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Policeman Who Shot Dead Truck Driver ‘Because Of N50 Bribe’ In Ondo Remanded In Prison

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has ordered the remand of a 37-year-old police officer, Idowu Omosuyi, to Olokuta Correctional Service, for allegedly killing a truck driver, Ade Saleh, along Uso/Owo in Owo Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that Omosuyi, shot dead the truck driver, Saleh at Uso Junction in Owo Local Council Area of Ondo state following his refusal to pay N50 bribe to him.

Omosuyi was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder, shooting the truck driver on the head with his AK47 rifle, leading to the death of the driver.

According to the Police prosecutor, the accused committed the offence which is contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 on the criminal code cap 37, Volume 1, of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The Prosecutor officer, Inspector Goodluck Uloh, prayed the court for the remand of the accused in prison custody pending the advice from the office of the Director for Public Prosecution (DPP).

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The accused lawyer. Mr Ademola Ikujuni, opposed the prosecutor’s application, informing the court that he was just served with the application in the court.

He explained that it was against the practice and therefore, prayed the court to order that the defendant be returned back to the Police custody.

However, Magistrate (Mrs) Charity Adeyanju, ordered the remand of the accused to Olokuta, Correctional, while the case was adjourned till December 27, 2019, for hearing of the motion.

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    This kind of people does not have a place in the society

  2. Nickson Charles

    December 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    That’s serve him right

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S/Court Ruling: What Happened In Imo Enough For INEC Chair To Resign — APC Chieftain

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INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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.

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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.

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Group Gives Tinubu 24 Hours To Reveal Position On Amotekun

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A Southwest Association, Save Lagos Group, has given the All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, 24 hours to reveal his position on the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.

Tinubu, who is seen as the leader of the Southwest by many, has remained silent on Amotekun which was launched by Southwest governors last week.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, had on Tuesday declared the outfit as illegal while the Southwest governors have remained unfazed.

In a statement on Friday, the Convener, Save Lagos Group, Adeniyi Sulaiman, said the group was giving Tinubu 24 hours to speak up.

Sulaiman asked Tinubu, who is an advocate of restructuring, to be courageous regardless of his rumoured Presidential ambition.

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The activist rubbished threats by northern groups like the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore which stated that supporting Amotekun may cost the Southwest the Presidency in 2023.

He said it was hypocritical of the Federal Government to allow Shariah Police, Hisbah, to operate in more than 10 northern states while it declared Amotekun, which is operating only in the Southwest as illegal.

The SLG convener said the safety of the people of the Southwest was worth more important than any Presidential ambition.

He commended several personalities like Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Debanjo; activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN; Chief Olu Falae, Otunba Gani Adams and several others for speaking up for the people of the region.

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PHOTOS: Soldiers Invade, Burn Ijaw Community

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Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, The Nation reports.

It was gathered that soldiers attacked the community on Friday morning and forced residents to flee into the creeks for safety.

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