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Page 18 Man, 42, rapes11-year-old girl By Abubakar Sadiq Isah A 42 year-old man, identified as Moses Shadrack, has been arrested for allegedly defiling an…

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Man, 42, rapes11-year-old girl

By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A 42 year-old man, identified as Moses Shadrack, has been arrested for allegedly defiling an 11 year-old girl at Pegni village, Kuje Area Council.

A resident of the community, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened last Saturday evening inside an uncompleted building at the community.

He said the accused, who was a security guard at an estate in the village, allegedly lured the victim with a token and took her inside one of the uncompleted building’s and defiled her.

He said the mother of the victim, who sells provisions in a kiosks raised an alarm after she went in search of her daughter and discovered the man half naked inside the uncompleted building with her.

“You know any time the man wants to buy snacks or sachet water from the woman’s shop, she sometimes gives it to the girl to take to the man. That Saturday, he asked the woman to give the girl water and bread to take to him. He used the opportunity to lure the girl and defile her, “he said.

He said that an angry mob, most of them commercial cyclists, got wind of the incident and almost lynched the accused.

He was however rescued by some elders and taken to the police station at Kuje.

The Kuje Divisional Police Officer (DPO) could not be reached for comments, as his phone was not connecting as at the time of filling the report, but a police officer at the station confirmed the incident, saying the accused will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.

Apo six; Court adjourns adoption of final written addresses to Oct. 11

Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court on Wednesday adjourned the adoption of final written addresses in alleged extra judicial killing of six Apo traders to October 11.

The Attorney-General of the Federation had in 2005 filed a nine-count charge bordering on conspiracy and culpable homicide against the six police officers

The offences against the officers; Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami , Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel and Sadiq Salami, contravened sections 97 and 221 (a) of the Penal Code.

They were charged with the killing of Ifeanyi Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwodike and Augustina Arebun.

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, the first defence counsel, Mr Ricky Tarfa (SAN), applied for an extension of time to file and serve his final written address out of time.

Prosecuting counsel Mamman Osuman (SAN), did not oppose the application, but urged the court to grant 21 days to the prosecution to file composite reply to the defence written addresses.

He also prayed for an adjournment to enable them file such reply.

The defence did not oppose Osuman’s application, rather Tarfa also prayed for 21 days for defence to file their written addresses.

At the last sitting, the defence closed their case and it was adjourned for adoption of final addresses.

Bello granted the applications of the defence and prosecution

Bar man arraigned over impersonation

By Emma Elekwa

A 28-year-old barman has been arraigned before an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for allegedly impersonating a police officer and defrauding his hotel in Kubwa, Abuja.

Nonso Anene of Arab road, Kubwa, was charged under sections 309 and 179 of the Penal Code.

The prosecutor, John Akpan, told the court that the complainant, Omonsuekpea Famous, of Sabbet Hotel, on June 24, reported at the Kubwa Police station that the accused acted in a fraudulent manner and misappropriated the sum of N31, 800 realised from sales.

He said a police warrant card bearing Insp. Elogbo Eneng which the accused was parading himself with as a police officer to unsuspecting members of the public was found in his possession during police investigation.

When the charges were read to the accused person, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with a reasonable surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

The case was adjourned to August 23 for hearing.

Police arrest two for vandalising transformer

By Richard P. Ngbokai

The police in Utako have arrested two persons for alleged vandalising a transformer located at Zankli private hospital in Utako, Abuja.

A police source who spoke to our reporter in confidence said the suspects were caught with four pieces of armoured cables believed to have been removed from the transformer.

The suspects were apprehended by the security guards attached to Zankli hospital in the early hours of Thursday last week before they handed them over to the police with the vandalised cables.

City News learnt that the security men were on patrol when they noticed the movement of about four persons who had scaled the fence around the transformer with each trying to remove an armoured cable attached to the transformer.

“When they noticed that the security guards were on alert, they took to their heels and jumped over the fence, in the process of which two were arrested,” the source said.

Mal. Usman Dauda, one of the security guards told the police that the suspects engaged them in a serious fight which left one of them (suspects) with a severe cut on his head who the police said he is currently receiving treatment at Wuse general hospital after which he would be charged to court for prosecution.

Court convicts woman for stealing from boyfriend

Richard P. Ngbokai

A Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Kado has sentenced one Zainab Saidu to 10 months in prison for stealing the sum of N150, 000 cash, an Infinix note 2 phone valued at N55, 000 and for carrying out an unauthorised transaction with his boyfriend’s ATM card without his consent.

Zainab who resides at No 25 Janruwa Street, GRA Katsina, Katsina state, was convicted under section 288 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, had told the court that the complainant, Mr. Murtala L.Kajo, reported at Mabuchi police station that Zainab stole his Infinix note 2 phone valued at N55, 000, N150, 000 cash as well as his zenith bank ATM card.

Obatomi added that the accused person used the ATM card to withdraw N290, 000 from the complainant’s account.

She said the accused confessed to the crime during police investigation.

When this charge was read to the accused person, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 months in prison by the presiding judge, Mohammed Ado, with an option to pay a fine of N20, 000 with N200, 000 compensation to the complainant.

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