MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Hon. Ibrahim Sanni Muhammed

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice

COURTESIES:

The Ministry wishes to express her profound gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello for His generous approvals and commitment to the administration of Justice in the state.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

The Ministry of Justice has been recording resounding achievements since the inception of Alh. Yahaya Bello administration. These achievements are hereunder highlighted.

1.     MINISTRY OF JUSTICE COMPLEX:

The government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello awarded the contract for the construction of a magnificent (3) three storey office complex for the Ministry of Justice. Construction work has commenced on the site.

 

2.     ESTABLISHMENT OF AN e-LIBRARY IN THE MINISTRY

The Executive Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello again approved and directed the release of money for the establishment of an electronic mobile Library, a device containing vast volumes of the Supreme Court authorities accessible by a touch of buttons by the Ministry’s lawyers for their professional practice in courts. All the lawyers in the Ministry of Justice were also availed a laptop computer each.

3.     PURCHASE OF LAW REPORTS AND LAW TEXT BOOKS

Law reports of superior courts of Nigeria and as well as Law Text books written by eminent scholars and Jurists were bought in their volumes and stocked in the law library. The funds for the purchase of these Law Reports and Law Textbooks was courtesy of the benevolence of the Executive Governor of Kogi State.

 

4.     RECRUITMENT OF 100 LAWYERS

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello gave approval to recruit 100 Legal lawyers into the services of the Ministry. Some of these newly recruited Lawyers are to serve as Legal Desk Officers in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government. This feat had not been achieved since the creation of Kogi State in 1991.

5.     HOSTING OF 2017 NBA NEC MEETING

In demonstration of His Excellency’s love for the Justice Sector in the State, He had approved and directed the release of funds to the Kogi State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association to host its National

Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lokoja.

6.     RELEASE OF FUNDS TO CONDUCT 2017 ASSIZES

Criminal Assizes for this year 2017 were conducted across the High Courts in the State with dispatch sequel to prompt release of funds by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State.

7.     17 CONVICT CASES REVIEWED

His Excellency, through the recommendation of the Hon. Attorney General being the chairman, Kogi State Prerogative of Mercy Committee, commuted the conviction of 17 persons to lesser punishments.

8.     THE INAUGURATION OF LAW REFORM COMMITTEE

This committee had hitherto not been able to deliver since its inauguration several months ago. But with the determined vigor coupled with prompt release of funds, the committee has pledged to publish the first volume of the various laws they have reviewed before the last quarter of the year.

9.     NBA CONFERENCE IN PORTHACOURT

The Ministry appreciates the Executive Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello for the State sponsor of all the Ministry’s Lawyers to 2016 Bar Conference in Port Harcourt, River State. The Knowledge gained from the conference had no doubt impacted positively on the professional wellbeing of the ministries lawyers.

10. RELEASE OF A HILUX (4×4) VAN TO THE MINISTRY

The Ministry is short of words to express her gratitude to His Excellency over the release of an operational Hilux Van to the Ministry of Justice. The Van would ease movements of State Counsel for court operations.

11. PROMPT RELEASE OF IMPREST TO STATE COUNSEL

The prompt release of monthly imprest is core to resounding success being recorded at various courts across the state as the Ministry’s Lawyers are promptly paid their Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) which enable them attend to their court cases punctually. The credit goes to His Excellency for the prompt release of the funds.

12. CONTINOUS LEGAL EDUCATION

One of the requirements for lawyer to remain in active practice is that he must be engaged in continuous legal education to update his knowledge of law and contemporary developments across the globe and the development of new legal principles is that a lawyer must attend and participate in seminars, workshops, symposia etc, since the assumption of office of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State funds have been made available for lawyers in the ministry to attend National Seminars, workshops, Symposia which took place in Abuja, Lagos, Jos and Asaba.

One of the most significant and unprecedented workshop was the one,        the Honourable Chief Judge of Kogi State, His Lordship N.A Ajanah organized for lawyers in the Ministry of Justice in 2016 on the admissibility of electronically generated evidence in our law court which is a novel area of our law of evidence. Attached are some of the concluded cases in Criminal and Civil Litigations.

 

LIST OF CONCLUDED CASES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE 

S/N

 

CASE NO.

 

PARTIES

NATURE OF OFFENCE

 

REMARKS

 

 

1.

 

HCL/25C/2016

The State

 V.

Ikechukwu Ani

 

Culpable Homicide. S. 221 Penal Code.

 

 

Discharged

 

 

2.

 

HCL/99C/2016

 

The State

V.

Muh.d Lawal Jauro & 1 or

 

Criminal Conspiracy and armed robbery& Culpable Homicide

 

 

Convicted

 

 

3.

 

 

HCL/126C/2015

The state

V.

Kamaru Oporu Ibrahim

 

Culpable Homicide

 

Convicted

 

 

4.

 

 

The State

V.

Abubakar Musa & 1 or

 

Criminal Conspiracy and armed robbery

 

Convicted

 

 

5.

 

HCL/88C/2015

The State

V.

Mamud Musa

Culpable Homicide punishable with death

 

Convicted

 

 

6.

 

HCL/63C/2016

 

The State

V.

Ibrahim Mohammad

 

Culpable

 

Convicted

 

 

7.

 

HCL/58C/2014

 

The State

V.

Gabriel Isah & 2ors

 

Criminal breach of trust & theft

 

Judgement delivered

Convicted

 

 

8.

 

 

The State

V.

Mamud Musa

Culpable Homicide punishable robbery & Kidnapping.

 

Convicted and Sentenced

 

 

9.

 

 

 

The State

V.

Mohammed Aliyu Shahu Atelulewu

Criminal Conspiracy, Trespass, Causing hurt, mischief by fire & theft.

