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How Female Tenant Who Slapped Her Landlord’s Son During Argument Landed Herself In Hot Soup

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A businesswoman, Joy Ikechukwu, who allegedly assaulted her landlord’s son, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The 40-year-old Ikechukwu, who resides at Alagbado area of Lagos, is facing a three-count of breach of peace, assault and damage of property.

The woman committed the offences on March 9 at the tenement building where she lives, the Police prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court.

He alleged that the accused assaulted the complainant, Mr Emmanuel Onuchukwu, 35, by slapping him repeatedly.

According to Ayorinde, the accused slapped the complainant when he stopped her from burning down his father’s house after she had succeeded in burning down the fence.

“The accused wanted to set the house ablaze because the landlord arrested her for burning refuse in the compound.

“She was released and was warned not to do that again, but when she got home, she brought out fuel to burn the entire building,’’ he said.

Ayorinde said the case was reported to the police and the accused was re-arrested.

The offences contravened Sections 168, 172 and 339 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 340 prescribes 14-year jail term for attempt to commit arson.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment, she ruled.

She adjourned the case until May 30 for mention.

(NAN)

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

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In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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