The Adamawa Jail Delivery Committee has pardoned a young woman in Adamawa State, Ramatu Adamu, who was serving an 18-month sentence for stealing a pot and a wrapper.
The committee, which was established to decongest prisons in the state on Thursday freed Ramatu, convicted on the charge of ‘theft in a dwelling house’ on August 11, 2023.
The Chief Magistrate Court in Numan had convicted the lady to one and a half for stealing the pot, wrapper and a cooler.
She was serving her term at the Numan Security Custodial Centre when the committee visited the facility.
When she appeared before the Committee headed by the Chief Judge, Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman, the convict said she indeed committed the offence for which she was convicted.
She said she had left her place in Shelleng and visited her sister in Numan, where she took the items.
Responding to her plea, the Jail Recovery Committee discharged her with a warning against any further crime.
The chief judge also gave her a cash gift of N10,000 for her to continue her food-selling business.
Firefighters, on Wednesday, put off a fire incident that occurred in a five-bedroom duplex in Agu-Aba layout, Mopol Base, Agu Awka, Anambra State.
One of the rooms in the building was said to have been completely burnt with property lost to the inferno.
The state fire chief, Engr. Martin Agbili confirmed that the fire was caused by a power surge. He added that no lives were lost in the incident.
Agbili noted that the state’s firefighters were quick to respond to the distress call, and succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to other rooms and nearby buildings.
Agbili said, “At about 1956hrs (7.56 pm) of Wednesday, 27-09-2023, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of a fire in a residential home at No. 10, Uche Mmaduabuchi Agu-Aba layout off Mopol Base, Agu Awka.
“Immediately, our fire truck and diligent firefighters were deployed to the scene of the fire for its extinguishment. The fire was fought, controlled and extinguished.
“The cause of the fire was a power surge and there was no record of any casualty or loss of life.”