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Police Pension Fraud: House Of Reps Ask EFCC, AGF To Appeal Judgment

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FACES OF SHAME: R-L: ESSAI DANGABAR AND MRS VERONICA ULONMA ONYEGBULA IN THE COURT. OTHERS ARE: ATIKU ABUBAKAR KIGO, AHMED INUWA WADA, JOHN YAKUBU YUSUFU AND SANI HABILA ZIRA.

FACES OF SHAME: R-L: ESSAI DANGABAR AND MRS VERONICA ULONMA ONYEGBULA IN THE COURT. OTHERS ARE: ATIKU ABUBAKAR KIGO, AHMED INUWA WADA, JOHN YAKUBU YUSUFU AND SANI HABILA ZIRA.

Irked by public condemnation that trailed the judgment on Mr John Yakubu Yusuf and others undergoing trial for the over N38 billion Police Pension scam at the FCT High Court, Abuja, the House of Representatives, Wednesday, asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, to review the ruling.The House declared that the high scale fraud in the Police Pension Fund had resulted in untold hardship for police pensioners who had their pensions unpaid for many months.

Members of the House in adopting a motion on the urgent need to revisit the case raised by House Minority Whip, Samson Osagie, and nine others, also called on the National Assembly to review provisions of the penal and criminal codes to provide stiffer punishment for such matters.

“The EFCC and AGF should appeal the judgement of Justice Abubakar Talba of the FCT High Court in the case of the State Vs Mr John Yusuf and others, with a view to seeking stricter punishment for the offence under Section 309, of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, 2007,” it said.

Osagie, who led the debate, picked holes in the decision of the FCT High Court and urged the parliament to intervene, adding that pension was a matter that ought to be treated with utmost respect.

“As the peoples’ representatives, we cannot keep quiet over the matter. This is not good for our criminal justice system, especially as it bothers on the fight against corruption.

“It is repugnant and unacceptable to good conscience. Stiffer punishment should be meted out else others will tow the same line. It is not good for our democracy.

“This sort of judgement of a court can only serve as an incentive for public officers entrusted with management of public fund to commit more acts of corruption as the judgement in this case did not meet the justice of the matter, given the huge amount of fraud committed by Mr John Yusuf in the Police Pension Fund.

“This judgement which has been widely criticised by both lawyers and civil society groups, has been a slap on the wrist as the sentence ought to be stricter to deter other public officers from meddling with public funds,” the lawmaker said.

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  1. RSA1

    January 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Why are lawyers molesting their law profession all becos of money??? No one to turn to again for justice. Justice Talba should be thoroughly investigated too. I’m cash must have change hands or accounts.
    I’m sad for Nigeria.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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