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New CP takes over police command in Zamfara

By Abubakar Ahmed
Gusau, Jan. 3, 2019, (NNN) A new Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zanna Mohammed, has resumed office in Zamfara, a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, says on Thursday.

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New CP takes over police command in Zamfara


Police

By Abubakar Ahmed
Gusau, Jan. 3, 2019, (NNN) A new Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zanna Mohammed, has resumed office in Zamfara, a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, says on Thursday.

Shehu stated that the new commissioner who took over from Usman Belel, resumed on the Jan. 1.

He noted that Zanna Mohammed, an indigene of Borno, holds a BSc degree in Political Science and an MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Studies, all from University of Jos (UNIJOS).

Mohammed served as Commissioner of Police in charge of Information Technology at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, as well as Yobe and Delta police commands in the same capacity.

While addressing officers and men of the command in Zamfara on Thursday, the new police chief charged them to be dedicated to duty.

He maintained that he would ensure full implementation of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ transformation and repositioning agenda in the state.

He also said he would ensure that all personnel received their entitlements whenever due.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the state had in recent times faced serious security challenges. (NNN)

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Police begin investigation into alleged killing of youth in Delta

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The Police in Delta has begun investigation into the alleged murder of a youth in Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.


The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Warri.

NAN recalls that some youths in Ozoro took to the street on Monday in protest over alleged extortion and intimidation by the police in the community.

The man whose identity is yet to be known was allegedly shot to death during the protest.

Onovwakpoyeya said the essence of the investigation was to uncover the identity of the deceased and the circumstances that led to his death.

“It was a violent protest, investigation has started to find out who actually shot him, we do not want to be hasty to issue a statement, we will speak at the appropriate time.

“The video I saw on the internet on Monday did not show any policeman, I know that if this kind of thing happened, the crowd will hold the person hostage,” he said.

Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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Judiciary

Court sentences driver to 2 years in prison for stealing car

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An Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 30-year-old driver, Victor Jonah, to two years imprisonment for stealing a car.


The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Jonah after he pleaded guilty to stealing the car.

Suleiman, however, gave the convict option to pay N50, 000 or to spend two years in prison.

He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal act of stealing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Monday Dabit, told the court that the case was reported at the A Division Police station on July 14 by one Victor Kadu of Jenta Adamu, the complainant.

Dabit said that the convict stole the car from where the owner had parked it.

According to the prosecutor, during police investigation, the car was found in the accused possession, an offense the prosecutor said is contrary to sections 272 of the Penal Code of Plateau.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)

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Court sentences 2 labourers to 4 years imprisonment each for stealing

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An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Tuesday sentenced two labourers to four years each imprisonment for stealing a cell phone.


The police charged Usman Abdullahi,20, and Suleiman Yahaya,22, with conspiracy and theft.

The Judge, Lawal Suleiman sentenced Usman and Yahaya after they pleaded guilty to the offense.

Suleiman, however, gave the convicts  option to pay N40, 000 each or to spend two years in prison for theft, N10, 000 each or a year for conspiracy and N15, 000 each as compensation or another one year in prison.

He said the judgment would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal act of stealing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto Police station on July 5 by one Phoebe Zakka of Farin Gada Jos, who was the complainant.

Gokwat said that the convicts conspired and attacked the complainant on her way to the bank and collected her phones valued at N35, 500.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 57 and 272 of the Penal Code of Plateau.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

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COVID-19: FG to develop innovative interventions to improve survival chances

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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says efforts are ongoing to develop innovative interventions to reduce  COVID-19 case fatalities to below one per cent.


 Ehanire said this at the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Abuja.

According to him,  fatalities at present is at two per cent, especially for the elderly and those with co-morbidities.

Ehanire said that PTF members were aligned in non-pharmaceutical key role interventions in controlling new infections, as the measures of wearing of masks and avoiding crowds were easy, cheap and proven to be effective.

He added that “we would work with state governments to prepare necessary space and human resources at general hospitals or Primary Healthcare Centres to train and set up at least one sample collection site in every local government area in due course, with efficient sample retrieval logistics to convey samples to laboratories.

“As the cause of the disease becomes clearer, the Director-General of WHO warns that COVID-19 may be with us for a long time.

“This means that we should consider adjusting to what has been described as the ‘new normal,’ a way of life that is intended to reduce risk of infection, while allowing meaningful economic life to resume and citizens to restore their livelihoods,” he said.

The minister said there was need to sustain the efforts as the increase in testing capacity recorded  40,000 in one month, while the number of positive cases dropped by over 2,000.

“The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in July was 17,457, out of a total of 154,454 samples tested, with a positivity rate of 11.3 per cent, as against that of June of 19,149 positive cases from a total of 111,052 samples tested with a positivity rate of 17.2 per cent.

“By Aug. 3, we recorded 43,841 confirmed cases out of of 286,091 samples tested, while 20,308 persons were treated and discharged with 888 persons dead,” he said.

Ehanire also announced that plans were ongoing to designate holding rooms at general hospitals, with facilities for oxygen administration, such as oxygen concentrators or oxygen cylinders.

“Some investment in this strategy, known in Lagos State as oxygen kiosks, will be required, but the benefit in lives saved will be significant,” he said.

Ehanire said that the task force responded to the request of São Tomé for commodities for COVID-19 response, as directed directive by the President.

He assured that there was continued increase and optimisation laboratory diagnostic capacity most recently in Zamfara, Kebbi, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe and Bayelsa states.

The minister said there should be no anxiety among health workers about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as the equipment had been reasonably well-stocked with materials and commodities and supplied to all sections of the country.

He said government was grateful to the United Nations and European Union for the donation of another consignment of valuable supplies, which he received on July 31.

“This additional delivery will boost our stockpile of wherewithal to fight the pandemic and it includes face masks and shields goggles, airways tubes, bio-hazard bags and safety boxes, test kites,” he said.

 

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)

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