Lawyer writes Sanwo-Olu, requests CCTV footage of Lekki shootings

Inibehe Effiong, human rights lawyer, has written a letter to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, demanding the CCTV footage of the shootings and killings at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020. In the letter, titled, ‘Urgent Request Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011’, the lawyer promised to undertake and pay the cost of certification and any applicable administrative payments. In part it reads, “I am a Nigerian citizen, resident of Lagos State, human rights activist, private legal practitioner and lawful participant in the #EndSARS movement cum peaceful protest. “As an interested party and pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, I hereby respectfully apply for the authenticated copies of the Closed Circuit Television records showing the attack on the #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos on October 20, 2020.” Effiong also demanded certified copies of the instrument setting up the judicial panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and the Lekki toll gate incident with its terms of reference.

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Gombe man ‘charms’ Kano teenage girl into marriage

Kano State Police Command says it has arrested a man, one Kabiru Abdullahi, 27, he allegedly charmed a teenage girl  and forced her into marriage in Gombe State. It also said it succeeded in arresting three others for allegedly raping a housewife and another minor girl. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said, “On October 10, one Alhaji Iliyasu Yakubu of Matugwe Village Sumaila LGA, Kano, reported a case against one Sale Yusuf, 30, of Ana-Dariya Village Tudun Wada LGA, Kano State. “He said when his wife Hajara Umar, 40, was returning from Matigwe Village Sumaila council to Falgore Village Tudun Wada council, the suspect attacked her on a bush path with knife, stick and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her. “The suspect was arrested and confessed to have committed the offence. The knife and stick were recovered. Case is under investigation. “Similarly, October 10, one Sadi Alasan of Zaura Babba Village Ungogo, Kano State, reported a rape case against Isyaku Sani, 25,  and Usaini Muhammed, 17, both of Zaura Babba Village Ungogo, Kano. “He said they deceive and lured his daughter, aged none, into a house at different occasions and each had sexual intercourse with her. “The suspects were arrested and confessed to have committed the offence. The case is under investigation.”

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ENDSARS Protests: Nigerian Army warns Revolutionary Elements To Desist From Anti-Democratic Acts.

The Nigerian Army has said it is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever way they can to maintain law and order. Nigerian Army Headquarters also stated that troops are ready to deal with any unfavorable situation decisively. The Army directed all it’s officers and soldiers, never to have their attention diverted to those it called ‘anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity’. This declaration was included in a statement signed late last night by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, titled ‘Nigerian Army Remains Resolute to the Peace and Stability of the Nation’. It says, “The Nigerian Army (NA) wishes to reassure law-abiding citizens that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace, security and defence of democracy in Nigeria. “As a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the Nigerian Army reaffirms its unalloyed loyalty and commitment to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and the Constitution of the Country. “The NA hereby warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts as it remains highly committed to defend the country and her democracy at all cost. “The NA is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order and deal with any situation decisively. “All officers and men are directed never to be distracted by anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity.”

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“SARS And Police Brutality Provokes Naira Marley, Wizkid, Davido, Teni And Other Celebrities As Nigerians Demands #EndSarsNow

Due to the viral video that exposed police brutality across Nigeria during the weekend which took place in Ughelli, some celebrities expressed their annoyance towards the ugly act. Rudeboy Psquare on his official tweeter handle said, “Its about time #EndSARS @MBuhari @ProfOsibanjo for how long.  He also added in a video demanding the end of the Special Anti-Rubbery Squad SARS. Wizkid tackled Buhari in a post he wrote on his Official Tweeter Handle which said, “I wish US  President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, quick and full recovery from Covid-19. Wizkid replied him saying, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Poloce/Sarz killing Nigerian Youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country!! Davido, on his Official Tweeter Page said, “#endsarsnow!!!! if we all come together as brothers and sisters and also as citizens of this country we can end this nonsense!! Olamide who is also enraged with the ugly act said in a post on his Official Tweeter Page, “Police brutality is sky rocketing by the day and the Nigeria gov. Is not deaf nor blind, they see all the trends and tag along with whichever one they like. You don`t have to like this one to do the right thing. The hashtags are becoming tiring. The people are sick of it. Uche Jumbo Rodriguez who is a popular Nollywood actress wrote on her Official Tweeter Handle, “Not every young person driving a good car is a yahoo boy! Being safe in your country is must. Praying for families who have lost someone due to SARS to get justice. She also added some hashtags like #EndSARS #EndSarsNow #EndSARSbrutality #EndSarsNow Falz also wrote on his Official Tweeter Page, “Make me sick to my stomach that till now, we are still waiting for a single word from our so called “president” to end this menace”. Naira Marley on his Official Tweeter Page said, “Noooooo seriously though..jokes apart… why shoot someone that`s not carrying a[…]

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Cutist Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Ekiti State!

An Ekiti State High court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, September 29, sentenced 29-year-old Gbenga Aluko, to death by hanging for involving in cultism and killings of three residents in the state. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Adesodun said the prosecutor was able to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused. “The penalty for the offence committed and established against the accused is death, he is hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May the Lord have mercy on your soul.” According to the charge against the accused, he was found to be a member of a prohibited secret society of Eiye Fraternity, contrary to section 4 of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) First Amendment Law No.6, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2017. In his confessional statement, Gbenga said he and his cult members in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital masterminded the killings of some people who were believed to be cult members. To proof his case, the prosecutor, Julius Ajibare called two witnesses but tendered no exhibit while the accused called no witness but spoke through his counsel Femi Adetoye. Gbenga and three others members of Eiye Fraternity, Ayodele Ayodeji, 31, Olamide Olurunsola, 43 and Adewale Adekunle 23, all from Ifaki Ekiti, were arrested in February 2019, by Special Anti-Robbery Squad, for alleged involvement in the killings of members of ‘AIYE’ Confraternity, a rival secret cult group, in Ekiti and Ondo states. Gbenga and the other three suspects were paraded by the then Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba in Ado Ekiti. Items recovered from them include one cutlass, charms, one Dell laptop, a foreign woman’s photograph, two Ipad phones and one Infinix phone.

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Uproar In Senate As PMB Nominate Northerner To Replace Southerner!!

Some Senators on Tuesday, vehemently protested the nomination as soon as the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter, seeking Umar’s confirmation as the substantive DG of the agency. The letter also named Oyindasola Oni as Chairman of the Agency. Six nominees for appointment as chairman, Director General, and Executive Commissioners of the National Pension Commission. Others nominated as Commissioners are Hannatu Musa (North West); Clement Oyedele Akintola (South West); Ayim C. Nyerere (South East); and Charles Efe Sylvester Emukowhale (South-South) Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved Senators, the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, declared that Umar, from the North-East, should not have replaced the former DG, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, who is from the South-East. Abaribe said Buhari’s action was a flagrant breach of the Act that established PENCOM. Section 20(1) and section 21(1) and (2) of the National Pension Commission Act 2014, states, “in the event of a vacancy, the President shall appoint a replacement from the geopolitical zone of the immediate past member that vacated office to complete the remaining tenure.” Abaribe argued that Anohu-Amazu successor should come from the South-East. He said, “I recall that the tenure of the incumbent was truncated therefore the new letter from the president that has now moved the Chairman of the Commission to another zone may not be correct. “it is against the law setting up the National Pension Commission and the Federal Character Commission. “Before you (Lawan) send it to the appropriate committee tomorrow, (Wednesday), I wish to draw the attention of the committee to it. ” The Senate President rejected Abaribe’s point of order and observation. He said, “That is for me to interpret because I interpret the laws here. If there is any petition to that effect it should be sent to the committee.”

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