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Man bags 1 year jail term for stealing 2 cows

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Man, 55, docked over alleged N600,000 land fraud

 

A Kano State Shari’a Court has sentenced a 45-year-old man, Usaini Hamisu, to one year in a Correctional Center for stealing two cows worth N700,000.

Hamisu, who resides at Dorayi Quarters Kano, was arraigned on a count charge of theft.

The Presiding Judge, Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, who sentenced Hamisu to one year in a correctional center, gave him an option to pay N50,000 fine.
The judge also ordered the police to return the cows to the complainant.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Aliyu Abideen, had informed the court that one Garba Audu of Kazawa village, Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State, reported the matter at Zango Police Division Kano, on Aug.24.

Abideen said that on the same date at about 2:00 a.m., the defendant went to the complainant’s house situated at Kazawa village and stole his two bulls worth N700,000.

He said the defendant was arrested in Rangaza village while trying to escape with the bulls.

“During investigation the defendant said anytime he goes to steal he uses charm, a stick and a piece of white cloth, so that the cows won’t make any noise and the owner will be asleep until he finishes his operation.

“The native doctor that made the charm for him said once the charm gets spoiled he will start sweating.

“The defendant told the police that it was the charm that got spoiled that was why he was arrested”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

 

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes the provisions of section 133 of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code.

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Osun Poly Student, Olanrewaju Olatona killed by hit-and-run one-way driver

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A Student Of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State, has died after being hit by a trailer driver on Monday, April 15.

The Accident was said to have occurred when the driver, who was reportedly driving against traffic, collided with the motorcycle conveying a student named Olanrewaju Olatona and another passenger along the Ikirun-Osogbo road area of the state.

Due to the severe impact, Olanrewaju Olatona, a National Diploma 2 student, suffered fatal injuries. He died at the scene.

 

Olatona, who was the Financial Secretary of the Department of Mass Communication, was preparing for the one-year Industrial Training programme.

The driver fled the scene after the accident and has not been apprehended.

Subsequently, Osun State Polytechnic students organised a procession in front of the school gate and blocked the expressway for several hours.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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