Lawyers Give Update On Tinubu’s Alleged Drug Case || Police Rescue Teenager Caged, Maltreated For Over A Week

Drug trafficking allegation against Tinubu has no substance, says lawyers’ group
A group known as the Lawyers Network for Bola Ahmed Tinubu (LANBAT), says the drug trafficking allegation against the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no substance.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Sufyanu Sai’du, co-convener of LANBAT, said the APC has provided a clear manifesto, adding that Nigerians should not fall for opportunists.

He further stated that rather than focus on issues, Tinubu’s opponents have resorted to defamatory statements.

According to Sai’du, the allegation that Tinubu was linked to drug trafficking in the past “has no substance in law at all”.

“However, there is an appalling trend which has over the years characterized our politics during every election, and obviously 2023 will not be an exception,” the lawyer said.

“We have a society that deviates and gets distracted from issue-based campaigns but pursues frivolities over purpose and we may often subject ourselves to more ridicule before the international community.
Source: The Cable

Looted funds: EFCC puts more govs under watch
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the number of governors being monitored by the agency for possible money laundering arising from the redesign of the naira is rising.

Speaking to correspondents after a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, he, however, declined to give the exact number of state chief executives involved.

The anti-graft agency had previously revealed that three governors were being watched on the suspicion that they might attempt to launder stashed cash in their possession which they might not be able to lodge in the bank before the deadline by the Central Bank of Nigeria to return old notes for redesign.

Bawa commended the apex bank’s initiative to redesign some naira denominations, describing it as a significant process in the country’s fight against financial crimes and other forms of corruption.
Source: Punch

Police rescue caged, malnourished teenager in Jos
The police in Jos have rescued a 17-year-old malnourished girl, locked up by her aunt for upwards of one week in Rikkos, Jos North LGA of Plateau.

A neighbour alerted the National Human Rights Commission in Jos after which the police were invited leading to her rescue.

It was reported that the aunt was fond of maltreating and starving the girl, an orphan.

Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission in Plateau, Grace Pam, confirmed the girl’s rescue.

“The Commission received information from an anonymous complainant that the girl was locked up on the balcony of a house by her aunt.

“She was living with her grandmother before she came to the aunt’s house because the grandmother took ill and could not continue to care for her.

“The complainant alleged that the aunt travelled for close to a week and left the girl without food.

“Investigation revealed that the girl was truly malnourished and had scars on her hands, neck and other parts of her body.
Source: Peoples Gazette