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Former aide of governor fayose accused of double murder

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Former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti High Court over an alleged double murder.

The offences were allegedly committed 11 years ago.

Also charged with him is a member of House of Representatives, Mr Thaddeus Aina,  who was absent in court.

 The two men were charged with the murders of the then Holland-based Mr Tunde Omojola and a World Bank Consultant, Dr. Ayodeji Daramola.

The trial was however stalled because of the absence of Aina, said to have gone abroad for medical treatment.

The two murder cases were consolidated at the request of the lawyers to both parties.

Omojola was killed in Ifaki Ekiti in 2006 during a councillorship election while Daramola was murdered in Ijan Ekiti on August 14, 2006.

Both murders were committed under the first term of Governor Fayose.

When the case was brought before Justice Adewale Fowe, on Tuesday, the prosecuting counsel, Mr Adekunle Adetowubo, told the court that Aina, who is currently representing Ekiti North Federal Constituency II, had been flown abroad for medical treatment over undisclosed ailment.

Both Adetowubo and counsel to the defendants, Mr Adedayo Adewumi, sought a brief adjournment and also prayed the court to issue a Witness summon, so that all the witnesses can be brought to court at
the next adjournment date.

Adetowubo said, “My lord, the counsel to the 2nd respondent had told me that he was sick

“The purpose of this case is to prosecute and not to persecute. Again, only the living can be tried and not the dead

“We pray that he recover soon and by the time he will appear, the trial can be heard expeditiously

“We can’t continue with this case until the 2nd defendant appears in court because this is a criminal case

“Ordinarily, we would have requested for a Bench Warrant to bring him to court, but we have done our own findings and we found out that he was truly flown abroad for treatment

“My lord, this adjournment does not mean we are withdrawing the charges against him, we are not even ready for that.

“Some of those granted bail, in this case, could not be found now, but the 2nd respondent has consistently been coming to court. So we want him
granted this opportunity to appear when his health is restored

“What we intended to do today is to mention the case, but under this circumstance, we oblige your lordship to give us a new date so that we can come with our witnesses

“We know that this case has a chequered history but we still need patience since the defendant was only exercising his fundamental rights”, he added.

The Counsel to the respondent aligned with the submission of the prosecuting counsel that a brief adjournment is needed under this circumstance, urging them to tidy up their case for speedy trial of
the accused persons.

In his ruling, Justice Fowe, who had earlier objected to adjournment said: “This matter has stayed for long and I wish we continue now

“But since both parties had sought for this adjournment under the circumstance, I hereby adjourn the case to April 27, 2017, for hearing.

“I also direct that all processes be served on the prosecuting witnesses to appear in court on that day”, he ruled.

(NAN)

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

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Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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