Category: Metro

Police in Lagos promises top-class security at Olamide Concert

By Oladapo Udom and Jane Adigwe   Lagos  –       Mr Wale Abass, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos, has promised top-class security at the ongoing Olamide concert holding at Teslim Balogun Stadium. Abass, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, said the Police was collaborating with other security outfits to ensure safety and stability at the concert. “I can assure of a free celebration free of violence because we are on ground and have put measures in place to check any excesses. The ACP said that security ... Read more

NSCDC arrests 138 suspects in Nasarawa State

By Isaac Ukpoju Lafia – The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested 138 suspects for allegedly committing various offences in the state within the last one month. The Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, disclosed this on Saturday in Lafia while briefing newsmen on the achievements recorded by the NSCDC within the period. According to him, the offences include: theft, vandalism, rape, fraud and assault among others. He attributed the successes recorded by the corps to the support and cooperation from the members of the public that ... Read more

FRSC pledges safety in Anambra during Yuletide

By Joy Mbachi Awka –   The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated it’s readiness to tackle all traffic challenges associated with the yuletide in Anambra. Mr Sunday Ajayi, Sector Commander of the corps in the state, gave the assurance on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka. Ajayi said that the command had taken measures to ease traffics challenges in the state, especially in the flash points, during and after the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations. According to him, the command has operational vehicles and heavy duty trucks to ensure smooth ... Read more

CP orders arrest of female lawyer over alleged abuse of house help in Lagos

By Moses Omorogieva Lagos –   The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of one Tolu Olaoye, a lawyer, over an alleged violent abuse of her house help, one 15-year-old Abigail Opebiyi . The Spokesman of the Police Command in the state, SP Chike Oti, who confirmed the arrest on Friday to newsmen, said the suspect carried out the offence at No. 5, El Shaddai Crescent, near unique estate, Baruwa, Ipaja area of Lagos. Oti said the suspect, who was in the habit of abusing her house help, inflicted on her serious injury, which ... Read more

Police command in Nasarawa gets new CP

By Isaac Ukpoju Lafia –  Mr Ahmed Bello has assumed duty as new Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State command. The command’s Spokesman, DSP Kennedy Idirisu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lafia that the new police boss, until his posting to the state, was in charge of Homicide Section, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Abuja. Idirisu said CP Bello took over from CP Mohammed Uba-Kura, who had been posted to FCIID Abuja. According to the PPRO, the new commissioner joined Nigeria Police in 1984, spent several of his service years in Police Mobile Force ... Read more

Police nab woman with 187 bags of Indian hemp

By Joseph Edeh Abuja –   The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a Woman, Doris Ossai, with 187 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp in Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday. He said that the arrest followed a coordinated operation by the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad on Dec. 12. “The Inspector-General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad working on active intelligence arrested the suspect on Dec. 12 in Masaka area of Nasarawa Satate,”he said. Moshood added that efforts were being ... Read more

Court Marshal sentences soldier to death over murder

By Rabiu Sani Maiduguri –   Nigerian Army Court Marshal on Friday sentenced a soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, to death over the murder of five civilians at Yamteke community of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. The President of the court, Brig.-Gen. Gbemiga Adesina, said at its sitting in Maiduguri that Godwin was charged with murder punishable under Section 106 (a) of the Armed Forces Act (Cap A-20), Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), 2004. Adesina said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the soldier committed the offence and guilty as charged. He added ... Read more

Police arraign businessman in court for alleged cheating

Abuja   –       A businessman, Daniel Datti, on Friday, appeared before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged cheating. Datti is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Police Prosecutor, Haruna Musa, told the court that one Hannatu Zira of Life camp, Abuja reported the matter at the Wuse Police Station on Nov. 17. “Sometimes in February, the complainant entrusted the sum of four million naira to the defendant and one Gloria Musa, who is now at large for purchase of a plot of farmland situated at ... Read more

