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Yola Inmate Threatens To Kill Self Over Alleged ‘’Delay of Justice’’ By Police

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There was a mild drama at the Upper Area Court I, Yola in Adamawa state when an inmate of  Jimeta Correctional Centre, identified as Auwal of Dogoruwa Village, Balanga Local Government Area in Gombe state has broken down into tears over what he described as delay of justice.

The inmate  who was brought to court for prosecution cried profusely, a situation that attracted  sympathizers including lawyers  who offered to plead with the court to convict him for his offence since he pleaded guilty.

It all started when the accused whose case came up for hearing on Wednesday’s  sitting was told that the Police Officer prosecuting the case was not in court, as he was said to be attending a workshop at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.

Absence of the prosecutor spurred the court, presided by Magistrate Mohammed Buba, to adjourn the matter to 2nd April, 2020 for continuation of hearing.

But upon hearing that the court has adjourned the case to 2nd April, 2020, the awaiting trial inmate broke down into tears, and went out of court hall court crying aloud, attracting the attention of staff, lawyers  and passersby.


Auwal had while crying at the court, said he had been arrested at Sokoto street in Yola town for stealing 10 measures of rice, and that when he was taking to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the State Police Command, the police recovered the stolen rice.

‘’ It’s unfortunate that I was later arraigned before the court, and the court ordered that I should be remanded in prison custody to enable the prosecutor to bring witnesses.

There was a mild drama at the Upper Area Court I, Yola in Adamawa state when an inmate of  Jimeta Correctional Centre, identified as Auwal of Dogoruwa Village, Balanga Local Government Area in Gombe state has broken down into tears over what he described as a delay of justice.

The inmate who was brought to court for prosecution cried profusely, a situation that attracted sympathizers including lawyers who offered to plead with the court to convict him for his offence since he pleaded guilty.

It all started when the accused whose case came up for hearing on Wednesday’s sitting was told that the Police Officer prosecuting the case was not in court, as he was said to be attending a workshop at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.

Absence of the prosecutor spurred the court, presided by Magistrate Mohammed Buba, to adjourn the matter to 2nd April 2020 for the continuation of hearing.

But upon hearing that the court has adjourned the case to 2nd April 2020, the awaiting trial inmate broke down into tears, and went out of court hall court crying aloud, attracting the attention of staff, lawyers and passersby.

There was a mild drama at the Upper Area Court I, Yola in Adamawa state when an inmate of  Jimeta Correctional Centre, identified as Auwal of Dogoruwa Village, Balanga Local Government Area in Gombe state has broken down into tears over what he described as a delay of justice.

The inmate who was brought to court for prosecution cried profusely, a situation that attracted sympathizers including lawyers who offered to plead with the court to convict him for his offense since he pleaded guilty.

It all started when the accused whose case came up for hearing on Wednesday’s sitting was told that the Police Officer prosecuting the case was not in court, as he was said to be attending a workshop at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.

Absence of the prosecutor spurred the court, presided by Magistrate Mohammed Buba, to adjourn the matter to 2nd April 2020 for the continuation of hearing.



But upon hearing that the court has adjourned the case to 2nd April 2020, the awaiting trial inmate broke down into tears, and went out of court hall court crying aloud, attracting the attention of staff, lawyers and passersby.

‘’Since then, I had been into prison custody for over 200 days, and that anytime I  appeared in court the matter will be adjourned for another day causing me a lot of frustration and pains.

There was a mild drama at the Upper Area Court I, Yola in Adamawa state when an inmate of  Jimeta Correctional Centre, identified as Auwal of Dogoruwa Village, Balanga Local Government Area in Gombe state has broken down into tears over what he described as a delay of justice.

The inmate who was brought to court for prosecution cried profusely, a situation that attracted sympathizers including lawyers who offered to plead with the court to convict him for his offence since he pleaded guilty.

It all started when the accused whose case came up for hearing on Wednesday’s sitting was told that the Police Officer prosecuting the case was not in court, as he was said to be attending a workshop at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.

Absence of the prosecutor spurred the court, presided by Magistrate Mohammed Buba, to adjourn the matter to 2nd April 2020 for the continuation of hearing.

But upon hearing that the court has adjourned the case to 2nd April 2020, the awaiting trial inmate broke down into tears and went out of court hall court crying aloud, attracting the attention of staff, lawyers and passersby.

Auwal had while crying at the court, said he had been arrested at Sokoto street in Yola South for stealing 10 measures of rice, and that when he was taking to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the State Police Command, the police recovered the stolen rice.

