Sunday Igboho Can Be Killed If Beninese Court Frees Him At This Time – Lawyer
Olusegun Falola, one of the nine lawyers to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) has stated that the activist may be killed if the Beninese court decides to free him at this moment when there is still tension between the Nigerian government and its Benin Republic counterpart.
Falola noted that the resumption of Igboho’s trial might take two weeks or months in court, noting that only the judges could determine the next day of trial.
The Doctor of Philosophy holder who teaches law in one of the Beninoise universities stated these in an interview with Nation on Thursday.
He said, “Though the laws of Benin Republic do not allow a person to be detained in police custody beyond one week, authorities in the Benin Republic believe that setting Igboho free at the time the matter was still generating a lot of heat in local and international circles might also expose him to danger.
“Igboho has not committed any offence here. He did not even stay here up to one day before he was arrested. He was arrested at the airport on his way out.
“Space and time were not enough to link him with any criminal issue here. This has made it difficult to say his mission here is to cause trouble or commit a crime. He was arrested because of political issues emanating from Nigeria.
“His continued incarceration here is to allow things to calm down and for peace to reign between Nigeria and Benin Republic. We have no criminal allegation against him in the Benin Republic.
“Anyone that insists that we should set Igboho free now only wants him killed. He can be killed, which may cause more problems.
“I have not seen him since Monday, but his wife is allowed to see him. I am processing for permission to see him. But I see his wife from time to time. We spoke about two hours ago. She said he is very safe where he is now. He was given medical attention immediately after he got to the prison.
How 7 men raped 17-yr-old boy in Buhari’s home state
The Police Command in Katsina State has apprehended five suspects for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy in the state.
The command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this to the press on Friday.
“On July 27, the command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of suspected sodomists who at different intervals had an unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old boy against the order of nature.
“Nemesis caught up with them: 42-year-old man of Sabuwar Unguwa quarters, 50-year-old man of Farinyaro quarters and 30-year-old man of Gangaren Tudun yanlihida quarters.
“The other suspects are a 25-year-old man of Farinyaro quarters and a 30-year-old man from Saulawa quarters.
“The victim revealed that one of the suspects took him to a particular location where he threatened him with a knife, tied his hands and had unlawful carnal knowledge of him against the order of nature.
“He further disclosed that all the other suspects did the same in different places and intervals. The victim also mentioned six other suspects who are presently at large,’’ Isah said.
Isah said that investigation was ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.
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Abba Kyari: Davido Reportedly Sacks Isreal DMW Over Careless Statement
Award-winning Nigerian singer, Davido has reportedly sacked his logistics manager, Israel DMW for declaring his support for embattled super cop, Abba Kyari.
Naija News earlier reports that Israel Afeare better known as Israel DMW questioned the morality of most Nigerians whilst declaring his unwavering support for embattled super cop, Abba Kyari.
This is coming after social media celebrity, Hushpuppi alleged that he bribed Abba Kyari to arrest a co-fraudster.
The police commissioner, however, dismissed Hushpuppi’s claim, saying he did not receive any money from the socialite as alleged.
Reacting to the report, Israel pledged his support for the super cop, insisting that Abba Kyari is a clean police officer who has continue to nab wild robbers and kidnappers. He further questioned the morality of many Nigerians, revealing the country has no saints.
According to controversial blogger, Cutie Julls, Isreal was sacked hours after making that statement on social media.
Taking to Instagram to say this, Cutie wrote “Exclusive 100-% confirmed information reaching our hub is that Nigerian sensational musician, Davido has sacked his logistics manager, Israel DMW with immediate effect. We are not sure if this is linked to his resent constant dragging FBI online in regards to fraud cases which involves Hushpuppi and Abba Kyari or his other misconducts. But the bottom line is that, Israel DMW is no longer Davido’s logistics manager or a member of his team. Anyone who does business with him should note that Whatever business they engage in has nothing to do with Mr David Adeleke or the “DAVIDO” brand. Thank you”
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Nigeria must not hand over Abba Kyari to FBI – Security expert
A security expert and lawyer, Dr. Garus Gololo, has advised the federal government not to hand over the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, to the American security agency for trial.
DCP Kyari is currently standing trial in an American court over an allegation of bribery, as revealed in the report of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who is currently prosecuting a Nigerian suspect, Ramoni Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, for advance fee fraud.
Gololo, while interacting with newsmen in Abuja Friday, said it would be totally wrong for the federal government to release such a world-class super cop, who is the envy of the whole world.
“The International Criminal Law allows any country to carry out an in-house investigation or trial of any suspected citizen of the nation, such as the allegation against Kyari, since it is not an act of terrorism against a foreign country,” he said.
“Let Kyari be tried in Nigeria according to our own law. What they are accusing him of is not an act of terrorism or money laundering. They said he allegedly received bribes and I think that is the duty of ICPC to investigate and if it is found to be true, Kyari should be prosecuted and jailed according to our law.
“Nigeria is a sovereign state and we are not under any country’s law, we have our own law, we have our own court and the international criminal court also allows him to be tried in Nigeria, even if the offence was committed in America, since it is not terrorism or money laundering. We are an independent nation.
“That is why you see that the Beninese government refused to extradite Sunday Igboho to Nigeria to be tried, even though he was declared wanted by Nigerian government.”
Gololo advised the federal government to do proper investigation of the allegation and also make the process public to avoid sweeping facts under the carpets or crucifying Kyari unjustly.
Meet Yekemi Otaru, the Nigerian appointed chancellor of Scotland varsity
Not many Nigerians have had the opportunity of being appointed chancellor of an European university. It is a rare feat that is achieved through hard work and a sterling track record. Yekemi Otaru, a Nigerian-born serial entrepreneur, has just been named the chancellor-elect of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
Otaru is a mentor of business owners in many developing countries with experience in engineering and marketing.
She seats on the board of Interface, a company that connects a wide range of organisations; from national and international industries to Scotland’s universities, research institutes, and colleges, matching them with world-leading academic expertise to help them grow.
Otaru is an author and a social media expert renowned for her innovative use of interactive online platforms.
As chancellor, Otaru will hold formal powers to confer degrees, diplomas, and other academic distinctions, and will represent the university at key events.
But how exactly did the 42-year-old rise to be appointed chancellor of UWS?