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NEW ACTING IG USMAN ALKALI GETS FIRST TEST ON THE JOB: CORRUPTION STENCH UNDER HIS NOSE BY IG MONITORING UNIT SHOCKS PRESIDENCY, CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERS

…As alleged Edo crime kingpin Osakpanwan “Nomoless” perverts & converts IG Monitoring Unit to IG Monsters Unit and VP Osinbanjo charges new IGP to restore public confidence in Police.

By Anta Amatoe, International Reporter for Global Media Radar for Endangered Citizens (GloMREC), Africa Region, with Associate Reporters Usman Bugaje, Yusuf Hauwa and Amber Momodu

A shattering petition to Nigeria’s Presidency and several federal redress commissions has shaken the foundation of the Buhari Administration, some of its international development partners, and called to question again before the international community the integrity of the Nigerian Police, arising from alleged corruption rot and justice perversion for cash by the IG Monitoring Unit under the nose of the new Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

At the heart of the graphic petition and devastating scandal is one Osakpanwan Eriyo, alleged top-notch political thug, strong-arm land grabber and carnage-for-hire gangster said to be known in his police corruptive and society corroding world by the mobster alias “Nomoless.”

The petition portrays how the office of several IGs before the current one supplied Nomoless a retinue of personal police bodyguards whom the accused deploys without restraint as an extension of his violent strong-arm enterprise. For these shocking crime aiding services Nomoless reportedly pays handsome monthly royalty to every sitting IG in other to ensure unfettered impunity in the plying of his menace against society, from his Edo state primary territory to other parts of the country.

Osakpanwan Eriyo, alias Nomoless

Copies of the petition obtained by our news media dated April 6, 2021 were addressed to the President through the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, the Police Service Commission and the National Human Rights Commission, amongst others. The petition’s chilling content, like many others before it by victims of Mr. Osakpanwan across the country, especially Edo state, points to a long standing multi-million naira mafia-style crime franchise the illegal proceeds of which a ring of senior investigation officers and colluding ranking superiors attached to the IG’s office allegedly mine daily into their private pockets. With these, some conscientious insiders in the police force headquarters who loathe what they say has been going on for years in the Nigeria IG’s office, say that they build across the country mansions way above their official salaries which successful industrialists of advance countries would envy.

The image cost to the Nigerian police and consequences shifted to the nation by such high-impact corruption in the highest towers of the country’s police command is best exemplified by the devastating #EndSARS protests and carnage of October last year which spread across most parts of Nigeria and led to irreplaceable loss of lives of both innocent members of the police force and the public, as well as arson, looting and destruction of private and public properties worth billions of naira.

Mafia Type Mayhem

According to the petition signed by Patrick Osayande for Paul Osarenkhoe Chambers and Tony Agu Chambers, on the 28 of February this year, the said Osakpanwan Eriyo “Nomoless,” a near-patent illiterate connected by lakes of cash to the heart of the nation’s Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, led a deadly platoon of his police orderlies and thugs to Uzebu community, one of the many co-joined municipal delineations that form main Benin city metropolis.

👆Above is the petition

As they fanned out towards their targeted circle of residential buildings they opened fire from pump-action rifles like a mafia strike force ahead of a Caterpillar Bulldozer and a second rag-tag band of Mr. Osakpanwan’s hoodlums. The hoodlums made straight for parked vehicles and set them ablaze while the Bulldozer roared into long standing residential buildings and brought them down.

Osakpanwan claimed that the long-standing buildings were developed on his land, without the slimmest strip of paper or court judgment document to show the entire community of Uzebu, an ancient municipal residence.
Several persons scampering for life from the scene of roaring artillery and mayhem were shot in the crossfire of Nomoless’ police minions and his thugs. One of them was ferried to and hospitalized at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where he was treated of injury and post-incident trauma. That grand old elite institution stands till date to testify about the hospitalization and treatment of one of the victims.
When the dislodged residents returned to the scene, it was with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Evbotubu Police Station, the nearest police precinct to the scene of incident, where they had fled and officially lodged complaint of the broad-day mayhem.

