Hardship: Man Knocked Down While Attempting to Steal Foodstuffs in FCT

Hardship: Man Knocked Down While Attempting to Steal Foodstuffs in FCT

  • A young man based in Abuja, Kwali Area Council, has lost his life while trying to take a shortcut to survival
  • Reports have it that Jamilu died in an attempt to steal foodstuffs from a woman he pretended to assist at the Kwali market in the FCT
  • However, the FCT police command is yet to react to the unfortunate development within its area

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - Amid untold hardship in Nigeria, a 36-year-old man, identified as Jamilu, on Tuesday, February 13, died while trying to steal from a woman in Abuja.

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FCT police have not given an update on the development. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Recall that some of the policies introduced by the Tinubu-led government have led to soaring inflation rates, food insecurity, and economic hardship, especially the removal of petrol subsidy, which tripled the pump price of fuel.

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Daily Trust reported on Friday, February 16, that Jamilu was knocked down by a car while attempting to escape with a woman’s foodstuffs at the Kwali market in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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According to eyewitnesses, the unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday morning when the suspect pretended to assist the woman in carrying her foodstuffs from the market to board a vehicle by the roadside.

A witness, Ibrahim Audu, said the woman was trying to get a truck pusher to carry the sack, but the suspect pretended to help her to the roadside.

“As he was rushing to cross the road in order to escape with the load he was knocked down,” Audu added.

This happened after the magistrate’s court, Akure division, Ondo state capital, remanded a fashion designer, Adua Fatogun, in prison for allegedly stealing a pot of soup.

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The 19-year-old was jailed on Wednesday, February 14, and was also alleged to have stolen the property of one Felix Ogunbolade, Adeqoga Aboodun, and Akinsete Adurayemi worth N311,100 on October 12, 2023, in Ondo town.

Tinubu’s wife sends message of hope to Nigerians

Meanwhile, Nigeria's First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, assured Nigerians that the hard times they are facing will soon be over.

She gave the assurance during a meeting with the wives of governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Mrs Tinubu said 2024 was a year loaded with peace, progress, prosperity and greater achievements to the advantage of all Nigerians, adding that President Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda was still intact.

The First Lady commended the governors' wives for their efforts and support in 2023, urging them not to relent in addressing the needs of the vulnerable in their states.

Source: Legit.ng

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