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20 Kogi Poly Students In Prison Over Murder Of Lecturer

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A lecturer was murdered in Kogi State polytechnic.

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court 1 has on Tuesday remanded 20 students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, in prison, over alleged rioting and murder of their lecturer, Nathaniel Abimaje.

The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, gave the order when the accused persons were arraigned before him.

He said that the offence of culpable homicide with which they were charged carried death penalty under Section 221 of the Penal Code and was not bailable.

The Police Prosecutor, Samuel Ikutanwa, told the court that the accused were armed with dangerous weapons.

He listed the weapons to include axe, guns and cutlasses.

He said, “On April 19, the accused incited some unidentified students of the institution to riot.

“They were protesting the setting up of a panel to look into the cases of examination malpractice.

“During the rampage, the accused allegedly beat and stabbed Abimaje severally and left him in a pool of his blood.

“The lecturer was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, but died before he could receive medical attention,” Mr. Ikutanwa said.

He urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending the conclusion of the investigations.
Mr. Ikutanwa said that investigations had revealed that a long-standing dispute between Igala and Ebira students in the institution also fuelled the crisis.

The accused were also charged with criminal conspiracy, inciting, disturbance of public peace and rioting. He said the offence was contrary to various sections of the Penal Code.

The students, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Leading other counsel for the accused, J.E. Usman made oral application for their bail.

He asked the court to exercise its discretion “judicially and judiciously” on the presumption that they remained innocent until proven otherwise.

In his ruling, Mr. Animoku said that he had no discretion to exercise in the matter as the offence was a capital one.

He said that section 35(7) (a) of the 1999 Constitution (Amended) provides that presumption of innocence was not absolute, especially in a case of culpable homicide.

Mr. Animoku ordered that the accused be remanded at Federal Prisons, Kabba.
He adjourned the case to May 21 for further mention.

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  1. James

    May 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    It’s another putme on the corner.you better get informed and not deformed.contact 08065746173 if you chose delta state university your 1st/2nd choice for help in admission reg/info

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

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Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary —Ngige

Chris Ngige

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He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.

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“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has assured indigenes of the State that the ceding of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, to Oyo State.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.

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“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.

“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”

 

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