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Assault: Court Awards N4m Damages To Hearing Impaired Man

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A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City has awarded N4m as general damages to a hearing impaired man, Mr. Kingsley Eromosele.

Mr. Eromosele had dragged the First Bank of Nigeria and two of its staff, Messers Jerry Osoleaso and Adetola Busari to court for damaging his car and assaulting him.

He had asked the court to grant him N70,000 being cost for the repair of his car, N1m for his damaged vehicle, the sum of N10m for the assault, dehumanizing treatment, shock he suffered and the sum of N1m as Solicitors fees in respect of the proceedings.

In his judgment, presiding judge, Justice A. Edodo-Eruaga held that evidence before the court proved that the defendants failed to exercise the duty of care due to the claimant as a user of the Benin-Lagos express Road.

Justice Edodo-Eruaga awarded the sum of N4m to the claimant for ill-treatment, harassment and hardship meted to him by agents of the first defendants.

The Judge refused to grant the claim of N1m as general damage for the claimant car and awarded N700,000 as Counsel fees for the prosecution of the case.

Justice Edodo-Eruaga struck out the claim for N70,000 being cost for he repair of the vehicle and dismissed the counter claim of the defendants as being frivolous and lacking in merit.

Reacting to the judgment, Eromosele who spoke through an interpreter said he opted for legal redress to tell the world that physically challenged persons have right to live in the society.

Source: Leadership

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Cyprus-bound student with 13.55kg of Cannabis nabbed by NDLEA

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An intending student attempting to smuggle 13.55 kilogrammes of cannabis to Cyprus has been nabbed by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspect, Sunday Odi, 23,  was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Special Area Command.

The suspected drug trafficker was intercepted at the departure hall of the airport, while attempting to board a Turkish airline to Northern Cyprus en-route Istanbul, Turkey.

During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis sativa weighing 13.55 kilograms were found concealed in dried hibiscus flower and stuffed in empty bottle water. The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label Wonder Bitter Root. The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions

It was further learnt that the indigene of Ezza South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State was offered admission to read Tourism and Hotel Management at the Near East University, Cyprus.

NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said;

“During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis Sativa weighing 13.55 kg were found concealed in dried hibiscus flowers and stuffed in empty water bottles.

“The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label ‘Wonder Bitter Root’.

“The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions.”

 

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (Photos)

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (photos)

As looting of government and private properties continue in Lagos, some hoodlums on rampage have taken the looting to the next level.

In a report that has gone viral, hoodlums defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo by removing his iconic glasses.

 

 

 

Information Nigeria recalls that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.

The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist’s contribution to the country’s democracy.

Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;

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Ifa priests hold ritual rites to welcome Oba of Lagos, his staff of office to the palace

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Ifa priests hold ritual rites to welcome Oba of Lagos, his staff of office to the palace

Local priests have held ritual rites to welcome the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu and his staff of office back to the palace.

The ceremony held on Tuesday at Isale Eko area of Lagos State.

The staff of office serves as a symbol of authority of the monarch.

 

Information Nigeria recalls that Oba Rilwan Akiolu was forced out of his palace by some hoodlums who carted away his staff of office, royal shoes and other personal effects on Wednesday, October 21.

In a video shared on Instagram by Media Gist, a lot of traditionalists could be seen gracing the occasion.

According to report, the monarch will be returning to the palace on Wednesday, October 28.

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