Showing posts with label Trial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trial. Show all posts

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Egypt sets Muslim Brotherhood chief's trial for December 9

The trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie, charged with inciting violence against anti-Islamist protesters, was set for December 9 by an Egyptian court Sunday.

The state-run Middle East News Agency reported that 14 Islamists, including senior Brotherhood officials, will also stand trial

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jonathan faults ICC on trial of Kenyatta

PPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Nairobi lent his voice  to the ongoing debate on whether President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya should be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jonathan faults ICC on trial of Kenyatta

Delivering an address to the Joint session of the Kenyan Parliament on the sidelines of his state visit to that country, Jonathan stressed that International Organisations were created to resolve problems and not to compound them.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Man Faces Trial For Using The President's Poster As Toilet Paper

A Zimbabwean man recently landed himself in trouble after he allegedly used President Robert Mugabe's campaign material as toilet paper, a report said on Wednesday.
According to the report, the man appeared in court last week charged with violating the electoral act or, alternatively, destruction of political material.  A public prosecutor told the court that on 24 July this year, Takura Mufumusi entered a bar toilet in Masvingo with the intention to relieve himself. While inside, he was spotted by the informant, tearing up Mugabe's poster which he found inside and allegedly using it as toilet paper. The informant immediately effected a citizen's arrest on Mufumusi and took him to a police station. Court papers, however, did not state if Mufumusi was arrested after he had already relieved himself. Magistrate Tinashe Ndokera adjourned the matter indefinitely as the State could not identify the witness. - 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Democracy is when both privates and generals are put on trial for breaching the law" - Russian MP

**Manning’s sentence shows that American democracy goes wrong - Russian MP -

A 35-year prison sentence for WikiLeaks informer Bradley Banning shows that in the United States it’s “privates” and not their superiors that stand trial for breaching the law, which is a glaring sign that something is going wrong in the American democracy, Alexei Pushkov, head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament, said on Wednesday.

“A private has stood trial for breaching the US laws, but none of the generals, who lied to the American nation and who claimed that the system for tapping phone calls and intercepting Internet mail had not been used against Americans, appeared before court,” he said.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

US drones continue killing "suspects" Without trial in Yemen

According to local media reports US drones strikes killed five people whom the U.S. suspected were Al-Qaeda militants Saturday after their vehicles were hit by U.S. missiles in the southern part of the Yemen.

The target of the air raid was a supposed "Al-Qaeda convoy" of two pick-up trucks in the east of the Lahj province, the Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, quoting an unnamed Yemeni security official.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

18 soldiers on trial for alleged role in the escape of high-profile Boko Haram suspects.

Eighteen  soldiers, including a  lieutenant,  on Monday appeared  before  a General  Court Martial in Jos,  Plateau State for aiding members of the  fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram,  and other insurgent groups in their  activities.

The soldiers are members of  the Joint Task Force code named Operation Restore Orderin Borno State and the Special Task Force also called Operation Safe Heaven in Plateau State. The  JTF and STF were deployed in  both states following a menace of  insurgent groups in the country. Whilst the JTF is also  battling with Boko Haram members  in Adamawa,  and Yobe states,  the STF has been grasping with Fulani herdsmen who,  previously 10 years had taken Plateau State by the jugular.  The soldiers are increasingly being tried under charges termed, “communication with the enemies, cowardly behaviour,  murder and manslaughter.”
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Bradley Manning: Blowing The Whistle On War Crimes Is Not A Crime. ( FUll Update)

On Monday, US Army private Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking large numbers of classified documents to WikiLeaks, is due to face court martial in Maryland, the United States. Evan Knappenberger is joining us from Bellingham, Washington. He is an Iraq War veteran and a Davis-Putter Scholar.

Knappenberger went to the same intelligence school as whistleblower Bradley Manning and was assigned to similar duties as Manning in Iraq.
Prior that Bradley Manning allegedly sent 250 thousand diplomatic cables in 500.000 battlefield reports from Afghanistan and Iraq to Wikileaks in 2009 and 2010. So, by doing what he did Bradley Manning wanted to spark a public debate on the role of US military and foreign policy. In your opinion, did he get the debate he wanted?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pension fraud trial Judge suspended for one year by NJC

The judge who presided over the pension scam trial and gave light sentence to one of the accused persons, has been suspended for one year without pay by the National Judicial Council (NJC). JusticeAbubakar Talba of the FCT High Court imposed a mere N750,000 to convicted felon, John Yakubu Yusuf, who stole billions of pension fund.

A statement from the council’s spokesperson, Mr. Soji Oye, read
“The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, at its meeting which was held on 24th and 25th April, 2013 suspended Honourable Justice Abubakar Mahmud Talba of the FCT High Court from office for a period of 12 months without pay.
Honourable Justice Talba was suspended from office sequel to the findings by council that he did not exercise his discretion judicially and judiciously with regard to the sentences he passed on one of the accused persons, Mr. John Yakubu Yusuf, in the Police Pension case of FRN Vs Esai Dangabar and 5 Ors.     

