LOSS OF PHONE PUTS SOLDIER IN TROUBLE

BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE, Aba A soldier serving in the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Adeniyi Mayowa, has lamented how his phone, which went missing during an operation in Aba, Abia State, landed him in trouble with the Army authorities. Mayowa, with Army number, 13 NA/70/6609, was serving at the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area, under 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Abia State when the incident occurred. Trouble started for him on May 26, 2018, when he and his colleagues were sent to arrest “some hoodlums” said to be fighting at a hotel…

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ILLEGAL DETENTION OF POLITICAL DETAINEES: FALANA ASKS CHIEF JUDGE TO ORDER INSPECTION OF DETENTION FACILITIES

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana (file) Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has asked the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to designate judges of the court to conduct a monthly inspection of detention facilities of agencies of the Federal Government. He made the appeal in a letter addressed to Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, and made available to Channels TV. The Senior Advocate says in order to end the illegal detention of criminal suspects and political detainees in the country, the Administration of Criminal…

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DRIVER WHO WAS DETAINED FOR 6 YEARS WITHOUT TRIAL WINS 10MILLION NAIRA IN SUIT AGAINST POLICE DETENTION

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the immediate release of a commercial bus driver, Jones Ofori, who was detained for alleged robbery without trial since 2013. The court also ordered the police to pay him damages in the sum of N10 million for his unlawful detention. Justice Muslim Hassan, who gave the order yesterday, noted that though the defendants filed a counter-affidavit in opposition to the suit, they never served it on the plaintiff. He said he had no other option but to grant the relief sought by…

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CORPER LANDS IN PRISON FOR CRITICISING MADONNA UNIVERSITY, SEE HIS PICS IN PRISON UNIFORM

Corps member identified as Chijioke Nnamani has been reportedly imprisoned for criticizing management of a certain University in Nigeria. According to a report that since gone viral on social media, Nnamani was allegedly arrested and jailed after he made a post on social media, calling out the school he graduated from, over their alleged poor treatment of their teaching staff. In the viral posts circulating on twitter calling for the freedom of Chijioke Nnamani, with the trending hashtag #FreeNnamani, the man is said to be billed to appear before a…

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COURT ORDERS ANAMBRA POLICE CP TO PAY LAWYER 15MIL FOR UNLAWFUL DETENTION

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka—AN Anambra State High Court sitting in Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area has ordered the state Commissioner of Police and two others to pay N15 million to a lawyer, Mr. Emmanuel  Arinze, as damages for infringement on his fundamental rights. The order was made following an application for fundamental rights enforcement made to the court by Arinze through his lawyers led by Professor Ilochi Okafor(SAN). Arinze had alleged in his claims that the officer in charge of Aguleri Police Area Command, Mr. Abdu Osu, and Sergeant Oviaede Mamode…

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FAMILY OF 15 NIGERIANS DETAINED ILLEGALLY AND WITHOUT TRIAL BY NIGERIAN NAVY CRY OUT

More than seven months since the arrest and illegal detention of 15 Nigerians, including three top military officers, by the Nigerian Navy without prosecution, distraught family members of the victims said their patience is running out. To underscore the anguish families of the detainees have been going through, foremost human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, wrote to the Nigerian government on behalf of the detained persons demanding their release or prosecution, if there is enough justification to do so. The Nigerian government is yet to make any…

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AS MILITARY HEAD OF STATE BUHARI OBEYED COURT ORDERS, AS CIVILIAN PRESIDENT, HE DOESN’T- FALANA

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail ACTIVIST-LAWYER Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari always obeyed court orders during his tenure as Head of State from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985. Falana wondered why in a democracy, the Buhari-led Federal Government has not shown enough respect for judicial decisions. The human rights lawyer said he would write to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to find out why. Falana spoke in Lagos during a public lecture on the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human…

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2 LADIES SENT TO JAIL IN KADUNA FOR WEARING SKIMPY DRESSES

Law and Order A Sharia Court II, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna on Tuesday sentenced 20-year old Farida Taofiq and Raihana Abbas to two months in prison each for wearing skimpy dresses. Taofiq and Abbas, residents of Argungu road in Kaduna, were convicted after they pleaded guilty to constituting public nuisance and indecent dressing. The two convicts however pleaded for leniency saying they won’t repeat such crime again. The Judge, Mallam Musa Sa;ad-Goma, however gave the convicts an option to pay N3,000 fine each. Sa’ad-Goma also ordered them to return…

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POLICE DETAIN STUDENT FOR OWNING TWO FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS IN IMO

 Steve Uzoechi, OWERRI Police detain student for owning two Facebook accounts The reign of extortion and intimidation of residents especially students living within the Polytechnic community may have taken an alarming dimension as multiple allegations indicate that the police formation in the area sometimes engage in arbitrary arrest and detention of youths and students in the area without regard to rights and due process. A student of one of the off-campus student lodges, Benny Udogu narrated his ordeal in the hands of the rampaging policemen recently when he told our…

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NIGERIANS PROTEST ON TWITTER OVER SARS KILLINGS AGAIN

Nigerian protest on Twitter after the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad beginn killing of innocent citizens. This comes after one Kolade Johnson was hit by a stray bullet by SARS Operatives at Onipetesi, Lagos State while watching football match. According to one Emenike, who with the incident, said the officers had come to the area to arrest a guy on dreadlocks. He alleged that they started shooting sporadically after the arrest, only for one of the bullets to hit the boy.The victim was subsequently rushed to the general hospital in Ikeja, where…

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