A Shari’a Court ll sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna State on Thursday ordered a businessman, Salisu Adamu, to stop tormenting his wife Hassana, or face the wrath of law.
The Judge, Malam Murtala Nasir, gave the order while ruling in a suit filed by Hassana, against Adamu.
Hassana alleged that Adam has caused her mental and emotional distress.
The judge also Adamu to write an undertaking not to harass his wife but to live in peace with her.
Hassana, specifically told the court that Adamu does not respect her.
She alleged that her husband does not care for the children.
She prayed the court to intervene in the matter.
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Court acquits man, 52, of attempted homosexuality
An Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Friday, discharged one Mike Aibueku, 52, of an alleged attempted sexual conduct with a man.
The prosecutor had arraigned the defendant on a two-count charge of attempt to commit an unnatural offence and conduct himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.
The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of the peace by “giving the complainant his breast to suck’’.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 215 and 249(D) of the Criminal Code of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable to Edo.
For a convicted offender, the first count charge attracts seven years imprisonment while the second attracts one month.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Court reaffirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, delivering judgment in a suit filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) against INEC, reaffirmed that the commission was empowered by the 1999 Constitution to deregister political parties that failed to meet provisions of Section 225(a) of the constitution.
The court held that “the case of the plaintiff is weak and cannot be granted the reliefs sought. The law is that the plaintiff succeeds on the merit of his case and not that the defence is weak.
“The plaintiff has the onus to prove its case but has failed to show to the court that it met the requirements of Section 225(a).
“The plaintiff ought to give particulars of malice when it alleged that it was deregistered out of malice. The court is not a father Christmas to grant reliefs that have not been sought.
HDP has however vowed to appeal the judgment.
NAN also recalls that on May 28, Justice Taiwo had in another judgment delivered in the suit filed by the National Unity Party (NUP) against INEC, affirmed the electoral umpire’s powers to deregister political parties.
The court affirmed that the constitutional powers of the commission and the reasons given by the commission for deregistering political parties were valid, in conformity with the law and sacrosanct.
The court further held that INEC’s powers could not be affected by the fact of anticipated local government elections by some states which dates were not fixed, certain or even ascertainable.
Gov Oyetola presents 13 Jeeps to High Court Judges
Gov. Adeboyega Oyetola of Osun on Friday presented 13 Toyota Jeeps to the State High Court Judges as part of efforts to enhance the welfare of judicial officers in the state.
“We will go round the courts to rehabilitate and rebuild some of the dilapidated buildings.
She, therefore, said that the vehicles would be used for judicial activities in the State.
Justice A.B. Abdulkareem, who delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries, commended the governor for fulfilling his promises. (NAN)
Man in court for allegedly swindling businesswoman of N5m
The police charged Samson, 31, with criminal conspiracy and cheating.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr G.J. Ayanna told the court that the defendant was arrested and taken to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in the Office of the Inspector-General of Police.
He alleged that sometime in 2019, the defendant pretended to be the Managing director of Iconic Rime international Ltd where he approached Mrs Esosa Aroki of B25, Lokogoma Globe Estate, Abuja on a business proposal.
He said after the defendant collected the money, he absconded and when the complainant tried to call, he refused to take his calls.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He adjourned the case until July 3 for hearing.
2nd LD Writethru: Burundi court upholds Ndayishimiye’s victory in presidential election
Burundi’s Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld the May 20 presidential poll results which showed Evariste Ndayishimiye of the ruling party as the winner.
Charles Ndagijimana, president of the Constitutional Court, dismissed the election irregularities reported by Burundi Catholic bishops and Agathon Rwasa, presidential candidate of the opposition National Council for Liberty party.
Ndagijimana said the reports were unfounded, adding that no reported irregularity can taint the results of the elections.
Ndayishimiye of the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy won 68.72 percent of votes and Rwasa got 24.19 percent in the results announced by the country’s electoral commission on May 25.
The Burundian National Independent Human Rights Commission earlier said the elections were held in a “good and fair” manner.
Under the country’s new constitution promulgated in June 2018, the presidential term was extended from five to seven years and the president is allowed to serve two consecutive terms.
Oyo gets new Customary Court of Appeal President
Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday swore in Justice Aderonke Aderemi as the President of the Customary Court of Appeal with a charge on people in positions of authority to always act with humility and “a sense of tomorrow”.
“Whatever position anyone occupies is only temporary. We must always know that tomorrow will come when you will be out and have to give an account,” Makinde said at the ceremony.
Makinde urged Aderemi to use the new position to ensure that justice was served and in a timely manner.
While congratulating the new officer, Makinde said that his appointment was a clear demonstration of the fact that the state government was committed to doing what was right “without any political or religious coloration or gender bias”.
“If you look at all the Justices here, they are women. If you also look at the first five officials of the government, two are women. That is how I really feel we should operate, because whatever position we are occupying is just temporary.
“I will leave my position as the governor of the state and your tenure will end one day, but I pray you will end well.
“I want to use you as a point of contact to officials and leaders occupying positions of authority. We must have that sense of humility and do what is right all the times.
“I don’t have any doubt that in your current position, not only will justice be served, it will be served in a timely manner. I wish you a successful tenure,” Makinde stated.
Speaking with newsmen, Justice Aderemi promised to put in her best to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.
“I will put in my best as I have always done and continue to do my duty very well. I promise that cases will be attended to on time.
“My colleagues are working very hard and should continue to put in their best. We have a backlog of cases and shall deal with them on time.
“To the Customary Court of Appeal, the issue of COVID-19 is a challenge because we have to find a way by which we are going to be sitting without feeling that we are not safe.
“Now, we are going to be scheming; we will be having a case at a time. We won’t be having too many lawyers or litigants in the court room, so that we will be able to observe social distancing very well.
“On rape cases, we will first of all have to get to increase the jurisdiction of the Customary Court of Appeal before we can deal them.
“As women judges, we have gone round the whole country, sensitising the people on what it means and the need to train our children.
“When you talk about rape, it could be the man or woman being raped. So, we take care of everybody. That is what I am going to do when we get there.” She said.
S. African gov’t to appeal court ruling invalidating some lockdown regulations
The government will ask that its appeal be heard on an urgent basis so that it can obtain certainty on the regulations, spokesperson Phumla Williams said in a statement after a virtual cabinet meeting in Pretoria.
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be joined in this appeal by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, according to Williams.
The cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaration of a state of national disaster in March 2020 by Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving lives, Williams said.
In implementing these interventions, the government has consistently consulted all sectors of society, as the fight against COVID-19 is a national effort that requires unity in action between the government and all South Africans, said Williams.
On Tuesday, the North Gauteng High Court ruled against the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the country.
“Some of the regulations promulgated by the government simply did not meet the rationality test in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” the court said in its ruling.
The court suspended the declaration of invalidity for a period of 14 days, meaning that the current Alert Level Three regulations remain in operation for now so as to allow Dlamini-Zuma, in consultation with relevant ministers, to review, amend and republish the regulations with “due consideration to the limitation each regulation has on the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.”
Williams said that after obtaining legal advice and listening to numerous comments made by members of the legal fraternity in reaction to the judgement, “we are of the view that another court might come to a different conclusion on the matter.”
“While government appeals the court judgment, current regulations remain in force and we appeal and urge all our people to observe all the health protocols that have been put in place including washing of hands, social distancing, wearing of masks in public as well as screening and referral for testing where necessary,” Williams said.
Urgent: Burundian court confirms Evariste Ndayishimiye’s victory in presidential election
Burundian constitutional court on Thursday said it approved the results of last month’s presidential election, declaring ruling party’s presidential candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as the president-elect.
The court also rejected the first runner-up’s complaints filed to the court, which challenged the provisional results announced on May 25.
The provisional results released by the National Independent Electoral Commission showed Ndayishimiye from the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy won 68.72 percent of votes in the presidential election, followed by National Council for Liberty’s Agathon Rwasa who got 24.19 percent of votes.
Edo: Court fixes June 17 for hearing of suit to bar Ize-Iyamu from APC screening
A Benin High Court has fixed June 17, to hear the suit seeking to disqualify a governorship aspirant, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, from participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) screening of aspirants for its primary election.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ruling party has scheduled the primaries for the governorship ticket in Edo for June 22.
The presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Ahamioje, announced the date on Thursday, while adjourning the case instituted by Mr Benjamin Oghumu, the Chairman of APC in Ohrionmwon Local Government Area of Edo.
Some journalists, who arrived late for coverage, were barred from going into the court, until the intervention of the Court Registrar, Mr Idemudia Aziegbemhin.
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