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Five to die by hanging in for killing herdsman

A Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri has sentenced five men to death for culpable homicide and for killing a Fulani herdsman.

FCT court discharges, acquits murder suspect

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Friday discharged and acquitted a 19-year-old butcher, Manshiru Haruna, charged with conspiracy and culpable homicide.

Police say crime rate decreases in Benue

The Commissioner of Police in Benue, Fatai Owoseni, said on Tuesday, that his command had succeeded in reducing crime considerably in the state.

Legal Aid Council treats 20 cases in two months

The Coordinator, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Kano State Chapter, Abubakar Umar, said on Tuesday that the council treated 20 cases in April and May.

17-year-old beaten to death by uncles in Imo

The Imo State police command has arrested one Patrick Adiele, alongside some of his brothers from Eziama Ubulu, Umuozu, Mgbidi in Oru West Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly beaten to death one Dominic Adiele, 17.

Police: Three suspects arrested over murder during APC congress in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Edgal Imohimi, has confirmed that at least three suspects were arrested and currently in detention over the alleged killing of a delegate at last Saturday’s local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Counsel’s ill-health stalls trial of alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda

Hearing in the trial of Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, was on Tuesday stalled due to the absence of her counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN).

Seven found dead at Australia rural property

Four children and three adults were found dead Friday at a rural property near the Margaret River wine region in western Australia, in an apparent murder-suicide with two weapons found nearby.

60 suspected robbers, kidnappers arrested in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has rounded up 60 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists in its recent major operations.

Two siblings, others remanded in prison over alleged kidnapping

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded five persons in prison for allegedly kidnapping Alhaji Hassan Wahab of Chikanda in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara.

Peru hunts two over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

Peruvian police searched Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Man in court over alleged attempt to kill father

A 33-year-old applicant, Mohammed Mohammed, was on Friday remanded in prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly attempting to kill his father.

Jacob Zuma’s son to be charged with homicide

South African prosecutors will charge former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, with homicide, after a 2014 car crash that left one woman dead, a spokesman said, reversing a previous decision not to do so.

Lagos records 138 domestic violence cases against men in 10 months

The Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Response Team on Thursday said it received 138 cases of domestic violence against men from May 2017 to March 2018.

Police sergeant sentenced to death for killing businessman

The High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, has sentenced a police sergeant, Vincent Manu, to death for unlawfully killing a businessman, late Stephen Anakwe, and labelling him an armed robber.

Plateau police parade 9 suspects, recover 171 arms

Plateau State Police Command has paraded nine suspected criminals and recovered 171 illegal arms, 795 ammunitions and 131 cartridges from the public during clashes in the state.

Man allegedly kills lover over separation threat

A 23-year-old resident of Owode-Ijako, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Salaudeen Issa, is in police custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Kemi Ilo.

Lawyers: Suspected killer of Nigerian wife, daughter not yet charged

A Danish citizen, Mr. Peter Nielsen, who was accused of killing his wife and daughter, has not been charged with any offence, his legal representatives, Primera Africa Legal (PAL), said on Tuesday.

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Suspected cultist allegedly threatens lady who resists his love advances

A suspected cultist, Akeem Lawal, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged threat to the life of a lady who refused to have sex with him.