Vaccation Stalls Important Cases At Federal High Courts


Due to the annual vacation of the Federal High Courts nationwide, some important cases have been adjourned till after the vacation, although due to the urgency, some of them will be heared by vaccation judges during the period.

However, some of the cases listed below have been adjourned till after the vacation.

•Case against farmer who had sex with his daughter

The Lekki, Lagos peasant farmer, Yesi Onajobi, who had sex with his 14-year old daughter, Kehinde, impregnanting her and gave birth to a baby girl for him, will know his fate in October after the vacation.

The accused farmer, who confessed committing the offence, has pleaded guilty and the presiding judge, Justice Pat Ajoku, has adjourned till 14 October, 2011 for the prosecutor, Mr. Olurotimi Ilori, to review the fact of the case before sentence is passed.

•Controversy over award of Senior Advocate of Nigeria

As the controversy surrounding the award of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to lawyers rages on, the human rights lawyers leading the legal battle has urged the court to nullify the appointment of Senior Advocate of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners Privilege Committees as he contended that the condition precedent to the award has not been complied with.

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•Trial of Iranian arms importer

The trial of an Iranian, Ali Amagahi, accused along with his Nigerian counterpart, Abdukadri Jega, of importing arms into the country last year, is also among the notable cases adjourned till after vacation. The prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde, has already called seven witnesses and still needs to call about nine others more.

•Case against producers of fake teething mixture

The trial of producers of adulterated My Pikin teething mixture, who were arraigned before a Federal High Court since 2009, has also been stalled. The three accused persons, Kola Ogungbade, Adeyemo Abiodun and Egbele Eromosele, are currently on bail. Also facing trial is their company, Barewa Pharmaceutical Company.

•Trial of ex-NIMASA boss

The case against ex-NIMASA boss, Temisan Omatseye, over N78 million fraud, is also affected. Omatseye was arraigned before the court early this year on an 11-count charge of criminal contract splitting and unlawful approval of money. The accused is currently on bail.

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