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Court upholds withdrawal of Senator Kalu’s university certificate over alleged fraud
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Court upholds withdrawal of Senator Kalu’s university certificate over alleged fraud

An Imo State Court of Appeal has upheld the withdrawal of Senator Orji Uzo Kalu’s Bachelor’s degree certificate by the Abia State University. The appeal court sitting in Owerri, the state capital took the action on Tuesday. The presiding judge, Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, nullified the judgement of a high court in Isikwuato, Abia State which had restored the Bachelors’ degree certificate of the former Abia State governor. The Abia State University had in 2018, withdrew Senator Kalu’s certificate over allegations of fraud and breach of admission regulations concerning his graduation. But Kalu who is a serving Senator later approached a state high court in Isikuato in Abia State challenging the allegations and the subsequent withdrawal of his degree by the university. Th...
Court orders Kano Govt to pay N10m, tender public apology to Sanusi
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Court orders Kano Govt to pay N10m, tender public apology to Sanusi

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional, the banishment of the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State. Justice Anwuli Chikere held that the restrictions placed on Sanusi after his deposition on March 9, 2020, on allegations of insubordination are a clear arbitrary violation of his right to freedom of movement and personal liberty granted by the Nigerian constitution. The Court agreed with Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, counsel to Sanusi, that his client was moved out of Kano to Abuja and later to Awe, in Nasarawa State against his wish. Justice Chikere further held that the right to freedom of liberty and personal dignity granted under Section 34 of Nigeria’s constitution cannot be taken a...
Chidinma’s trial stalled over witness composure
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Chidinma’s trial stalled over witness composure

The trial of Miss Chidinma Ojukwu at a Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos Island failed to continue on Monday. Chidinma’s trial was stalled due to the composure of the witness.  She is standing trial over alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. At the resumed hearing of the matter on Monday, the prosecuting counsel, Yusuf Sule, asked the court to adjourn the trial till Tuesday. Sule told the trial judge, Justice Yetunde Adesanya, that the witness they wish to call was “not really composed,” saying they just arrived in the court on Monday morning from Asaba, Delta State. The counsel to the first defendant, Onwuka Egwu, did not object to the application of the prosecution. But counsel to the second defen...
Court sentences NEPZA employee over N342m fraud
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Court sentences NEPZA employee over N342m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has on Monday secured the conviction of, an employee of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Dasel Nanjwan. Nanjwan was found guilty of holding a private interest in a N342 million contract regarding the replacement of warehouses and factories at the Calabar Free Trade Zone. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment by the Calabar Division of Court of Appeal. Nanjwan was a member of the Federal Government technical committee in a negotiation with General Electric Africa on investments in the Calabar Free Trade Zone as well as the owner and sole signatory to the account of Kwop-ri Services, the company that won the contract. He was initially arraigned by the ICPC before a Calabar High Cour...
Anambra Monarch, others on the run over N1bn damages, criminal trespass
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Anambra Monarch, others on the run over N1bn damages, criminal trespass

….30 soldiers, Obiano’s agents wanted by police over roles An Anambra traditional ruler, (name withheld) is reportedly presently on the run over what has been described as a criminal trespass and damages to a private property situated at Nteje/Awkuzu area of Oyi Council area of Anambra state belonging to a community leader in the area, Chief Sam Ikefuna of Awkuzu. According to our investigations, Chief Ikefuna acquired the large parcel of land from Chief Felix Akpu(aka Mojo) in 20002.  Chief Akpu had according to the documents acquired it from the original bonafide ancestral owners from Ifite Nteje. It was consequently secured under the auspices of his Samzek Holdings Ltd with Headquarters in Warri, Delta State vide a Deed of Assignment executed in 2002. The property also...
Moghalu’s suit rankles Andy Uba, APC
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Moghalu’s suit rankles Andy Uba, APC

….begs for new judgement date outside Nov 4 The much anticipated judgement in the suit brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Hon Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo by Chief George Moghalu against the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which was fixed for today, Thursday, Oct 4,2021 has been deferred. The political camp of Senator Uba was apparently so rankled and traumatized by the effect of the likely outcome of the verdict, that he expressly wrote the presiding judge, begging for a new date outside Nov 4,2021. Moghalu who was among the 14 governorship aspirants who had aspired for the same APC Anambra State Governorship ticket as Uba had dragged the party and Uba to Court, saying that he was n...
Man lands in trouble for addressing a married woman as ‘Babe’
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Man lands in trouble for addressing a married woman as ‘Babe’

