Court sentences father to death by hanging for burying his daughter alive

Jigawa State High Court sitting in Ringim has sentenced the father of a four-year-old girl to death for burying her alive. Justice Ahmed Mohammed Kazaure said Nasiru Hamisu was accused of killing his 4-year-old biological daughter Zainab and burying her alive in his room. Prosecution counsel, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, Attorney General Jigawa State presented... Continue Reading →

Court to EFCC: release detained Anambra community leader

An Anambra High Court presided over by Hon Justice MNO Okonkwo, has ordered the immediate release of a community leader, Elder Emma Nwasor of Obunasator, Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area of the state from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody. The accused was on December 16, 2020, in a Fidelity Bank branch... Continue Reading →

I killed my girlfriend because she was pregnant – 29-year-old confesses

A 29-year-old, identified as Mustapha Idris, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Jigawa State High court for killing his pregnant girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu. Mustapha and late Nafisa, a divorcee, resided in Daneji village in the State. Following the police investigation, it was discovered that Mustapha slit the throat of late Nafisa, leaving... Continue Reading →

Court orders Immigration Service to release couple’s passports

A HIGH Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari, has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service to release, within seven days, two Nigerian passports seized from Mr. and Mrs. Udoh Anietie Udoeyen since 2018, the Applicants before the Court. Justice Othman Musa made the order in separate judgments delivered on December 3, 2020, in... Continue Reading →

Sule approves payment of harmonised allowances for law officers

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has approved the payment of harmonised allowances for law officers serving in the judicial and legislative arms. This was revealed when the High Court of Justice appeared before the House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary to defend the 2021 budget. Those to benefit from the allowance, which will begin next... Continue Reading →

Court vacates order stopping Abia LGA election

A High Court in Abia State, Thursday, vacated the order restraining the Abia State Independent National Electoral Commission, ABSIEC, from conducting December 18th local government election across the wards in the seventeen LGA of the state. Recall that Justice Agwu Umah Kalu-led High Court in Aba division had issued a a restraining order against the... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Judicial panel receives two cases of police alleged extra-judicial killings in Akwa Ibom

The Judicial Panel of Investigation on incidences of police brutality and other human rights violations in Akwa Ibom State at its inaugural sitting on Monday considered two cases of alleged extra-judicial killings by the men of Nigerian police in the state. The panel at the High Court 8, Fulga road, Uyo also announced receipt of... Continue Reading →

Man bags 17 years jail term for N42m fraud

An Ondo State High Court has sentenced one Mike Atelemo to 17 years imprisonment for defrauding some persons the sum of N42.4m between June 2017 and May 2018. The convict was said to have committed the offence at Ode Irele in Irele local government area Atelemo was said to have collected money from his victims... Continue Reading →

Oba Akiolu At 77: Salute To A Philanthropic and Tireless Monarch, By Akintoba Mendes

The mood in Lagos State and the whole of Nigeria in general calls for a sombre outlook at the moment. Yet, some important dates have a way of being defiantly critical, even in the midst of turbulence. Such is today, Thursday October 29, when His Royal Highness, the King of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale... Continue Reading →

Armed robbers storm high court, injure 2 policemen

Eight armed robbers stormed the Bulawayo High Court in Zimbabwe on Sunday and injured two police officers as they tried to break open the registry safe using a grinder, state media reported on Monday. The robbers gained entry into the court’s criminal registry, after attacking and disarming police officers manning the premises. Police spokesperson Paul... Continue Reading →

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