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Fatima Abubakar, 25, Poisons Husband In Borno

A 25-year-old housewife, Fatima Abubakar, has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband, Goni Abbah, with poison.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, in Maiduguri, the state capital on Sunday.

Umar said the suspect was arrested on October 19 at Anguwan Doki.

Mr Umar said the victim, who was the Chief Imam of the area, had returned from a mosque when the suspect, who was his second wife, allegedly put poison in his food.

He explained that as soon as Abbah started eating, he began feeling uncomfortable.

The police chief said the victim was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was given medical attention, but later died.

The police boss was said to have deployed men of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to arrest the suspect after the incident was reported by the victim’s family at the GRA Police Station.

Mr Umar said the police, on arrival at the scene, saw a large number of aggrieved youths in the neighbourhood, who stormed the home of the victim with the intention of lynching the suspect.

The police commissioner noted that the suspect, in her statement, confessed to the crime, saying she bought the poison from the market after she made up her mind to kill her husband.

He said the case had been registered as culpable homicide before the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before she would be charged.

The suspect, Abubakar, who was paraded at the command headquarters, said that she killed her husband because she was tired of the marriage.

She said, “I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated from my first husband because I hate marriage.

“Anytime I wake up with the fact that I am married, it pisses me off. At some point, I had to run to my parents to demand an end to the marriage, but they always sent me back, asking me to be patient.

“At some point, two months after I gave birth to my child, I ran away and slept in an uncompleted building for about two weeks. I later returned to my husband’s house.

“Not that he doesn’t treat me well; we are also not quarrelling. We are two in the household, I am his second wife and I have been married to him since 2021. But I just hate when any man comes near me.

“I don’t really know what is wrong with me. Even now that I am speaking to you, I don’t really feel that I was the one who killed him”, she said.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Is My Biological Father, Father-of-three Declares

A father of three, Mr Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu, 27, has asked the Delta State High Court 2 sitting in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, to declare the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his father.

In the suit no: EHC/148/2022 between Emmanuel Moses Sanwo-Olu and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the complainant said his mother, Grace Moses, and the governor gave birth to him in 1994/95.

Also, in his writ of summons issued by J. O. Aikpokpo-Martins, he told the court that “the defendant is the biological father of the claimant begotten from Madam Grace Moses of Oleri, Delta State.

He also prayed the court to order and compelled Governor Sanwo-Olu to accept and accord him all the rights deserving to a son in accordance with all the laws applicable whether customarily, statutorily, or constitutionally.

He also sought a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from further denying him of parenthood.

The claimant, in the 19-paragraph statement of claim attached to the writ, said Sanwo-Olu worked with a private company in Warri, Delta State, from 1994 to 1995, and in the course of working and living in the community, he had a relationship with a girl known as Grace Moses from Oleri village near Warri metropolis, Delta State.

He said the lady in question was put in a family way by Governor Sanwo-Olu in 1994 to the defendant’s knowledge, adding that shortly after, the defendant left Warri and she lost contact with him till date.

 

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Borno Government To Plant 5m Trees In 2023

The Borno Government is to plant five million trees in 2023 across the state.

Gov. Babagana Zulum made this known on Wednesday while presenting the 2023 Budget to members of the State Assembly.

Zulum who lamented the delay recorded on this year’s tree planting campaign said preparations have begun in earnest for the 2023 exercise.

“The Ministry of Environment was created by the State Government to proffer solutions to environmental problems ranging from deforestation, desertification, soil and land degradation, floods and soil erosion as well as solid waste management.

“Mr Speaker, during the period under review, Government distributed thousands tree seedlings of assorted types to control desertification as well as restore the vegetation lost as a result of climatic factors.

“In addition, government undertook free distribution of different types of seedlings to schools, communities and individuals to plant and protect the environment and improve the green culture.

“Mr Speaker, as a measure to stop desertification as well as provide wind breaks and shelter, the ministry of environment undertook the planting of trees at the Borno State University Teaching Hospital along Damaturu road in the State Capital,” Zulum said.

He also said that in an effort to discourage the use of firewood, the ministry also distributed “wonder box” (coolers) to women for use in cooking.

Zulum said the state government in collaboration with the World Bank assisted NEWMAP project undertook measures aimed at the control of flooding and erosion in Gwoza and the desilting and evacuation of drainages in Maiduguri and environs in 2022.

He also noted that the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) conducted fumigation to curtail the outbreak of diseases such as malaria, cholera etc across the State as well as approved new site for safe disposal of solid waste in the state capital.

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3 Men Arraigned For Stealing Goat In Ekiti

Three men were on Wednesday docked in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ court for allegedly stealing a she-goat.

The suspects, Bamisaye Felix, 34, Adebayo Wasiu, 35 and Kolawole Sunday, 42  were charged with theft and possession of a stolen goat.

Prosecution Counsel Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi told the court that the defendants committed the offence on December 4 at 4 am in Iye-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants stole one she-goat worth N35,000 belonging to Oyeyemi Funmilayo.

Olasunkanmi alleged that the defendants had in their possession five other goats and one sheep suspected to have been stolen.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 302(1) (a) and 345 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge while their counsel, Mrs Aduni Olanipekun, prayed the court to grant her clients bail.

Chief Magistrate Saka Afunso granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the case until January 9, 2023, for hearing.

(NAN)

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