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2 sisters jailed for 10 years over N1.7million fraud in Kaduna



Sanya AgunbiadeNovember 25, 2020

The Kaduna State High Court has convicted and sentenced 2 sisters, Maryam Jallo and Rukaiya Jallo to 10 years imprisonment over N1.7million fraud.

Justice Muhammad Tukur sentenced Maryam and Rukaiya on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said.

2 sisters jailed for 10 years over N1.7million fraud in Kaduna

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, noted in a statement that both sisters were prosecuted on an amended count by the Kaduna Zonal office of the commission.

The charge read,

“that you Maryam Jallo and Rukaiya Jallo on the 30th day of March, 2019 in Kaduna within the judicial division of this honourable court, while being entrusted with the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,700,000) only by one Alhaji Badamasi Shanono and Adio Bukar Hashia for medical treatment of one Usman Umar dishonestly misappropriated same and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 293 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 294 of the Same Law”.

The defendants pleaded ‘guilty’ to the amended charge preferred against them.

Justice Tukur, thereafter, convicted and sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment with an option of N100,000 fine.

In a petition to the anti-graft agency, Shanono alleged that in 2019, Jamal Health Foundation – owned by the convicts – used its social media platform in soliciting donations and contributions from donors for the medical expenses of one Usman Umar who had been bedridden for over two years as a result of partial paralyses.

The petitioner claimed he donated N1 million to the foundation, while N700,000 was chipped in by a woman.

He added that Jamal Foundation refused to hand over the funds to the patient but converted it to personal use.

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2020 Big Brother Naija finalist, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, has opened up on her relationship status amid alleged romantic affair with Ozo.

Nengi frankly told her fans on Instagram that they will be the first to know the moment she gets engaged.

She made this disclosure in response to a follower who asked him if she is engaged after spotting an engagement ring on her finger raising suspicions that perhaps that her former housemate, Ozo might have engaged her.


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How SARS broke man’s legs



By Robert Egbe

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters on Tuesday heard how a businessman, Basil Chetal Ejiagwa, was tortured in 2014 till he lost the use of his legs and suffered brain damage.

Ejiagwa, who partially lost his memory, also had a brain tumour last Tuesday (November 17), while receiving treatment in his village in Imo State.

His cousin, Vincent Chukwu, who testified on Ejiagwa’s behalf, appealed to the panel for help to recover the N40 million damages awarded against the police by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Chukwu said Ejiagwa was a trader at the Alaba International Market in Lagos and was arrested in May 2014 at the Igando area of the state by police officers from the Igando Police Station.

“He spent five days at the Igando Police Station and, while he was there, they used a hammer to break his legs.

“He was then transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ikeja. While there, they broke his head by hitting it several times with the butt of a gun.

“He spent nine days at SARS and was released on May 31, 2019. At that time, he could not walk anymore and could not remember certain things.

“He couldn’t even remember that he had placed an order for the importation of some goods,” Chukwu said.

The distraught brother said his cousin, who lived at 23 Jazz Avenue, New Iba, Lagos, was initially taken to El-Shaddai Hospital in Igando, but was rejected and referred to the Igando General Hospital.

“From the result of the hospital, they said the use of a gun butt on his head made him to lose his memory,” he said.

Ejiagwa also developed a brain tumour, the agitated cousin said.

“At the time, he had injuries all over his head; the brain tumour did not start immediately,” he said.

Chukwu said his cousin initially could not physically function properly, but had become slightly better.

In 2017, Ejiagwa filed a case against SARS at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

On April 16, 2019, N40 million damages was awarded by the court against SARS in Ejiagwa’s favour.

Chukwu recalled that before the judgment was delivered, his cousin’s health had worsened and that he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

He said the family had not been able to receive the N40 million damages awarded by the court from the police.

“I appeal to the panel to help the family recover what the judgment had given to us.

“When the tumour became bad, he was taken out of Lagos to the East for treatment because when you look at him, you will see a different person.

“He, however, died exactly a week ago, on November 17,” he said.

The counsel to the petitioner, Mr. Olalekan Ghazali, tendered a copy of the Federal High Court judgment and hospital receipts worth N1 million to the panel, as exhibits.

Ghazali had told the court that Ejiagwa sustained several fractures which eventually developed into a brain tumour.

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Farida Yahya: Dear Founder, Yelling at your Staff is Affecting your Business!



As the founder of a fast-growing startup, you will no doubt have tons of responsibilities and processes to figure out. So, imagine being already overwhelmed, then seeing a team member doing something wrong. It can be the trigger to vent out your frustration or anger and make you yell at him/her.

While we know that no one is perfect, we tend to want to vent off our frustrations. However, when you constantly yell at your staff, you are indirectly creating a counter-productive effect on your business.

Here’s what happens when you constantly raise your voice at your staff:

It reduces your staff’s ability to think

Since excellent thinking ability is premised on confidence and initiative, constantly shouting at them and embarrassing them in public will reduce their self-confidence and sense of initiative. This will make your staff stick to the safe path, and this consequentially leads to the lack of innovation, loss of potentials, or business opportunities.

What to do: Create tasks for your team members, after every task, ask them to evaluate their performance and identify how to do better next time.

It reduces their productivity level

Naturally, when someone shouts at you, the next response is to shout back at them or give them an unforgettable dressing down. However, since you’re the boss, your staff can’t respond in kind.

Since they can’t shout, scream or vent at you, they will fume, stew, say bad things about you to colleagues and friends and even think about quitting the job. And until they can let that anger go, they won’t give your business their undivided attention.

What to do: Create an opportunity for the erring team member to explain what went wrong when you are calmer and find a resolution.

It reduces your authority

When you constantly shout or embarrass your staff, they’ll do what people naturally do when stressed: bond together for mutual comfort and support.

They will gossip about you, mock you, give someone to whom you’ve been harsh a comforting hug or tell others to ignore you. Moreover, the more you yell, the more they get used to it, and the more you begin to lose respect in their eyes. With time, your authority and ability to lead will go… poof!

What to do: Find other ways to communicate your frustration, and teach by showing, not telling.

You are telling your staff that it is okay to break company rules

Since your staff knows that your behaviour isn’t in tandem with the rules outlined in the company’s employee handbook, the message you pass across is that it’s okay to break rules.

What your behaviour tells them is that it is perfectly okay to break the rules as long as you have the power to get away with it. This is one of the reasons why people hate their jobs.

What to do: Remember that you are employee number 1, learn to reconcile your actions with your policies.

It reduces your staff’s ability to work as a team

Team spirit revolves around togetherness , that is working together for the greater good. When you constantly yell, you create a toxic environment for your staff.

Since no one wants to bear the brunt of your anger, your staff will compete with each other to be the one who is the most favorable. This method is commonly used by kids; kids know that redirecting anger towards another person helps them escape punishment from parents or from authority figures. Your staff will do this too, they will actively begin to work against each other, and when team effort is absent, everyone fails — including you and your business.

What to do: Create time during weekly/daily team hurdles to address any conflict or friction between team members.

You’re destroying their morale

As the team lead, you should understand that any display of anger toward your staff would be interpreted emotionally since you are responsible for them. They can’t fight back or correct you, because they know, or at least feel, that it could get them fired. Constantly doing this would reduce their morale and, in turn, reduce their productivity level.

What to do: Instead of constantly shouting at them, correct them in private. While correcting them, don’t forget to highlight the good things they’re doing well. Also, take the time to understand why the mistake was made and get them involved in fixing the problem without making them feel stupid or inefficient.

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