Police Area Command Zone 5 simultaneously stepped in at the distress invitation of the triple-trauma victims of violent eviction, arson and demolition, infractions meted to them in broad daylight without recourse to any shadow of the law. For evidence, ample pellets and spent cartridges from the avalanche of Osakpanwan’s police orderlies and thugs were recovered from the scene by the contingents of investigating cops.

Investigation Subversion

Shortly after the police’s recovery of artillery evidence from the scene, matters suddenly got mysterious. The police formation in entire Edo state began to treat the heinous felonies committed by the accused like history of another age that never happened. The victims told our reporters that it became clear to them that Osakpanwan’s open boasts to them during the entire episode were manifesting under their eyes. He is said to have told them that with his “money and connection” with the nations’ top police hierarchy, he was beyond reproach. According to them, it dawned on them that the ugly lava of compromise wrapped in Nigeria’s classical disease of corruption had flowed under the bridge between Osakpanwan’s boated lake of money and the police in Edo territory.

Alarmed, the victims led by one Mr. Fidelis Owen who is the Uzebu community’s secretary, Martins Obakpolor, Sunday Ogbonwan and Victor Omoregbe, lodged the felonies with the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos, which promptly invited the accused. Not once but thrice. The accused blatantly ignored and dismissed Alagbon’s invitation.

The community secretary told our reporters, “Throughout this ugly nightmare, Osakpanwan repeatedly boasted to our faces that the overall Inspector-General of Police of any administration and his Abuja Force Headquarters personnel feed from his palm and are in his pocket. So, again, true to his boast that no police formation in the country could bring his actions to question, it was clear to us that somehow he had again employed superior Abuja Force Headquarters to scuttle Alagbon’s independent investigation of his atrocious brigandage against Uzebu community.”

Lous Edet House, “House of Compromise…”

In a most dramatic twist of events police of IG’s Force Headquarters, Abuja, suddenly invited notable indigenes of Uzebu community who have been in the forefront of baying for justice against Osakpanwan Nomoless. As obedient, law-abiding citizens who thought that relief and justice had come at last from the zenith court of the Nigeria police authority, they eagerly made the journey from Benin to Abuja on March 29, 2021. And walked right into the trap of Osakpanwan’s paid police personnel under the IG’s office.
The investigation and justice subversion syndicate in the IG’s office alleged to be under Osakpanwan’s payroll for mayhem, carnage and immunity from prosecution are led by ACP A.A. Elleman, SP Usman Garba and DSP Aminu Sokoto. These officers ordered the Uzebu community leaders from Benin to be stripped to their pants and herded them into detention where they have remained incarcerated to this hour of going to press. Without so much as a glance at the victims originating complaints and petitions.

Our reporters were told, “That is how it works in the office of the Police Inspector-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where ACP A.A. Elleman, SP Usman Garba and DSP Aminu Sokoto imperiously reign as prosecutors, judges and executioners.”

Our reporters went to town and spoke to a cross section of civil society, NBA, foreign embassy watchers of the Nigerian government and officials of some of Nigeria’s international development partners, including the United Nation Developent Fund, European Union Commission and the German Goethe Institute. Most of them who spoke on conditions of anonymity were unanimous in their disgust.
At a Western embassy whose country has vital trade, military training and hardware pipeline, a senior diplomat, shook his head after perusing our obtained copy of Barr. Paul Osarenkhoe’s petition to the Presidency and said, “The nefarious activities of the Nigerian Police is fairly known to the world. It is the principal reason Nigeria had the grueling #EndSARS protest across your country last year, which spread to some major countries of the world, including mine.”

He continued, “Your police authorities are also the reason why your country (Nigeria) will not leave the dishonorable corrupt nations index list of the world for a pretty long while.” Then he added with a surprising note of hope, “You know, you have a new Inspector-General of Police who was appointed only a few days ago. He could cut a different path for himself, especially now that your country is on edge in many fronts. It does happen in the history of nations. A top government fella comes along that turns the apple cart of corruption for a new dawn, keeps his nose clean and resolutely sets up new ways of doing things. Let’s see how it goes with this one. Afterall your Vice President charged him with the responsibility to restore public confidence in your police. Let’s hope this case will meet your VP’s expectations and put him in the spotlight as a reformer.”

