Thursday , August 5 2021

Judiciary

Edo abolishes Customary Court of Appeal

Edo State Government has finally abolished the Customary Court of Appeal in the state with the swearing-in on Friday, of five former judges of the Court as Judges of the State High Court. Governor Adams Oshiomhole while swearing-in Hon. Justices Mary Nekpen Asemota, Timothy Ukpebor Oboh, Peter Akhihiero, Ohimai Ovbiagele …

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Supreme Court affirms `Rev. King’s’ death sentence

Abuja – The Supreme Court on Friday in Abuja affirmed death sentence passed on the General-Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, popularly called `Rev. King’, over the brutal killing of a member of the church, Ann Uzoh. Delivering the judgment, Justice Sylvester Nguta, held that the convict’s appeal lacked …

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Anambra PDP: Supreme Court dismisses INEC motion

Abuja –  The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a motion filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking clarification on its judgment upholding Chief Ejike Oguebego as Chairman of PDP in Anambra. In his ruling, Justice Iyang Okoro, held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the motion. …

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Pepper soup lands man, 31, to 18 months imprisonment

Akure –  An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Ayodele Joseph, to 18 months imprisonment for house breaking and stealing pepper soup meat and palm wine worth N2,600. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olayinka Omole, gave the convict and option to pay a fine of N15,000 for …

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Traffic offences: Court convicts 9 drivers

BENIN CITY-A mobile court sitting in Benin City yesterday sentenced nine drivers to 30 days imprisonment over traffic offences in the state capital. The drivers were however given an option of N20, 000.00 fine. The Edo State Police Command and the state Ministry of Transport arraigned 10 drivers before the …

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