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Court Frees Man That Named Dog Buhari and other major headlines you missed today...

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Court Frees Man That Named Dog Buhari

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Sango, yesterday, dismissed charges filed against the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ in a community in Ogun state.

Magistrate O. O. Adebo said the prosecutor failed to substantiate his case against Joachim Iroko and consequently struck out all charges preferred against him. Mr. Iroko’s lawyer was ecstatic, yesterday, praising the court for the verdict.

Mr. Iroko, 41, was arrested in August 2016 for causing a breach of peace after he was reported by his neighbour, for alleged insensitivity in Mr. Iroko’s action of naming his dog after the President.

The neighbour, identified as Haliru Umar from Sokoto State, said Mr. Iroko harboured sinister motives when he named his dog Buhari.


The arrest of Mr. Iroko sparked nationwide outrage in August 2016 and critics accused the police of stifling constitutionally guaranteed freedom.

The police denied that Mr. Iroko’s ordeal had anything to do with the president but strictly about the breach of peace complaints received from his neighbour.

The presidency also reacted to the arrest when Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the president paid more attention to cartoon pages in the newspapers rather than following Mr. Iroko’s case that was generating nationwide furore at the time.

 Speaking with Vanguard after the verdict, the suspect, Joachim Iroko said he has been vindicated.


Lassa Fever Hits Plateau State Again

The Plateau State Government, has confirmed a fresh case of Lassa fever in Garkawa, Mikang Local Government Area. This is coming three weeks after Lassa fever killed a student of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Lantang, Faith Bako.

The government also confirmed a case of Dengue fever.

They also advised the public to report any case of Lassa fever to the appropriate health agencies.

 
 

Men Who Kidnapped Gov Yahaya Bello's Mother In 2014 Nabbed

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said it had arrested five suspects in connection with the kidnapping of Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Mother in May 2014.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Hajia Hawawu Bello, 80, mother of Gov. Bello, the then Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services, was kidnapped in Uvete, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi, on May 29 2014.

The suspects are: Iliyasu Suleiman, 44, former Councillor and gang leader, Danjuma Ibrahim, 26, Iliyasu Obadaki, 35, Alhaji Nasiru, 43, and Hafiz Yakubu.


The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

Moshood said that items recovered from the suspects include: two AK 47 rifles; 20 live cartridges; one army camouflage inner wear; two army camouflage pair of trousers and two army camouflage caps.

Others  are; one black Beretta; two plastic guns; three sharp knives and one axe.

He said that all the suspects had confessed to the kidnapping of the governor’s mother and other robberies in FCT, Kogi and Niger.

Diezani lavished $144m on furniture, artworks — US

The United States of America has revealed how embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly squandered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks.

According to a 91-page “verified complaint” filed by the US Government before the US District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, while she was in charge of the oil ministry, Diezani, lived a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in part, to London and Abuja, Nigeria.”



They are hereby seeking an order to forfeit funds and assets worth $144m linked to Diezani.

The US, in the “verified complaint” signed by a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Elizabeth Crispino, said Diezani allegedly acquired the assets with kickbacks from “an international conspiracy to obtain lucrative business opportunities in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.”

The assets, the US stated, were acquired between April 2010 and May 2015 when Diezani was “overseeing Nigeria’s state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.”

Among the properties, which the US now seeks to be forfeited, are a 65-metre motor yacht, named M/Y Galactica Star; two properties known as 807 and 815 Cima Del Mundo Road, Montecito, Calif; as well as funds in a couple of companies.

Crispino said Diezani’s assets were liable to being forfeited “under 18 U.S.C. § § 981(a)(1)(A) and 981(a)(1)(C),”.

Crispino stated that “Section 1956(a)(2) prohibits transferring funds known to be the proceeds of unlawful activity from a place outside the United States to a place in the United States, with knowledge that the transfer is designed in whole or in part to conceal the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity, including the proceeds of an offense against a foreign nation involving ‘bribery of a public official, or the misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of public funds by or for the benefit of a public official.”

3 Students Of Nassarawa State University Arrested For Armed Robbery

3 students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, have been arrested by the police for their involvement in an alleged arm robbery.
The state's Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday said the trio were arrested on Sunday night on the Keffi-Akwanga road, near the institution’s campus.

According to Mr. Sadiq-Bello the Keffi Area Command received a distress call of a robbery incident on the Keffi-Akwanga road, about a kilometre from the school gate.

“Our men swung into action immediately, mobilised to the scene and arrested three suspects while others escaped.

“The police are on the trail of the fleeing members of the gang and the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he said.

2 comments:

Rhema Ilerioluwa said...

@ lassa fever again?...so d dog owner wasnt vindicated since then...# diezani why??

Sweetheart said...

They just released the dog owner???????????????

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