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Court jails secondary school student over threat to kill teacher

A secondary school student, Segun Dosumu, is to spend three weeks in jail with hard labour for threatening to kill one of his teachers.

This is as an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court found the 20-year-old student guilty of the charge preferrred against him on Thursday.

Dosumu, a resident of Iboro area of Ogun State, was said to have pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him in court.

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As a result, the Magistrate, Mr S. S. Sotayo, after reviewing the facts of the case presented before him by the Prosecutor, ASP Wale Diyaolu, convicted Dosumu, but with an option of N200,000 fine.

According to the Magisterate, all the evidences before the court had proven beyond any reasonable doubt that Dosumu was guilty of the crime as charged, even aside his admission of guilt.

The prosecutor, Diyaolu, had earlier informed the court that the convict committed the offence on Tuesday at Eyinni Comprehensive High School, Iboro Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Diyaolu had disclosed that the SSS3 student threatened to kill or injure the teacher, identified as Mr Ismail Fadeyi, with a broken bottle.

The offence, Diyaolu maintained, contravened Section 86 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

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Jigawa Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing his uncle

A Jigawa State High Court sitting in Hadejia, on Friday, sentenced one Magaji Husseini Lushe to death by hanging for killing his uncle.

Presiding Judge, Justice Ado Yusuf Birnin kudu said Magaji Husseini Lushe of Rigar Didi Lamido village in KiriKaksamma Local Government Area was arraigned before the court for killing his uncle Muhammad Alhaji Amadu with a knife.

He said the convict made a confessional statement before the court that he deliberately committed the offence under influence of hard drugs.

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Justice Ado Yusuf said the offence was contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code law of 2014 as amended.

He l, therefore, convicted him and sentenced to death by hanging.

Meanwhile Justice Ado Yusuf has also sentenced one Sa`idu Zakar Hadejia to life imprisonment for raping an eleven year old girl in Hadejia.

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During his trial, the convict confessed to have committed the offence in addition to prosecution witness.

Delivering Judgment, Justice Ado Yusuf said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Sa`idu Zakar committed the offence which is contrary to section 283 of the Penal Code law of 2014 as amended.

He, therefore, sentenced him to death by hanging.

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NSCDC arrest thugs with dangerous weapon in foiled Katsina school attack

Four suspected thugs armed with dangerous weapons have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, while attempting to break into Adamu Danbaffale Model Secondary School located at Dumukur in Maiadua LGA of Katsina State on Friday.

DSC Mohammed Tukur Abdara, the Civil Defence Public Relations Officer in the state, disclosed this in a press statement duly signed on behalf of the state commandant, Mohammed Sanusi Bello and dispatched to DAILY POST on Friday.

The identity of the suspects who are all from Daura town as contained in the statement are as follows: Musa Idris, 18 years of Fanfon Malam Ashura Quarters, Daura town; Habibu Salisu ‘M’ 18 years of Rahamawa quarters, Daura town; Umar Bashir ‘M’ 18 years of Rahamawa quarters Daura Town; and Yahaya Badamasi ‘M’ 20 years of Chedi quarters Daura Town.

According to the statement, while trying to break into the school premises, the hoodlums attacked one of the civil defence officers stationed in the school with machetes. Notwithstanding, the Civil Defence operatives were able to subdue the hoodlums and have since handed them over to the command headquarters for further interrogations.

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In his remark, Bello, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, assured the good people of Katsina state of the Command’s readiness to protect schools in the state from any form of attack, in line with the NSCDC safe school initiatives. He however reminded members of the public that they have a very important role to play in assisting security agencies with credible information to help them get rid of criminals and protect lives and properties of the citizenry in the state.

In the same light, Bello warned criminal elements to stay off schools, private and public properties as the command will not relent in its effort to find them and bring them to justice.

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The statement reads in part:

“As part of the safe school initiative of the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni, the Katsina Command has successfully arrested four suspected thugs attempting to break into Adamu Danbaffale Model Secondary School, Dumukur Maiadua, LGA Katsina State.

“Our operatives stationed at the school to provide a security cover against attack by criminals gallantly subdued the assailants who initially attempted to criminally trespass into the premises of the school (albeit unsuccessfully) while brandishing dangerous weapons. They also attacked one of our operatives with a machete in an effort to disarm him and break into the school premise.The culprits have been transferred to the Command headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.”

