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Police Deny Arresting Student For Insulting Aisha Buhari

The Jigawa State Police Command has said it has no hand in the arrest of a 500-level student of the Federal University, Dutse.

The student, identified as Aminu Muhammad, was reportedly arrested for posting a tweet apparently mocking the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.

The tweet, which was written in Hausa and accompanied by a photo of the first lady, read in English, “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full.”

The student was arrested shortly after the tweet allegedly by officials of the Department of State Service.

The arrest caused a serious backlash from Nigerians against the service and the first lady on social media.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said he was not aware of the arrest.

“We didn’t make the arrest. An arrest cannot be made in my area without me being informed,” he said.

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Idris, 21 Arraigned For Stealing Phone Accessories In Lagos Market

21 year old Idris Aderemi, accused of stealing phone accessories worth N1.78 million, appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Friday.

On two counts of conspiracy and theft, the defendant—whose address was withheld—is being tried before Magistrate L J.K. Layeni.

He, however, entered a not guilty plea to the accusation.

The defendant committed the offenses on April 16, 2022, at the Fancy and Furniture Plaza, which is located in the Alaba International Market in Ojo, according to the prosecutor, Dr. Simon Uche

According to Uche, the defendant planned to take the phone accessories from Cap Link Communication Ltd. in the plaza with the help of a fugitive.

The accused offenses violate Sections 287 and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Law of 2015.

Layeni set the defendant’s bail at N300,000 with two equal-sized sureties.

He set the trial date for February 15th.

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Bandits Storm Kaduna Community, Kill 5 Miners

Five miners were killed after bandits stormed a mining site in Hayin Udawa community, Chikun local government area of Kaduna killing.

The bandits stormed the site on Thursday afternoon where the victims were working.

According to a source, “Five of our local miners were killed on Wednesday while working in the bush. They were all from Udawa town.”

He added that others sustained gunshot injuries.

He stated that where the attack took place was not far from where bandits ambushed the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), killing seven, as well as six miners a few weeks ago.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige could not respond to calls put to him.

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Son Of Nasarawa Governor Is Dead

Abdullahi A. Sule, governor of Nasarawa State has lost his son, Alhaji Hassan AA Sule.

Hassan reportedly died on Friday morning after a brief illness.

Muhammed Alkali, Honourable member representing Lafia North Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly who confirmed the Governor’s son’s death, described it as a “shocking” development.

The lawmaker said it is a colossal loss not only to Nasarawa State but the Nation at large.

“I share my deep condolences with His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, over the passing of his beloved son Alh. Hassan.

” I pray that Allah (SWT) grants him Aljanatul Firdaus and comfort his family” Alkali said.

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