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NBA Urges JUSUN Call Off Strike In Federal, State Judiciaries Effected Judiciary Autonomy.

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Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has pleaded with Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria(JUSUN) to consider calling off the ongoing strike for its Members in the Federal Judiciary, stressing that Federal Government has complied with constitutional provision on Judicial Autonomy.

1st Vice President of NBA, John Aikpokpo-Martins made the appeal when the delegation of JUSUN paid a courtesy on NBA Headquarters in Abuja to officially communicate the circumstances leading to the union’s ongoing industrial action.

Similarly, he urged JUSUN to call off the strike in the states which have given effect to the provisions of the constitution.

The Vice President John decried the failure of the state governments to comply with the provision of the 1999 constitution and the Executive Order No 10 which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 20, 2020 to enforce the autonomy of state Judiciaries.

He also reiterated the position of NBA as contained in it’s Press Release issued on 5th April, 2021 that the ‘timing of the strike action was rather inauspicious’.

Ealier, the Spokesman of JUSUN, Comrade Jimoh Musa, expressed the Union’s dissatisfaction with the NBA’s historical apathy to the autonomy of Judiciary which left the union with the unfortunate option of shutting down the Courts .

Comrade Musa however expressed hope that the current administration will approach things differently.

He bemoaned failure of Government to enforce its previous undertakings with the Union and underscored the union’s resolve not to call off the strike until all its demands are met.

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On the request to call off the strike for the federal Judiciary, musa stated that such step would be a recipe for division within the union noting that solidarity was at the core struggle.

He also promised to table the proposal before the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for consideration.

He sought the support of the NBA in charting a new course for the Judiciary towards ensuring its independence.

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The Union intimated the leadership of NBA of its proposed meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum and sought for the participation and cooperation of the NBA with a view of getting a better and more sustainable outcome.

During the meeting, JUSUN Team included Secretary General Isaiah Adetola, Deputy National President Emmanuel Abioye and National Vice President Laminu Mustapha. While members of the NBA team that hosted the union were the National Welfare Secretary Kunle Edun, NBA Bwari Branch Chairman Clement Chukwuemeka, NBA Gwagwalada Branch Chairman Isah Aliyu.

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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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