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EPL: Stay in your lane – Evra hits back at Carragher over Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra, has hit back at Liverpool former defender, Jamie Carragher over his comments on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford in a sudden move from Juventus and has kept up his fine goal-scoring record despite United’s struggles this season.

The Portugal international netted twice as United overpowered Arsenal in the Premier League on Thursday, recording his 800th and 801st career goal.

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Despite scoring 12 times across all competitions since rejoining United and keeping the Red Devils in the Champions League, some have criticised the 36-year-old for his work rate off the ball.

Liverpool legend Carragher is one of Ronaldo’s critics and had recently claimed that the Portuguese is a ‘passenger, ’ and would be a ‘massive problem’ should he go an extended run of games without scoring.

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“Some players like Jamie Carragher, he had I think 775 games and Cristiano today scored 801 goals and those type of people talk about Cristiano,” Evra slammed Carragher while speaking on Amazon Prime.

“I think people have to stay in their lane. Some people just wake up and want to talk about Cristiano.”

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EPL: Why I’m converting Saul Niguez to defender – Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel has explained why he has decided to play midfielder Saul Niguez as a defender.

Tuchel said he will now use the Spain International at left wing-back for Chelsea.

Saul has been unable to show his real worth since completing his surprise loan move from Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

The Spaniard only made four appearances for the Blues this season and was subbed off at half time in the 2-1 victory over Watford on Wednesday evening.

Chelsea’s left back, Ben Chilwell may be out for the remainder of the campaign as he may require knee ligament surgery.

This means that Chelsea are now heavily reliant on Marcos Alonso to step up but the German gaffer see Saul as the capable of deputising for Alonso.

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When asked on Friday about the possibility of playing Saul as a wing-back during his press conference ahead of the Blues West Ham tie on Saturday, the former Borussia Dortmund manager said, “Yeah, he’s still adapting.

“He had an early yellow card [against Watford], he was a bit shy to play all-in in the duels.

“For that we lacked a bit of his physicality because he did not want to risk a red card which was a good thing on that evening because we did not want to be one man down.

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“I think that he could play in the wing-back role for us.

“Even if we play a dominant game and an offensive game because he’s very strong in arriving in the opponent’s box, very strong in finishing and has good timing to arrive on the second post with his head.

“We sometimes do this in training, that’s why we have the impression that he could maybe be a good fit. Maybe in the next games we have to try it because Chilly is out long term and a lot of games are coming and we cannot put every game on Marcos’ shoulders.”

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Sylvester Oromoni’s death: FCT Minister told to shut down Abuja school immediately

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the Federal Capital Territory administration to without further delay, shut down Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja, where a female student was reportedly raped to death.

The call followed the shutting down of Dowen College Lagos by the state government over the death of a 12- year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni Junior.

The human rights group also called on the offices of the Federal Attorney General and that of the Minister of Education and the Lagos State’s Attorney General and Education Commission to jointly conduct transparent investigation into the matter to unravel how the boy was murdered.

The 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Junior, a junior student of Dowen College was alleged murdered by suspected students’ cultists in the school.

The boy died after an alleged encounter with some of his co-students who wanted to conscript him into an existing cult group in the college.

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The rights group said that the government must swing into action immediately and unravel.the real.cause of the boy’s death in order to assure the citizens and the World that school children in Nigeria are guaranteed their rights and “are protected from unwarranted bullying, torture, physical assaults, rape and murder by either their fellow students or management staff”.

HURIWA said this in a statement signed by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf which was made available to DAILY POST on Friday.

HURIWA further warned the Lagos State Government not to sacrifice the victim on the altar of political patronage since the Parents of the suspected killers as named by the victim are said to be wealthy.

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The Rights group noted that the murder of the 12-year-old boy is coming few months after another 14- year-old female student was sexually molested and murdered in Abuja.

The group also pointed out that within these few months, there have been incessant kidnapping of students by terrorists without Federal government bringing the culprits to justice.

The prominent human rights organisation called on the Buhari government to take every step to ensure that school children are protected and also tasked the Minister of FCT to follow the good example of Lagos state government by shutting down indefinitely the Premiere Academy Abuja.

