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Usifo Ataga: Chidinma’s Father, Four Others Charged With Obstruction Of Justice

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The State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti yesterday brought criminal charges against Chidinma’s father, Mr. Onoh Ojukwu and four others.

They were arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates court, for alleged obstruction of justice and failing to report a crime to the law enforcement agencies.

Ojukwu, 57, and Babalola Disu, 42, were charged with obstructing the police from performing their duties and failing to report a crime to the police.

The other three defendants, Jessica Egbochi, 28; Abayomi Olutayo, 23; and Ifeoluwa Olowu, 23, were accused of dishonestly receiving stolen items.

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They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecution counsel, Cyril Ejiofor, alleged the defendants committed the offences on June 18 and 23, at Computer Village, Ikeja, and Alagomeji, Yaba.

Usifo Ataga: Chidinma’s Father, Four Others Charged With Obstruction Of Justice

He alleged that Ojukwu prevented the police from arresting his daughter, Chidinma.

The counsel said the second defendant, Disu, failed to report Ataga’s death to the police.

According to Ejiofor, the other three defendants dishonestly received a MacBook valued at N2.5 million and an IPhone 7 worth N150, 000 belonging to the deceased.

The court heard that the offences contravened Sections 97, 117, 328 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Chief Magistrate Adedayo admitted each defendant to bail to the tune of N1 million with two sureties each in the like sum, which must make a deposit of N20, 000 into the coffers of the chief registrar.

She adjourned till September 6 for mention.

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Obadiah Mailafia Persistently Harassed By DSS Till Death – Sowore

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Ex-Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mailafia Was Hounded By Buhari’s Tyrannical Regime Till He Died—Activist, Sowore Mourns

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has mourned a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.

The 64-year-old development economist died at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.

Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) had said Mailafia, who took refuge in Makurdi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Services (DSS), fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital where he was pronounced dead on Sunday morning.

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The former deputy governor, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, was a known government critic and had advocated for public sector and exchange rate reforms.

Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Obadiah Mailafia Persistently Harassed By DSS Till Death – Sowore

He later graduated top of his class at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978 with BSc.

Mailafia was appointed deputy governor of the CBN in 2005 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) where he served as the chief economist responsible for Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting.

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Reacting on Sunday in a Facebook post and on Twitter, Sowore described the deceased as a powerful voice for social justice.

“Dr. Malafia Obadiah is Dead. He was a powerful voice for social justice, although he was said to have died after a ‘protracted illness’, it is however on record that he was hounded till the very end by the lawless DSS agents of the unconscionable and tyrannical regime of Muhammadu Buhari. Rest In Power, Doc! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo,” the activist wrote

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Housewife arrested for allegedly poisoning 3 stepsons to death

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The Police in Yobe has arrested a 22-year-old housewife, Khadija Yakubu, for allegedly poisoning her three stepsons to death.

One other child who suffered from the poisoning was left in critical condition

The Spokesman of the Command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed the arrest on Friday in Damaturu.

Abdulkarim said that the incident occurred at about 9:00 am on Friday at Makarahuta in Potiskum Local Government Area of the state.

He said that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly gave the children aged between seven and 12, a poisonous tea during breakfast.

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Housewife arrested for allegedly poisoning 3 stepsons to death

“The children were rushed to a hospital after taking tea prepared by the suspect in the early hours of Friday Sept.17, at about 0900hrs.

“ Three of the victims died while receiving treatment and one other remained unconscious,” he said.

The spokesman said the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Potiskum by the suspect’s husband, Alhaji Haruna, at about 1:00 pm.

He said investigation into the case was ongoing with a view to prosecute the suspect.

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Prophetess, woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover with poison

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A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced two women, Onyema Worlu, and Edina Lovelyn-Worleru, to life improvement for causing the death of a man, Israel Georgewill.

Lovelyn-Worleru, a prophetess in a church in Rumuche community, in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state, was said to have prepared a poisonous substance in the name of love portion for Worlu to put in the food of her boyfriend, Georgewill, in 2012.

The trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, in his judgment after over nine years of legal battle, found the two guilty of the crime and convicted them.

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Justice Enebeli convicted them for manslaughter, instead of the murder charge in an earlier suit on the incident.

Prophetess, woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover with poison

The judge held that the prosecution proved its case and that the statements of the first defendant, Worlu, at the police station were voluntarily given.

In the statement, the convict admitted that she administered the love potion as prepared by the prophetess in order to get financial assistance from Georgewill, adding that never knew it would result in his death.

Enebeli, after considering the facts presented by the parties, convicted and sentenced the two women to life imprisonment without any fine option.

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The prosecutor, Chidi Ekah, said the judgment was not only justice for the deceased and his family, but also for the state and Nigeria at large.

He said, “I am happy that this matter has come to an end. It does not mean that I am happy that somebody’s life will be wasted in prison. We do not take delight in that, but the law must take its course. After all, somebody was killed and so the law says if you kill, this is the punishment for you.

“The court was even magnanimous enough to reduce it from murder to manslaughter. I am happy that justice has been served.”

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But counsel for the first defendant, Vincent Chukwu, said his team would appeal the judgment.

“The fight is not over; it will certainly get to the Supreme Court,” Chukwu stated.

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