Popular Governor’s Marriage Crashes As Court Orders Army To Release Alleged IPOB Sponsor In Rivers

Governor of Kenyan state, Machakos, Dr. Alfred Mutua and his wife Lillian Nganga have separated

Lilian Ng’ang’a who announced that she will be stepping down as Machakos County First lady, said she decided to end the relationship two months ago in what she termed as winds of change.

Revealing that she now wants to concentrate on charity work, Lilian added that she and Alfred will remain close friends heading to the future.

She wrote; “The only constant in life is change, and we must be present and aware to appreciate and embrace it.

“Winds of change blew my way and two months ago, I decided to end the long term relationship with Dr Alfred Mutua. We had a good run, and I am forever grateful to God, he brought us together. We remain friends.”

Alfred who confirmed the split, stated that Lillian has been an excellent First Lady and even though she will do some projects under the Lillian Nganga foundation, they’ve agreed she can continue with her county projects.

The statement read; “There is a song by Roger Whittaker that has the line: “the first time we said hello, we started to say goodbye.”

Lillian and I have been a blessing to each other. Two months ago, we decided to slowly disengage. We are in amicable terms and remain very close as friends. We will continue to talk, meet and share ideas constantly.

Lillian has been an excellent First Lady and even though she will do some projects under the Lillian Nganga foundation, we have agreed she can continue with her county projects.

She will be a close advisor as I Govern Machakos County and run for President because I trust her sharp insight and heart. She has always been my number one fan. Our love for each other is permanent but I think at times, space and new directions are important.

I thank God for bringing Lillian into my life and the many ways we have made each other grow. We have had a laugh and at times a tear but all in all we have been a power couple and very happy. We celebrate life and are pleased that we have reached this decision in a mature, agreeable manner.

I am a happy and blessed man and we have agreed we will protect and support each other”.

Court Orders Nigerian Army To Release Alleged IPOB Sponsor In Rivers

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Nigerian Army to release Tochukwu Okeke, who has been detained since July 5 over allegations of sponsoring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

This was after Okeke’s lawyer, Chinedum Agwaramgbo filed a fundamental right enforcement suit, Vanguard reports.

The court directed the service of the order on the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaha and the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Mechanized Division, Enugu, Taoreed Lagbaja, who were listed as 1st to 3rd Respondents in the suit marked FHC/PH/203/2021.

In a 26-paragraphed affidavit that was deposed to by Anih Nkem, the court was told that the Applicant was on July 5, arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport by military officers.

The deponent alleged that the Applicant had since then, remained in a military cell at Enugu.

“That in spite of the fact that nothing criminal or incriminating was established against him, the Respondents have failed to release him or charge him to court or have him transferred to Nigeria Police Force and have continued to detain him at their cell without good food or water.

“That the men and officers of the Respondents have conducted a search of his abode but all their searches and ransacking of his home did not yield anything insidious or incriminating against him or lend any credence to the vague accusations by the officers of the Respondents that he was suspected of being a sponsor of the proscribed terrorist group, IPOB and its ESN.

“That the physical, mental and emotional health condition of the Applicant is deteriorating daily under the tortuous incarceration by the Respondents.

“That I believe that there is a grave danger of the Applicant dying of health issues or brain complications at the hands of the Respondents except this honourable court intervenes to save his life,” the affidavit further read.