An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Sanni Amodu, to four hours community service for jumping into a hospital premises at night.
The court said that Amodu carried out the action with intent to commit felony.
The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Aderibigbe, sentenced Amodu after he had pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy and intent to commit felony.
“You are sentenced to four hours community service without an option of fine.
“The sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who may want to engage in similar acts,” she said.
Earlier on, the prosecutor, Insp. Mojirade Edeme, had told the court that the defendant alongside three others still at large committed the offences on Feb. 21.
He said that they perpetrated the act at 2 a.m. in Oke-Odo in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Edeme said that the defendant and others scaled the perimeter fence belonging to Oar Medical Centre in Oke-Odo, but luck was against the defendant as he was captured.
She said that one of the nurses, who heard the unusual sound, peeped through the window, saw the defendant and alerted the doctor on duty.
“The doctor quickly alerted the police station, which promptly dispatched officers to the hospital.
“On sighting the policemen, the defendant and his accomplices took to their heels but the defendant was arrested.
“When he was questioned on his mission at the hospital at that time of the night, he could not give any satisfactory reason,” the prosecutor said.
Edeme said the offences violated Sections 406 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Edited By: Joe Idika/Peter Dada
Man docked over alleged criminal trespass, attempted theft
The police, on Thursday, arraigned one Nuhu Isiyaka at a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, over alleged criminal trespass and an attempt to steal at a Point of Sale (POS) machine shop.
Isiyaka, whose address was not provided, is being tried for an attempt to steal.
The prosecutor, John Okpa, told the court that the complainant, Mona Mike, reported the matter at Kubwa Police Station on May 12.
Okpa said the defendant acted in a dubious manner and criminally entered the complainant’s Point of Sale (POS) machine shop located at Kubwa, Abuja on the said date.
He said the defendant criminally trespassed with intent to steal and when questioned he allegedly attempted to escape, he was chased and arrested.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 345 and 95 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
The defence counsel, Taiye Okoya, urged the court to grant his client bail and assured that his client would provide a reasonable surety.
The judge, Mr Muhammad Adamu, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200, 000, with one surety, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case until July 2 for hearing.
Edited By: Joe Idika/Salif Atojoko (NAN)
Attempted piracy attack targets British vessel off Yemen’s coast
Yemen’s pro-government coast guard forces confirmed on Sunday that a British vessel came under an attempted piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden.
Captain Nasser Awlaki, with the Yemeni Coast Guard forces, confirmed to Xinhua that “a British vessel was subjected to an attempt of piracy attack (80 miles) from the nearest land point off the country’s southern coast.”
He said that “the ship was subjected to an attempted piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden offshore of Yemen’s port of Mukalla, east of the country.”
According to Awlaki, “the incident occurred in an area far from the jurisdiction of the Yemeni Coast Guard.”
Earlier in the day, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said that a vessel came under attack in the Gulf of Aden at 12:30 GMT. The organization advised extreme caution to any vessels transiting the area.
Yemen has been plagued by a civil war since late 2014 after Houthi rebels forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile.
4 men arraigned in court over alleged attempted murder
Four men were on Wednesday arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged attempted murder.
The defendants, Sunday Aernana, 30, Aoufa Sule, 30, Jonathan Elijah, 19, and Moses Iorana, 24, are facing a charge of attempted murder.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 5 in Ikole-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendants conspired and attempted to murder one Miss Adebo Tadeni.
He said that the complainant was abducted by the defendants and was taken away to murder her, but she was lucky to have escaped.
Olasunkanmi said the offence contravened Sections 324 and 320 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor told the court that the duplicated copy of the case file had been forwarded to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.O Oyebanji, ordered that the defendants be kept in police custody pending legal advice from DPP.
He adjourned the case until May 11 for mention.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Tajudeen Atitebi (NAN)
Police arraign man, 20, over alleged attempted murder
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 20-year-old man, Anuoluwapo Busuyi before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged attempted murder.
The defendant, who is of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of attempted murder.
The prosecutor, Insp. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 29 in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant attempted to murder one Ikutiminu Daniel.
He told the court that the defendant was filling the pot-hole in the community, while he asked for money from the complainant, an Okada rider, who told him that he had no money.
He said the argument led to a fight and the defendant allegedly smashed spade on the eyes of the complainant, which caused him to sustain serious injury.
Olasunkanmi said the offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor told the court that the duplicate case file has been sent to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The plea of the defendant was, however not taken.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered that the defendant be kept in the police custody pending issuance of legal advice.
