Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC and Imo panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. 

Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC’s investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019.

While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going ahead with the probe pending the determination of the matter,  the counsel to 2nd to 48th defendants, J.M. Madu quickly interjected that the probe panel had not commenced sitting. Madu also promised to inform the Attorney-General of Imo about the development. 

The request was however rejected by Justice Ahmed Mohammed who held that it would be of no use to grant a restraining order since Madu had undertaken to tell the parties not to go ahead with the probe pending when the matter would be determined. He added that since the EFCC was not represented in court, it would be unfair to grant the request in the interest of justice.

Nasarawa APC Chairman allegedly caught defiling 2 girls

A politician identified as Christopher Ogah has been arrested after he was allegedly caught defiling two girls in his house in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The suspects said to be the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Ward, was allegedly caught defiling two girls aged 12 and 13 years respectively.

 

Daily Trust reported that an eyewitness said the politician lured the girls to his room when they entered his residence to fetch water from a well. Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Mohammad Oyimoga Oyigye confirmed the incident and also disclosed that he saved the suspect from being lynched by angry youths. 

Oyigye said the suspect who was handed over to the police, was transferred to Lafia to forestall breakdown of peace in the area. 

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Bola Longe who also confirmed the incident said; 

 “I have directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lafia for discreet investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court.

“The police, under my watch, are warning would-be rapists to have a rethink or face the wrath of the law.

“I am assuring the public of the police command’s commitment to arrest and prosecute anyone found wanting no matter how highly placed.”

Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC and Imo panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. 

Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC’s investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019.

While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going ahead with the probe pending the determination of the matter,  the counsel to 2nd to 48th defendants, J.M. Madu quickly interjected that the probe panel had not commenced sitting. Madu also promised to inform the Attorney-General of Imo about the development. 

The request was however rejected by Justice Ahmed Mohammed who held that it would be of no use to grant a restraining order since Madu had undertaken to tell the parties not to go ahead with the probe pending when the matter would be determined. He added that since the EFCC was not represented in court, it would be unfair to grant the request in the interest of justice.

“My family is dead to me” Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents’ home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)

Chidera, the teenage Nigerian boy who was filmed in a viral video trashing his mother’s house has shared his side of the story.

In the viral video, the boy is seen opening foodstuff in the kitchen and pouring them on the floor. He ignored those trying to reason with him.

His mother was asked what happened and she said he came home and started demanding some things from her, including “P21” passport. She said he went into a rage when she didn’t give him. 

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The boy, who lives in Ireland with his family, has now shared his side of the story. He said his mother attacked him first but hers wasn’t captured on video.

Narrating what happened, he said the issue between him and his mum has been on for a while. He claimed that his mum is abusive and violent and he lives in fear. He added that he sometimes sleeps with his mattress by the door out of fear that his mother might carry out her threat on his life.

He said at some point, things got so bad that she wasn’t talking to him or feeding him. He also claimed she threw him out of the house about a month ago and the social workers and Gardai had to get involved. During the period he was kicked out of home, he said he was moved to so many places.

Later, he was advised to make things work with his mother, so he went back home together with some social workers. While at home, he asked for his passport to fill out college applications but his mother was not cooperative.

He said the people who escorted him home to make peace with his mother were there at the time and he told them that he was going to the kitchen to make himself a meal. While in the kitchen, he said his mother asked him who gave him the permission to take her food. He claimed she attacked him, poured pepper in his eyes, hit him with a mop stick and other things. 

In anger, as he could not hit his mother back, he decided to destroy things in the house.

He said he is done with his family, including his father and brothers. He further stated that he feels nothing but hatred and disgust for them.

He wrote: “I feel nothing towards this family other than pure disgust and hatred for the way they all treated me ( my brothers and fathers included) And I don’t think I can ever bring myself to ever reconcile with them .. I have changed my number and deleted all contact with them.”

He added: “Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that is fine But as of now the family is dead to me and all I’m focused on is my future and college. Again I would like to sincerely thank everyone who knew that there was more to the story and knew the truth and supported me.”

Read his entire tweets below.

"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)
"My family is dead to me" Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents? home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (video)

Funke Akindele gifts Pa James an apartment after flood took over his home for the second year in a row

Funke Akindele has gifted an apartment to veteran actor Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi, aka Pa James, after his house in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo, Lagos, was affected by the recent flood.

Pa James cried out for help after dirty water got into his house on July 7, 2020, and soaked his belongings. This comes one year after Pa James’ son, Samuel Ajirebi cried out on Instagram and shared photos and videos of his father’s flooded house.

Funke Akindele came to the family’s rescue by giving an apartment to the actor.

Actress Oluwakemi Adetoro Ojo made the announcement on Instagram, writing: “On behalf of PA JAMES,I Want to say Big thank you to @funkejenifaakindele for the the new apartment given to him by you.God bless you so much for your good heart Anikeademi your type is so rare..you are a gem.Almighty God will continue make way for you where dier seems to be no way.”

Funke Akindele gifts Pa James an apartment after flood took over his home for the second year in a row

Funke reacted to Oluwakemi’s post with love and kiss emojis.

Funke Akindele gifts Pa James an apartment after flood took over his home for the second year in a row

RCCG excommunicates pastor who was caught while trying to sleep with member’s wife in Ondo

Gideon Bakare, a Pastor of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure, Ondo state capital, has been excommunicated after being caught while trying to sleep with a member’s wife. 

