Mercy Aigbe: Lagos state demands transfer of case files

The Lagos State Government has written to the Nigerian Police force to forward the duplicate of the case file on the alleged assault on the Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe by her husband, Lanre Gentry.

The request for the case file, Vanguard gathered shows Government’s resolve not to back down from the case between the actress and her husband.

Vanguard gathered that the resolve to write the Police was sequel to the result of the medical check-up conducted on the actress that indicated alleged assault by her husband.

 It was learned that aside writing to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigative Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos Mainland Local Government, DPP also copied other relevant agencies, to alert them of its plan. 

The State Government argued that the assault contravene sections 171, 243 and 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. It would be recalled that Coordinator of the State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour- Adeniyi, had during his sensitization programmes argued that Domestic Violence is a crime committed against the State.

 She explained that if anyone is beaten or suffered abused, the State is also being abused, noting, we must begin to renew our mindsets and treat Domestic Violence for what it is; a crime against the State. 

Also, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, had during this year’s ministerial briefing said: “The DPP is committed to ensuring that all offenders are brought to book thereby discouraging impunity in our society. “We are also committed to speedy trials, especially so that suspects are not detained for too long awaiting trial. It is our belief that both the victims of a crime and the alleged offenders deserve to have their cases resolved at the earliest possible time,” he added.


Let’s tell you about the Ondo school where teachers collect pupils’ nails and blood sample for rituals

Two teachers were arrested in Ondo state for collecting pupils' nails and blood sample for ritual purpose!

According to reports, the teachers identified as Sola Kalejaiye and Blessing Omowera collected the samples with the intent of using them for rituals.

The state police command in a statement released, said Omowera who is a teacher at Heritage Nursery and Primary School, Ondo town, had called two of her pupils, both three year old, forward to cut their nails.

In the process, she cut their finger and used a cloth to clean the blood stain and thereafter collected both the cut nails and the blood stained cloth. On getting home, one of the pupils informed her father, Ambrose Akinnodi, what happened in school. Her father then lodged a complain at a police station.


How Funke Akindele brought hubby, JJC Skillz’s dream to a reality

Funke Akindele & JJC

No one knows how things would have played out had their paths not crossed. But one thing is sure, Nollywood star, Funke Akindele,
better known as Jenifa is a mighty blessing to her hubby Abdul Rasheed
Bello, better known as JJCSkillz; and he is not hiding it.

At the recent screening of their first joint project, a drama series
which takes into account the travails of budding artistes, JJCSkillz
disclosed that the project was gathering dust in his study until his
wife breathed new life into it. The drama merged the world of music,
movies and media into one.

Funke kindele
Screening of the pilot episode of ‘Industreet’ which took place at
IMAX Cinema Lekki attracted guests like, Joke Silva, Rita Dominic,Toke
Makinwa, Ice Prince, Kayswitch, Kate Henshaw, Adunni Adewale, Moet
Abebe, Ariyike...


Father, children punish passer-by in weird way for urinating near residence

A man, his children and other family
members have been arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly lynching
a 60-year-old man who urinated by their residence.

Pius Inaiwe was said to have been killed
by the suspects for passing urine in their compound in Jiwa, a
community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council.
It was learnt that Inaiwe went into a coma after he was assaulted by the suspects.
He was subsequently rushed to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the medical personnel.
Our correspondent gathered that the
incident, which occurred last Thursday, caused an uproar in the
community resulting in an attempt by some youths to attack the suspects
involved in the assault on the deceased.
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