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<strong>Court Declares Ebube Agu Operations Illegal In Ebonyi</strong>
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Court Declares Ebube Agu Operations Illegal In Ebonyi

An Ebonyi State federal high court in Abakaliki has declared the activities of the south-east security outfit, Ebube Agu, illegal in the state. Recall that the south-east states governors had in April 2021, announced the establishment of the security network as part of measures to curb insecurity in the region. The court while ruling on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, and police to retrieve all the weapons in the possession of Ebube Agu operatives in the state. The presiding judge, Riman Fatun, said the grounds for disbandment were connected to human right abuses, extortion, and illegal arrests. The judge held, “I hereby declare the Ebube Agu outfit illegal and therefore, it ceases to exist as the Ebonyi state house of assembly has no powers to appr...
<strong>Man Sodomises 12 Almajiri Children In Gombe</strong>
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Man Sodomises 12 Almajiri Children In Gombe

The men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command, have arrested a 40-year-old man, Usman Mohammed, for luring about 12 children aged between five to 10 years old. Mohammed, a resident of Liji in Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area of the state, allegedly specialized in having carnal knowledge of minors. According to Mohammed, who spoke when he was paraded at the NSCDC state headquarters on Tuesday, he was introduced to same-sex intercourse by his Islamic teacher when he was aged 18 years as an Almajiri student in Kano. The father of three expressed regret over his actions while asking for forgiveness from appropriate authorities. He said, “I learnt homosexuality from my almajiri scholar around Brigade at the age of 18 years in Kano State. I am re...
<strong>Bolanle Raheem: How My Wife Battled For Survival As Hospitals Refused Treatment – Husband</strong>
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Bolanle Raheem: How My Wife Battled For Survival As Hospitals Refused Treatment – Husband

Gbenga, the husband of slain Lagos lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, on Thursday, at the Lagos State High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island, recounted how his wife struggled to survive as three hospitals refused to attend to her. The late lawyer was shot to death on Christmas Day by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi. The husband also told the court she received the Toyota Venza in which she was shot as a gift on Friday, December 23, 2022, two days before her death. The car was gift from a property developer she worked for as reward for meeting her target. Bolanle’s husband who was led in evidence-in-chief by the Attorney General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said that they got married 10 years ago and on Christmas Day,...
<strong>Raheem: Court To Commence Killer Cop’s Trial Monday</strong>
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Raheem: Court To Commence Killer Cop’s Trial Monday

A Lagos State High Court has scheduled Monday (today) to commence the trial of ASP Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Vandi who was attached to Ajiwe Police Station in Ajah area of Lagos State, allegedly shot and killed Raheem while she was returning from church service with her family on Christmas Day. The lawyer was killed at Ajah, Lagos State. A statement issued by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Morosore Onigbanjo, SAN, stated that the trial would be before Justice I.O Harrison at the Tafawa Balewa Square.   He said, “The trial of ASP Vandi who allegedly killed Raheem on December 25, 2022, along Ajah Expressway will commence before Justice I.O. H...
<strong>Nigerian Man Sues Malaysia Govt N406m For Unlawful Detention</strong>
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Nigerian Man Sues Malaysia Govt N406m For Unlawful Detention

A Nigerian man identified as Simon Mamoh, has filed a N406 million suit against the Director-General of Malaysia Immigration Department, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, and three others for alleged unlawful detention and deportation. Mamoh alleges that Malaysian immigration department detained him illegally for 40 days before ordering his deportation from Malaysia to Nigeria. The Nigerian in a lawsuit filed in the High Court of Shah Alam on January 10, listed the compensations being sought to include RM2 million in general damages at a rate of RM50,000 for each day of his unlawful detention, which lasted from March 15, 2021, till April 23, 2021. See Also: Court Convicts Akwa Ibom PDP Guber Candidate, Orders Arrest A local Malaysian online platform, Malaymail, reports that Mamoh is a...
<strong>Dokpesi Incident Connected To ‘Rape Allegation’, Report Says</strong>
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Dokpesi Incident Connected To ‘Rape Allegation’, Report Says

The London metropolitan police have opened up on the incident involving the founder of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi. A report by Punch stated that an email from the London Police confirmed a “71-year-old man” was nabbed on an allegation of rape at Heathrow Airport on Sunday. According to the police, the rape allegation took place in August 2019, and the date for further probe into the case has been fixed for early April. However, the correspondence failed to confirm Dokpesi’s identity. The email reads, “On Sunday, 8 January, a 71-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of rape. The arrest relates to an allegation of rape in August 2019. The man has been bailed, pending further enquiries, to a date in early April. Enquiries into the circumstances ...
<strong>I Pleaded With Rapist To Use Condom – Married Nurse</strong>
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I Pleaded With Rapist To Use Condom – Married Nurse

A married nurse identified as Imolita (surname withheld), has narrated how she was reportedly raped by a security guard, Ibuchi Emmanuel, at a school where she worked. Imolita told the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State, how she was on night duty the day the rape occurred while Emmanuel was equally on duty on the said night. Tired depressed female african scrub nurse wears face mask blue uniform gloves sits on hospital floor. Exhausted sad black doctor feels burnout stress The victim who worked as a nurse in a school said that the defendant met her while she was headed to inspect the school’s clinic before going back to her desk and asked to see her later that night. She stated that the defendant knocked on the door around 9om while she was at her desk which had a bed ...
<strong>Police Suspends Bolanle Raheem’s Killer, MBA Seeks N5bn Compensation</strong>
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Police Suspends Bolanle Raheem’s Killer, MBA Seeks N5bn Compensation

The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Thursday ratified the immediate suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi who is suspected to have shot and killed pregnant Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem. The development was confirmed by the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement issued after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, recommended that Vandi be suspended for shooting and killing Raheem in the Ajah axis of Lagos State on Christmas Day. Ani said, “The commission, in a letter to the Inspector-General of Police signed by the acting chairperson, Clara Ogunbiyi, stated that the commission has carefully examined the facts of the case, observations and recommendation with respect to allegations against the officer and granted approval for the suspension of the officer from duty with...
<strong>‘I Will Die A Hero’ Says Kano Cleric Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy</strong>
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‘I Will Die A Hero’ Says Kano Cleric Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy

A cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru-Kabara, has been found guilty of blasphemy by a Kano Upper Shari’a court. He was charged over alleged blasphemous comments against Prophet Muhammad. The charges were brought against him by the government of Kano State. According to prosecution counsel, Suraj Sa’eda, the defendant committed the offence on August 10, October 25 and December 20, 2019. The presiding kadi (judge), Ibrahim Sarki Yola, while delivering judgment on Thursday said, “I am convinced that the prosecution counsel has done their part and proven their points beyond a reasonable doubt.” See Also: Aisha Buhari Withdraws Case Against Twitter Critic, Aminu Prior to the pronouncement of the sentence, the judge asked if the convict had any last words. Afterwards, Aminu Abubaka...
<strong>ICPC Frees D’Banj, Says Probe Ongoing</strong>
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ICPC Frees D’Banj, Says Probe Ongoing

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has said that Nigerian music star, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has been released but that investigation will continue. Recall that the commission had on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, detained D’Banj, after he was quizzed over his involvement in the alleged diversion of funds meant for the Federal Government’s economic empowerment programme, N-Power. Reacting to the allegation, Pelumi Olajengbesi, counsel to the singer, D’Banj, said his client was unconditionally freed. But the anti-graft agency while speaking through its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, said that investigation into the matter was still ongoing. See Also: Customs Seize 2,375 Litres Of Petrol, Generate Over N127m In Sokot...