Supreme Court Affirms Kidnapper’s Death Sentence

The Supreme Court has re-affirmed the death sentence passed upon a notorious kidnapper- Ayiere Godsgift ( Alias Alex) who kidnapped a teenager from school and murdered him.
In a unanimous decision, Friday, a five-man panel of the apex court headed by Justice Suleiman Galadima held that the appeal against the death sentence filed by Alex lacked merit.

Other members of the panel are Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Musa Dattijo Muhammed and John Inyang Okoro, all Justices of the Supreme Court.
Alex was convicted and sentenced to death March 17, 2010 by the Cross Rivers State High Court, Calabar judicial division.
He appealed unsuccessfully to the Court of Appeal, Calabar before appealing further to the Supreme Court in Abuja.
In a related development,  the Supreme Court also Friday  unanimously re-affirmed the five-year jail term or an option of fine slammed on one Afor Lucky who was convicted for rape by the High Court of Delta State, Oleh Division.
Credit: DailyTrust

News Alert: Supreme Court Affirms Wike As Governor Of Rivers

News reaching us says Supreme Court has affirmed Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers State.

Our source who just left the Supreme Court not long ago, reports that the final verdict was read after an intensed court session in the court auditorium.

Our source adds that there was jubilation everywhere after the final verdict was read, affirming Nyesom Wike as the governor of Rivers State.