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Carpenter stabs Man with Screwdriver during argument over Football teams

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Court adjourns trial of seven Abuja traders

 

A 35-year-old Carpenter, Adisa Moshood, who allegedly stabbed a man in the stomach with a screwdriver, was on Friday brought in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Moshood, who resides in Iwaya area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and grievous harm.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant had on Feb. 26, at Abette Field in Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos stabbed the complainant, Mr Sunday Mudashiru with a screwdriver over football team.

She said the defendant entered into a heated argument with the complainant and his brother over which football team was the best in the world.

“It was during the argument that the defendant brought out the screwdriver from his pocket and stabbed the complainant in the stomach.

“It was a very serious injury and the complainant was rushed to the hospital, where he was in coma for almost two weeks,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offences contravened Sections 243 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Under the section, causing grievous harm attracts seven years in prison while that of conspiracy carries two years.

In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere admitted the defendant to N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Oghere ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until June 19, for mention.

 

 

 

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Bus fails break, falls on Ojota Bridge

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A bus conveying gallons of palm oil, bags of beans and other goods lost its control and fell on Ojota Bridge on Sunday night.

According to eyewitnesses the driver of the vehicle who was alone came out with bruises, and the vehicle was subsequently pulled to the roadside.

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Lassa Fever kills one, five infected in Kebbi

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First Lassa fever conference holds in Abuja

 

The Kebbi State Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa Fever in the state.

Dr Assad Hassan, Epidemiologist at the state Ministry of Heath, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi, that the cases were recorded between February and April.

Hassan told NAN that four of the victims were from Birnin Kebbi; while the remaining two were from Bunza Local Governmment Area (LGA) of the state.

“The persons confirmed to be infected with the disease are between 23 to 65 years, and they include four males and two females,’’ he said.

According to him, one of the female patients was the one that died within hours of arrival at the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi.

He said the blood sample taken from the deceased tested positive to Lassa fever.

“The medical doctor that attended to the deceased was also infected with the fever but has been treated and discharged from hospital,’’ he added.

Hassan further explained that the last confirmed case was on April 27; and refuted reports that two children had died last week as a result of the fever.

“In response to the outbreak, there has been continuous sensitisation of health care workers on Lassa Fever detection and infection, prevention and control measures within the hospital setting.

“Similarly, advocacy, social mobilisation and community engagement has been carried out in all the 21 LGAs of the state,’’ Hassan said.

The epidemiologist also advised communities to keep food and drinking water in rodent-proof containers and to also bring sick family members to the hospital early enough for treatment. (NAN)

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Court sentences kidnapper Evans’ 2 Gang Members to 41 years in prison

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Evans didn’t make statement to police under duress - Witness

 

Two former members of billionaire kidnapper, Evans’ gang have been sentenced to 41 years imprisonment by court.

During an Ikeja High court sitting in Lagos State on Monday, witnessed Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convicts, Kelvin Emenike Ukoh and Emeka Obasi for the abduction of one Ugoje Jude, a shipping agent, and his staff, Miss Piriye Gogo in August 3, 2012.

The convicts were members of the kidnapping gang headed by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans. They were arraigned in 2013 alongside three others: Uche Igbani, 28, Chibuzor Osuagwu, 33 and a 36-year-old woman, Onowu Ngozi, on a 14 count-charge bothering on conspiracy, kidnapping, armed robbery and murder.

Ugoje and another staff, Piriye Gogo were kidnapped by the gang who and were later taken to an unknown destination by their leader, Evans.

Miss Ugoje narrated the entire ordeal before the court including how she almost got raped and how she was saved by the police patrol she saw and flagged after the three men took away Jude while holding rifles.

Jude also testified in court, he said his abductors initially ordered him to pay N10m for his release but after negotiations, they accepted N5m.

Justice Taiwo after listening to the testifiers convicted and sentenced Ukoh and Obasi to 5, 15 and 21 years for conspiracy, kidnapping and armed robbery respectively, while the other three; Igbani, Osuagwu and Ngozi were discharged and acquitted by court.

 

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