Saudi Arabia court overturns death sentence of Palestinian poet

A Saudi Arabian court has overturned the death penalty for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, but upheld his guilty verdict on a charge of apostasy. The court, instead, sentenced Fayadh to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, a statement from his lawyer said. Fayadh was initially sentenced to death by a court in the southwestern… Read More Saudi Arabia court overturns death sentence of Palestinian poet

50-year-old child trafficker arraigned in court in Lagos

A 50-year-old man, Luku Labi, who allegedly trafficked 10 children from Benin Republic into Nigeria, was yesterday charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful import and confining children. The prosecutor, Inspector Rita Momah, told the court that the… Read More 50-year-old child trafficker arraigned in court in Lagos

Former NIMASA boss arraigned in court over N2.6billion fraud

A  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, was, yesterday, told how former Managing Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, allegedly disbursed the N2.6 billion stolen by him. Akpobolokemi, who was accused of defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N795.2 million, was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba alongside three… Read More Former NIMASA boss arraigned in court over N2.6billion fraud

Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader

Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, who was convicted of murder, rape and… Read More Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader