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34-year-old man bags one-year in jail for stealing N110,000

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An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Monday, sentenced a 34-year-old, Wisdom Sakpra to one year in prison for stealing the sum of N110,000

Magistrate Ivie Akere sentenced Sakpra after he pleaded guilty of the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing filed against him.

Sakpra was sentenced six months for each count charge without an option of fine to serve as a deterrent to others.

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Earlier, the police prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo told the court that the Sakpra was arrested at the scene of the crime on Jan 23, , 2020 at First Bank in Adesuwa Junction, Sapele road in Benin.

“Sakpra and others at large specialized in robbing customers that go to bank for withdrawals. He did unlawfully stole the total of N110, property of Andrew Igbodidi,” he said.

Agbonifo said Sakpra also confessed that he had robbed another victim, Ehis Unemhin close to UBA at Textile Mill road, Benin, adding that he used a handkerchief to clean the victim’s face.

“He said after he had used the handkerchief to clean his victim’s face, the victim would obeyed all instructions and directives he gives to him,” said Agbonifo

He added that his victim, Unemhin was invited by the police and he confirmed the accused statement.

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The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of sections 516, and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

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Nigeria records 387 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,302

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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases have increased to 9302.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this disclosure on Friday night via Twitter.

387 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-254
FCT-29
Jigawa-24
Edo-22
Oyo-15
Rivers-14
Kaduna-11
Borno-6
Kano-3
Plateau-2
Yobe-2
Gombe-2
Bauchi-2
Ondo-1

9302 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 2697
Deaths: 261

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Buhari has only plunged Nigeria into darkness, death and destruction, Fani-Kayode says

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Buhari has only plunged Nigeria into darkness, death and destruction, Fani-Kayode says

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a staunch critic of the President Buhari-led administration has said that the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari was “disastrous.”

Femi Fani-Kayode disagreed with Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, whose weekly column argued the President’s emergence, saved the nation from collapse in 2015.

Fani-Kayode via his Twitter handle had argued that the emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria and plunged her into darkness, death, and destruction.

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He added that the president came to steal, kill and destroy, pointing out that for the last 5 disastrous years that is all he has done.

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He wrote;

”Buhari’s emergence in 2015 saved Nigeria’s collapse”- @FemAdesina

. Not so my friend! The emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria & plunged her into darkness, death & destruction. He came to steal, kill & destroy & for the last 5 disastrous years that is all he has done.”

 

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2ND term: Buhari to mark ‘low-key’ anniversary, Presidency reveals

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2ND Term: Buhari to mark ‘low-key’ anniversary, Presidency reveals

The Presidency has said that the first anniversary of the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari will be celebrated in a low-key manner.

This was disclosed in a statement posted by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu on his official Facebook page.

Shehu, who did not give reasons for the decision, however, said the achievements of the current administration will be reeled out via digital platforms.

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He urged Nigerians to visit presidential handles to read about some of Buhari’s achievements since assuming power in 2015.

According to Shehu: “The First Anniversary anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari government’s second term will be marked low-keyed.

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“Narratives of the government’s achievements over the past five years which normally would have been showcased by ministers and the party will go digital.

“The last five years have been full of historic achievements. Please go to the Presidential handles and read how the decades-long wishes of the Nigerian people are being met.

“‪Thank you Nigerians for entrusting the country’s government in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari.‬”

Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina had yesterday reeled out some of the president’s achievements since assuming power in 2015.

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