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Oyo Invasion: Police Arraign 29 Suspects In Court

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The 29 suspects arrested in connection with last Saturday’s invasion of the Oyo State House of Assembly and the Governor’s office have been arraigned in court.

The suspects are standing trial before the Chief Magistrate Court for their involvement in the invasion which ruptured the peace of Ibadan metropolis and its environs.

They were arraigned on a seven-count charge which borders on treasonable felony and unlawful society before an Iyaganku Magistrate Court, Ibadan on Wednesday.

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Other charges against the accused are illegal possession of firearms, and conduct likely to cause breach of peace of the society.

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The suspects were charged by the Investigative Police Officer, Bakare Rasaq, an Inspector with the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

The offences levelled against them, according to the charge sheet marked Mi/520c/2024, according to the police is in contravention of Section 516 of the Criminal Code
Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

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The Commissioner of Police, CP Adebola Hamzat had paraded 21 suspects on Monday.

They have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the crime.

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Breaking: Gunmen kill, abduct many in Sokoto village on Sallah Day

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Suspected Gunmen attacked Sokoto village killing and abducting many in the early hours of Sunday.

The attackers storm Dudun Doki vilkage of Gwadabawa local government area Sokoto killing over ten people and abducted many at about 1:30 am of today Sunday.

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Two Fake EFCC Officers Sentenced To 46 Years Imprisonment

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Justice 0.0. Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced the duo of Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadia Adekunle to 46 years imprisonment for impersonating operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, while executing a fake court order.

A statement from the agency on Saturday, June 15, said they were re-arraigned by the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC on an amended five-count charge bordering on impersonation, attempt to obtain property, possession of documents containing false pretence and unlawfully wearing the uniform of the EFCC.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadia Adekunle, on or about the 12th day of May 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, attempted to obtain property from one Oriyomi Johnson under the pretext that the “Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos State Judiciary, Mushin, Lagos” issued an Order to the effect that the property located at New Horizon Estate, Lekki- Ikate, Lagos be seized and the said apartment sealed pending the arrival of the said Oriyomi Johnson, which representation you knew to be false and committed an offence of attempt to obtain property by false pretence contrary to Sections 8(b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section11(3) of the same Act.”

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Another count reads: “That you, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadiq Adekunle, on or about the 12th day of May 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court not being a person holding any office in or authority of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, wore a jacket bearing the official mark of the Commission, which was calculated to convey the impression that you held such authority and committed an offence of unlawfully wearing the uniform of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission contrary to Section 79(1) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

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Resign Now, Tinubu Orders BPP Boss

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President Bola Tinubu has directed the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr Mamman Ahmadu, to resign.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

Ngelale said Ahmadu’s resignation is part of a larger reorganisation effort in the public procurement system to reposition the agency for greater efficiency and transparency.

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He added that Tinubu directed Ahmadu to hand over to the most senior officer in the Bureau, pending the appointment of a new Director-General.

The statement added, “The President thanks Mr. Ahmadu for his services and wishes him success in his future endeavours.”

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