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Abdullahi Abbas Versus Mustapha Jarfa Court Fixes April 13 For Further Mention.

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Magistrate Court sitting at No-man’s-land, Kano has adjourned its sitting to April 13, 2021 for further mention in a criminal case of alledged offences bondering on defamation of character, Intensional Insult, Criminal Intimidation and Inciting disturbance against Mustapha Bature popularly known as Jarfa.

According to the First Information Report, the Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Kano State Chapter, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas made a complain to police that on Feb. 19, 2021 that Mustapha Jarfa allegdely insulted him on a video clip he recorded and released on social media platforms.

” That on February 19, 2021, at about 1400 hours one Abdullahi Abbas of Chiranchi Quarters in Gwale LGA, Kano reported to police that on February 17, 2021 you Mustapha Bature A.K.A Jarfa 43, male of number 89 Tudun Wada Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano with intension to defame the character of complainant and incite his family, followers and supporters to take laws into their own hands recorded a video clip and released same on social media in which you incited him called him unprinted names and threaten to dealt with him”.

When the case resumed today for moving a prayer of bail application by defense counsel Barrister Umar Ado Fagge, the presiding Magistrate Aminu Gabari adjourned the sitting upon a prayer by defense counsel.

” We applied for a short adjourment at the instance of prosecution counsel Barrister Wada I Wada from the Ministry of Justice Kano”

” Prosecution counsel wada I Wada was not here in court today and this matter suffered a series of adjourment and the offences levelled against my client are bailable in nature”.

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Magistrate Aminu Gabari adjourned the case to April 13, 2021 for further mention and ordered defendant to be remanded in Correctional Center facility.

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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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