President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, has described the incident that happened on Friday at a Federal High Court as drama, planned by the Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore to arouse sympathy from Nigerians.
She advised the publisher of SaharaReporters to desist from further drama, noting that dramatic display has never helped anyone in Nigeria, especially, Dino Melaye, Olisah Metuh and Orji Uzor Kalu.
Disclosing this via her verified Twitter handle, Onochie averred that the officers of the Department of the State Service, DSS, did not invade the court as portrayed by the media, and advised security officials to study and investigate the circulating video.
She accused Sowore’s supporters of pinning him down in order to disrepute the integrity of DSS.
WHO DRAMA EPP? EVERY LIE WILL EXPIRE.
COURTROOM DRAMA EXPLAINED.
So it was a stage managed drama in the court yesterday; Sowore pinned down by his supporters in a courtroom in order to give DSS a bad name.
There was no gun. No batton. No pinning down. Just plain drama, planned and staged by his boys and girls. Kudos, but every lie has an expiration date.
Many EYEWITNESSES have said DSS was OUTSIDE the courtroom, not inside the courtroom.
Here’s one more eyewitness account as reported by Adeniyi Adegbomire SAN-
A friend of mine, Wale Fapohunda, who was in court today when Sowore’s re-arrest was purportedly effected inside the courtroom has this to say about the incident 👇🏾:
“Okay, so I was in court today and here is what happened.
The court had adjourned his matter till 11th Feb next year.
The court called the next matter and proceeding had commenced in respect of the next matter.
Sowore stepped OUT OF THE COURT ROOM and suddenly we heard noises coming from the corridor “leave me alone” “they want to kill me” “they want to kill Sowore” and all that.
Suddenly Sowore’s people started dragging him with the DSS and they (Sowores team) dragged him into the court room.
The judge seeing this, rose and went to her chambers.
The DSS didn’t enter the court room to arrest him rather his supporters dragged him in with the DSS official.
Nobody chased the judge out, she rose and went to her chambers on seeing squabbles.
The DSS official left the court room and waited for him outside the court.
Thank you all. Behold my eye witness account”.
Blackmailing government enforcement agencies was how our nation went into decay. It wont work this time. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.
It appears everyone in that drama was part of the drama club. They harassed a Court officer who wanted them out as they were disrupting another court case. A Lawyer who looked bemused with the whole drama was lost for words.
Drama has not helped Dino Melaye. It has not helped Olise Metuh. Drama has not helped Orji Uzo Kalu.
Drama will not help Sowore because Once you dramatise a lie to the members of the public to attract sympathy, you lose all of that sympathy when they find out you have misled them.
I’m also of the opinion that the police look into these videos, (I have watched four) and charge those who deliberately misled the general public on this issue.”
‘New Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma Forged His University Certificate’ — Journalist Makes Shocking Revelation
The newly installed Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma has been accused by a journalist, Jackson Ude of forging his university certificate.
Hope Uzodinma who was on Tuesday declared by the Supreme Court as winner of the Imo state gubernatorial election, thereby replacing Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Reacting to Supreme Court verdict on Imo, Ude, a former Director of Strategy/Communication under Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan wrote on micro-blogging platform, Twitter: “Hope Uzodinma who forged a university certificate and the university disowned him is now Governor of Imo state, a state that parades one of the most educated people in Nigeria! Worst is, they are celebrating the fraud!
When I exposed him in 2012, he quickly deleted his academic records on his profile. Till date, he is yet to make his academic record public. I don’t even know what he used on his INEC form!”
Rivers: How Chima Died In Custody — Police
The Rivers State Police Command on Friday denied having a hand in Chima’s death.
Spokesman for the command, Nnamdi Omoni, said in a statement that the autopsy conducted on the remains of the deceased showed that he had a high level of sugar in his system.
Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who also confirmed the arraignment of four other suspects in the matter, said they are at the Port Harcourt Correctional Service and that the Commissioner of Police has ordered investigation into the incident, which he said has already commenced.
DSP Omoni pleaded with family of the victim and members of the public to remain calm while the police conclude their investigation.
He said:”As a Command, we are aware of that incident and our attention has also been drawn to the online publication.
“The briefing we have received from the Commander of E-Crack, SP Adetuyi is that the man died in detention and they had to conduct autopsy on him and found that he died of high sugar level.
“He confirmed that all the people mentioned were arrested for crime and while they were in custody, Chima died. Others who were arrested with him are in court and they are in ATM.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the DC State CID to review the matter and that has commenced already.
“If at the end of the day they discover that cause of death is as result of negligence of our men either covertly or overtly, they will go in for it.
“We just want to appeal to members of the public and the family of Chima to please be patient with us. Let them give us time to get to the root of this matter.”
S/Court Ruling: What Happened In Imo Enough For INEC Chair To Resign — APC Chieftain
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Mr Peter Esele, said on Friday that the Independent National Electoral Commission should take all the blames for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Imo election.
Esele, a former President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, made the declaration while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin.
He argued that Nigerians should look beyond the controversy of the judgment and address the foundation of the judgment
The activist noted that the judgment underscored the inefficiency and ineptitude of INEC.
According to him, the result of the governorship election, held on March 9, 2019, in Imo should not have been announced in the first place because so many irregularities were reported during the election.
Esele said that in view of the reported irregularities, one would have expected INEC to have cancelled the election and have a proper election conducted.
“INEC did not do its job properly so that is why Supreme Court judges are intervening.”
The APC stalwart stressed that for the Supreme Court to have a unanimous decision over a matter or election, it means the election was badly conducted.
“So what happened in Imo State is enough for the INEC chairman to resign if Nigeria is a sane clime where things are done properly.
“Whoever is aggrieved has to accept it because the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land,” said Esele.