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Daily Post, Lagos, 14 September 2013
Man to receive 7 strokes for possession of Indian hemp
An Upper Area Court sitting in Karu, FCT, on Friday, sentenced one Hamisu Baballo, to seven strokes of the cane, without an option of fine, for possession of Indian hemp.
The Magistrate, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, handed down the sentence after the accused had pleaded guilty to the charge.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Jerry Tangshak, told the court that the accused was allegedly caught under Nyanya Bridge with 9 wraps of Indian hemp.
He said that the case was reported at the Nyanya Police Station on Sept. 12.
Tangshak said Baballo confessed to committing the offence during police investigation.
He said that the accused had told the police that he bought the wraps of the Indian hemp at Apo roundabout for his personal use. (NAN)
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Nigerian Tribune, Ibadan, 25 September 2013
Magistrate orders accused persons to be given 24 strokes of cane
By Olayinka Olukoya in Abeokuta
Magistrate Martins Akinyemi of an Abeokuta Magistrates' court last Friday, ordered that two accused persons be given 24 strokes of the cane each, for stealing transmitting component and two wraps of wire valued at N200,000 by prison officials.
The two accused persons, Ibrahim Lateef, 18 and Lekan Olumide, 18 pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing the property of Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta on July 7.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eiagbejiale, the two accused entered into the compound of OGBC and stole the transmitting components and two wraps of wire, property of OGBC.
"Lateef and Olumide were caught by the night guard on duty who saw them trying to escape with the item," he said.
Eiagbejiale argued that the offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun, 2006.
Martins said that a written undertaken would be tendered by the two accused, assuring the court that they would be of good behaviour.
"The two accused are young and if well rehabilitated, there is still hope of them turning a new leaf," he said.
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PM News, Lagos, 27 September 2013
Court Jails Mom, Son For Assaulting DPO, Constable
An Ilorin Magistrates' Court on Friday sentenced a mother and her son to nine years imprisonment for resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.
The mother, Ayodeji Abdullahi, 50, was sentenced to seven years, while Lukman Bolakale, 27, bagged two years imprisonment with 20 strokes of cane.
The Magistrate, Mrs Silifat Sambo, gave the accused persons an option to N3,000 and N2,000 fines, respectively, in addition to 20 lashes for the son.
Prosecutor Isaq Yakub told the court that they assaulted Ajayi Alice, a constable, attached to 'D' Division, Adewole Estate, Ilorin, who was on duty at Gari-Alimi Roundabout, Ilorin on September 17.
Yakub said that the convicts disobeyed traffic law and resisted arrest.
He said that the police entered the convict's car and she drove to her house where her son, Lukman ran out to slap and assault the police officer.
The prosecutor also said the convict slapped the Divisional Police Officer, tore his clothes valued at N8,000 and dragged him, while shouting on top of her voice.
He said that the convicts were arraigned on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal force, assault, resisting arrest, kidnapping and obstruction of lawful duty.
He said the offences were contrary to Sections 97, 265, 172, 273 and 149 of the Penal Code.
The accused persons pleaded guilty to all the charges.
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