannabis. Delivering judgment, Justice Uch Agomoh said that she convicted Adediran based on the overwhelming evidence tendered against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). “The NDLEA has proved its case beyond the reasonable doubt that the convict has committed the offence, judging by the confessional statement and other exhibits tendered before the court. “This judgment will therefore, serve as…

Trader Gets 80 Strokes Of Cane For Denying Paternity Of 6th Son

KADUNA/Nigeria: A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Wednesday ordered that a trader, Abdulhamid Yakubu, of Bakin Dogo, be given 80 strokes of cthe cane for denying his sixth child’s paternity. The Judge, Murtala Nasir, affirmed that the child belonged to Yakubu. Nasir also ordered him to take responsibility and provide for all his children. Yakubu, had in September, dragged his wife, Maryam Muhammad to the court, alleging that she was an adulterer and he was not the father of his pregnant wife. The plaintiff, had earlier…

Senate Confirms Justice Yusuf As Chief Judge Of FCT High Court

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Justice Husseini Yusuf as the Chief Judge of FCT High Court. This followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters by its Chairman, Sen. Michael Bamidele. The  reports that President Muhammadu Buhari sent a letter dated Oct. 4 to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of Yusuf as Chief Judge of the FCT High Court. Presenting the committee report, Sen. Bamidele said that the appointment was pursuant to Section…

INDEPENDENCE: Preserve Dreams Of Heroes Past – Lawyers Tell Nigerians

OTA/Nigeria: As Nigeria celebrates 61 years of nationhood, some lawyers have called for preservation of democratic principles as conceived by the founding fathers. The immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ota Branch, Mr Isaac Ogbah, congratulated the nation on its 61st independence celebration, and called for a deepened democracy. According to Ogbah, Nigeria’s founding fathers dreamt of a country where all citizens are united irrespective of tribal and religious differences. He expressed sadness that the laudable dream had appeared to be gradually eroding, saying that it must…

Industrial Court Orders NUJ to stop Delegates Conference

ABEOKUTA/Nigeria: Justice Opeloye Ogunbowale of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the immediate suspension of all actions relating to the National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), which is the 10th Respondents fixed to come up between the 3rd to 5th of October, This was contained in the court orders, which true certified copies sighted by our correspondent was dated September 30, 2021, signed by Senior Registrar, Ajakaiye O. M. “An Order of the Honourable Court suspending all actions, proceedings, steps, processes relating to the…

CYBERCRIME: Ado-Ekiti Courier Worker Bags 6 Months In Ilorin

ILLORIN/Nigeria: A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced Gabriel Akinluyi, a Tranex Courier service worker, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, to six months in Correctional Service over offences bordering on internet fraud. The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction. In his judgment, Justice Mohammed Sanni, sentenced Akinluyi to six months in correctional service, with option of fine of N300,000. “The convict shall enter into an undertaking of good behavior, before this honorable court,” Sanni said. The court also ordered the forfeiture of…

Delta Governor. Okowa Mourns Demise Of Supreme Court Justice, Expresses Sadness

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of legal icon and Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Oseji. Oseji, who was sworn in as a justice of the apex court in Nigeria in November 2020 hailed from Idumuje-Unor in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. He died at 67 in Abuja after a brief illness. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the state capital, Okowa commiserated with the Supreme Court of Nigeria,…