Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5bn contract scam. Omatseye was arraigned before the court over alleged bid rigging and N1.5billion contract scam filed against him by the Economic and… Read More Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10… Read More Turkish journalists sentenced to several years imprisonment

Ebonyi High Court sentences four to death by hanging for kidnapping, murder

Two people, identified as Onyemachi Oge and Okechukwu Oma were, on Friday, sentenced to death by hanging by a High court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for kidnapping a medical doctor, Dr. Chuka Manyike in the state. The duo alongside Chukwuemeka Levi, Idris Oken, Edeke Desmond and Ijeoma Oge were accused of kidnapping Manyinke, a… Read More Ebonyi High Court sentences four to death by hanging for kidnapping, murder

Benue High Court sentences driver to death for robbing passengers

An High Court in Makurdi, Benue State has sentenced a  a bus driver, Tanko Inalegwu, who robbed passengers of N68,000, to death by hanging. In his ruling, Justice Hwande held that the prosecution proved before the court that the convict conspired with others, now at large to rob their victims of various sums of money… Read More Benue High Court sentences driver to death for robbing passengers

Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation

A popular Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to five years in jail by a court, in Hanoi, after finding him guilty of publishing anti-state articles. Nguyen Huu Vinh, a former policeman, had connections to the ruling Communist Party elite. He was charged alongside his assistant. Both denied the charges. “I am completely innocent,” Vinh told… Read More Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation

Former Guatemalan military officials sentenced to hundreds of years imprisonment for crimes against humanity

Guatemala sentenced two former military officials to over 100 years in prison each for using women as sex slaves during the civil war. Lt. Col. Esteelmen Francisco Reyes received 120 years and military commissioner Heriberto Valdéz Asij got 240 years during sentencing on Friday, state media reported. They were accused of carrying out “forced disappearances”… Read More Former Guatemalan military officials sentenced to hundreds of years imprisonment for crimes against humanity