Two brothers sentenced to death by hanging for stealing mobile phones in Ondo

A court in Ondo state has sentenced two brothers, Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky, as well as their accomplice, Ovie Nana Friday, to death by hanging for stealing.   The convicts were said to have in December 2013, used dangerous weapons to dispose many residents of Bolorunduro in Ondo state of their belongings which include mobile phones, motorcycle, cash and other valuables.   They were first arraigned on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery. The charges were later amended to six.   The Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo…

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Photo of the Hausa singer sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy

Nigerians are still reeling from the news that a Kano Upper Shari’a Court has handed a death sentence to a 22-year-old singer for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.   Back in March, it was reported that youths in Kano state stormed the Kano Hisbah office and demanded that action be taken against Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for a song he composed, containing alleged derogatory comments attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (read here).     The youths warned that they will take laws into their hands if action is not taken.   Prior to the…

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Man sentenced to death by hanging for raping two year old to death in Kaduna

Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court has sentenced one Usman Shehu Bashir, to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death.   The case started on March 23 2015 and lasted over a period of five years.   While delivering judgement on Wednesday June 3, Justice Dabo said Bashir had taken little Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, raped her which led to her death. The judge said the judgement of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code,…

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