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Judge resigns after he is accused of using contempt powers to jail more than 200 people

An Oklahoma judge has agreed to resign after he was accused of using his contempt powers to jail people for infractions such as leaving sunflower seeds in his courtroom and talking in court.

Judge Curtis DeLapp resigned Monday and agreed to never again seek judicial office, report the Washington Post, the Frontier (in stories here and here), NewsOK and the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. Continue reading Judge resigns after he is accused of using contempt powers to jail more than 200 people

Assets Falsification Charge against Nigeria’s Senate President: S-Court to determine fate July 6

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, fixed July 6 to deliver judgment on the appeal seeking to stop the resumed trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on assets falsification charge. Continue reading Assets Falsification Charge against Nigeria’s Senate President: S-Court to determine fate July 6

Court rejects appeal of inmate whose execution was halted

A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected the arguments of a Georgia death row inmate whose scheduled execution was temporarily halted last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Keith Leroy Tharpe, known as “Bo,” had been scheduled to die on Sept. 26, but the Supreme Court stepped in and granted him a temporary stay hours after the appointed execution time had passed. The justices voted 6-3 in January to order the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to take up his case, giving him another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. Continue reading Court rejects appeal of inmate whose execution was halted

Ex bank MD, director remanded in prison over forgery

A former Managing Director of MainStreet Bank Registrar Limited, Mr Chester Ukandu and a director of the company, Mr Achi George have been remanded in prison custody over alleged forging Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C.) documents. The two ex- officials were ordered to be remanded by Justice O A. williams of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja after they pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy and forgery brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Continue reading Ex bank MD, director remanded in prison over forgery

Alleged $40 million fraud: Former President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on March 29 decide whether or not Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has case to answer in the 7-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Continue reading Alleged $40 million fraud: Former President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29