‘’ It’s unfortunate that I was later arraigned before the court, and the court ordered that I should be remanded in prison custody to enable the prosecutor to bring witnesses.

‘’Since then, I had  been into prison custody for over 200 days, and that anytime I  appeared in court the matter will be adjourned for another day causing me  a lot frustration and pains.

‘’They  just want me  to die in prison, and  that as from today, I will not put anything into my  mouth even if it is water so as to die and rest,’’ he vowed.

The correctional officer  who brought him to court and several other sympathizers tried to calm him, but to no avail and left with no option than to take him back to the correctional centre..

‘’They just want me to die in prison, and that as from today, I will not put anything into my mouth even if it is water to die and rest,’’ he vowed.

The correctional officer who brought him to court and several other sympathizers tried to calm him, but to no avail and left with no option than to take him back to the correctional center.

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  1. Abk

    March 19, 2020 at 8:26 am

    There are repetition in the story which is little bit confused

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Adamawa Ex-Commissioner, Sajoh now IPMA National President

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The International professional Managers Association UK has appointed Former Adamawa state commissioner  Ahmad Sajoh  as its Nigerian council President.

Sajoh, former commissioner of information and strategy planning during Bindo’s led  administration  received his  appointment letter on 17th November, 2020  and is expected to commence work immediately.

Mr T T Akinsanya who signed the appointment letter on behalf of the head of African regional headquarters said Sajoh over the years has being contributing to the development and growth of the association in many ways.

Recall that IPMA is an International Examining, Licensing and Regulatory Professional body formed for the purpose of providing practicing managers with the opportunity to participate and to be part of the process of improving managerial performance and effectiveness in all areas of business, industry and public administration.

IPMA whose primary objective, as an International examining, licensing and regulatory professional body, is to improve the key skills required for effective management.

Their examination and licensing qualifying scheme they strive to create awareness and understanding of new technology and new techniques of management so that their qualified managers have the necessary skills to improve their personal effectiveness for their organisations and also to enable them to have a satisfying and rewarding career in Management.

” We also support and promote professionalism in the manner managers conduct themselves when dealing with people and organisations in the business and work environment.

 

”Through our membership and examination scheme we also ensure that our members uphold the high standards of management skills and expertise required by all employers in all sectors of economic activity.

”Our examination and membership structure will assure potential employers about your qualities and that you are competent and have the abilities to perform and deliver results,” IPMA stated in a statement.

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Kidnappers Abduct Minister of Agriculture’s brother in Kano

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Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed the family house of Minister of Agriculture, Alh Sabo Nanono, and whisked away his brother named, Babawuro Tofai.

Personal Assistant to the Minister, Umar Wali who confirmed the abduction  said the gunmen attacked the house around 1.00 am, in Gabasawa local government area of Kano State

‘’Before abducting Babawuro Tofai, a young boy in the house was also beaten and he sustained a fracture in the course of the attack,’’ said Wali.

He said they are yet to get communication with the abductor.

Reports earlier say  that earlier on Monday around 2.00 am, gunmen attacked Tumpapi village, Garko local government area beheaded a man and matcheted his son.

The duo were buried around 9.00 am on Monday.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, when contacted could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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Terrible! Gunmen Storm ABU Zaria, abduct lecturer

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A day after bandits released nine abducted students of the French Department of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, gunmen have invaded the institution and kidnapped a lecturer.

According to a statement by Auwalu Umar, the institution’s Director of Public Affairs, the incident took place at Sardauna crescent on the main campus.

Although he did not mention the name of the lecturer, an online newspaper, Saheliantimes, simply gave his name as “Dr Bako.”

The university spokesperson said the lecturer was initially kidnapped along with his wife and daughter.

He said the wife and daughter were released “when security agents chased the kidnappers into the bush.”

“At about 12:50 a.m. on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the university on Sardauna crescent, area BZ, main campus, Samaru, Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.

“The University security division quickly informed the operatives of the police intelligence response team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.

“As the police went after them up to kasuwar Da’a village bothering the university, the kidnappers then released the wife and daughter and went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.

“The inspector general of police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident,” the statement read.

ABU Zaria has suffered attacks by kidnappers lately.

It could be recalled that last week, the abduction of nine students who were on their way to Lagos for an academic program.

Their abductors reportedly demanded N270 million as ransom. The students were later released after a ransom was paid.

Kaduna, Katsina , Zamfara and Niger States have seen have seen more frequent attacks from bandits in recent years, despite increased security presence in the area.

Only recently, some  police officers on a special assignment were kidnapped in Katsina State.

The officers were on their way to Zamfara State from Borno to carry out a special assignment before they were abducted.

They have been released, according to the police.

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