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243 convicted as police arrest another 43 partygoers in Lagos

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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The Lagos State Police command has announced the conviction of 243 people arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols in the State.

The violators were charged before a mobile court for breaching the state order and were fined N20,000 each.

Muyiwa Adejobi the state police spokesperson disclosed this to newsmen.

He said “234 among those tried have met their bail conditions immediately while the remaining nine were taken to the task force office in Oshodi, where their bail conditions were later met,” he said.

Mr Adejobi in a separate statement on Monday said 43 night clubbers were again arrested on Sunday evening for breaching coronavirus protocols at the ECLIPSE NIGHT CLUB in Victoria Island.

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“In continuation of its enforcement of COVID-19 protocols/guidelines in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers, at the Eclipse Night Club, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who has already ordered Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department in the command to be on the prowl for violators of the preventive protocols and orders of the government on halting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, reiterates his zero tolerance for violation of the protocols.

“The police operatives attached to the Maroko Division of the state, on the orders of the CP, went after the deviant clubbers and got them arrested in the club while clustering and clubbing without any regard for the COVID-19 protocols.”

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Police Officer arrested with gang member during robbery operation

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Elekahia Police Division on sunday arrested a police sergeant Ibrahim Odege, and one other person involved in armed robbery at Elekahia Housing Estate.

State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nmadi Omoni, disclosed this in a press statement. He said the two suspects were robbing people and falsefully taking their valuables from them.

Omoni said that the police early arrival to the scene led to the arrest of the two armed robbers, the police division identified one of the suspect Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command and one Sampson Inomoghe from Nembe in Bayelsa State, but resides at Rumuokwrushi in Obio/Akpor LGA.

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He said that the suspects took responsibilities for most of the robberies carried out in that axis. Omoni added that the state commissioner of police, Joseph G. Mukan, strongly condemned the act and ordered the immediate transfer of of the suspects and exhibits to the state Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation.

He appealed to the residents of the area to remain calm and be vigilant, also to work with the police to keep their area safe.

 

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Mercedes Benz With ‘Learner’ Sign Set Ablaze After Crushing 6 Children to Death in Edo

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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Mercedes Benz With ‘Learner’ Sign Set Ablaze After Crushing 6 Children to Death in Edo State. The incident happened in Arue-Uromi, Esan-North East Local Government Area of the state.

According to Eye witnesses, the six children crushed by the Mercedes  were siblings, four girls and two boys, the driver (a learner) was trying to dodge a pothole and swerved to the spot where the kids were playing football.

This incident provoked the residents of the community,  they immediately blocked the road and set the Mercedes Benz ablaze.

This incident was confirmed by the Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Henry Benamaisia.

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I Didn’t Bribe Malami With $5m -Akpabio

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Senator Godswill Akpabio(Minister of Niger Delta Affairs), has denied the news making the rounds that he offered a bribe of $5 million to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to earn his appointment as a sole administrator for the  Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Akpabio said this on Sunday through his media aide Anietie Ekong. he insisted that he would take legal action against frontliners of the news to clear his name and that of AGF.

Ekong said “the attention of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs has been drawn to a piece of fake news, which claimed that Senator Akpabio paid $5 million bribe to Malami and others to secure the appointment of a Sole Administrator for NDDC.

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“We wish to state categorically that this is a piece of malicious concoction manufactured from the pit of hell by mischief-makers. It is a figment of the imagination of the author of the fake news. Akpabio denies the story in its entirety. The authors of the fake news should be ready to back up their claim or face the full wrath of the law.

“The story is a desperate attempt by some unscrupulous bloggers to impugn the integrity of Akpabio and Malami as the claim is not only spurious but utterly ridiculous.

“The fact is that in a suit number ABJ/CS/617/2020 filed by a Civil Society Organization, Forum for Accountability and Good Governance, at a Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ahmed Mohammed had granted an order restraining the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC from performing the functions of the board and accessing the commission’s offices and files.”

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