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Unemployed Man Jailed 9 Months For Stealing 2 Goats

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An Area Court in Jos on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old  unemployed man, Pius John to nine months imprisonment for stealing two goats.

A Panel of two magistrates, Adam Sadiq and Hyacinth Dolnaan sentenced John, however, gave him a fine of N10, 000.

The convict was also ordered to pay a compensation of N40, 000 to the complainant.

They said the judgment would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such a criminal act.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported on Oct. 11 at the Anglo-Jos Police station by Mr Dung Gyang, the complainant.

The prosecutor said that the convict trespassed into the complainant’s house, and stole two goats worth N40, 000.

The prosecutor said the offence is punishable under the provisions of sections 334 and 272 of the Plateau Penal Code.

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Sanwo-Olu Approves 20 Percent Increase In Salaries For Civil Servants

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Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 20 per cent increase in salaries for civil servants in the state.

In a circular seen by IfakoIjaiyeNews, signed by  Hakeem Muri Okunola, Head of Service and dated March 20, the increase took effect from January 1, 2023.

In the circular, the state government said the arrears from January till date will be paid along with the March salary.

 

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Lagos Auto Dealer Arraigned For Killing Wife

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A popular Lagos auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, alias (IVD) was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of his wife,  Abimbola.

Lagos State Government arraigned IVD on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The State Counsel, Mrs Adeshola Bello had informed the court that the defendant was for arraignment, adding that there was a mixed up in the date the alleged offence was committed.

The offence, she said, contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“We have on record Oct.10, 2022, but the actual date of the incident was Oct.12

“We pray for the indulgence of the court to make amendment on the date,” she said.

The defence counsel, Mr Victor Ogunde, SAN, sought bail for the defendant, following his arraignment.

Ogunde added that the suit against the defendant was with a different number.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay questioned the defence for bringing a bail application despite the defendant being on bail since March 1.

Nicole-Clay thereafter adjourned until March 30 for the commencement of trial.

Abimbola was said to have died as a result of the fire incident that occurred in the couple’s home on  Oct.12, 2022.

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Truck Crushes Okada Rider, Passenger To Death

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A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger, on Wednesday, lost their lives after colliding with a truck at Bible College area on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar said that the accident, which happened at about 9.10 a.m., involved four people, a vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said that the motorcycle, with no registration number, drove against traffic and collided with a Daf truck, marked: KTG 941 YG, leading to the death of the Okada rider and the passenger, while two others were unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding and route violation.

He advised motorists and okada riders to desist from excessive speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Umar also cautioned them to refrain from driving against traffic to prevent mishaps on the highway.

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