Islamic Cleric Bags 14 years imprisonment for Attempted Robbery
Islamic Cleric Bags 14 years imprisonment for Attempted Robbery
An Islamic cleric identified as Taofeek Olawale has been sentenced to 14 years for attempted robbery by an Ikeja high court.
The Islamic cleric also known as Alfa Taofeek who has been in prison since March 2012 has been finally sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for two count charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.
In the court hearing, Olawale had told the court that he has gone to offer a sacrifice for his client on March 6, 2012. Olawale said he lived with his girlfriend at Lakwe
“On the day of the incident around 12 am, I had gone to the T-junction at Lakwe dressed in a white Jalabiya to offer sacrifices on behalf of my client who was suffering from leg pains and also spiritual problems.
“It was while I was chanting incantations that someone suddenly appeared with a cutlass and struck me on the
head. I lost consciousness only to wake up and find myself in the Lagos State Teaching Hospital,”
The complainant, Jephthah Ekwueme according to his of the story said he was sleeping sometimes in his room on the same March 6, when someone suddenly shone a torchlight through his window and commanded that he open the door.
“I heard more than one voice commanding me to open the door to my apartment that they were armed robbers.
“I grabbed a cutlass and swung it through the window and it hit one of them. They thereafter took to their heels and it was then I opened the door and shouted for my neighbours. I pursued one of them who happened to be the defendant who I had injured with the cutlass who was also wearing a long white garment.
“He ran into the next compound and I followed him there. I managed to subdue him until the police arrived,”
After hearing both parties, the presiding judge, Justice Raliat Adebiyi found the defendant guilty of the charges leveled against him on the grounds that the prosecution was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.
“The only witness in the matter told the court that the defendant was wearing a white garment when he was caught on the night of the incident, and this was also corroborated by the defendant who also affirmed that he was wearing a white Jalabiya on the night of the incident.
“The defendant was also caught at the scene of the crime with the witness, who is also the victim identifying him,” the Judge ruled.
Justice Adebiyi finally read her judgment and sentenced the convict to 14 years in imprisonment on both counts.
Buhari Has Done More For Igbos Under APC Than PDP – Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo
Kenneth Okonkwo, a popular Nollywood actor, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done more for Ndigbo Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress, APC, than the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP (PDP).
According to IGBERE TV, the veteran Nollywood actor campaigned unsuccessfully for governor of Enugu State in the 2019 election.
Okonkwo lamented the operation of Fulani Herdsmen in Abuja in a post on his official Instagram profile on Tuesday.
According to President Buhari, 12 million children in the country have been traumatized and are frightened to attend school because of the high prevalence of kidnapping.
On Tuesday, October 26, the President announced this during the launch of the Safe School Programme in Abuja.
The President, who was represented at the ceremony by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, also stated that dealing with security concerns in the country has been difficult.
“The incessant attacks on the country’s education system such as kidnapping, abduction of pupils/students, increased activities of insurgence and general insecurity in our schools have exacerbated many factors responsible for the growing number of out-of-school children.
It is disheartening to note that even when the abducted students are released, the trauma of the incidences remains long in their minds; hence the plan to have teachers trained on psycho-social support.
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Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims it would “convincingly” win the next gubernatorial election in Anambra and the presidential election in 2023.
John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said on Thursday, October 21 at the inauguration of the state congress appeal committee in Abuja that all members of the APC should see disagreements “within the party as family disputes and should not seek to destroy the platform which helped them in the past.”
“With the huge membership strength we have recorded during the last registration and revalidation exercise, there is no doubt that Nigerians still trust us and that we will win all the upcoming elections convincingly, starting from the governorship elections in Anambra, to Osun, Ekiti, and to the 2023 general election,” he said.
“Therefore, there is a greater need to sustain the trust of our party men and women and indeed all Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari opened a two-day mid-term ministerial performance review retreat in Abuja on Monday, amid reports that more of his ministers will be sacked for poor performance.
The yearly retreat, which is attended by Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, and other top government officials, is held to evaluate the administration’s top functionaries’ performance.
President Buhari announced the dismissal of two of his ministers during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on September 1.
They were the Ministers of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, at the time, informing others that the action would be ongoing.
According to presidency sources, the President may be waiting for the results of the continuing review process before taking action, which may include removing more of his cabinet members whose performance and conduct do not satisfy the administration’s standards.
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