Judiciary

Man risks 5-year imprisonment for destroying NTA power cable

A man identified as Paul Adamu risked 5-year imprisonment for destroying an NTA power cable. Adamu, a 24-year-old mechanic was sentenced to five months of community service by a Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna state on Tuesday. Magistrate Mary Adams held that the convict will have five years imprisonment or[Read More…]

Court blocks application seeking to stop AGF, Police from extraditing Kyari

A federal high court in Abuja on Thursday refused to grant an ex-parte application seeking to restrain the Nigeria Police and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from arresting and extraditing suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari.  Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the application filed by the Incorporated[Read More…]

Abubakar Malami sued over remittance of recovered funds

The 36 states of the country have filed a suit at the Supreme Court against the Federal Government on the status of recovered funds and failure to remit same to the federation account. Through their Attorneys General, who are listed as plaintiffs in the suit, the 36 states instituted the[Read More…]

Kano children kidnapper bags 104-year imprisonment

A Kano High Court, on Friday, sentenced Paul Owne to 104 years’ imprisonment for masterminding the kidnap of nine children in the state. Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, who found the convict guilty of all the 38-count charges, sentenced him without an option of fine. The convict had pleaded guilty to the[Read More…]

Abba Kyari faces dismissal from the Nigerian Police

The Police Service Commission has said it will determine the fate of the Commander of the IGP  Intelligence Response and Monitoring Team, Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud. The commission also noted that Kyari[Read More…]

“I decree confusion into the camp of your enemies” – Abba Kyari’s brother, Usman

Usman Kyari, brother to Abba Kyari, the embattled deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Saturday on his Instagram stories monitored by NewsWireNGR, declares prayers for his brother . Kyari, a high-ranking officer who has received multiple honours, was one of six people indicted over the alleged scheme, according to a statement[Read More…]

Court rejects 11 parties’ plea to halt Lagos LG elections

A Federal High Court Ikoyi has dismissed a plea by 11 political parties seeking discontinuation of Saturday’s Lagos local government elections. The ruling which was pronounced by Honourable Justice Akintayo Aluko on Friday upheld the submissions of the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) on[Read More…]

Court remands man in Kirikiri for stealing aluminum pot

A 36-year-old man has been remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for stealing aluminum pot in Lagos. The Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that the man, Saviour Dominic, who pleaded guilty to stealing the pot worth N80,000, be remanded in a correctional centre, impending sentence. Chief Magistrate J.A Adegun gave[Read More…]

Court orders DSS to produce 12 persons arrested at Sunday Igboho’s house

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, mandated the Department of State Service, DSS, to present before it by July 29, the 12 persons arrested at Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo state. NewsWireNGR had reported that Sunday Igboho (real name Sunday Adeyemo) was declared wanted by[Read More…]

Nigerian Judges begin 2 month vacation

Nigerian judges are going on vacation for two months in July. This vacation is coming after the nation’s judiciary had been shut down for over two months due to the industrial action by the judicial workers union. JUSUN members had on April 6 shut down courts across the country for[Read More…]