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Court orders DSS and SSS to produce Ifeanyi Ubah in court within 72 hours

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The  Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday gave an order mandating the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS) and the Department of State Security to ensure that  Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah appears before the court within 72 hours of the court order.

The court also asked that the agencies in the alternative should show cause why he should not be released unconditionally or upon such conditions as the court may see fit in the circumstance. Justice Idris adjourned the matter delineated FHC/L/CS/644/2017 till May 12, 2017 for mention.

The court order was given following an application of Motion Exparte dated May 5, 2017 and filed on May 8, 2017, by Dr Ubah and Capital Oil and Gas Limited, praying the court for an order of court asking that the SSS and DSS should within 48 hours show cause why he should not be released unconditionally or upon such conditions as the court may see fit in the circumstances.

Ubah and Capital Oil had filed the suit before the court pursuant to the Fundamental Right (Enforcement Procedure) Rules 2009 against the DSS, SSS and seven others.

Other defendants in the suit alongside the two defendants are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Chairman of the Economic and Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), NNPC Retail Limited and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). In an affidavit of urgency in support of the application sworn to by a legal practitioner with Capital Oil, George Oranuba, it was averred that Ubah and Capital Oil commenced a suit against the respondents by Originating summons seeking several declaratory and injunctive reliefs for the protection of their fundamental rights which has been violated or is likely to be violated by the respondents.

He added that when the suit came up before the court, they were granted leave to serve originating summons on the respondents and this was done on April 28, 2017. He stated further that despite the pendency of the suit, the EFCC and SSS still invited Ubah to their office on the issue that is already the subject matter of the suit.

He concluded that if the court does not intervene by granting the reliefs sought, the respondents will keep Ubah in their custody where he may be coerced into acceding to whatever conditions imposed on him in exchange of his freedom as previously done to him during incarceration between March 24 to April 14, 2017.

Source : ( Linda Ikeji )

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba State Government has announced that it has set up a task force to recover looted items as well as assess the level of damage done to private and government facilities in four local government areas of the state.

The deputy governor, Haruna Manu, inaugurated the 11-man committee on Friday in Jalingo.

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The Deputy Governor stated that the task force is being constituted to right the wrongs of the rampaging youths during the lootings carried out between October 24 and 27.

The Deputy Governor also charged the task force to identify persons who aided and abated the lootings.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

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The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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