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Notorious kidnapper Evans wins first case in court

A Federal High Court in Lagos will on August 29 deliver judgment in the N300 million fundamental human rights suit filed by the alleged infamous kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans.

Onwuamadike had filed the suit seeking N300 million compensation and challenging his continued detention by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, since June 10.

Joined in the suit are the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Police Commissioner and the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)

At Wednesday’s proceedings, Henry Obiazi, counsel to the IGP and the Police, told the court that the case involved murder, armed robbery and kidnapping which are all capital offences.

Obiazi, requesting that the N300 million suit should be dismissed, citing Section 35 (7) of the 1999 Constitution.

He noted that the fundamental rights suit of the applicant was not absolute and that Onwuamadike would soon be arraigned in court by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

“Though the Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of every Nigerian citizen, these rights are not absolute. When it has to do with capital offences, I urge the court to hold that the application is unmeritorious and should dismiss it,”  he said.

In his submission, Emmanuel Eze, counsel to the State Police Commissioner and SARS, noted that the applicant has not showed any cause of action against his clients.

Eze told the court that Onwuamadike was arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) set up by the IGP and not by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police or SARS.

He faulted claims that Onwuamadike was subjected to a trial by media, noting that no material fact has been placed before the court.

He alleged that prior to his arrest, the alleged kidnap kingpin had been involved in numerous robberies including several attacks on bullion vans with an undisclosed number of policemen losing their lives.

“My Lord, it is not up to 90 days that the applicant was arrested; besides, there is an order of the court for his remand. The applicant is an international kidnapper terrorizing states across the country, I urge the court to dismiss this application with punitive costs. That will serve as a deterrent to others who may want to file such a frivolous application in future,” Eze said.

However, counsel to Onwuamadike, Olukoya Ogungbeje, in his submission, requested that the court should hold that the respondents had acted contrary to the law by detaining him since June 10.

He countered claims by the lawyers to the respondents that an accused who has allegedly committed a capital offence can be detained by an order of court.

According to Ogungbeje, the assertion is only applicable where an accused seeks bail after arraignment.

“The proper thing for the respondents to do is to have the applicant arraigned and later inform the court about the capital nature of the offence upon which he may then be remanded in their custody.”

After listening to the submissions of the lawyers, Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka, adjourned the case until August 29 for judgment.

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Ikoyi Whistle-blower Paid; Lawyer Confirms

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Ikoyi Whistle-blower Paid; Lawyer Confirms

Yakubu Galadinma, the lawyer to the Ikoyi whistle-blower who helped the Federal government of Nigeria recover over N13 billion stashed in an apartment in Ikoyi in April 2017 has confirmed that his client has been finally paid his commission.

According to Galadinma, his client was paid N421m and has traveled out Nigeria on Wednesday morning, December 13th, 2017. He said that his clinent is mentally sound contrary to the statement of Professor Itse Sagay that his client might go mad if paid the money in full.

Weeks ago, Professor Itse Sagay, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption said that the Federal government is hesitating to pay the whistle-blower citing that he might go mad after receiving his N860 million entitlement.

Guess the Government does not have a clue that there’re a whole lot they do not know about it’s citizens.

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Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

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Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

Paul Ujunwa Gloria, a Nigerian facebook user who is based in Ghana has alleged that she met IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu while he was buying pizza.

The Igbo who expressed her disappointment at the wanted IPOB Leader claimed that she saw him at Eddys Pizza in Ghana at about 8:45 pm, yesterday, 11 of December 2017.

According to Gloria, when she saw him and then spoke to him at first, Kanu refused to answer her, until she spoke in Igbo and he responded.

In Paul Ujunwa Gloria’s words;

“I met the Biafra leader Nnamdi kanu at Eddys pizza Gh at about 8:45pm date 11/12/2017. He was surprised i recognized him and didn’t want to speak to me at first until i spoke igbo and he responded.”

“After all the trouble he caused in Nigeria he has guts to eat pizza. How long will you keep hiding? He couldn’t even disguise well. Am sorry for those who trusted and believed in him. Rip to those who died for the cause of Biafra. Some persons might doubt me because i have no pictures to show for it.”

“Nnamdi kanu stop hiding and let your people stop blaming the Nigerian government. Am sorry to say but you are a Coward , a deciver and a betrayal ”

Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts has been unknown since a military operation was carried out at his home town in Umuahia, Abia state on September 14th.

See her post below:

Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

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Bus Driver Shot Dead by Policeman at checkpoint in Ekiti

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Bus Driver Shot Dead by Policeman at checkpoint in Ekiti

A trigger happy Nigerian police officer has reportedly shot dead a commercial bus driver identified as Mr. Olabode Ojo Segun, at a check point in Oye community, headquarters of Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Tuesday evening.

According to an eyewitness, the driver had refused to drop the usual N50 for the officers on duty, an action got one of the officers infuriated and he then opened fire at the bus as the driver tried to speed away. The bus was said to be travelling from Ikare in Ondo State and the victim hailed from Ikare in Ondo State.

In the witness’ words;

“When the driver Mr Olabode was hit by the bullet, he lost control of the bus and it somersaulted, leaving the passengers therein.

“He was lying dead at the scene while in the confusion, every other person was crawling out of the crashed vehicle, seeking help.”

Confirming the incident, a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), officer Mr. Mohammed Olowo, said that only the bus driver was shot at by a policeman.

Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State, Police Command confirmed the incident and said the officer identified as Corporal Ayodele Famodimu, has been arrested and is already facing departmental orderly room trial.

In the words of Adeyemi;

“When the trial has been concluded, he would be dismissed after which he would be charged to court.”

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