Man, 20, bags 6 months imprisonment for theft

By Joy Kaka Abuja   –    A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Friday sentenced Geoffrey Jonathan‎ to six months in prison for theft and Muktari Shuabu to nine months in prison for receiving stolen property. The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, however gave Jonathan an option of N10,000 fine, while  Shuabu got an option of N20,000 fine. He warned the convicts to desist from committing crime and be of good behaviour. Jonathan, a 20-year-old guard and Shuabu, 30-year-old businessman of Kubwa village, Abuja, were sentenced for joint act, theft and receiving stolen property.‎ ‎ The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the ... Read more

‘How I lured, raped, killed female corper’

  Ogun State   –    A  driving instructor, Festus Udoh, has narrated how he lured a 23-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Miss Modupe Kawose, into a bush at Mawuko, in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. He said he raped and strangled her in the bush. Kawose had registered in a driving school, Lizzy Driving School, while the suspect worked with the outfit. The suspect was paraded at the scene of the crime on Thursday by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Iliyasu Ahmed. Udoh said the victim called her on Saturday, demanding her learner’s permit, and he ... Read more

Security guard, 40 arriagned for allegedly raping girl,16

A 40-year-old security guard, Salisu Yakubu, who allegedly raped a teenager appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday. Yakubu, who resides at No. 1, Chike Street, Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape. The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 10, at the accused residence. Ogu said that the 16-year-old girl was sent on an errand by her mother when the accused, who lives in the same street with her, blocked her. “The accused covered her mouth and carried her to his room where he raped ... Read more

NGO urges FG to create enabling environment for entrepreneurs to thrive

By Salisu Sani-Idris Abuja – Creative Enterprise for Development Initiative, an NGO, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to create enabling environment and policies that would allow entrepreneurs to thrive in the country. Mr Ayodele Sebiotimo, Founder of the NGO, gave the advice at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Youth Organisation for Self-Sustenance in Nigeria (YOS), an NGO, in Abuja. The theme of the programme was: “Unifying our Generation to focus on Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation for all inclusion National Efficiency, Rather than Unfruitful Agitations, Political and Ethnical Division.” He stressed the need for government to address factors restraining ... Read more

FRSC reassures motorists, other road users in Ebonyi of safety

By Douglas Okoro   Ezillo   –    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide. Its Ebonyi, Nkalagu Unit Commander , Mr Kehinde Ayuba, gave the assurances in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ezillo, in Ishielu Local Government Area. He said the command had launched the 2017 end of the year sensitisation campaigns aimed at creating awareness among motorists and other road users. Ayuba urged drivers to shun acts that could ... Read more

Court strikes out divorce case for absence of parties

By Judith Ezeudogu   Abuja,   –     A Nyanya Customary Court, Abuja, on Thursday, struck out a divorce case, filed by Mrs Peace Asuquo, praying the court to dissolve her marriage because of her husband’s relationship with different women. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that when the case came up for hearing, none of the parties was in the court. Mr Jemilu Jega, who presided over the court, said that the parties had not been present in court for three sittings. According to him, since the two parties are not in the court for the hearing of their case, ... Read more

NSCDC inaugurates Task Force on fuel distribution in Kano State

Kano – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kano State Command, on Thursday, inaugurated a Task Force Committee to monitor distribution and sales of fuel in the state. Mr Aliyu Mohammed, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, said the setting up of the committee followed the directive of the Commandant General, Mr Abdullahi Mohammed Gana. According to him, the seven-member committee will work with the officials of the PPMC, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) so as to restore normal distribution and sales of the commodity at official price. He said the committee ... Read more

Save your loved ones the agony of grieving during Yuletide, FRSC advises motorists

By Kazeem Akande, Lagos –   The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised the motorists to drive safely by obeying traffic rules so as to save their loved ones from the agony of grieving during the festive periods. Mr Shehu Zaki, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer for Ogun and Lagos States, gave this advice during a sensitisation programme for motorists at Mowe/Reedemed Camp on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday. Zaki, who was represented by Mr Clement Oladele, FRSC Ogun Sector Commander, advised the motorists to avoid night traveling for safety purpose. “Celebrations cannot be completed if you dont arrive safely, please ... Read more

