DSS releases detained judges
The State Security Service SSS has released all the judges arrested and detained in Abuja and six other states over the weekend. According to Premium Times, all the seven judges were released on self-recognition. A source at SSS said
“They were all released on bail yesterday(Sunday) on self recognition. They reported this morning (Monday) and they have all gone back home. They will be coming back tomorrow. And everything went very procedurally well and civil.
They were released on bail on self recognition based on the fact that given their standing in the society, they cannot run away. They were instructed that they should come back today by 10am. They did report for investigation this morning and they have gone back home. And the investigation continues and preparation to charge them to court continued. Also, action was sequel to lack of cooperation by National Judicial Council. Such as refusal by the NJC to allow the affected persons to be questioned by the DSS. Investigation started some seven months ago, precisely in April 2016”he saidThe judges were arrested over their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.
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17-year-old girl commits suicide
Her body was taken to to the morgue for a post mortem to determine the actually cause of death and to reveal if any foul play was involved. No motives have yet been determined by the police as to why Reynolds may have taken her own life.
She was described as a promising young woman who didn’t show any signs of having problems, so her her taking her own life came has a real shocker to her friends and family.
“She showed no signs of depression,” one family member said, as a group sat comforting her bereaved mother, Verona Ferguson.
The distraught mother recalled that when she left Reynolds on Tuesday morning for work, she was not anticipating a call that would inform her of her death.
“Monday we were playing inside,” Ferguson recalled. “She was always happy, friendly, and always with a smile.”
WAEC releases seized results of Bayelsa students
According to Fefegha, the release of the results followed the government’s fulfillment of an agreement it reached with WAEC, including the payment of money owed the regional examinations body. Fefegha therefore called on parents and students, who sat for the May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations to obtain their results online.
Man killed with stones in Ebonyi
The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a man, Philip Ugwu, 60, by suspected worshipers following a land dispute in Afikpo Local Government Area.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr George Okafor, said on Monday that the incident occurred at Amebo-Ndebo village.
Okafor said that the matter was reported to the police on Sept. 30 by the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Abani Ugwu, adding that one Tochukwu Okoh, an evangelist, had been arrested in connection with the incident.
He said the deceased’s wife alleged that Okoh and three others attacked her husband with stones.
The officer also quoted the widow as saying that her husband who could not withstand the attack eventually became unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
He said that his body had been deposited in a mortuary and would undergo autopsy.
The spokesperson said that the divisional police officer for the area led a team of detectives and anti-crime patrol officers to the scene and arrested the suspect.
He said, “We are currently on the trail of other suspects and I am sure that they will soon be arrested due to the useful information at our disposal.
“We assure the public that the matter will be investigated thoroughly while the culprits will be duly prosecuted.”
The victim, popularly called Boxer or Coach, had argued with the worshippers in a new generation church over the erection of a fence to demarcate their lands.
An eyewitness said, “We heard Boxer’s wife screaming that her husband had been attacked by some worshippers and before we could get to the scene, he was lying unconscious.
“He was immediately rushed to the hospital but his wife identified one of the attackers still with a stone who was immediately apprehended and handed over to the police.
“The victim’s wife explained that he had purchased and built on the parcel of land even before the church came to lay claim over it.”
The witness said that the matter had previously been reported to the traditional council during which the head pastor of the church, still at large, was invited.
EFCC arrests former Abia governorship aspirant, Uche Ogah over allegation of forgery
Ogah, who is the president of oil firm, Masters Energy Oil and Gas, was arrested on the ground of having conspired with some persons still at large to forge a Memorandum of Understanding between his company, and Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited sometime in March 2011.
Ogah earlier this year battled fellow member and incumbent governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu following allegation that he submitted false information to his party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014.
Ogah was arrested on the premises of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island where the case of forgery, which was initially filed by the police was being heard.
The police on Monday asked the court for a withdrawal of the case against the accused persons since the matter was still under investigation by the Special Fraud Unit and has to be well investigated before he is summoned to court.
As soon as the case was dropped, the EFCC officials came in and arrested the former governorship aspirant.
The charge against him reads, “That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large sometime in March 2011 at Ikeja, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to wit: forgery.
“That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large, on the same date, time, place and in the aforementioned magisterial district, did forge the signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun and a document known as MoU between Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited and Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, with an intent that it may be in any way used or acted upon as genuine.
“That you, Deji Somoye, United Bank for Africa and others still at large, sometime in August 2011, at UBA regional office, Palmgrove, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did knowing that Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited designed to commit an offence, failed to use all reasonable means to prevent the commission or the completion of the crime.
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Housewives arrested in Lagos for aiding robbers
The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested two women, who allegedly received goods stolen by a gang of robbers in the Mile 2 area of the state.
It was gathered that the housewives – Iyabo Azeez and Iyabo Olaiya – were arrested by the Zonal Anti-Kidnapping Unit, after a complaint was received on a container, reportedly diverted on August 23, 2016.
It was learnt that the driver of the truck carrying the container – Ibrahim Musa, and an accomplice, Mohammed Jazuli – were initially arrested by the police in Katsina State.
The truck, with number plate, BDG 672 XK, was said to have been abandoned in the Mowe area of Ogun State, after the suspects disposed of the goods.
Another suspect, Tunde Omowunmi, who allegedly conspired with Musa and Jazuli, was also arrested.
Our correspondent learnt that the arrest of the four led to the rounding up of the housewives, who allegedly received the stolen goods.
Another man, Abdukareem Fatima, was also arrested for sharing in the stolen goods.
The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, had ordered the case to be charged to court.
He said, “The principal offender, Omowunmi, who is a notorious criminal conspired with the driver, Musa, and the three women, Abdulkareem, Azeez, and Olaiya. They have been arrested and charged to court.
“The AIG assures the general public of his commitment to tackle crime within the zone.”
Fraud: Illegal Polytechnic Operator arraigned for extorting students in Ekiti state
Babatola, a former Principal Manager of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ado-Ekiti branch was arrested following a petition from the National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna, alleging that he was operating an illegal Polytechnic named Teedek Polytechnic at Ilogbo, Ekiti State and extorting gullible students who are not aware of the status of the institution. However, he pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.