Monday, March 18, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Court picks March 9 for ruling on Metuh’s trial

Court picks March 9 for ruling on Metuh’s trial

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed March 9 to either discharge or acquit Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) or make him open defence in the case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).Metuh, who has pleaded innocent since inception of his trial, is facing a seven-count charge of alleged criminal breach [...]

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    AGF’s absence stalls hearing on Dasuki’s case

AGF’s absence stalls hearing on Dasuki’s case

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, on Monday failed to appear before Ademola Adeniyi of the federal high court, Abuja, to explain the reason for the "continued siege" on the residence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Last Friday, Ademola ‎had implored the Department of State Services (DSS), which had laid siege on Dasuki's [...]

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    Court grants Suswam N100m bail

Court grants Suswam N100m bail

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted bail in the sum N100m to Gabriel Suswam, former Benue state governor.The former governor was also asked to present two sureties, who must be senior civil servants, as a condition for his bail.He was remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until he fulfilled the conditions [...]

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    Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

The Abuja federal high court has momentarily halted the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for alleged false declaration of assets.Mahmud Magaji (SAN), Saraki's counsel, had filed an ex parte application before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of ‎the court, asking him to halt his prosecution by the CCB.Consequently, the court ruled  that the respondents  (CBB, Code [...]

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    Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has sentenced three citizens of  Benin Republic to three years in prison for attempting to sell a 13-year-old boy.The accused comprise Kareem Saibu, 39, who is the boy's father; Abdullateef Mumuni, 24; and Kadir Rasaq, also 24; who all conspired to sell the minor for N8 million.According to the prosecutor, ASP Zakari Ibrahim, the [...]

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    Merciful judge pardons teenager initially jailed for disrespect

Merciful judge pardons teenager initially jailed for disrespect

Mr.Olusola Aluko, presiding judge of a Magistrates’ court in Osogbo, Osun State, has pardoned 19-year-old, Olusola Tunde, who was confined to three months imprisonment for disrespecting a magistrate.Aluko said the remorseful countenance of the convict earned him the pardon.However, he gave Tunde an option of N2,500 fine.The prosecutor, Insp Isiaka Ajadi, had earlier told the court that the convict committed [...]

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    Court remands 76-year-old for alleged possession of 18 human skulls

Court remands 76-year-old for alleged possession of 18 human skulls

A Magistrates' Court in Sango-Ota, Ogun State has remanded a septuagenarian, Sunday Toyinbo, and one Adelani Ogundimu, 40, for allegedly being in possession of 18 human skulls and conspiracy.The prosecutor, Sgt. ItaIta Ebobimino, told the court that the accused and others now at large committed the offences on March 11 at Yewa and Ado-Odo area of the state.He alleged that [...]

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