Detention of a pregnant/nursing Mother in Prison and Propriety thereof
Posted: 20/03/2018
An expectant mother arrested by members of the Nigerian police force in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State and subsequently arraigned before Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court 6 Modern Market Makurdi via First Information Report (F.I.R) in MCM/70/2017 and Motion MCM/45c6/2018.

alleging the offenses of criminal Conspiracy and Procurement of minor contrary to section 97, and 276 penal code law of Benue State 2004 sometimes in May, 2017 and subsequently remanded in prison on the 2nd May, 2017. During her stay in the prison, she delivered and continued to nurse her baby in the Makurdi prison with no adequate care for baby nor mother. ISSUES FOR DETERMINATION The main issue for determination is whether a pregnant woman can be remanded in prison custody for non capital offenses while police are still investigating her case, while her health and that of the Baby are put at risk. This is more so when the offense alleged is bail-able.
     

Can a decision of Court convicting a Defendant who pleads guilty to a charge, having been deceived by the investigating Police Officer to so do, stand in Law?
Posted: 20/06/2018
Lawyers Alert has contested the decision of an Upper Area Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja convicting two men accused of having carnal intercourse against the order of nature and had consequently been arraigned in the court.
     

Demolition of premises without no alternative provision by government
Posted: 24/10/2018
Demolition of premises without no alternative provision by government

The government of Borno State on June 20, 2018 carried out some demolitions at Galadima Area and Baga Road in Maiduguri metropolis. Among the demolished buildings were residential houses, hotels, shops, businesses, goods and chattels. The consequence of the said demolitions was monumental damage to the owners and occupants of the demolished buildings and property, as a lot of persons have been rendered homeless and jobless.
     

Denial/Abrupt termination of employment
Posted: 24/10/2018
Denial/Abrupt termination of employment

Miss X, a lady who was HIV positive was given employment by a school, Teene Todds Day Nursery School after an interview with the school’s Director for the position of a nurse in the school’s clinic. After Miss X had been sent an offer of employment letter for acceptance..
     

Termination based on HIV status
Posted: 24/10/2018
Termination based on HIV status

Miss A is a qualified Radiographer who was offered a temporary appointment by the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina on March 16, 2015. Some months after Miss A resumed duties, some of her colleagues started taunting her of being a person living with HIV/AIDS. The situation even got so bad that she was being nicknamed “HIV Girl” in her department. She reported this stigmatization and her consequent frustration to her head of department and other authorities but both did nothing about the complaints.
     


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