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Mahdi Shehu: Court Fixes May 19 for Hearing

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano Presided by Justice Lewis Allagoa has granted bail to a whistle blower, Mahdi Shehu over the allegde offences related to defamation of character against Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari and his Cabinet.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP arraigned Mahdi Shehu before the court on a six court charges bordering on cyber stalking against the Katsina State government.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa however granted the whistle blower bail to N10 million and a reliable surety with a landed property in Kano Municipal and verifed residential address in Kano.

Mahdi Shehu who appeared before the court in clutches, neck band and pillow, pleaded not guilty to the charges when the plea were read to him.

According to the charge sheet presented by prosecution Inspector General of Police is alledging that Mahdi Shehu between May to July 2020 , while acting in concert and with the intent to defame, insult, cause enmity, hatred, Ill will and damaged  the reputation and integrity of Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello And his Cabinet.

“Granted an interview at Channels Television, Freedom Radio and falsely accusing Governor Aminu Bello Masari and his Executives Commissioners squandering over N62 billion security fund, N24 billion security volts.”

” You uploaded the said interview on Facebook page with Title ‘Rescue Katsina Urgently”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all 6 head count charge

Earlier, the prosecution counsel Assistance Commissioner of Police Samuel Lough prayed the court to take back the case to Chief Judge of Federal High Court for reassigning the case to other Judge.

” Due process was not followed in transferring this case from federal high court Katsina to Kano”

Opposing the prayer, Counsel to the Defendant Habib Ilas told the court that the business of the day was arraignment.

“My Lord my client has been in detention by prosecution and he is critically ill, I submit to you that further delay of arraignment is amount to justice delay”

In his ruling, Justice Allagoa overruled the prosecution’s prayer he upheld that assigning case to Judge is discretional power of Chief Judge of Federal High Court.

Consequently, the Presiding Judge told the Prosecution to commence hearing today, but ACP Samuel Lough pleaded for adjournment.

” We are not ready to go on with the hearing today, our witnesses are not here in court”.

Lewis-Allagoa adjourned the case till 19th May, 2O21 for hearing.

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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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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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