“IGP Alkali & Uzebu 4.”

Many civil society groups across the country have come to learn in the last five days about the tragic travesty of the latest victims of Osakpanwan Nomoless’ police manipulation in the Inspector-General’s office. They have also learned of the latest intrigue of Nomoless, the actual perpetrator of obstruction of police investigations and justice perversion. On March 8, 2021, Nomoless instructed the IGP’s squad alleged to be on his payroll to urge his detained victims to beg him (Osakpanwan) for forgiveness as one of several haughty conditions if they wished to taste freedom or see their families again in the nearest future. And the news is spreading.

Well acquainted with the character of Nomoless and his modus notoriety in the game of turning victims to accused with what they describe as “Osakpanwan’s ill-gotten and ill-deployed money,” they are currently coming together across the geo-political zones of the country to take a common position.

This is a red flag for the new Acting IG to personally and thoroughly investigate what is now being called across social media platforms as “IGP Alkali and Uzebu 4,” akin to the trumped-up Ogoni-9 Victim-to-Condemned Saro-Wiwa travesty of November 10, 1995, a watershed in world history of judicial verdicts which the then Prime Minister of Britain described as ‘judicial murder.”

A large section of the Nigeria media is also watching. Before going to press we learned that they are also making the same demand of the new Acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba. A really simple demand. Investigate the real Osakpanwan Eriyo, alias Nomoless now, and Usman Alkali might just find a deep appalling can of worms in the best friend of Elleman, Usman Garba and Kabiru Sokoto.

© Global Media Radar for Endangered Citizens (GloMREC)

Breaking News: One Love Foundation Sets up Legal Team to Compel Lawmakers Render Account on Constituency Projects

One Love Foundation, led by Chief Patrick Eholor also known as Ultimate Equal has set up yet another Legal Team to tackle Senators and Members of the House of Representatives on the Transparency and Execution of Constituency Projects.

In his avowed desire to ensure transparency in governmental processes in Nigeria, Chief Patrick has constituted a Special Legal Team to interrogate the process of the contracting and execution of Constituency Projects among Legislators in Nigeria.

Senator Matthew Urhogide

The Legal Team will work with the Freedom of Information Act to unravel the following:

Nature of constituency projects, location, sums budgeted with evidence of the appropriation act, evidence of monies released to the contractors, particulars of directors of companies that execute same, and state of completion of each of the constituency projects.

Senator Francis Alimikhena

Others include evidence of completion of the constituency projects, evidence of handing over of same, nature of the constituency projects in 2021 budget, location of same and particulars of directors for the purpose of monitoring, etc.

The Legal Team shall hit the ground running by Tuesday the 6th April, 2021, and will begin with lawmakers from Chief Eholor’s home state, Edo.

Senator Clifford Odia

These include:
1. Senator Clifford Odia,
Senator Representing Edo Central Senatorial District in the Senate ,
Constituency Office ,
Uromi;

2. Senator Francis Alimikhena,
Senator Representing Edo North in the Senate,
Constituency Office,
Auchi;

3. Senator Mathew Uroghide,
Senator Representing Edo South Senatorial District in the Senate ,
Constituency Office ,
Benin City.

Honourable Ogbeide Ihama

Others include the Edo State House of Representatives members, beginning with Honourable Ogbeide Ihama who represents Oredo/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.

Submit Yourself to the CCB for Arraignment, One Love Foundation tells Danladi Umar, CCT Chairman

The President of the One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor also known as Ultimate Equal has asked Danladi Umar, the embattled Chairman of the the Code of Conduct Tribunal, to recuse himself from any further sitting and step down as Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in view of his recent reprehensible conduct.