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EPL: Owen predicts Everton vs Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, other fixtures

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day fifteen games.

West Ham United will host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United will tackle Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday, while Tottenham Hotspur will host Norwich City on Sunday.

Everton will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “What a game to start the Premier League weekend! David Moyes must have been gutted to have conceded such a late equaliser to Brighton and West Ham are on a poor run of form at the minute. The good news is that they remain firmly in the top four race, but they need to start picking up more points.

“It wasn’t a dominating victory, but Wednesday’s win over Watford was vital for Chelsea. My only concern at the minute for them is the number of goals they are scoring. Lukaku is still working his way back to full fitness, so they need him back fit and firing.

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“This will be a very even game, but I can see Chelsea narrowly edging it, 2-1.”

Commenting on the Man Utd vs Crystal Palace game, Owen said, “The main man, Cristiano Ronaldo, again stole the headlines with his 800th and 801st career goals in the win against Arsenal. It will be very interesting to see how Ralf Rangnick gets on as the United boss and how he manages Ronaldo.

“That’s now two defeats in a row for Palace. They had a few chances against Leeds on Tuesday but to concede in the last minute must be a tough one to take.

“Palace have given the top sides some problems this season, and I don’t think this will be easy for United. I think they will have just too much though, 2-1.”

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Speaking on the Everton vs Arsenal fixture, Owen said, “The pressure is well and truly on Rafa Benitez now. Everton’s form is poor but the performance against Liverpool was alarming. They do have a lot of injuries and the sooner they get Calvert-Lewin back the better.

“Mikel Arteta will have been disappointed to leave Old Trafford with nothing. Arsenal were a bit too passive after taking the lead and it will feel like a missed opportunity.

“This feels like a make-or-break game for Rafa Benitez. I don’t think Everton will lose this; I’m going for a 1-1 draw.”

Commenting on the Tottenham vs Norwich City clash, Owen said, “Spurs aren’t exactly scoring at will, but they are beginning to look more solid. I’m going for 1-0 Spurs here.”

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Why state courts should be granted power to prosecute drug offenders – Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said that the exclusion of state high court from prosecuting drug peddlers is responsible for the delay in bringing offenders to answer for their crimes in the state.

According to Masari, allowing only federal courts to try the numerous cases from the narcotic agencies, aside causing the trial to tarry, also accounts for why there are only few cases of prosecuted drug peddlers in the state.

Masari made the remark when the new commandant of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in the state, Muhammed Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy call at the state government house on Thursday.

While querying the granting of bail to drug offenders, Governor Masari urged the agency to look inward and see how they can reinforce their position. He said, “there are certain categories of offenders that should not be given bail and their offences should be part of capital offences that cannot be granted bail. It doesn’t make sense granting bail to drug dealers, though a consumer is different from a dealer. You can’t release an arm robber on bail but what about a drug dealer who is more dangerous than an armed robber?

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Consequently, he said there is the need to review the narcotic laws to empower state high courts as well to prosecute drug offenders.

“We are also ready to help when it comes to amendment of your legislation or even the Constitution so that the state can be given a role to play in prosecuting them. As it is right now, we are handicapped. Our role is limited to logistics. We have become chief logistics officers of the state and not chief security officers.”

He said, “the clamour for state court to be included in the prosecution of drug dealers in the state will give them special interest to ensure that offenders are prosecuted in good time. But when you take them to Federal High Court, the lawyers would go there and bail them saying that it is a bailable offence. How can you give bail to a drug dealer who is more dangerous than a bandit? Without drug dealers, drug suppliers, there won’t be consumption of drugs and it will help to fight this issue of terrorism, banditry and all other sort of crimes carried out mainly under the influence of drugs.

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“I think it is something you as an agency needs to look at and see how you can make provisions either within the law establishing the NDLEA or maybe if it is during the amendments of the constitution to make provisions for state courts because these offences are many and if you say only federal high court will prosecute it drags the cases and I think it makes justice.very slow to the extent that people are getting tired.”

Governor Masari recalled how a notorious drug dealer in the state has been escaping justice for a long time now. He said the man identified as the leading drug peddler in Daura axis of the state, has become a sort of “Robin hood” as he spends money frivolously within the community for marriages, naming ceremonies and every other thing even while he is killing their people and children.

