COAS Orders Investigation Of Woman Murdered 6 Months Ago

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered an investigation, commencing monday into the alleged murder of Mrs. Alice Akparobi, and the shooting of one Shedrack Saduwa in the stomach at Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State six months ago.

The army boss gave the directive in response to the May 16, 2016 petition by lawyer and rights activist, Oghenejabor Ikimi to the Nigerian Army through the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding that the matter be investigated to let justice prevail.

It was learnt that the COAS order for inquiry was directed to the Army Special Investigation Bureau and communicated in an October 7 letter through the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police to Ikimi on behalf of Isaac Akparobi, relative to late Mrs. Akparobi and seriously injured Saduwa.

The military police’s letter to Ikimi, signed by Col. K C Okoro, Commander of the Special Investigation Bureau, requested the lawyer to avail his clients, Isaac and Saduwa to the bureau for interview.

“The interview is necessary to have further insight into your petition. Your client are also requested to come with all relevant, and where necessary, duly certified documents in support of the petition,” the letter further stated.

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Buhari Orders Full Investigation Into How ISIS Leader Got Nigerian Visa

The Nigerian government has ordered a full investigation into how a wanted terrorist was granted Nigerian Visa in Lebanon to visit the country.

An official of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign affairs said in Abuja,  that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the circumstances surrounding the issuance of Visa to the wanted terrorist? who has been on the wanted list of several governments.

It would be recalled that a radical Muslim cleric, Ahmad al-Assir was arrested by Lebanese authorities as he attempted to leave Lebanon to Nigeria via Cairo.

According to the official of the ministry of foreign affairs who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the ministry of foreign affairs has been directed to explain how the wanted terrorist was able to get Nigerian Visa.

“The reported? arrest of the wanted terrorist is a huge embarrassment to Nigeria and the President has directed that the matter should be investigated. The embassy in Lebanon has been directed to furnish the ministry with details of how the man got the visa. The National Intelligence Agency Officer has been directed to provide details of what happened” the officer said.


Investigations Begin Into Crash Of Bristow Helicopter

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), on Wednesday said it had commenced investigation into the Bristow helicopter that crashed into the lagoon in Lagos.

This is contained in a statement issued by the bureau’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, in Lagos.

The statement said the investigation had commenced with the AIB Commissioner, Dr Felix Abali, leading the team.

The statement said 12 persons were believed to be on board.

Bristow-owned helicopter crashed inside ExxonMobil Facility in Port Harcourt on August 3, 2007.

Another crash involving Bristow Helicopters also occurred on July 14, 2011 in Port Harcourt.

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Traditional Ruler Arrested Over The Murder of Alhaji Gay

The last has not been heard about the murder of Alhaji Olatunji Rasaq, alias Alaso (aka Alhaji Gay), who was killed few weeks back in Alagbado area of Lagos state. The arrested suspects includes the Baale of Temidire Alagbado, Chief Nojeem Abioye, his son, and nine others.

They were arrested and detained over the weekend, and are still being interrogated at the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, SDCII, Yaba.

Alhaji Gay was murdered during a protest by landlords and residents in the community, led by Abioye, over allegations of land grabbing.

The protest was peaceful until Tunji arrived the venue and began to record events on video.

The angry protesters rushed towards him and he ordered his driver to speed off, hitting one Mr. Raheem, alias Denge.

In his defence Chief Abioye told Vanguard: “The community organised the protest because of the activities of Tunji Alaso.

“The purpose of the conference was to create awareness in the area and to tell the world that Tunji has been threatening the peace of the community with his thugs as he was selling off people’s land which were vacant and even those that are under construction.

“It was a peaceful protest until Tunji came and distrupted the protest with his thugs.”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said 10 suspects, including Chief Abioye, were in Police custody at SDCII, Yaba, adding that investigations were on.

Fraud: Centre Wants EFCC, ICPC To Investigate APC Aspirant

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency yesterday called for the investigation of an All Progressives Congress, APC aspirant, Barrister Orker Jev over N5 Million fraud. Jev is contesting for the House of Representative seat for the Buruku Federal Constituency in Benue state.

The Centre in a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Pratices and other related offences Commission, ICPC said Jev who was last year sacked by the supreme court was still collecting salary two months after he was sacked.

The petitioner,Philip Agbese in a letter dated 17th March, 2015 said Barrister Orker Jev, a former House of Representative from Buruku Federal Constituency between 2007 and 2011 and currently a candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC from the same constituency was fraudulently made a candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN which merged with other parties.

He added that the supreme court presided over by Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnognen had on Friday, 30th May, 2014 in his judgement held that Jev was not duly nominated after the case has passed through the Federal High court, Makurdi and the Court of Appeal.

The petitioner said Jev after vacating the seat in May 2014 in connivance with some officials of the National Assembly draw salaries and allowances as a member of the House of Representatives when he clearly knew by virtue of the judgement that he was removed from that seat by order of the highest court in the land.

“Barrister Orker Jev illegally, unlawfully , fraudulently and criminally collected salaries for the months of June, July, August, September and October, 2014 respectively” “Barrister Jev has defrauded the Public treasury to the tunes of millions of Naira when he clearly knew or had reasons to know as a lawyer that he was not supposed to do do, this is a clear case of fraud and economic sabotage perpetrated by a lawyer and a former lawmaker”he said.