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EFCC Debunks Ex-Jonathan Aide, Dudafa’s Deteriorating Health Claim In Custody

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WARIPAMOIWEI-DUDAFAThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied a claim that the health of a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa, is failing in detention.
The commission said suspects arrested in connection with alleged corruption prefer its detention facility to prison custody.
The EFCC is probing the former presidential aide for his alleged role in the withdrawal of $47 million and €5.6 million (N10 billion) from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Mr. Dudafa reportedly handled the cash, which he later allegedly distributed to delegates that took part in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential primary election on November 27, 2014.
The former domestic aide to Mr. Jonathan, who went underground when the EFCC launched investigations into the campaign funding of the PDP, was eventually arrested at the Lagos Airport on April 18 by the Department of State Services, DSS, and taken into custody.
However, a spokesman for Dudafa’s family, Engr. Thomas Akpoebi, on Monday issued a statement alleging that the detainee’s health had deteriorated in the last two weeks in EFCC custody.
The statement also dismissed as false, a report that the anti-graft agency had released Dudafa.
The statement said: “We members of the Dudafa family are frightened at the level of deliberate neglect and abandonment Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa has been subjected in the EFCC custody since his incarceration about 50 days ago.
“This is the first time we are constrained to say something to the world since the arrest and detention of our brother and this is deliberate in order for the law to take its full circle despite the media trial that has been orchestrated.
“We are particularly disturbed that the EFCC told a national daily on Wednesday last week that Dudafa had been released.
“This is far from the truth and an attempt to mislead the public in order to endanger our brother’s life in their custody. This is a despotic way of fighting corruption‎”.
The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, however dismissed the claim.
He said: “The commission will not be distracted by any false alarm regarding the health condition of any suspect as all suspects in the custody of the EFCC have access to the best available medical care.
“All inmates also have access to their lawyers and family members at the designated visiting hours.
“The quality of care in the EFCC holding facility is the reason why accused persons regularly plead in court to be remanded in EFCC custody”.

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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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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