It was gathered that the House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to prescribe tougher penalties for terrorism, including “a maximum of life imprisonment.”
A person, who facilitates the escape of a suspect held for an act of terrorism also faces a life prison sentence.
Sponsors of terrorism face the penalty of life imprisonment as those who commit the act itself.
Under the new law in view, planning a terror act is punishable even when the act is not committed eventually.
The provisions were contained […]
A 23-year-old unemployed man, Omodolapo IyanuOluwa, was on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing an Infinix phone.
The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that the convict be locked in Ilesa prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count-charge bordering on stealing.
Aluko said he hoped the sentence would serve as deterrent to others intending to commit such crime.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Olayiwola, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. […]
Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Friday marked his last days in office by commuting four death row inmates to life imprisonment.
The inmates whose names were not made available as at press time had served over 25 years waiting for the hangman.
Oshiomhole disclosed this at a thanksgiving mass in response to call by the Archbishop of Benin Diocese, Obiora Akubeze, on Oshiomhole to forgive those that offended him.
Oshiomhole said he believed the four inmates have suffered enough but […]
The lesbian s*x scandal rocking former Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke might have taken a turn for the worse after it was revealed that she faces 14 years imprisonment over the act.
This might sound as bad news for former Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke as she now faces 14 years imprisonment over the leaked lesbian s*x video in which she was caught engaging in a s*x act with another woman.
According to the S*x Marriage Prohibition Bill signed into law by former President […]
Justice Tukur Mu’azu of a Kaduna State High Court has convicted and sentenced the immediate past Sole Administrator of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Ibrahim Akut Baba, to seven years imprisonment without option of fine for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
The convict was arraigned before Justice Mu’azu on January 7, 2016 on allegation of defrauding one Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim of Rahusa Investment Limited, Sabon Hunkuyi, Kaduna State sometime in 2011, over a phony gas supply […]
A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced an 18-year-old man, Gaddafi Abdullahi, to six months imprisonment without an option of fine, for stealing N5,000.
Senior Magistrate Aminu Fagge also sentenced Abdullahi to three months imprisonment, but with an option of N10,000 fine for trespassing into a house.
Abdullahi, a resident of Kabuga Quarters, Kano, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of house trespass and theft.
The prosecutor, Inspector Yusuf Sale, had told the court that Abdullahi trespassed into the house of Hasiya […]
A Jos Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday sentenced two labourers, Friday Duro, 21, and Friday Audu, 22, to 14 months in prison for stealing a bag of rice.
The duo, who reside at Jenta Adamu Street in Jos, are facing a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.
The Magistrate, Mr Jovita Binjin, sentenced them after they pleaded guilty to the crime and pleaded for leniency.
In their plea they said that hunger led them to crime.
“It was hunger that led us to […]
A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced one Ali Haruna to two years imprisonment for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland in Ado-Ekiti and destroying crops.
The Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, in his judgment, said the accused was arraigned in his court on Jan 22, 2016 over a two-count charge of wilful and unlawful damage of farm crops at Ago Aduloju in Ado-Ekiti.
The cash crops said to have destroyed by the cows in the farm included cassava, maize, […]
It was gathered that the Lagos State Government on Thuresday issued fresh warning to owners of illegal structures and abandoned buildings in Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, directing them to repossess their properties or face imprisonment.
Also, the state government insisted on its decision to enforce the original masterplan of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, lamenting that illegal occupants and street traders “are committing crimes under the cover of darkness.”
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, disclosed the […]
A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Hassan Jamilu, to twelve weeks in prison for breaking into Shoprite’s cash room and attempting to break the safe.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, gave Jamilu an option of fine in the sum of N30, 000 and warned him to desist from committing crimes.
He also advised the plaintiff, as a private organisation, to file a civil matter for compensation.
Jamilu of no fixed address was arraigned on a three-count […]
The Delta State House of Assembly has amended the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016 and approved life imprisonment for any person convicted of kidnapping in the state.
This followed the a letter to the House from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2016 as passed by the House, which made provision for death penalty.
“The Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the House are aware that death penalty is […]