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CDHR kicks as hospital detain 10-year old boy in Delta

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Delta State, has petitioned the police over the alleged detention of a 10-year-old boy, Prince Emeghene Idiovwa, by the management of a Warri-based private hospital over unpaid medical bills.

Evil spirit pushed me into stealing plasma television – convict tells court

A 20-year-old man, Okanlawon Feranmi, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a plasma television, told a Magistrates’ Court in Life Camp, Abuja, that the evil spirit pushed him into crime.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

APGA chief tells National Assembly not to declare convicted Senator Orji Kalu seat vacant

A member of Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Dr David Bourdex, on Monday asked the National Assembly not to declare vacant the Abia North Senatorial seat, occupied by Orji Uzor Kalu.
The case has trained a spotlight on the dangers of Egyptian prisons, where many inmates are serving time for crimes they insist they did not commit, or have not been charged at all, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi escalates a crackdown on dissent.

Egypt says it’s probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.

Senate proposes N200,000 fine against randy medical personnel

Randy medical personnel would be facing a fine not less than N200,000 or a jail term of one year or both upon conviction over sleeping with their patients being treated for mental related case.

Mechanic jailed for belonging to ‘Aiye’ cult

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 37-year-old mechanic, Afeez Tijani, to three months’ imprisonment for belonging to an unlawful society called ‘Aiye’.

Court jails woman six months for stealing goat

A magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has sentenced a 30-year-old woman, Sadiat Jimoh, to six months imprisonment for stealing goat.
Four journalists from Burundian news outlet Iwacu (from left) Agnes Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Terence Mpozenzi, and Egide Harerimana--and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza--appear at the High Court in Bubanza, western Burundi, on December 30, 2019, charged with undermining state security. (AFP/Tchandrou Nitanga)

Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists

“The Iwacu staff should have never been arrested, and the prosecutor’s request for a 15-year prison term reveals just how hostile Burundi has become toward the independent press,” said CPJ sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo. “We call on the Burundian authorities to unconditionally release Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana, and Térence Mpozenzi and to drop all charges against Adolphe Masabarikiza.

Man jailed for assaulting lawyer

An Edo State Magistrate Court has sentenced one Sunny Ajayi to six months imprisonment for assaulting a Benin based lawyer and notary public, Barr. Olayiwola Afolabi.
(FILES) A handout picture taken in 2012 in an unlocated location and released on July 16, 2019 by Sciences Po university shows Franco-Iranian academic Adelkhah Fariba, 60, a well-known expert on Iran and Shiite Islam at the prestigious Sciences Po university. Two French and Australian academics held in Iran over espionage charges have gone on a indefinite hunger strike as of Christmas Eve, France’s Sciences Po University confirmed. “The Ceri confirms the hunger strike started by Fariba Adelkhah and her cellmate Kylie Moore-Gilbert,” the Centre for International Studies and Research at Sciences Po University said in a December 25, 2019, tweet. “On this Christmas day, our solidarity and thoughts of hope go to Fariba, Roland and all the other prisoners in arbitrary detention. #FreeFariba #FreeRoland,” it added. Thomas ARRIVE / Sciences Po / AFP

Iran blasts France for ‘interference’ over jailed academic

Iran accused France on Sunday of “interference” in the case of an Iranian-French academic held in the Islamic republic, saying she is considered an Iranian national and faces security charges.

21-year old man jailed over possession of marijuana

A Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama Two on Monday sentenced one Mansir Yakubu to three months imprisonment for unlawful possession of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise called India Hemp or marijuana.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Applicant remanded for ‘robbing with toy gun’

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 27-year-old job applicant, Jacob Odili, in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for allegedly robbing a man of N70,000 cell phone, with a toy gun.

Court sentences unemployed without fine option for beating up mother

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced one 26-year-old unemployed Victor Phillip to two months’ imprisonment without an option of fine for beating up his mother and other family members.

Teenager bags one year jail term over sexual encroachment on stepmother

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, sentenced a teenage student, Anas Sidi-Baba, to one-year imprisonment over sexual encroachment on, and criminal intimidation of, his stepmother.

Fake doctor sentenced to 10 years imprisonment over forged certificate

A fake doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, has just been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a high court in Yola on Monday for using a forged medical certificate for medical operations.

Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.

N7.1 billion fraud: Senator Orji Kalu bags 12 years imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud.

Man sentenced to seven years for hitting man’s head with stick

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Wednesday sentenced a businessman, Abubakar Ibrahim, to seven years imprisonment for hitting a man on the head with a stick.

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