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Two Ebola patients escaped from a hospital in the Congo and were taken by their families to pray in a church with 50 people, Medecins Sans Frontieres said today.

The patients left the hospital holding them in quarantine in Congo city of Mbandaka, a World Health Organisation spokesperson said, as it warned that the fight to stop the outbreak in the country is at a critical point.

An Upper Area Court 3, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Monday, sentenced a 35-year-old driver, Ahamed Talib to four years in prison for raping a nine-year-old girl.
The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, who passed the sentence without an option of fine, also ordered Talib to pay N1,300 to the minor for compensation and medical expenses.

Two unemployed men — Douglas Eze and Vincent Uchenna — who allegedly kidnapped a man and
robbed him of N3, 000 at gunpoint, were on Monday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, who gave the ruling, said the duo should remain in Kirikiri Prisons pending advice from
the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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