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For Stealing a China Blackberry Phone, Man Gets 3 Years in Jail without an Option of Fine



justiceA 23-year-old man simply identified as Adepoju Jamiu has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a China BlackBerry phone worth N17,000.

Jamiu was sentenced by an Ikare Magistrate’s Court in Ondo state for stealing the phone from one Suleiman Asimiyi. This offence, according to police prosecutor, Aigbojie Amileomen, violates Section 383(1) volume one, of criminal laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The police prosecutor reportedly said the accused committed the offence in November 2012 at Olukare Central Mosque, Inu Odi, Okela, Ikare.

On his own part, the accused, without any fuss, pleaded guilty as charged and was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison without an option of fine by the Chief Magistrate, Sunday Adeniyan, who presided over the case.

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  1. reality

    January 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

    haha…pathetic! But they do nothing serious to the real thieves—check out that guy that diverted bout #23bn police pension funds…nonsense #JURISPRUDENCE

  2. Baban Mustapha

    January 30, 2013 at 11:05 am

    One man stole N23bl, he was sentenced to prison for 2 years, another man stole a phone of N17,000; he was sentenced to spend 3 years in prison. What kind of nonsense is that????

  3. idris

    January 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

    The man that stole N23bn and was sentenced for 2 yrs, had an option of chicken change fine (compared to the stolen amount). He paid instantly and was set free. This poor man will server 3 yrs jail for stealing N17k phone wt no option. God will punish Nigerian judges!

  4. cynty4real

    January 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    That is Naija fr u. Na only poor man dey go prison fr we country.

  5. Mr Ted

    January 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    9JA…Me i dey shame oh..3 Years 4 17k? Y d man who stole 23billion got a two year jail term..Guez d law is incapacitant!

  6. adeyinka

    January 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Wot aren’t nonsense is dis but why is it dat 9ja judge are alwais pass d heavy hammer of d law on d poor and d real robber got plead bargain wit option of fine.some1 stole #23bl and was sentence 2 2yrs wit and option of 750k. anoda stole china bb of 17k and sentence 2 5yrs wit any option,d judicial system is corrupt haahaa

  7. steve

    January 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Lol! Nigerian Law does not recognise big thieves only d small petty ones. Go to our prison and see d calibre of thieves d law catches up wit. LESSON: if u must steal in Naija, make sure u still billions that way u get a meagre sentence without any option of fine. REASON: the Judge is also in dat league of big thieves hence they sympathize wit their own. *smh#

  8. don Luciano

    January 31, 2013 at 2:46 am

    @NigeriaNewsdesk: Ibadan NBA says the two years prison sentence handed to former Police Pension Board Director, John Yusufu, by an Abuja Court is ridiculous. This is happening- 2yrs jail penalty for pension thief and 3 yrs for a 17K theif.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report



Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”


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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter



Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”


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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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