A man has landed himself in trouble after sending an early morning greeting to a married woman on WhatsApp.  The suspect, Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu, was on Tuesday, dragged before an Ijebu-Ode Magistrate’s Court in Ogun State, for allegedly texting a kseductive’ message to a housewife. The 38-year old Jamiu was dragged before the court and charged by the police with misconduct in breaching peace in the marriage of one Mrs Opeyemi Adegbesan. Jamiu was said to have committed the offense by sending a WhatsApp message to the woman on September 19, 2021. According to a charge sheet, Jamiu sent a “Good Morning Babe” message through WhatsApp around 8.02 a.m. to Mrs Adegbesan who is a married woman. The charge read, “That you Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu ‘m’ on the 19th day of Septembe...
Romance Schemes: US indicts Nigerian National
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Romance Schemes: US indicts Nigerian National

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Nigerian national residing in Canton for his alleged role in a wire and bank fraud conspiracy involving romance scams targeting individuals in the United States. According to a report published by the United States Department of Justice on Thursday, the 41 years old Mark Arome Okuo, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud.  The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that Okuo was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in March 2021 and has been in detention since his arrest. The charging documents show that the 41-year old participated in a conspiracy involving romance scams designed to defraud victims into sending money to accounts he controlled.   According to the report, Criminals perpetrati...
Man bags 7years jail term with hard labour for raping 18-year old over N50 debt
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Man bags 7years jail term with hard labour for raping 18-year old over N50 debt

A State High Court has sentenced one 24-year-old Uchenna for raping an 18-year-old girl. The court judgement states that Uchenna who is from Umuogudu Osha Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area, of Ebonyi State, is to serve 7years imprisonment with hard labour. The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that Ali was 24yrs old when the incident happened in 2015, while the victim who was from Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo in Ohaukwu was 18years old. In a charge no. HKWCC/2017, Ali was accused of having carnal knowledge of the plaintiff (name withheld) without her consent. The charge sheet reads: “That you, Uchenna Ali ‘m’ on the 11th day of July 2015 at Oriaja Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo in the Ohaukwu Magisterial District, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of blessing without her consent and thereby comm...
Court orders substituted service against Blogger, over ‘Infringement’
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Court orders substituted service against Blogger, over ‘Infringement’

An Ikeja High Court has ordered substituted service against a popular Nigerian Islamic blogger, Saidi Shittu, who is based in the UK over alleged infringement of fundamental rights of two Islamic clerics. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Olatokun gave the order following the hearing of a motion ex-parte filed before the court by Alhaji Olanrewaju Hammed Alfulany and Alhaji Muritala Bolaji (the Applicants) through their counsel, Mr Kola Ibrahim. Ibrahim had informed the court that all attempts to serve the 3rd Respondent who was only present in court once failed, because he had left the country for Dublin where he resides. Justice Olatokun further ruled that the order of substituted service of originating motion and affidavit of urgency filed on the 19th of February, 2021 on the...
N250m crypto fraud: Police ordered to arrest, detain Businesswoman
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N250m crypto fraud: Police ordered to arrest, detain Businesswoman

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the request of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alkali Baba Usman to arrest and detain a Lagos businesswoman, Mrs. Min Ling, for 90 days. The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo ordered that the woman, who was accused of duping two London-based businessmen to the tune of N250 million, be kept in police custody upon her arrest pending completion of an investigation into the complaints of fraud brought against her. It was however learnt that the 90 days detention order is to commence counting from the day of the suspect’s arrest in any part of Nigeria or abroad. The arrest and detention request was granted by Ekwo while delivering the ruling in an ex-parte application filed by the Inspector General of Police. In an aff...
Court sentences ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ to 1-year imprisonment
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Court sentences ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ to 1-year imprisonment

A State High Court sitting in Ilorin the Kwara State capital has sentenced one Jatto Sheriff Umar to 1 year imprisonment for impersonating Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and owner of other social Apps in an attempt to defraud unsuspecting victims via online relationship. Other suspects convicted with Jatto on offences bordering on cybercrime are Oguntoyinbo Oluwatobi Damilola (fake US military officers), Taiwo Akinyemi Kayode, Adebayo Adeola Mark. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Zonal Command in the state had dragged the 21-year-old  Jatto and other suspects to the court. The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that the defendants pleaded guilty to their separate charges. Delivering judgment, the presiding Judge Mahmud Abdulgafar sentenced ...
Supreme Court implements Suo Moto Powers in Lakhimpur
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Supreme Court implements Suo Moto Powers in Lakhimpur

