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Governor Uzodinma Signs New Criminal Bill in Imo State (Photos)

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Imo nation governor, desire Uzodinma, has signed into law the Imo country management Of crook invoice No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020), which empowers him to arrest and detain any resident of the country for as long as he needs.

in line with documents seen by using SaharaReporters, any individual detained on the orders of Uzodinma can best be launched when he grants a license to the said character.

It also abolished all styles of preliminary inquiry or preliminary investigation into a crook fee by way of a Justice of the Peace or any courtroom within the kingdom and replaced them with coaching of evidence.

“bankruptcy 38 (segment 484 to 485) deals with detention at some point of governor’s pride.

“section 484 of the ISACJL, 2020 provides that where any person is ordered to be detained at some point of the governor’s pleasure, he shall notwithstanding something in the ISACJL, 2020 or contained in every other written regulation at risk of be detained in such place and underneath such situations as the governor can also direct and at the same time as so detained will be in proper custody. 

“section 485(1) of ISACJL, 2020 enacts that someone detained during the governor’s pride might also at any time be discharged with the aid of the governor on license which stated license may be in such form and in such situations because the governor may additionally direct below phase 485(2). 

“finally, in segment 485(3) of the ISACJL, 2020 a license might also at any time be revoked or various via the governor and where license has been revoked, the individual to whom the character the license relates shall proceed to such vicinity because the governor may additionally direct and if he fails to achieve this, can bearrested with out warrant and taken to such place.”

SaharaReporters, a policy analyst, Akwarandu Izuchukwu, said, “The law for me is draconian and sets a bad precedence. It additionally contradicts the charter of the Federal Republic.

“there is suspicion also that the law is targeted at vocal opposition voices and activists inside the kingdom who have been tormented in numerous methods because the inception of Uzodinma management.

“That very S.484 become smuggled into that regulation. It wasn’t in the original draft. Ouster clause provisions are not best anarchronistic but undemocratic. The authorities have to send it back to the residence of assembly for modification of that provision.”

Governor Uzodinma Signs New Criminal Bill in Imo State (Photos)

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Jarigbe Agom declared winer of Cross River North senatorial By-election.

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Jarigbe Agom is a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Friday declared Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe winner of December 5th, 2020, Cross River North senatorial By-election.

The court also nullifies the certificate of return earlier issued to Dr Steven Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and directed that it be withdrawn immediately.

Stating that a new certificate should be issued to Jarigbe Agom as new senator elect and returned to office.

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Unknown Gunmen Behead Victim, Dump Head in a Market in Imo

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Unknown gunmen have beheaded another unidentified person and displayed his head at Orie Okporo market Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

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The ugly incident happened in the early hours of Thursday.

This has brought the number of such killings to three persons who have been beheaded in Okopro Community, starting from Tuesday this week.

Some of the sources from Orlu, who spoke to Newsmen on the beheading of residents have continued to link the activities to criminal elements, diabolical gangs operating freely in the area especially at night.

A source from the Okporo community said: “The head of this person was taken to the Orie Okporo market and dumped there. Just this morning we got the news and went to Okporo market where we saw the head of the person. we were shocked, asking what does this group of persons want to achieve?”

“You will remember Okporo market, is where a peculiar incident happened when heads of two other persons killed on Tuesday, were dropped and we don’t know what next again. We beg them to stop this kind of killing. Orlu is known for peace,” He said.

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IMN Leader, Zakzaky freed and acquited

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A Kaduna State High Court has freed the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

The judge in his ruling held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

In a ruling that lasted over eight hours, the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the no-case submission filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in an alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.

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The duo has been standing trial for four years on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide,  disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly among others levelled against them by the Kaduna State Government.

The defendants were brought to court on Wednesday morning by officials of the Nigerian Correctional service amidst tight security.

Their lead counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Mr Femi Falana, had on July 1,  argued that all the 15 witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel were unable to establish any connection between the alleged crimes of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife.

El-Zakzaky’s Trial

Following El-Zakzaky’s arrest by the military on December 13, 2015, the IMN leader had experienced what may be described as a long contentious trial.

He marked his first appearance on May 15, 2018 where he was arraigned before a Kaduna High Court amidst tight security.

The Department of Security Services (DSS) had held the Shiite leader in detention despite a court order ordering his release.

However, the DSS complied with the court order and freed El-Zakzky who proceeded to India for medical treatment.

El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria in August 2019 for India following a ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which granted them permission to be treated in the country.

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