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Police arraign male teenager over alleged indecent act against 2-year-old girl

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The police on Wednesday arraigned a 13-year-old boy (name with-held), in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged indecent act against a two-year-old girl.


The defendant of no  fixed address is standing trial on a charge of indecent act.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 14 at Isato Street in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendant acted indecently against a 2-year-old girl.

Apata said the defendant was caught with the victim in the toilet while he was attempting to defile her.

He said the offence contravened Section 231 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His counsel, Mr Kayode Akinwumi, urged the court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Ajibade, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 20 for hearing.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

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Fayemi inaugurates steering committee on Open Government Partnership

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Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the steering committee of Open Government Partnership (OGP), to further demonstrate his administration’s commitment to open governance, transparency and accountability.


News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is an international multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting open governance, citizen’s empowerment, fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen member states.

Fayemi, who inaugurated the committee at the Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti, said the OGP initiative was in consonance with his restoration agenda as clearly spelt out in the five pillars of his administration.

The steering committee, which is to be coordinated by the Commissioner for Budget, Mr Femi Ajayi, had the Director General Office of Transformation and Service Delivery (OTSD), Prof. Mobolaji Aluko as member.

Special Adviser, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr O’seun Odewale; Permanent Secretary (Finance) Mr Folorunso; Permanent Secretary (Budget) Mr Adeleke Adefolaju; Accountant General, Mrs Titilayo Olayinka and Special Adviser, Mr Biodun Oluleye.

Others include: Prof. Oluwadare C.T, Olafunsho Olajide from Disability Not a Barrier Initiative; President, Ekiti Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Chief Kola Akosile; and Representative of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mrs Agbaje.

Members of the steering committee, according to the Governor, were selected from civil society organisations, professional bodies, youth parliaments, public service and other interest groups.

This was to ensure more commitment from the government to promote open governance, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen governance in Ekiti State.

The Governor explained that his administration had always prioritised inclusion of the needs and aspirations of towns and communities in the State’s annual budgets

He said that the OGP initiative would increase collaboration between government and other stakeholders to improve the standard of living of the people in the state.

“The Open Government Partnership initiative will also promote more collaboration work within government by promoting mutual accountability, information sharing and coordination among MDAs.

“This will promote efficiency in government and delivery of the goals of the five pillars,” he said.

Fayemi explained that OGP would further strengthen his administration’s reforms in open budget, open contracting, revenue transparency, beneficial ownership transparency, assets disclosure, access to information, citizens’ engagement and empowerment.

Ekiti being the first State to join OGP in South-western Nigeria, Fayemi expressed delight that his administration’s efforts at deepening good governance and embracing inclusive participation were gaining recognition at international level.

According  to him,  as a responsible government, we always insisted that all government functionaries demonstrated understanding of accountability and transparency in their various activities.

“The policy areas are the right to information, gender and inclusion, digital governance and rights, protection of civic space and natural resources and fight against corruption.

“The OGP was launched in 2011 with eight (8) founding member government. In July, 2016 Nigeria, through the efforts of Open Alliance, joined the partnership as 70th member country.

“To deepen ongoing institutional and policy reforms in Ekiti State, we applied for membership of Open Government Partnership in October, 2019, the application was graciously approved,” he said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Development, Mr Femi Ajayi stated that the initiative involved engaging citizens in governance, adding that the benefits of the partnership was enormous.

Ajayi said that such partnership, if well coordinated would cement the already cordial relationship between the government and the civil society.

Edited By: Josephine Obute/Felix Ajide
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Lawmaker donates 5 motorised boreholes, promises more

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Rep. Tunji Ajuloopin, representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has donated five motorised boreholes to his constituency.


 

The lawmaker during the inauguration of the projects on Sunday reiterated his earlier promise to sink a motorised borehole in each of the 42 wards in his constituency.

 

Ajuloopin, who is the Chairman House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, said the well-being of the people of his constituency is a top priority to him.

 

He pledged to continue to give adequate attention to projects that would have direct bearing on his constituents.

 

“These five newly completed boreholes take us to a total of 13 and we are spurred to do more; we will be doing this based on availability of funds.

 

“We still have plenty of projects to bring to our people but it is one step at a time.

 

“We are careful about what we are doing, so that we won’t give a community in need of transformer, a borehole. We don’t want to make such a mistake,” he said

 

He appealed to his constituents to  exercise patience with him as the COVID-19 pandemic affected a lot of things already in the pipeline for the year, saying that he would not, however, be deterred from delivering his mandate.

 

The lawmaker thanked the people for their support, while expressing happiness for belonging to the constituency.

 

The five new boreholes were sited in Sabo, Oro, Agan Oru, Ile Olupo Oke all in Irepodun Local Government Area(LGA)Ijara Isin and Oke Onigbin both Isin LGA.

 

As at the time of visit to some of the projects sites, all the boreholes were fully operational.

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Police arraign man for allegedly abducting girl in Ado-Ekiti

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A 21-year old man, Mohammed Yakubu, on Monday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 17-year-old girl with intent to have carnal knowledge of her.


The defendant whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a charge of abduction.

The prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 at Zone 9, Olorunda area of Ado-Ekiti.

Akinwale alleged that the defendant abducted a 17-year-old girl with intent to have carnal knowledge of her.

He said the offence contravened Section 225 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Mr Abiola Gboyega, urged the court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case till Oct. 30 for hearing.

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2 arraigned for allegedly receiving stolen car, accessory

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Two men: Friday Omoniyi, 38, and Shehu Aliyu, 65, were on Monday docked before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly receiving stolen car and car accessory.


 

The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a two-count charge of receiving a stolen car and its accessory.

 

The prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that one of the defendants, Friday Omoniyi, committed the offence on Feb.4 at 1300 hours in Ado-Ekiti.

 

He alleged that the defendant, Friday Omoniyi, dishonestly received one stolen Toyota Sienna vehicle with registration number: APP 03 EP valued N600,000 from one Mustapha Shehu, belonging to one Atiku Malami.

 

Oriyomi also alleged that the second defendant, Shehu Aliyu, committed the offence on Sept.11 at 1400 hours at Ado Area Commander’s office in Ado-Ekiti.

 

He told the court that the defendant became an accessary to an offence by voluntarily standing surety for Mustapha Shehu knowing that he had committed an offence by stealing a Toyota Sienna vehicle.

 

The prosecutor added that the defendant committed the offence with the intention to prevent and frustrate Mustapha Shehu’s arraignment for the offence.

 

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 427 and 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

 

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

 

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

 

The counsel to the first defendant, Mr Michael Olaleye, and the second defendant, Mr Emmanuel Folayan, both urged the court to grant the defendants bail, promising that they would not jump bail.

 

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, in her ruling granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.

 

She adjourned the case until Oct.5 for hearing.

 

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