 

Convicted

 

 

10.

 

HCL/17C/2016

 

The State

V.

Abdullahi Abdulliab

 

 

Culpable Homicide

 

Convicted

 

11.

 

KSX/125/2016

 

The State

V.

Idris Sani

Martala Ibiahla

Sani Hussain

Musa Yahaya

 

 

 

Kidnapping

 

 

Discharged

 

12.

 

HCL/41C/2016

The State

V.

Sunday Elijah

Culpable Homicide. S. 221 Penal Code

Convicted: Death by hanging.

 

13.

 

HCL/19c/2016

 

The State

V.

Umoru Abubakar

 

C. C Causing hurt & Kidnapping

 

Convicted

 

14.

 

 

HCL/88c/2016

 

The State

V.

Saadu Ori

C. C. aiding & abetting Kidnapping.

 

Discharged

 

15.

 

HCL/77C/2016

The State

V.

Ibrahim Umar

C. C. & Armed Robbery

 

Convicted 15 Years.

 

16.

 

HCL/63C/2016

 

The State

V.

Ibrahim Mohammed

Culpable Homicide. S. 221 Penal Code

Convicted: Death by hanging.

17.

 

HCL/80C/16

The State

V.

Adamu Ahamadu

 

Armed Robbery

 

Discharged

18.

 

HCL/11C/16

The State

V.

Ibrahim Babaje Munde

 

Armed Robbery

 

Discharged

19.

 

HCL/02C/2016

The State

V.

Lucky Jonathan & 1 ord.

Criminal conspiracy, Rape abetment and assault

 

Convicted

 

 

 

20.

 

HCL/58c/2014

The State

V.

Gabriel Isah

C. C. &

Armed Robbery

 

Convicted

21.

HCL/21C/2016

The State

V.

Haruna Usman

 

Culpable Homicide punishable with death. S. 221 Penal Code

Convicted awaits Governor’s pleasure

22.

 

HCL/85C/2016

The State

V.

Bala Moh.d Zekeri

C. C. & Armed Robbery

Convicted with 21 years imprisonment

 

23.

 

HCL/26C/2016

The State

V.

Ali Pilam

C. C. & armed Robbery

 

Discharged

24.

HCL/14C/2016

The State

V.

Halilu Dogo

C. C. & Armed Robbery

 

Convicted

25.

 

The State

V.

Iyasu Isah & Saidu Makaji

C. C., Armed Robbery and Kidnapping.

Case struck – out on 11/5/2017 witnesses unavailable to testify.

26.

 

The State

V.

Muh’d Lawal Jauro & 1 ord

C. C. Armed Robbery & Illegal Possession of fire Arm.

 

Convicted

27.

 

The State

V.

Jafaru Jimoh & 4 ors

C. C. Armed Robbery & Illegal Possession of fire Arm.

 

Discharged

 

28.

HCL/127C/2015

The State

V.

Nuru Deen Abubakar

 

Rape

Convicted and Sentences to life imprisonment

 

 

 

29.

 

HCL/10C/2016

The State

V.

Abdulkudus Nasiru

 

Convicted and Sentences to 12 years imprisonment

 

30.

HCL/01C/2016

The State

V.

Shehu Mallam

 

Discharged and acquitted.

 

31.

HCL/129C/2015

The State

V.

Isah Yakubu

 

Discharged and acquitted.

 

32.

HCL/90C/2016

The State

V.

Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim

 

Discharged and acquitted.

 

33.

HCL/03C/2014

The State

V.

David Ojilo

 

Discharged and acquitted.

 

34.

 

The State

V.

Gabriel Isah & 2ors

Criminal breach of trust conspiracy and theft

1st and 2nd accused persons convicted 3rd accused discharged and convicted

 

35.

HCL/114C/2016

The State

Vs.

Isah Moh’d Pmaye

 

Armed Robbery

Judgment Delivered

Accused Discharged and Acquitted

 

 

 

 

 

36.

HCL/92C/2016

The State

Vs.

Mohammed Ademu

 

 

Culpable Homicide

Judgment Delivered

Accused Discharged and Acquitted

 

37.

HCL/65C/2014

The State

Vs.

Monday Ali

 

Culpable Homicide

Convicted and sentenced to death

 

38.

HH

HCL/38C/2016

The

Vs.

Ibrahim Yusuf

 

Kidnapping

 

Discharged and Acquitted

 

 

 

LIST OF CONCLUDED CASES IN CIVIL PROCESSES

S/N

SUIT NO.

PARTIES

REMARKS

 

1.

 

Alhaji Mohammed I. Ametingo

Vs.

Executive Governor of Kogi State

 

 

Suit dismissed

 

2.

HCL/101M/2017

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris

Vs.

Governor of Kogi State

 

Suit dismissed

3.

HCL/ 88M/2017

Captain Idris Ichalla Wada

Vs.

Justice Wada Abubakar and 8 ors

 

Suit dismissed

4.

 

               

                Ruben Ilemona

Vs

Kogi State Governor & ors

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the claimants. 13/3/2017.

5.

 

 

Prof. O. Jegede

Vs.

Kogi State Governor

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the  claimants 13/3/2017.

6.

 

 

Air Commander Onekutu

Vs.

Kogi State Governor

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the  claimants 13/3/2017.

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

Kogi State Governor

Vs.

Air Commander Abdullahi & ors

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the  claimants 13/3/2017.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

B. O. Ali

Vs.

Kogi State Governor & Ors

 

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the  claimants  13/3/2017.

 

 

9.

 

 

Laycel Nig Ltd

Vs.

Kogi State Governor & Ors

 

 

Consent Judgement entered at the instance of the  claimants 13/3/2017.

 

 

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