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A Case Of An Abandoned Baby Boy In Mopa, Mopamuro

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Rescued In A Dump Site

The Chairman of Mopamuro LGA, Hon. Moses Sunday David received in his office today a baby boy of about few hours old who was rescued in a dump site in Ileteju, Mopa, Mopamuro.

Good Samaritan

The baby boy who was found wrapped in a cloth by a good Samaritan at about 4.00a.m today was handed over to the Council Boss in the presence of some relevant Council officials of the Social Welfare Department.

Rescued

The Chairman, Hon. Moses Sunday David who was visibly happy that the baby was rescued expressed regrets that people could do this to an innocent baby without the fear of God.

Safety

“My primary concern now is the safety of the baby boy. We shall do all to make sure we give the baby all necessary attention and guidance as the law permits”. Hon Moses Sunday said.

Fish Out The Culprit

He has also made necessary contacts with security agencies to fish out the culprit and accomplices in a way to serve as deterrents to others.

The baby was thereafter handed over to Mrs. Funmilayo Oloja, Head of the Local Government Social Welfare Department for adequate care awaiting further action.

Signed;

Oluwi Sesan,
SSA Media & Publicity
Mopamuro LGA.

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KGHA Under Speaker Kolawole Never Awarded Failed Contract

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Our attention has been drawn to a court case instituted against the Kogi State House of Assembly by a company, Ce Triple F Global Services Limited over failure to pay a contract sum worth N15.7 million.

Reacting to litigation would have been needless if not for the need to set the records straight and the need to keep the public abreast of the true position on the issue.

The contract which was said to have been awarded under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Alfa Umar Imam has no proper documentation to show that the company truly transacted any business deal with the Assembly then.

It is imperative to state that the Kogi State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. (Prince) Matthew Kolawole doesn’t award such contracts as most of the renovations done on the Assembly Complex  are being handled by the relevant agency of government that is saddled with such responsibilities.

If Engr. Chris Edime is not being stingy with the truth, he would 
have informed the public that the crux of the matter is the inability of his firm to present the necessary documents for the said money to be paid.

Speaker Matthew Kolawole, since he emerged as the Speaker of the Assembly has tried to resolve the issue but to no avail as the company could not proof beyond reasonable doubt that they truly have a deal with the Assembly as there was no records of who awarded the said contract, the officer that received those items into the store.

Though the case is prejudice, the impression created by the published report makes setting the records imperative.

Signed:
Femi Olugbemi,
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly

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Motorists groan as Kabba-Omuo Ekiti road in Kogi becomes impassable 

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By Temibi Samuel, Lokoja


Motorists plying through Lokoja Kabba to Omuo Ekiti Road have been stranded over the bad condition of the road. 
This is sequel to the collapse of the road at Ikoyi in Ijumu Local Government area of Kogi State. 
Alerting the public on the danger posed by the road, Bisi Kazeem, the Assistant Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps HQ in Abuja, advised that motorists who are coming from or to the South West should use Kabba/Asaya/Ogidi/Ikare route as alternative pending when the road will be fixed. 
“Members of the motoring public and general commuters travelling from or to Southwest, through Kabba-  Omuo Ekiti Federal Highway are hereby notified of a failed section of the road at Ikoyi under Ijumu local government area of Kogi State”
“This development has led to  lack of free flow of traffic at the said portion of the road”
“In view of the foregoing, motorists, travelers, and the general public are hereby advised to use Kabba/Asaya/Ogidi/Ikare  as alternative route to  or from  South West. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is already activating appropriate action to ameliorate the situation”
“The Federal Road Safety Corps solicits maximum cooperation of the motoring public on this development. The Corps will also continue to update the public periodically on further developments”

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Man Who Stole Journalist’s Car In Kogi, Bags 3 Months Imprisonment

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Imprisonment

Abuja, Sept. 3, 2021

A man, Ismaila Bababgida, 37, from Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, has been convicted and sentenced to three (3) months imprisonment with hard labour for stolen a Toyota Camry car belonging to a Journalist in the state.

It would be recalled that a Toyota Camry (Envelope) car with registration number ABUJA BWR-633 NU, belonging to a Senior Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Stephen Adeleye, was stolen at Old Living Faith junction, Lokongoma Lokoja, on February 18, 2021.

The car was recovered the following day on February 19, 2021, at a car wash in Lambata Area of Niger State, by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abuja.

A suspect, Ismaila Babangida, was later arrested who confessed to have stolen the car on the said date, in Lokoja where it was parked, in collaboration with two other accomplices.

It should be worthy of note that the location and recovery of the car, was made possible by a Car Tracker Company, GLOBAL CRUISE TECHNOLOGY LTD in collaboration with Police IRT, IGP, Abuja.

According to the IPO in charge of the case, Inspector Cletus Atuma, the suspect (Babangida) was later detained in Police IRT facility to enable the police conduct thorough investigation on the case.

Atuma noted that three more suspects were later arrested and three more cars recovered as a result of the thorough investigation conducted by the police team.

At the conclusion of their investigation, the police arraigned the suspect (Babangida) at Magistrate Court 13B, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Thursday, where the Prosecutor, Barr. Oyeyemi, read the charges to him, and Babangida pleaded guilty to all the charges.

The Magistrate, Hon Justice Oluwakemi Ariwoola, had earlier asked Babangida to choose his preferred language through which he would like the charges to be read to him, but Babangida responded that though he heard Igbira, Housa and English, the charges should be read to him in English language,

The prosecutor therefore read the charges to Babangida in English language, where he pleaded guilty to all the charges again the second time.

The trier judge thereafter demanded that the charges be read to the Accused the third time and he (Babangida) again pleaded guilty to all the charges the third time.

Before delivering her judgement, the trier judge asked Babangida while he stole the car, and he simply responded that it was because of poverty and hunger, saying he stole the car to sell to raise money to feed and sustain himself and his family.

Babangida, thereafter pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy, admitting that he (Babangida) truly committed the offence and had learnt his lesson in a hardway.

Babangida was thereafter convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour without option of fine.

Speaking to newsmen, shortly after the judgment, the Plaintiff, a Journalist, Stephen Adeleye, whose car was stolen, commended the Police IRT for a great job, and the professional manner in which they handled the case from beginning to the end.

The Journalist, however, expressed his displeasure over the short jail term of three months given to the convicted criminal, saying it does not equate the gravity of the offence he committed.

”Honestly, I am not happy with the three months jail term that the Magistrate gave to the accused, I was expecting him to be sentenced to 3 to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour and without option of fine.

”But, now that the judge in her wisdom has sentenced him to just 3 months imprisonment, I hope the convict would learn his lesson and stop stealing after serving his jail term.

”Above all, I thank God Almighty for helping me to recover my car. I also appreciate my blood brothers, friends, and the entire Kogi NUJ members for standing by me during the trying period. God bless them all.

”My sincere appreciation also goes to the police IRT squad led by ASP Yemi, Inspector Atuma and other gallant officers, that recovered my car in Lambata in Niger State; the Nigerian Journalists are proud of you”, Adeleye said.

The veteran Journalist further praised the tracker company, Global Cruise Technology Limited, for rendering quality service by providing technological solutions to the issue of car theft in Nigeria.

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