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Court Bars IGP From Arresting Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi

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A Lagos State High Court, sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Thursday barred the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) from arresting the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom in Lagos, Oba Shaheed Ademola Elegushi, and two others.

Justice Gafar Safari ruled that the order subsists pending the hearing and determination of a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by them.

The judge made the order in a suit by the monarch and two members of the Elegushi royal family – Chief Abdulahi Elegushi and Prince Akeem Elegushi – accusing the defendants of harassment, manhunt and attempt to arrest arrest them over a civil land matter.

Joined alongside the IGP are Bela Vista Property and Development Company Ltd; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf; DSP Ibrahim Agu; one Supol Udofia and the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice as the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respondents respectively.

The royal family have also accused the respondents of an alleged plot to grab land belonging to the family at the Eti-Osa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The applicants alleged that while the suit is pending the defendants resorted to self-help, including by detailing mobile policemen from Mopol 46 to the land with instruction to arrest any member of Elegushi royal family found anywhere on or near the land.

They further accused the police IG of forging a police report that was presented to the court ceding the ownership of their land to Bela Vista property.

At the resumed hearing of the matter on Thursday, the monarch and his co-applicants, through their lawyer, Mrs Adepeju Omotayo informed the judge that the police had sent its men to Ikate seeking to arrest them in order to frustrate the case before the court.

But the first respondent’s counsel, Anthony Osara denied that the police had sent its men to arrest the applicants.

The counsel to the second to fifth respondents, Victor Okoye, also urged the court to discountenance the applicants’ request for a restraining order, adding that the police were never deployed to the house of the royal family to arrest anybody.

In a bench ruling, Justice Safari ordered all the parties to maintain status quo and refrain from doing anything to frustrate the proceedings pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

He adjourned till August 17, for hearing.

 

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Death Rumour: Tinubu Hale And Hearty As Sanwo-Olu Visits Him In London (Photos)

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stormed London to visit the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, JomogNews Nigeria reports.

Contrary to widespread reports that the national leader of APC is dead, this online medium can authoritatively tell you that the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom is hale and hearty as he discussed and cheered with Sanwo-olu.

Tinubu’s death hit the internet two days ago, the rumor was quickly dispelled by the media aide of the astute politician, explaining that Tinubu is hale and hearty.

Governor Sanwoolu’s visit is also proof that Tinubu is not dead as perceived in the media.

During the visit, Tinubu assured Sanwoolu of his wellness.

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IGP Appoints Tunji Disu To Replace Kyari As Head Of Police Intelligence Unit

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Usman Alkali Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), has named Tunji Disu as head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) — a unit once led by Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP).

Disu replaces Abba Kyari who was suspended by the Police Service Commission (PSC) over his alleged fraudulent relationship with Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) had suspended Kyari on the recommendation of the IGP over his alleged relationship with Ramon Abbas, self-confessed international fraudster better known as Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari business people”.

But Kyari denied any wrongdoing, saying he never collected money from Hushpuppi.

In a statement on Monday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the appointment of Disu “is on the heels of management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery”.

Mba quoted the IGP as saying the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT),” he said.

“Prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“He had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

“DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State. He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

“He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies.”

 

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Breaking: Veteran Nollywood Actress Racheal Oniga Is Dead

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Racheal Oniga, has died. She was aged 64, a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has comfirmed.

Oniga, began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.

She was originally from Eku, Delta State.

She married a Yoruba man, but the marriage collapsed after she claimed another woman bewitched her husband and father of her children.

Among her popular works are Out of Bounds, Owo Blow, The Wedding Party, 30 Days in Atlanta and Power of Sin.

In recognition of her contribution to Nigerian theatre, she was gifted an apartment in Ikorodu by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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