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Can the National Assembly please pass the Combined Treasury and Warehouse Looting Bill 2020 that will compel the police to always prosecute looters in pairs?

Basically, it will mean that for every warehouse looter arraigned in court, a treasury looter must be arraigned alongside him or her. Failure to find an accompanying treasury looter will automatically lead to the charges against a warehouse looter being dropped.

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Under this equal opportunity looting prosecution, once both charges have been readout, the court will then split into two. Court One will deal with treasury looters and Court Two with warehouse looters.

Both sets of defendants must have access to the same calibre of legal teams.

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Both sets of defendants must have access to the same kind of bail conditions.

While in detention, both sets of looters should be made to share cells to familiarise themselves with each other.

They should have access to the same type of medical attention while in detention. If one is allowed to fly abroad for medical attention, so too should the other.

Sentencing should be based on the value of the assets stolen. Basically, someone who stole goods worth N10,000 must serve a sentence about 10 times less than someone who stole $1m.

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All sentenced persons must be subject to the same restrictions, prohibiting them from running for public office.

All those who aided and abetted both sets of looters should be charged as accessories. This should include banks, security officials, faith houses, etc.

Ayo Akinfe, born in Salford, Manchester, is a London-based journalist who has worked as a magazine and newspaper editor for the last 20 years. Ayo attended Federal Government College Kaduna and obtained his first degree in history from the University of Ibadan.

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HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 March 2021 - From 27 to 29 March 2021, four secondary school students will challenge themselves to complete the longest trail in Hong Kong - the 100km MacLehose trail. Their aim is to raise essential funds for The Child Development Centre (CDC), a non-profit organisation that supports children with special educational needs. Please support and donate to this cause at https://www.simplygiving.com/100km-hike-for-special-needs

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Jack, Jaden, Gabriel, and Martin are year-12 students at an international school in Hong Kong. The hike they will complete is not only daunting in length, but also challenging due to the elevation of 5,053 metres. The students chose the CDC as the sole beneficiary as Jack's younger sister previously attended an early intervention programme there. "This organisation (the CDC) is very close to Jack's heart, as he has a younger sister with Down's Syndrome, and understands the difficulties that families face when raising and educating special needs children to reach their full potential, which is something that every child deserves.

"Money donated to the CDC will go towards programme and service expenses, allowing them to aid even more families, and provide even better care with their top notch teaching specialists and therapists. Furthermore, it is no doubt that under the current COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit organisations like this will be impacted the most, so any money donated will be especially helpful now more than ever. We would really appreciate your support on our journey and cause!"

Dr. Yvonne Becher, the Chief Executive of the CDC, expressed her gratitude to the students for organising this meaningful event, "we are grateful for Jack's and his team's initiative, and are glad that the CDC's work is being recognised and has created such positive value to families throughout the years. Hope everyone can also feel the love and faith that Jack has for his sister, and spread the positive energy to many other children with additional needs in our society."

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Based on each child's needs, the CDC's multidisciplinary team offers services such as assessments, early intervention programmes, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and targeted support programmes addressing social skills, sensory processing, attention, behaviour, early literacy and numeracy, and more. The CDC is also committed to supporting parents and professionals through counselling services, outreach screening, and child development training.


This press release is distributed by The Child Development Centre and supported by Media OutReach Newswire

About The Child Development Centre:

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Address: 4/F, Prime Mansion, 183-187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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