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Couple Arraigned For Impersonating NAFDAC Officials

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A couple was yesterday docked at  an Akure Magistrate Court for allegedly impersonating officials of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The couple, Mr and Mrs Frederick and Ayobami Famiyesin, according to the prosecuting Police witness, Isha  Atanegbe, have defrauded the people of Okitipupa in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State of millions of naira pretending to be officials of NAFDAC.

The accused persons gave out  fake appointments to unsuspecting people in the council area, thereby committing offence contrary to laws of the state.

The charge read: “That you Famiyesin Ayobami and Famiyesin Fredrick sometimes in the month of October 2012 at Okitipupa, in the Akure Magistrate District did conspire together to commit felony to wit: obtaining money under false pretence and  thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code cap b36, vol 1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

The duo, aged between 42 and 52 years, were also accused of taking N200,000.00 and N1million from Ogungbemi Damilola and Melehan Temidayo “with the promise that you will secure appointments for them at NAFDAC, an offence punishable under 419 of the criminal code cap 36, vol 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria.”

At the resumed hearing of the case, yesterday, Mr B. Simeon represented NAFDAC while Messrs Jide Italoye and O. J Ikudaisi represented the accused.

Police Prosecutor Atanegbe told the court to issue bench warant against the couple as they were not present in the court to answer the charges prefer against them.

But counsel to the accused persons said the accused had fatal accident on their way to the court and were receiving treatment in hospital. They pleaded with the court to give them a date within which to produce the accused.

The trail Magistrate, Akin Akintoye, however, fixed August 21 for hearing.
 

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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