An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday granted bail in the sum of N50,000 to an unemployed man, who allegedly snatched N46, 000 phone at a bus stop.
Magistrate E. Kubeinje also ordered 28-year-old Olamide Adesoko to produce two sureties in like sum.
She directed that the sureties must be gainfully employed and provide evidence of one year tax payment to the state government.
The defendant, a resident of Adebimpe Street, Mile 12, Lagos State, was arraigned over alleged conspiracy and stealing which respectively contravene Sections 285 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He, however, denied committing the offences.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, submitted that the defendant conspired with others still at large to snatch an iPhone worth N46, 000 from one Mr Tunde Ibrahim.
Ihiehie told the court that the unemployed committed the offences on Feb 16. at 3.00p.m. at Mile 12 Bus Stop.
He alleged that the defendant approached Ibrahim, claiming that he needed direction to a place.
“Before the complainant knew what was happening, Adesoko held him and snatched his phone,” Ihiehie said.
He said that Ibrahim saw the defendant two days later while attempting to defraud a woman.
“He raised alarm, and people around caught him and handed him over to the police.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that stealing attracts three years’ imprisonment but stealing from one’s employer is punishable with seven years’ imprisonment, under the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The case was adjourned until March 26 for mention.
Protests spread across Germany over George Floyd killing in United States
Tens of thousands of people in Germany demonstrated on Saturday against racism and police brutality following the killing of African American George Floyd in the United States city of Minneapolis.
According to police, around 15,000 participants at Alexanderplatz Square in Berlin alone, but only 1,500 participants had registered for the event, despite the minimal distance order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Police officers said on Twitter that the square was full and asked people to stop arriving.
Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he was handcuffed facing down on a Minneapolis street.
In Germany, many of the demonstrators in black clothes carried banners supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Organizers called for a silent demonstration lasting exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the time it took for Floyd to lose consciousness as the police officer knelt on his neck.
Berlin police said they made a number of arrests after a group of demonstrators threw bottles and stones at officers. One officer was injured. In a separate incident, a press photographer was hit in the head by a bottle, police added.
Around 25,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Munich, but according to the police, only 200 people had registered for the event. The meeting area was finally expanded to make more space to allow demonstrators to follow the social distancing order.
In Hamburg, the police said a total of 14,000 people joined the demonstrations in two almost simultaneous rallies at Jungfernstieg and Rathausmarkt, but only around 800 were allowed because of the anti-coronavirus measures.
The Hamburg police had already declared their solidarity before the demonstrations. “We are by your side!” tweeted it before the rallies started. “Racism shouldn’t have a place in our society. We work every day so that everyone in Hamburg can feel safe.”
Other cities like Frankfurt, Mannheim and Stuttgart were also full of demonstrators on Saturday. Calls for “Silent Demos” had been published on the Internet, calling for “No to racism” and “Black Lives Matter.”
Hungary, Germany to lift travel restrictions to each other’s citizens: FM
Hungary and Germany will lift travel restrictions for each other’s citizens from 8 a.m. on Sunday, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on his Facebook page on Saturday.
“Germany is our biggest trading partner. Many Hungarians work in Germany. Their employment and contact with their families have encountered very serious difficulties in the recent period,” Szijjarto said in a video message.
Germany’s management of the pandemic has proven to be effective, the minister said, adding that this provides an opportunity to lift restrictions on passenger traffic between the two countries.
German nationals will be allowed entry into Hungary, and Hungarians who return home from Germany are exempt from the quarantine obligations, according to the minister.
In another development, travel restrictions between Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia had been completely lifted starting from Friday.
Niger LG rehabilitates 17km Roofia/Agwara Road -Chairman
Kokoli, who lauded the quality of job done by the contractor, said that the council embarked on the project due to its socio economic importance to the people.
He said that the road, which linked communities such as Busuru, Mahuta, Kokoli and Gallah wards, would ease transportation problem facing the people.
He said that the council was doing everything possible to embark on the rehabilitation of other feeder roads across the 10 wards of the council to transportation problem.
Kokoli said that rehabilitation work on Agwara-Kokoli and Agwara-Gallah feeder roads in the area was ongoing and in various stages of completion.
He said that when completed it would help the people of the area, who were predominantly farmers, to transport their farm products to the market.
The Council boss reiterated his administration’s commitment to meaningful projects that would impact positively on the people.
He reminded the residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures put in place by the government to tackle the spread of Coronavirus disease in the state.
Responding, Alhaji Tukur Abdullahi, District Head of Roofia, thanked the chairman for rehabilitating the road, adding that he should continue with his people-oriented projects.
Romanian football fan jailed 90 months for attempted murder
A Universitatea Cluj fan was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for trying to kill a police officer during a Romanian first division relegation playoff match last year.
The attack had left him unconscious and covered in blood.
The incident took place amid clashes between Universitatea supporters and police with fans throwing seats, stones and other objects at the officers.
