Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Four inmates released in Kogi

19 March 2014, 22:43

Kogi - The Chief Judge Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on Tuesday released four awaiting trial inmates and granted bail to one for unjust and illegal incarceration at the Medium Security Prison, Kabba.

The beneficiaries included Joseph Kashuwa, Safiu Lawal, Isiaka Mohammed and Mohammed Tambuyah while Mohammed Haruna was granted bail.

Ajanah said the continuous incarceration of Kashuwa was unjustifiable as the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had issued an advice for his release in November last year.

He said the DPP had said there was no prima facie case established against him.

The chief judge wondered why he was left in detention in spite of the legal advice exonerating him of any wrong doing and therefore ordered his release.

Lawal, who was charged with criminal trespass and being in possession of items suspected to be stolen, had not been taken to court since June 2013.

Ajanah said the police and the DPP were not aware of the case, adding that the action contravened the letters and spirit of the constitution.

He ordered his unconditional release.

Isiaka Mohammed and Mohammed Tambuyah were both charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and an attempt to steal.

The chief judge, however, ordered their release as the police’s First Information Report (FIR) did not say what they wanted to steal or whether they actually stole anything.

The prison had 54 inmates made up of 28 convicts and the 26 awaiting trial.

Ajanah commended the people of the area for the prevailing low crime rate.

He urged the public and law enforcement agencies to sustain the peace, saying it was fundamental to the development of any society.


For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Tags kogi inmates

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...