A man identified as Samaila has been apprehended by the police in Katsina for chaining his wives, Hadiza Musa and Fatima Salisu and subjecting them to inhumane treatment. This happened in their home in Yannadabaiyye village under Rimi LGA in Katsina, for over 10 months
The police reported that Samaila’s actions were revealed when one of his mothers-in-law came visiting and not meeting with her daughter requested to take a sewing machine she bought for her daughter who was not using it. Samaila’s refusal led to an altercation which led to fighting. Hadiza’s mother reported the case to the police. The police came and arrested Samaila and in the process found Hadiza and Fatima in chains.
Fatima disclosed upon interrogation that she has been in chains for about 10 months while Hadiza joined her two weeks ago and was in chains too. She further disclosed that Samaila used electric wires to beat them, shave their pubic hair, cut their nails, and used it for concoction and gave them to drink. He usually has sex with them in the presence of the other wife.
They further said that they have no idea of what their husband does for a living as he always returned with bails of N500 notes
Police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isah, confirmed Samaila’s arrest and the matter is currently being investigated.
MVP Award For The NBA All-Star Now To Be Called The Kobe Bryant MVP Award
The NBA All-Star game has now to be called The Kobe Bryant MVP Award. NBA commissioner, Adam Silver made this announcement on Saturday 15th February.
The Kobe Bryant MVP Award will be given this Sunday at the closing of this year’s All-Star Game in Chicago. Both teams will be captained by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lebron James respectively. Team Lebron will put on No 2 and team Giannis will put on No 24. These two numbers were worn by Gianna, Kobe’s daughter and Kobe Bryant.
Recall that Kobe won the All-Star Game MVP in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011. Also, he played as the youngest player to feature in the All-Star Game at 19 in 1998.
Buhari Suspends NBC Boss, Modibbo Kawu
Modibbo Kawu, the DG of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has been put on suspension by President Buhari. This came following his corruption charges by the Independent Corrupt Practices, ICPC.
This development was confirmed by Armstrong Idachaba, NBC’s Director of Broadcast Monitoring. Further, the most senior director in the commission has been directed to take over from Modibbo Kawu.
Modibbo Kawu is currently facing a 12-count charge bordering on money laundering, abuse of office, and misleading a public officer with the intent of defrauding the government.
So, this contravenes Section 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Act 2000 and punishable under Section 19 of the same Act.
Beisdes, Modibbo was first arraigned in May 2019 over the alleged misappropriation of N 2.5 billion for the digital switch-over (DSO) program of the government.
Coronavirus In Africa As Egypt Records The First Case
The Health Ministry in Egypt has confirmed the first case of the deadly Coronavirus. The authorities made this disclosure on Friday 14th February in a press release. They said the World Health Organization has been informed and the patient is in isolation for monitoring and treatment.
The patient’s nationality was not given. However, Egypt is the 28th country in the world to record Coronavirus and the first in Africa.
So, over 64,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been diagnosed around the world and 1,363 persons have been confirmed dead since its outbreak in Wuhan, China