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2 scavengers docked for allegedly stealing 815 pieces of blocks

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Two scavengers Rabiu Hassan and Wasiu Adebayo, were arraigned on Tuesday in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates Court, for allegedly stealing 815 pieces of stone-dust blocks from a block industry.

Hassan, 20 and Adebayo, 22, are charged with joint act, criminal trespass and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo told the court that the complainant, Jamilu Mohammed of Malali Kaduna, reported the matter at the Gabasawa Police Station on June 18.

According to the Leo, the defendants and two others now at large, on June 10 trespassed into the complainant’s block industry at Malali with a wheelbarrow each and stole 815 pieces of nine-inched stone-dust blocks valued at N285,250.

The prosecutor said that the defendants were caught and handed over to the police by some members of vigilante group while in the process of committing the crime.

Leo added that the when the defendants were arrested the two others escaped, however, 145 pieces of the blocks were recovered from the defendants.

When the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one reasonable surety each who must be residents within the court’s jurisdiction.

The magistrate ordered that each surety must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Kaduna State Government

Emmanuel adjourned the case until to July 18, for hearing.

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Orders from above’: Katsina Hisbah detains journalist seeking interview

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A journalist with Trust TV, Jamil Mabai, has narrated how he was detained by the Katsina State Hisbah Corps while at the corps’ office on official duty.

The journalist explained that he had gone to the Hisbah headquarters for a follow-up interview with the corps’ Public Relations Officer, Nafiu Akilu, over an incident involving their officers.

Mabai, who narrated his experience on his X handle, said he had wanted to interview the corps’ PRO over a resident, Mallam Gambo, who was shot dead by an officer of the Community Watch Corps.

According to him, while Hisbah officials were trying to shut down a wedding with a DJ, the shots that killed the resident were fired by an operative of the Community Watch Corps tasked with defending communities against bandits attacks

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Court remands man for allegedly stealing cold room compressor

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 A Sharia Court in Kano State on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Ahmed Abdulkadir who pleaded guilty to stealing a cold room compressor  unit worth N60,000 be remanded in a correction  centre.

The police charged Abdulkadir, who lives in Fagge Quarters, Kano, with theft.

The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubaka, adjourned the matter until July 25 for summary trial.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada told the court that the complainant, Nura Muhammed who also resides in Fagge Quarters, reported the matter at the Fagge Police Station, Kano, on July 6.

Wada alleged that the defendant, entered into the complainant’s shop and stole the compressor unit.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

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Man,26,docked for alleged theft of armoured cables worth N3.7m

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A 26-year-old man, Adeniyi Toyosi,  on Wednesday, appeared before an Ota Magistrates ‘Court in Ogun, for breaking into a business premises to steal two transformer armoured cables valued at N3.7 million.
The Police charged the defendant, whose address was not provided, with burglary, stealing and conspiracy.
The Prosecutor, Insp E.O. Adaraloye,told the court that the defendant and others still at large, committed the offences on July 7 at about 12.00 a.m. at No.4 Pavilion Estate, Ilogbo road, Ota in Ogun State.
Adaraloye alleged that the defendant and his accomplices had broken into Makindez Multi Business Ventures to steal two transformer armor cables, three Closed-Circuit Television  and other valuable items valued at N3.7 million.
He further alleged that the company guards caught the defendant and handed over to the police.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9),413 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun,2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2.5 million with one surety in like sum.
Adeyemi ordered that the surety, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction should be gainfully employed.
He further ordered that such surety should show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government as part of the bail conditions.
She adjourned the case until Aug.14 for further hearing.
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