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AIG orders mental tests on Lagos policemen and other headline stories you missed today!


Dear KFBers, how was your day? We have got loads of interesting stories in tonight's #MajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday feature...enjoy





$15.6m fraud: EFCC set to arraign Jonathan’s former aide, lawyer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has instituted a 17-count charge of $15.6m fraud against a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.
The suit was filed before Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.
Also listed as defendants in the charge are a legal practitioner, Amajuoyi Briggs, and one Demola Bolodeoku.
The EFCC is seeking to arraign them alongside five companies, namely: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited and Globus Integrated Services Limited



Oshiomhole, PDP trade words over alleged importation of thugs 
PDP Governorship Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, joined issues with Governor Adams Oshiomhole, over the governor’s allegation that the PDP was plotting to import thugs from neighbouring states to cause mayhem in the forthcoming election.
This came as the PDP distanced itself from the plot and rather, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, alleged that the governor had recruited a well known Niger Delta militant to recruit others ex-militants that would be used to perpetuate violence during the election. At a meeting with the Assistant Inspector-General in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Mr. Adeyinka Kolawole Sodipo, on Wednesday, Governor called on the Police to checkmate alleged plans by the PDP to import thugs from neighbouring states to cause mayhem during the September 10 governorship election in the state. 
Urging the Police to provide a level-playing field for all parties to ensure a credible electoral exercise, Oshiomhole had said: “All we need is a level-playing field. We have information about people from other neighbouring states under your zone, who are planning to relocate to Edo for the purpose of the election, some were deployed in the state to register during the continuous voters registration exercise so that they can come and cause trouble on Election Day.’’ 
“We have a huge challenge in having to ensure that thugs are not imported from neighbouring states to cause mayhem and discredit the election. I believe that an enabling playing field can be achieved regardless of an individual or group that plots to undermine the process.” The Governor, who chided the opposition party for calling on INEC to ensure that the election in the state is not ‘inconclusive’ said he takes the statement seriously, adding that the state has had no history of inconclusive election since 1999, insisting that the statement credited to the opposition party is indicative of their plan to disrupt the exercise and make it inconclusive. 
Distancing itself from the plot, the PDP said: “In actual fact, it’s Adams Oshiomhole that is spoiling for violence! We have announced and drawn the attention of the security services to his many infractions and in his characteristic manner to divert attention from himself, the accused turns around to become the accuser. “It is on record that renowned Niger Delta Militant Ayirimi Emami who is alleged to be helping Oshiomhole recruit ex-militants to perpetuate violence at the forthcoming gubernatorial election was seen today campaigning with the Governor of the outgoing party in Benin City.’’






FG propose bill for Nigerians to pay 9% tax on calls, SMS, MMS, Data, others
Minister of Communication, Bayo Shittu, yesterday disclosed that the Federal government is proposing to introduce a bill called the Communication Service Tax CST bill which seeks to levy 9% on telecommunication subscribers for users of various communication services such as voice call, SMS, MMS, Data usage from telecommunication service providers, internet service providers and Pay TV Stations.
Speaking at a function organized by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, LCCI yesterday, Shittu said the introduction of the new taxes without harmonising existing ones would put pressure on the country’s tax system thereby making it unattractive to investors.
According to him, the outcome of deliberations on the bill would form the basis of his advice to the President.
"This may also be counter-productive in the long run for our targets on broadband penetration. Our ICT Roadmap gives fresh impetus for implementing existing policies and reviewing any that is inimical to the growth of the sector."






Man beats wife to death for denying him sex after seven kids in Ekiti

A 42-year-old man, Josiah Johnson has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate court for allegedly beating his wife, Juliana to death.
According to the police prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, the suspect committed the offence on July 3 at Erio-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local government area of Ekiti State.
Akinwale alleged that the husband wanted to make love to the wife, but she rejected for not wanting to be pregnant after seven issues.
According to the Police Prosecutor, the suspect beat the deceased with his fist and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her which subsequently led to her death.
Oriyomi said the offence contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code,Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Magistrate Taiwo Ajibade consequently remanded the accused in prison custody pending the legal advice from DPP’s office.

