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Man Sentenced To 1year Imprisonment For Stealing N110, 000

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An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Monday sentenced a 34-year-old, Wisdom Sakpra to one year in prison for stealing the sum of N110,000

The Magistrate, Ivie Akere, sentenced Sakpra after the convict had pleaded guilty of two count charge of conspiracy and stealing filed against him.

Akere sentenced the convict six months in each count charge and did not give the convict an option to pay a fine to served as deterrent to others.

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Earlier, the police prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, told the court that the convict was arrested at the scene of the crime on January 23, 2020, at First Bank in Adesuwa Junction, Sapele road in Benin.

According to the prosecutor, the convict and others at large specialized in robbing customers that go to bank for withdrawals.

He said that the convict did unlawfully steal the total of N110, 000 property of Andrew Igbodidi.

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The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of sections 516, and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

He said that the convict also confessed that he had robbed another victim, Ehis Unemhin close to UBA at Textile Mill road, Benin, adding that he used handkerchief to clean victim’s face.

He said after the convict had used the handkerchief to clean victims face, the victim would obeyed all instruction and directives given by the convict.

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He added that his victim, Unemhin was invited by the police and he confirmed the convict statement.

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61-year-old Pastor Allegedly Deflowers, Impregnates Teenage Girl

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A 61-year-old clergyman has been arrested for having carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl in Ondo State.

The Pastor, Ajayi Famakinwa, was said to have deflowered the girl, Oluwatosin Ilesanmi and got her pregnant after the act.

The crime was committed in Ogbese area of Akure North Local Government area of the state where the pastor and the victim were residing.

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Famakinwa, who confessed to have had sex with the girl was accused by the victim of engaging in the act in an open market with her in the community after deflowering her in his house.

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Speaking on the development the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami stated that the victim claimed that she was lured under the guise of cleansing her spiritually.

The PPRO added that the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Two Women

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A 23-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Ola Omogunwa, has been arrested by Ondo State Command of the Nigeria police for allegedly raping two women at different locations in the State.

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Odunlami Funmilayo, disclosed this while parading the suspect along with two others at the police headquarters on Tuesday in Akure.

Funmilayo said the suspect, while transporting the 35-year-old victim along Elebisre road, en-route Karo camp, in Akure North Local Government Area of the state, diverted into the bush, where he allegedly raped his victim.

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She said, “On Oct. 17, at about 1300hrs, Omogunwa (suspect) conveyed a 35-year-old victim at Elebisere road en route Karo camp, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state, where he brutalised, raped, robbed and left her to die.

”The suspect along the way, diverted into a bush, attacked and raped the victim, having tied her to a tree and thereafter punctured her eyes with his motorcycle key”.

The PPRO said that the suspect made away with the victim’s N1,800, phone, necklace and other valuables.

She said the suspect was later arrested based on intelligence reports and all the stolen items were recovered from him.

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Funmilayo also stated that the suspect allegedly raped a 45-year-old woman on March 28, along Owobanbo road, before his arrest.

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“The suspect using same modus operandi, before he was arrested, robbed and raped a 45-year-old woman on March 28, along Owobanbo road.

“The suspect after beating the suspect to a coma, raped her, inflicted injuries on her body and also robbed her of N112,000.

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“The suspect has confessed to the crimes and will soon be charged to court,” She said.


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18-year-old Girl Arraigned For Allegedly Circulating Nude Video Of Retired Bayelsa Perm Sec

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The Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, arraigned a teenage girl before the Federal High Court, Yenagoa, for circulating the nude video of a retired Bayelsa permanent Secretary on social media.

In the one-count charge, prosecuting counsel, Mr Victor Uchendu, said that the accused engaged in cyber-stalking by circulating the retiree’s nude picture on a WhatsApp group.

He disclosed that the teenage girl also circulated the nude pictures of the retired permanent secretary on other social media platforms after an unsuccessful attempt to extort N15 million from the official.

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The prosecutor noted that the accused made and circulated nude pictures of the retired permanent secretary on social media on Sept. 14 in contravention of the Cybercrimes Prohibition Act of 2015.

The teenager, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Her counsel, Andrew Arthur, applied for her bail from DSS custody where she had been kept for 13 days.

Arguing the bail application, Arthur told the court that the defendant had earlier been arraigned for criminal defamation on the same offence and granted bail by a Bayelsa High Court.

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He said that the DSS refused to release the suspect on bail and chose to approach the Federal High Court to institute a fresh charge.

Opposing the bail application, Uchendu said that he was served the bail document in the courtroom and needed room to study it to respond to issues raised therein.

In ruling, Justice I. H. Ndahen, ordered the teenager to be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service facility in Yenagoa until Oct. 21 to hear the bail application

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