Thursday, 3 December 2015
The presiding judge, Justice John Adeyeye while delivering judgement said "An accused may be convicted on his own confession alone as long as the court was satisfied. Based on the confessional statement of the accused, the court found him guilty as charged. Besides, the prosecution has also proved his case beyond reasonable doubt by providing seven witnesses. The accused is hereby sentenced to death by hanging. This will serve as deterrent to others in the society. May God have mercy on your soul," he said.
According to a report by Tribune Newspapers , the prosecutor, Alaba Adeyemi, told the court that the convict armed with weapons including gun and cutlass, robbed three people, specifically robbed Kola Owolabi of N8,000, Beatrice Olawumi, N5,000 and Idowu Abiodun, N1,570. Seven witnesses where provided to prove the case.
The convict pleaded guilty to the charge and also confessed to have been involved in series of robberies. The convict confessed to have joined a gang when he was in a prison.
'He lives with Khloe, so he was around and then went over to a buddy's house. He's doing alright, he's doing his best. He's not as into being on camera as much as the rest of us, but he's working on himself. He's gonna be OK.'
If you recall, in 2013, Precious defended her husband when one of his exes BBA rep Beverly Osu accused him of abuse. (read here). In her text messages, Precious revealed details of the alleged abuse, both physical and mental and alleged that the rapper threatened to release their sex tape if she misbehaves. See screenshots of the text messages after the cut...
A court in Mombasa on Wednesday, November 2, sentenced a British national Jermaine Grant to nine years in prison. The sentence was delivered by High Court Judge Martin Muya who found him guilty of nine counts, including forgery.
"The accused will serve one year imprisonment on each of the nine counts and each count will run consecutively, which means that he will serve a total of nine years imprisonment," the judge ruled.
He is accused of illegally procuring personal documents including a birth certificate and a school leaving certificate in September 2011.
"I have noted that the accused is not a first offender as he has previous convictions of being unlawfully in Kenya and giving false information to a person employed in the public service," the Judge declared, "I have borne in mind the mitigating facts adduced by counsel for the accused on his behalf," Justice Muya said.
Apart from the fifth count of attempting to procure a registration which carries a maximum sentence of one year the other counts carry a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment.
"I have noted the aggregate sentence of the nine counts and borne in mind the offences committed by the accused," the judge said while delivering his verdict.
Grant’s lawyer Chacha Mwita said he will appeal the sentence.
"The judge did serve Grant one year for each of the nine counts. So if the sentences were to run concurrently, then it means he will serve only one year. But the judge took a twist and from the mind of the learned judge is that there were events that were related to different events," Mwita argued.
"But our contention and as the charge is framed, they were transactions of the same event. So legally Grant still believes that he is innocent. According to my client, the findings are not fair and are not based in law neither are they based on practice and that is why there are grounds to proceed to the higher court," Mwita added.
On Tuesday the High Court overturned a ruling at a lower court that had acquitted Grant of the nine charges for lack of evidence on January 28. However Judge Muya said the Magistrate Anastacia Ndungu failed to take into consideration that Grant had approached an accomplice in the forgery of birth certificate. Muya ruled that Grant had a case to answer after considering witness testimonies.
God pulled me out of mess; I have a happy life free from abuse- Anita Oyakhilome shades ex-husband, Pastor Chris
"December is the last month of the year I start every month thankful and for this month of December I am eternally grateful. I am worthy of love, to give and receive. I have value and self-respect, no one has the ability to oppress, suppress or depress me. I am enough and complete in God. My today is better than yesterday.
I have come to a place of wholeness, strength and joy. God pulled me out of mess; I have a happy life free from abuse. No one can take the place of God; he is sovereign and reigns forever. Man is mortal and his days on earth are numbered. When the end comes, it is a glorious thing to return to our maker, to dwell in His holiness and truth. The end of the year brings a rebirth of another year. The death of something can be the rebirth of another thing. All is not lost. Whatever happens in your life, no matter how distressing things might seem. When darkness appears endless, watch out for that tiny spark of light, when you can muster up the courage to thank God for closed doors. In the process of counting your blessings, you find joy!".
On Monday Nov 30, 2015 whilst attending the 70th birthday celebration of former Minister and PDP stalwart, Professor Jerry Gana, the Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc. received a telephone call from the Ag. Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu inviting him to the visit the EFCC Headquarters to provide some clarifications and documentation regarding some transactions involving the Office of the erstwhile NSA during the 2015 Presidential election campaigns.
On Tuesday Dec 1, 2015 around 2.00pm, High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi honored the verbal telephone invitation and voluntarily drove himself to the EFCC Headquarters in the company of his son, Raymond Dokpesi Jr and a legal representative of the Chambers of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, in the person of Barrister Justin Omogbemeh. It is pertinent to state that the contrary to news reports, he wasn't arrested nor was he even formally invited, as there is no letter of invitation. At the commission, he was requested to shed more light on some payments that were made to him through the office of the erstwhile National Security Officer to the former President, Mallam Sambo Dasuki. High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi made his statement on the various media exposures and campaign transactions, which were dutifully carried out across most broadcast, print and social media in and outside Nigeria. Surprisingly, rather than been allowed to go home, a free man, or at most on administrative bail, in self recognizance, High Chief Dokpesi was kept by EFCC operatives, with onerous bail conditions imposed for his release. It is theses conditions that we are now attempting to perfect for his immediate release.
EFCC officials yesterday raided the Abuja home of Chairman of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi who is being interrogated for his alleged connection in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. The search lasted over an hour. Speaking to newsmen after the search, Dokpesi said
"Its a change of Environment. Its quite peaceful, quite okay. I was granted bail yesterday (Tuesday December 1st) where they asked me to get two directors of the Federal government arm to also deposit my passport but my lawyer was not available and I said that I was not going to signbut then I think what they said was the allegation was alleged conspiracy, money laundering and misappropriation of public funds. But I am a loyal Nigerian citizen, a patriotic Nigerian citizen. I have no problem like I said. I am strong in spirit. I am toughened".