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Treason: Uwazuruike, 6 others must face trial –Supreme Court

Attempts by the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, and six other members of the organisation to prevent their being tried for treason were quashed yesterday when the Apex Court by a unanimous judgment okayed their trial.
The order followed the dismissal of an appeal filed by all the accused persons in the case to quash the charge and terminate their trial. Lagos lawyer and Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN) teamed up at one point to prosecute the appeal.
The apex court which dismissed their appeal yesterday for want of merit also returned their case file to the Abuja Federal high court and ordered that their trial should be commenced promptly and conducted with dispatch.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Rape In Police Cell: 11 Policemen Face Trial Today In Benin

Heads may roll at the Abraka Police Division, following the rape of a female suspect, Mrs. Ese Isaiah in police cell, where she was detained. The woman was arrested and detained in the cell along with men, following a fight she had with a neighbour.

Two men were said to have raped Mrs. Isaiah in turn, even as she reportedly cried for help with the policemen on duty turning deaf ears. Following the incident, the woman’s counsel, Ejomasuvwe Efe petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin, Alhaji Hamisu Argungu, who promptly redeployed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of the Abraka Police Station, Chris Sorgbara and John Olise, respectively to his office, pending conclusion of investigation into the incident.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rev Chris Okotie seeks secret trial for ex-pianist, asks judge to chase journalists

The Head of the Household of God Church and former presidential candidate, Chris Okotie, was so uncomfortable with journalists reporting his involvement in a suit that he asked the judge to chase journalists away from the court room.
The reverend stated this to a Lagos Magistrate Court Judge on Wednesday during a trial between him and a former member of his church.
Mr. Okotie is accusing Dafiaghor Okiotor, 40, a former keyboardist in the church, of blackmail and intimidation and trying to extort N39 million from him.
Mr. Okiotor, however, stated that the flamboyant head of the church owed him after he played the keyboard and produced music for the church for 14 years.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Banker: Court fines lawyer for delaying trial

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday ordered Akolade Arowolo’s lawyer, Mr. Olanrewaju Ajanaku, to pay a fine of N2, 500 for delaying his (Arowolo) murder trial.
Ajanaku had prayed the court on January 29, 2013 to adjourn the case to enable him to produce the witnesses at a later date.
However on Wednesday, after presenting two witnesses in court, Ajanaku again prayed the court to adjourn the matter till Thursday (today) in order to enable him to produce another witness.
“I pray this honourable court to give me until tomorrow (today) to present our last witness. The witness is not prepared to take the stand at this time. I hereby ask for an adjournment for tomorrow (today)”, he said.
Justice Lateefa Okunnu however berated the lawyer for what she described as a waste of tax payers’ money and the time of the court.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Man on trial for Cutting Off The Head Of A British woman

The trial is beginning in Spain of a man accused of murdering and beheading a British grandmother in a supermarket on the holiday island of Tenerife. Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was killed in the resort of Los Cristianos in the Canary Islands on 13 May 2011. 
 Bulgarian man Deyan Deyanov, 29, is charged with her murder and will stand trial before a jury at the provincial court in Santa Cruz de Tenerife starting on Monday. Prosecutors are expected to ask for a sentence of 20 years in a mental asylum because he has chronic paranoid schizophrenia.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Prosecutor: Farouk Lawan’s Trial Starts This Week

After several months of delays, criminal charges will be filed against the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Education, Farouk Lawan, the prosecutor, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), has informed THISDAY.
Lawan, who was also the Chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Monitoring of the Fuel Subsidy Scheme, had been accused by the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Femi Otedola, of demanding and accepting a bribe of $620,000 to alter the report of the committee, in which Zenon had been indicted.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Catholic Priest, Teacher Face Trial For Raping 10-Year-Old Alter Boy

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a former altar boy.
Four jurors were chosen on the first day of jury selection in the case against the Rev. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero. The case had been spun off from last year's high-profile trial of a church official charged with helping the Philadelphia Archdiocese cover up abuse complaints. Engelhardt, 65, and Shero, 49, have pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the boy in the late 1990s.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nigerian Nurse On Trial Over The Death Of Baby Who Bled To Death

A 66 year-old Nigerian nurse, Grace Adeleye, is currently on trial for the death of a four-week-old baby boy who bled to death after a home circumcision. Goodluck Caubergs was only 27 days old when he died after bleeding to death for several hours the day after Adeleye carried out the procedure.

Goodluck was born on March 22, 2010, in Rochdale and died on April 17, 2010. His parents, also from Nigeria, were introduced to Adeleye by a friend as she had performed many circumcisions over the years and offered her ‘experience and skill’.

Around 5pm on April 16, Goodluck’s father, Olajunti Fatunla, brought Adeleye by car to the family home — and the nurse sent him immediately to get some Calpol while she and the mother, Sylvia Attiko, got on with the op.

Once inside, Adeleye told the boy’s mother to fetch some olive oil and a bowl of warm water and the child was stripped to just his vest. Adeleye then brought her ‘instruments’ out of her handbag and dipped a pair of scissors into the water in a kidney dish.


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