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Court Orders Gen Diya, Others To Pay N5.5m Compensation To Assault Victim




An Ikeja High Court, yesterday, ordered former Chief of General Staff, CGS, Gen. Oladipupo Diya to pay the sum of N5.5million compensation to a former employee, Mr. Oluwatosin Onamade, whom he was accused of assaulting.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Opeyemi Oke, the judge ordered the former CGS and other directors of his company, Lotad Funeral Services Ltd, to pay the damages as compensation, while declaring the action of defendants as an act of impunity.

Justice Oke held, that “the action of the defendants is condemnable; it is an arbitrary use of power.”

The trial judge said it was wrong for the defendants “to assault, batter and unlawfully seize the belongings of his employee” when they attempted to force him to sign a backdated resignation letter on July 31, 2008.

The court held that the defendants took the law into their hands by taking up the work of the police.

The court slammed Diya and four other directors of the company who were “jointly and severally” held liable for the assault and battering of the claimant.

Others affected by the judgment are Messrs. Kehinde Diya, Dele Obakoya, Emmanuel Ilori and Dele Oyesanya.

Only one person, Kehinde, a lawyer, testified against the victim over a fraud allegation while the trial lasted.

Onamade had claimed that he was assaulted when he refused to compulsorily sign a resignation letter based on alleged fraud, while he was still owed by the company.

Justice Oke held that the notice of resignation given to the claimant was in breach of the six-month notice provided for in his letter of appointment.

“If they had given him the notice six months earlier, the claimant would have had no choice other than to pack his things and leave,” the judge said.

She ordered the defendants to immediately return the claimant’s belongings unlawfully seized from him, comprising Mercedes Benz 190 model car with keys; HP laptop DV 6000; wedding ring and Rolex wrist-watch.

Other items are Reltel Nokia Mobile Phone; 6280 Nokia phone, N76 and two wooden caskets.

The court also directed them to return to Onamade a bag containing N72,000 cash, personal documents/credentials, complimentary cards, file and seal stamp.

Taking a departure from the arguments of the defendant, the court stated, the allegation of fraud levelled against the claimant was the duty of the police to investigate.

She added that the move by the defendants and allegations made were afterthoughts after they had been served with the court action.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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