According to Eholor, the violent attack on a poor security guard at Banex Plaza, Abuja, which caused the guard grievous bodily harm, is unbecoming of a judicial officer or lawyer.

In a statement on Saturday the 3rd of April in Abuja, Chief Eholor deprecated the continued stay in Office of Danladi Umar despite the incontrovertible evidence that his conduct is at variance with his office and the fact that he has lost any moral or legal fibre whatsoever, to continue to stay in office as Chairman n of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Chief Eholor asked Danladi Umar to submit himself before the Code of Conduct Bureau for him to be arraigned according to the establishment Act of the Bureau , before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a very good reason for him to recuse himself and step down”

Danladi Umar Attack on Banex Plaza Security: An Xray

By J. S Okutepa SAN, (This article is published based on the efforts of Chief Patrick Eholor, founder, One Love Foundation

On 30th of March 2021, one Ibraheem Al-Hassan said to be Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, CCT HQ, issued press statement in defence of what appears to be assaults committed by or against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar.

In the said Press Statement by the media aide to the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar it was stated that it was rather the CCT Chairman that was assaulted.

Because of what I intend to say I will set out in full the press statement as reported in the media.

It reads:
“Our attention was drawn on a report from some online publication with a video cliff suggesting Hon Chairman, Justice Danladi Y. Umar assaulted a Security Guard at Banex Plaza.

To start with, the said plaza has been his usual place of visits for the past 18 years for shopping and repairs of his phones, and in all these periods there have never been any time he had any turmoil with anybody.

Unfortunately, yesterday’s altercations started over a packing lot, which Chairman met vacant and it was directly opposite a shop he want to make a purchase and to fixe his phone, when the young Security guard sighted him, he ordered that Chairman should not pack his car in that particular empty space, but Chairman asked why, the security guard couldn’t convinced chairman, though Chairman didn’t identify himself, because to him is needless and is a place he visited often, but the boy was rode in his approached and threaten to deal with Chairman if he refuse to leave the scene.
Again, if Chairman had went there to cause trouble or intimidate some one, as suggested in the report, he would have gone there in his full official paraphernalia, but he went there alone with his younger brother.

The Police men seen in the video cliff were not the Chairman’s police team, they were policemen operating around the plaza whom at first instance intervened before the arrival of police team from Maitama Police station. As the few policemen in the complex were apparently overwhelmed by the mobs, consisting of BIAFRAN boys throwing matches and shape object to his car, which led to deep cut and dislocation in one of his finger, causing damage to his car, smashing his windscreen.
At a point he attempted to leave the scene, these same miscreants, BIAFRAN boy ordered for the closure of the gate thereby assaulting him before the arrival of police team from Maitama police station.

An incident like this when it happened, sympathy usually goes to the low personalities. Though is unfortunate as I said, it ought not to have happened.

Ibraheem Al-Hassan,
Head, Press & Public Relations.
CCT HQ.
Abuja.
March, 30th 2021”

To start with this press statement if truly it came from CCT, is an admission that the chairman of CCT went to Banex Plaza on the day in question and there were altercations.

It also admits that the Chairman Mr Danladi Umar, parked his car in a place which was not meant for him to park.

The Chairman was approached to re-park his car.
He challenged the authority of the security man to request him to re-park his car. Instead of respecting himself and obey the instruction of the security man, the Chairman refused to obey.

The Chairman argued with the security man. That arguments led to fight and assaults and the Chairman was wounded. Police were invited.

Without attempting blames or passing judgment on any of the parties, and even the grammatical and other errors in this press statement, it is necessary to point out that the Chairman of CCT is not an ordinary Nigerian.

He occupied a position which is not only sensitive but a position that is clothed with garments to enforce code of conduct against public officers.
See item 3 of the 3rd schedule to the 1999 constitution as amended.The Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act under which the Chairman of CCT was appointed expected the highest degree of unimpeachable integrity from the chairman and by the law the chairman is indeed to mirror the aims and objectives of the Bureau in public.

