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Court sentence man to 21 years imprisonment for robbing a woman of her handbag

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A Lagos State High Court has sentenced a man identified as Sodiq Adetayo to 21 years’ imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for robbing a 38-year-old schoolteacher, Mrs. Kabirat Kazeem, of her handbag containing valuables.

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, who handed down the sentence, found Adetayo guilty of one count of robbery though the police had charged him with armed robbery.

The judge said the charge of armed robbery could not be sustained against Adetayo because the policeman that apprehended him failed to recover the knife allegedly used by the convict to commit the crime.

Justice Ipaye held, “I am satisfied that the prosecution has proven the charge of robbery beyond reasonable doubt.

“I find you, Sodiq Adetayo, guilty of one count of robbery contrary to Section 294 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

“Undoubtedly, the convict was a victim of his poor background; however, resorting to crime is not the way out.

“I hereby sentence you to 21 years imprisonment.”

The prosecutor, Mr. B.T. Boye, had told the court that Adetayo committed the offence under the Anthony Bridge, Lagos, on February 10, 2015, around 6.30am.

According to the prosecution, the convict attacked Kazeem under the Anthony Bridge on her way to her place of work and dispossessed her of her handbag that contained her mobile phone, ATM card, I.D. card and some cash.

The prosecution told the court that the convict threatened Kazeem with a knife while demanding her bag.

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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