Man jailed 5 months over assault on neighbour’s wife

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Thursday sentenced a 27-year-old trader, Chidi Israel, to five months imprisonment for assaulting a neighbour’s wife. Israel, a resident at Ungwan Rimi, Kaduna, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of assault and intentional insult and pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy. “I plead with this court to reduce my punishment for I know I am guilty. I am hot tempered but i promise to change,” Israel said. The magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, who found the defendant guilty as charged,…

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Court jails security guards for stealing iron rods

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced three security guards to six months in prison for stealing iron rods. The convicts are: David Gimba, Akogwu Reuben and Musa Mathew, all residents of Deep Covers Guard Limited Idu Industrial Area, Karmo Abuja. The trio, who were arraigned on a two-count charge of joint act and theft, were convicted of the charges. The judge, Maiwada Inuwa, sentenced the convicts after they all pleaded guilty to the charges. Inuwa, however, gave each of the convicts an option to pay N8,000…

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Teenage boy jailed 6 months for motorcycle theft

For stealing a motorcycle valued at N220, 000, 19-year-old Joseph Yesi is to spend the next six months in prisons, a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court handed down the sentence in Lagos on Wednesday. Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere, who gave the verdict, did not give the convict an option of fine. Yesi, a resident of Gbagada area of Lagos, was convicted of a charge of theft after he pleaded guilty. He, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy. Yesi had stolen a motorcycle with registration no. KJA 713 QJ…

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Students bag 2 years’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms

A Plateau Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama , Jos, on Monday sentenced two students of the Federal College of Education, Panshin, Plateau, to two years’ imprisonment each for conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms. The Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced 22-year-old Panret Jacob and 24-year-old Peter Wunying to six months imprisonment each without an option of fine for conspiracy, and two years’ imprisonment each with an option of N20,000 fine for unlawful possession of firearms. Mohammed held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others who…

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Job seeker remanded in Kirikiri Prisons over alleged robbery

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a job seeker, Olisa Anachuna, at Kirikiri Prisons for alleged armed robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi, who did not allow the plea of the accused to be taken, ordered him to be remanded in prison. She adjourned the case until July 30 for mention. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem told the court that Anachuna, 25, residing at No. 15, Bonny Str., in Mile 2, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and armed robbery. Raji said that the accused committed…

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Businesswoman jailed for stealing friend’s N151, 210

A Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old businesswoman, Angela Luben, to eight months imprisonment for stealing N151, 210 belonging to her friend. The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, however, gave the convict an option of N7,000 fine and warned her to desist from committing crime. Luben, a resident of Gayan Street, Narayi, Kaduna, was convicted on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and theft. The convict who was first arraigned on Jan. 20, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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Man bags 2 years imprisonment for breach of trust

A Sokoto Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced Hassan Abdullahi to two years in prison for breach of trust. Abdullahi, 43, of Gidan Igwa area, Sokoto, had pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust charge. The Chief Magistrate, She’ibu Ahmad, sentenced Abdullahi to two years in prison without an option of fine. The prosecutor, Sgt. Monday Kennedy, said the matter was reported at Uguwan Rogo Police Station by Bello Muhammad of More area of Sokoto sometime in August 2016. He said Muhammad entrusted N1.7 million with Abdullahi sometime in 2015…

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Woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion

A 34-year-old woman in El Salvador has been freed after spending 15 years in jail for having an abortion. Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released after her 30-year sentence for aggravated murder was reduced.   Abortion is banned in El Salvador, a predominantly Roman Catholic nation, in any circumstances.   Ms Figueroa always maintained her innocence. She said she suffered a stillbirth in a house where she was working as a maid in 2003. She was taken to hospital, arrested and eventually sentenced for inducing an abortion.   Her parents,…

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