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August 14, 2018

The reforms of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice In Imo State (2)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

In particular, our customary laws need to be reviewed to check the observances of rules that are archaic and in contraventions of the repugnancy rules and the strictures of the constitution. By this time, it is anticipated that some of our  customary rules that have been determined as repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience should have been specifically and statutorily abolished with the courts denied the jurisdictions to entertain the enforcement of such rules. But this is not the case. Daily, in our courts, customary courts are expending resources trying matters advocating repugnant rules which have no redeemable…

Ritual killing: Seven sentenced to death in Owerri

Justice was done on Tuesday, when an Owerri High Court sentenced seven men, accused of the gruesome murder of a young motor cyclist, (inaga) Okechukwu Osuji to death by hanging. Three others accused of the same offence were acquitted for lack of evidence. Justice C. I. Ohakwe who presided over the case, sentenced Ejike Okoro, Cajethan Okoro, Raphael Ike, Paul Njoku, Eric Igbo, Chidiebere Njoku and Anayochukwu Unamba, all between 18 and 25 years, as at the time of the crime from Owalla, Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area, to death for the brutal murder of Okechukwu Osuji, also…