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Nigerian government to review sentencing for suicide attempt – AGF Fagbemi .

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The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, has promised a review of the law punishing suicide attempts.
He gave the promise when he received a delegation from the Asido Foundation, a non-governmental organisation promoting mental health advocacy and reforms to improve awareness, reduce stigma and discrimination and empower persons with mental disorders and their families.
The AGF said health is one of the priority areas of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The law is something we have to take a second look at, especially where it is established that the offenders are not in the right state of mind. What the offenders need is pity, treatment and love to rid society of this kind of situation. But whatever we do is not binding on the states. So, I will take the case to the Body of Attorneys General,” Fagbemi said.
He promised to take up the issues around the Mental Health Act with his colleagues in the Federal Ministry of Health.
Earlier, the founder of Asido, Dr Jibril Abdulmalik, sought the help of the AGF in reviewing the law sentencing people for attempted suicide and the implementation of the Mental Health Act signed into law by former President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2023.
Abdulmalik said medical evidence had shown that all over the world, 80-90 per cent of those who attempted suicide had a background of mental illness, especially depression.
“It is their sense of hopelessness that makes them get to the edge, where they think they are better off dying. In that situation, what they need is help and treatment, not punishment and incarceration. We know the workload is heavy for our judicial officers. We don’t want them overburdened with cases that should ordinarily go to hospitals,” he added.
Nigerian government to review sentencing for suicide attempt – AGF Fagbemi

 

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POLICE BUST CARTEL DEALING IN JEWELLERY WORTH BILLIONS OF NAIRA OBTAINED FROM ARMED ROBBERY OPERATIONS IN ABUJA; ROBBERS, ALHAJI AUWAL STILL AT LARGE

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As Police Debunks False and Mischievous Publication on Theft, Armed Robbery in IGP’s Quarters

The Nigeria Police Force has successfully dismantled a cartel dealing in jewellery worth billions of Naira obtained from armed robbery operations in Abuja and its environs.

On 28th April 2024, an armed robbery incident occurred at the residence of a police officer, attached to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, in Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory. During the incident, the officer was nearly smothered, while a secured safe containing jewellery, money, academic certificates, documents, phones and other valuable properties belonging to various residents in the compound were carted away. CCTV footage captured the suspect at the crime scene, which has been helpful in our forensic investigations in the case so far.

Subsequent investigations traced the stolen items to Wuse Market, where they were allegedly purchased by one Alhaji Auwal. Despite police warnings to the FCT Gold Dealers Association to avoid purchasing the stolen gold via their joint WhatsApp platform, Alhaji Auwal facilitated its purchase and instructed his associates on how to handle it.

Further investigations by the Force Intelligence Department revealed that Alhaji Auwal, his sons, and other associates are part of a cartel involved in dealing in stolen jewelleries. This group has been linked to previous similar cases under police investigations at various formations within the FCT. The 26 suspects arrested in connection with the case and many others, who are currently in custody, are being detained legally under a court order and will be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigations, contrary to the news making rounds.

It is pertinent to note that the above are the facts of this matter which have been deliberately distorted by the Sahara Reporters either at the instance of some of the suspects who are currently fleeing from the law, or those suspects who are lawfully detained or out of mischief, where they alleged that the said robbery occurred at the residence of the Inspector General of Police. We wish to place it on record that the robbery or any burglary or theft never took place in the IGP’s residence nor in any of the official facilities of the Nigeria Police Force.

Those purporting the robbery, burglary or theft to have taken place in the residence of the IG obviously do not know how the residence of the IG looks like, otherwise they would have known that no robber, burglar or thief can get close to the residence of the Inspector General of Police of Nigeria and current chairman of the committee of West Africa Chiefs of Police. Assuming, in the most unlikely event such robbery, burglary, or theft occurred at the residence of the IGP, we should be talking about the number of policemen in detention and not this ring of armed robbers. For emphasis, the entire neighbourhood of IG residence is fortified, safe, and secure against such security breaches and criminal occurrences.

The Nigeria Police Force remains firmly committed to ensuring justice and upholding the rule of law. All suspects are being treated according to due process. The general public is hereby urged to disregard the falsehood being peddled by the publisher and its agents, whose duty is to constantly to attack and malign the reputation of the Nigeria Police Force.

ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

12th JUNE, 2024

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The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin who was allegedly caught in possession of 8 dry human sk¥lls.

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It was gathered that the suspect was arrested on June 10, during a stop-&-search in Isua-Akoko in Akoko South West LGA of the state.

Speaking to newsmen when he was paraded at the State Police HQ, Adenoyin said the economic downturn pushed him to abandon his palm oil business & embrace the selling of human sk¥lls when he noticed it was lucrative.

He explained how he met an herbalist on a social media platform who introduced him to the distribution of human sk¥lls. He said he buys skulls from someone who sources the consignment from graveyards, while he distributes it to those who need it.

The suspect explained that he buys at the rate of N20,000 per skull, while he sells to his customers in Osun State between N30,000 & N35,000 each. He said the 8 skulls found in his possession by the police were dry & with a certain fresh flesh which he claims to be a dog’s heart.

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Burna Boy distributed over 10 M naira to the students of the University Of PortHarcourt on his visit to the school

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Nigerian singer Burna Boy recently visited the University of Port Harcourt and reportedly distributed over 10 million naira to the students. This generous act is a testament to Burna Boy’s commitment to giving back to his community and supporting the youth.

 

Here are some key points about Burna Boy’s visit and donation:

– *Generous donation*: Burna Boy distributed over 10 million naira to the students of the University of Port Harcourt during his visit.

– *Supporting the youth*: This act demonstrates Burna Boy’s commitment to empowering and supporting young people in his community.

– *Community engagement*: The visit and donation showcase Burna Boy’s willingness to engage with his community and make a positive impact.

– *Inspiring others*: Burna Boy’s generosity may inspire others to follow his example and give back to their own communities.

– *Burna Boy’s philanthropy*: This incident is not an isolated one, as Burna Boy has been involved in various philanthropic efforts in the past, solidifying his reputation as a artist who cares about his community.

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