The Chairman was expected to display highest degree of standards of morality and to ensure that his behaviour and actions in public conform to the highest standards of public morality. Apart from that, the chairman is a lawyer and as lawyer he has a duty to endure that he uphold and observe the rule of law, promote and foster the cause of justice, maintain a high standards of professional conduct and shall not engage in conduct unbecoming of a legal Practitioner.

Clearly from the press statement, the Chairman was told not to park in the place he parked. He refused on the arguments that the space was free. How did the Chairman know that the place was free. He disobeyed lawful orders of the security man.

The Chairman by his position ought not to engage in public altercations and arguments which has the capacity and was capable of putting his position and office into public approbium, odium and ridicules.

From the press statement of the CCT which cannot be issued without the approval of the chairman and which press statement has not been denied by CCT HQ, it is my respectful view that the Chairman’s conduct in the circumstances in engaging in public altercations with security man was undignified of the office of Chairman of CCT. That conduct ought not to be celebrated by any right thinking members of the society. As lawyer and chairman of CCT no reasonable person should celebrate the conduct of the chairman as corroborated by the press statement. The government must not allow this matter to be swept under the carpets. It is not one of those issues that should be treated with levity.

The HAGF and FGN must not condone this conduct. It must take action.The Chairman cannot be allowed to be sitting over conduct of other public officers when his conduct is in public court. Justice is rooted in confidence and this confidence will be destroyed if nothing is done to restore confidence in the credibility of CCT.

Vanguard for the Independence of the Judiciary, One Love Foundation Commends JUSUN for joining Fight for Judiciary

The Vanguard for the Independence of Judicial (V4IJ) and One Love Foundation has both commended the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) National Leadership for joining the Fight for the Independence of the Judiciary in Nigeria ,saying the time is now for Stakeholders to Fight for Independence of the Judiciary, following the unpalatable occurrences recently which could emasculate the Judiciary.

In a Joint Statement issued in the evening of Thursday the 1st of April ,2021,in Abuja ,by the President of the Vanguard for the Independence of the Judiciary (V4IJ)-Douglas Ogbankwa Esq and the President of the One Love Foundation ,Chief Patrick Eholor,the Groups stated thus:

“The Momentum for the Independence of the Judiciary is at its fever pitch and we are enthused by the timely and timeous Intervention of the Umbrella Body of all Judiciary Workers in Nigeria.The Advantage of having a Financial Autonomous Judiciary is unassailable.

“Only Enemies of true Democracy will oppose an Independent Judiciary which is an Asset to the Weak and the Strong at all times .We call on all the Governors to abide by the Constitution , which they swore to protect,else there will be dare consequences from the Law.

“Our Governors are not gods and they should be in the mistaken believe that they can do anything and get away with it .The Law shall catch up with each and every one of those Governors that desecrate the temple of Justice by tampering with the money earmarked for the Judiciary. Freedom looms and a discerning mind must realize that change is. Change is a challenge to the adventurous and a Threat to the obscure insecure”, the Statement concluded

One Love Foundation, activists, celebrities to storm Abuja High Court for #EndSARS protesters vs Okeke case

One Love Foundation(OLF), a human rights organization will tomorrow, 30th March 2021 storm the Abuja High Court for the hearing of a case instituted by one Kenechukwu Okeke against #EndSARS protesters.

According to Chief Patrick Eholor, President of OLF, members of the organization will be at the court in solidarity with the protesters who were sued to court by Okeke.

Activists and celebrities expected at the hearing include
Deji Adeyanju, Omoyele Sowore, Falz, Davido, Yemi Alade and Yul Edochie.

The FCT High Court is to hear all applications and determine whether or not the suite in CR/49/2021, is to be quashed or not in this regard.

There have been insinuations that Minister of State for Labour, Barrister Festus Keyamo is the one sponsoring the lawsuit against the protesters.

However, this insinuation has not yet been confirmed as calls put across to him were neither answered nor returned.