Recall the naked Pastor was seen in a viral video, begging the family of the lady after being caught red-handed in the act. 

In a statement released by RCCG spokesperson Olaitan Olubiyi on Wednesday July 8, it was gathered that Bakare was suspended for attempting adultery. He was also accused of putting the church in a bad light.  

The statement read; 

“The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission.

“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo State.

“The Church dissociated itself from such immoral act of Mr Bakare and described it as being completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.

“The Church, after reviewing the report of her investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.

”Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the Mission with immediate effect.” 

Governor Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked a permanent secretary in the state, Mr. Sunny Okere for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines.

The permanent secretary was accused of chasing away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials. 

In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, Wike said the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to all other public officers who might wish to be irresponsible.

The statement read; 

“Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit, such that a serving permanent secretary had the temerity to chase away officials of the state ministry of health who went to enforce the established guidelines on public burials at Oyigbo. 

“As a Government, we are serious with our own responsibilities and those who take our resolve for granted and think that they can undermine our efforts at will without suffering consequences are gravely mistaken.

“Consequently, the permanent secretary, establishment, Mr. Sunny Okere has been relieved of his appointment with immediate effect for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the guidelines on public burials. This should serve as a lesson to all other public officers who may wish to be irresponsible.

“Appealing to residents of the state, the governor said his government will not relent in its commitment to save lives. He urged the residents to abide by the measures and protocols put in place to fight the spread of the virus in the state.”

Governor Wike also announced that bars, cinemas, viewing centres and related business remain closed until further notice.

He added; 

“We are closely monitoring compliance with the wearing of face masks in public places, including transport vehicles, and urge residents to strictly comply or risk arrest and prosecution. 

“All supermarkets and related stores and businesses must continue to enforce social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face masks or risk being sealed off.

“A state joint task force made up of security and civilian personnel has been set up to enforce the wearing of face masks in the state.

“We are appraising the prospect of opening our markets to public trading and would do so once we are satisfied that it is safe and proper with appropriate guidelines to enforce social distancing, hand washing, basic hygiene practices, and the wearing of face masks.

“We are taking necessary measures to decontaminate our public schools, protect our children and ensure the safe resumption of schools for terminal classes in line with the federal government’s guidelines on a date to be announced by the commissioner of education.”

Mohammed Umar reportedly takes over as acting EFCC chairman

Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission.

An investigation has been launched into Magu’s activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu’s removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds.

He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating the allegations of corruption leveled against him.

Nigerian students won’t write 2020 WAEC – FG

The Nigerian government has announced that Nigerian students will not be participating in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made the announcement after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday July 8. 

The Minister who also disclosed that there is no date yet for school resumption, added that he will prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year than expose them to danger. 

Twins born in London face deportation to different countries

London-born twins who have never left the UK are facing deportation to different countries in the Caribbean after their jail terms for grievous bodily harm.

24-year-old Darrell Roberts has been issued with a deportation notice informing him that the Home Office plans to send him to the Dominican Republic following his release. He believes officials made an error because his father was born on the island of Dominica.

His twin brother, Darren Roberts, has also been warned he faces deportation to Grenada – the country where his mother was born – when he finishes his own jail sentence, according to his partner.

Darrell told The Guardian that he and Darren entered social care aged 13 when their mother, from Grenada, and uncle died in quick succession from cancer.  He claims that Ealing social services were negligent for not applying for citizenship on behalf of himself and his brother.


According to the report, Darrell will soon be released from a six-year sentence for grievous bodily harm after he beat a 35-year-old man over the head with a metal pole in Willesden in 2013. He also hurled bricks at the man’s car and committed the attack while the victim’s wife was watching on.


As for his brother, his grievous bodily harm conviction are unknown, but it stems from a separate incident.

Speaking from behind bars, Darrell said he was shocked to learn that he faces deportation. 

He told the Guardian: “It was heartbreaking. I’ve finished my sentence; I was expecting to be released,” he said, speaking from prison. He tried to explain to prison staff that he should not be deported.


“It is mentally draining; the stress is unnecessary. I’ve got grey hairs and I’m only 24 years old.” He said prison staff laughed when he told them he was born in the UK and appeared not to believe him.


The deportation notice states: “Our records show you have no legal status in the United Kingdom.” The home secretary has deemed “deportation to be conducive to the public good and accordingly it is in the public interest that you be removed from the United Kingdom without delay”, the letter reads.

Darrell was also offered a reintegration package worth £1,500 to ‘return home’ if he agrees to repatriation.

“I told them I was born here that I’d been in primary school and secondary school here. They weren’t sympathetic. When I’ve tried talking to officers they say it is out of their control,” he said.


His partner and mother of his five-year-old son said Darrell spoke to her six months ago that prison staff had warned him he would be sent to Grenada at the end of his prison term.


“He said it didn’t make sense, and asked me to make arrangements to bring our son to visit him. He was shocked,” she said.


A spokesperson for Ealing council told The Guardian: ‘Ealing council’s children’s services have repeatedly engaged with both Darren and Darrell, their solicitors and the prison services to provide all documentation to allow them to apply for immigration status, in Darrell’s case as recently as May 2020, but neither of the young men signed the documentation to allow it to be progressed.’ 

A Home Office spokesperson said: ‘Prisoners who are served with a deportation notice are given the opportunity to provide reasons why they should be exempt from deportation. All representations made will be carefully considered before any action is taken.’  

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