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Court Fines A Man 40,000 For Not Wearing Face Mask In Ekiti




NEWS: Court Fines A Man 40,000 For Not Wearing Face Mask In Ekiti [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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On the quest of containing the novel coronavirus in Ekiti state, an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court has fined a man named Vincent Ikechukwu a sum of forty thousand naira for failure to use a face mask which has become mandatory in the state since the wake of COVID 19 Pandemic.

Mr Vincent Ikechukwu who is the first person to face such penalty will also engage in community labour for three days in addition to the fine.

Magistrate B.A Oluwasanmi in the judgement highlights the threat to existence, caused by the COVID 19 Pandemic, and why it is a serious crime to flout the law put in place to ensure safety for all.

Over a hundred violators including clergymen have been given various punishments in Ekiti State for violation of government orders meant to check the spread of COVID 19.

The State government had last week released a fresh guideline to regulate movement and activities during the pandemic season as Governor, Kayode Fayemi warned that violators will be arrested and prosecuted according to the framework developed by the State Ministry of Justice.

Below is the charge as read to Okechukwu:

That You Vincent Ikechuckwu at about 11am on the 8th day of May, 2020 at Fajuyi,Ado-Ekiti Magisterial district, did without lawful excuse, move without wearing a cloth face mask, thereby violating the provisions of Regulations 4 (2) (a) of Regulation 4 Punishable under Regulation 12 of the Ekiti State Coronavirus (Prevention of infection) Regulations 1-4 ,2020 made pursuant to section 8 of the Quarantine act, Cap Q2, LFN, 2004"


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70 year Old Man Rape 8 Year Old Girl In Minna; Gives Her Money Not To Talk




NAIJA NEWS: 70 year Old Man Rape 8 Year Old Girl In Minna; Gives Her Money Not To Talk [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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In the Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State, a 70-year-old man has reportedly been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl. The suspect who has been identified as Mohammed Sani Umar (Tela) allegedly raped the girl twice before giving her N80 to stay quiet about the incident.

However, the minor later divulged that the septuagenarian defiled her when her mom noticed her strange behavior and examined her.

Narrating the ordeal, the girl’s uncle, Abubakar said: “She was sick for some weeks and after every treatment, she was still not very well. Then, a neighbour advised her mother to keep a close watch on the girl, which the mother started doing.

“After some days, she saw some stains in her underwear and asked her what happened to her.

“The little girl took the mother to his place and on reaching there, she just pointed at him.

“On sighting the woman and the girl, he started begging them to cover it up so he will take responsibility,” Abubakar narrated.

He also said Umar confessed to the crime after he was beaten by angry members in the community before they handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

“The woman started crying and shouted for help. People came around, dragged him to the family house, where he was beaten, and confessed that he had sex with her twice.

“He said that he gave her N50 once and another N30 the second time. We took him to the police custody and handed him to the police to charge him to court,” Abubakar added.

The family also appealed to the police to ensure justice is served right in this case as they fear that the matter could be swept under the carpet because Umar is influential in the community.

“The Divisional Police Officer said the case would be forwarded to the state command on Monday.

“We want the police to do the right thing because the man is very influential and has some people who usually bail criminals arrested by the police.

“He knows the rich people in the community and there is a possibility they would conspire with the police to release the man and sweep the matter under the carpet.

“The police should ensure justice is served right in this case,” the family urged.

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Ekiti State Extends Lockdown By 2 Weeks




NEWS: Ekiti State Extends Lockdown By 2 Weeks [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Ekiti State Governor, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has today extended the lockdown in the state by two weeks.

This was made public through a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, the lockdown has been extended until April 27.

The statement read:

“After careful consideration of available evidence on progress made to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State and in recognition of similar efforts by neighboring states and the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has directed the extension of restriction of movement and curfew in Ekiti State for two weeks, until 23:59 Monday, April 27, 2020.

“The EKITI STATE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (PREVENTION OF INFECTION) REGULATIONS, 2020 will remain in force during this extension. All existing measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19) in the state will continue to be enforced.

“(a) Restriction of Movement of Persons and Goods. Only exceptions allowed are for the purposes of obtaining food, seeking emergency, life-saving, or chronic medical attention or obtaining social security grant. Persons performing essential services will be allowed to move around, particularly health workers, but must be duly designated with an identity card by the Head of their Institutions.

“(b) Closure of Businesses, Oja Oba and Oja Bisi Markets: All businesses and other entities shall remain closed. Oja Oba and Oja Bisi markets shall remain closed. Except for any business or entity involved in the manufacturing, supply, or provision of an essential good or service.

“In facilities where essential goods are sold, all directives in respect of hygienic conditions to prevent the exposure of persons to COVID-19 must be adhered to.

