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Police Arraign 2 For Alleged House Breaking, Stealing N716, 000 Valuables



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The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned two men at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into an apartment and stealing phones and cash valued at N716,000.
The police charged the duo, Safi Musa, 29, and Williams Asim, 32, who resides at Egbeda, Lagos State, with a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary, and stealing.
The prosecuting counsel, ASP Bisi Ogunleye told the court that the defendants with others still at large committed the offenses on March 27 at Ishola Makinde Street, Egbeda, Lagos State.
Ogunleye said they broke into the apartment of one Mrs. Temitope Odusanya and stole her properties.
“The defendants burgled the complainant’s apartment and carted away phones and money.
“They stole five phones valued at N566,000 and cash of N150,000 totaling N716,000.
“When the complainant discovered that her apartment has been ransacked and her properties stolen, she reported the case to the police.
“One of the phones was tracked and traced to the first defendant, Musa,” he said.
Ogunleye said that when Musa was apprehended, he led the police to arrest the second defendant, Asim.
He said alleged offenses contravene sections 287, 307, and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 287 prescribes three years jail terms for stealing while section 307 attracts seven years term for breaking in.
The magistrate Mrs. AS Odubajo fixed further hearing for Aug. 25 for the continuation of hearing.

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NDE Trains 25 Youths On Advanced Agriculture In Kaduna



NDE Trains 25 Youths On Advanced Agriculture In Kaduna

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun the training of 25 youths in Kaduna on advanced agriculture under its Post-Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (POST-SADT) program.

Crystal News understands that the 25 participants had earlier received basic training on different aspects of agriculture such as poultry, fishery, cow fattening among others.

The Acting NDE Kaduna State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Dada-Williams, said that the training would last for one week.

According to her, participants will be trained on the practical application of government agricultural policies like the provision of incentives, links to the source of funds, and high productivity.

“It is also to encourage the youth to accept agriculture as a means of livelihood rather than looking for white-collar jobs.
“ I want to encourage you all to be more serious, more dedicated, and make use of this golden opportunity,’’ she said.

Dada-Williams added that the training was a significant step in Nigeria’s quest to win the war against mass unemployment as well as to ameliorate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She explained that the NDE in the last three decades had remained at the forefront in the fight against poverty and joblessness which is the core mandate of the directorate.

Earlier, Malam Nuhu Abubakar-Fikpo, Director-General, NDE, said he was impressed with the Kaduna State Directorate for empowering the youth, urging participants to pay attention and learn effectively.

The D-G, who was represented by Mr. Edene Paschal, Rural, Promotion Officer 1 of the directorate, said participants would be given soft loans to start up their agric businesses after the training.

Meanwhile, some of the participants expressed appreciation to NDE and hoped to start up their businesses soon.

Ibrahim Abubakar, a graduate who had learned poultry, said he had gained more knowledge during the first training and was expecting to get loan to start up his poultry business.

Mrs Ruth Sebastian said she felt lucky to be one of the selected participants, adding that she intends to be self-reliant and be an employer of labor after the training.

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Lagos LG Poll: Residents, Commuters, Disobey Restriction Order



Some residents and commuters in parts of Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State on Saturday flouted the restriction of movement order of the state government, to enable hitch-free elections.

The commuters and pedestrians were seen at early hours of the day moving about their businesses as well as commercial buses, conveying passengers to various destinations.

However, officers at polling units 019 and 020, Wards D and E respectfully, Muri Okunola Street 1, arrived at the venue as early as 8 a.m.

PU 020 commenced verification and voting at 9.05a.m, while PU 019 was yet to begin due to the delay of setting up the tables, chairs, and polling booths for the exercise.

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Banditry: Police Foil Attack, Rescue 8 Victims In Katsina



Police Confirm Kidnap Of 8 Person In Zaria, Kaduna State-Crystal News

The Katsina State Police Command says it has foiled bandits attack at Kabobi village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Gambo Isah, revealed this in a statement issued on Friday in Katsina.

He said: “On Friday, July 23, 2021, at about 14:30hrs, bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, blocked Jibia-Batsari road, exactly at Kabobi village, Batsari LGA.

“The hoodlums attacked and kidnapped all the occupants of a motor vehicle, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, and whisked them away into the forest.

“On receipt of the report, DPO Batsari led teams of Operation Puff Adder and ‘Sharan Daji’ to the area and engaged them into a gun duel and successfully rescued eight of the victims.

“Those rescued include a 70-year-old man, 13-year-old girl, three 12 year old girls, all from Garin Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.

“Another 20-year-old girl, and her two children, all from Turaku Quarters in Batsari LGA of Katsina state,” Isah confirmed.

He explained that search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting the fleeing bandits and to rescue the remaining three missing persons as investigation is ongoing.

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