The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has described the threat by an unknown militant group to bomb Lagos judges and their relatives as empty.
It described the group, which claims to be MEND, as imposters that should not be taken seriously.
In an online statement yesterday by its spokesperson, MEND declared that none of its members goes by the name of ‘Commander Wilberforce’.
It said: “MEND wishes to dissociate itself from an impostor and self-acclaimed ‘Commander’ of MEND, going by the name of ‘Commander Wilberforce’, who claimed to speak for MEND, by issuing threat of possible attacks on Lagos judges.
“This threat was circulated in some sections of the media on Friday, 12 September, 2014.
“As far as we know, this person (‘Commander Wilberforce’) does not exist and there is no collaboration of any sort with this imaginary individual, as claimed in the misleading statement.
“MEND strongly urges the media to disregard any such statement, as it did not emanate from MEND.
“The MEND has not and will never threaten any judicial institution, for carrying out its duties”.
In the threat letter, ‘Commander Wilberforce’ accused some of the judges of the Lagos High Court of not signing letters of administration for ‘MEND’s late members’ estates.
The judicial officers were given 12 days to issue the letters or be bombed along with their relatives.
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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.
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.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
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.
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.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
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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