A large number of home supporters made their way down to the bottom of a stand.
It was to express their fury at what they described as police brutality following a pitch invasion by a Universitatea fan.
Traian was also ordered to pay 18,000 euros (15,794 pounds) in damages, the Cluj court said in a statement.
The ruling is not final and can be appealed.
Interview: George Floyd death reveals United States’ double standards on human rights, says former Yugoslavian FM
The death of George Floyd and the United States‘ response to ensuing protests demonstrated double standards in the country’s policies on certain rights it has been insisting on around the world, according to Zivadin Jovanovic, former foreign minister of Yugoslavia.
Jovanovic told Xinhua that the United States‘ respect for human rights is reserved only for those countries on which it wishes to impose domination.
“The rights are acceptable for them only in their objective to dominate globally,” Jovanovic said.
He noted that such policies are rooted “in the theory of their exceptionality and the strategy of hegemonic and global domination.”
The senior Yugoslavian diplomat believes that double standards are the source of many problems in global relations, while obtaining peace, stability and prosperity requires all countries to abandon such practices.
As for the United States itself, Jovanovic said racial discrimination is deeply rooted in the history of the country’s socio-economic and political practice, and that segregation is still visible in the distribution of wealth and availability of health protection.
“The present problem should be treated in much broader contexts and only a systematic approach could deliver the sustainable solution and social stability,” he said.
Moreover, Jovanovic said that the United States’ double standards are also reflected in its disrespect of international conventions and agreements, such as those related to the International Criminal Court, arms control, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Health Organization.
“They accused some countries of interfering in their electoral process, without any proof, but the United States is particularly interfering in the electoral process all over the world by bribing political parties and blackmailing politicians,” he pointed out.
Iran released United States prisoner on “humanitarian purposes”: Iranian ministry
Michael White, a United States veteran who had entered Iran two years ago, was arrested and convicted of espionage, the managing director of the anti-espionage department at Iran’s Intelligence Ministry was quoted as saying.
White was released on Thursday and was finally expelled from Iran “because of deterioration of his illness and on compassionate grounds” after serving some two years in prison, he said.
“Certain United States officials … were seeking to take advantage of a possible death of White due to his chronic disease and fulfill their political objectives,” he said, adding that “the release of American convict prevented the United States from using the opportunity for an ‘inhumane behavior’ against Iran.”
The United States released on Thursday one Iranian scientist, Majid Taheri, who had been in the United States jail for “violating United States sanctions against Iran.”
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran has always welcomed the “humanitarian efforts that help release of Iranian hostages in the United States and elsewhere.”
However, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council on Friday dismissed speculation that the release of Iranian scientists jailed in the United States and Iran‘s move to free White from prison have been the result of negotiations between Tehran and Washington, according to Tasnim news agency.
Merkel allies criticise Trump decision to cut United States troops in Germany
Senior lawmakers, from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservative bloc, on Saturday, criticised President Donald Trump’s decision to order the United States military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany.
“The plans once again show that the Trump administration is neglecting an elementary leadership task: the involvement of alliance partners in decision-making processes,’’ Johann Wadephul, foreign policy spokesman for the parliamentary group, told Reuters.
Wadephul also spoke of a “further wake-up call” to Europeans to position themselves better in terms of security policy.
The German Foreign Ministry declined to comment.
Andreas Nick, like Wadephul a member of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, told Deutsche Welle the indications were that “the decision was not a technical but a purely politically motivated decision’’.
A United States official, who did not want to be identified, said on Friday the move was the result of months of work by the top United States military officer, General Mark Milley, and had nothing to do with tensions between Trump and Merkel, who thwarted Trump’s plan to host a G7 meeting this month.
Trump has pressed Germany to raise defence spending and accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia due to its energy reliance.
Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
Ethiopian expert says Africa can learn from Chinese pandemic management system
Costantinos Bt. Costantinos, who served as an economic advisor to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, noted that the African continent currently accounts for a small fraction of the infections globally.
However, Costantinos told Xinhua that “African countries have taken a disproportionate hit due to plummeting oil and commodity prices and weaker currencies, which ramp-up external debt servicing costs.”
Costantinos, also professor of public policy at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, stressed that China is probably the only nation that can address the challenges faced by the global South in improving economic governance and curtailing corruption.
According to the latest figures from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent had surpassed 171,206, as the death toll from the pandemic surged to 4,766.
The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also disclosed that more than 75,083 people who had been infected with COVID-19 had recovered across the continent so far.
108-year-old Italian woman in nursing home recovers from COVID-19
“God forgot about me,” Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera quoted Negrini as saying in its Saturday edition, reporting that the woman turned 108 on Wednesday.
The paper published a picture of the wheelchair-bound Negrini in front of a chocolate and cream cake, flanked by a carer with a giant heart-shaped birthday card.
The card said, “Fatima 108 We Love You!!! S. Faustino.”
According to Corriere, Negrini has three sons aged 89, 88, and 78, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)
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