Court sentences man to death for committing patricide
After eight years of litigation an Akwa Ibom State High court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area of the State yesterday March 13, sentenced a 37-year-old man, Moses Abdon Edo, to death by hanging for patricide (killing his father) Abdon Peter Edo.
The Court was presided over by Justice Ezekiel Enang and held that the convict, an okada rider, who is an indigene of Ikot Ukobo in Nsit Ubium LGA had confessed in his statement that he killed his father on 29th July, 2015, in his house and buried him beside his son’s grave.
Justice Enang also said that the convict, who is the first son of the deceased, also confessed that he pursued his father to the backyard of his old building and hit his head on the wall where he died on the spot over landed property.
The Court held that once a confessional statement is positive, direct and unequivocal of fact, it is sufficient to secure conviction of the accused even without the evidence being collaborated.
Kano court sentences Opay agent to nine months in jail for stealing
Kano Shari’a Court sitting in Kwana Hudu on Friday sentenced Opay agent Rabi’u Isah Gaida to nine months imprisonment.He was arraigned before the Shari’a court for breach of trust, cheating, and theft of N300,000 belonging to one Zubairu Murtala via online bank transfer.The prosecutor, Aliyu Abidin, told the court that the victim (Zubairu) complained that the defendant stole his N300,000 through an online transfer without his consent when he gave him his phone to op...
Court sentences 2 men to life imprisonment for rape
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Just in: Court Sentences Olisa Metuh To 7 Years Imprisonment
The erstwhile People Democratic Party (PDP) scribe Olisa metuh has today been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment after the court has vindicated EFCC claims against him and his company for the embezzlement of Four hundred million naira which was meant for the enforcement of the military on the course of fighting boko haram.It will be recalled that the case has been on for over four years when Col. Dasuki was arrested and later linked Olisa Metuh and company in the pro...
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