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EPL: Paul Merson predicts Everton vs Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool, other games

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 15 fixtures.

West Ham United will host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United will tackle Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday, while Wolves will host Liverpool at Molineux on Saturday evening.

Everton will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda: “Chelsea got lucky against Watford this week and haven’t been at their best this week. I’d play Romelu Lukaku in this match – West Ham’s biggest threat comes from set plays and Chelsea could use a player of Lukaku’s build. Chelsea are not playing particularly well at the moment and this game could turn out to be a draw. West Ham United 1-1 Chelsea.”

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Commenting on the Wolves vs Liverpool game, Merson said, “Wolves have been up there in the Premier League this season but they don’t score goals.

“Liverpool are unstoppable at the moment, and they will score goals. If Liverpool score twice, can Wolves keep up with them? They have Mohamed Salah to contend with, and I think he’s currently the best player in the world. Wolves have been impressive, but I can’t look past a comfortable Liverpool victory here. Wolves 0-3 Liverpool.”

Commenting on the Manchester United vs Arsenal game, Merson said, “I’m sure Ralf Rangnick will also give Sancho a fair chance. He’s seen enough of Sancho in German football and United have paid a lot of money for him, so I’m hoping it pays off.

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“United fans will turn up expecting their team to win this game, but Palace do have the players to hurt them. They’re a dangerous team, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if they took something away from this Premier League game. Manchester United 2-2 Crystal Palace.”

On the Everton vs Arsenal game, Merson said, “Arsenal were unlucky the other day, and I thought they missed too many chances against United. They need to come back and win this game – they’ve been beating the teams they should be beating this season, and I think they’ll be able to turn the screws on Everton. Everton 1-2 Arsenal.”

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Attack on campaign office: Kano Senators write IGP, finger APC factional chairman, commissioner, others

Senators Jibrin Barau representing Kano North Senatorial District and Ibrahim Shekarau representing Kano Central Senatorial District have alleged that the attack on campaign office of the 2023 governorship hopeful, Jibrin Barau by thugs on Wednesday night was politically motivated.

They alleged that the factional Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Ganduje’s Commissioner for Local Government and three Chairmen of LGAs were behind the attack.

In a 3-page petition dated 2nd November, addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Baba Usman Alkali, which was made available to DAILY POST in Abuja on Friday, the petitioners drew the attention of Police to the incident and demanded investigation of those that were allegedly responsible.

The petition, which was signed by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, who was also a former governor of Kano, Jibrin Barau and four members of the House of Representatives which include, Nasiru Abdua, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, Shaaban Sharada and Haruna Isa Dederi, pointed out the attack was triggered by the November 30 judgement of the FCT High Court which sacked the executives of the faction of the APC belonging to Kano State government.

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It was recalled the Federal Capital Territory High Court had on the Tuesday in Abuja sacked Kano State controlled APC party executives and recognized those of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led executives that emerged few weeks ago through the State and LG congresses.

The aftermath of the Court judgement, petitioners averred, polarized the party in Kano.

Those fingered in the petition are, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, Chairman of the APC faction loyal to the State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Murtala Sule Garo; Faizu Alfindiki , Chairman Kano Municipal LGA; Khalid Ishaq Diso, Chairman Gwale LGA; Hassan Garban Kauye, Chairman Kumbotso LGA; Auwal Lawan Shuaibu, Chairman Nassarawa LGA and one Gwarmai.

Part of the petition reads, “You will recall that on November 30, an FCT High Court had delivered judgement in a suit concerning the Kano APC congresses and the said judgement did not go down with those who lost in the case.

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“Regrettably, however, instead of fighting their cause through due legal process, these frustrated elements resorted to carrying out the criminal acts mentioned above.

“We have been reliably informed, which information we verily believe to be true and correct that through the night of December 1 to the early morning of December 2, 2021, Abdullahi Abbas, former chairman of APC and five others together with some other well armed thugs organized and set ablaze the campaign office of Senator Barau and attempted to kill those they met at the scene.

“They also tried to burn our party office located along Zaria Road and kill or inflict bodily harm to its occupants. They also passed by our respective residences with armed thugs chanting war songs in attempt to unleash violence on law abiding citizens,” the petition reads.”

While urging the Inspector General of Police to probe the matter, the lawmakers said, “should anything happen to us and our supporters, the aforementioned people should be held responsible.”

