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Judge’s absence stalls Maryam Sanda’s murder trial

The absence of the trial judge has stalled further proceedings in the murder case against Maryam Sanda, who was accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns suspect for £19,000, N25 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it arraigned one Sirajo Bakoji in two separate courts on the same day.
Dino Melaye

Court grants Senator Dino Melaye bail

The FCT High Court in Maitama presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu has again granted bail to Sen. Dino Melaye who was arraigned on an eight-count charge of evading arrest.
The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.

Court grants Senator Melaye bail on health grounds

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to Nigerian lawmaker Senator Dino Melaye, who was being held in a police health facility in Abuja.
The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.

Court orders police to show cause for detaining Senator Melaye

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama on Thursday ordered the police to show cause over it’s continued detention of Sen. Dino Melaye.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Counsel: Why Dino Melaye was absent from court

The absence of Dino Melaye in court on Monday stalled his trial in the ongoing alleged false information case before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of an Abuja Federal High Court.
Maryam Sanda

Kaduna curfew causes setback on Maryam Sanda’s murder trial

The case of Maryam Sanda standing trial before an FCT High Court for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on Wednesday suffered another setback due to the curfew imposed on some parts of Kaduna state.

NJC recommends dismissal of James Agbadu-Fishim, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss two judges accused of corruption by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.
Maryam Sanda

Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda names new baby after father

Few months ago, her daughter, Maryam Sanda, the alleged killer of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on Wednesday in Abuja named her new born baby according to Islamic rite.

Court orders AMAC, FCDA to rebuild 720 demolished shops, stores at Karmo market

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Friday ordered the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to rebuild the 720 shops and stores demolished at the Karmo market, a suburb of the FCT.

Court sentences man to two years in prison for forging ICAN certificate

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Friday sentenced Lebi-Ayodele James, a staff of the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation to two years in prison for forging the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria certificate.

Trial of alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda stalled

The trial of Maryam Sanda, alleged to have killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, was on Thursday stalled due to the ill-health of the prosecution counsel, James Idachaba.

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).

Court dismisses N10m breach of right suit against Police

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking N10 million fine against the Police for alleged breach of fundamental human right of a businessman, Yakubu Salihu.

Witness: Maryam Sanda threatened to cut late husband’s penis

The first prosecution witness in the trial of Maryam Sanda over the alleged murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello yesterday gave evidence in court.

Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda demanded divorce before husband’s death – witness

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Thursday heard that Maryam Sanda had asked for divorce before the death of her husband.

Absence of prosecution witness stalls trial of Maryam Sanda

The absence of prosecution witness on Monday stalled the continuation of trial in the alleged murder case filed against Maryam Sanda, and three others before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi.

Maryam Sanda: Court defers ruling on objection to murder charges

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Command of the Police, on Monday asked the FCT High Court in Jabi to dismiss the objection filed by Maryam Sanda and her three co-defendants, challenging competence of the murder charges instituted against them in respect of the death of her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

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