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Man assaults maid for eating food with meat

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The level of child abuse in the country is still on the rise, the latest was the case of a man identified as, Mr. Olanrewaju Bakare, who was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly brutalising a 15-year-old girl, identified only as Alaba.

It was gathered that the victim had been taken by her parents to Ibadan, Oyo State, to live with her aunt, who shortly afterwards took her to stay with Bakare and his family on Lowa Estate, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Bakare was said to have promised to take care of the victim for the time he would serve his family, adding that he would send her to a vocational centre.

The suspect was alleged to have reneged on the promise.

It was learnt that on April 24, 2017, some neighbours heard the cry of the teenager and intervened.

A neighbour, who did not want to be identified, said, “She started living with the man and his wife not quite long; but we always heard her cry. When she started crying again this time, we intervened and asked what happened.

“She said the man used a part of a disused tyre to flog her for eating her meal with a piece of meat after he asked her not to. She said he became angry and hit her, which made her to sustain injuries on different parts of her body.”

The neighbour said residents alerted officials of the Office of the Public Defender in Ita Elewa, Ikorodu.

An official of the OPD, who did not want to be identified, said on receipt of the information, the agency alerted the police to join in the rescue of the victim.

He said, “Preliminary investigation showed that the girl’s mother took her to live with her aunt in Ibadan. She didn’t stay long with the aunt before she was taken to live with this couple who had two children.

“They promised to take her to a vocational school where she would learn hairdressing, but they never did.  Things turned out worse for Alaba, as she was always being abused and maltreated by Mr. Lanre (Bakare).  She was rescued by neighbours who heard her cry on the day she was flogged with part of a disused tyre.”

The Director of OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, lauded the cooperation of members of the public in the arrest of the suspect.

She said, “We will continue to resist child abuse and child labour in Lagos State. I appeal to residents to continue to blow the whistle on their neighbours who are violating the law. This way, the society will be better fr it.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

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At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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