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Court remands 60-year old teacher for allegedly defiling 11-year old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 60-year-old teacher, Benjamin Omole, who allegedly defiled his 11-year-old pupil in a school toilet.

Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency

Sierra Leone's president has officially declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence in a major step toward addressing the issue in the West African nation.

Block molder in court for defilement

A 23-year-old block moulder, Daniel Ezekiel, who allegedly defiled a 13-year-old food vendor, was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Man remanded for allegedly defiling 7-year-old girl

A 34-year-old man, Tunde Eyifunjowo, who allegedly defiled a seven-year-old girl, was on Monday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Man remanded for defiling 10-year-old boy

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, remanded a 32-year-old man, Victor Martin, at Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old boy through the anus.

Rauf Aregbesola pardons four death row prisoners, two others

The immediate past governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, pardoned four inmates on death row and commuted the sentences of two others on death row to 10 years, in one of his last duties in office.

Egypt upholds nine death sentences over prosecutor killing

An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld death sentences for nine people convicted of the murder of a top prosecutor in a car bombing three years ago, a judiciary source said.
Patrick Nogueira

Man gets life sentence for killing cousins, dismembering parents

A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed a rare life sentence in Spain on Thursday.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore is being urged to halt the planned execution on Friday of two men convicted of drug-related offences amid reports four people were hanged in the city-state in the past three weeks.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC seeks commutation of death sentences to life imprisonment

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the president and state governors to consider commuting the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.
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Bangladesh court sentences 19 to death over 2004 attack case

A Dhaka court has handed down death penalty to 19 people, including two former ministers, and sentenced a top opposition leader to life imprisonment over a 2004 attack on the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Governor Gaidam approves life imprisonment for rapists in Yobe

The Yobe governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, on Monday, signed into law; life imprisonment and 25 years jail term for rape of minors and adults respectively.
Michelle Bachelet

UN condemns Egyptian death sentences on Muslim Brotherhood

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned an Egyptian court’s confirmation of death sentences on 75 people on Saturday.

Polygamist jailed for life over murder of man chatting with ex-girlfriend

A Kenyan man, Kalungasha Sena, has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of killing a young man, who was chatting with his ex-girlfriend.

Lagos government arraigns 50 for arson, demolishes illegal structures

The Lagos State Government during the week arraigned 50 suspects before Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi of Court 4, Ikeja Magisterial District over an attack on officials of the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the vandalism of their equipment (caterpillar) at Idansan Village in Ibeju, Lekki.

Anambra prison inmate enrolls for Master’s Degree

A 39-year-old prison inmate of Awka Prison, Anambra State, on Monday, formally enrolled for Master degree at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Hazrathon Dadahonov, one of the members of the so-called GTA gang, in court earlier this month - TASS

Four gangsters bag life sentences for murder

Russia on Thursday handed life sentences to four gangsters who brutally murdered 17 motorists using methods similar to those of the violent video game Grand Theft Auto.

Ex-governor’s security aide accused of rape denied bail

Perekeme Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to ex-Gov. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, being tried for alleged rape at a Bayelsa High Court in Yenagoa, was on Friday denied bail.

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