• By Kunle Awosiyan
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    Jul 07, 2017
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    Buruji Kashamu

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, to submit himself to the police for investigation into an allegation of attempted murder.
     
    He was accused of making attempt on the life of a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikene/Shagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu. 
     
    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ordered that the senator must honour all invitations extended to him, by the Special Investigating Panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the allegations contained in Adebutu’s petition. 
     
    The judge however cautioned the police against using the order, as a ploy to extradite the senator to the United States of America.

    Reactions are now trailing the judgment of the Rivers State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, which nullified the election of Senator George Sekibo, representing Rivers East Senatorial District. 
     
    The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, has queried what they described as double standard adopted by the tribunal in coming to the decision. 

    A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, has , struck out a violation of human rights suit, filed against the Nigerian Army by the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shi’ites, Ibrahim El Zakzaky.
     
    In the suit which had the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff and two others as respondents, the Shi’ites leader, was seeking the sum of N2 billion as damages from the defendants for allegedly killing three of his children and destroying his house in December 2015.

    Also the  Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, Justice Mohammed Garba, has urged the police to do more investigation rather than waiting for confessional statements to unravel a crime.
     
    The presiding judge represented by Justice Ugochukwu Ogakwu, at the annual seminar of the National Association of Judicial Correspondents, Lagos branch says the administration of criminal justice act, has brought innovations to revolutionise the justice system.

     

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