The case was adjourned to September 12 for further hearing.to such heinous scheming, which has become the defining trade mark of Edo APC under the master puppeteer, who is mortally afraid of the glaring prospects of his anointed one losing the September 10 governorship election.”





35 year old woman commits suicide in Ogun state
A 35 year old married woman identified as Omolola Atejioye committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Ago-Iwoye road, Ilishan-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun state on Tuesday August 16th. According to Tribune, the husband of the deceased came back home from work to find his wife's lifeless body dangling from their ceiling. She did not leave behind any suicide note.

The state acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at Babcock University morgue where her husband works. Oyeyemi said a post mortem will be carried out on the deceased to ascertain the cause of her death.

“A member of staff of the Babcock University reported to our men in Ilisan-Remo, that he returned from work around 5.30pm, and met the body of his wife dangling from the ceiling of their apartment, after the door was forced opened. The policemen later brought the body down and it had been deposited in the mortuary of the Babcock University in the same town. The deceased did not leave any suicide note. A post mortem would be carried out on the corpse”he said




Fear grips Anambra residents as Lassa fever kills medical doctor

A medical doctor has been confirmed dead in a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Anambra State.
The development has sent residents of the state into palpable fear.
The State Ministry of Health Thursday made this announcement in Awka during a one-day Lassa fever training workshop.
Speaking at the workshop, one of the resource persons, Dr. Jane Ezeonu confirmed that the medical doctor died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, three days ago.
The Director of Public Health in the state, Dr Emmanuel Okafor, who also spoke at the event confirmed that the state had equally recorded three other deaths recently.
She warned the people of the state to avoid taking raw garri, adding that they should protect their food and related items from rats.
According to him, “In Anambra State, we don’t know the number of cases of the disease, but we have three confirmed deaths”
He therefore, called on health workers in the state to exercise high standard in handling Lassa fever cases




AIG orders mental tests on Lagos policemen

 The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that mental test be carried out on policemen in the command.

The AIG, who also ordered drunkenness test on all personnel of the command, said the move was necessary in order to “avoid any accidental discharge or extrajudicial killing.”

A statement on Thursday by Zone 2 Command spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Ali spoke during a newly introduced educative session for officers and men of the zonal command at Onikan, Lagos.


Adejobi said the session was meant to impart principles of modern policing and injecting learning and reading culture towards having people-oriented policemen.

“The police boss reiterated his zero tolerance for corruption, excessive use of force, dirtiness, incivility to the public, drunkenness and unethical conducts that can damage the image of the Nigeria Police Force.

“He seized the opportunity to challenge policemen to read and imbibe the spirit of love to all and sundry they come in contact with.

“The AIG mandated the police medical unit to carry out drunkenness and mental checks on men (particularly those on operations) of the command to avoid any accidental discharge of extrajudicial killings,” the statement read in part.

The health management teams from the Police Medical Department and selected health institutions later lectured policemen on the need for regular checkups to avoid sudden deaths.






Presidency begins investigations into alleged links of Patience and Goodluck Jonathan to Niger Delta Avengers
The Presidency has reportedly begun investigations into the alleged links of former President Jonathan and his wife Patience to the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers.

A break away group from the notorious militant group known as the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers had last week released a statement indicting the former President and other prominent Nigerians like Raymond Dokpesi, Peter Odili, Nyesom Wike, Olisa Metuh and others as sponsors of the militant group. They have all since denied the allegation.

According to Premium Times, a source within the Presidency said preliminary investigations indicated that some of the oil installations that were attacked in the Niger Delta had actually been mined while President Jonathan was in power, just before the 2015 election, by some of the militants and operatives known to be very close to him.

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