A middle-aged man, identified as Murtala Abdullahi, has been remanded in the Katsina Prison till February 26, 2018 for allegedly murdering his uncle, identified as Ahmed Umar, while the victim was asleep.
The case was a Kaduna State magistrate’s court presided over by Hajiya Falila Dikko made the remand order after Abdullahi was arraigned before her on Thursday.
The prosecution told the magistrate that Abdullahi of Gidan Goma, Bazanga village in the Danja Local Government Area of the state,allegedly stabbed his uncle many times in different parts of the body, leading to the uncle’s death.
The incident was said to have happened on December 8, 2017.
Both Abdullahi and the uncle were reported to have slept in the same room when the accused suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and allegedly stabbed the deceased with a knife.
The police said the accused did not give any reason for his action, adding that Umar died before any help could reach him.
It was gathered that one Aminu Umaru, who resided in the same house with Abdullahi and the deceased, reported the incident at Danja police station.
Abdullahi was consequently arraigned before the court for culpable homicide which the police said was contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that investigation was still ongoing and prayed for an adjournment.
The court adjourned the matter till February 26, next year.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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