Suo Moto cases are instances wherein the High Courts and the Supreme court of India using their inherent powers initiate a hearing by taking cognizance of any matter on its own, without anybody filing any appeal or write a petition.  Eight people were killed on October 3 as violence erupted during a farmers' protest claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of a visit to Lakhimpur by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. The Supreme Court has decided to hear on Thursday the Lakhimpur Kheri case of Indian state Uttar Pradesh in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed as violence erupted during a farmers' protest.  Lakhimpur Kheri district is the largest district in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the border with Nepal. I...
7th Triennial Delegates Conference Crises: NUJ petitions NJC, others to arrest abuse of Court process
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7th Triennial Delegates Conference Crises: NUJ petitions NJC, others to arrest abuse of Court process

By: Abubakar Abba  The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has protested the ongoing abuse of court process to scuttle the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference by Soji Amosun and Ayokunle Ewuoso and therefore sought the intervention of the National Judicial Council, NJC, the National Industrial Court, NIC, to arrest the abuse of court process.  This was contained in statement personally signed by the NUJ incumbent President, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, “it is on record that the applicants (Soji Amosun and Ayokunle Ewuoso) had earlier procured an interim order in Suit No: NICN/LA/310/2021 against the same defendants and with the same set of facts at the Lagos Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria on the 27th August 2021. The statement continue, “It is equ...
Igboho: FG to appeal N20bn court ruling against AGF, DSS
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Igboho: FG to appeal N20bn court ruling against AGF, DSS

Following the ruling by a State High Court in Oyo which awarded N20 billion in damages against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Department of State Services (DSS) for the invasion of Sunday Adeyemo’s residence by the DSS on July 1, the Federal Government is set to appeal the ruling. The court in Ibadan had on Friday September 17 awarded N20billion in a fundamental human rights suit brought by the self-styled Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, the amount was awarded over the invasion of his residence in the Soka area of the Oyo State capital by the defendants. However, in a statement shortly after the ruling, the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed that the Federal Government would appeal the judgment, and that already the process ...
Human Rights Lawyer Sues Obiano, 2 Commissioners Over Blockage of Amawbia Road
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Human Rights Lawyer Sues Obiano, 2 Commissioners Over Blockage of Amawbia Road

An Awka-based legal practitioner and Human Rights/Public Interest activist, Barr. Francis Moneke has sued the Anambra State Government, Attorney General of Anambra State (who is also the state's Commissioner for Justice), and the State's Commissioner of Police, for blockage of Zik's Avenue Road in Awka, the Anambra State capital, and the Amawbia—Nibo Road. The roadblocks, according to him are mounted between Ifenna Filling Station and Amawbia Roundabout axis the ever-busy Zik's Avenue Road; and at Amawbia—Nibo Road, by the Gate of Governor's Lodge, Amawbia. Barr. Moneke alleged that the road roadblocks, which have tarried for months, caused him untold hardships and pains in different occasions, on August 14 and 20 respectively. He further stated that the blockage amounts to gross vi...
Court dismisses suit seeking to set aside UNN Alumni Exco election
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Court dismisses suit seeking to set aside UNN Alumni Exco election

A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has dismissed a suit seeking to set aside the election of University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) National Executive Officers led by Sir Ben Okoronkwo conducted under the supervision of the University Governing Council on October 3rd 2020. Chief (Mrs) Grace Ukeje and two others had in Suit No.FHC/EN/CS/92/2020 dragged the University of Nigeria Vice Chancellor, Chairman of UNN Governing Council, Chief Michael Olorufemi, Sir Ben Okoronkwo & 2 others including the Hon. Minister of Education before the Federal High Court, Enugu. Chief Ukeje and her group had sued asking the Court to nullify the UNAA election of October 2020 of the incumbent executive members led by Mr Okoronkwo as President. The Plaintiffs contended that relying on th...
Police sue Asst Court Registrar, ex-APGA guber aspirant, others over alleged 10m fraud
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Police sue Asst Court Registrar, ex-APGA guber aspirant, others over alleged 10m fraud

The Anambra State Police Command has dragged an assistant Court Registrar incharge of Onitsha High Court Mrs. Victoria Obiageli Osieme, Mr. Damian .C. Okolo a well known estate valuer and a former governorship aspirant in APGA during the last governorship primaries of the party in the state to Onitsha Chief Magistrate Court over an alleged N10 million, Two Hundred and Fifty Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty fraud. The Police also dragged Mr. Nworah Nezianya, Obiefuna Nezianya, Ernest Nezianya and Fidelis Chuks Agulefo to same court presided over by Her Worship N.A. Ozumba. According to the charge sheet which was contained in the amended charge No. MO/56GC/2019, the three count charges which the police is relying to prosecute the defendants for alleged conspiracy, stealing and fo...
Divorce your wife, forfeit your house to her, Oyo court rules
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Divorce your wife, forfeit your house to her, Oyo court rules

