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CAJA VS Kano State Govt.Court Fixes April 19 For Hearing.

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Federal High Court sitting in Kano Presided over by Justice Sa’adatu Ibrahim Mark has adjourned its sitting to 19th April, 2021 for hearing, in a civil case between Executive Director, Centre for Awareness on Justice and Accountability (CAJA) Kabiru Sa’idu Dakata and Kano State Government over the alleged wrong procedural processes by the defendant to obtain external loan of N300 billion to build Light Rail in the State.

Other Defendants in the suit are: Senate President, Kano State House Assembly, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Ministry of Finance, Debt Management Office, China Exim Bank and China Embassy.

When the case came up today for hearing there was legal argument between Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Bashir Yusuf Tudun Wuzirchi, Kano State Government and that of respondent who is  seeking to join the suit as an interested party.

In his argument, Barrister Duru said the court lacks Jurisdiction to hear the case, prayed the court to consider his preliminary objection.

” My Lord it is position of the Law that when ever the issue of Jurisdiction is raised in a suit, it has to be addressed first, before any other issue.”

In his response, counsel to the Plaintiffs, Bashir Yusuf argued that the position of the law now if there is application of joinder or extension of time, the court shall take all the pending applications by parties first, before that of Jurisdiction.

” The current position of the law has been shifted now. where there is application that keep up the court, like motion for the extension of the time, motion for joinder, memorandum of appearance or  motion to bring the party, all motions can be heard and determine before hearing of Preliminary Objection.”

During the plenary, counsel to the Senate President, Professor Mamman Lawal Yusufari SAN, prayed for the extension of time to allow him respond to the various applications.

” We are out of time within which to reply to various applications served on my client Senate President.”

Counsel to the Kano State Government 1st Respondent, Barrister MN Duru is Challenging Jurisdiction of the court, arguing that the Plaintiffs lack locus standi.

Kabiru Dakata through his Counsel is alledging that the request for the approval was brought to the House of Assembly as message from Governor of Kano State and argued that no any deliberations was made as required by law.

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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.

Court Orders 20 Strokes, 180 Days Against Six Phone Snatchers In Kano

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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Court Orders 20 Strokes, 180 Days Against Six Phone Snatchers In Kano

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Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court, City Number 1, presided by Ibrahim Sarki Yola has sentenced 20 lashes with cane and 180 days in correctional center, against six phone snatchers who were found guilty of their offences.

The convicted persons were arrested in different locations within Kano metropolis

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According to the First Information Report by Police, the convicts were apprehended after series of complaints from members of the public.

” Eight stolen phones were recovered in their possession and they couldn’t give any satisfactory information in relation to how they acquired the phones”

” Knives and other dangerous weapons were also recovered from the suspects.”

The six convicts of different addresses in Kano Metropolis included : Umar Ibrahim, Abba Sani and Abubakar Yusuf.

Others were Ahmad Mustapha, Aliyu Bashir and Ahmad Musa.

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They all pleaded guilty and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.

Ibrahim Sarki Yola ordered 20 strokes be administer to each of the convict.

The Judge, similarly convicted each to spend 180 at correctional centres.

” This will serve as a deterrent to other culprits who are terrozing the public”

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