“(c) Prevention and Prohibition of Gatherings: Any gathering in Ekiti State remains prohibited save for gathering in respect of a funeral, which shall be limited to 20 people.

“(d) Closure of Boundaries. All boundaries of the State shall remain closed during the period of extension, except for transportation of fuel, and essential goods.
(e) Prohibition of Public Transport.

“All commuter transport services including bus services, taxi services, motorbikes (Okada) and tricycle services (Keke NAPEP), are prohibited.

“Suspension of Restrictions. These restrictions would be suspended on the following days to enable people re-stock essential goods. Thursday, 16th April from 6am- 2pm Thursday, 21s, April, 2020 from 6am-2pm.

“Wearing of Masks. In compliance with recent findings on causes of the spread of COVID -19, wearing of facemasks in public places will be compulsory from 14th April, 2020. Government is finalizing arrangements to make facemasks available to persons on essential duties, including foodstuff sellers in markets.

“On-Line Education. The school —on- air programme for primary and secondary school students will continue during the period. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has been directed to continue to improve on the modalities for ensuring effective delivery of this programme.

“Establishment of Test Center. Government is making efforts to set up a COVID 19 test center in the state. This is one of the major tasks of the Covid-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, recently set up by the government to mobilise funds and manage projects to prevent the spread of this pandemic.

“Government Palliative Measures: Government will continue to intensify on going measures specifically in response to the hardship being experienced by people across the state. Government's strategy is made up of three parts:
• Firstly, an intensified public health response to slow down and reduce infections.
• Secondly, a comprehensive package of economic support measures to assist businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic.
• Thirdly, a programme of increased social support to protect poor and vulnerable households.

“The State Government will be providing additional palliatives to respond both to the immediate crisis and to the severe economic challenges that we must confront in the months ahead.

“Further announcements on the next phase of Government's economic and social support strategy will be made in due course.

“Gratitude: The State Government is grateful for the patience and understanding of Ekiti kete. The global evidence on the effects of COVID- 19 is overwhelming.

“It confirms that the measures we have taken is correct and timely in preventing the devastating effect of this disease on the health and well being of all resident in Ekiti State. While it is too early to make a definitive analysis of the progression of the disease in Ekiti State, there is sufficient evidence to show that these measures are working.

“Conclusion: The struggle against the Coronavirus disease requires fundamental changes in behavior from all of us. Until we have contained the virus, the same rules remain.

“Shaking hands, hugging, sitting close to each other and other forms of physical contact enable this virus to be transmitted, and must be avoided.

“We must continue to wash our hands regularly and thoroughly using water and soap or sanitizer. To stay safe and to keep others safe we must continue to respect whatever restrictions are placed on our movement and on our daily lives.”

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I Cannot Join Coronavirus Party LIke APC - Fayose Replies Ekiti APC




NEWS: I Cannot Join Coronavirus Party LIke APC - Fayose Replies Ekiti APC [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The immediate past Governor of Ekiti state,Ayodele Fayose has described it as unthinkable decision for him to join the ruling APC in the state, he then likened the ruling party to the deadly coronavirus. Fayose who described APC as a coronavirus infected party said that someone of his status and pedigree can never contemplate joining.

The former Governor who was reacting to a statement by the APC in Ekiti State, that he was not qualified to join the party, said “it is funny that the APC in Ekiti State lied and went further to react to its own lies.”

Speaking through his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “I’m presently in a meeting of major stakeholders of the PDP in Ekiti State in the house of Senator Clement Awoyelu.”

Olayinka, who admonished the APC in the State to focus its attention on its non-performing government, described the report of Fayose’s threat to join APC should his adopted candidate for the State chairmanship of the PDP, Hon Bisi Kolawole, fails in the forthcoming State Congress as figment of the imagination of those peddling it.

“The story of Fayose’s threat to leave PDP for the APC is one of the lies from the APC factory of lies and it is even more childish that the party in Ekiti State went ahead to react to its own lies,” he said.

While saying there was nothing to attract any right-thinking politician to the APC, Olayinka asked; “is it the killings and kidnappings going on across the country? Is it the pariah State that Nigeria has become such that USA had to place the country on visa restrictions? Is it the huge debt the country has been plunged into? Or is it the directionless state of the country?

“Is it the sacking of over 3,000 workers by the non-performing APC government in Ekiti State?

“Most importantly, is it the confused state of the APC, which has made even the State Chairman of the party in Ekiti State, Mr. Paul Omotoso, to join others in calling for the removal of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole?

“What is there in the APC to attract someone like Fayose, who is known for his stand in support of the masses of Nigeria that are being made to suffer more hardship by the APC government?

“They can continue to hallucinate about everything Ayodele Fayose, while he continues with his task to rebuild the PDP in Ekiti State with a view to returning to power

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