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Employer docked for allegedly seizing domestic help’s property




Employer docked for allegedly seizing domestic help’s property



By Olaitan Idris


Lagos, Jan. 24, 2019 (NNN)  A 39-year-old woman, Adane Onoru,  who allegedly seized the cell phone  and a bag of cloths  belonging to Mary Christopher, was docked at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that Christopher is a domestic help to Onoru.


The defendant, a resident of No. 6, Ajigbeda St., in Moshalashi near Mushin, Lagos State , is being tried on a four- count charge bordering on seizing of property and resisting arrest.


The prosecutor, Sgt. Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 6 at her residence.


He alleged that the defendant had travelled and left her housekeeper at home.


He said that the defendant had sent her boyfriend to check if Christopher was behaving well while she was out of town.


Ekhueorohan said that after Onoru returned, she heard rumours that Christopher and her boyfriend were into a sexual relationship.


He said that Onoru, out of anger, snatched Christopher’s phone and denied her entry into her apartment.


“Christopher reported her employer at the station,’’ he said.


The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 111, 117, 287 and 340 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.


The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.


The magistrate, Mrs, A.K. Tella, ordered the defendant to return Christopher’s phone to her and allow her to pick  her other belongings from the defendant’s house.


Tella said that it was a matter that should have been settled out of court and ordered the release of the defendant.





Edited by Halima Sheji/Peter Dada






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Sales representative docked for alleged impersonation



A 25-year-old sales representative, Queen Ngele, who allegedly impersonated one Vicky Omeh, a  customer of Home Affairs Supermarket with the  intention to steal, was  docked on Tuesday before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.


Ngele whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of impersonation, conspiracy and attempt to steal.


The Prosecutor, ASP Rita Momoh, told the court that the accused committed the offences between June and July at Home Affairs Supermarket in Ogudu.


Momoh said that the defendant, an employee of the supermarket on July 14, impersonated a customer-Vicky Omeh- by diverting the customer’s purchases as a bonus to herself.


She also said that the defendant and one other conspired to perpetrate the said act but were later caught.


The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 380(2), 411 and 406 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 380 prescribes seven years’ jail term for impersonation.


Ngele entered a plea of `not guilty’ to the charges.


The Magistrate, Mrs O.M. Ajayi, in her ruling granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 19 for mention.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Peter Dada (NAN)

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Employee absconds with employer’s N199, 500



A 37-year-old employee, Yinusa Mohammed, who allegedly absconded with his employer’s N199,500, was on Tuesday charged before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.


Mohammed, who resides in Ojota area of Lagos State, is facing a charge of stealing.


The Prosecutor, ASP Rita Momoh, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 14 at Winfords Ltd., Ojota.


Momoh said that the defendant, who worked as an accountant at the said company failed to remit N199, 500 being proceeds from sales.


“The accused who was employed sometime last year absconded with the money.


“Efforts made by the company to get the money were unsuccessful as the defendant refused to pick calls made to his cell phones.


“He was later arrested and handed over to the police,” she said.


The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the section stipulates seven years’ imprisonment for stealing.


The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.


In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs O.M. Ajayi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.


Ajayi said that the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government {LASG}.


She adjourned the case until Aug.11.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Peter Dada (NAN)

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Farmer laments over difficulties in disposal of poultry waste in Lagos



A poultry farmer, Mr Joel Oduware, has lamented over the challenges faced by local farmers in Lagos State in the disposal of poultry waste.

Oduware, made this complaint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

The farmer said a number poultry farmers in the state were closing shop owing to the issue of inadequate poultry waste disposal.

“The disposal of poultry waste is a very big issue to poultry farmers in Lagos. Most farms in the state are closing shop because of the issue of poultry waste disposal.

“The inability to find adequate means to dispose poultry waste in the state has posed a major challenge to the industry.

“We have very big issues with the disposal of poultry waste in this state; the government needs to come back with the project on poultry waste management scheme.

“To commence the scheme, the government should liaise with the poultry farmers on how to manage the waste they generate.

“The government should work out a formula on poultry waste management that local poultry farmers in the state can key into effectively,” the farmer said.

Oduware said the issue of inadequate poultry waste disposal was peculiar to farmers in Lagos, unlike other states that have adequate land spaces to process the waste into organic fertiliser.

He also decried the epileptic services of the waste disposal agents in the state who rarely came to evacuate the poultry waste in good time.

“In rural areas like Ogun and Oyo states, poultry farmers do not have issues with waste disposal but actually generate extra income from them.

“What they do is that they bury the poultry waste in the ground because of the land space available and generate organic fertilisers from them and sell them to local crop farmers.

“The reverse is the case in Lagos because you cannot just go dig up anywhere to bury poultry waste, waste management have pushed a lot of poultry farmers out of business.

“I was once reported to the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency that my farm was generating waste that constituted environmental nuisance.

“We pay the waste collectors to pick up the poultry waste but they are epileptic in their services and do not come to pick up our waste in good time,” Oduware said

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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Revival of ailing industries will strengthen currency -Expert



Mr Promise Amahah, an economic expert says revamping ailing industries and economic diversification in the country will help to strengthen the value of the Naira among world currencies.

Amahah stated while reacting to the fall of the Naira amid COVID-19 pandemic during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Naira exchanged for about N387 to a dollar in the foreign exchange market as at Aug. 3.

He advised the Federal Government to also sustain the tempo in its diversification drive in different sectors of the economic to further boost the economy.

He said that the revamping of all ailing industries in agriculture, textiles, IT, education among others would create more jobs, open investment as well as raise the value of the Naira.

“The fall of the Naira did not just happen overnight. When Naira was stronger was when we had Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Volkswagen Nigeria, Dunlop Nigeria Ltd, Michelin Nigeria, Bata and Lennards.

“Our Naira had value when we had Nigerian Airways, Steel Rolling Mills; Osogbo Steel Rolling Mill, Ajaokuta steel, Arewa Textile Mill, BEREC Batteries, General Motors and Kingsway among others,” he said.

Amahah, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Strategy Worth and Technology (SWAT), lauded Federal Government for its move to revive Ajaokuta Steel Company.

The expert said the commitment by the Central Bank of Nigeria to revive Nigerian Cotton Textile and Garment industries was the right step in the right direction.

Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

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