A Yola Magistrate Court in Adamawa has convicted and sentenced an 18 year old, Umar Isa, of Jambutu ward to 6 years imprisonment without option of fine.
The presiding judge, Japhet Ibrahim Basani, convicted the youngman after he was tried and found guilty of criminal conspiracy and theft contrary to sections 60 and 276 of the state penal code law, 2018.
Umar Isa, was dragged before the court for snatching a phone from a lady known Grace Lazarus, of the Jambutu ward on the 5th September, 2021 at about 12:00 pm.
NEWS PLATFORM gathered that Grace encountered the convict while on her own way to the house in a tricycle shortly after sunday service in Jambutu.
It was learnt that the convict stopped the tricycle conveying her and one other passenger, and pleaded with the tricyclist to take him to a nearby junction to pay him the sum of N20.
The tricyclists agreed and asked the youngman he had thought to be innocent to enter the tricycle where he entered and met Grace and one other passenger.
Few minutes later, Umar who could not even reach his destination, asked the tricyclist to slow down so as to enable him get down.
While the tricyclist was making effort to slow down, Umar who kept an eagle on the young lady and her phone, snatched the phone and jumped out of the moving tricycle.
But unfortunately for Umar and fortunately for Grace, he jumped very close to where the police were patrolling. The girl and the other passenger raised alarm which attracted the attention of the police and the general public who arrested him there and then.
When arraigned in court by the prosecutor, Sergeant Kabiru Abubakar, on Monday, the convict pleaded guilty after which the prosecutor called the victim who testified in court as witness and applied for accelerated trial.
While in court, the unrepentant “Shila” boy confessed that he narrowly escaped death when himself and his friend invaded a house in Jambutu in 2020, narrating that his friend was apprehended by the mob and killed on the spot, but that he was lucky enough to escape for his life.
Ruling on the matter, Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani, held that the prosecution has proven its case against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt and slammed him 6 year jail term without option of fine.
Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence
As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.
The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.
“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.
“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.
Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.
She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.
Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.
In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.
She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.
“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.
“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.
Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.
Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.
The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.
The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.
Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.
Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.
The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads
Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.
The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.
These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.
Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.
The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.
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