CP urges PCRC to volunteer intelligence information on criminals in Enugu State

By Stanley Nwanosike Enugu – The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, has urged members of the Police Community Relations Committee [PCRC] to do more on volunteering intelligence information on criminals in the state. Danmallam made the call while flagging off the Multi-purpose Secretariat of the PCRC Enugu State Police Command on Wednesday at the police headquarters, Enugu. He noted that although Enugu remained one of the safest states in the country, there was need for the command to be ahead of miscreants and hoodlums. “I must appreciate you people on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, ... Read more

Police corporal kills bus driver, arrested in Ekiti

Ariwodola Idowu Ado Ekiti –  The Police Command in Ekiti has arrested one of its men, Cpl. Ayodele Famodimu, who allegedly shot dead a commercial driver on Tuesday. The police spokesperson, SP Alberto Adeyemi, told newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the incident occurred in Oye Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state. Adeyemi said the policeman killed the bus driver at a checkpoint. “He is already facing departmental orderly room trial and when the trial is concluded, he will simply be dismissed after which he will be charged to court,” he said. An anonymous eye witness had ... Read more

CSOs, NGOs, condemn Bill for establishment of NGO regulatory commission

By EricJames Ochigbo Abuja –  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on Wednesday, condemned the Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Non- Governmental Organisation Regulatory Commission. The NGOs and CSOs unanimously condemned the bill during the public hearing at the House of Representatives organised by the House Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners in Abuja. The bill which seeks the supervision, co-ordination and monitoring of NGOs and CSOs was strongly also rejected by other stakeholders. The stakeholders said the bill threatened freedom of speech and association, adding that the commission would be ... Read more

Police arrest 41 armed robbery suspects, recover 12 guns in Kebbi

By Ibrahim Bello Birnin Kebbi –    The Police Command in Kebbi has arrested 41 armed robbery suspects and recovered 12 locally made guns, four live amunition and nine cartridges from January to December. The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kabiru,  told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that the suspects were charged to court and remanded in prison custody pending final trial. Kabiru said six motor vehicles and seven motor vehicle snatchers were also arrested and charged to court for prosecution during the period. ” The command recovered 16 motorcycles and all cases were charged to court and suspects ... Read more

NSCDC clamps on roadside petrol hawkers in Jigawa

By Muhammad Bashir Dutse –   The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, said it had set up a Monitoring Team to check the activities of illegal roadside petrol hawkers in the state. DSC Adamu Shehu, the Spokesman of the command, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday. Shehu said the measure was taken after the command noticed that petrol hawkers had resurfaced and taken over most streets in Dutse, the state capital, and other major towns in the state. He said that street hawking of petrol was ... Read more

Court sentences Tailor to 6 months imprisonment for stabbing man

Jos   –   A main market Magistrates’ court, at Lugard road, Jos on Wednesday sentenced one Zubairu Dauda, a tailor, to six months imprisonment for stabbing one Usman Mohammed. The Presiding Magistrate, Jovita Binjin, sentenced Dauda after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of causing grievous hurt. Binjin, however, gave the convict, who resides at Nassarawa Gwong, Jos, an option of N10, 000 fine. Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Ezra Ishaya, told the court that, one Mohammed Ubale, a resident of Rikkos in Jos, reported the case at Nassarawa Gwong Police Station on Oct. 26. Ishaya said that the complainant, father ... Read more

NSCDC sets up task force on fuel scarcity in Niger

By Aminu Ahmed Garko Minna – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger command, has set up a task force to monitor the sales and distribution of petroleum products in the state. Mr Philip Ayuba, Commandant of the Corps, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Minna. “The task force will liaise with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to track movement of petroleum products meant for the state from loading points to final destinations,’’ Ayuba said. He said that the 10-man task force was headed by ASP Peter Doma ... Read more

Man, 18, docked for alleged theft of generator

By Ige Adekunle Sango-Ota    –     The police on Tuesday arraigned 18-year-old man, Badmus Quadri in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over housebreaking and theft of Tiger generator valued at N10,000. Quadri, who live at No. 18 Ademola Street, Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, is facing two-count charge of stealing and burglary. The Prosecutor, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Dec. 4 at about 8 a.m. At Ouse Village, Ota. Mustapha said that the defendant unlawfully broke into the house of Joshua Babalola and stole a Tiger generator valued at N10,000. He said that the offences contravened sections ... Read more

