Crime and Justice

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 30th, 2013
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Ibadan – A 40-year-old man, Kenneth Ekeh, was on Tuesday sentenced by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku to 15 years imprisonment over N210,000 fraud. Magistrate Kehinde Omotosho convicted Ekeh of three charges including obtaining money under false pretence and stealing. Omotosho did no...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2013
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US State Department EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The government of the State of Eritrea is a highly centralized, authoritarian regime under the control of President Isaias Afwerki. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), headed by President Isaias, is the sole political party. There have been no el...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 4th, 2013
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The Comptroller General of Nigeria Prisons Services; Mr Zakari Ibrahim has confirmed that 20 prisoners escaped in a jail break that occurred in Sagamu Prison on January 2. The incident was said to have occurred around 4am when some of the prisoners broke the back fence of the prison located in Sagamu...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 17th, 2012
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It’s normal for human beings to have sexual desires and since the prisoners cannot get women, they turn to each other for sexual satisfaction. In former VP, Moody Awori’s days as Minister of Home Affairs, he introduced reforms to Prison Service which saw prisoners enjoy some luxuries. However, one cr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 15th, 2012
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The case of Blessing Effiong, a 20-year-old inmate awaiting trial at the female section of Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, perhaps typifies the injustice suffered by the poor in the Nigerian society. The Akwa-Ibom indigene, who was interviewed by the Attorney-General of the state, Mr. Ade Ipaye, and represe...
By benim
In News
Sep 1st, 2011
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Johannesburg – The Zimbabwean government is spending $1.7m per month feeding prisoners due to overpopulation, Zimbabwe’s Herald Online reported on Thursday. Prison authorities said this was partly as a result of people arrested for petty cases being remanded in custody. There were some 14...
By benim
In News
Aug 4th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Zimbabwean legal experts and some religious leaders have called for the scrapping of the death penalty, Zimbabwe’s Herald Online reported on Thursday. This comes at a time when 55 murderers, one of whom was convicted 13-years-ago, are in prison awaiting execution. Acting Se...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 15th, 2011
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Kampala – Prisoners in Uganda are subjected to hard labour under conditions resembling slavery and face routine abuse and exploitation by officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday. Detainees, including pregnant women and the disabled, are often caned, stoned or burned if they a...
By benim
In Article
Jun 15th, 2011
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Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the government to introduce the death penalty for homosexuals and to boycott their businesses, media reports said Monday.   “Death is the only punishment prescribed by Islam for such people as done in China and Iran,” the Daily Nation quoted She...
By benim
In Election
May 5th, 2011
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Abuja – More than 1 000 people were arrested in the past two weeks and kept in jail over election offences, bringing the total number of prison inmates in Nigeria to 50 000, head of prison services said on Wednesday. “By the end of last month, we have actually reached the 50 000 mark beca...