Popular PDP Chieftain Dumps Party|| $1.3Million Fraud: EFCC Arraigns APC Senatorial Candidate

Abia 2023 guber: PDP chieftain Damian Ozurumba, supporters defect to YPP
A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, Hon Damian Anayo Ozurumba, has decamped to the opposition Young Progressives Party, YPP, in the state.

He decamped to YPP alongside hundreds of PDP members and supporters across the wards of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

Ozurumba who was also an executive member of the Southeast zonal chapter of the PDP, announced his defection when he received the main gubernatorial candidate of YPP, Engr Enyinnaya Nwafor at his home in Mbutu community in Isiala Ngwa South LGA of the state.
Speaking during the colourful event, Ozurumba rallied maximum support for the election of Nwafor in the upcoming March 11, 2023, governorship poll, describing the YPP flagbearer as best among all candidates jostling for the number one seat of Abia State, having demonstrated capacity as a private businessman.

His words: “I have searched, I have weighed their characters and preparedness. Nana is the best of all.

“For us to realize an Abia where pensions and salaries are paid, where teachers will be paid and hospitals function. We will be supporting Nana to be elected Governor of Abia State.”
Source: Daily Post

Police detain member-elect, Ali Madaki, for brandishing gun during rally
The Kano Police Command has detained a member-elect representing Dala Federal Constituency of Kano State on the platform of New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Aliyu Madaki.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that Mr Madaki honoured a police invitation on Wednesday after his viral picture brandishing a pump action gun during a homecoming rally of the presidential candidate of the NNPP Rabiu Kwankwaso, surfaced online.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that thugs had attacked the motorcade of the NNPP presidential candidate along Zaria Road, Kano on February 23 during the grand finale of his presidential campaign, and Mr Madaki allegedly led a crackdown against the thugs.
The incident led to the arrest of the ruling APC chairmen of Ungogo and Rimingado Local Government Areas of Kano State, Abdullahi Ramat and Munir Dahiru respectively with pistols by a joint security operatives.
Police later paraded 85 thugs arrested alongside the chairmen during the clash but set free the local government chairmen without filing charges against them.
Source: DailyNigerian

Nigerian Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC Finally Arraigns APC Chieftain, Zaura For Allegedly Defrauding Kuwaiti Citizen Of $1.3Million
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkarim before Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court in Kano.
The defendant, popularly known as A. A. Zaura, was arraigned on four counts bordering on obtaining by false pretence.
Before his arraignment, He was the Kano Central Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

On January 30, the arraignment of the Kano Central Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Abdulkarim or Zaura on multiple fraud charges before a Federal High Court, Kano suffered a postponement owing to the absence of the defence counsel.

It was the fourth time the arraignment failed to proceed mostly because of the politician’s failure to appear in court.
In August 2014 in Kano, Zaura allegedly obtained the sum of $200,000 from Dr Jamman Al-Azmi, claiming he had the capacity to partner with him for a joint venture business.
The politician also, allegedly defrauded a Kuwaiti citizen of the sum of $1,320,000 (One Million Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars) on the pretext that he was in the business of building properties in Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries.

The EFCC said the representation was false and contrary to Section 1[1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
Counsel representing the defendant, Ishaq Mudi Dikko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, applied for bail on behalf of his client.

After arguments, Justice Yunusa ruled that the defendant should continue with the bail terms earlier granted to him by the court.
Source: Sahara Reporters