Yuletide: NSCDC in Niger deploys 2,600 security personnel — Commandant

By Aminu Ahmed Garko Minna –   The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Niger Command, says it has deployed 2,600 security personnel to maintain peace and order during and after the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations. The Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday. He said that plain-clothes security personnel had been deployed to all motor parks, churches, public buildings and recreational centres, to gather intelligence reports that would improve security in the state. The commandant assured residents of the state that the security measures already ... Read more

Police investigate man’s death in burrow pit in Enugu State

By Maureen Ojinaka   Enugu   –    The Police Command in Enugu State is investigating the alleged death of a man identified as Ezekiel Nwamkpa, in a burrow pit incident in Udi Local Government Area. The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday that the incident took place at Amagu village of Nsude community. Amaraizu said that the incident happened on Dec. 7 at about 12 noon. “Tragedy struck on Dec. 7 which threw the entire village of Umuezeani of Nsude in Udi Local Government Area into mourning mood as Nwamkpa, 30, was alleged to ... Read more

Dust haze, fog weather will prevail on Tuesday – NiMet

By Sumaila Ogbaje Abuja –   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather over the central states of the country on Tuesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Monday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius and 15 to 24 degrees Celsius, respectively. It predicted horizontal visibility range of three to five kilometres and localised visibility of less than 1,000 metres over Lafia and Yola axis throughout the forecast period. The agency predicted dust haze conditions over the south inland cities with ... Read more

FRSC records 75% compliance in Speed Limiter installation in Anambra

By Chimezie Anaso Awka –  The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra says it has recorded 75 per cent compliance in the installation of the Speed Limiting Device among fleet operators in the state. Mr Sunday Ajayi, Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, disclosed this in Awka on Tuesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ajayi said awareness, sensitisation and enforcement activities in the command since the commencement of the policy had been successful. He said in spite of the early resistance, the fleet operators had keyed into the programme having seen the immense ... Read more

Woman seeks divorce as husband impregnates another

By Deborah Akpede   Lagos    –      A 36-year-old petty trader, Mrs Elizabeth Shofunde, who claimed that her husband impregnated another woman, on Monday prayed an Igando Customary court in Lagos to dissolve her marriage. Shofunde told the court that her husband, Babatunde, abandoned his matrimonial home to live with the woman. The mother of three submitted that she was fed up with the 11-year-old union because of Babatunde’s behaviour “My husband abandoned us after he impregnated another woman; it is now three years he left us; he refused to pay the children’s school fees and house rent,’’ she said. Elizabeth ... Read more

Court jails 21-year-old for impersonating army man

Jos   –     A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Mohammed Ahmed, who impersonated an army man. Chief Magistrate Jovita Binjin sentenced Ahmed to six months imprisonment following his guilty plea. Binjin, however, gave the convict a fine of N5,000, and hoped that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmed had pleaded for leniency, saying that he was deceived by the devil. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Doghva Kasuwa, Ahmed impersonated an army man on Oct. 27 at the Nassara Police Station. “The ... Read more

3 in court for allegedly stealing properties worth N1.47m

By Oluwatope Lawanson   Lagos   –     Three men who allegedly stole household items worth N1.470million were on Monday arraigned before Chief Magistrate A.O. Layinka of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused are: Musa Abba, 49, a resident of Lagos, as well as Lawal Suleiman, 42, and Adebayo Samuel,48, both residents of Matogun area of Ogun . The trio are standing trial on a three-count charge of burglary, stealing and receiving stolen goods. The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that Abba, who was employed as a security stole some household equipment from one Oseni Rasaki, the ... Read more

Lives: FRSC commends HEI for saving over 200 accident victims

By Kazeem Akande,   Lagos   –    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commended the Health Emergency Initiative (HEI) for giving prompt support and assistance to save the lives of over 200 accident victims in the last two years. Mr Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the commendation on Sunday during a “ Five-kilometre Walk, Carnival and Charity programme’’ organised by HEI in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that HEI is a non-profit making organization established to assist victims of road accidents by offsetting their hospital bills. The walk was sponsored by Price ... Read more

