New York’s state legislature has passed a bill legalizing the use of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and older, while ending most pot-related arrests in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to sign the measure.
The legalization bill passed the state Senate 40-23 on Tuesday and was approved by the state assembly in a vote of 100-49 later in the evening, paving the way for New York to become the 15th state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana use.
“For far too long, the prohibition of cannabis disproportionately targeted communities of color with harsh prison sentences and after years of hard work, this landmark legislation provides justice for long-marginalized communi…
[07:10, 3/31/2021] +234 809 814 8404: RAPE: Father of 6 arrested for ‘rape’ of neighbour’s daughter
Yola- The Adamawa state Police Command in Yola on Tuesday has confirmed the arrest of a father of six for alleged sexual assault of his neighbour’s 9-year-old daughter.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relation Officer of state Command, said in a statement in Yola.
Nguroje said that the suspect was a resident of Demsawo ward in Yola North Local Government Area and was arrested on March 29.
The statement read in part: “The Adamawa State police command on 29/3/2021 apprehended 47-year-old suspect for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
“The suspect, after investigation, was revealed to be a father of six and a neighbour to the victim’s parent living in the same compound, at Demsawo ward in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa.
“The suspect took advantage of his neighbour’s absence and lured their 9-year-old daughter into his room where he sexually assaulted her.
“Luckily, her cries attracted the attention of a good samaritan in the compound, who immediately called the attention of other neighbours that led to the arrest of the suspect by the police,” Nguroje said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Adamu, had urged parents to closely monitor their kids and select types of environment to live with their families.
Adamu commended the good samaritans for exposing and making it impossible for criminal of such ugly act to escape arrest.
The commissioner, therefore, directed further investigations into the case for immediate action.