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Minor Jailed For Stealing Blackberry Phone

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An FCT Senior Magistrates’ Court in Karu on Monday sentenced a 16-year-old boy (name withheld) to seven days imprisonment for stealing a Blackberry phone worth N50,000.

The minor, who lived at Karu village, was arraigned by the police before Senior Magistrate Sharon Tanko on a one-count charge of theft.

Tanko sentenced the accused after he pleaded guilty to the offence as well as for leniency.

According to her, the accused pleaded guilty to the offence and sounded remorseful.

“The law has to take its course on him.

“The prosecutor just informed the court that the accused has no previous criminal record, but he must be punished to serve as deterrent to similar offenders out there.

“I hereby exercise my discretion by sentencing the accused to seven days imprisonment or option of N2,000 fine.

“Any aggrieved party not satisfied by the judgement has 30 days to file an appeal,” she ruled.

The defence counsel, Mr G.T Adegbite, who offered a pro-bono service in the matter, asked the court to temper justice with mercy considering the age of the accused as a teenager.

“The principle of Bonafide Vacantia should be applied to the alleged stolen phone because the accused said he found the phone on the ground and sold it.

“The prosecutor should prove his case beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the alleged offence instead of relying on his plea to strengthen this case.

“I urge the court to discharge the accused by striking out the matter, as there is no enough evidence for the court to tailor its discretion in favour of the prosecution,” he said.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Stephen Eimogan of Karu Police Station had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on June 6.

Eimogan said the convict stole a Blackberry phone belonging to one Suleiman Aliyu of Defence Headquarters, Abuja, inside his car and sold it at N2,500.

He said the boy confessed during interrogation in the station that he committed the crime but could not identify the person he sold the phone to so as to recover it.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 286 of the Penal Code. [NAN]

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  1. BISU

    June 17, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Heeey na wa for this country o!. Why ebi say nigeria no fit talk the truth? Na una know o!

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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