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No plan to return to PDP – Umahi

Mr Francis Nwaze, Special Assistant to the Gov. David Umahi on Media and Publicity, has described the reports making the rounds that his principal is making contacts to return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as fake.

Nwaze made this known in a press statement he singed on Friday.

He noted that the publication that Umahi wants to return to PDP is fabricated false report and should be disregarded.

“The attention of Ebonyi State government has been drawn to a mischievous publication made in some sections of the media that Gov. Umahi is making contacts to return to PDP.

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“Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have bothered responding to the publication, but we have freely elected to make a few clarifications to save the public, especially users of Social Media.

“First, I like to confirm that the statement is completely false, it is aimed at painting our Governor black and causing bad blood between him and the crew members of the next level train in Ebonyi State and Nigeria at large.

“It is worthy of note that the Governor made a landmark departure from the opposition political party out of personal conviction and freewill volition last year for the obvious irredeemable marginalization of Ndigbo.

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“Let me state that the Governor has since moved on and has made the ruling APC his home, enjoying the full compliments of being a party at the center, and does not need to even contemplate returning to PDP,” Nweze stated.

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Police apprehend fake medical doctor, soldier in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested one Mfon Essien, a native of Ikot Andem Itam village in Itu Local Government Area of the state who was parading himself as a soldier as well as one Samuel Isaac Jumbo of No. 26 Asokoro Road, Area II, Abuja who was also parading himself as a medical doctor.

The command Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday said the suspects were arrested on intelligence adding that the duo were using that means to intimidate and defraud members of the public.

According to the statement, “relying on a report on 30/11/2021 at about 11:00am, Quick Intervention Unit Operatives of the Command proceeded to Tranquility Hotel, Nung Oku village, in Ibesikpo Asutan L.G.A and arrested one Samuel Isaac Jumbo ‘m’, aged 29yrs old of No. 26 Asokoro Road, Area II, Abuja who claimed to be a Medical Doctor attached to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH).

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“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he is not a Medical Doctor as claimed. In his confessional statement, he stated that in 2015, he told his mother that he had gotten admission into the University of Lagos to study Medicine.

since then, he has collected various sums of money from her. He further stated that on 3/11/2021, he told his mother that he was going for National Youth Service ( NYSC ) at Rivers State and collected the sum of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000.00) for accommodation from her after she had bought a lot of household items for him.

“He took the money and items, came down to Uyo, squandered it and continue to deceive unsuspecting members of the Public and the hotel management that he was a Medical Doctor.

“To convince the public, he will dress up or carry his lab coat, use a bolt cab to UUTH Abak Road, after loitering around for a while, he goes back to his hotel and look for unsuspecting members of the public to defraud.”

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On the fake soldier, the police spokesperson said operatives of Anti-Robbery Squad had on November, 16, 2021 at about 1:00am while on a Stop and Search operation along Nwaniba arrested the suspect who resides at Idu Uruan, Uruan L.G.A.

He added that the suspect during interrogation has confessed to the crime of impersonation and had led operatives to his house where two pairs of Army uniforms, Army shorts, two Army sweaters, Army belt, two Army caps, three pairs of Army boot, two Army jack-knives, two walkie talkie, one live Jacket, one stethoscope and a blue colour Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. LSR 735 AC were recovered.

He noted that all the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

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Dowen College: Atiku demands justice for Sylvester Oromoni

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has demanded justice for Sylvester Oromoni, 12-year-old Secondary School student, who was allegedly assaulted at Dowen College Lagos State.

Sylvester died from internal injuries he sustained after an assault by fellow students.

But the school Principal, Mrs. Adebisi Layiwola, in a statement denied any form of bullying or attack on the student.

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The denial sparked outrage on social media as Nigerians demanded that the perpetrators be arrested.

This led the Lagos State government to shut down the school and ordered an investigation into the incident. https://dailypost.ng/2021/12/03/lagos-govt-shuts-dowen-college-in-lekki-over-sylvester-oromonis-death/

Reacting on Twitter, Atiku urged the the authorities to bring the culprits to book.

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He wrote, “We shall be failing in our duties as parents/guardians, administrators, security agencies and government if we do not get to the bottom of the case of late Sylvester Oromoni.

