An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 33-year-old man, Bright Izuwa, be remanded in Kirikiri correction centre for allegedly setting his employer’s studio office ablaze and stealing a printing machine worth N20million.
The police charged Izuwa, who resides in Ikeja, Lagos with conspiracy, stealing, arson and malicious damage.
The Magistrate, Mrs. H. B Mogaji, did not take the plea of Izuwa for want in jurisdiction.
Mogaji ordered him to be remanded in Kirikiri until Oct. 30 for Director of Public Prosecution’s legal advice.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Felicia Okwori told the court that the offence was committed on Feb. 25 at the Salvation Road, Opebi, Lagos.
The prosecutor said that Izuwa worked in the complainant, Mr. Yemisi Imade’s studio.
Okwori said that sometime in January the complainant transferred N20million to Izuwa to purchase a”Konika” printing machine for the studio.
Okwori alleged that on Feb. 25, the suspect who lied to the complainant that the machine was already in the studio but that there was a fire outbreak in the studio.
The Prosecutor said that as a result of the fire outbreak, many machines were destroyed, including the one Izuwa supposedly bought.
Okwori also alleged that the suspect intentionally set studio ablaze to cover up for the stolen machine.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287, 307, 341 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015
Court remands man for allegedly stealing cold room compressor
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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Jigawa High Court judges begin annual vacation
Jigawa State Chief Judge, Justice Umar M. Sadiq has approved July 10 for the commencement of annual vacation for the State High Court.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director, Publicity and Protocol Matters, Jigawa State Judiciary, issued to newmen.
The statement said the High Court Judicial staff would resume work on Monday, September 11, 2023.
He said the vacation is under the Provision of Order 45 Rule 5(1) of the Jigawa State High Court Civil Procedure Rules (Subsidiary Legislation) Cap. H-2, laws of Jigawa, 2012.
“Given the above, by the Provision of Jigawa State High Court 2022/2023 Legal Calendar, all High Court Judges shall be on vacation from Monday, 10th July, 2023, to Friday, 8th September, 2023 and resume work on Monday, 11th September, 2023,” he said.
He said that during the vacation period, Justice Mustapha Bello Adamu of High Court No 9 Hadejia would serve as the Vacation Judge and sit at High Court Complex, Dutse.
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