Al-Mustapha’s trial:Group uncovers the long list of Justice Dada’s ‘victims’



Apparently determined to prove that Major Hamza Al-Mustapha did not a get  a fair trial,an international human rights group, Justice for All has sent a petition with details of what it said was an exhaustive investigation on judgment over a ten year period of the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Dada. The petition which was sent to National Judicial Council, the Presidency and the National Assembly, said Justice Dada earned the “Madam Conviction” on account of highly flawed judgment of 24 people she convicted to death.

In a petition signed by Alonso Gonzales,secretary general of the Netherlands-based Justice for All, the group calls for the review of judgments passed by justice Dada, which amounted to miscarriage of justice.

Earlier this year,precisely  on 30th January, 2012, Justice Dada passed death sentence on Major Hamza Al-mustapha and Alh. Abdul-lateef Shofolahan, which elicited a mixed bag of national and international reaction and condemnation.

Click the link below   for the list of those the group said are victims of ‘Madam Conviction’

Click here for the full list of The Victims and their alleged offences

 

S/No NAME ALLEDGED OFFENCE CHARGE NO. DATE SENTECED SENTENCE REMARK
1. Idowu Kalejaye Armed Robbery ID/155C/09 28-06-2011 Death Conviction was based on confessional statement obtained through torture.
2. Taiwo Durojaiye Conspiracy & murder ID/86C/07 21-04-2011 Death Trial judge depended solely on the prosecution. No witness, no IPO
3. Bamidele Patrick Conspiracy & murder ID/86C/07 21-04-2011 Death Trial judge depended solely on the prosecution. No witness, no IPO
4 Ismaila Fatoki Armed Robbery & conspiracy ID/32C/2009 29-03-2011 Death Conviction was based on confessional statement through torture
5. Fabian Matthew Armed Robbery & conspiracy ID/32C/2009 29-03-2011 Death Conviction was based on confessional statement through torture
6. Kingsley Akhabue Armed Robbery & conspiracy ID/32C/2009 29-03-2011 Death Conviction was based on confessional statement through torture
7. Sunday Asumogha Murder ID/72C/08 06-10-2010 Death Trial judge (no witness) relied heavily on hear-say evidence only
8. Umoh Ekpo Armed Robbery ID/129C/06 16-09-2010 Death Conviction was based on confessional statement through torture. No witness, no evidence

 

 

S/No NAME ALLEDGED OFFENCE CHARGE NO. DATE SENTECED SENTENCE REMARK
9. Ligali Adubi Murder ID/170C/07 13-04-2011 Death There was no other witness aside the IPO. Confession was obtained through torture. No evidence
10. Obinna Joe Armed Robbery ID/169C/07 27-04-2010 Death No evidence presented in the court. Conviction was based on the testimony of the complainant (SAN).
11. Gani Onabanjo Armed robbery ID/153C/07 29-10-2009 Death No evidence presented in court. Conviction was based on confessional statement obtained through torture by police. No evidence, no witness
12. Sopuchi Obed Armed robbery & conspiracy LCD/16/2005 28-05-2009 Death Conviction was based on confession obtained through torture by police. No evidence, no witness
13. Otobong Sunday Edet Armed robbery & conspiracy LCD/16/2005 28-05-2009 Death Conviction was based on confession obtained through torture by police. No evidence, no witness

 

 

 

S/No NAME ALLEDGED OFFENCE CHARGE NO. DATE SENTECED SENTENCE REMARK
14 Stanley Ossei Armed robbery & conspiracy ID/25c/2009 03-03-2011 Death Trial judge relied on hear-say evidence. Confession obtained through torture by police. No evidence, no witness.
15. Idris Sanni Armed robbery & conspiracy ID/25c/2009 03-03-2011 Death Trial judge relied on hear-say evidence. Confession obtained through torture by police. No evidence, no witness
16. Mohammed Umaru Armed robbery ID/31C/09 27-09-2011 Death  No evidence tendered in court. Conviction was based on confession obtained through torture.
17. Samuel Peters Manslaughter ID/160C/07 17-03-2010 Life Trial judge relied solely on the prosecution. No witness, no evidence, no IPO
18. Fatai Lawan Manslaughter ID/87C/08 26-01-2011 Life Conviction was based on confession obtained through torture by police. No witness, evidence, no IPO
19. David Awude Manslaughter LCD/95/1999 20-10-2005 Life Trial judge ignored the testimony of the defendant. Said he in self-defence. No evidence, no witness, no IPO
20 Eribo Emmanuel Manslaughter ID/19C/09 01-12-2009 Life Confessional statement was complicated. So even the complainant filed a letter of withdrawal but the trial judge threw it out. No evidence, no IPO

 

 

 

S/No NAME ALLEDGED OFFENCE CHARGE NO. DATE SENTECED SENTENCE REMARK
21. Azubuike Osai Murder LCD/1/99 07-06-2005 Death (commuted to life imprisonment) by the Lagos state Govt. No eye witness except the IPO. There was no pathologist to testify in court. No evidence.
22. Hamza Almustapha  

Murder

 

ID/10/C/09

 

30-01-2012

 

Death

  • No evidence
  • All induced witnesses have revealed how they were contracted and subsequently recanted their earlier “tortured” statements.
  • There were only three witnesses who said nothing against               Al-mustapha.
  • There was directive for conviction against               Al-mustapha since 1999.
  • No IPO, etc, etc.

 

 

 

 

S/No NAME ALLEDGED OFFENCE CHARGE NO. DATE SENTECED SENTENCE REMARK
 

 

23.

 

 

Alh. Abdul-Lateef Shofola han

 

 

 

Murder

 

 

 

ID/10/C/09

 

 

 

30-01-2012

 

 

 

Death

  • No evidence
  • All induced witnesses have revealed how they were contracted and subsequently recanted their earlier “tortured” statements.
  • There were only three witnesses who said nothing against               Al-mustapha.
  • There was directive for conviction against               Al-mustapha since 1999.
  • No IPO, etc, etc.
24 V.574Ganiyat Osumare Murder ID/10/C/09 31-01-2012 Life imprisonment Questionable trial right from arrest, conduct of prosecution leading to trial and sentence. The sentence was passed a day after Dada-judge passed death sentence toAl-mustapha

 

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