Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Thursday dismissed the application by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, seeking to quash charges slammed on him, saying they are not defective and not an abuse of court processes. Evans had asked the court to quash the two separate charges filed against him by the Lagos State Government. The Lagos State Government had brought a fresh five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder against Evans and three others. Evans is charged alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba. In the second charge, Evans is being tried alongside Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba. At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday, Justice...
Men of Oyo State Police Command have arrested three Muslim clerics in possession of two fresh human heads and human legs for the purpose of money ritual. The suspected ritualists , Babatunde Kareem, 37, Taofeek Bello, 22, and Adebayo Yusuf, 40, were paraded alongside 19 others on Wednesday at Eleyele, Ibadan. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude stated that the suspected ritualists were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the command on November 14, 2017, in Ogbomoso. Odude added that the, “two fresh human heads and human legs were recovered from the suspects, who disclosed that the body parts were severed from corpses at a Muslim cemetery in Isale General Area, Ogbomoso. According to them, their unbridled desire to get rich quick prompted them to g
The High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, has sentenced two to death for stealing a lady’s handbag, telephone and other personal items at gunpoint. The presiding judge, Justice Okey Onunkwo, said there was sufficient evidence to convict the duo. The suspects, Anene Maduka, Ikenna Obi and Osadebe Ezeh had on February 2, 2017 allegedly stole a mobile phone, a handbag and N10,000 cash belonging to one Miss Chinonye Ogujiuba of Eziama Uli. The Nokia phone was valued at N15,500, while the handbag was estimated at N2,500. Anene Maduka, charged with the other suspects, was however discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence. The identity of Maduka, who was the first defendant in the case, was made an issue in the trial and the court agre
Anti-Robbery Policemen attached to the Delta State Police Command Asaba have arrested a 4 suspect for allegedly raping a mother of three after robbing her including others in the area. The Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists yesterday, said the suspects on Thursday during wee hours raided the nursing mother (name withheld) and others’ phones in the area after she was allegedly raped. DSP Aniamaka said that the suspects currently being detained, confessed to the crime upon interrogation, adding that they would be charged to court on completion of investigation. Meanwhile, investigation revealed that the armed bandits during their operation, subjected the nursing mother’s husband to punitive punishment after al
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has distanced himself from posters in Abuja, which insinuated he is bidding for the vice president position in the 2019 presidential poll. The governor urged Nigerians to disregard the posters which he described as “handiwork of mischief makers.” In a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor said the posters were from political mischief makers who forgot in their haste that nobody runs for the office of vice president. “We urge Nigerians to disregard these posters as they have no link with the Rivers state governor. “Nobody runs for the office of vice president. “The Rivers state governor has the mandate of the good people of Rivers state and he is focused on delivering quality projects an
Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raised alarm over the activities of some fraudsters using his name to extort money from governors, Ministers and national chairmen of top political parties in the country. Exposing how they operate, Magu disclosed that those con men writes invitation letters to political office holders informing them that they were under probe. Magu, who raised the alarm in a Facebook post on Tuesday, consequently warned political office holders to be watchful so as not to fall victims. The anti-graft agency while dissociating itself from such letters, insisted that Magu had neither written nor mandated anyone to write any invitation letter to any state governor because ...
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma had lodged a challenge at the court in Bloemfontein after a lower court decided in 2016 to reinstate the charges that were previously discontinued by prosecutors. “The reasons for discontinuing the prosecution given do not bear scrutiny,” said Supreme Court judge Eric Leach who read the ruling. The opposition Democratic Alliance party had sought in 12 court appearances since 2009 to reactivate the charges over controversial post-apartheid military contracts which have dogged Zuma for much of his time in government. The president, who is accused of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and racket
The Lagos State Police Command, has revealed the autopsy of Late Tagbo Umeike, a friend of Nigerian music star, Davido. Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said Tagbo died from suffocation. Edgal made the disclosure during a press briefing, on Wednesday in Lagos. He also disclosed that Davido has been re-invited for questioning over Tagbo’s death. Details soon..
Rivers State in the recent times has become a den of violent clashes and attacks mostly occasioned by political power flex. the trend has also taken a different colouration in kidnappings, armed robbery and so on. Now, gunmen suspected to be cultists, in what seemed like a door-to-door attack, have killed 15 people in Agip/Mgboshimini area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. The motive for the attack is yet to be ascertained. DAILY POST reports that those killed by the gunmen include both indigens and non-indigenes, a nursing mother, a husband and his wife among others. Gory pictures from Agip/Mgboshimini shows corpses littered all over the area with some bodies burnt and others severed with bullets and machete cuts. Several detachments of Police are presently in the ar...
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigations into the mysterious death of one of Davido’s crew members, Tagbo. While disclosing that it’s awaiting the result of an autopsy conducted on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death, which would guide its investigations, the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Edgar Imohimi, said that he had met with Davido and other parties involved in the case. 2. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday released the timetable and schedule of activities for both the Ekiti and Osun states’ governorship elections. It announced July 14, 2018 as the date for Ekiti State election, while it fixed Osun’s election for September 22. 3. President