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Traditional Ruler Arrested Over Killing Of Police Officer In His Palace

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The Federal Territory Police Command condemned the killing of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Eric Isaiah, in the palace of Chief of Ushafa in Bwari Area Council.

With the development, the command arrested the traditional ruler, Alhaji Mohammed Baba and his secretary, Danlamu Busa for alleged complicity in the murder of the police officer.

The command condemned the killing in a statement yesterday, describing it as barbaric and unpatriotic and said the killers must be arrested and brought to justice.

The statement said the police command would not treat with levity attacks on police officers on lawful duty.

It added that the Commissioner of Police, FCT, Mr. Bala Ciroma, condemned the unprovoked actions of some persons who attacked and killed Isaiah at the palace of Chief of Ushafa in Bwari Area council on January 23 at about 2100hrs.

The statement disclosed that the slain police officer was attacked in the palace of Ushafa while he wanted to arrest one Moses Peter aka Dogo, a suspect wanted for culpable homicide,

Describing the act as barbaric and unpatriotic, the statement said the police commission said the killers of the police officer would be brought to justice.

The statement said the command “will not treat any act of attack on police officers on lawful duty with levity.

“The unfortunate disregard for law and order happened on January 21, when one Dominic Emmanuel reported at Bwari Divisional Headquarters that his brother Moses Emmanuel (now deceased), who was engaged to work as a mason by one Mrs. Priscilla Patrick, was found unconscious after being attacked and severely injured.

“After he was rushed to Bwari General Hospital, the deceased was able to provide vital information as to his assailants. Consequent upon this, one Moses Emmanuel aka Dogo and one John (surname unknown) were fingered as the perpetrators of the act”.

The statement said the condition of the victim deteriorated and later gave up the ghost at the hospital, where he was receiving treatment.

It said: “On the strength of this, the Divisional Police Officer, Bwari Division, detailed one Inspector Okpanachi Audu and Sergent John Mark on inquiry to Ushafa village, where the deceased was attacked.

“The detectives sighted and accosted Moses Peter aka Dogo, who resisted arrest and thereafter invited his friends from a nearby drinking joint who insisted that the suspect must be taken to the Chief of Ushafa palace before the police can effect his arrest.

“The two police detectives obliged the crowd and went to the chief palace, where they met the secretary to the chief, one Danlami Busa, who assured them that the chief will soon attend to them.

“Instead of addressing the issue, the chief’s secretary at the instance of the chief, Alhaji Mohammed Baba incited the crowd, who descended heavily on the two detectives.

“As a result, a re-enforcement team led by Isaiah, patrol and guard officer, Bwari Division, with three others were deployed. They arrived the scene with a police Hilux vehicle which was used to rescue the two officers who escaped with the suspect, Moses Peter aka Dogo.

The crowd attacked and murdered Isaiah in cold blood after inflicting various degree of injuries on other members of the team, who narrowly managed to escape with their lives.

“In view of this, the Chief of Ushafa and his secretary, Danlami Busa have been arrested and are providing the police with useful information regarding the murder of late Moses Emmanuel, Eric Isaiah and injuries inflicted on the police personnel

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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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