Category Archives: Criminal Law

Court remands pastor for alleged murder of pregnant girlfriend, two others in Rivers

A Chief magistrate court in Port Harcourt, yesterday ordered that a 32-year-old pastor, Chidiebere Okoroafor, be remanded in prison. He was accused of killing three of his church members to conceal the pregnancy of his girlfriend. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali February 27, 2018


Lawyer prays court to declare criminal defamation unconstitutional

Global Research Fellow of International Center for Not for profit Law (ICNL), Washington DC, Solomon Okedara has asked the Federal High Court, Lagos to declare Section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, 2004 null and void. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali January 30, 2018

‘Lagos DNA laboratory will impact on criminal trials’

Over the years, Lagos State has remained a pacesetter in the judicial sector in Nigeria, both in infrastructural development and service-delivery.  Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali January 30, 2018

Osinbajo, Karibi-Whyte, others task judiciary on speedy trial of criminal cases

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Adolphus Karibe-Whyte and stakeholders in the justice sector, have charged players in the judiciary sector to strive towards speedy dispensation of criminal cases in the country.  Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali November 7, 2017

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2016

The UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2016 is the third of its kind mandated by the United Nations General Assembly. In July 2010, the UNGA adopted the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The Report covers and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at the global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected mainly between 2012 and 2014. It looks at links between trafficking in persons, migration and conflict, and how refugees may be particularly vulnerable to being trafficked. The worldwide response to trafficking in persons, particularly in terms of criminalization and prosecution of trafficking crimes, is also a focus of this edition of the Global Report. Also included are the Country Profiles. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 3 November 2017

Ekiti judicial commission begins sitting on Monday, summons Fayemi, others

The judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Ekiti State government to investigate allegations of fraud against the former governor, now Minister for Steel and Minerals Resources Development, Kayode Fayemi and others will begin proceedings next week Monday at the State High Court premises, Ado Ekiti. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali August 23, 2017

Nigeria: Spain Deports 23 Over Drug, Immigration Offences

No fewer than 23 Nigerians were yesterday repatriated from Spain, five days after the deportation of 34 other Nigerians from six European countries. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 30 June 2017