A woman that has children for her husband and had married him before a house is built has the right to live in the house with her children even after divorce under the provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882, a court held on Friday in Ibadan, Oyo State. The belief that patriarchy is so entrenched in the Nigerian system and women have no rights even under the law has been proved to be an erroneous one, majorly propounded by those ignorant of the rights provided under the law, the court said in a landmark judgement. The provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882 formed the basis of the pronouncement of the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, on Friday in a property suit between a divorced couple, Toyin Arajulu, formerly known as Mrs Toyin James and her f...
SERAP drags FG, NBC to ECOWAS Court
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SERAP drags FG, NBC to ECOWAS Court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and twenty-four concerned Nigerians have sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “the arbitrary use of the NBC Act and broadcasting code to target, harass, sanction, and fine independent television and radio stations in Nigeria, and to restrict Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.” SERAP is asking the ECOWAS Court to declare “illegal and contrary to Nigeria’s international human rights obligations the provisions of the NBC Act and broadcasting code frequently apply by the Federal Government and NBC to target, harass, intimidate, and impose sanctions on independent television and radio stations in the ...
JUSUN Strike: NBA threatens nationwide protest, gives govs 7-day ultimatum
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JUSUN Strike: NBA threatens nationwide protest, gives govs 7-day ultimatum

By: Uche Ndeke The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Anambra State has issued a seven day ultimatum to all the governors of the federation, particularly Governor Willie Obiano, to commence the implementation of the financial autonomy of the judiciary or risk mass protest. Speaking under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen of Branches of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Awka, the group said if the governors failed to make trustworthy commitment towards the immediate implementation, they would have no other option than to join forces with the Judiciary Workers and mobilize the public in a protest to compel government to fully comply. Their spokesperson and Chairman Nigeria Bar Association, Nnewi, Mr. Kingsley Awuka, expressed regret that the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Unio...
Police slam conspiracy, libel suit on Anambra SDP chairman, 15 other executives
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Police slam conspiracy, libel suit on Anambra SDP chairman, 15 other executives

By: Chuks Collins, Awka An Awka Chief Magistrate Court One presided over by Mrs O. N. Ike has adjourned to June 1, 2021 the case of conspiracy, slander, libel and character assassination brought against one Mr Ikechukwu Nwaekwe, a self-acclaimed chairman of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) in Anambra and fifteen others some of who are still at large. The 16 accused and others according to a 3-page petition signed by C.V. Okebugwu(Esq)of N.C.O.Okwudili&Co Chambers contained in a 5-count charge jointly and severally organized a well attended, televised and publicized press conference on or around February 23, 2019 where they raised serious defamatory allegations against the party’s Anambra Central Senatorial candidate for the 2019 general election, Chief (Barrister)Tony Chukwuelue...
Imo Police Arrest Two Men For The Possession Of A Human Head
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Imo Police Arrest Two Men For The Possession Of A Human Head

Imo State Police Command unravelled a seven-month-old murder jinx, following the arrest of two suspects, Onumajuru Godwin (61) and Agubosim Chukwuemeka (41), in connection with the incident. This was disclosed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu, yesterday, via a statement. He also added that a decomposed body has been recovered as an exhibit. The PPRO’s account read: “On May 4, 2020, one Onumajuru Godwin, 61 years old and Agubosim Chukwuemeka, 41 years old, both of Eziama Obiato in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters that one Emmanuel Onuwa, from Mbaitoli LGA, murdered an unidentified person, and hid the head in a water tank in his compound. “Following this report, Emmanuel Onuwa and his children w...
President Buhari Approves Police Salary Increment
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President Buhari Approves Police Salary Increment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved salary increment for officers of the Nigeria Police Force. According to Daily Post the increment cuts across all ranks of the force. This was disclosed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday during his visit to the Ogun State Police Command. Adamu’s visit to Ogun State was aimed at boosting the morale of police officers after the attack on them during the recent End SARS protest. Adamu while addressing officers of the command, urged them not to be demoralised by the attacks suffered during the protest. He further charged them not to be afraid of carrying out their duties following the attacks against them, saying no society survives without the police. Adamu revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari adm...
Widow demands corpse of husband killed by SARS
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Widow demands corpse of husband killed by SARS

