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Man, 37, docked for alleged breach of peace



The Police Command in Lagos State, on Wednesday, arraigned a 37-year-old man, Omotosho Ifabiyi, for allegedly conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by threatening the family of one Sanusi Jamiu.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, was brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court on a count charge of breach of public peace.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Clément Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 21, 2022, at No. 8/10 Sanusi Str, Muyanrin Ibiye area of Lagos.

Okuoimose said the defendant allegedly conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by smoking hard drugs, threatening and harassing Jamiu’s family.

The prosecutor said the defendant was arrested and handed over to the Police for prosecution.

He said the offence contravened Section 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum.

Adefioye said one of the sureties must be a blood brother and the second must be a religious leader with two years’ tax receipts.

He adjourned the case until May 10 for mention.

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Construction firm’s truck kills 4, injures 16 in Kwara crash



Four persons were killed and 16 others injured in a lone accident on Olooru-New Jebba Road in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara on Friday.

Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kwara, Mr Frederick Ogidan, stated in Ilorin on Sunday that the vehicle belongs to Chinese construction firm, CGC Construction Company.

He blamed the accident, which occurred at Olooru on over-speeding.

Ogidan said relatives of the deceased had claimed the corpses while the injured were taken to a hospital at Kambi village in the area.

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Gov Abba Yusuf asks petrol marketers to continue selling at old price



Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state has asked petrol marketers to continue selling at old price to cushion the current hardship experienced by the general public.

Yusuf made the appeal in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa. He noted that marketers still have old products which are supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

The Governor said;

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear people of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away.

“Kano is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

“The Governor urges the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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