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Court jails man for assaulting FRSC patrol officer

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A Benue court, presided over by Aaga Torkaa, has convicted a road traffic offender, Suaga Terkumbur, for assaulting an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps while carrying out his lawful duty along Wannune – Gboko Road on January 9, 2021.

A statement by the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the offender, who was convicted on three counts, bagged nine-month imprisonment or an option of N9,000 fine.

The court also gave the convict other conditions for release, including the payment of the sum of N25,000 being the medical bill accrued as a result of the injuries he inflicted on the FRSC personnel during the assault, and another sum of N5,000 as compensation for the uniform of the personnel that he tore.

The statement said, “The court ruled that the offender’s impounded vehicle should only be released by the FRSC after duration of 30 days from date of judgment after meeting all conditions as read during the judgment.

The corps marshal expressed utmost satisfaction with the outcome of the judgment as he vowed to put an end to knockdown and indiscriminate assault on FRSC personnel on the highway.

“He also vowed to ensure the security of all personnel on patrol operations, traffic control, public enlightenment and rescue services.”

The corps warned “all motorists who derive pleasure in knocking down, assaulting and molesting FRSC personnel to desist from the inhuman act as the corps will always hunt them down and ensure that the law takes its due course.”

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Lagos monarch Buhari Oloto dies nine months after coronation

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A Lagos monarch and socialite, Alhaji Buhari Oloto, has died at the age of 80.
The late Oloto was installed last September as the Oba of Iguruland in the Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos.

The All Progressives Congress Vice Chairman (Lagos Central) Hakeem Bamgbola confirmed the death of the king
He was said to have died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Buhari Oloto who was also called Abu Oloto was a popular figure in the Lagos social sircle for over 40 years.

 

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Bandits’ informant sets self ablaze in Zamfara

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BREAKING: DPO killed as militants attack Uzodinma’s hometown in Imo

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Gunmen suspected to be militants of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra have killed a Divisional Police Officer in Imo State, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
The slain DPO was reportedly killed while trying to repel the attack by the armed IPOB members.
Dooiyor was the DPO for Omuma at the Governor Hope Uzodimma’s community in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
The armed gang struck on the day IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was to be arraigned at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The Department of State Services (DSS) did not produce him in court.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of Imo, CSP Mike Abattam, six of the gunmen were killed by the police while 11 were arrested.
Abattam said the bandits in convoy of three vehicles invaded the community but were repelled by police led by the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang.
He said that the police were alerted when bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma town.
Abattam said, “The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprised attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while, 11 of them were arrested to the station.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.
“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS, JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush,” the statement added.
Suspected IPOB militants had attacked the community earlier in the year.
They had killed a security guard at the residence of Uzodinma and set the building on fire.

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