The Commissioner of Police (CP), Kaduna State, Mr Umar Muri, has ordered the immediate deployment of more Police personnel to Kajuru, Zango Kataf, Kaura and Kauru Local Government Areas of the state.
The spokesman of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a statement he made available to newsmen on Friday.
According to the statement, the Commissioner, therefore, directed all Area Commanders and DPOs within the affected areas to make adequate use of the deployed personnel in ensuring the safety of lives and properties of people there as well as the full enforcement of the 24-hourly curfew imposed by the Kaduna State Government.
The command also commiserated with the people of Kaduna State, particularly, those who have lost loved ones and property as a result of the crises.
He also assured them that the Command would do everything within its powers to ensure that peace was restored in the affected areas.
Umar advised all law abiding citizens in the State to co-operate with the law enforcement agencies as they carried out the full enforcement of the curfew alongside other measures with a view to ensuring their safety.
He, however,warned troublemakers to desist forthwith from acts of violence and lawlessness.
He said that the Command would not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons found working against peace in the state.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Peter Dada (NAN)
Court remands woman, 25, for allegedly killing stepson with rat poison
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a 25-year-old woman, Amina Haruna, who allegedly killed her stepson with rat poison, be remanded pending legal advice on the case.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Muhammad Idris, ordered that Haruna be remanded in a correctional centre, pending advice from state’s Director of Public Prosecutions.
The defendant, who lives at Maigamji Village in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, is facing a charge of murder.
The prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on June 21, at 1.00p.m. at Maigamji Village.
Gawuna alleged that the defendant cooked food, laced it with rat poison and gave it to her co-wife (name withheld) to eat.
“In the process, the co-wife did not eat from the food but shared it among her three children and they all ate.
“The children fell sick, began to vomit and were rushed to the Danbatta General Hospital for treatment.”
He told the court that one of the children, a five-year-old boy, unfortunately died.
Gawuna said that the alleged offence contravened the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court adjourned the case until Aug. 27, for mention.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)
Teacher in court for allegedly defiling 4-year-old pupil
A 38-year-old teacher, Ifeanyichukwu Nwasike, on Monday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling his four year-old pupil.
The police charged Nwasike, who resides in No. 13 Mofowoku St., Akoka Lagoswith defilement.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The prosecution counsel, ASP Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in March at his residence.
Thomas said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwakpa admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that one of the sureties must be a GL12 officer, who must produce evidence of three years tax payment.
Nwakpa adjourned the case until Aug.17 for hearing.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
COVID-19: Nigeria reports 304 fresh infections; death toll hits 888
Nigeria reported 304 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll jumps to 888.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday.
The centre noted that five deaths were recorded in the country.
It added that till date, the country recorded 43,841 confirmed cases, 20,308 discharged and 888 deaths in 36 states and the FCT.
It showed that the 304 new cases were reported from 15 states, namely Lagos (81), FCT (39), Abia (31), Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6) and Gombe (5).
The health agency noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the COVID-19 national response activities across the country.
The NCDC said that Nigerians risk of the virus would be higher if they were less than six feet from people at a crowded public place or if they freely share equipment and not practice social distancing and other habits to stay healthy.
Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)
NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms over some parts of northern states.
The states are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Taraba, Kebbi and Katsina.
According to the agency, the rest of the region will be under cloudy conditions during the time.
“Later in the day, cloudy skies with pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over the region with the exception of Sokoto where cloudy condition is expected.
“Over the central region, cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are anticipated over Jos, Nasarawa, Makurdi, Niger and Abuja during the morning hours.
“As the day progresses, much cloudiness is expected to prevail over the region with prospects of thunderstorms over Benue, Abuja, Niger and Plateau States.’’
The agency predicted that southern coast and the inland would be cloudy with the exception of Ikom, Obudu, Calabar in Cross River and Eket in Akwa Ibom, where light rain showers were anticipated during the morning hours.
It further predicted that some southeast inland and coastal cities such as Enugu, Umuahia, Obudu, Uyo, Calabar, Eket, Port-Harcourt and Yenagoa are expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers later in the day.
The agency, however, envisaged cloudy skies over the inland and coastal areas of the Southwest.
According to NiMet, morning thunderstorms are likely over Katsina, Borno, Taraba and Katsina on Tuesday, while the rest of the northern region is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours.
“Places like Southern Borno, Bauchi, and Gombe will experience cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms in the evening while the rest of the region are expected to be cloudy.
“Cloudy skies with thunderstorms are expected over Niger axis, while other parts of the central cities will experience much cloudiness during the morning hours.
“Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated over Kaduna and Niger States in the afternoon with more prospects in the evening.
“Cloudy conditions are expected over inland and coast of the south during the morning and evening period.’’
NiMet forecast cloudy skies over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Borno, Gombe, and Adamawa during the morning hours of Wednesday.
It also predicted pockets of thunderstorms over Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Zamfara and Kebbi States.
“Cloudy skies are expected to prevail across the central region during the morning hours, while thunderstorms are expected over the high grounds of the central states during the afternoon and evening period.
“Cloudiness is expected to prevail over the inland and the coastal belt throughout the forecast period.’’
Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Silas Nwoha (NAN)