Widow to one of the victims of disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squard (SARS) Awkuzu, Mrs. Christiana Ngozi Nnatuanya has demanded for the corpse of her husband for proper burial. The deceased, Linus Nnatuanya, reportedly died in the Awkuzu cell of the disbanded SARS in 2007 Mrs Nnatuanya who also demanded for N50 million compensation to enable her cater for the seven children her husband left behind, said her Uwani Ebenebe community believed a man who died in Police cell without burial died a wrongful death. Narrating how her husband Linus went to market in January 31, 2007 but never returned before the Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, extra-judicial killings and other related matters sitting in Awka, the widow told the panel that her husband was arrest...
Defendant’s mischief misled police to detain siblings, detective tells court
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Defendant’s mischief misled police to detain siblings, detective tells court

By: Chuks Collins, Awka An Awka Chief Magistrate Court 3 sitting in Anambra State has adjourned to November 18, 2020 the case of defamation of character brought against one Mr Joseph Nnajiofor of Amachalla village Amenyi -Awka. The DAILY VENDOR gathered that Nnajiofor had petitioned the police against his sibling -Ozo Obiekwe Nnajiofor and others accusing them of kidnapping and inflicting him with grievous physical injuries, and dumping him in a bush in a far away location to die, thereby making the police arrest the complainants. A police detective, Kalu Onyemelam, an Assistant Superintendent(ASP),from the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Anambra state Police Command explained that when the case was assigned to him to investigate, after a thorough job on the matter...
For arresting looters without arraignment indicates police yet to understand EndSARS protests message NBA
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For arresting looters without arraignment indicates police yet to understand EndSARS protests message NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Olumide Akpata, has on Thursday, kicked against the alleged arrest of suspected looters and curfew defaulters by the Nigerian Police without arraignment in courts as required by law. According to him, such act was a clear indication that the police hierarchy has failed to get the message and/or is paying lip service to the calls for holistic police reforms by the EndSARS protesters. Akpata stated this in a statement on Thursday in response to reports of police refusal to arraign in court suspected looters during EndSARS crisis and those who defaulted curfew imposed by governments in different states of the country. He said: ”I have in the past 24 hours received several calls & complaints from lawyers and Nigerians generally ab...
Osun House-to-house search for looted items kicks off tomorrow
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Osun House-to-house search for looted items kicks off tomorrow

As the 72- hour amnesty given by the Osun State government to looters in the state to return all looted properties in their custody expires today, the state government has expressed its intention to commence a house-to-house search on Thursday to fish out the deviants among them. Oyetola made this known while inspecting some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo. Oyetola, who said about 20 per cent of the looted items have been returned, enjoined other looters to take advantage of the hours left in the amnesty period, adding that there would be no extension. According to a statement by his office, the governor stressed that those who refused to embrace the offer of the government would face the full wrath of the law. The statem...
Police Nabs  Suspected Gunrunners In Kaduna
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Police Nabs Suspected Gunrunners In Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command said they have arrested some suspected gunrunners in the state. The Command also said they recovered some locally made rifles as well as cash. State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, made this known and also added that the arrested suspects would be charged to court upon investigation. Parts of the statement read, “On October 14, 2020, at about 1530hrs, operatives of the Kaduna Police Command, while on routine stop-and-search at Kwanta Shiru village, along Kaduna-Kachia road, succeeded in arresting one Yakubu Maigida of Chibiya village, Kachia LGA, Kaduna State, and recovered a locally made AK47 rifle concealed under his motorcycle with the view to evading the eagle eyes of the security. "Upon interrogation, the suspect ga...
Court grants N.9m bail to Anambra couple who poured hot water on house-help
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Court grants N.9m bail to Anambra couple who poured hot water on house-help

An Anambra Senior Magistrate Court sitting in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area has granted bail to a couple, Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Anichukwu who allegedly poured hot water on their house-help for reportedly drinking their baby's milk. The house-help, one Chimamaka Nwafor, was rescued by Human Rights Legal Aid Intiative, Ekwulubia branch in Aguata Local Government Area of the state after the suspects reportedly refused taking her to hospital for treatment. The suspects who were charged with grievous body harm, however pleaded not guilty to the charge after the Defence Counsel, Mr Vincent Okafor applied for their bail but was opposed by the Prosecutor, ASP Clem Nwanchor who claimed the suspects would likely jump bail if granted. He also reasoned that granting them bail would...