Court Remands Teenager, One Other For Stealing Beer, Bush Meat

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday, remanded 18-year-old Mayowa Segun and 29-year-old Adebowale Wasiu, for allegedly breaking into a shop and stealing various items including beer, soft drinks, bush meat and recharge cards worth N41,950.

The Prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 4, 2018, around 01:55 a.m. at Isale Agbara Area, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the accused conspired among themselves with intent to commit a felony to wit breaking, entering and stealing.

He added that the accused broke into the shop of one Yusuff Adebimpe and catered away five bottles of Goldberg, four bottles of Trophy beer and soft drinks. Other items stolen include bush meat and recharge cards valued at N41, 950.

The prosecutor stated that the offence contravened sections 383, 390 (9), 412 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of conspiracy, intent to commit a felony, shop breaking and stealing.

The Defence Counsel, Ben Adirieje, applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal term, pledged that his clients would not jump bail, but would produce reliable sureties.

Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode, however, refused the bail of the accused but asked their counsel to come with written application for the consideration of their bail.

The Magistrate noted that the rate of crime in the society is alarming especially among youths. He, therefore, ordered for the remand of the accused persons in prisons custody, pending the consideration of their bail.

The case was adjourned until July 27, for the ruling application.

Ogun Government Begins Sensitisation Of Bush Meat Sellers

ogun state logoin a bid to minimise the spread of Ebola Virus from animals to human beings in Nigeria, the Ogun State Government, through the State Ministry of Agriculture, has embarked on an awareness campaign to sensitize bush meat sellers in Abeokuta, the state capital.

During the sensitization tour of bush meat selling points, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Ronke Sokefun, admonished sellers to always subject the meat to veterinary check before they are processed for consumption.

Mrs Sokefun also said that the services of medical experts must be sought before preparing the meat for consumption.

She used the opportunity to disabuse the minds of the residents about the possible spread of the virus through cow meat.

Meanwhile, as part of its effort to provide the much needed manpower for the treatment of patients, the Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), said that it has trained 100 health givers but was quick to ask for more protective equipment from the State Government as well as more isolation centers for victims.

The outbreak of Ebola virus has continued to attract attention at different fora and the sensitization by the Ogun State Government may not be out of place.

Personal hygiene has been recommended as a way of reducing the spread of the virus among the people.

5 People Beheaded In Maiduguri

The Nigeria Police has come out to announce the death of five people in an attack by Islamists in Maiduguri, yesterday.

Two witnesses, who asked not to be named, said they heard cries for help at around 2:30 a.m. from a house in the Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri and later saw five dead bodies with what looked like machete wounds.

“Five people were slaughtered today but we can’t say who did it because they fled before security personnel arrived,” police spokesman Gabriel Jibrin said by phone.

Separately, residents and a Reuters witness said they heard a loud explosion and around 30 minutes of gunfire in the town, close to borders with Niger and Chad.

Military and police said it was too early to give any details on any casualties from the explosion and gun battle.

This is the third attack by the terrorists in the region, this week.

Gunmen suspected of being members of Boko Haram killed 13 local hunters who sell bush meat Islamist militants disapprove of on Monday.

Suspected members of the Islamist sect riding on motorbikes shot dead five people playing an outdoor board game on Tuesday. Two others were wounded.