He adjourned the case until April 22 for mention.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Isaac Ukpoju
Mechanic, 18, receives 15 lashes for attempted burglary
A Kaduna Upper Sharia Court has ordered that an 18-year-old mechanic, Abubakar Abdulkadir, be given 15 lashes of the cane for attempted burglary.
The Judge, Mr Umar Mustapha, said the light sentence imposed on the convict was because he was a first offender.
According to him, since the convict pleaded guilty, asked for mercy and also promised to be of good conduct in future, the sentence imposed was appropriate.
The court Registrar executed the conviction by administering 15 lashes of the cane on the convict, in accordance with the order of the court.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Abubakar Shehu, told the court that a police patrol team attached to Sabon Gari Police Station while on surveillance arrested the convict.
Shehu said that the convict was arrested while trying to jump inside a compound to steal the occupants’ valuables.
The prosecutor said that when Abdulkadir was apprehended and quizzed about his mission in the compound, he could not give satisfactory explanation of what he was doing there.
Shehu said that the offence contravened Section 286 of the Kaduna State Penal Code.
Edited By: Bayo Sekoni/Ejike Obeta
Fake soldier arrested for attempted murder
The Bariga Police Station has arrested a fake soldier, Azeez Ali, 40, of No. 5, Morgan Way, along Igando Ikotun Road, Lagos State for allegedly attempting to kill one Sunday Amoo.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said this in a statement he released to newsmen on Sunday.
Elkana said that Amoo, 42, of No.27, Community Str., Oworoshoki , a suburb of Lagos almost had his manhood chopped off by Ali over a minor argument.
“The suspect was arrested at a pin-down point at Berger Bus stop, along IBB Way in Bariga.
“He impersonated a Naval Officer and allegedly used a military Jack knife to cut the penis of Amoo over a mere argument, resulting in multiple deep cuts,” he said.
The police official said that the victim had been taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he is responding to treatment.
“Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court after it,” Elkana said.
Edited By: Peter Dada
Attempted felony: Man sentenced to 30 days community service
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Matthew Akindele, to one month community service for jumping into an apartment with the intent to commit a crime.
The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Akokhia, sentenced Akindele following his pleaded guilty.
Akokhia, however, gave him an option of N15, 000 fine.
“You are hereby sentenced to one month community service with an option of N15, 000 fine.
“The sentence would serve as a deterrent to others who might want to engage in similar acts,” she held.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Adegoke Philip, told the court that Akindele committed the offence on Feb. 25 at Omole Phase 2, Ikeja.
He said that Akindele scaled a perimeter fence belonging to one Mr Kolawole Ajayi, with an intent to commit felony.
“The defendant jumped into the complainant’s compound and burgled his door to gain access into his apartment.
“When the complainant saw him, he raised alarm; neighbours rushed to the scene. The defendant took to his heels but was captured.
“When he was questioned on his mission, he could not give any satisfactory reason. He was then handed over to the police,” Phillip said.
The prosecutor noted that the offence contravened Section 406 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Ijeoma Popoola
Attempted murder, trial for 2 men who threw scooter onto autobahn
Two German men were on trial for attempted murder in western Germany on Thursday for throwing a 25-kilogram electric scooter onto a busy highway in September 2019 .
The men, aged 18 and 22, are said to have thrown the electric scooter off a nine meter high wall near a tunnel entrance.
Four cars were involved and resulted to an accident, but no one was seriously injured.
The court heard that the men had been drinking and had a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit.
The older of the two defendants said he could not explain what had happened. “My head was just switched off,’’ he told the Bochum district court at the start of the trial. “We didn’t think.’’
The younger defendant cannot remember the events of that day but said he would not contest the charges, defence lawyer Dieter Stoffer said.
“He wants to face up to what he did,’’ Stoffer said.
The pair borrowed 1,000 euros (1,115 dollars) before the trial which they gave to the woman whose car was hit by the scooter.
They also wrote letters of apology from prison.
Edited By: Halima Sheji/Felix Ajide (NAN)
Man, 33, appears in court over alleged attempted murder
A 33-year-old man, Falade Olarewaju, on Wednesday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cutting off the wrist of Mr Ademola Adeyemi.
Olarewaju, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of attempted murder.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the Court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 15 in Ikoro-Ekiti.
Okunade said that the defendant attempted to kill Adeyemi and in the process cut off his wrist after a disagreement between them at a farm.
He said that the complainant was still admitted in the hospital.
Akunade said the offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor urged the court to adjourned the case to enable him to forward the file to office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The plea of the defendant was not taken.
Defence Counsel, Mr Gbenga Bejide, urged the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the defendant should be kept in police custody pending his ruling on his bail application.
Adegboye adjourned the case until Feb. 28, for mention.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Donald Ugwu
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