One Love Foundation sets up Legal Team to tackle Independence of Judiciary, Legislature and LG Autonomy

A Policy Think Tank that fights for the good of Public Interest has set up a National Legal Team (to be revealed later, due to strategic planning), to fight for the Independence of the Judiciary ,the Independence of the Legislature and Local Government Autonomy. A Statement by the Founder of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor, otherwise known as Ultimate Equal states thus:”Nigeria is not living in a State of Nature, but a Society governed by Laws and Statutes.Section 121 (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ,1999 (As Amended),by the 4th Alteration states that all monies standing to the Credit of the Judiciary shall be paid directly to the Heads of Court . Executive Order 10 of 2020,issued under the hand and seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ,President Muhammadu Buhari further reinforced the Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary. Ditto to the Legislature and Local Government AutonomyGovernment should get ready.The Chicken is coming home to roost !

Activist Eholor warns land speculators, illegal transactors, against encroachment on his property

The president of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, has warned land speculators and illegal merchants from encroaching on his lands, especially a particular piece of land measuring 1000 feet by 1500 feet, situated along Benin Sapele Road, Iyanomho, Benin City.

Eholor also called the attention of the general public against getting duped by fake land agents who will direct them to his lands, pretending it’s their own, only for them to dupe the unsuspecting person.

In a public notice made available to our newsroom on Friday, 26th March, 2021, Eholor, also known as Ultimate Equals directed the public to Mr Amiolemen Noah, whom he has given the Power of Attorney to conduct transactions regarding the land in question.

A Caveat Emptor was also made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd, and it read thus:

“This is to inform the general public that the land measuring 1000 feet by 1500 feet, lying and situated along Benin Sapele Road, Iyanomho, Benin City, belong to Chief Patrick Eholor.

“He became the owner first through purchase and thereafter by court judgement in suit no B/239/2011, delivered on the 10th day of December, 2018.

“The attention of the owner of the land, Chief Eholor has been drawn to the activities of persons trespassing on various portions of the land obviously without the consent of the owner. This action is illegal, criminal and actionable in civil suit.

“Please take note that any land purportedly transferred to anybody by a person or persons other than the owner, Chief Patrick Eholor, or his appointed attorney is null and avoid.

“Please call Comrade Idemudia, (09073333893) or Barrister Austin (08185785368) for the avoidance of doubt.”

Akwa Ibom Court jails UNICAL Professor for manipulating election results

A High Court in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Thursday, sentenced a professor of the University of Calabar, Peter Ogban, to three years in prison for announcing false election result during the 2019 general elections.

The professor of science who served as the returning officer in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District in 2019, was said to have manipulated results from Oruk Anam and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas.

The prosecutor, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, told the court that Prof Ogban altered the results of the election to favour the All Progressives Congress, APC, against its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The result was manipulated in favour of the APC candidate, Godswill Akpabio who was seeking reelection to the Senate.

Earlier in a court session, Ogban had told the court how the results of the election were falsified to give the APC an unfair advantage over PDP.

The PDP’s candidate, Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor in Akwa Ibom State, defeated Mr Akpabio in the election which was gripped by pockets of violence.

Akpabio was subsequently appointed as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Edo NBA Human Rights Committee calls for restructure of Police Stop and Search Operations

… Says Attitude of Police Officers Hostile and Intimidating

The Chairman and members of the Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) the Lion Branch, has paid a courtesy visit on the Commissioner of Police, Edo State.

The Chairman of the Committee seized the opportunity to inform the Commissioner of Police of the persisting problem of stop and searches in the state and that the attitude of a lot of officers conducting stop and searches are abhorrent and in violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens of Edo State amongst other things.

While welcoming the guests, the Commissioner agreed that while they do their best in the course of performing their tasks, there might be random actions which might fall short of the mark and a collaboration between the Human Rights Committee/citizens and the Nigerian Police force will go a long way to bridge this gap.

He described Edo State as a State where the indigenous love peace and are hardworking, contrary to his expectations when he was transferred here and affirmed that he ever available and ready to resolve complaints of human rights violations against his officials and perform his duty of protecting the State.