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Court remands deji Adeyanju in prison till 2019

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Kano on Friday remanded  political activist, Deji Adeyanju in prison until February 2019. The police arrested Mr Adeyanju on December 13, accusing him of being complicit in a murder case from the 2000s. The court took the plea of Adeyanju who is charged with complicity

Prison: Group charges Nigerian govt to abolish death sentence

Godsgift Onyedinefu   As the world marks the 16th World Day against the Use of the Death Penalty Legal Defence and Association Project LEDAP has charged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency abolish the use of death sentence. Spokesperson LEDAP, Pamela Okoroigwe in a statement on Wednesday opined that FG should

114 pro-biafra women to face court trial after protest in Owerri

The Nigerian Police has arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court on Monday The women were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, and the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu who disappeared since September 14, 2017 after raid of his

Minna jailbreak: 51 of 210 inmates recaptured

The Nigeria Prisons Service in Niger says 51 out of the 210 inmates that escaped from the Minna Medium Security Prison on June 3, had been recaptured. The Controller of Prisons in the state, Mustapha Iliyasu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on

210 inmates escaped from Minna prison

Gunmen attacked and set free 210 inmates of Mina Maximum Prisons on Sunday night and killed a warder and a commercial motorcycle operator. Interior minister Abdulrahman Dambazau confirmed the escape of the inmates, but that 32 of them have been re-arrested. During the jailbreak, he said that gunmen shot sporadically, paving way

Prison Decongestion Panel Releases 458 Inmates

Babatunde Opalana    The Stakeholders Committee on Prison Reforms and Prison Decongestion has facilitated the release of 458 inmates in Kaduna State. The special panel which was inaugurated on the 31st of October 2017 by Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) is under the chairmanship of Chief

Plateau Chief Judge releases 22 prison inmates

Babatunde Opalana The Acting Chief Judge of Plateau State Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwat has released 22 inmates across Prisons formations in the State. The release was done during a visit by the State Criminal Justice Administration Committee to Prisons formations in Plateau State. The visits which lasted between 1st and 8th