A 28-year-old man, identified as Musibau Okunola, was arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday for alleged unlawful possession of 22 goats.
The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mireti Wilson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 28, 2016 at about 3:50am within Osogbo metropolis in Osun State.
Wilson said the accused was arrested while conveying the 22 goats in a bus with registration number KJA 178 XE, and was unable to give satisfactory explanation of the ownership of the animals.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 517 and 430(1) of the criminal code cap 34 Vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and his counsel, Mr Ato Atobatele, prayed the court to grant him bail in liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Olubukola Awodele granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Awodele said the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction, show evidence of tax payment, attach affidavit of means and provide two passport photographs. The case was adjourned to November 13 for hearing.
Meanwhile, the Police in Kano on Friday also arraigned a 25-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, before a Kano Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a nine-year-old rice-cake (Masa) seller.
Musa, who resides at Saje Village in Bichi local government area of the state is being tried on a one-count charge of rape.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case to August 10 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Pogu Lale, had told the court that one Bashir Ado of the same address reported the case at Bichi police Division on July 27, 2017.
“The defendant deceived and lured her into his shop situated at Saje Village and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her,” he said.
Source: ( NAN )
FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.
According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.
The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.
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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”
This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.
Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River
Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.
The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.
The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.
He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.
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