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Unemployed man gets 15 months imprisonment for stabbing lady



An Upper Area Court Gwagwalada, Abuja, has sentenced a 22-year old unemployed man, Michael Chindo, to 15 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stabbing a lady with scissors.

The convict, who resides in old Kutunku Abuja, was charged with criminal trespass, causing hurt and theft.

The Judge, Sani Umar, in his judgment, ordered the convict to pay N50,000 fine for each offence or serve a jail term of five months for each of the offence.

Umar held that the sentence would run consecutively.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Abdullahi Tanko, told the court that the complainant, Mrs Florence Amah of no. 7 Praise Crescent old Kutunku, Gwaqwalada Abuja, reported the matter at Gwagwalada Police station on Aug. 26.

Tanko said that the convict on the same date, criminally trespassed into the complainant’s daughter, Victoria’s room and used scissors to stab her on her shoulder and back.

He said that the convict also stole Victoria’s Infinix Note 10 cell phone valued at N150,000 from her room.

He said that the convict jumped through the fence and escaped to unknown destination and subsequently was arrested on Oct.16.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 348, 250 and 287 of the Penal Code.

Tanko in an oral application, prayed the court to award compensation for the stolen phone which the judge asked the complainant to file a civil suit for compensation.


Two farmers jailed for assault, attempted extortion



An Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24, and Umar Abubakar, 36, to three months imprisonment each for assault and extortion.

The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.

Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option to pay a fine of N10,000.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 11 at the office of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Jos, by the complainant, Malam Saudi Abdullahi.

The prosecutor said that the convicts beat up the complainant after invading his house.

He told the court that the convicts also demanded N3 million from the complainant as a “settlement fee”and threatened to beat him up if he refused to comply.

Dabit said that the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.

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Family of Gandu attack victim in Nasarawa begs Gov. Sule, others for assistance



The family of Isa Yusuf, a victim of a military shoot-out with suspected kidnappers in the Gandu area of the Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State, has appealed for help.

Isa Yusuf was shot and left at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia after a rescue mission went awry.

According to Salihu Yusuf, the elder brother of the victim, Isa went to rescue a kidnapped relative in Gandu, only to be mistaken for fleeing kidnappers by military operatives. The encounter resulted in Isa being shot three times.

The family, expressing understanding of the military’s duty, is struggling with the escalating medical expenses.

Salihu Yusuf stated the family has already spent over ₦200,000 on tests and scanning, with indications that one of the shots affected Isa’s spinal cord, necessitating a referral to a hospital in Jos, Plateau State.

Isa, a painter and electrician, not only faces health challenges but also cares for four children left behind by a late brother.

The family, unable to bear the medical costs alone, is reaching out to well-meaning individuals, with a special plea to Governor Abdullahi Sule for assistance.

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Student jailed for theft in Jos



An area court in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Friday, sentenced a 23-year-old student, David Longji, to three months imprisonment for stealing a solar panel.

The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Longji after he pleaded guilty to theft.

Bokkos, however, gave him the option to pay N20,000 as a fine.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on October 16 at the Anglo-Jos Police Station by one Livinus James, the complainant.

The prosecutor said the convict stole the solar panel from a company and was caught while trying to sell it.

Gokwat said the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.

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