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An Eye For An Eye: Retired Cop To Die For Wife’s Murder

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Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the death sentence passed on Usman Maigari, a former policeman, for killing his wife, Sa’adatu.

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Delivering judgment, Justice Mary Peter-Odili held that the appellant’s appeal lacked merit. “In conclusion, therefore, I have to state that this appeal lacks merit and I dismiss it.

I affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the decision, conviction and sentence of the appellant for culpable homicide punishable by death.

“I order that the sentence as passed by the trial High Court be carried out,’’ she said. The appeal emanated from the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Judicial Division.

The appellant was arraigned before the Sokoto State High Court on one count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to section 221(a) of the Penal Code.

On Feb 22, 2006, leave was granted to the respondent to amend the charge.

The appellant pleaded not guilty to the charge but the respondent called seven witnesses and tendered numerous exhibits to prove the case. However, the appellant testified in his own defence and did not call any other witness.

The trial judge, Abbas, convicted the appellant and sentenced him to death by hanging.

Dissatisfied with the decision, the appellant approached the Court of Appeal which upheld the conviction and sentence.

Again, not satisfied, the appellant appealed the decision of the appellate court to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2010.

Maigari had approached the court to determine whether the Court of Appeal was right in holding that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

He further prayed the apex court to determine whether the Court of Appeal had not considered his submissions before affirming his conviction.

The appellant committed the offence on Jan. 11, 1999, at his house in Yabo, Yabo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

Maigari had strangulated his wife to death for ritual and later conveyed her corpse and dumped it in a culvert near Janzomo Village along Kanjiji-Shagari road, in Sokoto state.

Source: PM News

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#EndSARS: People take time out to curse me in their prayers– Aisha Yesufu Reveals

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#EndSARS: People take time out to curse me in their prayers– Aisha Yesufu Reveals

Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has revealed that Muslims now take out time to curse her in their prayers.

Information Nigeria recalls that Yesufu lead #EndSARS campaign against police brutality and reforms.

 

The female activist disclosed this on her Twitter handle.

She wrote;

”Heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time out to curse me in their prayers I have asked they should please let me know how many of these curses they rained on me when I was making same demands during GEJ! We are all already cursed in Nigeria”

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

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End SARS Protest: MC Oluomo visits burnt Makinde Police Station in Oshodi

NURTW chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, on Thursday visited the Makinde Police station which was razed down by hoodlums during the unrest that greeted the infamous end SARS protest.

 

MC Olumo visited the station, inspecting the remains of the station with some of his boys

Recall that the Lagos state government had said that “twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.”

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

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#MadeInLagos: Davido’s Jam Would Swallow That Of Wizkid: Tunde Ednut

Tunde Ednut on Thursday has stated that the newly released Made IN Lagos album by Wizkid cannot garner much attention like that of his counterpart, Davido.

The controversial Instagram blogger, who is an ardent fan of Davido, made this know in a tweet he sent out on Twitter.

Tunde wrote;

”If Davido drops that jam with Nicki Minaj, someone’s album will get swallowed in the process.”

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