Police allegedly arrest 3 NUBIFIE officials in Lagos

By Chinyere Bassey Lagos –   Key officials of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) were on Friday allegedly arrested by the Police in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered from other officials of the union, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that some armed policemen stormed the National Secretariat of NUBIFIE and arrested three officials of the union. The officials confirmed that the three union executives were allegedly arrested on the instruction of the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige. They gave the names of those arrested as the ... Read more

Court sentences Indian businessman, aide to death for brutal rape, murder of housemaid

New Delhi – A special court has sentenced an Indian businessman and his domestic help to death for the brutal rape and murder of a 25-year-old housemaid in their home in Noida city on the outskirts of the national capital in 2006. The court of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pronounced the quantum of punishment, a day after holding businessman Maninder Pandher and his aide Surinder Koli guilty in the crime they had committed in their house in Nithari village in Noida. This was the ninth of a total of 16 cases in the macabre serial killings that took ... Read more

PDP convention: FRSC warns of traffic buildup in Abuja

By Harrison Arubu Abuja –  The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned of an impending traffic buildup in Abuja occasioned by Saturday’s national convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. Kazeem said an increase in vehicular and human traffic was expected in roads around the Eagle Square, venue of the convention. He stressed the need for motorists and other road users to be cautious, patient and cooperative with traffic management officials during the event. He, however, ... Read more

Police arrest 28 suspected kidnappers, armed robbery gang

By Joseph Edeh Abuja –  The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 28 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger. The suspects are: Yusuf Adamu, gang leader, Bello Salisu, Jafar Salisu, Hamza Usman, Mohammed Abdullahi, Umar Ibrahim, Jibrin Adamu, Abdullahi Abubakar, Ismail Mammam, Usman Adamu and Ibrahim Shehu. Others are: Hassan Salisu, Stephen Dung, Datchun Chodi, Fom Haruna, Yakubu Chollom, Mike Aboy, Nehemiah Duniya,Augustine Pam, Yusuf Boyi, Elijah Pam, Abdullahi Ibrahim, David Andy, Muazu Useni, Usman Shaibu, Olawale Ariyo, Daudu Garba and Aliyu Bahago. The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, ... Read more

Court stops FG, EFCC from crippling AITEO operations

By Wandoo Sombo Abuja –   The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, restrained the Federal Government from taking steps that may cripple the operations and freezing the accounts of AITEO Eastern E & P Company Limited. Justice Gabriel Kolawole made the order after he entertained an ex parte motion filed by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on behalf of the company. AITEO, a Limited Liability Company, is a major player in the upstream sector of the Nigeria’s oil industry. It is also a joint operator of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29, an asset which is jointly owned by the firm and ... Read more

Police arrest 15 suspects, recover arms, 151 cows, others in Zamfara

By Ishaq Zaki Gusau –   The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested 15 suspects for various crimes in the state and recovered arms, 151 cows and 29 sheep. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, disclosed this in Gusau on Friday. Ebrimson said the Anti-Cattle Rustling Squad of the command had arrested five suspected cattle rustlers (names withheld). He said the suspects were currently in police custody assisting in investigations, while the recovered cows and sheep had been handed over to the State’s Peace and Reconciliation Committee. “Another suspect was arrested through the ongoing Operation Sharan Daji, with a ... Read more

Dust haze, cloudy skies to prevail on Saturday – NiMet

By Sumaila Ogbaje Abuja –   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions over the central states of the country on Saturday with horizontal visibility range of two to five kilometres. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 38 and 11 to 23 degrees Celsius respectively. It also predicted that isolated visibility range of less than 1000m would prevail over cities like Kaduna, Minna, Gombe, Yola and Bauchi axis throughout the forecast period. The agency predicted that the southern ... Read more

Man, 22, gets N50,000 bail over alleged theft of shirts worth N8000

By Funmilola Gboteku   Lagos   –     A 22-year-old man, Jamiu Habeeb, who allegedly stole 10 shirts worth N8000 from a trader, Mohammed Isah, was on Friday in Lagos granted a N50,000 bail. The Senior Magistrate, Mr M.A. Etti, who gave the ruling at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, ordered the accused to provide one surety as part of the bail conditions. Etti said the surety must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payments to the Lagos State Government. The accused, who entered a ‘not guilty’ plea, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. Earlier, ... Read more