Connect with us

Breaking News

Nnamdi Kanu Vs FG Suit: Heavy Security As Court Set To Deliver Judgement

Published

on

Heavily armed security operatives have cordoned off the roads leading to the premises of Abia State High Court complex located on Ikot Ekpene Road Umuahia as the court is set to deliver judgement today on the suit filed by the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against the federal government.

This online medium learnt that the barricade has forced motorists and pedestrians to take alternative routes.

The security operatives asked journalists and staff of the court to produce their identity cards before gaining access into the court premises.

During the last hearing, the presiding judge, Justice Benson Anya, had ordered security operatives to stop interfering with those coming to the court during Kanu’s suit.

The fundamental human rights suit was filed before the court by his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.

Ejimakor prayed the court to declare the invasion of the residence of the IPOB leader in Abia State in 2017 as unlawful and an infringement of his constitutional right.

He prayed the court to declare Kanu’s rearrest and torture in Kenya last year as unlawful.

The suit, which Ejimakor filed in August, further sought the court to stop the Nigerian government from prosecuting Kanu, mandating it to release the IPOB leader and tender an apology to Kanu, among others.

However, Ejimakor and his defence team have been sighted at the court premises.

Also on ground is the Counsel to the Chief of Army Staff, Amos Tory, among other defendant lawyers who were sighted at the courtroom.

Breaking News

Tension As Police, Okada Riders Clash In Lagos (Video)

Published

on

By

There is tension in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos as okada riders resist attempts by police officers to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in Lagos.

The Lagos State Governor banned commercial motorcycles in some local governments in the state following the lynching and burning of a sound engineer known as David Imoh.

Today, May 19, police officers from Onireke Police Station, Ojo, impounded some commercial motorcycles plying the Mile 2 – Badagry road and the motorcyclists revolted.

They stormed the police station where some of the seized bikes were kept. They tried to overrun the station and free motorcyclists arrested by police.

Gunshots were heard ringing out in the area as police officers tried to keep them away. The motorcyclists retaliated by throwing stones at the officers.

The enraged motorcyclists then started a fire in the middle of the road, causing owners of vehicles to abandon their cars and flee.

The incident has caused heavy traffic in the area.

Tension in Ojo as okada riders resist attempts by police officers to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in Lagos (video)

Watch a video from the scene below.

 

 

 

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Lagos Govt Announces Total Ban On Okada In Six LGAs

Published

on

By

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has issued a ban on operations of commercial motorcycles, also known as Okada in some areas of the state.

The ban followed the gruesome murder of a Sound Engineer, David.

David was lynched and burnt by some irate okada riders in the Lekki area of the state, a sad incident over which 10 suspects were already in the police net.

Speaking with all DPOs and Area Commanders across the state at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said the directive covers all highways and some local governments, including Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Apapa.

The governor said other security agencies will join in the enforcement.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Court strikes Out FG’s Amended Charge Against Kanu

Published

on

By

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday struck out a six-count amended charge brought against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The judge threw away the fresh charges following its withdrawal by counsel to the Federal Government, Adamu Kaatu.

Citing the need for the government to open the trial of Kanu after years of delay, Kaatu opted to withdraw the new charges when it was discovered the trial cannot be opened when an amended charge is pending.

Apparently desperate that witnesses be called to give evidence against Kanu, the government lawyer hurriedly applied for the withdrawal which was not opposed by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) standing for the defendant.

Justice Nyako, in a brief ruling, struck out the amended charge to pave way for the Federal Government to open its case against Kanu.

JomogNews recalls that the Federal Government had amended charges against Kanu six times since the arraignment in 2015.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: