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See Man Who Wrote WAEC For House Of Representatives Member

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A man who had the nerve to write the WAEC examinations for a Nigerian lawmaker, has been exposed and dragged to face the law.

The case of certificate forgery against the federal House of Representatives member, Nse Ekpenyong, continued Thursday at the Federal High Court, Uyo, with the arraignment of a man who allegedly wrote WAEC examinations for the lawmaker.

Mr. Ekpenyong is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and represents the Oron Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State.

He was first arraigned on March 30 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on nine count charges for allegedly forging WAEC certificate and a diploma certificate of the Abia State Polytechnic.

According to a court document, the lawmaker filed the “forged” documents with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, when he contested the House of Representatives election in 2015.

His alleged accomplice, Okon Bassey, was put in the dock, alongside the lawmaker as the court read out an amended 16 count charges against them.

The EFCC lawyer, Ahmedu Arusha, told the court that the amendment of charges was necessitated by the arrest and arraignment of Mr. Bassey.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A mild drama occurred in the courtroom when the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Arogha, applied for adjournment of the case on grounds of “fairness” to Mr. Bassey whom he said was just being served with the charges, but Mr. Bassey’s lawyer, Inibehe Edet, opposed the application, saying they were ready and willing that the case should go on.

Mr. Ekpenyong’s lawyer, Ekpenyong Ntekim, also opposed the EFCC’s application for adjournment.

Mr. Ntekim said the second defendant, Mr. Bassey, had been in the EFCC’s custody since May 22 and that the Commission had enough time to prepare and prosecute the case.

Mr. Ntekim, who said that his client, the lawmaker, had a constitutional right to face his trial within a reasonable time, urged the court to use its discretion and proceed with the case.

The presiding judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu, said the prosecution had asked for adjournment only on two occasions in the case.

The court adjourned the case to October 9 and 10 for continuation of hearing. It also granted Mr. Bassey bail in the sum of N2 million.

Outside the courtroom, the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Arogha, told Premium Times that by insisting on an adjournment he was avoiding the “landmines” that the defense lawyers were setting for him.

Mr. Arogha said he had already called four witnesses in the case before the arraignment of the second defendant (Mr. Bassey) and that in order to comply with the principles of fair hearing he needed to bring back the witnesses so that they could give their testimonies before the second defendant.

“Whether the second defendant would want to cross-examine the witnesses after their testimonies, is entirely the defendant’s business,” he said.

Source: Naijaloaded

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Lady buys carton of indomie with COVID-19 sticker in Akwa Ibom

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Lady buys carton of indomie with COVID-19 sticker in Akwa Ibom

A Nigerian lady has lamented over the insensitivity of some Nigerians who go about selling what rightfully belongs to the citizens of the country.

In a Facebook post, the lady, Inemesit Green-Nathaniel said she bought a carton of Indomie and removed a new sticker found on it. It turned out to be a covid-19 sticker, stating that the indomie is not for sale.

 

To her utmost surprise, after removing the “indomitable” sticker, she found COVID19 sticker, underneath it.

“I don’t really know what took my mind to this pack of indomie in my house, I decided to remove this new sticker from it, lo and behold at the back of it I saw Covid 19, Not for sale.

So all this while I have been buying my own right? So if you are looking for warehouse in Akwa ibom, our own palliatives has been sold out to us. HOW HEARTLESS CAN PEOPLE BE?”, She lamented.



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Lekki Toll Gate Future Proceeds Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality: Tinubu

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Lekki Toll Gate Future Proceeds Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality: Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state has stated that the future proceeds from Lekki toll gate be donated to victims of late endSARS protest in Lagos.

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.

 

 

Read his statement below;

“Today, I speak to those who believe in the importance of, and want to know, the truth,” Tinubu said.

“The slander aimed at me is based on the untruth that I own the toll gate concession. The hate mongers prevaricate that I ordered the Lekki assault because the protests had caused me to lose money due to the interruption of toll gate activity,” Tinubu said.

“The toll gate is a public asset. Given what has happened, I would like to propose to the government that the toll gate be left closed for an indefinite period.

“If it is reopened, revenues should be donated to the confirmed victims of the Lekki attack as well as to other identifiable victims of police brutality in Lagos.

“Let government use the money to compensate and take care of those who have lost life or limb in the struggle for all citizens to go about the quiet, peaceful enjoyment of life without fear of undue harassment at this or that checkpoint,” he said.

“Although equipped with prior notice of the imminent trespass, I did not call anyone to seek or request for the army or police to deploy let alone attack, kill, or injure those who razed and vandalized these properties.

“I did not want any bloodshed. These elements, mostly hirelings of my political opponents, wreaked their havoc and destroyed those buildings and facilities and I thank God that the employees of these two media institutions managed to escape largely unharmed,” he said.

”In good opinion, it is illogical that he allowed damage to his investments but ordered: “soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest”.

“Why would I be so moved as to instigate the army to attack peaceful, law-abiding people at the toll gate where I have no pecuniary stake, yet lift not a single finger to stop hired miscreants bent on setting fire to these important media investments?”.

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Nigerian leaders constantly leaves me heart broken – Singer Orezi

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Nigerian leaders constantly leaves me heart broken – Singer Orezi

Orezi, famous  Nigerian singer has stated that the fraudulent and corrupt activities of Nigerian leaders constantly breaks his heart.

The singer made this known in a series of tweets he sent out recently.

According to him, political leaders should be held accountable and made to face justice when found culpable of a crime.

He wrote,

“The only reason this politician do this and have the nerve to sleep well at night is because they are not sleeping in KIRIKIRI YET , they commit all this sorts of crimes against the same people who put them in power , Oppress them and the JUDICIARY SYSTEM STILLS FAVOURS them.

“I REPEAT UNTILL OUR POLITICIANS START GOING TO JAIL FOR ALL THIS BROAD DAY LIGHT CRIMES WITH EVIDENCES STARING AT US IN THE EYE NIGERIA WILL NEVER BE GREAT

“This past week has been my worst as a Nigerian living in Nigeria , I have been sad , angry , pained , cried , I can’t mehn !! TIRED GOD GIVE US THE STRENGTH !! ITS NOT EASY, EVERYBODY GO GET YOUR PVC !! na the only way oooo ”.

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