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Culpable Homicide: Court Discharges 8 For Lack of Evidence

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Kano State Magistrate Court Number 9 presided over by chief Magistrate Farida Rabi,u Danbaffa has discharged and acquitted Anas Umar Sheshe and 8 others who were alledged to have stabbed one Aliyu Isa to death.

Sani Yahaya a local security operative in Kano Metropolis reported to Jakara Divisional Police Station that while he and other 10 Volunteer Security operatives on patrol found out that unknown persons stabbed Aliyu thereby inflicted serious injury on several parts of his body and 2 persons sighted wearing facemask and eventually took to their heels with their identity not established.

Other defendants discharged in the case included Abubakar Auwalu, Ibrahim Aminu, Dahiru Sabo, Muhd Tijjani and Abubakar Aminu.

All the Defendants pleaded not guilty of culpable homicide punishable with death under section 221 slammed against them

When the case came up today for further mention, State Counsel Barrister B.S Farukh who held the brief of Amina Aliyu from the Ministry of the State for Justice, presented before the court a legal advise which was signed by Umar Yakubu on behalf of Attorney General of the State.

Reading over the Legal Advise, Chief Magistrate Farida Rabi,u discharged and quashed the culpable homicide charge levelled against All the defendants.

” There was however a contradictory statements by the complaint and Chief Imam of community central mosque who testified before the State Criminal Investigation Department, that they were not recognized the Defendants having sighted wearing facemask”

” They Identified one Aku and Musa Arma Ya,u who are now at large as the prime suspects and non of the 8 defendants before the court were mentioned”

” The culpable homicide charge against 8 Defendants are hereby terminated for lack of evidence and proof and court decision is under section 371(1) of ACJL 2017″

” That absence of Medical Report attached to the Case Diary is fatal to the case”

” There is no evidence linking the 8 defendants with the case” She ruled.

Chief Magistrate Farida, consequently, ordered police to intensified efforts to arrest the real culprits.

After the proceeding, Barrister Sanusi Lawan Fandubu commended Attorney General of Kano State
” Kano State has the best ministry of Justice, we thank Almighty Allah at last Justice was served”

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NBA condemns attack on Delta court by thugs

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA , Warri Branch has condemned the attack on the Delta State High Court 4 by thugs in Warri South Local Government Area.

The NBA in a statement signed by its Chairman, Emmanuel .O. Uti and Mr. Joseph A Omonoseh, Secretary respectively expressed shock and sadness over the unprovoked attack and invasion by the thugs.

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The NBA noted that the act led to the disruption of court proceedings in a suit challenging the succession to the stool of the Olu of Warri Kingdom which was ongoing peacefully.

The NBA said the hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons, chased away judicial staff, litigants, lawyers including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN who was representing one of the parties and disrupted the proceedings.

The NBA condemned the act describing it as despicable and a desecration of the hallowed temple of Justice.

“The NBA Warri branch condemns in totality this unprovoked attack and barbaric behaviour by the hoodlums/thugs and therefore calls on the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State and the Director of State Security Services to immediately set up a team of investigators to unmask the perpetrators of this reprehensible act.

“We also call on Security Operatives to immediately set in motion measures to nip in the bud this ugly trend by providing adequate security in and around the Court premises in Delta State to prevent a reoccurrence of this ugly trend.

 

“We advise the players in the ongoing succession tussle to sheath their swords and allow peace and the law to take its full course as we cannot afford to see our peaceful and loving Warri Kingdom engulfed by the flames of crisis.”

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22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery

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A 22-year Kehinde Olajide has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti State.

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced Kehinde for involvement in robberies.

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He was docked for arming himself with dangerous weapons to rob Dayo Folorunsho, Saka Yusuf, Adeoye Oluwatosin, Adeola Oluwatobi, Olayemi Aremu, Hambali Ojo and Ayodele Oluwafemi of their belongings.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye who pronounced the judgement, said that “the prosecution had proved ingredients of armed robbery against the convict without any reasonable doubt

Ogunmoye said, “He is hereby sentenced to death by hanging until he is dead. May God almighty have mercy upon his soul”.

The convict and others who were involved in the alleged robbery were charged with nine count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and robbery.

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The three other men involved in the robbery include, Kareem Azeez (24), Bamisile Lateef (28) and Adebayo Basiru (25).

The Judge, however, acquitted them for lack of proof of the offence they were charged for.

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Job Scam: Court Sentences Kano Civil Servant to 1 Year in Correctional Center.

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The Kano State Senior Magistrate Court presided over by Haulatu Magaji has convicted Kano Civil Servant Abubakar Jibril to 1 year in Correctional Center with an option of fine to the tune of N50,000.

Arraigning the suspect before the court, the prosecution counsel Barrister Halliru Isa told the court that Jibril was found to be collecting money under the pretence of providing jobs to applicants.

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He told the court that the offence against Abubakar Jibril contravenes section 342 of the penal code.

After reading the charge on him, he pleaded guilty and sought for leniency, stressing that he was first time offender.

Prosecution Counsel prayed the court to try the defendant summarily acccording to section 151 of Criminal Procedure Code.

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Consquently, Magistrate Haulatu Sentenced Jibril to 1 year in Correctional Center. Her words ” Having admitted with the content of the charge I here by sentence you to 1 year in Correctional Center with the option of N50,000 as fine. Similarly, you are to pay the complainants N700, 000 or to spend 6 months in Correctional Center in case of any default”.

It could be recalled that the convict who is a staff with Kano State Agency For Mass Education was apprehended by the operatives of NSCDC while selling appointment letter of NSCDC to public.

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Recall that when he was paraded to Journalists by NSCDC, the convict confirmed that he downloaded referee form from the Corps’ website and selling it to his victims under the pretence that he will secure job for them.

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