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Man sentenced to a month in jail for stealing plantain

Man sentenced to a month in jail for stealing plantain

By Shina Abubakar An Osun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Monday, sentenced a 35-year-old man, Maruf Ojo, to one-month in jail for stealing plantain worth N55,000. Maruf was arraigned on a one-count of stealing before A. A.  Adebayo. The defendant was said to have stolen bunches of plantain, valued N55,000, belonging to one
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Bail: Presumption of innocence and right to liberty (2)

LAST week, I discussed the entitlement of Nigerian citizens to liberty, and particularly when charged with the commission of an offence, the right of the person to presumption of innocence and bail. This week, I intend to discuss the rather unfortunate trend in the prescription of very harsh, near impossible conditions imposed by judges in our courts for the grant of bail. I will equally give a brief highlight of what operates in other jurisdictions in terms of bail and conditions for its grant.

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Surety docked as suspects allegedly jumps bail

A 35-year-old surety, Enoch Perekemikunaham,  on Tuesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, over alleged escape two defendants. The surety, whose address was not given, is facing a count-charge of obstruction of justice. The prosecutor, Insp. Ayodeji Omoyeigha,  told the court that Perekemikunaham stood as surety for two crime suspects  –
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Why we want Sowore in detention, FG tells Court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja The Federal Government, on Friday, gave reasons why it opposed a request by detained activist and convener of  the RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, to be released on bail pending the determination of the allegation that he committed a treasonable felony. In a 27-paragraphed counter-affidavit it filed before the Abuja Division
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