“ It is beholden upon us to enthrone a safe environment in our schools.#Justiceforsylvester”

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Striking Kwara nurses, midwives insist on ‘no pay, no work’

Striking nurses and midwives in Kwara State government-owned hospitals have refused to go back to work despite efforts by the state government to meet their demands, DAILY POST reports.

Findings by our correspondent in Ilorin revealed that the state government has started payment of the striking members who were promoted without financial benefits as of Thursday.

Also, the state government is working towards conducting promotion exercises for those who are already due, while the old CONHESS has been adjusted to 70percent.

However, a meeting of the leadership of the association with the aggrieved members ended in a stalemate as they refused to go back to work while negotiations are still ongoing to meet their demands.

“They said they want 100 or 90percent of their CONHESS or nothing else,” according to the Secretary of the Kwara State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Markus Luka, in Ilorin on Friday.

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“My colleagues, to enable us to press further, please do us a favour by returning to work, so we can gain government attention to meet our needs, we are not calling off the strike, but suspending it.

” If our demands are denied, then we can proceed with the actions,” he declared at the meeting.

The Secretary cautioned the members to be conscious of their job security, adding, ” let us thread with ease and handle the issues before us professionally.”

Markus assured that the government and the leadership were seriously working towards meeting up with their demands.

He said, “though the journey is getting tougher, victory is getting closer.”

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The Secretary called for patience and understanding throughout the current trying period, saying the leadership understood their pains and what they were passing through.

In his reaction, the Director-General of the state Hospital Management Bureau, Aluko Saad, said negotiations were still ongoing and the issues will soon be resolved amicably.

He, however, appealed to the striking members to exercise patience and return to work in the interest of patients.

The striking nurses and midwives are demanding among others, 100percent implementation of CONHESS, the safety of staff at work, employment of more personnel, implementation of promotion for members and correction of the disparity in remuneration of local and state governments staff.

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Oyo govt rescues 74-year old woman from being lynched by mob in Ibadan

Oyo State government on Friday said that it has rescued a 74-year old woman, Madam Silifatu Olawale, from being lynched by a mob in Ibadan.

The woman, DAILY POST gathered was accused of witchcraft.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Kafilat Olayiwola in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday, explained that the government rescued the old woman on Thursday.

She said the government had reunited the victim with her family on Friday.

She condemned the rate of jungle justice in Ibadan in recent times, saying the act was barbaric and traumatizing.

She advised members of the public to always hand over such cases to the appropriate authorities for further investigation, as wrongful acts are not reversible.

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She said, “Our people should be cautious and avoid unlawful deeds that can truncate the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

“About two weeks ago, we received an urgent call about an unclad woman in front of the state secretariat main entrance gate who was wrongfully accused of being a witch thereby leading to serious beating, we swung into action immediately and rescue her from being lynched by the angry mob.

“We took her to one of our centres for adequate care and protection and thank God that today, the State government has rehabilitated her and she is now in her stable mind to return to her family hale and hearty”.

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Mr. Taiwo Olawale who received the aged woman on behalf of the family explained that the aged woman has been battling an unstable state of mind since 1999.

Our correspondent reports that handing over of the aged woman to her family is coming a few hours after a middle-aged man was set ablaze in Ibadan.

The man was accused of turning two students into tubers of yam.

The incident occurred in front of Bashorun Ojoo High school on Friday.

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Court jails seven over cybercrime in Enugu

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of three students over alleged forgery, impersonation and obtaining money from unsuspecting foreign nationals under false pretences.

The suspects were identified as Nonso Adudu, Anichebe Christopher and Onyedika Austin Leonard, were arraigned before Justice I.M. Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu

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They were prosecuted on separate one count charge.

The defendants pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them.

Ruling, Justice Buba convicted and sentenced them to two years imprisonment with an option of One Million Naira fine each. They are also to forfeit their mobile phones to the Federal Government.

Buba also convicted and sentenced four internet fraudsters to 2 years imprisonment with an option of One million Naira fine.

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The convicts are Abraham Odinaka Afam, Nwobodo Anthony, Samson Ugwuoke and Enoch Ebuka Ezra. They were convicted having pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them by the EFCC.

The Court also ordered the forfeiture of their mobile phones to the Federal Government.

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