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Court Restrains SSS, Police, Others From Arresting Sanusi

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A Federal High Court in Lagos Friday issued a restraining order on the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and State Security Service, their privies or any other law enforcement agencies of the Federal Government “from infringing on the rights” of the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The CBN governor, who has been having a running battle with President Goodluck Jonathan over his allegation on the non-remittance of oil revenue to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was suspended by the president Thursday.

The government had alleged non-compliance with the Public Procurement Act by the apex bank and the misstatement of the central bank’s 2012 financial accounts, which were stated as reasons for his suspension.

In a motion exparte dated February 21, 2014, the court ordered the respondents not to interfere or impose any restriction on the enjoyment of Sanusi’s right to personal liberty and freedom pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

While adjourning the hearing of the Motion on Notice till Friday, Feburuary 28, the court also granted Sanusi leave to serve the Originating Summons and other accompanying court processes on the respondents in Abuja.

Sanusi had dragged the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and State Security Service to the Federal High Court, praying, amongst others, to give an order restraining the respondents from violating his rights.

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  1. We love SLS till death,may ALLAH continue to protect him... Ameen

    February 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Never give up

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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