EFCC grants Reuben Abati bail, Edo suspends traditional ruler for attacking woman and other major headlines you missed today!


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EFCC grants Reuben Abati bail

EFCC has granted bail to former Spokesperson to former President Jonathan, Reuben Abati. The antigraft agency granted him bail today October 27th. He was arrested on Monday October 24th and has been in EFCC custody where he was interrogated for allegedly receiving some money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki who is currently being tried for misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms procurement fund.

As part of his bail conditions, Abati will have to drop his Passport and produce a surety of not below Level 16 in the Civil Service.

Why food prices are skyrocketing – Reno Omokri mocks Minister of Agriculture

According to Reno Omokri, the reason for the increase in the price of a bag of rice is due to the educational qualification of the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh.

Syrian airstrikes kill 35 people, including 11 children after hitting school complex in northwestern Syria 

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian airstrikes hit a school in Northwestern killing 35 people, 11 children and 7 women inclusive on Wednesday night- and the death toll is expected to rise with many in critical condition.
UNICEF, the United Nation’s agency for children, said that the strikes are a war crime.
“It’s a tragedy. It’s an outrage. And if deliberate, it’s a war crime. This latest atrocity may be the deadliest attack on a school since the war began more than five years ago.”” UNICEF executive director Tony Lake said in a statement.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the jets are Syria owned, but they could also be Russia owned as Russia and Syria have joined forces in the constant air attacks in war torn Aleppo area of Syria and many medical and educational facilities have relocated to underground bases to continue operating.

Jose Mourinho apologizes to fans for Man U’s 4-0 trashing by Chelsea

Jose Mourinho, after Man U’s 1-0 win over Man City last night went to the fans stand and apologized to the Old Trafford faithful for Man U’s humiliating 4-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday. He gestured 4-0 with his hands before offering his hands in apology.

EFCC assures pro-Patience Jonathan protesters of fairness and prompt response

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has assured the public of its fairness and readiness to attend to all issues referred to it without any delay.
This assurance was given on Thursday, October 27th, by the South-South Zonal Head of Public Affairs of the Commission, Mr. Oladele Oyewale while receiving some women protesters, who thronged EFCC office in Port Harcourt.

29 year old man arraigned for changing his name to “Sister Julia Imoke” to defraud unsuspecting persons

A man identified as Okunmwendia Victor was also arraigned today before Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin City on a three count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining by false pretense. Okunmwendia 29, a graduate of Delta State university is alleged to have presented himself as Sister Julia Imoke, founder and coordinator of Happy Home Orphanage in his attempt to extort money from unsuspecting persons.

One of the counts reads, “that you Okunmwendia O. Victor ” m” (alias Sister Julia Imoke of Happy Home Orphanage) and others now at large on or about the 24th of January 2016 in Benin city, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of 900 US Dollars from one Ada k. “F” through Western union money transfer under the false pretence that you are sister Julia Imoke, the founder and coordinator of a non existing Happy Home Orphanage, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act,2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act”.
The accused person pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him. Counsel to the Commission, M T Iko asked the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the defendants in prison custody. Attempt by the defense counsel, Osman Idehen to move for bail was refused by the court. Justice Ajoku adjourned the matter to November 16 for trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.

Edo suspends traditional ruler for attacking woman 

The Edo State Government on Thursday said it had suspended the Onojie of Uromi in the Esan North-East Local Government Area, His Royal Highness, Anselm O. Aidenojie, from office for seven days for an alleged assault.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Peter Okhiria, indicated that the Onojie’s suspension was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, and dated October 26, 2016, following the decision of the Edo State Executive Council.

The letter titled, ‘Suspension from office as traditional ruler,’ the government alleged that the traditional ruler allegedly attacked and inflicted grievous bodily harm on one Mrs. Betty Okoebor on September 28, 2016, in public “to the embarrassment of those present and causing disgrace to your otherwise esteemed office.”

The Onojie was alleged to have refused to respond to a query issued by the “appropriate authority” within the stipulated 72 hours, thereby demonstrating total disregard and disrespect for constituted authority.

He was also accused of allegedly travelling out of the country without obtaining permission to further demonstrate his disregard for extant regulations and laws.

The state government urged the traditional to tender an apology to the victim and the Edo State Government within the seven-day period or stand deposed as the Onojie of Uromi.

It explained that the state executive council acted in line with its powers contained in Section 28(1) of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law (1979) and all other laws enabling it and arrived at a conclusion that the said misconduct and other acts of misconduct of the Esan ruler were not only distasteful, but also unbecoming of a traditional ruler of his status.

The statement added, “Based on the above, your Highness has denied yourself of the opportunity of entering a plea against the charges against you that were duly conveyed in writing to you, and therefore in exercise of the powers conferred on the State Executive Council, by virtue of Section 28(1) of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law (1979) and all other laws enabling it in that behalf, has approved your suspension from office as the Onojie of Uromi with immediate effect (and) for a period of seven days, that is, from October 26, 2016, to the November 1, 2016.

“Consequently, within the suspension period, you shall cease to be recognised and treated as a traditional ruler or as the Onojie of Uromi in Edo State and you shall not exercise any powers or function or enjoy any privileges provided for under the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law (1979) and all other relevant provisions under the said law.

“Within the seven-day suspension period, you are required to tender unreserved apologies to your victim, Mrs. Betty Okoebor, and the Government of Edo State. However, if within the said seven days no public apology is tendered by your very self, you will stand deposed as the Onojie of Uromi.”

Efforts by our correspondent to reach the Onojie for comments were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report.

However, it was learnt that the Aidenojie II maintained that he would not react until his subjects reached a decision.

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