It’s more like a co-incidence. I just watched the latest episode of Blacklist, where the bad guy was a rogue priest who finds it due to set ablaze a house with a woman who he finds attractive inside. That one, arson but this one is different.
Early this morning, fire burnt to ground Jos Adun market, prominently known as Kara market, in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday, wrecked products worth a huge number of Naira in around 200 bolted stores. The market which is situated at Aduwawa, Ipoba-Okha LGA of Edo State, is for the most part populated by Hausas who offer garments, provisions, food stuff, shoes, among others.
The fire which exuded from an electrical fault in one of the eateries at around 9 am, additionally devoured different eateries and front rooms.
One of the fortunate dealers whose shops were not influenced by the fire, Abubakar Abdullahi, said that the fire began at around 9 am from one of the eateries in the market. “I was outside when I heard people shouting fire and when I rushed? to my shop, the fire has already engulfed most of the shops inside the market. So we started parking out belongings but I thank God that it didn’t reach my shop,” he said adding that in regards to 30 minutes after, fire fighters? acted the hero, yet that merchandise worth so much had been wrecked.
Abubakar said this is the third fire episode in the market since 2016. Likewise speaking Muhammed Ali, whose arrangements shop was leveled down, said he lost products worth over N1 million to the inferno.
Muhammed, a father of four children and two wives who lost his shop to the flames said he is confused and doesn’t know where to go or start from.
“I have lost everything that I have to the fire. I was not able to save anything, as you can see everything was burnt. I don’t know where to go from here,”
Another victim, Ali Kwara, a butcher, whose living room was affected?, said he lost money and other properties to the fire. “I don’t have a shop there but a room where I sleep. I was at the market selling meat when they called me that the place was on fire and when I arrived my house, money and properties were gone. This clothe I am putting on now is all that I have now. We lost over N10 million here. One person lost N700,000 and many other people also lost cash more than that and I am not even talking about the goods,” he said.
Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss
A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.
According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.
Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.
The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.
Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.
Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.
Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts
A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.
Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.
Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.
Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.
In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.
Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.
She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.
When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.
How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter
Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.
Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.
Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.
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