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Fire Guts Katsina Central Market

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Fire Guts Katsina Central Market

A late morning fire has gutted Katsina Central Market.

The fire started around 7:00 a.m. on Monday from the side of the shops that houses grinding machines and food stuff sellers.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but some traders at the market said that it might have been caused by smoking of cigarettes
Men of the State and Federal Fire Service stations were still battling to put out the fire as at the time of filing the report.

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Policeman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Girl Facing Orderly Room Trial – CP

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has confirmed that the policeman whose stray bullet killed a girl is undergoing an orderly room trial for justice to be done.

Odumosu spoke on Monday when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Monsurat Ojuade.

The 18-year-old admission seeker died after she was hit by a stray bullet at Ijesha on September 11.

The bullet was fired by one of the policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, who went on an operation to arrest a robbery suspect.

Odumosu was accompanied by members of the command’s management team and other senior officers.

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The CP, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman and Force personnel in Lagos, commiserated with Monsurat’s relatives and friends.

The commissioner expressed regret over the incident and prayed for the repose of the departed soul.He announced the name of the culprit as Sgt. Samuel Phillips.

 

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Govt Official Commits Suicide After EFCC’s Summons

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An official of a Federal Government’s agency, Christopher Orji, has reportedly committed suicide in Abuja.

Orji, 59, was an assistant director at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA).

He was the agency’s Bioresource Centre coordinator in Langtang, Plateau State.

Orji’s body was found dangling with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at his residence in Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his demise, NABDA sources said.

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Orji died on the day he was expected to honour a summons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NABDA’s acting Head of Communications and Protocol, Nkiru Amakeze declined comment.

 

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Court Remands Four Herdsmen For Kidnapping

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Court Remands Four Herdsmen For Kidnapping

Four herdsmen suspected of kidnapping were Tuesday remanded in a correctional centre on the orders of an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan.

Ibrahim Ahmadu, 20, Abubakar Siddi, 25, Mohammadu Dariya, 28, and Shehu Usman, 23, were charged with conspiracy, kidnapping and demanding ransom.

Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat did not take the suspects plea due to lack of jurisdiction and ordered they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo, Town.

Mr Hamzat also directed the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the matter until October 25 for mention.

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The prosecution counsel, Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court the suspects and others at large had, on July 7, at about 1:00 a.m., kidnapped Abubakar Shehu from his father’s camp, the suspects demanded N30 million ransom from the victim’s father, Shehu Umaru.

Mr Olagunju said the offence contravened the provisions of section 3 (1) (2) and was punishable under section 4 (2), 10 of the Oyo State Kidnapping (Prohibition) Law 2016.

 

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