Posts Tagged ‘Death Sentence’

Woman gets death sentence for killing her husband in Kano

by Seun Adeuyion February 23, 2020
A Kano state high court has sentenced Rashida Saidu, a house wife, to death by hanging for killing her husband. The judgement was delivered by Ahmad Tijjani Badamasi, a judge, on Friday. Saidu was charged to court for alleged complicity in the death of her 56-year-old husband, who was a staff member of the Federal […]

President Pervez Musharraf Sentenced To Death

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 17, 2019
A Pakistani special court hearing the high treason case against former president General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, December 17th handed the former ruler a death sentence. A three-member bench of the special court headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad announced the decision, in a split judgment. The court, in its short order […]

Nigerian escape death sentence after Court of Appeal acquits him of importing drugs into Singapore

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 27, 2019
A Nigerian man facing the gallows for importing drugs into Singapore eight years ago was spared death on Monday (May 27) after the Court of Appeal acquitted him of his capital charge. Three judges found that the prosecution had failed to establish that Adili Chibuike Ejike knew that there were drugs in his suitcase when […]

BREAKING: Lekan Shonde Sentenced To Death For Killing Wife

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 8, 2019
Lekan Shonde, a depot worker in Apapa, Lagos State, has been sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Ronke. Giving the ruling at the Lagos State High Court, Justice Josephine Oyefeso ruled against Shonde and sentenced him to death by hanging. Shonde was accused of killing Ronke in their Lagos home. He had […]

Army Commutes Death Sentence Of 66 Soldiers

by Breaking Timeson December 19, 2015
The Nigerian army changed the death sentences handed down to 66 soldiers for mutiny last year to 10 years in prison. The chief of army staff reviewed the sentences after several petitions, spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said on Saturday. A statement on Saturday by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said:‎ “The death sentences by firing […]

Sharia Death Sentence: Nigerians Call on Obama Intervene

by Breaking Timeson July 1, 2015
By Yemi Adebowale Nigerians have demanded freedom for nine citizens reportedly sentenced to death for blasphemy by a Kano State Sharia Court. The sentencing drew unprecedented public outcry in the Nigerian social media Wednesday with calls on President Obama, United Nations, Amnesty International, Freedom House and President Buhari to intervene in rescuing the sentenced convicts […]